Opportunity: Become a CDS Trustee

Four dancers from different ethnic backgrounds running and smiling in the centre of a large square. The audience are spread along the edges watching and smiling.

Chisenhale Dance Space is looking for up to five new Trustees, including a new Chair,
to join us in enabling the next stage in CDS’s journey.

Do you love what we do? Do you want to contribute your skills and expertise to help us make way for innovative practices that answer the needs of the dance sector, as well as both artists and local communities today?

The role of the Board of Trustees is to support the strategic vision and leadership of the Company. The Board also ensures Chisenhale Dance Space remains true to its values, relevant to our artistic and local communities, and is both well managed and financially sustainable.

We are open to hearing from anyone who is passionate about what Chisenhale Dance Space does, but are especially keen to hear from people with a broad range of skills and experience. This includes, but is not limited to, expertise in:

  • Performing Arts Practice
  • Community-embedded Arts Practice
  • Property Law or Capital Project Experience
  • Finance
  • Budget Management
  • Governance
  • Board Management

CDS is committed to continuing to have artists on our Board.

We encourage applications from those who are under-represented in our organisation and marginalised in our sector and society, especially those from the global majority, including those of African diaspora heritage, South Asian, East Asian, South-East Asian heritage, mixed heritage, and those who have faced other socio-economic barriers, those who identify as LGBTQ+, and disabled people. We regret that CDS is currently located in a historic building which currently has no step-free access. We have long-term plans to remedy this, as part of changes to enable more people to take part in our activities. We are happy to discuss access arrangements with anyone looking to join the board.

Trusteeships for charities are voluntary roles. Travel expenses or access support expenses can be provided. We estimate that the time commitment to CDS will amount to a day per month spread out in short meetings and email interactions.

You’ll join a proactive and generous Board of Trustees who are focussed on supporting CDS through this exciting time of transformation and growth. Read more about Chisenhale and how we are navigating this period of change and renewal in the Board Pack.

Please download the full Board Recruitment pack for more information.
Deadline for expressions of interest: Monday, 26th of July

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact theboard@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk.

Image credit: T-Break performance by Mickael Marso Riviere, Mad Dope Krew and Mendi Singh. At Encounter Bow festival, September 2019. Photo by Zbigniew Kotkiewicz