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The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise Company Limited by Guarantee. We’re on a mission to transform lives through singing and creativity. We help people “do what makes their heart sing” and help them find their voice, all whilst supporting their wellbeing through activities that calm the mind, energise the body and nourish the soul.

The Singing Elf was founded by our Director, Rebecca McGarvie in 2017 and became a Social Enterprise in 2019. We work flexibly and offer a mix of employed and self-employed roles, with a current core team of 6 staff, supported by 20 volunteers.

If you are passionate about the power of singing and creativity, share our Core Values and like the sound of what we do, you could be a great fit for our team.

Our Core Values

we create outstanding, high-quality, impactful experiences

we make connections, build trust, support each other and welcome all

we strive to break down all possible barriers to accessibility

we dare to challenge perceptions and disrupt traditional attitudes

we focus on the comfort, health and happiness of our participants

we energise, inspire and unite through the power of singing & creativity

You will find information about the roles we currently have available below. If we don't have any suitable vacancies currently open, but you would still be interested in working with us should an opportunity arise, please use the Application form to get in touch.

If you have any questions or wish to request the form in a different format in order to make it accessible to you, please email info@thesingingelf.co.uk
We are unable to handle phone calls regarding recruitment enquires.

Current Roles

Creative Session Assistant

Our session assistants will be responsible in supporting our singing & craft session leaders to deliver in-person sessions. Their role will focus on supporting the wellbeing of our participants and interacting with them to help them enjoy taking part. Tasks will include providing a warm welcome, handling registers and other session documentation, serving refreshments, preparing and managing materials, setting up and clearing away the room.

Our sessions are mainly delivered locally to our base in Pittington in the Durham City and Sunderland Coalfields areas, but can occasionally take place in other parts of the North East. Our sessions can take place during school hours on a weekday, evenings and weekends. We work with flexibly with our team to schedule shift patterns around availability.

The ideal candidate will describe themselves as a ‘people person’ with a friendly, hands on approach. They will be committed to inclusivity and enjoy working with people all ages from young children to older people. Candidates will need a base level understanding of crafts, with a genuine interest to expand their skills. Perhaps with a previous background of instructing activities such as: teaching, youth work or as a carer. Candidates will enjoy singing even if they aren't confident in their voice and be happy to support the wellbeing of those taking part.

©2019 The Singing Elf

The Singing Elf Ltd, Trading as The Singing Elf Social Enterprise, Company No. 12246373.

Registered Office: The Old Rectory, The Broadway, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 4BB, United Kingdom