Dance and Performing Arts Enabler with Magpies

Magpies is a charitable company that has been supporting adults with learning disabilities in Calderdale for over 20 years.

Magpies is a dynamic, fun and friendly learning environment.

Our staff team are experienced and trained in a variety of skills and disciplines which enables us to offer a wide range of daily activities to meet our members’ individual needs and support them to lead fulfilling lives.

About the role

The Magpie Movers are a group of members who work hard to learn dance routines to perform them at various external events throughout the year. The Magpie Movers have established a great reputation across Calderdale for ‘putting on a good show’ and we want that to continue and grow.

We are looking for a new team member; to not only lead the Magpie Movers group but to facilitate dance, performing arts and fitness sessions to all our members. If you feel you have what it takes to be our next Dance and Performing Arts Enabler, please get in touch. This is a permanent position, 37.5 hours per week.

Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: £9.92 – £11.15 p.h.

Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday per year plus 8 bank holidays and contributory pension scheme.

About You

You will have:

  • A Nationally recognised Dance or Performing Arts qualification (minimum level 3).
  • Experience of leading dance classes
  • Understanding of the needs of people with learning disabilities/additional needs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Have a proactive, energetic, professional and thorough approach to work and project delivery

How to Apply

Please visit our website to download the application pack Or call us to request one.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date:  Noon Wednesday 30th March 2022

Interviews will take place Wednesday 6th April  2022.

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward as a result of the high calibre of candidates responding to the advert.

Magpies will use the information provided by you to process your application for employment. We will treat all personal information with the utmost confidentiality and in line with current data protection legislation. In particular you should note that all applicant details will be kept on file for 12 months whether you are successful or otherwise unless you explicitly instruct us to destroy your record.


If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Amanda Goulding on 01422 383550.

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