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If you're looking to volunteer with us please note you need to be over 18, read more here.

For personal development, training or more of a partnership, you can see a flavour of what we deliver in our Outreach section. Please contact us to discuss further.

Current vacancies

We're currently looking for a Finance Manager and up to four Trustees. Come and join our team!

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Finance Manager 

3 days per week, home working (with visits to the office at Bromley Central Library, Bromley, Kent)
Permanent employment - £35,000 - £39,000 pro rata 

Magpie Dance is an award-winning inclusive dance company for people with learning disabilities whose vision is ‘a world where a learning disability is no barrier to personal and artistic success in dance’ and mission is ‘to enable people with learning disabilities to reach their full personal, social and artistic potential through dance’. 

Magpie Dance works with and benefits over 450 people with learning disabilities annually from aged 3 years upwards, delivering 17 weekly dance classes across South East London and working with a range of partners such as the Royal Opera House and Martha Graham Dance Company.  Its primary source of funding is through funding grants such as the Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.  Magpie Dance works with 18 part-time freelancers and has 4 employees; its turnover has grown operating to an ideal projected turnover of £410,000 this f/year.   

Magpie Dance is seeking a highly motivated Finance Manager with excellent interpersonal skills to join its team.  The charity is entering an exciting time of change and growth and is looking for a financial leader to enhance its approach to financials to drive efficiencies and help scale up.  This key role is central to the smooth running and success of the organisations finance controls, budgets, and accounts.  If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to contribute your exceptional financial skills to a unique charity, then this role is right for you. 

To apply

Please download an application pack.

Application deadline:  Midday, Tuesday 7th June 2022.

Magpie strives for equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Trustee Vacancies (up to 4)

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities. We deliver regular dance classes, training, and workshops for people with learning disabilities each year and celebrate their work through live and digital public engagement events, benefitting 1,200 participants every year. We are immensely proud that our small operation based in Bromley achieves so much for our community in London, the South East, and beyond, leveraging over 35 years of experience and expertise to enable people with learning disabilities to reach their full personal, social, and artistic potential through dance.

During the pandemic, Magpie Dance adapted quickly and ambitiously to meet the needs of our community through digital means. This transformed the way we operate. Learning from this experience and embracing digital, Magpie Dance is currently experiencing an energetic period of growth. With participants’ experience at the core of all activity, robust quality and monitoring frameworks, and an ambitious business plan, we are excited about what the future holds for Magpie Dance.

Magpie Dance is now looking to appoint up to four individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation, working to ensure that Magpie Dance is well equipped to enhance the lives of the communities we serve. Our Trustees also act as ambassadors for Magpie Dance, actively promoting our work and leveraging opportunities to advance its mission.

If you would like to play a key role in shaping the exciting future of Magpie Dance and contribute to making positive impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities, we would love to hear from you.

Given the organisation's current priorities and needs, we are especially interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in:

  • Digital 
  • Legal 
  • HR 

Representation of our community is central to our way of working, including at the board level. This means that we particularly welcome applications from candidates who: 

  • Have lived experience of disability, neurodiversity, or sensory impairment 
  • Live, work, or study in Bromley, or have some other connection to the local area 
  • Identify as being from the global majority (this includes people of Black African, Black African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany, Irish Traveller, or mixed/multiple heritage) 
  • Identify as male or gender non-binary, as they are currently underrepresented on the board.

Applications

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis between May and August 2022, with the aim for all new trustees to be in post by January 2023.

To apply, please download the Trustee application pack.

If you require this information in another format, or have any access requirements as part of the application process, please contact us at info@magpiedance.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the trustee role, please contact our Co-Chairs Emma Deboo-Jones and Caroline Schreiber at co-chairs@magpiedance.org.uk.

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