Our core values are to be joyful, bold, inclusive, resilient and determined.  These core values are the foundations for all our work and are what the organisation stands for.

We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and professional Drama Teacher with experience of exploring diverse culture through drama at our SEN College.

This role will facilitate a broad range of activities in conjunction with staff, learners and the wider community so as to deepen and broaden learners’ experience in the fields of arts and performance based subjects. Working with the wider team, you will be key in the development of a broad and rich curriculum offer that supports the acquisition of skills and knowledge in support of learners’ aspirations and future plans.

Everything we do at Orpheus is concerned with enabling young disabled adults to live life to the fullest, in particular with respect to developing confidence and skills for work and independence living. 

35 hours per week / 44 weeks per year (hours may be altered on occasions according to the needs of the curriculum and organisation – some evening and off site work will be involved.

Salary: £23,235.07 – 27,481.60 (dependent on experience)

Excellent benefits including enhanced employer pension contributions, Employment Assistant Program (EAP), paid days off for dependants, bereavement leave, death in service, free staff lunches and training and development opportunities.

Essential qualifications, knowledge skills and experience:

  • Degree in related arts performance subject, or the equivalent
  • Teaching qualification
  • Proven ability to lead performances to a high standard
  • Experience working in a team developing and introducing new initiatives
  • Evidence of personal CPD
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with young disabled people in an arts and/or education setting
  • Knowledge of performance devising and production
  • Knowledge of awarding bodies requirements
  • Knowledge of portfolio evidence gathering for qualifications
  • Understanding of effective utilisation of teaching
  • Outstanding creative skills and abilities related to the arts and specifically drama
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent computer literacy and administrative skills
  • Ability to be flexible and contribute to all areas of the curriculum including pastoral support
  • Ability to inspire and excite young people to achieve high standards
  • Sense of humour
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Flexibility when working with others
  • Enthusiasm for learning new skills and engaging with CPD

Click here for a full job description, person specification and to apply.

Orpheus is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all service users. As part of our safer recruitment process and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will form part of this process. We are committed to the promotion of equal opportunities.

This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable adults and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. It is therefore subject to an Enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure Barring Service.

In order to be considered you must be eligible to work in the UK.

The Orpheus Centre is proud to be a disability confident employer.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people. Reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure as required in consultation with the applicant to ensure no-one is disadvantaged because of their disability. If a disabled person is selected for a position, reasonable adjustments will be made to the workplace, including premises and equipment, work duties and practices or policies, as appropriate. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role as set out in the role profile and person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are:

  • Challenging attitudes towards disability
  • Increasing understanding of disability
  • Removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions
  • Ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspiration