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Head of Year BA (Hons) Acting

The Monkey House, Seven Sisters Road, Greater, London, UK

Job Type

Full-Time, Permanent


£35,000 - 38,000 pa

About the Role

Ready to shape the next generation of acting talent? We're on the lookout for an outstanding Head of Year to join our team at The Monkey House in North London. If you're passionate about
fostering excellence in actor training, driving performance innovation, and creating collaborative opportunities, we want you!
As the Head of Year - BA (Hons) Acting, you'll be a guiding force for our students, ensuring they receive exceptional training and support throughout their journey. Your extensive experience in
Higher Education will be invaluable as you lead the cohort, working closely with faculty to maintain our high standards and vibrant learning environment.
It's an exciting period at Fourth Monkey. As we approach our 15th year, we've realised some significant achievements. Our BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree, delivered in partnership with Falmouth University, has been a great success. We've also expanded our offerings with the CertHE Acting & Theatre Making and the MA Collaborative Theatre. Last year, we proudly added our new 3-year BA (Hons) Acting course and the inaugural cohort is already thriving.
As we continue to grow and evolve as a leading drama school and charity arts organisation, we're looking for a passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced Head of Year to join our team.


Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership in modules Reporting within modules to improve training standards and provide formative and summative feedback

  • Directing on projects for internal assessment and public performance

  • Integration of your specialised practices into training and productions

  • Support the Director of Training to research and monitor sector requirements to ensure course content responds to sector needs

  • Support the Director of Training to research and monitor student aspirations to ensure course responds to intake’s needs

  • Ensure that all course content aligns with the Fourth Monkey brand, ethos and philosophy with respect to diversity and inclusion

  • Support and collaborate with the Academic team on the preparation and reporting of student assessment with our accrediting partner, Falmouth

  • Assist with the development of bespoke learning plans for each student with clear learning and production goals

  • Monitor and evaluate student achievement against learning goals and support the Academic team in delivery of all monitoring and reporting to Falmouth University as our accrediting partner

  • Organise and report on regular student tutorials throughout their training in addition to their 1:1 assessment meetings

  • Work collaboratively with practitioners to ensure students are meeting / exceeding their learning / production goals

  • Receive and scrutinise feedback from Head of Skills, ensuring a managed student warm-up procedure Prepare individual student information for all practitioners

  • Carry out day-to-day student liaison and individual student management

  • Create and maintain student records in appropriate databases in line with data-protection policy

  • Update student records to note progress against learning/performance goals

  • Liaise with the Director of Training to facilitate monitoring and evaluation



  • Minimum 3 years experience of working with actors in training

  • Technical and demonstrable understanding and experience of teaching to professional / drama school level BA degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field as a minimum, MA desirable

  • Working with experienced teaching and arts professionals in a variety of disciplines

  • Experience in the monitoring and evaluation process

  • Experience of assessment and / or module leadership at HE level


  • Experience of managing an academic department or team



  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent proofreading skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent planning and organisational skills which support the ability to work on a number of projects or activities simultaneously

  • Ability to manage and provide support to students and practitioners with a variety of needs learning differences


  • An interdisciplinary practice



  • Knowledge of actor training best practice, policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of the accreditation process, assessment and reporting

  • Knowledge of working with professional teaching staff in a variety of disciplines Understanding of and/or interest in the current arts training landscape in the UK

  • A demonstrable commitment to inclusive practice and the removal of barriers to learning


  • Understanding of pastoral practices, needs and procedures in educational establishments in the UK

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