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Job Vacancy – Business Manager and Music Workshops service manager

We love inspiring, celebrating and creating music and drama with people with learning disabilities and we are looking for talented, committed people to join us

 Who are you…..who-o are you?

  •  Have you worked with people with learning disabilities to support them to develop and live the life they want?
  • Have you got a head for business or project management (and some qualifications or relevant experience)
  • Do you have experience of delivering arts and music programmes?

We are recruiting….

Business Manager £25,000 – £28,000 pro rata (dependent upon experience and qualifications) with a company pension contribution of 5% after 6 months

 Workshops Manager (fixed-term maternity cover, part-time but flexible between 14-28 hours) (permanent, part-time but flexible between 21-35 hours) £23,000 – £25,000 pro rata (dependent upon experience and qualifications) with a company pension contribution of 5% after 6 months

 The combination of skills we need would suit job-share and we welcome all applications!

All about us

Under The Stars is a social enterprise run by and for people with a learning disability and their friends. Our activities are great fun and increase confidence, reduce social exclusion and build bridges with the local community.  You can learn more about us on our website www.underthestars.org.uk

We have been running for 9 years, celebrating 10 years in April 2017. The business is not for profit and currently has 3 members of part time management staff, a finance administrator, 7 part time support staff, 1 drama practitioner and utilises a bank of freelance music tutors.

We are hard-working, ambitious, creative and passionate about what we do.  We want to hear from talented people who want to work with us to make a difference.

Want more information?

For an application pack or an informal chat about the roles offered please contact:

Ruth Parrott– Business Manager on 0114 2331869 or email ruth@underthestars.org.uk

Application details

Job Description UTS Manager role – 08 06 16

Job Description UTS workshop Manager role – 08 06 16

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We are recruiting a finance and admin worker

We are looking for a new member for our team to come and work in our office.

Responsibilities are:

Key responsibilities

  • Inputting and processing all accounting transactions into Sage, including receipts and payments, sales and purchase invoices, expenses, accruals and prepayments;
  • Monthly reconciliations, including Bank Statements
  • Preparing and posting journals; and preparing for year end procedures.
  • Raising invoices and chasing any debtors
  • Managing and completing general office admin to include mail outs, phone calls and maintaining records
  • Maintaining and updating excel budget spreadsheets

Application form is here – Finance worker staff application

Job description – Job description finance and admin co-ordinator april 16 pdf

Job vacancy – Drama sessions support staff

Support Staff –Drama Workshops for Adults with Learning Disabilities

Job Title: Drama workshop support staff

Location: Beacon Centre Arbourthorne road and Hillsborough Arena Middlewood road

Reports to: Service Manager and Drama Practitioner

Responsible for: Supporting and delivering drama workshops for adults with learning disabilities

Contract: 1 year fixed term, From April 2016 to April 2017

Hours: Mondays 9.00 – 16.00 till September, Wednesdays, Thursday till September with the possibility of extra hours as needed.

Rate of Pay: £15,769 pro rata with a pension contribution of 5% after 6 months with the company

Holidays: 20 days per year plus bank holidays

Closing date: Midnight, 31st of March.

Interview dates: 6th and 7th of April

 

Information:

Under The Stars is a Sheffield-based social enterprise run by people with a learning disability and their friends. We run proper nights out and people come to the clubs so they can have a good time in a safe environment, meet up with old friends and make new ones. We also run music workshops where people with learning disabilities can learn rock band instruments, write lyrics and songs, DJ and perform in a band. We took over the charity Sooper Troopers in 2016 and have now expanded and are delivering drama workshops for people with learning disabilities. Our activities increase confidence, people skills, reduce social exclusion and build bridges with the local community.

Under the Stars drama workshops run four days a week, with the aim of enabling adults with learning disabilities to develop drama and performance skills. This includes improvisation skills, performance and people devising their performances from start to finish. People on the course have a wide range of disabilities and differing experiences and interest in drama. All the groups have regular opportunities to perform and showcase their work

How to Apply

Role description and application below:

Drama support staff application

Role Description_Sessional Staff drama

Please email your application to Ruth@underthestars.org.uk and Julie@underthestars.org.uk

For more information:

Please call Ruth or Julie on 0114 2331869

Job Vacancy – Drama Practitioner

Job Title: Drama Practitioner

Location: Beacon Centre Arbourthorne road and Hillsborough Arena, Middlewood road

Responsible for: Devising, supporting and delivering drama workshops for adults with learning disabilities

Contract: 1 year fixed term, From April 2016 to April 2017

Hours: 24.5 hours a week. Leading sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and a Thursday from 9.00-4.00 with 3.5 hours per week.

Rate of Pay: £23,000 pro rata with a pension contribution of 5% after 6 months with the company

Holidays: 20 days per year plus bank holidays

Closing date: Midnight 31st of March. With a start date of April 2016

Interview dates: 6th and 7th of April 2016

Background:

Under The Stars is a Sheffield-based social enterprise run by people with a learning disability and their friends. We run proper nights out and people come to the clubs so they can have a good time in a safe environment, meet up with old friends and make new ones.

We took over the charity Sooper Troopers in 2016 and have now expanded and are delivering drama workshops for people with learning disabilities. Our activities increase confidence, people skills, reduce social exclusion and build bridges with the local community.

Under the Stars drama workshops run four days a week, with the aim of enabling adults with learning disabilities to develop drama and performance skills. This includes improvisation skills, performance and people devising their performances from start to finish. People on the course have a wide range of disabilities and differing experiences and interest in drama. All the groups have regular opportunities to perform and showcase their work. We also run music and drama workshops where people with learning disabilities can learn rock band instruments, write lyrics and songs, DJ and perform in a band and write.

Download the full application form and job description below:

Drama support staff application

Role Description_Sessional Staff drama prac

To apply:

– Download the

– Email your completed form  ruth@underthestars.org.uk copying in Julie@underthestars.org.uk

If you have any queries, please call the office on 0114 233 1869

Under the Stars is Recruiting – Again!

An Under the Stars baby is due! So we are looking for a great organiser, with real commitment and a passion for music to help run and manage our weekly music workshops and nightclubs for people with learning disabilities. This is a 10-month maternity cover position.

Job title: Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)

Pay: Approximately £25,000 pa pro rata, dependent on experience and qualifications, with a company pension contribution of 6% after 6 months

Working hours: 21 hours per week

Working times: Mainly 9 – 5, Monday, Tuesday & Friday, but flexible and days negotiable. Some evening and weekend work (on average, 2 evenings per month).

Contract length: Maternity Cover, fixed term of 10 months, from November 2015 to August 2016

Closing Date:  5pm, Monday 28th September

Interview date: Week commencing 5th October

 

Background:

Under the Stars Limited is a social enterprise based in Sheffield, and we have been running for 8 years. The business is not for profit and currently has two members of staff overseeing the day to day running of the organisation.

Under the Stars is a nightclub for people with learning disabilities and their friends and over 500 people now attend the bigger club nights. The club nights were set up in 2007  as a response to requests from people with a learning disability who wanted a ‘proper night out’. The clubs run in Sheffield and Doncaster.

Under the Stars also delivers weekly creative workshops in music, music production and media skills. The bands who formed at the workshops regularly play live and have been part of the last two tramlines festivals in Sheffield.

Download the full Role Description here.

To apply:

– Download the Application Form here.

– Email your completed form to ruth@underthestars.org.uk, by 5pm on Monday, 28th September

 

If you have any queries, please call the office on 0114 233 1869

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Under the Stars Nightclubs are on the Move

After 8 and a half happy years at the hubs, we have now taken the decision to move to the Leadmill. The hubs is changing the building which means it will no longer be a space where we can run our events from.

We are so excited to be working with the Leadmill. It is a super amazing venue, full of Sheffield music scene history. The staff are all great too so we look forward to all our clubbers coming and partying with us.

Our December night has had to move to the 3rd of December and all our Sheffield events will now run from 7.00-10.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you all there

Under the Stars is Recruiting for Drama Practioner

 

Job Title: Drama Practitioner

Location: Beacon Centre Arbourthorne road and Hillsborough Arena, Middlewood road

Responsible for: Devising, supporting and delivering drama workshops for adults with learning disabilities

Contract: 1 year fixed term, From April 2016 to April 2017

Hours: 24.5 hours a week. Leading sessions on a Monday, Wednesday and a Thursday from 9.00-4.00 with 3.5 hours per week.

Rate of Pay: £23,000 pro rata with a pension contribution of 5% after 6 months with the company

Holidays: 20 days per year plus bank holidays

Closing date: Midnight 31st of March. With a start date of April 2016

Interview dates: 6th and 7th of April 2016

Background:

Under The Stars is a Sheffield-based social enterprise run by people with a learning disability and their friends. We run proper nights out and people come to the clubs so they can have a good time in a safe environment, meet up with old friends and make new ones.

We took over the charity Sooper Troopers in 2016 and have now expanded and are delivering drama workshops for people with learning disabilities. Our activities increase confidence, people skills, reduce social exclusion and build bridges with the local community.

Under the Stars drama workshops run four days a week, with the aim of enabling adults with learning disabilities to develop drama and performance skills. This includes improvisation skills, performance and people devising their performances from start to finish. People on the course have a wide range of disabilities and differing experiences and interest in drama. All the groups have regular opportunities to perform and showcase their work. We also run music and drama workshops where people with learning disabilities can learn rock band instruments, write lyrics and songs, DJ and perform in a band and write.

Download the full application form and job description below:

Drama support staff application

Role Description_Sessional Staff drama prac

To apply:

– Download the

– Email your completed form  ruth@underthestars.org.uk copying in Julie@underthestars.org.uk,

If you have any queries, please call the office on 0114 233 1869

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Announcing a new venue for our Doncaster nightclubs!

We’re really excited to announce that our Doncaster nightclub has a new home! Our next Doncaster nightclub – on Thursday, 23rd July – will be held at the Diamond Live Lounge, Wood Street, Doncaster DN1 3LH. This exciting new venue will look familiar to some of you – we used to run our Doncaster nightclubs here, when it was called Trinity. Come and join us at this fantastic new venue on 23rd July, 7.30pm to 10.30pm, at our new low ticket price of £5!

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Under the Stars is in the Guardian newspaper

Under the stars have been featured in the Guardian Newspaper! Click the link below to read the full article:

http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2015/may/07/making-music-learning-disabled-people

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Under the Stars Sheffield nightclub 23rd of April 2015 and AGM

The next nightclub in Sheffield is on the 23rd of April from 7.30-11. We will also be holding our AGM at our event, it will be a relaxed AGM where you can come and see our finances and hear about what we have planned for the next year. Hope to see you there