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Yorkshire Dance
Executive Director
Location: Leeds
Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Deadline: 04 March 2024
Interview Date: Thursday 21 March and Tuesday 26 March
Are you highly motivated, values driven, with a passion for culture, social justice, community and leadership? This is a wonderful opportunity to take up a joint-leadership role and contribute to Yorkshire Dance’s ambitions.

With the need to hit the ground running, the role is ideal for an experienced, dynamic leader with prior experience in managing teams and buildings, who will engage fully with Yorkshire Dance’s programme.

We are open to hearing from applicants from a variety of working backgrounds and are particularly keen on hearing from individuals who have had a prior experience of working at a senior level in a charity or in the dance/arts sector for a National Portfolio Organisation.

You will be based in our city-centre building which hosts our offices, studio spaces and regular events and performances, giving you a real insight and experience of working in a dynamic and creative environment.

Our jobs are open to all, and we particularly welcome applications from people with a disability, and people of African or Caribbean heritage and people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, as they are currently under-represented at Yorkshire Dance.

Main duties

The role will have a particular focus on:

  • Driving the strategic development of Yorkshire Dance, in conjunction with the Creative Director, and realising the ambitions of the organisation including the development of our building
  • Ensuring the financial and operational performance of Yorkshire Dance is effectively managed, benefiting from the support provided by a freelance Finance Director in the production of management accounts and financial and Board reporting to our Trustees and other key stakeholders and funders.

Please click the link below to find the job pack.

How to Apply

There are three ways you can apply: A letter of up to 2 pages, an audio recording of up to 8 minutes (MP3 file) or a video application of up to 8 minutes (MP4) using WeTransfer. Please explain why you are interested in becoming Executive Director and outline how your skills and experience meet the job profile and person spec outlined in the job pack.

Please email your CV, completed application in your preferred format and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and to with the subject 'Executive Director'.

Interviews will take place at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds City Centre on the following dates: Thursday 21 March First interviews

Tuesday 26 March Second interviews

If you would like a version of any of the application material in an alternative format such as a printed version, large print or if you wish to make a video application, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all that we can to support your application. Please call us on: 0113 243 9867 or email

Please follow the link below to find the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

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