Dance Consortia North West


Dance Is Growing In The North West

We need a highly motivated Partnerships Director to join the artists and organisations that are making a real difference.

- £40,000 (0.8 FTE) pro-rata

- 1 year fixed term contract (Renewable: Arts Council England funded for the first year of a four-year intervention)

- Part time 28 hrs per week - time off in lieu system operates

- 20 days holiday (25 days pro-rata)

Cheshire Dance, on behalf of Dance Consortia North West (DCNW), wants to appoint an insightful and highly motivated dance professional experienced in building strong, trusting partnerships.  The post-holder will be required to operate across the Consortia and beyond to foster artist development, audience development and encourage partner and stakeholder investment in the regional dance infrastructure.

Download the full application pack zip folder or separately

- Cover Letter
- Advert plus details of DCNW Partners
- DCNW Ambition
- Job Description and Person Specification
- Application Form
- Equal Opps Monitoring Form

Application deadline: 10am Monday, 26th November 2018
Notification of Interview: Friday, 30th November 2018
Interviews Tuesday, 4th December 2018 at Cheshire Dance, Winsford
Start Date: Negotiable with successful applicant

DCNW values diversity in both staffing and its programme of work. We want to attract applicants from all backgrounds and additionally welcome a job share. The successful candidate will have a background in dance or the wider arts and be able to demonstrate how they would transfer their skills and knowledge into the role.

The Consortia is a partnership of dance development organisations, venues, companies, independent artists and HE institutions that have co-authored its purpose, ambition and values and secured Arts Council England investment. Established 2 years ago, it operates through a range of working groups intent on championing dance and inspiring audiences, artists and professionals of today and tomorrow. Cheshire Dance is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. It is the accountable body for funding relationships and the employer of this post.

For any enquiries please contact Adam Holloway, DCNW Co-ordinator and Director of Cheshire Dance, on 01606 861770. Please forward completed applications to

Dance Consortia North West Partners
October 2018

Executive Group
Cheshire Dance
Co. Chameleon
Dance Manchester
HEI Reps
Ludus Dance
Merseyside Dance Initiative
The Lowry
Wired Aerial
Independent Chair, Sue Harrison
Arts Council England observer(s)

Connected Groups
Dance HE NW Consortium
Edge Hill University
Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool Hope University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Salford University
University of Bolton
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester
University of Cumbria

ALFA is a 100+ strong, open membership group of NW dance artists.  It has come together to advocate for dance artists, their connections to the wider dance sector, champion diversity and visibility of artists as well as share resources and knowledge to further the development of the art of dance.

Venues Group
Albert Halls, Bolton
Blackpool Grand
Bluecoat, Liverpool
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Contact, Manchester
Dance House, Manchester
Storyhouse, Chester
Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
The Lowry, Salford
New Adelphi, Salford University
Unity Theatre, Liverpool