17.08.21

Recruitment: Operations Assistants

We are putting together a team of friendly, patient and practical part-time Operations Assistants to form the backbone of three essential aspects of our work:

  • creating a warm, professional welcome to our building for our staff, hirers, visitors and our Members (participating in our programmes for women with lived experience of the criminal justice system or at risk of entering it due to drug, alcohol or mental health issues)
  • providing administrative and practical support for room hires
  • supporting the Operations Manager and Head of Finance & Operations to ensure the smooth running of our building, systems and procedures

This is a fixed term, minimum hours contract for an initial period of one year while we trial this new approach for Clean Break. Contracts will be for a commitment to some regular weekday daytime hours each week, with additional hours during evenings and weekends offered when available on a casual basis.

You’ll be brilliant at communicating with and supporting a wide range of people. Being able to deal with a range of customer behaviours and remaining calm in difficult situations is essential, you’ll be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of how to provide a safe and welcoming space for vulnerable women. Our practice is trauma-informed, and we provide staff with training to support this environment. You’ll also be comfortable in your own company, as there will be periods of time when you are by yourself in the reception area, and the last to leave the building and lock up.

Based generally in our reception area, Operations Assistants will regularly work around the building introducing new and potential hirers to our spaces, setting up rooms for staff and hirers, keeping us safe by handling first aid and basic building safety, and sorting out signage. Some shifts will naturally be more desk based, focused on welcoming visitors and dealing with general enquiries and admin, others more practical. You’ll be a natural multi-tasker, confident having a go at a range of admin and practical tasks, and able to organise your own time and priorities effectively.

You don’t need previous experience working in an arts organisation to do this role.

Application Pack
Application Pack (plain text/colour free)
Application Form
Equality & Diversity Policy
Criminal Records Disclosure information for applicants

The deadline for this role is 10am, Tuesday 31 August

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Typical Girls Hero
15.07.21

Recruitment: Assistant Director for Typical Girls

We are looking for an Assistant Director for Typical Girls by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.

Typical Girls is a co-production between Clean Break and Sheffield Theatres premiering at the Crucible Theatre. The production will be directed by Clean Break's Joint Artistic Director, Róisín McBrinn.

In a mental health unit inside a prison, a group of women discover the music of punk rock band The Slits and form their own group. An outlet for their frustration, they find remedy in revolution. But in a system that suffocates, can rebellion ever be allowed?

Typical Girls is a funny, fierce and furious new play with the songs of 1970's all female punk band, The Slits at its heart. It will feature a cast of seven women including Members of Clean Break and both companies are hugely excited about returning to the stage with this provocative, joyful, rude celebration of rebellion and interrogation of the injustices that women in experience in British prisons.

Application Pack
Application Pack (plain text/colour free)
Equality & Diversity Policy
Criminal Records Disclosure information for applicants

The deadline for submitting applications for this role is Monday 2 August, 10am.

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19.05.21

Recruitment: Interim Operations Assistant

We’re looking for a friendly, patient Operations Assistant to create a warm, professional welcome for our Members, staff and freelance artists as they return to our building, and to provide administrative and practical support for the Operations team. Our Members are women with lived experience of the criminal justice system or are at risk of entering it due to drug, alcohol or mental health issues.

This is a temporary 3-5 day a week role to support us while we run elements of our summer season from our building (3 June – 17 July, 6 weeks + training).

You’ll be excellent at communicating with and supporting a wide range of people. Our working practice is trauma-informed, so we’re looking for someone with previous responsibilities in work or community spaces with vulnerable adults. You’ll also be comfortable in your own company, as there will be periods of time when you are by yourself in the reception area.

Based in our reception office but sometimes working around the building helping with health & safety protocols including sanitising surfaces, handling deliveries, sorting out signage and room set-up, you’ll be a natural multi-tasker, confident dealing with a range of admin and practical tasks, and able to organise your own time and priorities effectively.

You don’t need previous experience working in an arts organisation to do this role.

Application Pack
Application Pack (plain text/colour free)
Application Form
Equality & Diversity Policy
Criminal Records Disclosure information for applicants

The deadline for this role is 23:59 on Sunday 23 May 2021.

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04.05.21

Recruitment: Communications Manager

We’re looking for a friendly, positive and self-motivated communications professional, who really understands the unique importance of Clean Break’s work and has a passion and drive to share this with our audiences.

You’ll be a creative and strategic thinker, with an eye for detail and design, an understanding of the digital landscape, enjoy working as part of a close-knit team, and be confident about creating and delivering imaginative campaigns to support the diverse breadth of Clean Break’s work on stage, in the community and in prison.

This role works closely with all members of staff - in particular the Development and Artistic teams – and reports to the Head of Development & Communications. As Clean Break works in partnership on many of its projects and productions, it is key for this role to be able to communicate effectively and manage complex relationships and competing priorities.

Application Pack 
Application Pack (plain text/colour free)
Application Form
Equality & Diversity Policy
Criminal Records Disclosure information for applicants

The deadline for this role is 5pm on Tuesday 1 June 2021.

 

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22.03.21

Members Involvement Consultancy

We are looking to appoint an experienced service-user involvement consultant.

Clean Break is looking to appoint an experienced service-user involvement consultant (individual or organisation) to help fully realise our ambitions of Members (women with experience of the criminal justice system and women at risk of entering it) playing a meaningful and active part in the life of the Company.

Clean Break is committed to scaling up the involvement of our Members across company activity to ensure they contribute in a meaningful way to plans and decisions made about the company’s future. The way this happens at present is through regular feedback, and through our Members Forum and Members Advisory Group and at trustee level. However, progress with our Advisory Group has been slower than originally anticipated, due to lack of staff capacity to invest in this piece of work and more latterly the pandemic.

Outside of engagement in the artistic programme (as participants, volunteers and artists), our aim is for Members to be able to contribute to and to understand the work of staff and trustees who they may not come across in their everyday use of our services. There is a genuine appetite to accelerate and amplify Members' involvement to achieve our vision of ‘Members at the heart’ of Clean Break.

We believe that a new approach is needed, and are excited to invest some additional resource and capacity to review, improve and firmly establish the Members Advisory Group and Members Forum at Clean Break and ensure an accessible and fit for purpose model of involvement for the future.

Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing services for women with experience of the criminal justice system and at risk of entering it, all of our positions are open to women only, (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, part 1). If you are an organisation the key people should be women.

Click here to download the information pack

The closing date for receipt of proposals is 10am on Friday 16 April 2021.

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A picture from the 2019 production of [BLANK}. The stage is busy with actors on different levels doing different actions.
17.03.21

Clean Break Search for New Trustees

We are looking for 4 women to join our board of trustees.

We are searching for up to four women to serve as trustees.

“Being a trustee of Clean Break is enormously rewarding, both professionally and personally. Clean Break’s governance and leadership approach is innovative, dynamic and often courageous, based around a deep commitment to placing Members at the heart of the organisation. The work Clean Break undertakes and the outcomes it achieves are important and are meaningful, to individual women and to our society as a whole”.
Alison Jefferis, Trustee

Our board is currently made up of twelve women with varied professional and personal experience from across theatre and the arts, criminal justice, the women’s sector and private finance. You do not need experience as a trustee to apply and lived experience is as valuable to us as education or work experience. To ensure we have a range of experience, perspective, and skills within our Board, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience in Finance/Fundraising, Theatre Producing/Arts Management, and the Criminal Justice/Legal system.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 12 April 2021, with interviews to be led by a panel of trustees.

Click here to download the recruitment pack

Application Pack

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

 

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11.02.21

Recruitment: Participation Associate

We're looking for a Participation Associate to join our team as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-2022

Clean Break is delighted to announce recruitment for a Participation Associate as part of the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries. This Fellowship is supported by the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries 2020-22.

We’re looking for an early career artist strongly aligned with our values, passions and beliefs to design, facilitate and coordinate impactful participatory theatre work across Clean Break’s artistic programme. You’ll have a proven commitment to excellent participatory practice in the performing arts, and to amplifying diverse and marginalised voices in theatre.

As our Participation Associate, you’ll get to work with our team on a wide range of projects involving our Members (women with lived experience of the criminal justice system and women at risk of entering it) and involving women currently serving sentences in prison or attending women’s centres. The role will be focused on designing and facilitating theatre-based workshops, developing ideas for and implementing our digital engagement with women, as well as coordinating some project activity.

Working within the Participation team, you’ll report to the Participation Manager and collaborate closely with other team members. For some projects you’ll also work directly with one or both of our Joint Artistic Directors.

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.

 

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14.01.21

Anti-Racism Consultant

We are looking to appoint an experienced anti-racism consultant or organisation.

Clean Break is looking to appoint an experienced anti-racism consultant or organisation to provide expertise and additional capacity to support us in designing and implementing our anti-racism commitments.

Clean Break is undertaking a thorough internal review of its anti-racism practices and policy framework. We are seeking the expertise of an external consultant to support us in our endeavour to improve understanding and rectify the systemic ways in which racism exists in our organisation and implement change that drives out inequality in our structures and processes. We want to build on our existing good practice and alter our future to the benefit of all women, enabling us to actively behave in an anti-racist way.

In this role you will work iteratively with the Joint Artistic Director and Head of Participation supporting them to lead this work effectively, offering guidance to help wise decision making and being accessible to address issues which may arise. You will also facilitate conversations with the whole staff team as well as the Chair and Trustees to ensure a company wide approach. 

Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing services to women, all of our positions are open to women only (exempt under Equality Act 2020 Schedule 9, part 1). If you are an organisation the key personnel involved should be women.

Full details are in our pack and accompanying policies, linked below:
The deadline for submitting proposals is 10am on Monday 1 February.

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08.12.20

Interim Support Manager

We are looking for a warm, caring Interim Support Manager to identify and manage the varied support needs of the women at the heart of our programmes: our Members.

You’ll bring at least three years’ experience of working in social care, welfare or mental health services, and have a well-established trauma-informed approach.

Around 50-70 Members are actively engaged across Clean Break’s work at any time, with many also participating in our core, seasonal Members Programme. You’ll ensure they have the best possible access to our activities, either online or in the building, and work with them to understand any access or engagement issues.

You’ll also work with these women to support their mental health, drug/alcohol, financial, emotional, welfare and education/career needs. And you’ll provide this support in a combination of ways: through one-to-one support, assessment, action planning, partnership building / signposting and any other appropriate support measures.

You’ll work closely with the Participation Team – Head of Participation, Participation Manager and Members Assistant – and report to the Head of Participation.

Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing services to women, all of our positions are open to women only (exempt under Equality Act 2020 Schedule 9, part 1).

The deadline for submitting applications has passed.

 

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01.12.20

Operations Manager

We are looking for a friendly, practical and solutions-driven manager to oversee day to day facilities operation at our Kentish Town building for the next nine months.

You’ll ensure a warm, professional and safe working environment for our staff, beneficiaries, contractors and other visitors, and keep the building and our core systems running smoothly and sustainably.

You’ll work closely with our Operations Team - Receptionist & Admin Assistant, Cleaners, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteers and Front of House staff – and report to our Head of Finance & Operations.

Over the nine months, you’ll also help us to work out longer term management needs for our building and the facilities on site, in a post-Covid world.

Because our work is about highlighting women’s experiences and providing services to women, all of our positions are open to women only (exempt under Equality Act 2020 Schedule 9, part 1).

Full details are in our Recruitment Pack and accompanying policies, linked below:

The deadline for submitting applications for this role is 10am on Monday 14 December 2020.

 

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15.11.20

Clean Break is Recruiting

We are recruiting for an Individual Giving Manager to join our development team who will be responsible for maintaining and increasing support from individual donors, working strategically to nurture relationships, identifying new prospects and creating imaginative fundraising campaigns and events.

We’re looking for an excellent communicator with a strong understanding of what inspires individuals to support a charity like Clean Break, and great ideas for keeping our donors engaged. The ideal candidate is someone who loves crafting new initiatives and campaigns but who also understands the importance of excellent database management and well-informed research.

This is a permanent position and is normally office based in Kentish Town North London with occasional London-wide and national travel; however, due to Covid-19, it is likely to be home based initially.

We strongly believe that your lived experience enhances what you bring to a professional setting. We want women from a broad range of diverse backgrounds with a cross section of skills, experiences and narratives to extend and develop how we work.

We are particularly interested in hearing from;

  • Women with personal experience of the criminal justice system (including former prisoners, probation clients, and/or women cautioned by the police)
  • Black, Asian and ethnically diverse women
  • Women from a low socio-economic background
  • Women who identify as D/deaf or disabled

These women are underrepresented in the UK’s cultural workforce, including in our charity, and we know that many face barriers when looking to join it. We want to change this.

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Monday 23 November.

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20.10.20

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary

Clean Break is one of 50 arts organisations to be funded to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow.

  • The role at Clean Break will be a Participation Associate working across Clean Break’s Members Programme, Young Artist Development Programme and Prison residencies. Recruitment dates are still to be confirmed.
  • The programme is targeted at applicants from low socio-economic groups, who are under-represented in the arts and cultural sector.

Clean Break is to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow as part of a programme to get more people from low socio-economic backgrounds into cultural careers. Across the UK there will be 50 exciting opportunities to develop a career in the arts, with each role playing an important part in the host organisation. Clean Break is welcoming applications for the role of Participation Associate, which will involve working across Clean Break’s Members programme, Young Artist Development Programme and Prison residencies.

Even before the pandemic wreaked havoc on career prospects in the arts, those from middle-class backgrounds were 2.5 times more likely to end up in creative occupations than their working-class peers. This is a situation which has not improved since records began in 2014. Social mobility is a greater issue in the cultural sector and wider creative industries than across the economy as a whole. The wider creative industries have created over 300,000 jobs over the past five years, yet the number of creative workers from working-class backgrounds has increased by just 33,000. Just as with the impact of the 2008 financial crisis, it is expected that those who are already finding it difficult to make their way in the arts will be the worst hit by the impact of covid-19.

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries aim to redress the balance by funding 50 paid, year-long artistic and creative Fellowships as well as an organisational development programme run by people make it work to embed inclusive practices for the host organisation, with three members of the host team taking part, including a board member and a senior executive.

This is the fourth edition of the programme, which has been running for over 10 years and has 125 alumni to date, many of whom have forged successful careers. This edition of WJCB is the largest yet, with support from Arts Council England’s Transforming Leadership Programme, Garfield Weston Foundation, Art Fund, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland, and PRS Foundation.

Click here to find out more about the programme
Click here to find out more about the thinking behind the programme
Click here to see which other organisations are involved

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Write 2 Connect Slide
13.07.20

Write 2 Connect

We are a community. We are all connected.

Earlier this year, Clean Break and It’s Not Your Birthday But… joined together to launch Write 2 Connect, a letter writing project connecting women through the prison walls with women in the community.

At the end of the project, Artist and Filmmaker Chuck Lowry worked with our Members to create a film to celebrate Write 2 Connect and the words of comfort, hope and inspiration shared from women to women. The film was originally created for Agenda and MIND's #womensidebyside conference.

About Write 2 Connect

There are currently 3,424 women in prison (as of 24 April 2020), many of whom are locked in their cells for 23 hours a day and whose visits, which can be a vital lifeline, have been suspended to stem the spread of the virus. This project has been devised in response to Covid19, and our desire to reach out to some of the most vulnerable in our society at this time.

For two weeks in May 2020, women from every corner of the UK and from all walks of life sent letters with words of inspiration, hope and solidarity to women in prison. The letters were about finding comfort in words and nature, things that inspired them and words of connection and solidarity. They all shared something personal and offered hope--a gift which everyone can afford, and which can remind us in difficult moments like the one we currently face, that we are connected, we are part of a wider community and we are valued.

Community Letters

Over 200 letters were delivered to HMP Downview. The women in HMP Downview then wrote their own letters in response which were passed on to women accessing services at women's centres.Letters from DownviewIf you would like read some more of the letters from the project please click on this link 

Helen Pringle
14.05.20

The Helen Pringle Award

Clean Break is proud to announce the inaugural Helen Pringle Award, an annual award in memory of our dearest friend and colleague, Helen Pringle, who died on May 14 2017 at the age of 50, after living with cancer for a number of years.

Helen worked for Clean Break as Head of Finance and Senior Producer, from September 2001 until three weeks before her death in 2017. Helen’s own values, her commitment to social justice and to women’s empowerment and her love of theatre were strongly aligned with Clean Break’s company values. Her contribution to the organisation over the decade and a half she worked here helped lay the foundation for our new business model and is ever present as we weather the current storm of COVID19, particularly her pragmatism, optimism and belief in working together which live with us day to day. We have long since intended to honour her life, commitment and passion with an award, and are now delighted to do so, to keep her legacy alive.

Helen Pringle

As well as being a massive theatre lover, Helen believed profoundly in the need for change in the industry – to ensure that women with a criminal record, women facing discrimination, women living in poverty, and women with mental health needs or in recovery from addiction had opportunities to become part of the industry themselves. It is with this in mind that the Helen Pringle Award will be open to Clean Break Members past and present on an annual basis offering a £1,000 bursary to support a woman in her Further /Higher Education studies in a related field, and a mentorship by one of Clean Break’s artistic community.

The Helen Pringle Award 2020 was awarded to Clean Break Members, Esther and Kei. 
We will be opening applications for 2021 on 14 May 2021.
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Clean Break
25.02.20

Clean Break Search for New Chair of Trustees

We are searching for an exceptional woman to serve as Chair of our Board of Trustees, as current Chair Kim Evans OBE steps down at the end of her tenure later this year.

Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director commented:
“We wholeheartedly thank Kim Evans for being a phenomenal chair for the past seven years. Clean Break has gone through huge and exciting changes over the past few years and Kim has been exceptionally supportive, insightful and dedicated. We will miss her. We look forward to finding a pioneering woman leader as our new chair who holds our commitment to ground-breaking theatre and changing women’s lives close to her heart and work.”

Our board is currently made up of twelve women with varied professional and personal experience from across theatre and the arts, criminal justice, the women’s sector and private finance.

Tanya Tracey, current Trustee commented:
“Clean Break’s Board is such an empowering group. The best part is being able to share ideas, build relationships with the staff and Members, and see the work Clean Break makes knowing that you’ve been part of making it happen. I’d say the most important thing about being a Trustee is recognising the strengths we all have as women individually to steer the organisation whilst having different backgrounds and expertise.”

The deadline for applications is Monday 6 April, with interviews to be led by a panel of Trustees.

Click here to download the recruitment pack

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11.02.20

Volunteer Opportunities at Clean Break!

Passionate about theatre and criminal justice interventions? Have some time to spare? We want you to join our team at Clean Break!

We are seeking volunteers in a range of areas – from research to gardening – to help us out in our Kentish Town base.

Grab your chance to build skills in a welcoming environment and contribute to exciting work that aims to make a positive change in the lives of women with experience of the criminal justice system.

We have opportunities to volunteer right across Clean Break. If you have an expert skill you’d like to share, or even just think you’d make a fun team member, then we have a space for you.

Are you a keen researcher? You could be working on our 40th Anniversary Heritage project, sorting through archival materials and helping staging our exhibition in Autumn 2020.

Research Volunteer Recruitment Pack

Prefer the great outdoors? We’re looking for someone to help with the upkeep of our garden, so it can be enjoyed by everyone.

Gardener Volunteer Recruitment Pack

Want to build your administrative skills across fundraising, marketing and participation support? We’re looking for someone to help our Development Team.

Development and Members Administration Volunteer Recruitment Pack

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering for Clean Break email Samantha McNeil, our Volunteer Coordinator, at samantha.mcneil@cleanbreak.org.uk or call 020 7482 8600.

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10.09.19

Clean Break needs YOU!

We're looking for a Health and Wellbeing Volunteer!

We're looking for a Health and Wellbeing Volunteer to support the group coordinator in running a health and wellbeing group for women participating in our programme. Issues covered include self-care, building self-esteem and confidence and education around mental health issues and trauma.

Your tasks will include: 

  • Preparing educational resources
  • Supporting and assisting the group facilitator
  • Clearing up
  • External supervision- one or two sessions per season

The ideal candidate would have Some experience of working with vulnerable women, group work 1:1 therapeutic experience, or training of any kind with psychological/therapeutic input.

If you'd like to join the team, please email samantha.mcneil@cleanbreak.org.uk attaching your CV and stating your availability. 

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BRAZEN Clean break
07.08.19

Applications Open for Young Artists Development Programme

Are you a performer aged 17 – 30?
Do you want to develop your performance skills and create your own work?
Do you have experience of the criminal justice system?

If this describes you, then our Young Artists Development Programme could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. 

This specialist programme is for young women aged 17 – 30 who have experience of, or who are on the fringes of the Criminal Justice System and want to develop their acting skills and gain an insight into the creative industry. The programme takes place over a year focusing on nurturing and supporting new talent and giving a platform to underrepresented artists, with a view to creating original work.

Following an extremely successful programme last year we are extremely excited to invite six more young women to join Clean Break and learn from some of the best female artists in the theatre industry. During a nine-month intensive programme you will participate in a variety of masterclasses, perform in a new play that raises issues of young women and incarceration and work on an independent project creating your own show, all while being mentored by industry professionals. A theatre and book allowance are also provided to supplement your professional development.

Clean Break is committed to dismantling barriers to engagement in the arts and therefore this programme is free of charge. In addition, lunch and travel expenses are covered. All we ask is that you commit to one day of rehearsal per week, with the possibility of extension during rehearsal periods.

“It has totally changed my confidence. It’s always been something I struggle with, and the independent project in particular has really stretched my confidence. I’ve had many times when I felt like I wanted to cancel it or I couldn’t do it, but I’m doing it anyway which I think says a lot about how my confidence has improved… I’ve now got three very close friends for life in the other young women - really a new family. It’s been amazing.”
Young Artists Development Programme Member 2018 – 2019

Applications for the Young Artists Development Programme 2019 – 2020 are now open! If you’re looking to take the next step in your career, then please click the link below and complete the application. We can’t wait to meet you!

Closing date: 12:00 pm on Tuesday 10 September

If you have any questions about the programme, or your eligibility to apply, don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0207 482 8600 or email participation@cleanbreak.org.uk. 

Click here to apply for the Young Artists Development Programme 2019/20

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20.06.19

Clean Break are Hiring!

We're looking for a Head of Finance and Operations and a Finance and HR Assistant to join our team in Kentish Town!

The Head of Finance and Operations will lead and oversee the finance management, operations, and administration for Clean Break. This strategic role is part of the Senior Management Team, which consists also of the Head of Participation and the Head of Development & Communications.

The Finance and HR Assistant will support the operation and administration of the finance and human resource systems of Clean Break on a day-to-day basis to enable effective management of the company.

If you would like to join our team click the link below to read the application pack and find out how to apply. 

Download Head of Finance and Operations Recruitment Pack 

Download Finance and HR Assistant Recruitment Pack

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Clean Break Spring Season
15.02.19

Become a Friend of Clean Break

As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations we're launching a brand new Friends Scheme. This will give you a chance to support our work and be the first to know all our news.

Our work on stage, in prisons and in the community could not happen without the generous support of our donors. Each year we need to raise over £1 million, and every donation, no matter what size, makes our work possible. 

“Not sure how I would have got through if it was not for Clean Break” - Clean Break Member

Become a Friend of Clean Break today and help us change women's lives.

Here are the different ways you can make an impact:

The Compassionate £5 monthly or £60 annually
Your support at this level could provide lunch for Members participating in a Theatre Making workshop for up to a month

The Collaborative £25 monthly or £300 annually
This level could facilitate 3 days’ outreach work with women in prisons and community settings

The Courageous £50 monthly or £600 annually
This level could inspire Members with a masterclass from a leading theatre artist

The Creative £100 monthly or £1,200 annually
This level could give women full access to our Members programme for one season: and the chance to build confidence, skills and creativity and access tailored support, all within Clean Break’s inspiring, trauma-informed and women-only studios

All donations are fully gift aid-able. By signing up to Clean Break’s Friends scheme you will receive e-news bulletins with updates, opportunities to join us for performances and events, and invitations to explore further support for Clean Break’s work.

“Touches us in a way that news stories and reportage can’t” - The Guardian on Clean Break production Joanne, 2016

Sign up today and start making change, to join click here

 

 

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06.12.18

Clean Break Announce New Producer

We have appointed Mimi Findlay as Producer, ahead of our 40th anniversary season in 2019. She takes up the position from January.

Mimi joins us with a background in producing and theatre administration. She has worked for companies including Fuel, Talawa, National Theatre, Actors Touring Company and Paines Plough as producer and project manager, theatre administrator and assistant to the directors/general PA. She is also currently on the panel for the Alfred Fagon Award.

Róisín McBrinn, Joint Artistic Director, commented;

‘Anna, Erin and I are delighted to welcome Mimi to our team. She brings a wealth of experience a progressive, insightful attitude to who gets to make and see theatre and is joining the company at an important time when we are producing more and reaching out to more audiences. We look forward to creating exceptional theatre together.’

Mimi commented;

‘I am proud to join Clean Break at such a pivotal moment in its history and look forward to getting stuck into our 2019 anniversary season and beyond. It is important to me that theatre sustains careers from all corners of the industry and harnesses artists’ voices to enhance British culture for everyone and Clean Break is a vital part of this endeavour.’

The Producer role is central to Clean Break’s commitment to create extraordinary theatre that fuses the work of leading women writers and artists with the work and experiences of the company’s Members (women with experience of or on the fringes of the criminal justice system). Working closely with Clean Break’s three-women leadership team, she will take Clean Break shows and projects, at various stages of development, into production and support the team with the development of new ideas, collaborations and partnerships.

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20.09.18

Photography Competition Winners Announced!

Our competition for female photographers has showcased the incredible talent out there!

Earlier this month, we launched a Twitter competition asking female photographers to retweet and reply with one of their photographs in the hopes of being awarded some free time in our photography studio. We were absolutely staggered by the wave of responses we got and the quality of the photographs. In fact, the quality was so high that we were unable to select only one winner, and have decided to award studio time to three outstanding photographers with three outstanding photographs. They are:

Heather Agyepong

Yaa (#7), Heather Agyepong, 2017
www.heatheragyepong.com

Myah Jeffers

Babirye, Brainchild, Myah Jeffers, 2018
Instagram:@myahismyname

Sophie Mayanne

Georgie, Behind The Scars Series, Sophie Mayanne, 2018
www.behindthescars.co.uk

On a separate note, we also had many DMs and emails testifying as to how enormously difficult it is for even seemingly established female photographers to make headway in a still male-dominated field. We're glad to be able to help, even in this small way. Congratulations to everyone who entered!

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16.07.18

Kick start your arts career by volunteering at Clean Break!

Are you looking for a volunteer role in an arts organisation?

Are you looking for the opportunity to get your career in the arts kickstarted? We have several volunteer opportunities based in our studios in the heart of Kentish Town. 

We're looking for:

If you are interested in any of the roles above please send a CV and cover letter to Samantha McNeil at Samantha.McNeil@cleanbreak.org.uk. 

Click here to find out more about the work that we do. 

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17.05.18

Clean Break Announces a Competition!

Apply before 4pm on 15 June for your chance to win!

Clean Break is on the hunt for one lucky company to offer our support to this summer! We'll be offering:

  • Free rehearsal space at our London studios for the last week of July (23-27 July, 9am-5pm)
  • 1-2-1 meeting with our marketing team for advice on selling your show.
  • A promotional bump on our website and via our social media channels

We're looking for companies that value the sames things we do, so if your show is foregrounding women and/or the criminal justice system, apply now! Not sure if your show fits those criteria? Apply anyway! What have you got to lose?

The winner will be judged based on who we feel best reflects our own theatrical and social values. To apply, please share the competition on Twitter and reply to our posts about the competition with <100 words about your show and company by 4pm on 15 June. The winner will be announced by 6pm the same day.
Good luck!

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