CPD and Events Manager (Maternity Cover)

Company: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Location: London

Level: Manager

Salary: From £36,017 to £42,359 per annum

Contract Type: Temporary

Closing Date: 24 Jul 24

Job Description:

In addition to working closely with the Head of CPD and Events, the CPD and Events Manager’s main responsibilities will be;

  • Facilitate the delivery of all courses and events in order to ensure the continuous professional development of dance teachers across the world, to accredited standards, in accordance with organisational aims and objectives, and in liaison with Faculties and other relevant departments.
  • Create and manage new initiatives in partnership with Head of CPD and Events, to ensure the Society maintains best practice for all external programmes and events for dance teachers.
  • Manage the delivery team to ensure the efficient and effective administration of all courses and events, online and in person, regionally and internationally.
  • Work and collaborate with voluntary and paid colleagues to co-ordinate events/CPD with regards to content, marketing, lecturers, venues, and materials as necessary.
  • Facilitate regular communication with the ISTD Regional Representatives to ensure that the work of the Department meets the needs of members.
  • Oversee the coordination of international CPD to deliver the ISTD international strategy, ensuring members are supported and receive good quality courses that are financially viable.
  • Manage and motivate the CPD and Events coordinator to achieve their aims and objectives as a collaborative effective team whilst enabling individuals to make progress with specific projects and taking responsibility for recruitment, training, appraisal and their own personal development.
  • Monitor the delivery and outcomes of courses and events to ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external standards and customer satisfaction.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of all courses and events, reporting to Head of CPD and Events from a participatory, financial and administrative perspective, identifying and implementing changes necessary to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate effectively with other areas of the organisation to contribute and initiate successful events and projects that embrace and promote EDI.
  • To manage the graduation ceremony from planning to delivery ensuring a good experience for graduates and the reputation of ISTD, overseeing budget and working with a range of different stake holders.
  • Promote ISTD continued professional development activities, liaising with internal and external organisations as required, e.g. dance and education organisations, accredited centres, dance teachers/schools, venues etc, and internal departments such as Marketing & Membership Support.
  • Manage allocated budgets for events and courses following organisational strategy and operating practices, reporting as necessary to the Head of CPD and Events ensuring that all activities remain within established budgets and that all expense and income is recorded.
  • Contribute to the marketing of the organisation and its service, including the provision of articles for ‘Dance’ magazine, and support for events and courses.
  • Contribute to and collaborative with the broader activity of the Education Department as required.
  • Participate in any other projects or tasks as required to support the Society’s aim and objectives.

    Person Specification
  • Experience of planning and administering courses and events across a wide range of venues and of varying lengths and complexity.
  • Experience of managing voluntary or paid staff to ensure the effective delivery of high- quality services and events.
  • A proven ability to evaluate and report on programmes of work to support continuous improvement to services.
  • Strong communication skills and experience of working in partnership with a range of different stakeholders.
  • Budget management experience and a demonstrable ability to work within given financial parameters to deliver services that are good value for the organisation.
  • Excellent written communication skills with a proven ability to provide and present clear reports and information to a wide range of audiences.
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills to support effective decision making, identify and manage priorities and resolve difficulties encountered.
  • Excellent IT skills with knowledge of zoom and Microsoft office.
  • Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace.
  • Proven ability to work both on own initiative and as part of a team, at both strategic and tactical levels.

  • Experience of working within a dance, dance education or training environment.
  • Prior knowledge / experience of the private dance sector.

    To apply as a CPD and Events Manager please send a letter of application and CV to hr@istd.org The letter of application should summarise what you are able to bring to the role and how you meet the person specification. The successful candidates will also be required to provide details for two recent references that can evidence skills and suitability to carry out this role, (whether in an employed or voluntary capacity).