Head of Dance and Choreography

Ideally for September start

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

Our highly successful Performance Arts Faculty are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Dance & Choreography to be responsible for the development, coordination and delivery of Dance at BMS and to lead the choreography for all major productions and Faculty events. The postholder will ensure students receive the highest possible levels of tuition, guidance and support and that tuition is responsive to students individual development.

Applicants must have a relevant dance qualification (ISTD, Laban, IDTS or equivalent) coupled with a successful track record of dance training and choreographic work. You will also have a knowledge of current developments in Dance and a range of styles including ballet, tap, modern, jazz, street dance, contemporary and from other cultures.

This is a practical, hands-on role and we are looking for a dynamic individual that can motivate and inspire our students of all ages and all abilities, raise the profile of Dance, working collaboratively with colleagues as part of a production team and manage a small team of Visiting Dance Teachers.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary, friendly working environment, private healthcare scheme, a generous holiday and pension scheme, free lunches (in term time) and ongoing training and development opportunities.

The post will be 37 hours per week, term time plus four weeks including working outside normal school hours and weekends and school holidays throughout the year so flexibility and resilience are essential.

Closing date: Thursday 11 July 2024

Interview: w/c 15 July 2024

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service.  Please see the guide in the company news area.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The School may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.