We’re Hiring: Executive Director

Are you a person passionate for supporting change, with strong financial management skills and an ethos of care for the people you work with?


Chisenhale Dance Space is seeking an experienced Executive Director to lead the organisation from late August 2022 for an initial 8-month period, with the ambition to extend. This period will cover an organisational review including business re-modelling, careful financial management and continued recovery following the impact of the pandemic.

The Executive Director will lead the CDS Board, staff, key stake-holders and change-makers to identify how CDS might radically transform itself into a more sustainable business model and begin implementing these changes in a strategic and timely way – underpinning the overall in progress revisioning of what CDS is and who it is for.

Job Title: Executive Director
Contract Type: Fixed term contract late August 2022 – end of March 2023 (with potential to extend). Part time, 0.8 FTE.
Salary: £40,000 p/a, pro rata
Pension: 3% employers’ contribution
Annual leave: 20 days + bank holidays (pro rata)
Line Manager: Board of Trustees
Manages: two direct reports, plus freelancers
Location: It is anticipated that the Executive Director would work from our offices at Chisenhale Dance Space at least 3 days / week, with 1 day working from home if desired.

Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 25th July, 2022

For more information about this role, please see the job pack below. 

Please send the following to opportunities@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk by the deadline below:

  • full CV, with two referee contacts (only contacted if offered role)
  • No more than 2 A4 page covering letter OR a 5-minute video telling us why you’re the right person for this role
  • Please complete the equality and diversity monitoring form by clicking here.

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.

If you have questions about this opportunity, informal conversations can be arranged with Trustees or outgoing Interim Chief Executive Ruth Holdsworth. Please contact opportunities@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk or ruth@chisenhaledancespace.co.uk to arrange.

Executive Director Job Pack and Application Form as a .docx document 

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form a Google Forms link

Image: Flora Wellesley-Wesley leads a workshop with local people as part of Chisenhale Summer of Art 2021. Photo by Lidia Crisafulli.