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East London Dance

As East London Dance starts its next pioneering chapter from a new home at The Talent House, the Trustees are seeking to appoint a new Creative Director & Chief Executive

The Creative Director & Chief Executive will lead East London Dance in its role of championing and growing east London’s dance scene. You will provide creative and strategic leadership across our participation, artist support and performance programmes, and ensure our long-term resilience and relevance amidst a fast-changing environment. 

We are looking for an inspiring leader, with creative vision and demonstrable track record in programming and producing. You will have the appetite and ability to grow your strategic leadership and advocacy role, enabling us to deliver our vision to be a catalyst for creativity. You will be able to work collaboratively with artists, partners, funders, staff and local residents, with experience of dance within health, education and/or social contexts.

It’s an exciting time for East London Dance as we prepare to move into our new home, with music partner UD, at Sugar House Island this September. You will have a strong foundation from which to shape the next pioneering chapter for the organisation and our communities.

How to apply:

Download the full job pack (.pdf)

Please submit a CV, with 2 referees, and a covering statement about why you would like the role and how your experience is relevant (no more than 2 pages of  A4) to recruitment@eastlondondance.org.

If applying as a job share, please include both CVs and set out how you propose the job share will work.

Please also complete and submit an online anonymous Equal Opportunities Form.

Closing date for applications: Monday 21 June 2021, 12noon
Interviews: Friday 9 July 2021
Second interviews (if shortlisted): Thursday 15 July 2021

Proposals for job sharing, flexi-working and part-remote working are welcome and considered openly.

East London Dance is based in Newham where 72% of the population is of ethnically diverse heritage. We work in the arts and cultural sector, where ethnic diversity is also under-represented in senior leadership roles. Because we are committed to building an inclusive workforce and society, we welcome applications from all areas of our community, and in particular from applicants of ethnically diverse heritage. 

We will reimburse all travel to and from interviews for short-listed candidates. We will work with applicants to ensure an accessible interview process relevant to individual needs as required.

For any access needs please contact us at recruitment@eastlondondance.org.

More information:

If you would like to have an informal, confidential conversation about the role in advance of applying, there are several people able to do this:

Amanda Parker, Inc Arts – external recruitment advisor

Moira Sinclair – Chair, East London Dance

Polly Risbridger – outgoing Chief Executive & Artistic Director