Trainee Diverse Dance Practitioner

Movema are working together with the Governments Kickstart Scheme to create 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. The job placements are aimed at supporting the participants to develop the skills and experience they need to find permanent work after completing the scheme.

Application Process

Eligibility:  Please note this position is only available to young people 16-24 years olds, on Universal Credit (nil earnings)

How to apply:
Contact your DWP work coach and ask to be referred for this position.  Once your DWP work coach has referred you on the system, you will receive application details on your UC journal. 

If you have any questions please contact you DWP coach

Movema believe in the power of world dance for positive change. We are passionate about dance as a tool for self-expression and celebrating cultural differences.

Movema are an award-winning community dance company based in Liverpool and Bristol since 2009. Specialising in world dance, running an annual programme of classes, performances, events and festivals, the company is led by four female artists from diverse cultural backgrounds. Creators of acclaimed schools resource World in a Box. Previous commissions include; Arts Council England, Merseycare NHS Trust, British Council, National Lottery, Liverpool City Council. 

Job Placement Summary

The Purpose of this placement is to support with the delivery of Movema’s programme of cultural dance that reflects Movema’s Core Values of Access, Joy, Openness, Impact, Belief in the Power of dance and Growth.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting with classes

Supporting Movema dance artists with the preparing and setting up for class

Shadowing Movema artists to gain knowledge and understanding of how to design and deliver inclusive cultural dance dances

To attend movema’s training schedule that supports

Delivering part of the session post 3-month training.


To create lesson plans based on Movema artists examples

To read policies and understand how to apply to the work

To support with class paperwork: registration, session reports, and class registers

Data entry to ensure all activity is entered on to Movema’s performance spreadsheet


Support the marketing team by gathering quotes and images for social media, case studies, and the website

Research other places/methods to promote activities to ensure Movema reach out to target communities.


To attend weekly team meetings

To attend scheduled training

We encourage applications from individuals who have experienced racism and/or other barriers that have prevented their ability to access training and opportunities.

As part of the recruitment process for this Kickstart vacancy, please advise applicants that they will be contacted by the Liverpool Ways to Work team upon receipt of application for this post.  Applicants will then be invited to attend a pre recruitment training session delivered Liverpool Ways to Work team as part of the application process.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

Movema work with disadvantaged young people, people seeking asylum, refugees and vulnerable migrants and people experiencing mental health issues. It is important that applicants have the desire to support and/or have a connection to one of our communities of interest.

Essential skills

Good communication skills

Dedication and persistence

Team work


Openness and ability to work with diverse people and communities


Dance Experience (this can be informal and formal experience) Movema value informal dance experience that may have been gained through community work, and/or personal/family experiences.

Community engagement work – desirable


English and maths

Full driving license and use of a car – desirable