Director of Education
The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.
With approximately 7,000 members in over 65 countries worldwide, ISTD conducts over 150,000 examinations each year. We have just been listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and are in the top five for delivery of performing arts examinations.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing
Director of Education
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum
ISTD aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the bench mark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training. We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical and educational benefits of dance for all.
The Director of Education is a newly created position within ISTD and will play a critical role in leading and shaping the development of ISTD’s Teacher Training, Professional Development and Online Learning services to support and train teachers worldwide to the highest standards. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer the post holder will be overseeing the delivery and future development of Initial and Higher Teacher Training and an annual programme of student recruitment events. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will actively pursue opportunities for growth, providing strategic leadership on the development of online course provision and supporting initiatives to increase the demographic diversity of the ISTD membership.
We are looking for degree qualified candidates with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of developing and delivering teacher training and / or CPD programmes in a dance or arts education environment. Critically you will have the personal credibility and substantial leadership experience needed to cultivate positive relationships with members and key sector stakeholders.
This is an exceptional opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in organisation with a proud history and a brand that stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world.
To read full details of the role, and to find out how to apply, please visit our designated microsite.
Closing date: 5th May 2019
Initial interviews with Prospectus: 10th - 17th May 2019
Panel interviews at The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: W/C 27th May 2019
These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.
Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing is committed to achieve greater diversity and welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.