Job Opportunities

Immediate Theatre is committed to being representative of the diversity of the community in which we operate in all areas of the Company - Trustees, Management, staff, and freelance artists, as well as participants.

Youth Drama Assistant (Internship)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic candidate who enjoys working with young people to support our Estate-based Youth Theatres and other participatory programmes. This is a 12-month paid internship, funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Deadline for applications: Monday 6th December 2021


The Youth Drama Assistant will help to research, plan, facilitate and evaluate workshops and performances and support young participants to gain the maximum benefit from activities. PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE TO START THE ROLE BY THE END OF JANUARY 2022.

Hours: This is a full time post (35 hours per week). Working hours are flexible to meet the needs of the project, but will include evenings and some occasional weekends.

Salary: London Living Wage (£20,111)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting lead facilitators in running workshops, including taking part in drama activities, working with small groups, putting on performances and helping with evaluation
  • Leading workshop activities as required
  • Supporting young people through 1-2-1 engagement during drama projects
  • Engaging new participants onto projects through outreach and development work
  • Supporting performances, productions and school holiday projects as required
  • Ensuring that resources are in place to support all activities
  • Providing administrative support for youth theatres including ensuring young people are registered
  • Supporting the monitoring of projects and liaising with the admin team to ensure all information is accurate and up-to-date
  • Representing the voices of young people and Immediate Theatre at meetings and conferences
  • Attending and contributing to project and team meetings and taking part in training, supervision and company development activities as required
  • Integrating anti-discriminatory practice into all aspects of work with the company and promote equaltiy of opportunity in both service delivery and all matters relating to staff and volunteers
  • Working within the safeguarding policies of the organisation, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults


As part of this role, you will be part of the Jack Petchey Foundation Internship Programme with 25 other interns from different youth organisations in London and Essex.

This development programme will involve you attending at a launch conference, a six-month update workshop, six professional development workshops through the year and a celebration event at the end of the programme. You will receive an extra training bursary of £1,000 for approved training. You will also be matched with a mentor from another organisation to support you in your professional development. The Jack Petchey Internship Programme training and events will take place in person (subject to Covid restrictions) in London and you will be expected to take full part in this programme alongside your role at Immediate Theatre.

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We are looking for an individual who is adaptable and flexible. You are enthusiastic about your work and enjoy working with young people. You enjoy a challenge and are able to work well under pressure to solve problems.

Essential skills/experience:

  • Experience of participating in community arts
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Ability to motivate and encourage the participation of other young people
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with young people
  • Excellent team working skills and ability to work under own initiative
  • Good listening and empathetic skills
  • Good reliability and time keeping
  • Willingness to represent the interests of young people and Immediate Theatre at meetings and conferences
  • An understanding of and commitment to Equal Opportunities.

Download the recruitment pack below for full details of the role & a full person spec.


  • Please complete an application form which can be downloaded below, alongside the recruitment pack. Please note we cannot accept CVs as applications.
  • Email your completed applications to: with ‘YOUR NAME: YOUTH DRAMA ASSISTANT’ in the subject line.
  • Please also complete an Equal Opportunities form.

If you would prefer to submit your application in an alternative way, require additional support, or have any questions relating to your application, please contact Lauren via or 0207 682 3031.


  • Application Deadline: 10am Monday 6th December 2021
  • Interviews: Week commencing 13th December 2021 (TBC)
  • Expected start date: Wednesday 5th January 2022

Kickstart Placements

We currently have 4 great opportunities available as part of the Government’s Kickstart scheme which offers a 6-month paid placement with a local employer. The scheme is open to young people aged 16-24 who are currently unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.


  1. Marketing and Administration Assistant - this role will support the Marketing Officer and wider Immediate Theatre team with marketing and administration, including providing administrative back up to all participatory programmes and supporting with the company’s online presence. Express your interest here
  2. Film and Media Assistant - this role will support the Training Projects Manager and wider Immediate Theatre team with the production of digital media content across a range of mediums including film, radio and podcasts. Express your interest here
  3. Youth Drama Assistant - this role will support our Estate-based Youth Theatres and other participatory programmes through helping to research, plan, facilitate and evaluate workshops and performances. Express your interest here
  4. Radio Production Assistant - this role will help research, plan, and facilitate the production of radio and podcast content. Express your interest here

All posts will be 25 hours a week and paid the London Living Wage. Immediate Theatre will support the Kickstart participants to develop key employability skills, as well as providing additional 1-2-1 pastoral support and mentoring throughout the placement. The post-holder’s individual training needs and personal development goals will be identified at the start of the placement and reviewed regularly. Training and development opportunities will be provided throughout the placement and the post-holder will also receive support with finding work and next steps following the 6 months.


Applicants must be:

  • Currently unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit
  • Referred by your Work Coach
  • Available to work 25 hours per week
  • Able to commit to the role for 6 months

We are not able to accept any applicants who are not referred to us by the DWP. Register your interest online or speak to your local Job Centre for details and to apply.