PiPA Project Manager (Return and Retain)


Salary: c. £26,000 pro rata

Contract: Fixed term: one year. Possibility of becoming permanent.

Responsible to: Charter Programme Manager

Line management responsibilities: Cohort of 15 performing arts practitioners.

Hours: 21h pw. Flexible working.

Location: Yorkshire-based. Working from home with possible co-working space within one of our Yorkshire partners’ buildings (subject to Covid restrictions). Some travel may be required to venues in Yorkshire. Travel expenses will be covered, and access needs will be met for both travel and building access.

Application Deadline: Monday 13th September, 9am.

Due to the objectives of this project and funding parameters, we strongly welcome applications from underrepresented groups in the performing arts, as identified through our recent research (people who are D/deaf and/or disabled, people from Black, Asian and Ethnically diverse backgrounds and parents/carers from lower socio-economic backgrounds).

Purpose of the role

Funded by the Arts Council England, PiPA is embarking on an action-research project supporting a cohort of 15 Yorkshire-based performing arts to engage in a programme of professional development opportunities, skills workshops and coaching opportunities to support and strengthen their position within the industry. The cohort will all have caring responsibilities as well as at least one additional characteristic from a group which is underrepresented in the performing arts, including, but not limited to, applicants who are D/deaf and/or disabled, people who are Black, Asian or from Ethnically diverse backgrounds, and parents/carers from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

The Project Manager will be responsible for recruiting and managing the cohort, programming interventions, as well as managing the relationships with key performing arts organisations who will provide those. The Project Manager will be responsible for the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project, taking a lead on focus groups, the creation of case studies and the design and delivery of a final symposium.

The role would suit someone who can confidently communicate and engage with people at all levels, who is adept at working both operationally and strategically, is equally skilled at relationship management and group facilitation, and is invested in the growing agenda of diversity and inclusion within the performing arts sector. This is a role at a growing organisation with high levels of responsibility for an ambitious candidate.

In return we proactively promote work-life balance, offer 25 days annual leave plus public holidays (pro-rated to hours worked) and provide a high degree of flexibility and autonomy in the role.

Download the full description below.

Chat with Matt

Watch our video with Charter Programme Manager Matt Harper-Hardcastle to find out more about the role and the wider project. He has also included a top tip for applications! Matt will be the successful applicants Line Manager.



Next Steps

(Image credit: Annie Mwampulo, caputured by Mickey Shaw at The Mercury Theatre Colchester)

To apply for this role please submit the following to recruitment@pipacampaign.com:

  • Completed Application form*
  • Completed Monitoring form*
  • A video, audio or written statement outlining your relevant professional experience and lived experience to date will enable you to deliver the areas within this role, and why you would like to work with PiPA. Written statement should be no more than 2 pages, and video/audio responses no longer than 5 minutes.
  • An up to date CV.



* If you require any of the application materials in alternative format, or wish to discuss submitting an application in an alternative format, please don’t hesitate to contact bryony@pipacampaign.com. Additionally, if you are unable to complete the Application & Monitoring forms in the given written format, please email bryony@pipacampaign. She can arrange a phone or video call to take down your answers.

Bryony is not involved in the applicant selection process and all monitoring form discussions will be kept strictly confidential.

The deadline for submissions is Monday 13th September 2021, 9am.

  • A short list of candidates will be invited to interview via Zoom. Interviews are expected to be conducted between 27th September and 6th October 2021.
  • The role will start beginning of October 2021, to be decided with the successful candidate.

Please send your application in one document, as well as a CV and completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring form, downloadable below, to recruitment@pipacampaign.com by Monday, 13th September 2021, 9am.

Our application materials are also available in a range of accessible formats, and we accept audio and/or video applications as well as written. Please contact bryony@pipacampaign.com for further support.

Outside of access enquiries, all questions about this role and the application process should be directed to recruitment@pipacampaign.com. Please note the PiPA Office is closed 23rd – 30th August, any enquiries will be responded to on our return.

Any futher questions?

If you have any questions about the role or project, or simply would like to meet a member of the PiPA Team, you can attend this open Zoom drop in session. Come along, say hello, ask questions and get what you need to submit your application. This will be an informal session - you can call in at any point during the time of the session and stay for as long as you like.

Zoom Details:

Monday 6 September 1 - 2 pm.

Join Zoom Meeting here.

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Job Description (AUDIO)

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