Opportunities

Dancers’ Career Development has been supporting dancers for almost 50 years. Our vision is to support every UK dancer to successfully transition.

Helping dancers through professional and personal change is the lifeblood of DCD, removing barriers to career progression, enabling career sustainability and creating life-long learning opportunities. We support all professional dance artists in the UK regardless of geographical location, age or genre.

DCD believes in the power and potential of individuals. We see and recognize dancers as unique human beings, with exceptional skills and qualities. We are a curious and agile charity, able to flex responsibly to best respond to the needs of those we serve. We aim to think differently and to foster a culture of commitment to self-development, learning and growth.

We are guided by the following values:
Pioneering: Building on our heritage as the first transition programme for dancers world-wide, we continue to build upon our unique expertise, to be forward-thinking and courageous.
Ambitious: We are ambitious for dancers. There is no limit to what dancers are able to achieve with the right support. We are ambitious for DCD. We have the opportunity to do things differently and for our programmes and output to be dancer-driven and world-leading.
Supportive: We are supportive of each other and of the dancers and partners we work with. We respect each other’s individuality and unique path. There is no one size fits all.
Accountable: We are accountable to the dancers we serve, our funders and supporters and to each other.

If you want to join our team, scroll down for our latest job vacancies and opportunities.

Director of Development

An exciting new role within the charity, the Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Development Manager to maximise voluntary income. The critical role will be instrumental in ensuring we are able to meet the increasing demand from dancers across the UK.

The role has specific responsibility for proactively leading on Major Gifts and Campaigns and will input strategically across all areas such as individual giving, trusts and foundations, planned giving, events and sponsorship. We are looking for an experienced professional who, working with a small and passionate team, can support DCD’s ambitious objectives and make a direct impact on dancers lives.

Further details can be found here: DCD Director of Development Recruitment Pack – March 2021

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV, Equality and Diversity Form and a short covering letter (maximum of 2 side of A4)  outlining your motivation for applying and what you feel you can contribute. Please send your applications to Jennifer Curry, Executive Director: recruitment@thedcd.org.uk by 9am Tuesday 6th April 2021.  

Candidates will be invited to interview w/b Monday 19th April 2021, with decisions shortly after.

Operations Manager

DCD are looking to recruit an Operations Manager. This is a challenging and varied role with four core areas of responsibility:

  • Operational Management
  • Finance
  • HR
  • Executive Support

A strategic thinker, you will bring finance and operations expertise and be excited to play a key part in maintaining and developing organisational wellbeing. We are looking for a proactive individual who will lead on the process of embedding and strengthening new operating systems and processes to support our work with professional dancers across the UK.

You may come from an administrative or similar role in an arts organisation, but we are also particularly interested in individuals who might bring additional skills in HR, Finance and IT and are looking to transition into the arts and charity sector. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to join Dancers’ Career Development at an important time in our history as we continue our work supporting dance artists through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Further details can be found here: DCD Operations Manager Recruitment Pack – March 2021

If you are interested in applying, please send a CV, Equality and Diversity Form and a short covering letter (maximum of 2 side of A4)  outlining your motivation for applying and what you feel you can contribute. Please send your applications to Jennifer Curry, Executive Director: recruitment@thedcd.org.uk by 9am Tuesday 6th April 2021.  

Candidates will be invited to interview w/b Monday 19th April 2021, with decisions shortly after.

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