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Executive Director, Yorkshire Dance


Location: Leeds

Salary: £32k - £35k per year

Hours:  37.5 hours per week (full time); Flexible working

Contract: Permanent

Yorkshire Dance is seeking an experienced and talented Executive Director to join our highly-committed team. We’re looking for someone who is excited by (and highly skilled in) finance, commercial management, processes, people, culture and compliance to enable the organisation to flourish and to deliver its artistic ambitions.

You will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in similar role at senior management level within a successful arts or cultural organisation.  Your role will be to work alongside and report to the CEO / Artistic Director to help shape Yorkshire Dance and create and implement its strategic plan. You will lead on financial management and the appointment and management of staff. You will have particular responsibility for the legal, financial and operational wellbeing of Yorkshire Dance, its work, staff and community. You will hold the position of Company Secretary and be responsible for servicing Yorkshire Dance’s Board of Trustees.

The successful candidate will be someone who is excited by the opportunity to help steer and grow our small, high impact organisation to deliver transformative impact with its artists and its communities.

Yorkshire Dance is based in central Leeds, in the heart of Quarry Hill’s blossoming cultural quarter, where it manages a thriving building with three fully-equipped dance studios, meeting rooms, office space and a range of creative tenants.

To apply, please download an information pack and apply on-line at our website at or request a pack by email from  Sorry, we can’t accept CVs. 

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