Programmes Assistant

We’re looking for a purple person to join us as Programmes Assistant, to support the Programmes Manager in the management of the day-to-day running of our creative Lifelong Learning Programmes for learning-disabled and autistic people.

The full-time role will include office and / or home-based administrative tasks, as well as face-to-face delivery of creative learning sessions involving dance, drama, movement, music, and art. This delivery will happen as needed to support our Lifelong Learning Programmes in venues across Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Halifax, Ilkley, Skipton and Doncaster; this may be at short notice, so a flexible approach to work, a willingness to travel and access to a car are essential.

Person Specification:

As a value-led employer our priority is to recruit people who share our outlook and vision. We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate a strong commitment to Purple Patch Arts’ values of Humanity, Passion, Creativity and Authenticity.

While not essential, being able to demonstrate any of the following will strengthen your application:

  • Experience of working with people with diverse needs
  • Experience of delivering multi-disciplinary arts sessions (dance, drama, movement, music, art)
  • Experience of completing administrative tasks to a high standard
  • Experience of a teaching / learning environment
  • Experience of working with the support networks of people with diverse needs

This is a great opportunity for a highly organised individual with excellent administration skills to join a small, passionate and dedicated team.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost of which will be met by Purple Patch Arts.

How to apply:

Purple Patch Arts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are a Mindful Employer and a recognised Disability Confident Committed employer, promoting rewarding and meaningful employment opportunities for everyone. It’s important to us that you feel comfortable bringing your whole self to work and warmly welcome applicants identifying as disabled, neurodiverse, LGBT+, from all faiths, cultures, ethnicities, ages, and genders. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

You can download the application documents below, or contact Fran for a pack: / 077159 03691

Details for how to submit your application form are included in the job description. The deadline is 9am on Monday 9th January 2023. Unfortunately, applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring:

We would be grateful if you could also complete our anonymous Equal Opportunities monitoring form when applying:

Please note that the data gathered will only be used to assess the success of our recruitment campaign in reaching a diverse range of candidates.


If you have any questions, need this information in a different format or have any other access requirements, please contact us by emailing or ringing 077159 03691.


Programmes Assistant Job Description
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