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Creative Kirklees / Opportunities / Mon 09 May 2022

Yorkshire Dance: Freelance Project Assist./Dementia Care Mapper

Yorkshire Dance: Freelance Project Assist./Dementia Care Mapper

Are you someone who has good administration skills, a keen eye for detail and an enthusiastic team player. Are you sensitive, caring and considerate?

Yorkshire Dance have a vision that every care home resident has access to the arts and strive to make Leeds a place where care homes can access dance, movement and music.

In Mature Company, works in partnership with care homes across Leeds to deliver specialised creative sessions for residents with dementia. Sessions use movement, music, touch and non-verbal communication to create moments of social connections, promote physical activity and wellbeing.

They are looking for someone to provide administrative support to assist the successful delivery of In Mature Company – dance and creativity in care homes. This will include working at Yorkshire Dance’s central Leeds offices and visiting/supporting care homes across Leeds.

This is also a development opportunity to train to become a Dementia Care Mapper. Yorkshire Dance will pay for (online) training delivered by the University of Bradford. Dementia Care Mapping as a research tool to better understand the impact of the creative sessions on people living with dementia

Once you have completed the training you will then have the skills and expertise to evaluate the creative sessions (along with Yorkshire Dance’s other mapper).

Project Assistant – 12 month freelance contract (with a possible extension)

Dementia Care Mapper – 36 months freelance contract

Project Support 2 days per week. DCM 20 days per year

Fee £120 per day

Please send a CV and covering letter and return no later than 5pm on Monday 9 May 2022 to

Older People’s Project Manager

If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about this opportunity please call 0113 259 5713.

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