We are seeking an experienced, part-time Finance and Operations Manager. This is a fixed-term one-year contract with the potential to be extended with continued or renewed funding.

The finance and operations manager will provide finance and business support services for FADT.

This is a very hands-on role and would suit someone who enjoys working proactively, has a logical and systematic approach and has excellent communication skills.

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Application Deadline: Monday 27 June

Interviews: Week beginning 4 July 2022 and will take place at Storyhouse Theatre, Chester, CH1 2AR.

Start Date: Week beginning 11 July 2022

To Apply: Please send the application form, CV and FADT equal opportunities form to: claire@fallenangelsdt.org

FADT is committed to promoting equal opportunities, we encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation and from communities or groups that are under-represented in cultural organisations. If the role holder is disabled, every effort will be made to supply all necessary equipment or support so that they can carry out the duties of the role.

Background

“This project has literally been a life-changing experience. Learning to express our true feelings pushing through the obstacles that lie in front of us the willingness to change our behaviour and unmask the self to show who we truly are.” – Participant

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre provide exceptional dance theatre experiences for people in recovery from addiction where they are accepted, valued and reach their potential.

We have been instrumental in supporting over 500 individuals through our participatory workshops. We support people in the NW in recovery from addiction to transform their lives and share the recovery journey with the wider public, through dance, performance and creativity. Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (FADT) is led by Artistic Director Paul Bayes Kitcher and Claire Morris Creative and Strategic Director. Paul’s lived experience of addiction and recovery encapsulates the complex barriers that those in recovery face including mental health issues, disability and neurodiversity. We provide a structured pathway to enhance recovery through creative activities that promote well-being and inclusion in the recovery process.

Participants are at the heart of our work, sharing their stories in our R&D process, developing dance skills in our workshop programme and, for some, auditioning and performing in our professional company, showing how creative intervention can make positive and lasting change in recovery from addiction. We do not distinguish between professional and recovery dance practice at FADT. This means that there is no hierarchical value between our participatory and performance programmes and that all co-creators are equal in our creative process. We are a company in residence at Storyhouse, Chester and are executive members of Dance Consortia North West.

We have developed from a small, project funded collaboration to an organisation delivering dance recovery workshops in 3 major NW areas. With a core team of five employees and a number of freelancers for our creative projects, in the last two years we have worked through the pandemic to increase provision to our vulnerable communities, provide mental health support for our participants and team, deliver our most ambitious creative project to date & rolled out a major organisational development process through funding from Arts Council England’s Elevate programme, where we have worked to develop systems across the organisation including finance, operations, and now require a Finance and Operations Manager to join the team to realise our ambition.