Learning and Participation Manager

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre seeks a Learning and Participation Manager


“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 (FADT) exists to support people in recovery from addiction to transform their lives and share the recovery journey with the wider public through dance, performance and creativity. We provide a structured pathway to enhance recovery through creative activities that are a powerful engagement tool to promote the well-being and social inclusion of people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. We are passionate about creativity being something that we can all share. We place this at the heart of our work. We have developed a participant-led practice which means that participants in recovery are our collaborators and are involved in the creation of our professional dance performances at every stage, from R&D to final performance.

FADT have been awarded funding from National Lottery Reaching Communities to deliver a 3 year project called Spreading Wings. We are seeking a Learning and Participation Manager to realise outreach to early intervention settings in Chester, Cheshire and Leigh in Greater Manchester.

Where we work and the difference it makes

We have been instrumental in supporting 459 individuals through our participatory workshops. These are currently delivered in 3 communities across Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. The workshops help to build participant confidence and self-esteem and reduce their social isolation on their pathway to recovery. Our workshops are designed to support and enhance addiction and mental health recovery programmes.

Our pathway to recovery programme supports participants to sit at the heart of our creativity, developing dance skills in our workshop programme and for some, auditioning and performing in our professional programme. Through this journey our company shows how creative intervention can make a positive and lasting change to the lives of people in recovery from addiction.

Our performances are central to our vision to use art to develop a better understanding of addiction and recovery in the general public and provide inspiration and opportunity to participants who may not otherwise realise their full potential.

We are committed to developing and expanding our workshop programme to reach more people in recovery from addiction in the North West. We are building a reputation for this work and have developed strong partnerships. We work in community settings across the region to sustain a regular workshop programme for people in recovery from addiction.

Employed: 1 day per week for 1 year.

Salary: £23,000 pro rata

Reporting to: Executive Director

Line Manager: Executive Director

Holiday entitlement: 5.6 days plus bank holidays, pro rata allocation

Office hours: 9.30am -5.30pm.

Location: Fallen Angels is based in Chester, Cheshire.  The company has its office and workshops at Storyhouse, Chester, and at The Turnpike in Leigh. The post holder will work peripatetically and from our office. They will work closely with the Artistic Director and Executive Director.

This role is a 1-year fixed term post with the potential to be extended.


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To apply: Please email your Application form, CV (not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (not more than 1 page) describing your relevant experience and what you will bring to the role.

Please clearly mark your application LEARNING AND PARTICIPATION MANAGER.

Send to: [email protected]

Closing date: Wednesday 19 May, 5pm


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