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Theatre Commission – The Horsfall

We are looking for a Theatre company/ Theatre practitioner to plan, facilitate and deliver a youth led project supporting young people in creating a unique piece of theatre which will reflect on young people place and reflections on the city.

We at 42nd st understand that young people negotiate various challenges living and working in a complex modern urban society. Many narratives around young people focus around risk, violence and concern when we know that young people need celebrating, supporting and to be listened to. We want to highlight the spirit and energy and the potential of Manchester young people.

The selected artist(s)/ theatre company will work with young people known to The Horsfall with various abilities and levels of confidence ( aged between 13-25). The group will be made up of a core group of around 12 young people (aged between13-25) who attend the Horsfall on a weekly basis with an additional 10/15 attending or contributing to aspects of the piece should this be necessary ( photographers, designers, consultants, helpers etc,)

Key Dates/ Schedule for tender:-

• Applications open- 26th February 2020

• Applications close – 5pm 18th March 2020

• Interviews by youth panel w/c 23rd March 2020

• Successful candidate(s) notified by 31st March 2020

• Delivery phase start and finish April 2020 – September 2020 dates negotiated
with the Creative Producer

• Performance event to take place towards the end of the project- with the support of The Horsfall staff.


There is a budget of £13.000 (Inclusive of VAT) available for delivery and production of this project. This budget is inclusive of all artist fees and materials involved in both the co-ordination, delivery and production of the project. Please note there is a separate budget for travel and refreshments for the young people involved that Horsfall staff will manage in consultation with the selected artist.

There is possible additional funding to tour the theatre piece throughout Greater Manchester in 2021. This will be negotiated with the Creative producer and the successful candidate/ company.

If you would like to submit an expression of interest please send 
information detailed to Rod.kippen@42ndstreet.org.uk by 5pm 18th March 2020.

Theatre commission – Job Description and Person Spec

HR Manager

  • Grade: NJC Pts. 30-35 (£32,878 – £37,849) (pro rata)
  • Contract end date: Fixed term for one year, subject to funding with the possibility of extension
  • Annual Leave: 27 days per annum (pro rata)
  • Hours of work: 30 hours per week
  • Job Summary: You will be an experienced HR professional, career focused and driven to develop people, and organisational practice. You will be an excellent communicator, matched by a real attention to detail, planning and be deadline focused. You will have a rigorous approach to maintaining confidentiality, information governance and data protection standards.
    You will manage all HR systems and processes at 42nd Street. This will include full cycle recruitment processes and those for new, current and exiting staff. You will manage sickness and annual leave systems, analysing trends, reporting and making recommendations to the executive team. You will review and develop organisational HR policies, advising the executive and Board of changes in legislation, best practice approaches.
    You will liaise will staff across the organisation, and provide training to ensure all staff are confident in their understanding of HR policy and practice. You will work closely with our external HR consultants, particularly in matters relating to informal and formal staff performance processes. You will provide mediation and support line managers to managing conflict effectively.
    You will be pro-active in identifying and implementing HR initiatives such as staff benefits, staff relations based on annual surveys, evaluations and informal feedback.

Deadline of Monday 24th February at 5pm.

Interviews: March 2020

Before making an application candidates should have a conversation with Simone Spray on 0161 228 7321

If you require an application pack in a particular format, please contact us on: 0161 228 7321 or e-mail theteam@42ndstreet.org.uk.

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