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Project Manager/Practitioner

Full time practitioner position

We are looking for a creative, inspirational, proactive and experienced Practitioner/Project Manager with a proven track record of working in education settings and experience of working with students with SEMH needs and those facing numerous disadvantages. You will most likely have experience working with Key Stage 3 and above.

You will help deliver our exciting creative digital media offer to young people across Torbay and South Devon, working with mainstream schools, special schools, community centres, community events, those engaging with the justice service and our own alternative provision.

Your role will be based from our studios in Paignton. Your day will require time spent on project management as well as planning and delivering high quality sessions to young people as and when required. You will need to be dedicated to improving the lives and outcomes of vulnerable young people who face multiple challenges.

You will oversee some of our projects which aim at improving the wellbeing and aspirations of some of the most vulnerable young people in the South West. This role will involve monitoring and reporting as well as planning and delivering high quality provision to the young people we work with.

You will have experience of managing projects in some form, as well as working with young people. You will also have experience of using creative digital technologies, especially around music/broadcasting/visual/design.

The successful candidate will be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. You will be supported by an experienced team of colleagues in this exciting opportunity involving the development of our provision.

To apply: complete our application form



Start date: ASAP (negotiable)
Application deadline: 27 May 2024

£24,000 to £28,000 depending on experience per annum.

Full Person Spec PDF


To deliver on workshops and 1:1 learning sessions 
Oversee some of our funded project work and commissions
Developing resources
Develop project-based learning programmes
Attend training relevant to the role
Attending local network meetings
Supporting quality framework
Liaising with partners
Reporting to senior management on an on-going basis
Contributing to behaviour management of vulnerable participants
Contribute to monitoring and evaluation
Being aware of, and complying with, policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns appropriately
Communicating with other staff across the other Sound Communities strands
Contributing to CPD

Working Schedule

37.5 Hours a Week. From the Sound Communities office space/studios.

This is initially a 12-month contract, subject to successful 3-month probationary period.

What's Included

Opportunity to work for an award-winning and fast-growing organisation providing fantastic opportunities for disadvantaged young people in the Southwest
Annual leave equivalent to 30 days (not including bank holidays)
Newly refurbished studios located close to the sea/beach and town centre. Our workspacesare a specialist collaborative provision for students who are at risk of high levels of fixed-period or permanent exclusion, predominantly for students who need additional behavioural, social, emotional or mental health support
Laptop provided
Funded Enhanced DBS
Ongoing training opportunities in creative media arts with trauma-informed approaches to supporting mental health and neurodiversity for young people.