Resident Dance Artist

Reference number: 44604

Title: Resident Dance Artist

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: Circa £26,600 per annum pro rata

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, part time

Closing date: Monday 20 September 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

Sense has an exciting opportunity for someone to join our Arts and Wellbeing team as a Resident Dance Artist, based at our centre TouchBase Pears in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a part time role working 22.5 hours per week.

The Resident Dance Artist will be responsible for shaping and delivering a diverse dance programme for Sense, that puts disabled-led artistic excellence at the centre of our practice and engages the wider community. You will:

  • Deliver and manage a range of face to face and digital workshops and public events across the organisation.
  • Train, mentor and nurture disabled and non-disabled artists, social care professionals, and art-makers.
  • Work with organisations and venues to create opportunities that are engaging, relevant and more accessible for people with complex disabilities.
  • Champion the work of Sense Arts at every opportunity.

Key skills and experience:

  • A degree or equivalent in dance practice, management, or teaching.
  • Considerable experience of organising and leading an inclusive programme of events and workshops.
  •  An understanding and commitment to make sure all aspects of the programme are high quality and disability led.
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends as required.

For a full Job Description and Person Specification please see the attached documents below.

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification before applying.

Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work. We want to ensure that the diversity of our workforce is reflective of the people we support and the communities we serve. We encourage applications of those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as well as women, trans and non-binary people, and those with different accessibility needs. All offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you require an application in another format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or


Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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