Careers at One Dance UK

It is an exciting time to be joining One Dance UK!

We are the sector support organisation for dance, leading the way to a stronger, more vibrant and more diverse dance sector. We support and advocate, enhance and raise the profile of dance in the UK and our aim is to provide information, resources and opportunities for a workforce that is well-equipped to secure dance’s prominence in the cultural landscape of the future.

VACANCY: Dance in Education Manager (Maternity Cover) – 0.8FTE

One Dance UK is seeking a Dance in Education Manager on a temporary basis to cover a period of maternity leave. This is an integral role as part of the Children and Young People’s (CYP) Dance team and the wider organisation to help achieve our vision for a stronger, more vibrant and more diverse future for dance in the UK. In particular, you will help us to advocate for and support dance within the formal education sector, helping us to work towards our ambition of access to high-quality dance education being an entitlement for every child and young person in the UK. You will provide support to dance teachers, educators and other stakeholders, including Continued Professional Development (CPD) and resources, helping us to champion the importance of dance in education at this particularly challenging time.

Working closely with the Head of CYP Dance and others involved in delivering CPD and membership services, you will be part of a passionate and experienced team, together growing the vision of One Dance UK, ensuring it remains relevant and inclusive. You will help to raise the profile of the organisation, our members, and the value of dance in education.

One Dance UK is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. In line with our Safeguarding Policy the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to Safer Recruitment checks, including undergoing an Enhanced DBS check and being registered on the DBS Update Service.

Taking positive action in advertising jobs is permitted under the 2010 UK Equality Act, where a protected characteristic is under-represented in a workplace. One Dance UK is part of the UK’s arts and cultural sector, where ethnic diversity is under-represented in many 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.

How to apply

Please apply with CV and a covering letter highlighting relevant experience and explaining why this work is important to you. The Job Profile and information pack is downloadable here:

Enquiries and applications should be directed to Laura Nicholson, Head of Children and Young People’s Dance – [email protected]

The deadline for receipt of applications is 12 midday on Monday 4 July 2022.  Applications received after this time will not be considered. We expect interviews to take place w/c 11 July 2022.

This role is offered on a 0.8FTE basis, with exact working patterns to be negotiated with the successful candidate. The role is offered on a fixed-term basis to cover a period of maternity leave. The anticipated term of the contract is a period of 10 months, from August 2022 to May 2023, or the earlier return of the postholder.

Salary £25,000 FTE per annum (Actual salary £20,000 per annum)