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Creative Arts Co-Ordinator

Added 24th January 2023

HideOut Youth Zone’s state-of-the-art £6.6m facility opened in September 2020 to provide an engaging and inspiring place for thousands of young people aged 8 – 19 (up to 25 for those with additional needs) to spend their leisure time. Open 7-nights a week, 52-weeks a year plus school holidays, the Youth Zone’s incredible facilities include a 3G pitch, skate park, 30ft climbing wall, boxing/mixed martial arts gym, 4-court sports hall, sensory room, fitness suite, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites and much more.

The Creative Arts Co-Ordinator role

We’re looking for a passionate and dedicated individual to shape and create a first-class programme of creative arts activities for the young people of Manchester. You will design and deliver arts activities for young people as well as provide direct line management support, coaching, and development for arts sessional workers and volunteers to ensure our members receive the highest quality provision. The post-holder will oversee HideOut’s creative arts offer making best use of our performing arts studio, music room, film and multi-media room, arts, crafts and fashion suite as well as leading on art-based events. The role will utilise art in the wider youth work agenda, supporting and encouraging young people to express

themselves, explore issues and facilitate personal development. This will include planning and delivery, with support of the wider team.

Candidates must:

  • Have extensive experience of delivering creative arts activities to young people aged 8 to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) in a variety of settings and in line with relevant guidance and good practice
  • Activity or arts leadership/coaching qualifications as well as a relevant experience in a range of arts mediums (ideally two or more, e.g. dance, music, photography, performing or creative arts etc)
  • Be able to engage vulnerable, disengaged or hard to reach young people
  • Have experience of managing a staff team including volunteers and experience of dealing with safeguarding issues within a multi-agency setting
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to young people and have the ability to engage and build positive relationships
  • Be passionate about the aims and mission of HideOut Youth Zones and East Manchester.


Please complete a HideOut Youth Zone Application Form (found at www.hideoutyouthzone.org/vacancies/) and email together with a copy of your up-to-date CV to recruitment@hideoutyouthzone.org. Please note that CVs alone will not be accepted. In accordance with our Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Wednesday 15th February 2023

Salary £24,419 to £26,666 dependent on experience Contract Permanent: 40 hours per week (including evenings & weekends) Closing Date 15/02/2023 Apply today