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Male drama workshop course leaders required for: Jack: a creative health and sexual health resource for men with learning disabilities


£20/£25 per hour on a freelance basis (Dates for work to be negotiated on appointment)

Josephine and Jack are life-size anatomically accurate cloth figures who we use in workshops and one-to-one work with adults and young people with learning disabilities to discuss a range of issues such as health, well-being, relationships, sex and sexuality. We also cover such issues as bereavement, staying safe and keeping fit and have a specific course aimed at younger people with learning disabilities called “The Josephine and Jack Shack.”

Our workshops are based around the idea that Jack or Josephine has a particular issue that’s concerning them or that they’d like to find out more about - for example: Josephine has been invited to a smear test - or Jack fancies a girl at the club and would like to ask her out on a date.

Through storytelling, games and role-play we explore the issue with a small group of participants and come up with a solution or an answer to which we all contributed and which we all understand.

Although Josephine and Jack  are anatomically correct , we emphasise that they are not “demonstration dolls” as would be commonly understood - we prefer to think of them as “characters” and as such a central part of the work we do is based around respect for those characters, enabling us to explore with participants issues such as safe space and appropriate behaviour.

You can see more about us on our website: www.JosephineandJackProject.co.uk

We are a small team based in the North East of England and run our courses throughout the region.


JJP is growing!  So we are looking for highly skilled male workshop course leaders to join a pool of session staff to deliver Jack workshops and courses on a freelance, contract by contract basis.

Successful candidates will have:

·         Proven knowledge of issues related to men’s health

·         Experience of working with people with learning disabilities

·         Skills and experience in leading drama-based workshops and / or creative group activities and evaluating their impact

·         At least two years’ experience of running workshops in a community setting

·         Ability to work to deadlines and as part of a team



Full JJP induction given to successful candidates

Appointments subject to DBS Clearance and references

Single gender exception deemed as “occupational requirement” and therefore permitted as per Equality Act 2010




For an informal discussion about the project call Simon, our Chief Executive  on 0191 261 5555 or email : simon@josephineandjackproject.co.uk



apply by email to rachel@josephineandjackproject.co.uk with your CV and an application statement of no more than two pages of  A4.


The closing date for applications is Friday 26 April 2019 and we’ll be contacting suitable candidates about interviews  in early May.

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