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Government Director | Dancers’ Profession Improvement

DCD are searching for an skilled Government Director to steer the charity into and past its fiftieth 12 months. The function will supply the chance to hitch DCD at a transformational second in our historical past, as we help all dancers – from each style, background, at each profession stage, and throughout the UK.

DCD is the nationwide charity supporting skilled dancers’ development to significant, sustainable careers after leaving the stage. We’re right here for each dancer – no matter efficiency style, background or UK location – at each profession stage.

DCD designs and delivers world-leading improvement applications which can be dynamic, evidence-based and conscious of the wants of all dancers in exploring and constructing their post-performance careers, inside and past the humanities sector.
DCD stays centered on bringing our agility and specialist data to help dancers because the dance and common landscapes proceed to evolve.

Now DCD is in search of to recruit a brand new Government Director to succeed Jennifer Curry who will stand down in early July 2023, after 13 years with the charity. Jennifer has made an inestimable impression on DCD throughout her tenure, considerably rising its attain and impression on its beneficiaries and constructing a powerful and vibrant group and staff.

The brand new Government Director will be part of DCD at a transformative time in its historical past, as 2023 marks DCD’s fiftieth anniversary.
We’re searching for somebody who deeply connects with DCD values ​​and tradition and has a powerful dedication to supporting the profession improvement of dance artists from a large spectrum of dance genres.

The brand new Government Director will work with the dedicated DCD Board, management and workers staff on implementing the charity’s marketing strategy for 2023-2026 and can play a basic function in shaping the charity’s strategic imaginative and prescient for the long run.

DCD works in partnerships with six nationwide dance firms whose continued help we’re very grateful for. The brand new Government Director will work carefully with the workers, Chair and Trustees to keep up and strengthen these relationships.

We search somebody with a demonstrable monitor document of deep dedication to EDI.

In the course of the pandemic DCD continued and quickly elevated our work supporting hundreds of freelance and unbiased artists (over 2,000 through the pandemic alone). Our purpose is for this space of ​​our operations to develop with assistance from a major enhance in fundraised revenue. DCD just lately established a brand new Improvement Council to allow, broaden and solidify its impression on dancers’ lives and its distinctive place within the dance eco-system.

Working with DCD’s Director of Improvement and the newly fashioned Council, the Government Director may have a crucial function in attracting and securing new sources of revenue.

We would like DCD to be a frontrunner in constructing a optimistic future for all dancers and are searching for an skilled Government Director who is prepared and in a position to work with a dedicated staff to make this occur.

‘If you’re taken with a casual, confidential dialog concerning the function, please attain out and [email protected]. We very a lot look ahead to listening to from you.

Extra details about the function will be discovered right here.

This can be a full-time submit marketed at a wage of £60,000
Job Titles: Government Administrators
Contract: Full time, everlasting contract.

The deadline for functions is 12noon, Tuesday eleventh April 2023.

  • First Stage interviews will happen w/c seventeenth April.
  • Second Stage interviews will happen w/c twenty fourth April.

Begin date
As quickly as doable. Our present Government Director, Jennifer Curry, will step down on seventh July 2023. We envisage the chance for a major handover interval with the brand new Government Director earlier than this date.

DCD has an workplace in Farringdon, Central London. Nevertheless, the staff is working remotely and we welcome candidates from throughout the UK. It’s anticipated that the candidate will likely be UK primarily based. Journey inside the UK will likely be required, with common (at the least weekly) journey to London. Rare worldwide journey will likely be required (roughly one journey per 12 months).

This place studies to the Board of Trustees and is line managed by the Chair of the Board. At current, there are 6 direct studies, in addition to a further 6 freelance facilitators.
The organizational construction chart is out there on request.


  • 28 days vacation yearly plus Financial institution Holidays
  • 7% employer pension contribution
  • All DCD workers have the chance to entry confidential month-to-month one to at least one private and profession teaching.
  • Mentoring alternatives and CPD finances out there.

Individual Specs

  • Important Expertise and Expertise Confirmed expertise of senior management inside a cultural group and/or charity with a document of collaborative working and wonderful line administration and management of groups.
  • Confirmed means to develop and implement organizational methods.
  • Demonstrable expertise in monetary administration and budgeting related to the size of DCD and its income streams.
  • Confirmed monitor document in fundraising and in growing and managing a fancy community of stakeholders and supporters.
  • Confirmed expertise of means to construct, handle and preserve sturdy relationships with stakeholders from throughout numerous communities together with senior leaders on the highest degree within the dance sector and past.
  • Business acumen with a powerful entrepreneurial means.
  • Flexibility and the flexibility to multi-task.
  • Wonderful written and oral communication expertise with distinctive consideration to element.

Thanks in your curiosity on this function and in working with Dancers’ Profession Improvement. For extra info and to seek out particulars on learn how to apply, please click on right here to obtain the total recruitment pack.

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