16 Apr, 2019

Project Manager - PIA Presents

£25,000 yearly
  • People in Action (Yorkshire)
  • Leeds LS9 6NL, UK
Part time & Casual Arts (Music, Art, Dance) Catering, Hospitality, Events & Stewarding Charity, Not for Profit and Social Enterprise

Job Description/Duties

People in Action (Yorkshire)


Project Manager

PIA Presents


Salary Rate:          £25,000 per annum (pro rata)                     

Hours:                   1.5 days per week  

Location:              The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Gipton, LS9 6NL

Holidays:              33 days per annum (Inclusive of statutory

                                    and bank holidays, pro rata) 

Responsible to:      Operations Manager  


About People in Action (Yorkshire)

People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives.

The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centred services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. The activities are wide ranging and include the provision of opportunities for leisure, learning, employment, health, wellbeing and the development of life skills. The range of activities runs from practical courses in employability to social groups that meet in the community to enjoy leisure time together.  Through individual care packages the charity also provides practical one to one support tailored to the needs to the individual.

About PIA Presents

PIA Presents is a new project that develops and promotes the talent of people with learning disabilities and autism through the provision of entertainment opportunities. The project will provide a platform for people to demonstrate their skills to the wider Leeds community, allowing opportunities for integration and socialisation. The learning disability and autism friendly environment will give the artists, performers and audiences a safe space to enjoy live music and socialise, that differs from anything else that exists in the city. It will also open up leisure opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism who otherwise may not socialise in the city and/or with the wider community.

Purpose of the post

To develop and showcase the talent of people with learning disabilities and autism the sustainable project will provide:

  • a weekly performing arts group that provides opportunities for artists and performers to meet, rehearse and learn new performance skills.
  • quarterly club nights/live music events, showcasing new and existing talent.
  • an annual talent event for adults of all ages with a learning disability or autism.
  • opportunities for members of the learning disability and autism community to develop event management skills; front of house, sales and marketing, light and sound etc.
  • opportunities for artists to perform at other external events.
  • a mentoring scheme provided by students and dedicated members of the performing arts community.

 Key duties and responsibilities

 To work alongside the agreed project business plan to achieve the aims and objectives of the project

  • To listen and communicate any compliments and complaints from all stakeholders.  To record and pass this on to the group leader.
  • To preserve and respect the dignity and privacy of group members their families and observe confidentiality at all times.
  • To follow best practice guidance regarding safeguarding, Care Standards Act, Health and Safety and managing risks legislation to promote independence.

 Personal Support and Development:

  • To attend training and meetings as and when required.  These may be day time events and in own time.
  • To receive supervision at least every twelve weeks and liaise with the line manager as required, attend project team meetings.

 Safeguarding adults

  • To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns immediately through line management channels.

 Other Duties

  • To support the promotion and marketing of the service and People in Action.
  • To adhere to and implement service policies, procedures and protocols within the employee handbook
  • To observe the requirements of members confidentiality and Data Protection legislation.
  • To ensure that the service is provided in accordance with People in Action’s standards and objectives, safe guarding, risk assessments, Health and Safety requirements and the General Social Care Council’s Code of Conduct. 
  • Any other reasonable duties as required

This Job Description is not exhaustive. It will be subject to periodic review and may be amended following discussion between the post-holder

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