We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for purple people to join us as Project Manager and Project Assistant of our new Move On Up project.

The project:

Move On Up is a National Lottery Community Fund funded project that will provide early support to 290 young people with learning disabilities and autistic young people in Leeds and Bradford leaving school, college and young people’s services, empowering them to transition successfully to adult community services. The project will run until the end of April 2025.

The project has four strands:

  • Work in partnership with local schools, colleges and young people’s services to deliver interactive and creative Transition Groups that will focus on topics which equip young people with new life skills, so they transition to adult services feeling confident, with increased self-esteem and independence.
  • Provide one-to-one support to young people who need longer-term, holistic support to transition to adult services.
  • Work with partner organisations to train young people with learning disabilities and autistic young people to become Buddies, so young people attending taster sessions are supported by a peer.
  • Support parents, families and carers by offering advice, information and guidance about community activities and funding arrangements.


The Project Manager will run the project, including delivering the creative Transition Groups and Buddy programme, and providing one-to-one support to young people and their parents, families and carers, along with the associated administration, monitoring and planning. The Project Assistant will support the Project Manager in this work.

This is a great opportunity for highly organised individuals with excellent administration skills, experience of delivering interactive group learning using creative methods and experience of working with adults with learning disabilities to join a small, passionate and dedicated team. The ideal candidates will have a compassionate and accessible communication style, a willingness to work flexibly and a strong commitment to Purple Patch Arts’ values of Humanity, Passion and Creativity.

How to apply:

You can download the application documents below, or contact Fran for a pack: fran@purplepatcharts.org

Details for how to submit your application form are included in the job descriptions. The deadline is 5pm on Friday 23rd July 2021. Unfortunately, applications received after this time cannot be considered.

Purple Patch Arts is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. In line with our commitments as a Mindful and Disability Confident employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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

Project Manager (Move On Up) Job Description
Project Manager (Move On Up) Application Form
Project Assistant (Move On Up) Job Description
Project Assistant (Move On Up) Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form