Current Vacancies 

Light UP Teacher - Emsworth

Job Title: Drama Teacher

Salary: £18.50 - £25 per hour depending on experience

Location: Emsworth Community Centre


Hours: Thursday 4-6pm

Start date: 7th November

Deadline for application: 31st October

Interview Date: 1st November

What You Will Do


  • Teach five-star drama classes, either from the Light UP ‘bank’ or of your own creation

  • Communicate effectively with the Youth Theatre Manager on your classes progress, needs and basic class administration

  • Take the register, email students who have missed two consecutive classes, write a short end of class report at the end of each session

  • Get the props and costumes that are needed for any performances/tasks in your class from the Light UP store (at Light UP HQ)

  • Help your students to thrive and improve in their confidence and self-esteem

  • Communicate performance times and progress to parents both verbally and via email

  • Take photos of classes (where appropriate) to send to the Light UP Marketing team

  • Respond to emails and messages from the Youth Theatre Manager and Director

  • Work with your Assistant Teacher to establish a fantastic working relationship to benefit your classes

  • Attend production meetings and staff training where needed ( this is included in your hourly fee)

  • Manage behaviour in class to ensure all feel included, engaged and supported

  • Adhere to Light UP’s Child Protection Policy, Privacy Policy and Staff Policy at all times

  • Be prepared to have fun and help young people to shine!

Who We Are Looking For

We are looking for an inspiring, and energetic teacher to join our hard-working team. You will be someone who shares our core beliefs and values, reliable and motivated to help young people to shine on and off the stage. You will be someone who wants to work alongside the Light UP team to further our aims, go the extra mile for your students and create a fantastic work environment.


Essential Skills Required:

  • A minimum of one years drama teaching experience.

  • A degree in a drama/theatre subject

  • A current DBS 

  • Ability to think on your feet and deliver outstanding drama classes

  • Able to prepare, organise and lead performances

  • Good administration and written English skills to communicate to students and their families

  • A personable, friendly and infectious personality

  • A passion for working with children 


Desirable Skills:

  • Paediatric First Aid Trained

  • Driver (due to some of our class locations and prop store)

  • Experience in putting on performances

Click Here for a full Job Description and how to apply.

Finance Administrator 

Job Title: Finance Administrator 


Line Manager: Director

Salary: £8.50 an hour

Hours: 4 hours a week (may increase

Start date: Immediate

Deadline for application: 29th October 


Interview Date: Will be scheduled after we have received applications. 

What You Will Do

The main responsibility of the role is to be the point of contact for Light UP and Steppin’ UP customers with queries about their fees. You will ensure the smooth running of our cash flow by monitoring and following up on late payments, issuing invoices to customers and providing statements to customers when they leave our classes. We are looking for a confident people person with a keen eye for detail, to join our friendly and ambitious team. 

  • Key responsibilities will include the following:  

  • Half-termly invoicing for class fees

  • Ensuring all payments have been made in a timely manner

  • Emailing and calling customers with overdue fees

  • Answering queries from customers regarding their accounts

  • Processing leavers accounts and issuing refunds

Person Specification


  • Have excellent attention to detail

  • Confident phone manner

  • An excellent communicator

  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately  

  • Ability to talk to customers with ease and confidence verbally and through email

  • Dependable and trustworthy

  • Good computer skills, with the ability to pick up new software quickly



  • Experience of using Xero accounting

  • Experience of working with an arts/ after school organisation

  • Good technical knowledge of current accounting standards and developments including knowledge of Charity Accounting 

  • Enthusiasm for theatre and the performing arts

Click Here for a full Job Description and how to apply.

Light UP is a trading name of Unexpected Places Limited.

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