Director of Dance, Birmingham

Closing date:

Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)Birmingham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,305-£54,131
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Dance

Permanent, Full time 

Salary: £43,305 - £54,131

Birmingham Ormiston Academy is a 14-19 academy specialising in Creative, Digital and Performing Arts.  The academy opened in September 2011 and now has 1043 students (360 at KS4 and 683 at Post 16). 

We are keen to appoint a well-qualified, confident and enthusiastic teacher as Director of Dance to lead, and manage the Dance courses within the Performing Arts pathway and to direct staff and students within the relevant curriculum area.

All BOA students are selected through aptitude in their chosen arts specialism and follow either a Creative, Digital or Performing Arts pathway.  

The Performing Arts pathway at BOA is a centre of excellence and is partnered by some of the country’s leading creative enterprise including the British Record Industry Trust, PRG Lighting, Live Nation, Maverick TV, Punch Records and many more. BOA also benefits from strong links with Birmingham City University and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, and they are now our closet neighbour and sponsor.

Dance is offered as part of the performance pathway with students studying BTEC Level 2 at Key Stage 4 and Post 16 students studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.  Dance is also an option offered at GCSE.

The person we seek to appoint will have a proven track record in the field of dance. They will have a passion for collaboration and nurturing talent. 

Our overriding requirement is to appoint someone with the capacity to be an excellent leader. Strong leadership, management and interpersonal skills are paramount. 

The academy is looking for someone who has:

• Qualified teacher status and a degree

• Qualification in Dance

• A strong track record as an outstanding teacher of Dance

• Recent experience of teaching Dance at KS4 and KS5

• Experience of delivering GCSE, A-Level and BTEC qualifications

• A passion for Dance which is evident in your day to day classroom practice

• Proven leadership skills

• The ability to work in collaboration with other members of staff to develop and manage artistic projects

• Exceptional personal organisation and time management skills

• The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing

• The ability to guide students’ academic, personal and professional development, as a tutor, in accordance with the academy’s guidelines and procedures

• An understanding of the key national and educational policies and issues

• The ability to inspire high achievement in young people from all backgrounds

• Presence, dynamism, good sense of humour and approachability

• A commitment to extra-curricular activities

• Strong track record of staging shows

• An excellent record of attendance and punctuality

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference to the future of education within a world class academy.  If you share the academy’s vision and ambitions, possess a strong desire to work within an ethos of creative collaboration and partnership and want to have a positive impact on young people, families and the community then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 18th March 2019.

Interviews are scheduled to take place Wednesday 27th March 2019.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced CRB check.

Contact Information

Contact: Teresa Skeete

Tel: 0121 359 9345


Job location

More about Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: 1 Grosvenor Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B4 7QD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 359 9300
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Birmingham Ormiston Academy is an independent, state-funded, high performing 14-19 academy specialising in creative, digital and performing arts. The brand new landmark building, located at the hub of the digital and creative industries in the West M...