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Head of Professional Training

Vacancy details

  • Company: Backstage Academy
  • Department: Professional Training
  • Location: Production Park
  • Reporting to: Head of Professional Training
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Application Closing date: 1st September 2021
  • Hours: Total of 40 hours per week (typical working day 0830-1730)
  • Salary range: Dependent on experience


The role of the Head of Professional Training is to lead the design, development and management of our professional short courses, E-Learning and bespoke training programmes. The post holder will draw appropriate support from the Backstage Academy Team in support of a diverse portfolio commercial and executive business-facing activities. The post provides a strong customer-facing service to both internal and external contacts and will often be the first point of contact for senior managers and external business contacts.

The Post holder will be a high-energy self-starter who loves a challenge in a fast-paced performance- driven organisation with experience of developing professional training courses along with excellent interpersonal and advisory skills, displaying a confident and friendly approach, excellent communication skills. Previous experience working in the Live Events sector and the Creative Industries is essential.

We ensure the success of our courses through constant meaningful collaboration with the wider creative industries, on Production Park - Where Live Industry Lives

Benefits of joining the Backstage Academy team: 

  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays 
  • Pension 
  • Life Assurance 
  • Employee Lunches provided 
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 mental health & wellbeing support, financial advice & legal information, childcare support & family issues advice etc.) 
  • Free car parking 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Staff development and training opportunities

Backstage Academy is uniquely positioned right at the heart of Production Park, Europe’s leading Live Industry destination. We provide the best possible training for the live events sector, with fantastic industry links and state-of-the-art production facilities. 

As a privately funded organisation, we bridge the gap between industry and education, working closely with leading professionals to respond quickly to current skills shortages and write training programmes in line with specific demands. We provide relevant, up-to-date training so that students get a real taste for what life is like in the backstage entertainment industry, with a focus on employability.

Backstage Academy is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, nationality or ethnic origin.

Backstage Academy considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To apply, please download and complete the Vacancy Application Form and the Equal Opportunities Form and email to by no later than 9am on Wednesday 1st September 2021.


If you have any questions about this role, please contact us on 01977 659880 or email