Work with us

Current Opportunities


Job Overview

  • Job Title: Producer
  • Salary: £18,720
  • Hours: 22.5 per week
  • Artform: Theatre
  • Role: Creative
  • Contract: Contract
  • Closing date: Mon, 07 Aug 2023
  • Location:
    South East

Please get in touch with Claire Reilly – for the full person specification before submitting your application.

Job Summary

The role is key in establishing year-round community engagement as we look to form deeper and more impactful relationships with our local communities, partners and education settings across all aspects of Fluid Motion activity, and across key priority areas of Hampshire.

Job Description

The role is essential to the ongoing aims and vision of Fluid Motion Theatre company as we strengthen our reputation as being leaders in the field of arts and health and work more closely with the NHS and other local health and community partners on a bold new programme right across Hampshire (key priority are currently Gosport, Southampton, Portsmouth, New Forest, Rushmoor, Havant and our home in Basingstoke).

You’ll be a dynamic producer and an effective, and empathetic communicator, with a will to help local individuals and groups support their mental health and wellbeing through theatre and creative activity.

You will form new relationships and work closely with existing health and community partners to develop effective signposting and referral methods for relevant programmes, so that barriers to participation can be removed, reaching more of those who need it and who may not normally want to take part.

You will be involved in workshop planning and content testing, as well as the recruitment and training of Creative Practitioners and the provision of ongoing support (both practical and emotional) for them across their delivery.

An interest in the process of applying for and receiving public funding is important, as evaluating and reporting on Fluid Motion work will be a key part of the role. It is therefore also helpful to have good attention to detail and a positive attitude towards monitoring outcomes, analysing data, and writing reports for both internal and external use.

As part of a small but mighty team, you will also be willing to apply your skills to wider tasks which serve the overall purpose of Fluid Motion Theatre Company.

Job Requirements

Person Specification


Passion for improving and supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing through theatre and creative activity

Significant experience in developing and producing community projects, ideally in an arts context however we are open to considering equivalent, non-arts experience where the skills are transferable

Ability to work effectively within a team and to lead, manage and motivate artists, staff, participants and partners to achieve outstanding results

Experience in developing evaluation tools and collecting and collating feedback, and an interest in reporting on outcomes

Experience and strong enthusiasm for working with diverse communities

Experience of managing staff or volunteers

Full, clean driving licence and access to own car

The candidate must live within the Hampshire borders.

Job Responsibilities

This role strikes a fine balance between being administrative and being on the ground across Hampshire in the thick of the action.

Responsibilities include coordinating logistics of project delivery, booking venues, leading calls with partners, inputting data, writing reports, briefing practitioners, attending networking events, pitching projects, meeting new leads, establishing relationships with participants, running training days and consultation events and collecting project feedback within education and community sessions.

You’ll be a key point of contact for members of our evolving creative community, and a font of great ideas, information, and insight into how Fluid Motion can better support and engage our local communities, whilst remaining committed to the ethos of ‘using theatre to make happy brains’.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please either:

Send a covering letter that answers the following:

What excites you about this role at Fluid Motion?
What qualities and skills will you bring?
What relevant background and experience do you have?
Please share an example of when you have developed and produced a community project


Send a short video (no more than 5 minutes long) that answers the questions above.

Please send your covering letter or video PLUS a CV to Leigh Johnstone, Artistic Director at

The closing date for applications is 9am, 7th August 2023. Interviews are expected to take place w/c 21st August. We are especially keen to welcome applications across a diverse set of backgrounds.

If you have any access requirements, please contact us to let us know how we can support you in your application in advance of the deadline. Please feel free to give Leigh Johnstone, Artistic Director a call for an informal chat before you apply on 07935 680209.

Creative Practitioner

Job Overview

  • Job Title: Fluid Motion Creative Practitioner 
  • Reporting to: Producer 
  • Rate of pay: £150 per two-hour workshop, inclusive of all planning, evaluation and travel.
  • Closing date: 9am, 10th August 2023


The Role 

Fluid Motion Theatre Company are seeking one or more dynamic and engaging theatre practitioners to deliver mental health and theatre workshops as part of The Gathering Project, throughout 2023.  

The project will run over eight two-hour workshops which will occur weekly where possible (with the final one featuring an informal sharing of work which is an accumulation of material created by participants across the project).

Delivery will take place between August and December. You must be available for a block of at least eight half-days (the same day each week). 

Session plans and training are provided and you will work closely with the Producer to familiarise with this content, as well as to support project evaluation through weekly debriefs and collation of anecdotal feedback from participants and staff throughout the project. 

Participants are members of the community who are aged 18+, and who have a mild to moderate mental health condition (this does not need to have been formally diagnosed).

Mental Health First Aid training is available, and as part of this post you will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check if you do not have a valid check already.



  • Interest in improving and supporting people’s mental health and wellbeing through theatre and creative activity.  
  • Significant experience leading performing arts workshops.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, including a flexible approach to developing and delivering the job.  
  • Willingness to support project evaluation through journaling and session/project debriefs.  
  • Full, clean driving licence and access to own car. This role will require delivering workshops to different groups across Hampshire. 



  • Experience delivering in a mental health context/working with vulnerable people.  
  • Lived experience of poor mental health.  
  • Based in Hampshire. 


Application and shortlisting process 

Please submit a short summary paragraph expressing your interest in and eligibility for the role, to This can be in written or video format.  

You are welcome to include links to your work as a practitioner and/or your C.V. if you feel it supports your application.  

DEADLINE: 9am, 10th August 2023

We will invite shortlisted candidates to an informal interview and audition on 24th August 2023. We will let the successful candidates know the outcome by Monday 28th August 2023.   

Please email if you have any questions, or for an informal chat. 

Fluid Motion work with us

Volunteer With Us

Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to operate.

Volunteers have been involved at every level of our work since we first started back in 2010. Whatever time you can give and whatever your interests, we’ll find a job to suit you, whether it’s performing, sitting on the board of directors or taking photographs at events. 

By volunteering with us you are helping to raise awareness of mental health issues and challenging stigma.

Many of our volunteers have a personal interest in mental health and bring with them their knowledge and experience, which is invaluable.

We welcome people from all backgrounds particularly those who have experience of using mental health services.

What our volunteers say...

Volunteering gives me the chance to meet new people and learn and gain more knowledge on mental heath. It gives me new skills and knowledge of mental heath and awareness.

Adam Festival Volunteer

It is a lovely place to volunteer every one Is friendly and we all work as a team, really enjoy seeing people and being part of a good community.

Julie Festival Volunteer

I found volunteering at All In The Mind fest an energising delight! I was stationed at the information desk which meant I got to greet people and send them off on their journeys around the festival, as well as kickstart conversations about the role of arts in both taking care of our mental health and raising awareness around it. Watching people arrive, flustered and mid-errand, and "only able to spare five minutes" then sticking around the whole day and leaving with a glowing smile on their face was such a joy to watch.

Hannah Festival Volunteer
Skip to content