Top job! Chief Executive Officer

  • Part time
  • £45,000 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 12th April 2021

  • Advertised from 18th March 2021
  • £36,000 - up to 30 hrs per week


Aberdeen based charity, Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual with strong business skills, leadership qualities, and a desire to work in the dynamic world of the arts to take up the challenging role of Chief Executive of the regional dance agency for North East Scotland.

Citymoves Purpose: Leading Positive Impacts Through Dance in the North East of Scotland

Citymoves Aims:

  1. To increase and encourage participation in dance for all ages and abilities, building a dance community
  2. To support and nurture dance talent, growing a network of dance artists
  3. To grow audiences for dance, and develop a curiosity for the art form
  4. To be a dynamic organisation, developing dance related projects that identify and respond to local needs and national priorities
  5. To lead collaborative practice and forge strong relationships and partnerships locally, nationally and internationally
  6. To promote the physical, mental and social benefits of dance for overall wellbeing, ensuring access and inclusion for all

Scope of the Role of Chief Executive Officer:

  1. Reports to the Board of Citymoves SCIO and leads the Citymoves Team
  2. Provides reports and assurance to the Board and key funders
  3. Overall accountability for delivery of the business strategy and plan
  4. Identifies and drives business growth opportunities and partnerships
  5. Accountable for annual operational budget of circa £350k

Application notes

A full role specification, can be downloaded below, and an overview of Citymoves current activities and structure is available on request by calling our office 01224 984159 (please leave a message), or by emailing;

Those interested in applying should send a full CV and covering letter explaining what has interested them in the position, and why they believe they would be the best candidate to:

For more information, or informal queries in advance of the closing date, please contact: Carol Benzie, or call 01224 984159/ 07584 325068

Closing date for applications will be noon on Monday 12th April 2021.

First stage Interviews are planned for Friday 23rd April, and second stage interviews (involving a presentation) will be on Monday 10th May 2021.