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, look out for our latest job vacancies and opportunities which will be posted here.

Chair of the Board of Trustees

The new Chair will succeed Zoe van Zwanenberg, who will stand down in December 2022.  Zoe has made an inestimable impact on DCD during her tenure and has brought structure, stability and vision to DCD.

We are a strong and vibrant charity embarking on a new chapter. 2023 marks DCD’s 50th anniversary, so this is an exciting opportunity to join us at a transformative time in our history.

We are looking for someone with a deep commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion who will support DCD to sustain and develop our partnerships and profile across the UK.

We want DCD to be a leader in building a fairer future for all dancers and are looking for a Chair who is ready and able to work with a committed team to make this happen.

Deadline: 9am Wednesday 1st June 2022

Recruitment brochure: DCDV_ChairRecruitmentPack_AW_Digital_20220401_FINAL_

EDI form: Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

Do you know someone who would fit this role? Please forward on this email to them and feel free to share within your networks.

Any questions? Please do contact Jennifer Curry, Executive Director, directly on jennifer@thedcd.org.uk

Thank you for your support.

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