CEO (Chief Executive Officer) Application Form

Phoenix Dance Theatre is looking for an established leader who can take on the role of a part time Chief Executive Officer.

This new role has been designed to provide over-arching leadership of the company, to develop broader relationships across the UK and internationally and to provide longer term vision, stability and opportunity.  This is an exciting part-time opportunity (initially for a two year period) for an established leader to work with an internationally respected dance company which encapsulates the diverse spirit of multicultural Britain.

You will set the development programme determining the direction of travel and the new Business Plan 2022 – 2026 working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and the Artistic Director.

The role is a part time role and is initially a two-year appointment to March 2023 when the new Business Plan will be implemented. The role is intended to lead PDT through a period of reframing and reset at a time of immense change within the sector and society as a whole. The Chief Executive Officer will demonstrate high levels of ambition and enthusiasm in establishing and delivering our strategic goals and objectives for developing the organisation further as an internationally significant dance company. The new Chief Executive Officer will create innovative models of operation for all activities, by developing business plans for a sustainable cultural and financial future.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is based in Leeds’ cultural quarter on Quarry Hill, in a state of the art dance hub. The space is shared by Phoenix Dance Theatre and Northern Ballet.

How to apply

Please complete our application form at the bottom of this page. You will be required to upload a cover letter that is no longer than two sides of A4 explaining why you would like to work for Phoenix Dance Theatre and what skills you will bring as the company prepares for its 40th birthday. Download our recruitment pack including job description and person specification by clicking here.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Friday 2nd October

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in the week commencing 12th October.

Once you have submitted an application, we would appreciate if you could complete our anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring form so that we can evaluate our recruitment practices. The form can be found here