Dance Officer

  • Yorkshire, UK
  • Dec 01, 2022

Job Description

Dance Officer


3 days per week - Full Time Considered

Salary: £21,000 - £24,500 (based on full-time hours)

Closing Date: 5th December 2022 (rolling recruitment)

Interesting in making a difference. Want to help fight for the power of sport and physical activity in young lives? Well, this might be your next move

We are looking for a passional and inspirational Dance Officer to join our amazing charity which makes a positive impact to the lives of children and young people.

The role involves using the power of dance and physical activity to engage children and young people in both schools and communities.

Why work for us?

You will be joining an award-winning charity, led by a double World Age Duathlon Champion, Lindsy James. Active Fusion is most productive, successful and enjoyable of charities to work for in South Yorkshire.

There's lots of potential for development and progression at Active Fusion and within the wider charity sector. We offer superb benefits, including a generous pension contribution, flexible working, 25 days annual leave, 40 hours dedicated professional development annually and access to our trained Mental Health First Aiders.

The successful applicant will be mentored directly by the Senior Leadership Team, two industry leaders with over 40 years of experience and a passion for supporting our staff to be the best they can be.

As a team, together, we make a difference to over 35,000 children and young people annually. The team is small, yet growing, extremely passionate, joyful and always nurturing. We value the diversity and knowledge we offer as team in bringing together many different skills and experiences. We do what we do with integrity and humour and by creating a supportive environment from within our homes to our headquarter offices at The Hub in the City of Doncaster.

The Dance Officer role will:

  • Develop programmes and initiatives for children and young people to realise their love for dance within and beyond Education.
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate progressive high quality dance lessons and workshops using a variety of dance styles for primary and secondary students, within schools and communities across South Yorkshire.
  • Develop curriculum plans, schemes of work and assessment centred around the needs of young people.
  • Be responsible for providing practical support to the coaching team, apprentices and volunteers in a mentoring role.
  • Plan and deliver professional development for teachers and coaches through team teaching, mentoring and INSET days.
  • Deliver dance leadership courses to grow our dance leaders of the future.
  • Create a positive inclusive, engaging environment where every child can thrive and develop a love for physical activity.
  • Demonstrate positive behaviour management to get the best out of young people.
  • Deliver engaging extra-curricular dance and movement clubs.
  • Work in collaboration with other creative organisations to develop opportunities for young people to engage in dance schools, performances and further development.
  • Understand the principals of safeguarding, child protection and working with vulnerable young people.

The Dance Officer will demonstrate:

  • A passion for improving the physical health and wellbeing of young people through dance.
  • An ability to form trusting relationships with staff and young people.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent work ethic and attention to detail.
  • A positive attitude to work and be a positive role model.
  • A willingness to work as a team but also individually.
  • An appetite to learn and develop personally and professionally.
  • Demonstrate all the Active Fusion values in the way that you work and live.

Qualifications and experience:


  • IDTA/RADA or other relevant dance teaching qualifications.
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
  • Experience in delivering dance within an educational setting.
  • Experience of developing and training teachers or other professionals.


  • Teaching degree
  • Additional gymnastics, fitness or sports NGB coaching qualification.
  • First Aid.

Key points:

  • The post holder will need to be able to travel and have access to transport.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to DBS check and complete a safeguarding training course.
  • Subject to two satisfactory references.

How to apply?

Please send a CV and covering letter