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London (East), London (Greater) (GB)
27 Aug 2022
27 Sep 2022
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Org Description:

Chisenhale Dance Space (CDS) is East London’s champion of experimentation in dance and performance. We’re an artist Member-led organisation, based in Bow for more than 35 years.

Our programme is made by, with, and in response to our Members, and consists of:

  • subsidised-cost rehearsal space for making

  • classes for children and adults

  • artist development programmes

  • a boundary-pushing performance programme in our venue and beyond

  • participation and education projects in Tower Hamlets

Read our evolving Membership Statement, which articulates the values of our artist-members, here.

Chisenhale Dance Space is a charitable organisation.


Volunteer opportunity description:

CDS seeks a new treasurer for its board of trustees. The treasurer will be responsible for overseeing the financial processes and budgeting decisions of the organisation, mentoring the Executive Director in this area and providing guidance and support for the organisation as a whole. The right candidate will have accounting and financial management experience, and some knowledge of the charitable sector (or keenness and resources to find out more about best practice in the charitable sector). They will join a dynamic and very active board during a period of big changes for the organisation. They will be positive, thorough, generous and professional, bringing CDS much needed continuity in the financial management. They will have the opportunity to learn from a resilient arts organisation and a board of energetic individuals from across the cultural sectors and beyond, and to bring positive impactful change to the organisation.



The Treasurer is responsible for:

  • Appointing and managing the accountants and auditors, in collaboration with the staff

  • Assisting in the drawing up and sign off of yearly accounts, in line with requirements from the Charitable Committee

  • Having access to the company’s bank accounts, and ensuring this access and knowledge is held by at least two board members at any one time

  • Monthly exchange with the Director to assess the company’s financial health and address any upcoming risks

  • Communicating the accounts and any risks with the board at quarterly board meetings, or immediately if an urgent matter

  • Financial induction to new board members and support for financial understanding of other board members


The role of Trustees

The role of the Board of Trustees is to support the strategic vision and leadership of the

company and ensure Chisenhale Dance Space remains true to its values, relevant to our artistic and local communities, well managed and financially sustainable. Trustees are responsible to ensure the organisation’s values and standards are applied and respected at all levels of

operation. They do this by:

  • Appointing, appraising and managing CDS’ Director and staff, to whom they delegate day-to-day responsibility for the charity’s operations, financial management and programmes

  • Identifying, reviewing and mitigating any risks the charity might be facing

  • Reviewing and signing off accounts and financial statements yearly

  • Safeguarding the assets of the company

  • Reviewing, advising on and signing off budgets quarterly

  • Supporting the fundraising efforts through input into grant writing and encouraging private donations

  • Reviewing and adapting governance models to ensure the organisation remains efficient and relevant


# of volunteers: We are seeking 1 treasurer


Time commitment:

As the organisation is navigating a period of change, we expect the treasurer will be required to attend meetings or respond to emails about 2 hours a week on average for the next year.


Date & Timeline:

The treasurer will start immediately, committing to a period of at least 1 year, with intention to do a full round of board duties for 3 years.


Please express interest by emailing, and we can arrange a conversation and tell you more about this opportunity and the selection process.


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