Mess up the Messs – Youth Arts Officer Vacancy

Youth Arts Officer
Full Time, 37 hours per week
Fixed term to January 2021
£22, 666.89
(Pay award pending) 


Are you passionate about youth arts and drama and engaging young people from diverse backgrounds? Are you committed to making sure all young people are able to participate regardless of the particular barriers they may face?

Mess Up The Mess have been working with the hardest to reach young people in our communities since 2007. Our vision is to make “awkward and brave theatre, by, for and with young people.”

With funding from Big Lottery Fund, we’re embarking on a 3 year project using drama and arts activities to support the wellbeing of young people across South Wales. The Youth Arts Officer is a key role on this project: creating and delivering activities with young people and managing small project activities.

We’re looking for an experienced professional with the enthusiasm and practical skills to help us bring this vision to even more hard to reach and easy to ignore young people.
This post has been funded by Big Lottery Fund.

Applicants who are interested in applying must respond with an application form that clearly states how you meet the post’s person specification. CVs will not be accepted.
Download an application pack from the website: Or e-mail [email protected] or call 01269 591 167 for an information pack and application form.
Closing date for applications:
 10.00am Monday 18 September, 2017.

 Interview date: Wednesday 4 October, 2017.
Candidates invited for interview will be notified by telephone.  If you have not heard from us in 2 weeks please assume your application has been unsuccessful.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and an enhanced DBS disclosure, including a check against the Children’s barred list, will be made before the successful candidate can be confirmed in post.