Support Worker, DIVERSE CITY

Support Worker Vacancy

Diverse City are seeking maternity cover for a Support Worker.
They will assist disabled artists of our Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists
company, starting July 2016.
Unsuccessful candidates for this position may be considered for bank

Job Description

We are seeking a Support Worker with a keen interest in performing arts,
to support professional and emerging disabled artists.
The role will include:

  • Support during regular weekly rehearsals
  • Support at performances, residencies, workshops and other events or festivals
  • Personal care and enabling work, either supporting a single participant or a group 

 Hours & Salary

This is a flexible position, with an average of 8 hours per month.
Hours will include evening and weekend work.
Rate of pay is £11/hour.
Support time required will range from a few hours at a time, to a residency away lasting a few days. These will be notified in advance.



  • A genuine desire to work with young people
  • Safeguarding knowledge
  • At least 6 months experience in a supporting role (voluntary or paid)
  • Passionate about change
  • Available on Tuesday evenings 7:00 -8:30 in Bournemouth 


  • Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, or physical or sensory impairments.
  • Knowledge of alternative communication methods, (eg. British Sign Language, Makaton, symbol communication systems)
  • A keen interest in the creative arts (dance, drama, music, film making, circus)
  • First Aid trained 

The successful candidate will need an up to date DBS check (we can support this process if necessary).

How to apply

Send the following to by the application deadline:

  • A short personal statement saying why you wish to apply to the role, please refer to the person specification (ideally 1 page, maximum 2 pages)
  • A copy of your current CV (maximum 2 pages)
  • The names and contact details of two referees


Application Deadline

Deadline for applications is Monday 6th June 2016.


Interviews are expected to be held week commencing 13th June in Bournemouth.

Apologies, we may not be able to notify all unsuccessful candidates, please contact us to confirm. 

About Diverse City

Diverse City’s vision is a performing arts industry that reflects the world in all its diversity. Claire Hodgson MBE, Chief Executive, set up the company in 2005 and she now heads up a team of cultural entrepreneurs, creative thinkers, artists and change makers. Registered in Dorset, Diverse City is location Independent and practices a flexible working staff culture.
"Diverse City are quite simply taking inequality and under representation and wrestling them to the ground with bravery, creativity and sheer hard work."
Nomination for The National Diversity Awards 2014
In September 2014 Diverse City was shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards Community Organisation of the year. In November 2014 Diverse City received the Clore Duffield Clore Leadership Programme 10th Anniversary Prize. In September 2015, Diverse City won a European Diversity Award for Diverse Futures, Community Project of the Year. Diverse City have also been nominated for the National Diversity Awards Community Organisation of the year for 2016.


About Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA)

Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists is an inclusive performance company for emerging professionals, based in Bournemouth, Dorset.
The company works with professional performing arts practitioners to make shows, working in theatre, dance, circus and music. The company develops new talent and creates high quality inclusive performance.
We have 12 talented emerging artists aged 17-25, including disabled artists, artists with physical or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, as well as those who are non-disabled.
If you would like the Job Description and Person Specification in another format, by post or need further information please contact Eilís on 07912 868 102 or e-mail

Closing date: 
Thursday 30th June 2016
£11 pr hr
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