Oifigear Leasachaidh Dannsa – obair

21st An t-Sultain 2018

Oifigear Leasachaidh Dannsa

Uibhist – 17.5 uair san t-seachdain; tuarastal £21,500 (pro-rata)  

Ceolas offer an exciting post for an experienced Dance Artist Educator within Uist. You will be a dance professional with at least 2 years’ experience. The ability to communicate a passion for dance is essential, a good knowledge of dance styles both traditional to this area, modern and classical.   The role will reintroduce Hebridean Dance to the islands, training will be offered to ensure this development.   The role is supported by the Health Board and work with our Seniors and those in Care will be an integral part of the position The post holders will be required to travel extensively within the island communities and therefore use of a vehicle and a clean driving licence are essential.   Some evening and weekend work will be required.   You will need good developmental and organisational skills.  A pleasant manner, diplomacy, and the ability to build up good relationships is essential. Application format:   current CV, with a personal statement of no more than 200 words highlighting in particular your experience in the dance and dance administration field.   THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS:  FRIDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER AT 5.00PM.   Interviews in Uist Wednesday 25th September – in person or skype  




Dance Development Officer   0.5fte   17.5 hours a week   £21,500

Job Description        Fixed Term Contract 12 months




Dance Development Officer

Objective and purpose of role: To offer Dance opportunities to children in schools, the wider community and target the 50+ age group
Line Manager Operations Manager
Skills and Qualifications:  Higher Education and Dance Qualification
Criteria Essential Desirable







Knowledge of traditional dance styles and developments in contemporary dance.


Willingness to learn Hebridean Dance to be taught into community



Skills and Abilities







Skilled in at least 3 dance forms


Good organisational and communication skills


Ability to work independently

Ability to communicate in Gaelic


Aptitude for working in a community setting









Degree in dance (or proven track record as a practising dance artist).


Experience of delivering dance workshops and of programming dance education projects


Experience of running dance workshops in community settings
Other Factors








Willingness to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure Check


Full driving licence and access to a vehicle




  1. Plan a programme of work which encourages inclusion. Liaise with schools, youth clubs, day care centre staff etc to plan sessions appropriate to the needs of each client group.
  2. Ensuring that the traditional dance of the area regains and maintains the high profile and status it has previously enjoyed.
  1. Set up and deliver classes in classical, modern and traditional dance.
  2. Support and advise existing dance schools and tutors.
  3. Identifying suitable tutors both locally based and from further afield to run classes.
  4. Contract and supervise free-lance dance artists to carry out project work.
  5. Carry out administration of projects, monitor budgets and keep clear financial records.
  6. Make funding applications for project work.
  7. Clearly communicate the work with participants, partners, funders and the communities. 
  8. Develop opportunities for participants to showcase work in central venues and raise the profile of dance education in the islands.
  9. Organising trips to dance events out-with the area.
  10. To liaise effectively with colleagues and to provide timely reports, evaluations and marketing information.
  11. Liaise with other agencies (including Health Promotion, Community Education, Sport and Health etc) and work in partnership where appropriate.
  12. Keep up to date with national dance initiatives and work with bodies involved in the development of dance.
  13. Other reasonable duties as determined in discussion with the Line Managers and Steering group.



There is potential for the post to continue beyond the initial contract, subject to funding.