Licketyspit Theatre Company
Licketyspit Theatre Company

Charity registered in Scotland SC035154

Licketyspit is a specialist early years theatre company based in Scotland, which aims to fire imaginations and deliver children’s rights, through theatre and drama-led play. Our work is based on theatre, stories, rhymes, songs and games, created for and with children, families, and communities. Licketyspit creates and delivers work from full-scale theatre shows to intensive, drama-led early intervention. We work with professionals and practitioners working with children, in the arts, and in school and nursery settings, and we share our learning at local, national and international level. Our drama-led play approach is called Storyplay.

Current vacancies

Communications Coordinator - Children & Families Network

  • Part time
  • £26,000 – £28,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow - Flexibility between at-home, in office and in local communities working
  • Closing 30th September 2021

Licketyspit is a pioneering Scottish early years theatre company which has rooted its work in transformational drama-led children’s rights-based practice for twenty years. Our work springs from the connection between actors and children as ‘play experts’. Learning to consult children through play has led to a series of highly successful projects on a trajectory of discovery, which has coalesced as – Storyplay – a powerful and flexible children’s rights-based approach & methodology based on shared intergenerational imaginary play.

Storyplay is being used in education, community and arts and cultural contexts; to support refugees and asylum seekers; and as a child consultation methodology through ‘Have Your Say Through Play’. Licketyspit’s Children & Families Network (CFN) is at the heart of our practice. The CFN is an 850-strong community of families who share Licketyspit’s children’s rights ethos and want continuing connectivity and opportunities to take part in Storyplay. Licketyspit’s work is open to all, but the company prioritises its work in areas of high socio-economic challenge. This role is focussed on Licketyspit’s New Scots Integration project, Porridge & Play Hubs – Castlemilk & East End.*

About the role

We are looking for a Communications Co-ordinator (Children & Families Network) to support both our children & family and community engagement, and the way we share and disseminate our rights-based practice more widely. You will be joining a friendly core team of four and be responsible for supporting online and face-to-face communications with families and professionals in the children & families sector; project development; monitoring and evaluation.

We are seeking a self-motivated, capable, outgoing, tech savvy and creative person who shares our belief in the ability of the arts to transform children’s lives. Licketyspit is a national company. This post will work out of our base in Glasgow. Initially for a 12-month fixed term contract with a view to renewal subject to funding. Licketyspit is an equal opportunities employer.

*The project (and role) is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union