Vacancies

SingAbout Practitioner

Musician/Vocalist Practitioner

Movement Practitioner

 

SingAbout Practitioner (freelance)

SingAbout is a social singing activity based on recognised music therapies to promote health and wellbeing. Sessions are inclusive and designed to help those living with long term conditions, those who are socially isolated and older people who want to sing. Independent Arts currently runs eight regular SingAbout sessions across the Island with additional ‘Pop up’ sessions in various locations.

Hours: As agreed with Project Manager
Responsible to: SingAbout Project Manager
Pay: Freelance Rate

Main Responsibilities:

Plan and deliver SingAbout sessions in accordance with training and information provided across the Island as ‘Pop up’ sessions and for holiday and sickness cover.

Work with and support the Project Manager to complete evaluations and questionnaires linked to grant funding criteria. Compile and maintain data on session attendance, volunteer attendance and other necessary paperwork. Deliver these reports on a monthly basis to the Project Manager.

Support existing group volunteers to get the most out of their volunteering experience and help train and induct new SingAbout volunteers during sessions.

Build effective relationships with volunteers, session participants and carers to ensure that all abilities are catered for and needs are met – where appropriate.

Create an environment conducive to therapeutic practise and appropriate for the individuals present.

Work as part of the SingAbout team.

Duties include:

  • Complying with Health and Safety information provided including risk assessments, fire regulations, food safety and hire agreements. Be aware of First Aiders and accident reporting procedures.
  • Listening to, and engaging with participants in a confident manner.
  • Ensuring SingAbout venues are left clean, tidy and secure after sessions. Following procedures for opening and closing venues as set out in hall hires agreements.
  • Participant in professional development activities to improve skills related to the role. Be aware of current developments in art and music therapy and links with health and wellbeing.
  • Comply with Independent Arts policy documents – working with vulnerable adults, working with volunteers and good practice guidelines.
  • To report any incidents regarding safeguarding, accidents or health and safety breaches to Independent Arts staff.
  • Be available to cover sessions because of practitioner absence.
  • Attending SingAbout promotional and marketing events.

Requirements

  • Good knowledge of music and experience leading group singing.
  • Flexibility in working approach to meet the needs of different groups and different levels of experience and health.
  • Knowledge of conditions affecting the elderly including dementia, respiratory conditions, heart conditions, stroke etc.
  • Clean full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role due to the nature of the work and areas sessions are delivered.
  • Approachable nature and outgoing personality.

Relevant training and ongoing mentoring will be provided by Independent Arts.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.

Please apply with an up to date CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "SingAbout Practitioner" in the subject line and email to info@independentarts.org.uk

 

Creative Practitioners – Musicians/Vocalists (freelance)

We are currently seeking a Music Practitioner to run sessions within care homes across the Isle of Wight. 

Independent Arts has more than 30 years' experience of providing creative activities to older people and community groups. Through our Workshops for Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of activities, which are delivered to a variety of clients in both residential homes and community settings.

We work hard to provide trained, skilled and talented practitioners for our clients and we are constantly developing the selection of activities we can provide. We are looking for Creative Practitioners to deliver music sessions in care homes island wide.

This is a part time freelance role and a DBS check will be required. Experience of working with older or disadvantaged people is desirable.  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be able to play a musical instrument and/or sing to a high standard.
  • Have experience in delivering music performance sessions.
  • Have a good level of knowledge of music through history from the 1920s to 1970s.  
  • Have a good level of communication skills.
  • Have an interest in the arts and the welfare of disadvantaged people.
  • Have good organisational skills and record keeping.
  • Appreciate the confidential nature of our work.
  • Be willing to travel to sessions island wide – own transport is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

Please apply with an up to date CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "Music Practitioner" in the subject line and email to info@independentarts.org.uk

 

Creative Practitioner – Movement (freelance)

We are currently seeking a Movement Practitioner to run sessions within care homes across the Isle of Wight.

Independent Arts has more than 30 years' experience of providing creative activities to older people and community groups. Through our Workshops for Wellbeing programme, we offer a range of activities, which are delivered to a variety of clients in both residential homes and community settings.

We work hard to provide trained, skilled and talented practitioners for our clients and we are constantly developing the selection of activities we can provide. We are looking for Creative Practitioners to deliver movement sessions in care homes island wide.

This is a part time freelance role and a DBS check will be required. Experience of working with older or disadvantaged people is desirable.  

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in delivering chair-based movement, dance, yoga, Pilates or similar movement sessions.
  • Have a good level of communication skills.
  • Have an interest in the arts and the welfare of disadvantaged people.
  • Have good organisational skills and record keeping.
  • Appreciate the confidential nature of our work.
  • Be willing to travel to sessions island wide – own transport is essential.

The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. 

Please apply with an up to date CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you feel you will be well suited to this role. If applying by email, please put "Movement Practitioner" in the subject line.

 


 

We are always keen to hear from experienced practitioners in movement, art, music or reminiscence who may be interested in joining Independent Arts' rosta of freelance artists delivering sessions in care homes across the isle of Wight.

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Volunteer opportunities

Do you have a few hours' spare each week to make a difference in the community? Find out about volunteering with Independent Arts.

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Independent Arts is an Isle of Wight charity using the arts to improve wellbeing, quality of life and to reduce social isolation, since 1987.

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Independent Arts is an equal opportunities employer.