Head of Strategic Projects & Development Activities (Maternity Cover)

Company: Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

Location: London

Level: Head of

Salary: From £42,360 to £49,835 per annum

Contract Type: Temporary

Closing Date: 17 Jul 24

Job Description:

The ISTD is looking for maternity cover for the Head of Strategic Projects & Development Activities.

This is a 10-month full-time, fixed-term role starting from September with the opportunity to potentially extend.

  • To support the strategic development of ISTD by, developing, managing and promoting projects and activities in support of the business plan.
  • To work with the Head of Qualification Development and the Heads of Faculty Development to plan and manage strategic initiatives to support the future growth of the organisation.
  • To ensure that Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion are embedded into the ISTD’s portfolio of qualifications and to be the key point of contact and lead on ARA in relation to genre specific content and Examiner Training.
  • To support the organisation and promotion of courses and tutor training, in consultation with the Head of Events and CPD.
  • To facilitate tutor support, qualification development and the ongoing review of the teaching qualifications.
  • To manage individual project budgets, including the bursaries budget.
  • To report directly to Head of Qualification Development.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for project management and administration relating to the development of new initiatives to ensure efficient delivery.
  • Initiate and negotiate relationships with partner organisations / groups with which to trial new work.
  • Liaise with Lead Examiners, contributing dance artists, and internal and external stakeholders to manage delivery of specific new initiatives on time and within budget.
  • Draft, monitor and manage budgets for specific project strands.
  • Work with the Head of Events and CPD to plan the delivery of associated strategic events (e.g.: demonstrations, launches, performances etc).
  • Manage requests and distribution of ISTD bursaries: Manage the ISTD Bursaries application processes, Propose Bursary Policy, Monitor and manage the distribution of bursary funds (£100K pa), Organise bursary panel meetings as required
  • Work with the Head of Qualification Development to: support and co-ordinate development of ISTD qualifications, Promote the ISTD teacher training courses and activities, liaising with external organisations as required, taking part in careers fairs and exhibitions as required, Contribute to cross-Faculty initiatives, such as increasing the demographic diversity of the ISTD membership and their students
  • Manage the APEL process, coordinating communications and activities as required.
  • Lead and manage all aspects of the Contemporary syllabus development and support Contemporary Affiliate membership.

    Person Specification:
  • Strong working knowledge of dance education and training.
  • Experience working at a Manager level, leading and motivating teams to deliver high quality results and to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate and foster partnership working relationships.
  • Experience of working in collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including professional artists and educationalists.
  • Ability to guide new initiatives to fruition, while operating effectively, responsibly, legally and sustainably.
  • Sound financial management skills, including the ability to accurately track and record expenditure.
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
  • Commitment to increasing demographic diversity in dance participation.