General Manager

An opportunity has arisen for a General Manager to join the Cheshire Dance team.

£27,571 (0.6 FTE) pro-rata, permanent contract
Part time 21 hrs per week - Time of in Lieu system operates
5 weeks annual holiday + days for Christmas closure

Cheshire Dance is looking for an established or aspiring leader with strong analytical abilities, who can communicate compelling cases for support or change through building trusting relationships.

Cheshire Dance values diversity in its workforce as it does in its artistic programme.  We aim to attract a mix of applicants from different backgrounds, going further than simply reflecting the stakeholders and geographic areas we currently serve.  The successful candidate will be able to transfer their skills and knowledge into the role.  They may additionally have a background in dance, the arts or not for profit administration.

Cheshire Dance is a registered charity that leads the artistic provision and support of dance across Cheshire.  We aim to ensure everyone has access to dance and can benefit from its transformative power.  We engage participants and audiences of all ages and abilities, employing experienced and nationally renowned artists and partnering with organisations across the arts, voluntary and public sectors.  We support the career development of artists and other professionals and we co-design, produce and promote bespoke projects, events and programmes in response to need and artistic ambition.

Working across the arts, public and voluntary sectors and through our extensive programme of events, training, workshops and classes, Cheshire Dance is a leader in its field, specialising in Health and Wellbeing, person centred and inclusive practice and involving people who otherwise face inequalities of opportunity.

Cheshire Dance is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.  Other key partners include Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East Councils and a range of arts, health and voluntary organisations. 

For an application pack, please contact Jane Atherton on 01606 861770 or email

Application deadline :            16th March 2018
Interviews:                              27th March 2018
Anticipated Start Date            Negotiable with successful applicant

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