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 We are looking for a part-time freelance Creative Projects Co-ordinator to manage an exciting two year programme offering creative social opportunities to older people who experience social isolation in Leeds.

 Yorkshire Dance and LEAF (Leeds Arts Education Forum) have been commissioned by Leeds Older Peoples’ Forum to deliver a 2-year project, funded by Big Lottery Fund, which offers social opportunities to older people who experience social isolation in Leeds. Yorkshire Dance is one of 7 delivery partners, and our project is designed around creativity and culture.

 The partners in the LEAF consortium are: Yorkshire Dance, Northern Ballet, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Phoenix Dance, Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House and Opera North.  We bring a wealth of experience, creative approaches and art-forms to the project and we are looking forward to working closely with Leeds Older Peoples’ Forum so that the programmes truly reflect and respond to the interests, appetites and needs of the participants. The Creative Projects Co-ordinator role will be the lead liaison between all the project partners as well as project manager of the creative programmes.

 Closing date for applications: Friday 7 August 2015, 10am

Applicants will be notified if shortlisted for interview – 11 August 2015

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview – 13 August 2015

Project Brief and JD Creative Projects Co-ordinator

Time to Shine – Project Management Structure







Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Exercise and Health Psychology


Location:  University of Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biomedical Sciences
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £25,513 to £30,434 per annum
Due to funding limitations an appointment will not be made above spine point 26 (£27,864)
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (15 months)
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 August 2015
Reference:  FBSBM1020

Available from 1 September 2015, Fixed Term for 15 months

Project Title: Exploring the impact of dance on the health, well-being and empowerment of young people

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences (SES) at the University of Leeds is seeking a research fellow to work on a 15-month project exploring the impact of dance on the health, wellbeing, and empowerment of young people who live in deprived urban areas.

The research project is part of a multi-partner project funded by the Arts Council England. As such you will also be working closely with Yorkshire Dance.

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We have a number of volunteering opportunities at Yorkshire Dance. An extra pair of hands is always welcome to support our busy team with large events such as Fresh, our annual youth dance platform, or our regular programme of performances Friday Firsts.

If you would like to get involved, please send a CV to along with a short statement as to the kind of work you are interested in, have a good look on our website and see what interests you most.


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