Artists wanted to co-deliver creative wellbeing programmes for young people

8 September 2017

Following the successful delivery of Telling Your Story in Hastings/Bexhill secondary schools in 2016/2017, Culture Shift is now recruiting two arts practitioners to join the team and work on Telling Your Story (secondary) and Space to Create (primary) in 2017/2018.

We will be working with six schools in Hastings/Bexhill and are looking for a team of three practitioners to work across the six schools. Each programme involves 8 x 2 hour sessions, for groups of 8-12 children/young people, and is led by two practitioners.

Each programme is designed to provide a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space in which children and young people explore their own creativity, build confidence, and  explore and problem solve around issues in their lives.  Children and young people are referred to the programmes by schools, often those needing additional support around emotional health and wellbeing.

We are looking to recruit two practitioners, ideally to work across both programmes. We’d like people who can work flexibly and creatively in response to a group’s interest and needs.  Most importantly you will need experience of working with vulnerable children and young people, the ability to establish a good rapport with young people and good communication skills.  We would welcome applicants with youth work or counselling/therapeutic skills. You should have a current DBS check and public liability insurance.

Fee:  £890/1190 per programme (higher rate for lead artist to include additional responsibilities)

Please email a CV and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, skills and interest and send to Catherine Orbach at by 29 September 2017.

Any questions email Catherine or call on 07796 306995.

Follow up informal interviews in Hastings Friday 6 October between 10-2.00pm

The programmes are funded by BBC Children in Need and Hastings and Rother CCG Reducing Health Inequalities funding.