Jobs and Opportunities



Exciting Catering Opportunity at The Beaufort Theatre, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent

25 hours per week
Commencing 10th September 2018

The Beaufort Theatre is seeking to find an experienced catering operator to provide daily catering in our busy café facility, as well as a more refined dining and function experience for both theatre patrons and visitors to enjoy.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly energetic and motivated individual. The Beaufort Theatre is the principal theatre in the County Borough of Blaenau Gwent, managed by a team of volunteers following a Community Asset Transfer just over a year ago. The Theatre is a much loved venue by the local community. It has a 310 seater main house auditorium and also has ballroom space accommodating 120 people in cabaret style and a bar and café area with kitchen. As with most theatres, winter periods are very active so experience of operating a busy kitchen is essential. The Theatre café area is open all year around. It has a fully functioning and equipped kitchen of adequate size to produce the required standard of food, with a current hygiene rating of 4.
This is a great opportunity for a caterer with a proven track record to be creative and bring his or her personal style to this progressive and forward thinking organisation. The successful applicant will operate the service on an employed basis, covering the café and bar operations.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate the ability to manage a full catering operation, producing consistently high standards of food and service, and be willing to work with our energetic team of volunteers. The successful applicant will also need to demonstrate an ability to create and deliver a consistently high standard of catering with flexibility in working hours, have good communication skills and the ability to respond well to any challenges. A high standard of cleanliness in all areas will be expected.
The Theatre will require the catering operator to provide:

  • Short order items, bar snacks and light meals
  • Catering for functions held at the Theatre
  • In order to meet customer needs, a flexible approach to both working hours and catering will be required

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity before applying, please contact Sue Lewis, senior manager, primarily via e mail

Please submit your CV and letter of application to Sue Lewis at the above e mail address


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Image Paul Trask

FFIN DANCE is a professional contemporary dance company based in South Wales.

We are looking for a new dancer, male or female, to join the company for the creation of a new work and future projects. The audition will take place on Saturday 7 April 201812-5pm at The Beaufort Theatre, Beaufort Hill, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, Wales NP23 5QQ.

The audition will involve a contemporary technique class, repertoire from our new work Crib,  a creative session and an opportunity to meet and discuss the role with the company. All dancers will be required for the whole session.
Please note, FFIN DANCE is a project-based company, best suited for self-employed artists. All projects are paid. For more information about the company, including commitment and fees, please email

To apply, please email with your CV and a link to online video footage of you dancing by 5pm on Friday 16 March 2018. This audition is by invitation only and you will be informed if you have been successful by Saturday 24 March 2018.
You must have a minimum of 3 years professional dance training, excellent contemporary dance technique and creative skills. Experience and a keen interest in teaching and working with community dancers is desirable.
Before applying, it is important to understand that the majority of company rehearsals and activities take place in residence at The Beaufort Theatre, Ebbw Vale. FFIN DANCE is unable to provide accommodation and travel expenses and therefore, this role is best suited to dancers who have a base in South Wales and/or have their own transport.

The philosophy underpinning the work that FFIN DANCE produces is centred around quality and innovation. Artistic Director, Sue Lewis, believes in collaborating with her dancers, and the process of making new work is always challenging and of equal importance as the product. Use of music plays a huge part in the company repertoire, as well as a strong emphasis on physicality and technical virtuosity. Alongside the professional company, FFIN DANCE runs an established education and outreach programme, the FFIN DANCE FAKTRY with a series of regular childrens and youth classes, summer schools, professional intensives and one-off projects with schools and community groups.

If you are interested in seeing the company perform before auditioning, the première of our new work Crib will take place at The Beaufort Theatre on Friday 6 April 2018 alongside performances from our community groups. For more information, visit | Facebook: @ffindancecompany | Twitter: @FFINDANCE | Instagram: ffindance

company class

When the company is home at the Beaufort Theatre in Ebbw Vale, we open our daily class to dancers who have completed professional training. The class is a professional standard and is taught either by the Director, company members or by a guest teacher

Classes begin at 10.00am and will last approx 90 mins.  The studio will be available for personal warm up for 30 mins prior to starting time.

Classes are £4 per session or £35 for a 10 session card

The company will be in residence in South Wales, UK on the following dates:

  • January 20th – 24th 2018
  • January 28th – February 1st 2018
  • April 3rd – 7th 2018


Image by Paul Trask Working with our infants and juniors at the dance faktry festival

Image by Paul Trask
Working with our infants and juniors at the dance faktry festival

A new job created  for April 2017

Volunteers Coordinator
Employer: Ffin Dance
Salary: £5,385.60 over 6 months
Closing Date: March 8th 2017
The successful applicant will be working with a highly motivated and successful arts business in South Wales which is currently expanding its business folio, for a 6 month period which may be extended.

Please contact for a role description and further details, the company website gives a full picture of the company’s work

This post has been made possible by support from Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
Please send CV and expression of interest to:
Sue Lewis, Artistic Director FFIN DANCE,
The Met, Mitre Street, Abertillery Gwent NP13 1A

FFIN DANCE runs a varying programme of professional development opportunities


FFIN DANCE Company would like to take this opportunity to invite dancers, students and newly qualified dance artists to develop skills and find support for working with the community and schools. We are involved with Outreach and Education projects , and community development organisations such as Communities First.


FFIN DANCE has a strong team of volunteers working across the spectrum of the company: marketing, class assistants, admin, trustees, set construction, and runs a popular and successful youth volunteers programme called New Ground.  Why not contact us to discuss possibilities?

work experience

FFIN DANCE offers placements to dancers who are interested in pursuing dance as a career. Applicants must have previous dance experience