Job titleHead of Participation (Maternity Cover)
EmployerYDance (Scottish Youth Dance)
Job Description

YDance (Scottish Youth Dance) – the award-winning national dance organisation for children and young people in Scotland – is recruiting for a Head of Participation (Maternity Cover).

The Head of Participation will be principally responsible for the Participation area of the company’s work, including planning, management, and delivery of YDance participatory dance projects and events.

The Head of Participation is responsible to the YDance Artistic Director and Executive Director.

Contract duration:  1st August 2020 (or sooner if available)  –  28th March 2021

Main duties

  • To manage YDance projects in partnership with local authorities and other organisations throughout Scotland
  • To plan and lead dance workshops with children and young people
  • To develop, manage and deliver the Cashback for Change project
  • To work with the Fundraiser and Executive Director as appropriate to source funding for areas of development in line with the strategic plan
  • To represent YDance in network and sector related meetings and present YDance’s work at a range of events
  • To be responsible for developing, managing and delivering external awards and qualifications including SQA Qualifications, Dance Leadership Awards and Arts Awards
  • To work with the senior staff team to develop the company’s work
  • To evaluate and report to the YDance Board of Directors on projects
  • To act as Line Manager for Dance Artists and freelance project staff
  • To train and develop staff and self to maintain the quality of YDance’s work
  • To act as a choreographer, tutor or rehearsal director as required

For the full job description and details on how to apply visit

Deadline for applications is Friday 3rd July.

City / TownGlasgow
Rate / SalaryTBC
Deadline for application03/07/2020
Date of Audition
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