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Rubicon Dance
Interim CEO - 4 days per week
Location: Cardiff
Salary: £43,500 FTE (£34,800 pro rata)
Deadline: 26 February 2024
Interview Date: TBC
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for overseeing and optimising the day-to-day business operations of Rubicon Dance. The CEO will work closely with the Board and members of the Leadership Team, who will drive the artistic and social work of the organisation.

Rubicon Dance brings engaging, inclusive, and inspiring opportunities for dancing, movement, and dance education to people in Cardiff and South Wales, especially those who may face barriers to dance. It is a key collaborator in the sector, working towards an inclusive, vibrant, and diverse Wales in which anyone, anywhere can experience the joys and benefits of dancing, to their full potential and aspiration.

In 2023, we set out our 10-year strategy and 3-year business plan, in which it sets out its plan to rebuild strong organisational foundations, to collaborate and create with others, and to create even more opportunities for its participants, people and partners. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to join our executive team, drive operational excellence, and enable to organisation to achieve its six goals for the first three years:

  • To implement a fit for the future structure and sound internal functioning of the organisation To develop and embed an Organisational theory of change and data informed decision-making framework
  • To strengthen our reputation with our partners and develop our network, leading to sustainable resource generation relationships
  • To increase pathways between communities, our offers, and partners' offers
  • To increase connectedness and knowledge transfer within the dance sector and beyond
  • To strengthen our education offering from key stage 1 to level 3, improving the reputation of dance as a relevant skill within the Welsh Curriculum.

Rubicon has been faced with its challenges but through the hard work of the staff, board and from the support the organisation has received from funders, partners, and the community, Rubicon is now embarking on its next exciting phase and period of transition. This is a critical role that will drive this next step and is an ideal opportunity for anyone looking for a challenge, to grow the organisation and utilise their own strategic leadership skillset.

Overall, this is a key role within the organisation that will sit alongside the board and existing Leadership Team. Forming a collaborative approach to working with both the Board and Leadership Team is crucial for this position.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for overseeing and optimising the day-to-day business operations of Rubicon Dance. The CEO will work closely with the Board and members of the Leadership Team, who will drive the artistic and social work of the organisation. Together, they will develop and execute the strategy in a way that will enhance efficiency, productivity, and overall performance across the organisation. The CEO will report directly into the Board and will have direct line management responsibility for the Leadership Team.

The CEO will play a critical role in driving sustainable growth while maintaining a strong focus on delivering exceptional services to our participants.