Dancers Career Development are seeking a Chair of the Board of Trustees

The new Chair will succeed Zoe van Zwanenberg, who will stand down in December 2022.  Zoe has made an inestimable impact on DCD during her tenure and has brought structure, stability and vision to DCD.

DCD are a strong and vibrant charity embarking on a new chapter. 2023 marks DCD’s 50th anniversary, so this is an exciting opportunity to join us at a transformative time in our history.

They are looking for someone with a deep commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion who will support DCD to sustain and develop their partnerships and profile across the UK.

They want DCD to be a leader in building a fairer future for all dancers and are looking for a Chair who is ready and able to work with a committed team to make this happen.

Deadline: 9am Monday 16th May 2022

Recruitment brochure: DCDV_ChairRecruitmentPack_AW_Digital_20220401_FINAL_

EDI form: Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

Do you know someone who would fit this role? Please forward on this email to them and feel free to share within your networks.

Any questions? Please do contact Jennifer Curry, Executive Director, directly on

Dancers’ Career Development has been supporting dancers for almost 50 years. Our vision is to support every UK dancer to successfully transition.

Helping dancers through professional and personal change is the lifeblood of DCD, removing barriers to career progression, enabling career sustainability and creating life-long learning opportunities. They support all professional dance artists in the UK regardless of geographical location, age or genre.

DCD believes in the power and potential of individuals. They see and recognize dancers as unique human beings, with exceptional skills and qualities. They are a curious and agile charity, able to flex responsibly to best respond to the needs of those they serve. DCD aim to think differently and to foster a culture of commitment to self-development, learning and growth.

DCD are guided by the following values:

• Pioneering: Building on their heritage as the first transition programme for dancers world-wide, DCD continue to build upon their unique expertise, to be forward-thinking and courageous.
• Ambitious: DCD are ambitious for dancers. There is no limit to what dancers are able to achieve with the right support. They are ambitious for DCD. They have the opportunity to do things differently and for their programmes and output to be dancer-driven and world-leading.
• Supportive: DCD are supportive of each other and of the dancers and partners they work with. They respect each other’s individuality and unique path. There is no one size fits all.
• Accountable: DCD are accountable to the dancers they serve, their funders and supporters and to each other.