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Governors/Trustees

The Place is a creative powerhouse for dance development that is leading the way in dance training, creation and performance. As The Place moves towards its 50th anniversary, we are looking to appoint a number of Governors/Trustees in order to deliver an exciting new chapter in the life of the organisation. Following a skills audit and review process, a number areas of expertise have been identified;

  1. finance / audit
  2. commercial / property / regeneration
  3. producing / touring

We are particularly interested to hear from BAME candidates and those aged 25-40 as we strive to achieve the same diversity amongst our Board members that we see amongst our students, staff, artists and audiences. We are also looking for candidates who may consider themselves as a future Chair of the organisation in 2019 and would like to increase representation from people living or working in our local community in the London Borough of Camden.

The Contemporary Dance Trust (trading as The Place) has a mission to be the leading home for new dance. We do this by engaging with people who want to watch, participate in, learn about and create dance. We take risks and we’re ambitious, bringing the boldest dance to the largest, most diverse audience possible. Each year we support over 50 artists, train 300 professional dancers, engage with 50,000 participants in our creative learning programmes, entertain more than 40,000 people via our live performances and over a million people engage online with our digital content.

The Place is led by the Chief Executive and Interim Principal, Clare Connor who joined the organisation in August 2017. The Governors work closely with the Chief Executive and senior leadership team and act as advocates and ambassadors on behalf of The Place. The Governors are responsible for setting the overall strategy and for enabling The Place to fulfil its artistic and educational objectives in the context of a sustainable business model. 

The appointments will be made on merit. Candidates must all demonstrate:

  1. A strong interest and empathy for The Place and its mission and vision
  2. A willingness to engage in fund-raising in partnership with the Chair, Chief Executive and Development Team
  3. Fluent communication skills with the ability to represent the organisation externally
  4. An understanding of the publicly-funded context of The Place and its relationship with the Government through Arts Council England, Office for Students and the Department for Education
  5. Good judgement with strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  6. The ability to contribute in a collaborative manner to ensure productive discussion and debate at board level
  7. A commitment to ensuring diversity throughout the organisation
  8. Appreciation of the non-executive nature of the role but with readiness to support and mentor the senior management team as appropriate

Please download an application pack below. To apply, please submit your CV, a brief statement outlining why you would like to be considered for the role, as well as a monitoring form.

Deadline for applications: 10 May 2018 at midday

The Place, 17 Duke's Road, London WC1H 9PY

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