Lead Chaperone and Child Licensing Coordinator


£19,577 per annum, part-time (24 hours per week)

Permanent contract

As the home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, at the Royal Opera House we want many more people to enjoy and engage in exceptional ballet and opera. We have a diverse team of over one thousand employees - working in artistic, technical, craft, administrative and customer service roles. With performances starting to return to the stage, we are now seeking someone with a robust understanding of chaperoning, licensing and child protection to work with our Safeguarding Manager in our busy Human Resources team.

This key role will continue our work in influencing and promoting safeguarding across the organization. Working closely with the artistic companies and our Learning and Participation teams as the lead on Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable adults, the job will involve reviewing and developing good practice in relation to the physical and emotional well-being of participants and compliance in all our performance and Learning and Participation activities.

The responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Leading the team of Opera chaperones
  • Overseeing that licensing requirements are met
  • Working in partnership with the Safeguarding Manager
  • Managing invoices and payments related to chaperones and child performers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Experience of chaperoning children in theatre, performing arts, TV or artist management
  • Experience of Safeguarding in an arts, charity or education environment
  • An understanding of relevant safeguarding legislation and its application to the Royal Opera House's business environment
  • Ability to lead and supervise a team of chaperones in a fast moving business area
  • Experience of managing process compliance and delivering an effective service to the relevant stakeholders.

The Royal Opera House believes that safeguarding is everyone's responsibility. We recognise that the care, protection and welfare of children and adults at risk is paramount and that these groups have the right to be protected from all types of harm, and we expect all staff and volunteers to commit to this belief.

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on Apply Now. For queries please contact the HR Department at hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk You can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.

Closing date for applications:8am, Tuesday 4th May 2021

This post is dependent on thorough checks being completed. These include reference checks, identity checks and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check in line with government guidance.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.



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