People Dancing

Communications Officer

Location: Leicester

Salary: £25,000 (Full time, permanent contract, open to flexible working/job share)

Deadline: 17 July 2022

People Dancing, the national organisation and membership body for participatory and community dance, is looking for a Communications Officer to help shape and deliver the organisation’s external communications to key stakeholders, People Dancing’s members and wider audiences, in an inclusive and accessible way.

This is an opportunity for someone with some experience of external communications to take the next step in their career with the support of the friendly and experienced team at People Dancing. The right candidate will relish working as part of a team and have the potential to show innovation and leadership, growing their experience and confidence by working in line with People Dancing’s values, to reach and engage diverse existing and new audiences and members.

A catalyst for change in and through participatory dance, our work includes a diverse programme of professional development and strategic projects that make a positive difference to dance and the arts nationally and internationally. Our networks and membership bring together 4,500 dancers, teaching artists, community practitioners and organisations world-wide, united by a passionate belief that dance is for everyone. Equality and inclusion are enshrined in our vision, purpose, objectives, and practices, and have guided our work for 35 years.

This is a great opportunity to join a successful and internationally respected organisation at a critical time for dance and the arts, for the artists and organisations we work with, and for people and communities who dance.

People Dancing is an ACE NPO.

Come and join us! For a full job description and person specification download the Recruitment Pack, here.

A large print and an audio/spoken version of the Recruitment Pack are also available.

If you would like to arrange a confidential, informal conversation about this opportunity with no obligation, please contact Stephanie Clark, Admin & Finance Officer on 0116 253 3453 or stephanie@communitydance.org.uk, who will arrange for an approproate member of the team to contact you.

People Dancing is committed to working inclusively, and we strive to be an inclusive organisation. We recognise the positive values of diversity, promote equality and challenge all forms of discrimination. We actively welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for this role. We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent people, people of Global Majority Black heritage and people of South, East and South-East Asian heritage and people who are ethnically diverse and/or with lived experience of racism, ableism, sexism or genderism, or who experience socio-economic disadvantage. People Dancing is a Disability Confident Employer.