DCD are seeking a new Trustee with a finance specialism to join our welcoming and experienced Board and Audit & Risk Committee. Our ideal candidate will have some prior Non- Executive Director experience, preferably in the charity sector
This is an exciting time to join our Board, as DCD commences its 50th Anniversary Year. You will work closely with the Chair of the Board, fellow Trustees and the Executive Director to deliver the strategic priorities of DCD to realise DCD’s charitable objectives.
We are searching for a new Trustee to join the Board with financial specialism. As part of their governance responsibilities, they will become a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and assume the role of Chair of this committee when our current Chair’s term ends. As Trustee with finance expertise you will have significant responsibility and work closely with colleagues, in particular DCD’s Executive Director and accountant to have oversight of the charity’s funds and help secure the organisation’s long term financial resilience.
We are seeking someone who has experience of being a Trustee (preferably in the charity sector) or has a good understanding of the requirements of charity governance.
Candidates must be a certified ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with experience of chairing meetings, preferably but not necessarily in a governance context.
DCD’s loyal and experienced Board of Trustees are committed to championing the charitable work of our organisation nationally and growing our network of supporters. Trustees have a passion for the arts, particularly dancers whose careers are precarious and often short (the average age a dancer retires from performing is 32).
We are seeking a new Trustee with a finance specialism to join our welcoming and experienced Board and Audit & Risk Committee. Our ideal candidate will have some prior Non- Executive Director experience, preferably in the charity sector, or have a good understanding of the requirements of charity governance. Given the requirements of this role you must be a certified ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant.
You must also have a demonstrable track record of deep commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
DCD is the national sector leader, specialising in dancer career transition. We design & deliver world-leading development programmes that are dynamic and responsive to the needs of dancers exploring and building post-performance careers, within and beyond the arts sector. We work with our partners to ensure dancers have healthy, sustainable and rewarding careers.
DCD works in partnership with & is grateful for the support of six national dance companies: The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Royal Birmingham Ballet and Rambert.
We also deliver; schools programmes for dancers commencing performing careers; coaching, skills, wellbeing & psychological resilience workshops for all professional dancers; retraining grants; & mentoring schemes for dancers nearing/or at the end of their professional performing careers.
To celebrate our 50th year, DCD is embarking on a series of regional events to increase awareness of DCD’s charitable work: from the opportunities & guidance we provide dancers entering the profession to those transitioning at the end of their performing careers. An important element of our 50th Anniversary is to re-connect with our extensive number of beneficiaries, to celebrate their stories and develop our global DCD Alumni community – inspiring future leaders and change-makers within and beyond the creative industries.
During the pandemic, DCD supported thousands of freelance and independent artists (over 2,000 during the pandemic alone). Our aim is for this area of our operations to grow with the aid of a significant increase in fundraised income.