Board Members (Trustees)

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Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.

We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.

The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.

*About the role:
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills.

Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome at this time:

· Head of Finance Committee with Finance Experience

· Human Resources Skills and Experience

We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.

*Time commitment:
Trustees are expected to attend the Quarterly Finance Meeting and 2 weeks later followed by the Quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year.

The Head of the Finance Committee will also attend an annual close out meeting to enable the final approval of annual accounts.

This is a voluntary, 2 to 3 year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All Board Members/Trustees are greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact: Hayley Durward, CEO at email or telephone 01224 984159.

Organisation aims and objectives

Citymoves Dance Agency is the regional dance agency for North East Scotland, part of Aberdeen City Council Education, Culture & Sport and is a Creative Scotland Foundation Organisation. Citymoves Dance Agency nurtures and supports the work of emerging and established dance artists, groups, tutors, creators and companies, and takes a lead role in dance development in the city and the North East. At its studio in Aberdeen City Centre, citymoves houses a variety of dance classes, workshops and performance groups as well as serving to raise the profile of dance and providing an information and meeting point for dancers and choreographers. Citymoves offers a wide variety of community classes in our studio and in various venues across Aberdeen City Centre and works in partnership with schools and community groups to deliver a range of dance projects and activities. Citymoves is committed to creating performance opportunities and producing and promoting new dance work, including producing the annual DanceLive Festival of new contemporary dance. Citymoves Dance Agency is a member of Dance UK and the Foundation for Community Dance.


Experience required: On this occasion Citymoves is looking for experience in Finance and HR to join our board of 9 trustees made up from a variety of business backgrounds and sectors.
Travel details: Citymoves Dance Agency is based in Aberdeen. Quarterly board meetings are held on Zoom and are normally held out with normal working hours. Trustees meet for one away day per year.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members/Trustees. Induction will be with the chair/vice-chair of Citymoves board of trustees and CEO.
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