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The Place

Archived: Chief Executive

The Place is looking to appoint a new Chief Executive who will be a motivational and visible leader and has the charisma and the personal presence to enthuse Governors, staff and stakeholders alike.  He or she will need to provide a strong, coherent vision for the future of The Place as a unified organisation, and to be clear about its leadership role in the future of contemporary dance, both in this country and internationally.

We’re looking for someone with outstanding leadership experience, strong communication skills, sound people management and team building skills, entrepreneurial flair, and significant commercial and fundraising expertise.

Key priorities for the organisation in the next five years are to improve the quality of performance in everything we do, to continue to focus strongly on artists’ education, training and skills development, to develop our national and international touring, to reduce our reliance on public funding, and to implement our commitment to supporting diversity throughout The Place.

Salary will be set by negotiation and will be commensurate with experience.

The contract will be for five years (2017 – 2022) with an option to extend by a further three years by mutual agreement.

Deadline for applications: Monday 6th March 2017

Preliminary interviews will be held during w/c 20 March. Final interviews will take place during w/c 3 April.

For an application pack, visit or email

The Place, 17 Duke’s Road, London WC1H 9PY

The Place is committed to equality and diversity. No CVs, no agencies please.

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