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.

DCD Board and Grant Committee

DCD are looking to recruit 3 individuals to join the DCD Board of Trustees and 5 individuals to join the DCD Grants Committee. The DCD Board is an engaged group of individuals who support DCD’s dynamic and committed leadership and staff team to deliver our strategy and vision for the future. The DCD Grants Committee considers and awards all applications for Financial Retraining Grants. We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about personal and professional development and who are able to collectively make responsible decisions around applications for financial support.

As we move towards DCD’s 50th anniversary in 2023, we are looking for individuals who share our ambition and drive. If you would like to be part of this important journey and would bring energy, ideas and challenge, we would like to have a conversation.

Further details, along with a full application pack can be found here.

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) or short film / video / sound recording outlining your motivation for applying and what you feel you can contribute, either as a Board member or a member of the Grants Committee. Please send your applications to Simon Brears: recruitment@thedcd.org.uk by 9am Monday 1st March 2021.  Candidates will be invited to interview in April 2021

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