Access Support Worker – job description and application info

We are looking for a flexible part-time Access Support Worker (currently 1 day a week), to assist with Ray Young’s needs as a neurodivergent artist. 

Ray Young is an award-winning artist and writer.  Their socially engaged interdisciplinary performance practice exists on the boundaries between live art, embodied practice, and installation.

Applications from Black and/or Global Majority identifying candidates are particularly encouraged, as a shared lived experience will help with the advocacy required by the artist, as well as in recognition of the fact that these groups are underrepresented in the arts sector. 



  • Creating social media content & strategy
  • Maintaining and updating artist’s website 
  • Researching grants and opportunities
  • Assisting writing applications for funding and arts opportunities
  • Upholding and advocating for the values and needs of the artist and fostering a supportive working environment 
  • Communicating clearly and accurately with the artist regarding timelines, workload, visits, deadlines, and any issues that arise
  • Proofreading text/documents/emails etc
  • Scribing and note-taking
  • Making sure collaborators etc. have and understand artist’s access rider
  • Body doubling (being present to help artist’s concentration)
  • Reading aloud to assist auditory processing
  • Booking travel and accommodation
  • Maintaining a diary of projects, meetings, trips, and events with other team members.
  • Managing project files for each production and physical storage.
  • Occasionally travelling with the artist for lectures, exhibitions, and special projects. 



  • Experience of social media creation and strategy
  • Some graphic design skills, and confidence using or learning different softwares
  • Some experience of, or willingness to learn about, arts application writing, including ACE, residencies, awards etc., and writing copy
  • Excellent at time management and scheduling 
  • Exceptional organisation and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Focussed and proactive
  • Good problem solver
  • Friendly, flexible and reliable



  • Ideally experienced working with neurodiversity
  • An interest in performance and creative industry is desirable but not essential
  • Able to drive and with own vehicle



  • Job type – freelance
  • Rate – £20 / hour
  • Hours – 1 day a week (8 hours) likely Mondays 10am-6pm, with some flexibility required, including potential evening and weekend work.  Potential for extra days for cover and project work
  • 3 month probationary period
  • Location – Nottingham.  Some travel may be required.


To apply, please send CV and covering letter to <[email protected]

In your cover letter please: 

  1. Tell us a bit about yourself and why you are interested in this role
  2. Outline how you think your qualities and experience meet the essential requirements 


Applications in other formats are welcomed. Any audio or video submissions should be no more than 5 minutes long.


Deadline: Thursday 5th October – 5pm

Interviews: w/c 16th October