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Vacancies

Chair of the Board of Governors

The Place

Closing date: 8 October 2018 at midday

Interviews: November 2018

Chair of the Board of Governors

The Place has been one of the world’s leading centres for contemporary dance, particularly new choreography, ever since it established its home near King’s Cross, London in 1969. As we move towards our 50th anniversary, we are looking to draw inspiration from the pioneering spirit of the founders and appoint a new Chair.

The Place is led by our Chief Executive, Clare Connor, who joined the organisation in August 2017. On 1 January 2018 she also became the Interim Principal of London Contemporary Dance School. Clare is responsible for the overall artistic, academic and business leadership of the organisation.

The Board of Governors are responsible for setting the overall strategy of The Place and ensuring there is effective governance. In order to deliver our strategy for 2018/23, over the next three years the Chair will need to develop an excellent working relationship with the Chief Executive and engage regularly with the life of The Place.

The responsibilities of the Chair include:

  1. Chairing the Board of Governors, setting the agenda and ensuring effective governance
  2. Leading the organisation in partnership with the Chief Executive
  3. Monitoring performance and delivery of the agreed strategy
  4. Developing high quality and mutually respected relationships across the Board, Leadership Team and key external individuals
  5. Advocating to government, the arts, education, funders and individuals of influence
  6. Representing The Place at key public events and, where agreed, in the media and press
  7. Helping to enhance financial stability and creating an environment to generate resources to finance growth
  8. Advising the Board on matters of advocacy, policy and strategy
  9. Ensuring timely and  effective succession planning of all key roles
  10. Supporting the work of the Commercial Hires and Development functions, through insights and introductions.

The time commitment for the Chair is likely to be 4 or 5 days a month. The position is not remunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be paid. For further information please visit theplace.org.uk/vacancies

We are particularly interested to hear from BAME candidates as we strive to achieve the same diversity amongst our Board members that we see amongst our students, staff, artists and audiences.

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Chair of the Board of Governors

The Place has been one of the world’s leading centres for contemporary dance, particularly new choreography, ever since it established its home near King’s Cross, London in 1969. As we move towards our 50th anniversary, we are looking to draw inspiration from the pioneering spirit of the founders and appoint a new Chair.

The Place is led by our Chief Executive, Clare Connor, who joined the organisation in August 2017. On 1 January 2018 she also became the Interim Principal of London Contemporary Dance School. Clare is responsible for the overall artistic, academic and business leadership of the organisation.

The Board of Governors are responsible for setting the overall strategy of The Place and ensuring there is effective governance. In order to deliver our strategy for 2018/23, over the next three years the Chair will need to develop an excellent working relationship with the Chief Executive and engage regularly with the life of The Place.

The responsibilities of the Chair include:

  1. Chairing the Board of Governors, setting the agenda and ensuring effective governance
  2. Leading the organisation in partnership with the Chief Executive
  3. Monitoring performance and delivery of the agreed strategy
  4. Developing high quality and mutually respected relationships across the Board, Leadership Team and key external individuals
  5. Advocating to government, the arts, education, funders and individuals of influence
  6. Representing The Place at key public events and, where agreed, in the media and press
  7. Helping to enhance financial stability and creating an environment to generate resources to finance growth
  8. Advising the Board on matters of advocacy, policy and strategy
  9. Ensuring timely and  effective succession planning of all key roles
  10. Supporting the work of the Commercial Hires and Development functions, through insights and introductions.

The time commitment for the Chair is likely to be 4 or 5 days a month. The position is not remunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be paid. For further information please visit theplace.org.uk/vacancies

We are particularly interested to hear from BAME candidates as we strive to achieve the same diversity amongst our Board members that we see amongst our students, staff, artists and audiences.

The closing date for this role is 8 October 2018 at midday. Initial interviews will be held in November 2018.

For further information please visit theplace.org.uk/vacancies

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Circus Arts Teacher – Acrobatics

National Centre for Circus Arts

Closing date: 26 September

The National Centre for Circus Arts is seeking a circus arts teacher to join the Participation and Outreach team. Our programmes provide opportunities for children from 2 years old up to adulthood and we have both recreational and progressive training schemes.

We are looking for circus teachers who are experienced in teaching one or more of the following disciplines: Handstands, Tumbling, Acrobalance, Hand to Hand (Adagio). You must be able to teach at an intermediate to advanced level.

This is a hands-on job, which includes working directly with students while maintaining administration including lesson plans, recording progress and attending regular programme meetings as required. Successful candidates will have a passion for their discipline and a commitment to circus training for all. They will be strong communicators who enjoy working collaboratively and have a clear willingness to share information.

Pay: £24.59 per hour

Contract:  Zero hour – subject to a termly schedule

Days: Monday – Sunday

Holiday Entitlement: 30 days paid holiday per year on a pro rata basis. This is inclusive of the eight statutory bank holidays. Holiday is expected to be taken outside of the academic term

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The National Centre for Circus Arts is seeking a circus arts teacher to join the Participation and Outreach team. Our programmes provide opportunities for children from 2 years old up to adulthood and we have both recreational and progressive training schemes.

We are looking for circus teachers who are experienced in teaching one or more of the following disciplines: Handstands, Tumbling, Acrobalance, Hand to Hand (Adagio). You must be able to teach at an intermediate to advanced level.

This is a hands-on job, which includes working directly with students while maintaining administration including lesson plans, recording progress and attending regular programme meetings as required. Successful candidates will have a passion for their discipline and a commitment to circus training for all. They will be strong communicators who enjoy working collaboratively and have a clear willingness to share information.

Pay: £24.59 per hour

Contract:  Zero hour – subject to a termly schedule

Days: Monday – Sunday

Holiday Entitlement: 30 days paid holiday per year on a pro rata basis. This is inclusive of the eight statutory bank holidays. Holiday is expected to be taken outside of the academic term

Renumeration: £24.59 per hour

For more information and to apply, please visit the National Centre website.

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Duty Manager – Buildings

National Centre for Circus Arts

Closing date: 23 September

We are recruiting for a Duty Manager in the Buildings team, a unique opportunity to work in one of the most stunning, vibrant and energetic training centres and the only Conservatoire school for Circus Arts in the UK.

This is a part time role at the National Centre for Circus Arts with primary responsibility for the evening and weekend management of the building. The person will ensure that the numerous and varied users find the National Centre for Circus Arts welcoming, hospitable and fit for purpose. You should have a strong commitment to Health and Safety, facilities management and be a self-motivated team player.

Hours: 22.75 hours per week, working on a two-week rolling rota.

Week 1

Tuesday: 14.00-22.00

Wednesday: 17.00-22.00

Sunday: 09.45-18.30

Week 2

Monday: 17.00-22.00

Thursday: 17.00-22.00

Friday: 17.00-22.00

Saturday: 09.45-18.30

These shifts are designed in conjunction with a 2nd duty manager working off the same rota and some flexibility will be allowed between team members to swap shifts. 

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We are recruiting for a Duty Manager in the Buildings team, a unique opportunity to work in one of the most stunning, vibrant and energetic training centres and the only Conservatoire school for Circus Arts in the UK.

This is a part time role at the National Centre for Circus Arts with primary responsibility for the evening and weekend management of the building. The person will ensure that the numerous and varied users find the National Centre for Circus Arts welcoming, hospitable and fit for purpose. You should have a strong commitment to Health and Safety, facilities management and be a self-motivated team player.

Hours: 22.75 hours per week, working on a two-week rolling rota.

Week 1

Tuesday: 14.00-22.00

Wednesday: 17.00-22.00

Sunday: 09.45-18.30

Week 2

Monday: 17.00-22.00

Thursday: 17.00-22.00

Friday: 17.00-22.00

Saturday: 09.45-18.30

These shifts are designed in conjunction with a 2nd duty manager working off the same rota and some flexibility will be allowed between team members to swap shifts. 

Renumeration: £20,591 pro rata

Contract: Part-time, permanent

For more information and to apply, please visit the National Centre website.

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Board of Trustees

Rambert School

Closing date: Ongoing

Rambert School is currently seeking to appoint two new trustees to join the Board. One will have significant experience of working within the dance profession. Applications for the other vacancy are welcome from all professional backgrounds.

Selection will be by informal interview.

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Rambert School is currently seeking to appoint two new trustees to join the Board. One will have significant experience of working within the dance profession. Applications for the other vacancy are welcome from all professional backgrounds.

Selection will be by informal interview.

For more information about the vacancies and how to apply, please visit the Rambert School website.

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