Location: Bromley

Deadline: 31 August 2022

Magpie Dance is the UK’s leading dance charity for people with learning disabilities, leveraging over 35 years of experience and expertise. 

It's programme includes dance classes, training, and workshops for people with learning disabilities each year and celebrate their work through live and digital public engagement events, benefitting 1,200 participants every year. During the pandemic, Magpie Dance adapted quickly and ambitiously to meet the needs of its community through digital means. Learning from this experience and embracing digital, the charity is currently experiencing an energetic period of growth. 

Magpie Dance is now looking to appoint up to four individuals to join its Board of Trustees. The Board is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the organisation, working to ensure that the charity is well equipped to enhance the lives of the communities we serve. Our Trustees also act as ambassadors for Magpie Dance, actively promoting our work and leveraging opportunities to advance its mission.

If you would like to play a key role in shaping the exciting future of Magpie Dance and contribute to making positive impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities, we would love to hear from you.

Given the organisation's current priorities and needs, candidates with expertise in the following fields are specifically encouraged to apply:

  • Digital 
  • Legal 
  • HR 

Applications are particularly welcome from candidates who: 

  • Have lived experience of disability, neurodiversity, or sensory impairment 
  • Live, work, or study in Bromley, or have some other connection to the local area 
  • Identify as being from the global majority (this includes people of Black African, Black African Caribbean, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany, Irish Traveller, or mixed/multiple heritage) 
  • Identify as male or gender non-binary, as they are currently underrepresented on the board.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 31 August 2022, with the aim for all new trustees to be in post by January 2023. To apply, please download the Trustee application pack. Learn more about this opportunity via www.magpiedance.org.uk/Our-team/Join-our-team 

If you require this information in another format, or have any access requirements as part of the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

For an informal discussion about the trustee role, please contact our Co-Chairs Emma Deboo-Jones and Caroline Schreiber at [email protected].