Vacancy for an Officer for Buddying, Advocacy & Transitions


Officer for Buddying, Advocacy and Transitions (BAT)
(0.8 fixed term to 30 September 2021)

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator and Special Educational Needs (SEN) youth worker with experience of arts participation, at Wac Arts, a charity which offers inclusive performing arts for young people between the ages of 5 and 30.

Working within the Inclusion team, you will coordinate the day to day delivery of the Buddying, Advocacy and Transitions (BAT) services including 10 hours a week direct delivery to children and young people. You will support the wider staff team to maintain administrative systems and ensure that effective monitoring processes are in place, across the commissioned services for the supply of short breaks and other activities for disabled children. Additionally, you will enable integration of the BAT service within Wac Arts’ inclusive programme offer, facilitating pathways for young people, within and external to Wac Arts.

You must be passionate about the importance of inclusive participative arts, with the ability to connect with and engage young people and families, the local authority and relative agencies. You must have proven experience in an administration role and in supporting young people with SEN and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) in and through arts activities, enabling personal development and progression.

The post requires regular Saturday and evening work. The role is offered on a 0.8 (4-day week) basis.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter (no more than two pages) outlining your interest in the role and how your skills and experience meet the job description and person specification. Please also complete the equality and diversity monitoring form. At Wac Arts we are looking for interest from people who reflect the diversity of London and the communities we serve.

Please submit the above required documents by email to Jo Yeoman, Head of Youth Inclusion – by 9am on Monday 2 November.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 10 November. Opportunity to observe programme delivery will be available to second round candidates on Wednesday 11 November, 4-7pm.