Term Dates 2020/2021

Induction Week
28th Sep - 2nd Oct
Autumn Term
5th Oct - 18th Dec
Spring Term
11th Jan - 26th Mar
Summer Term
26th Apr - 16th Jul

These are the 1st year of the Three Year Acting Course dates. Other course dates may slightly vary so please check the course pages.

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Salary: £32,000.00 to £40,000.00 per annum, depending on experience
Hours: 40 (inc. 18 hours teaching)
Contract Lenght: Permanent Full-Time
Closing Date: 29-06-2020 12:00
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We are looking for an MA Professional Acting Course Leader to join our small team, with world leading ambition. Very recent graduates have been seen with leading parts in Hangmen (Broadway), The Jungle (Broadway), Bridgerton (Netflix), Coronation Street (ITV) and many other exciting places.

The role will have direct responsibility for the MA Professional Acting programme at ALRA South and will contribute to the artistic development of curriculum in collaboration with the ALRA North course leader.

The role will oversee the September 2020 cohort onwards and share responsibility with North MA Course Leader for staffing, discipline, pastoral support and administering the curriculum. Teaching hours will be set at 18 hours per week and can contribute to any aspect of the delivery. This role will be offered between £32,000.00 and £40,000.00 on a full-time basis only.

ALRA has an ambition to increase the representation of our talented and ambitious faculty by encouraging applications from candidates from a range of ethnicities, sexualities, faiths, genders and bodies. As an institution we are committed to providing our students with teaching-artists they can aspire to from the many intersections of our society.

The role will join the dynamic and well-established Course Leader of the BA Acting in the South, working alongside them, the Dean and Vice Principal (Curriculum) to lead the campus into an exciting, post covid-19 future. ALRA is on track to receive degree awarding powers and the MA Professional Acting Course Leader will contribute to this process, working with staff and students to develop artistic and academic structures.

ALRA’s training focuses on finding the best way for each student to learn, offering many ways into the process of acting, with a particular bias towards the imagination, poetic activity and allowing the individuality of our learners to continually teach us, as a faculty, how to work. ALRA draws the best ideas and methods from traditional western trainings, whilst rejecting their ideals around a ‘way’ of acting. Through constant review of biases and challenging ourselves to move forward, we recognise that this recruitment is an opportunity to welcome someone that has the experience and passion to contribute to our artistic vision and bring authentic knowledge and insight.

We would expect all candidates to possess postgraduate qualifications and/or professional/teaching experience that relates to the job role and function.

Job Description

Job Title: Course Leader MA Professional Acting (ALRA South) Reports to: Dean
Locations: London Direct Reports: Visiting lecturers
Salary: £32,000.00 to £40,000.00 per annum, depending on experience Hours: 40 (inc. 18 hours teaching)
Department: Curriculum
Key Responsibilities
  • To be responsible for programme management of MA Professional Acting
  • To manage timely and fair assessment procedures
  • To support the Vice Principal (Curriculum) and the Dean and other course leaders, in developing validation documentation for the university and other awarding organisations, in particular the new MFA Acting
  • To support the Dean in ensuring the curriculum is delivered according to the content that is prescribed within the programme specification
  • To provide leadership and line management to Lead Tutors & Freelance Tutors working on the MA Professional Acting course
  • To oversee and lead on the tutorial feedback system at end of each term in liaison with the Dean
  • To deliver tuition at affiliate ALRA sites in agreement with the Vice Principal (C) of up to 5 days per year during non teaching weeks as part of this role.
  • To teach on the acting courses for a minimum of 18 hours per week agreed by the Dean
  • To oversee the recruitment and monitoring of appropriate teaching staff for the programme, including directors of projects, public productions and films
  • To provide and oversee effective and appropriate pastoral care for the students
  • To implement effective student assessment and disciplinary procedures as directed
  • To act as lead marker on all MA assessments as required
  • To select and cast scripts for public productions and films through termly casting meetings with other Lead Tutors and the Dean
  • To select all scripts for MA Professional Acting programmes in collaboration with the Dean
  • To support and implement the qualities of the curriculum in the integration of body, voice and imagination through an integrated and holistic training programme that promotes the intersections of Michael Chekhov, Kristin Linklater and Stanislavski
  • To oversee level 7 production liaising with the Directors ensuring that they are able to stay within 2 hour maximum production time
  • To allocate and oversee all supervision for Personal Research Projects at level 7 in liaison with the Vice Principal (C)
  • To observe and feedback to all Lead Tutors & Freelancers modelling appropriate forms of feedback
  • To attend and report to Programmes Board as a representative of the campus faculty
  • To ensure the delivery of the MA course meets the requirements of all accreditation/validation bodies under guidance of the Dean
  • To suggest curriculum improvements and developments in response to changing industry circumstances under the guidance of the Vice Principal (C) and the Dean
  • To provide timely and accurate reports and information as required by the Vice Principal (C) to satisfy external organisations such as QAA, OFSTED etc.
  • To oversee the timely delivery of SOW to the Dean.
  • To co-lead validation process for MA/MFA Acting programmes during all validation
  • To monitor feedback from evaluations, analyse responses and monitor actions
  • To lead all academic tutorials with Principal/Vice Principals
  • To support Vice Principal (Operations) in the documentation of feedback and enhancement
  • activities.
  • To recruit students, ensuring that intake meets numbers as indicated by the Principal
  • To take part in widening participation activities
  • To participate in Open Days and other profile-raising events
  • To develop and maintain strong relationships with other key arts and education providers and potential partners, funders and sponsors
  • To actively promote the academic and creative success of ALRA and its students to the industry, the education sector and the wider public · To initiate personal research that links to the curriculum development and impacts positively on the currency of ALRA’s training and education provision
  • To liaise with external venues in line with the Vice Principal (O) to develop touring and performance opportunities
  • To initiate personal research that links to the curriculum development and impacts positively on the currency of ALRA’s training and education provision
  • To attend ALRA student productions, project presentations and public events
  • To Adhere to ALRA’s published policies, in respect of all staff, students and visiting members of the public
  • To carry out other duties as may reasonably be directed by the Vice Principal (C) and the Dean

Recruitment details


Please apply using the application form (PDF or Word doc) and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications without a completed form will not be considered. You may include a CV.


Friday 3rd July 2020 (online)

Conditions of service

This is a permanent, full-time post. The terms and conditions of service will be those currently in operation.

Closing date

Monday 29th June 2020, 12pm