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People Dancing
Chair of the Board
Location: UK-wide
Deadline: 07 June 2021
Interview Date: 24 or 25 June 2021, online
People Dancing, the national organisation and membership body for participatory and community dance, is looking for a new Chair of the Board as our outgoing Chair, Scilla Dyke MBE moves to become a Patron of the organisation.

We are looking for an inspiring new Chair with the drive and experience to lead the Board and our future strategic development.

A catalyst for change in and through participatory dance, our work includes a diverse programme of professional development and strategic projects that make a positive difference to dance and the arts nationally and internationally. Our networks and membership bring together 4,500 dancers, teaching artists, community practitioners and organisations worldwide, united by a passionate belief that dance is for everyone.

Equality and inclusion are enshrined in our vision, purpose, objectives and practices, and have guided our work for 35 years. We are looking for a Chair who shares our passion for the arts and who will champion and advocate our work for equality, inclusion, health and wellbeing.

In the last year People Dancing stepped up to support the dance artists, teachers and practitioners who are the backbone of participatory dance in and with communities everywhere. Innovative ways for people to participate shone through, supercharging our plans to support professional development, extend reach and add value for the profession and the communities we serve.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a successful and internationally respected organisation at a critical time for dance and the arts, for the artists and organisations we work with, and for people and communities who dance.

Come and join us!


Deadline for applications: noon on 7 June 2021. Interviews: 24 or 25 June 2021, online

For details about how to apply, please download the Chair Recuitment Pack, below.

Contact details are included if you would like to arrange an informal conversation with our Recruitment Consultant.

An audio version of the Chair Recruitment Pack is available to listen to online

An online Equal Opportunies form is available for applicants only to submit here.