Job Opportunities - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Job Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for talented and brilliant individuals to join our team here at Northern School of Contemporary Dance based in thriving Leeds.

This page provides details of our current job vacancies.

We know that salary secrecy perpetuates pay gaps – for this reason, we advertise all roles with the salary expectations.

Our mission is clear: to provide an inspirational learning experience, from first contact through into the profession, enabling aspiring dance artists, and dance professionals, regardless of background, to shape the future of dance.

This is underpinned by our core values which include equity, inclusion, collaboration, curiosity and sustainability in the context of all our work, our people and place.

Why work for us?

Being part of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance means being immersed in a vibrant and supportive environment which makes it a rewarding workplace.  Our school’s inclusive and collaborative culture encourages teamwork and mutual respect amongst faculties, staff, and students alike, creating an inspiring atmosphere conducive to personal and professional development.

We are committed to nurturing talent and providing resources for professional advancement, ensuring that our employees have the support they need to thrive and excel in their careers.

The benefits of working here include:

  • Pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme  /  Teacher’s Pension Scheme)
  • Free Parking (on-site)
  • Staff training and development opportunities
  • Free or reduced-price tickets for Riley Theatre School’s performances

Read on for details of our current vacancies. 


We are seeking someone to help plan, manage and contribute towards the strategic direction, academic policy making and development of NSCD’s academic and vocational objectives.
Deadline to apply: Friday 16 August 2024

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We are seeking someone to co-ordinate and deliver a provision of English language support for overseas students.
Deadline to apply: Friday 9 July 2024

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We are seeking someone to plan, manage and develop the marketing and communications strategy and activities for NSCD.
Deadline to apply: Sunday 7 July 2024

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We are seeking someone to support and contribute to the effective governance of the Corporation.
Deadline to apply: Tuesday 18 June 2024

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We are seeking someone to help develop, maintain and operate the IT systems used across the school.

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We are seeking someone to help ensure the school’s buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest possible standard.

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Do you have experience of providing technical theatre support?

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Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

NSCD recognises, promotes and actively celebrates the positive value of diversity and equality, whilst challenging discrimination.

Embracing diversity in all its forms, we believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our future development. We therefore welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds, and actively encourage interest from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, age, race, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief.

Our vacancies are open to all and we particularly welcome applications from people with a disability, people of African or Caribbean heritage and people of South, East and South-East Asian heritage, as well as any individual who self-identifies as part of an underrepresented group. We are committed to interviewing people who self-identify as belonging to any of the groups listed above, who meet the essential criteria for the role.

If you require any of our information in a different format, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting Geraldine McDowall, HR Manager on 0113 219 3046 or