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Professional Development and Events Manager, Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

  • 28th March 2018
  • London
  • Full time
  • Paid (£30k-40k)
  • dance
  • Louise Molton


The ISTD seeks to employ a dynamic full time manager within the Education and Training Team to lead on the implementation of U.K courses and events.

Areas of Responsibility 

Facilitate the development and delivery of all courses and events in order to ensure the continuous professional development of dance teachers across the world, to accredited standards, in accordance with organisational aims and objectives, and in liaison with Faculties and other relevant departments.

Devise and manage new initiatives in partnership with the HoD, to ensure the Society maintains best practice in Continuing Professional Development for dance teachers.

Liaise with the Education and Training team to ensure the efficient and effective administration of all courses and events within your remit. Work with voluntary and paid colleagues to co-ordinate the provision of lecturers / trainers, venues and materials as necessary.

Maintain regular communication with the ISTD Regional Representatives to ensure that the work of the Department meets the needs of members.

Monitor the delivery and outcomes of courses and events to ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external standards and customer satisfaction.

Person Specification

Experience of planning and administering courses and events across a wide range of venues and of varying lengths and complexity.

Experience of managing voluntary or paid staff to ensure the effective delivery of high quality services and events.

Strong communication skills and experience of working in partnership with a range of stakeholders.

Budget management experience and a demonstrable ability to work within given financial limitations to deliver services that are good value for the organisation.

Excellent written communication skills in English, with a proven ability to provide and present clear reports and information to a wide range of audiences.

Strong analytical problem-solving skills to support effective decision making, identify and manage priorities and resolve difficulties encountered.

Attitude of personal responsibility and accountability and a flexible and ‘can-do’ attitude towards the workplace.

To apply please submit a copy of your CV and detailed covering letter via email to Louise Molton  at

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