WORK FOR US

Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level. We are always seeking talented individuals to join our team. For further information on the roles we currently have available, please email recruitment@ItaliaConti.co.uk.

 

Applicants must have an unblemished, proven record of success and share Italia Conti’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the performing arts. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and online / public domain checks in accordance with safer recruitment procedures.

 

CURRENT VACANCIES

Lead Teacher for Science

Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level. This role will be part of Italia Conti Juniors – our independent secondary day school. We are seeking to appoint a qualified, experienced Lead Teacher for Science, who will have sole responsibility for developing the Science department at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The opportunity - the role will be:

* To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the Science department and

curriculum at Key Stage 3 and 4.

* To monitor and support student progress and nurture enthusiasm for Science.

To provide an engaging curriculum that supports learners of varying abilities and provides

opportunity for pupils to achieve their individual potential.

​* To effectively manage physical resources within the Science department.

As a teacher at the Italia Conti Academy, you will have the opportunity to work with relatively small groups of students, within a dynamic and highly creative environment.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced and talented practitioner who will be confident in leading the department as the sole teacher of Science. This role would suit a either a serving head of department or an ambitious individual who would like to lead their own department for the first time. The candidate we are seeking will be keen to contribute to the pastoral side of school life and support the performances and shows that take place during the academic year.

What we offer

• Enthusiastic and creative pupils.
• A dynamic environment
• Opportunities for CPD and Personal Development
• Small group sizes.
• A small teaching team committed to raising standards for all.

Salary Negotiable dependant on qualifications and experience

How to apply

To apply, please submit a completed application form and cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) by midday on Friday 22nd November 2019. Interviews are expected to take place 26th and 27th November. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, or visit the school, please contact the Headteacher Rob Bannon – rob.bannon@italiaconti.co.uk

 

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 23 Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7AJ.

https://www.italiacontijuniors.com/

Applicants must have an unblemished, proven record of success and share Italia Conti’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the performing arts. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and online / public domain checks in accordance with safer recruitment procedures.

Head of Singing

Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level. This role will be part of Italia Conti Juniors – our independent secondary day school. We are seeking to appoint a qualified, experienced Head of Singing, who will have sole responsibility for developing the vocal training of all pupils at the school.

The opportunity - the role will be:

• To be accountable for leading, managing and developing the vocal training and curriculum

through years 7-11
• To monitor and support pupil progress and nurture enthusiasm for singing.
• To provide an engaging curriculum that supports learners of varying abilities and provides 
opportunity for pupils to achieve their individual potential.

As a teacher at the Italia Conti Academy, you will have the opportunity to work with relatively small groups of students, within a dynamic and highly creative environment.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced and talented practitioner who will be confident in developing and leading the vocal training throughout the Junior School. This role would suit a either a serving Head of Singing, an industry professional who is keen to lead vocal training or an ambitious individual who would like to shape the vocal training of young people in an outstanding specialist institution. The candidate we are seeking will be keen to contribute to the pastoral side of school life and support the performances and shows that take place during the academic year.

What we offer

  • Enthusiastic and creative pupils.

  • A specialist training environment and the opportunity to re-design the vocal curriculum with

    talented young people.

  • A dynamic environment

  • Opportunities for CPD and Personal Development

  • Small group sizes.

  • A small teaching team committed to high class training and raising standards for all.

How to apply

All applicants must provide:

  1. a)  A letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) clearly outlining your suitability for the post based on the requirements outlined in the Job Description

  2. b)  A completed Application Form

When preparing a letter of application, you should address carefully the post details enclosed and in particular the qualities outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification. Please include examples where appropriate.

To apply, please submit a completed application form and cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) by midday on Friday 22nd November 2019. Interviews are expected to take place 26th and 27th November. If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, or visit the school, please contact the Headteacher Rob Bannon – rob.bannon@italiaconti.co.uk

Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, 23 Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7AJ.

https://www.italiacontijuniors.com/

Applicants must have an unblemished, proven record of success and share Italia Conti’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the performing arts. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and online / public domain checks in accordance with safer recruitment procedures.

Part Tim Acting Tutor

Required for January 2020 a part-time Acting Tutor to deliver industry standard actor training and to develop our students as independent, thinking performers. 

Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level.

You will be an inspiring facilitator who can provide an outstanding student experience for our student body at FE and HE levels on our 3 Year Musical Theatre and Dance Diplomas and our 3 Year BA (hons) Musical Theatre course. 

You would provide Acting classes at our Barbican and/or Guildford sites. The willingness to work on different days at these locations would be an advantage but not essential. The ability to teach both Acting and teach/mark Contextual Studies work would also be an advantage.

You will ensure the curricula are delivered as written and contribute to its continued development and implementation.

You will have a first or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, an extensive knowledge of Stanislavski based techniques and of current industry practice.  A good knowledge of Musical Theatre repertoire and a teaching qualification (or the willingness to achieve one within two years) would also be an advantage.  

You will be an excellent communicator and thrive in a vibrant and busy working environment. You will be willing to contribute fully to the working life of the college such as undertaking pastoral and/or administrative duties where necessary.

To apply, please email your C.V. and cover letter to recruitment@italiaconti.co.uk

Salary based on experience.

The closing date for applications is midday, Friday 6th December 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 9th December 2019

Acting and Contextual Studies Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Italia Conti

Required for January 2020 an experienced teacher whose skillset combines both professional actor training and the ability to take an academic approach to contextual studies, developing a strong link between theory and practice and utilising innovative teaching and assessment activities to encourage our thinking performers. 

Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level.

You will be an inspiring facilitator who can provide an outstanding student experience for our student body at FE and HE levels on our 3 Year Musical Theatre and Dance Diplomas and our 3 Year BA (hons) Musical Theatre course. The role is full time.

You will provide Contextual Studies and Acting classes at our Barbican and Guildford sites and will split your working week between these locations. The ability to Direct and/or Assist on projects and third year shows would also be an advantage. 

You will ensure the curricula are delivered as written and contribute to its continued development and implementation.

You will have a first or postgraduate degree in a relevant subject, an extensive knowledge of the Musical Theatre repertoire and a teaching qualification (or the willingness to achieve one within two years.)  

You will be an excellent communicator and thrive in a vibrant and busy working environment. You will be willing to contribute fully to the working life of the college such as undertaking pastoral and/or administrative duties where necessary.

To apply, please email your C.V. and cover letter to recruitment@italiaconti.co.uk

Salary based on experience.

The closing date for applications is midday, Friday 6th December 2019.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 9th December 2019

Designated Safeguarding Lead Job Description

Company Overview:- Italia Conti is one of the UK’s leading performing arts colleges ranked ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and offers world class vocational training in Musical Theatre, Dance and Acting at Secondary, FE and HE level.

 

Italia Conti is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and students and expects all staff, freelancers and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

Responsible for:- The Designated Safeguarding Lead is responsible for Safeguarding across Italia Conti three main sites (Barbican, Clapham and Guildford) and act as an advisor to the franchise businesses across the country. 

 

Responsible to:- Reporting to Operations Director.

 

Summary of role

  • To take lead responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising across Italia Conti and to support all staff/freelancers in dealing with any child protection/vulnerable adult concerns that may arise 

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact

  • To be available for staff and freelancers to discuss any safeguarding concerns

  • Ensure all staff are aware of how to respond should they become aware of a safeguarding concern

  • Ensuring all staff understand the signs of child abuse and neglect

  • Referring any significant concerns to social services and/or the Local Authority

  • Monitoring children who are the subject of child protection plans

  • Maintaining accurate and secure child protection records

  • First point of contact for all students and pupils at Italia Conti Academy with regards to welfare, first aid and safeguarding. 

  • Act as a source of support, advice and expertise to staff on matters of safety and safeguarding and when deciding whether to make a referral by liaising with relevant agencies.

  • Training our staff and freelancers on Safeguarding. 

  • Lead a weekly Safeguarding Briefing to ensure all departments are kept up to date. 

 

Line Management Duties and Responsibilities

The Designated Safeguarding Lead will have line management responsibility for managing the other members of the Safeguarding team. 

 

Managing Referrals

To take lead responsibility for:

·       Referring all cases of suspected abuse of any pupil/student at Italia Conti to social care

·       Supporting staff who make referrals to local authority social care

·       Referring to the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) team all child protection concerns which involve a member of staff or freelancers

·       As required, liaise with the case manager and the designated officer at the local authority for child protection concerns (all cases which concern a staff member)

·       Taking part in strategy discussions and inter-agency meetings and/or to supporting other staff to do so and to contribute to the assessment of children

·       Referring cases to the Channel programme (and supporting staff who make referrals) where there is a radicalisation concern

·       Making referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service where a member of staff is dismissed or resigns in circumstances where there has been actual harm, or risk of harm, to a child

·       Making referrals to the police where a crime may have been committed which involves a child

 

Raising Awareness

·       Ensure the School’s child protection/welfare/safeguarding policies, and reviewed at least annually. To advise on the implementation of these policies and to ensure that Italia Conti  Governors  are uptodate. 

·       Ensure the child protection policy is available publicly

·       Ensure that parents are aware that referrals about suspected abuse or neglect may be made to children’s social care and the School’s role in this

·       Maintain links with Local Authority Safeguarding Children Board to ensure staff are aware of training opportunities and the local policies on safeguarding; 

·       Where children leave the School ensure their child protection file is transferred to their new school or college as soon as possible.  This should be transferred separately from the main pupil file.  The DSL is responsible for ensuring that reasonable steps are taken to effect secure transit and for obtaining confirmation of receipt from the new school or college.

 

Preventing Radicalization

In accordance with the Prevent Duty Guidance for England and Wales and Channel Duty Guidance: Protecting vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism (2015) the DSL has the following responsibilities:

·       Acting as the first point of contact for parents, pupils, teaching, freelance and support staff and external agencies in all matters relating to the Prevent Duty

·       Co-ordinating Prevent Duty procedures across Italia Conti

·       Undergoing appropriate training on the Prevent Duty such as the Home Office ‘Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent’ (WRAP) training

·       Undergoing appropriate training on the Channel programme

·       Assessing the training needs of Italia Conti staff and freelancer in relation to the Prevent Duty and implementing and maintaining an ongoing training programme for staff and freelancers including induction training for all newly appointed staff, freelancers and volunteers

·       Maintaining an ongoing training programme on the Prevent Duty for all staff including induction training for all new employees and freelancers and keeping records of staff training

·       Monitoring the keeping, confidentiality and storage of records in relation to the Prevent Duty

·       Liaising with the local Prevent co-ordinators, the police and local authorities and existing multi-agency forums in all necessary or appropriate circumstance relating to the Prevent Duty

 

Training

The DSL should receive appropriate child protection training every two years (and refresh their knowledge and skills through network meetings, email updates and documents on an ongoing basis) in order to:

·       Understand the assessment process for providing early help and intervention, for example through locally agreed common and shared assessment processes such as early help assessments

·       Have a working knowledge of how local authorities conduct a child protection case conference and a child protection review conference and be able to attend and contribute to these effectively when required to do so

·       Ensure each member of staff and freelancers have access to and understands the School’s child protection policy, welfare and safeguarding procedures, especially new and freelance staff

·       Be alert to the specific needs of children in need, those with special educational needs and young carers

·       Be able to keep detailed, accurate, secure written records of concerns and referrals

·       Understand and support Italia Conti with regard to the Prevent Duty and provide advice and support to staff on protecting children from the risk of radicalisation

·       Obtain access to resources and attend any relevant or refresher training courses

·       Encourage a culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings, amongst all staff, in any measures Italia Conti may put in place to protect them

 

Experience, knowledge, skills required

  • Have a working knowledge of how local authorities conduct a child protection case conference

  • Highly Computer Literate 

  • Independence and ability to manage own workload

  • Current Safeguarding qualification

  • Current First Aid qualification

 

Desired

  • Understanding of the performing arts industry

  • Knowledge of awarding body requirements and quality assurance

 

Working conditions

  • Salary: £35 – 40k per annum

  • 33 days holiday per annum

  • Based at our Barbican site predominantly but overseeing Safeguarding across all Italia Conti sites therefore travelling to Clapham and Guildford at least once a month 

  • The role requires occasional evening and weekend work as well as travelling to all our sites as required

 

THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS A GUIDE TO THE NATURE OF THE WORK REQUIRED OFTHISPOSITION. IT IS NEITHER WHOLLY COMPREHENSIVE NOR RESTRICTIVE AND DOES NOT FORM PART OF THE CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT. 

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Founded in 1911, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts is Britain’s oldest Performing Arts College.

 It is renowned throughout the world as a training centre of excellence.

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Goswell Road, Barbican,

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JUNIOR SCHOOL

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0207 7333210

 

acting@italiaconti.co.uk

Avondale, 72 Landor

Road, Clapham North, 

London, SW9 9PH

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ARTS CENTRE

01483 568 070

 

info@italia-conti.com

Arts Centre, 221 Epsom

Road, Merrow, Guildford,

Surrey, GU1 2RE

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