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Volunteer Dance Company supporting people with Brain Injury through participation and performance seeks trustees

CoDa Dance Company


Posted over 30 days ago...

An award-winning, socially driven, female-& disability-led dance company; creating site-specific, XR & stage productions, we specialise in dance & neurology, delivering exceptional projects in hospitals & communities. 


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Grays, RM16 2NP

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Our Board is responsible for agreeing the strategic direction of the charity, setting the budgetary framework and deciding upon major undertakings. Responsibility for the day-to-day operation of CoDa is delegated to our Artistic Director and Executive Producer. They report to the Trustees on a regular basis. This ensures that our Trustees have all the information they need to monitor progress and agree strategic or budgetary adjustments which may become necessary.  Trustee Subgroups CoDa also maintains a number of Trustee-led special purpose subgroups that undertake specific tasks which contribute to the charity’s governance and operation such as Lived Experience (of disability and/or caring roles), Ambition & Quality, Environmental Responsibility, Equality Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Finance and Dynamism.  Each trustee will champion an area of activity & one of our guiding Investment Principles by regular contact with appropriate staff members, in order to report back to the board at quarterly meetings. SPECIALIST TRUSTEE VACANCIES  1. Lived experience The people we support are at the heart of all we do, helping us to drive CoDa’s ethos and mission. If you have lived experience of neurological disabilities be that personal, familial, through work or a caring role, we’d warmly welcome your application. 2. Equality Diversity and Inclusion The Board’s EDI subgroup regularly reviews the activity plan and provides support, advice and assurance for Trustees to ensure that we have a strategic approach to building a greater equitable and diverse culture within CoDa. We particularly welcome applicants who’ve experience of EDI strategy and are passionate about helping to drive forward our commitment to this work. 3. Finance We welcome applicants who have knowledge of charity finance and accountancy to provide support to the company. Ideally we are looking for someone with a recognised accounting and finance qualification with the ability to scrutinise and probe financial statements, reports and balance sheet information. 4. Human Resources CoDa are looking to appoint a Trustee with HR expertise. CoDa is in a significant period of growth with a dedicated team and as we continue to develop and grow we would benefit from HR expertise on the Board.  

What are we looking for?

Experience & Skills - Desired but not essential

experience working on or with a Board or committee group lived-experience of neurological disabilities  strategic and critical thinking team working creative thinking skills experience and/or working knowledge of one or more specialist areas: Lived Experience / Human Resources / Finance / Equality Diversity and Inclusion / (further details in Appendix i)

  Required Behaviours & Attitudes As a Trustee you will need:

a commitment to the vision, mission and values of CoDa enthusiasm and curiosity willingness to engage and meet the minimum time requirement desire to question status quo integrity an understanding of the experiences, needs and challenges faced by the people we work with (or at least a willingness to learn more) to comply to our Code of Conduct and CoDa’s policies

What difference will you make?

We are looking for people with an interest in CoDa and our mission, who are able to provide the company with commitment, time and support through an exciting period of growth in CoDa’s artistic research, audience development activity and business development.  We know that 1 in 6 people will experience a neurological condition in their lifetime.  The figure is higher once we consider the loved ones, children, partners or carers of someone with a neurological condition.  This is not a marginal issue, but one that touches the lives of many people, both directly and indirectly.  Our Lived Experience Consultants have told us that seeing their experiences represented in the cultural landscape is a validating experience, helping to challenge common perception of dance being beyond their capacity.  Disrupting these misconceptions through technology aided dance is our way of addressing this need.  As part of our board you will support and shape our work and strategic direction, as well as help us achieve our purpose and continue to support people with neurological conditions. As a trustee, you will have a real opportunity to offer your unique skill set to help the strategic progression of CoDa, particularly in this exciting growth phase. Our inclusion in ACE’s prestigious National Portfolio (2023-26) marks a significant milestone in our journey as a dance company, and we are thrilled to be recognised for our dedication to artistic excellence and innovation which align with ACE’s Let’s Create strategy. It is validation for our ambitious vision for pioneering digital dance works that challenge perceptions of disability.  


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