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Academy Breakin' Convention / Sadler's Wells
Assessment Lead
Location: London
Salary: £36,750
Deadline: 16 February 2024
Interview Date: Week Commencing 26 February 2024
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced assessment lead professional who loves dance and wants to help young people thrive in the creative industries. Is this you? This is your opportunity to be part of something groundbreaking.

Sadler’s Wells East

Permanent, full-time position

Salary £36,750 per annum, plus benefits

Academy Breakin’ Convention is the ABC of hip hop theatre, offering a full-time further education programme for creative and talented 16 – 19-year-olds. This is the first Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts, specific to hip hop theatre in the UK.

ABC is delivered by Breakin’ Convention and Sadler’s Wells.

Sadler's Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. Our mission is to make and share dance that inspires us all. The Academy is one of the major initiatives at our new venue, Sadler’s Wells East.

Find out more about Sadler’s Wells East at and Academy Breakin’ Convention at

As an Assessment Lead, you will collaborate with the Head of Academy and the Pastoral Lead to:

  • Coordinate, plan and co-deliver baseline, formative, and summative assessments of the curriculum.
  • Monitor attainment and report student progress to inform early intervention where necessary, to ensure positive student outcomes.
  • Promote a culture of resilience through tasks which develop a secure base of knowledge and the life skills needed to support personal, artistic and industry progression.
  • Support the pastoral team as a tutor who is developing student’s foundational knowledge, rationale, experimentation and expression to sustain a healthier career as future leaders in the creative industries.
  • Provide opportunities for learners to achieve the performance and production qualification and support the mission and values of Academy Breakin’ Convention.

We’re a supportive and hardworking team, working on a variety of projects. We have a ‘smarter working’ approach and encourage both on-site and remote working*.

Sadler’s Wells benefits include:

  • LinkedIn Learning Membership
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to complementary tickets and discounts
  • Enhanced holiday
  • Right to request flexible working from day 1 and time off in lieu (taken outside of term time only).

*Please note that during term time, the role is office based.

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and those belonging to ethnic groups that are currently underrepresented within the Arts. Applications from d/Deaf and disabled communities and low socio-economic backgrounds are also welcome. As a user of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in the Job Pack.

Sadler’s Wells also works collaboratively with Parents in Performing Arts (PiPA) in efforts to support parents and carers within the industry.

If you would like support or have any queries regarding the format or submission of the application, please contact us on

For a list of all our current opportunities, please go to the Sadler’s Wells website Please note that if you have not already done so, you will be required to register an account with us when you first apply for one of our opportunities.

How to Apply

Please apply via the Sadler's Wells website.

We welcome all applications by 11:59pm GMT on Friday 16th February 2024. Interviews will take place week commencing 26th February 2024.

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