Director of Examinations

London (Greater)
Up to £65,000
09 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

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 7000 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 Examinations

£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 Examinations is a newly created position that will play a vital role in shaping the ISTD of the future. Working in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer and senior colleagues, the post holder will lead the drive to deliver inclusive, high quality, efficient, and compliant examinations, results and certification processes worldwide. You will also support the business planning and direction setting for ISTD, as we aspire to be an agile, flexible and creative organisation who is a world leader in dance education.

We are looking for an experienced, inspiring and credible leader within the examinations profession, ideally within the arts or education environment. You will bring a proven track record in the development, regulation and delivery of examinations, ideally operating globally. The appointed candidate will demonstrate excellent business acumen alongside strategic and innovative thinking and an ability to build effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

This is an exceptional opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in an organisation with a proud history and a brand that stands for the pursuit of excellence in the dance world.

To find out more information please visit our designated microsite.

If you wish to have an informal discussion, please email our retained advisors Ami Jenick or Roberta Giubilini on at Prospectus or call them on 020 7691 1920.


Closing date: 7th May 2019

Initial interviews with Prospectus: 20th - 31st May 2019

Panel interviews at The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing: W/C 10th June 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.