Director of Dance Studies

London Contemporary Dance School (LCDS) 

Our Proposition 

The Place is powering imagination through dance, championing new ideas, embracing risks and creating a dance ecosystem unlike any other in the world. We are involved in the entire lifecycle of dance from education and training to the creative process that leads to conception of new work, through to its creation, production and performance. We have ambitious plans to expand our established international recognition and impact much further.  

As we embark on the next stage of our development and delivery of our strategic plan, we have created the new role of Director of Dance Studies. This unique opportunity rarely occurs within our marketplace and we are looking for the best inspirational leadership talent to join our team.  

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team. You will be responsible for providing the leadership and management of our staff, delivering the academic strategy, creating a student centric culture that achieves an outstanding experience for a diverse student population. Your responsibilities will include leadership of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and all aspects of academic and student support.  You will relish the opportunity for change and innovation and lead the successful delivery of the Periodic Programme Review (2020/21) securing investment and engagement from both internal and external stakeholders. 

About You 

You will be able to demonstrate impact and profile in the dance community as a leading member of faculty with a strong track record in teaching and/or research and engaging with students to create a positive culture.  Your management, commercial and financial skills will be well established, along with the ability to lead and motivate staff and a commitment to ensuring diversity throughout the organisation, empowering people and inspiring students.  

You will be looking to join a world leading organisation in which you can further enhance your leadership and management skills and be motivated by working with like-minded people who are passionate about dance.  We welcome your individuality, innovation and creativity to our organisation which has the appetite for change and an ambition for greater success.  

Download the application pack and details on how to apply below. 

For any question, please email jobs@theplace.org.uk  

Salary will be set by negotiation and will be commensurate with experience in the region of £60-65,000 p.a.  

Deadline for Applications: 12 noon 4th July 2019  

Early applications are welcomed, and candidates may be contacted before the deadline.  

Initial interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July 2019 (TBC)  

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.