English National Ballet School is a specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. We transform talented young dancers into world-class performers over a three-year programme validated by Trinity College, London.

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Executive Director 

English National Ballet School is seeking to recruit an experienced and visionary Executive Director to work alongside Internationally renowned Artistic Director Viviana Durante, as the School successfully emerges from the impact of the pandemic with refreshed ambition and direction. ENBS is at a pivotal point in its history, having grown significantly over the past 2 years the School seeks an individual to manage that growth; cementing the schools recovery, supporting new ventures and providing strategic input for medium and long term financial planning. You will be part of a passionate and committed team working to achieve the School’s vision to be the first choice for the next generation of international ballet dancers. If you are a motivated, forward thinking and resourceful individual with an appetite to co-lead the team through an exciting period for our development, we want to hear from you.

Salary Range: £75,000-£85,000 per annum

Job Type: Full-time permanent role commencing August 2022.

Place of work: The School premises are Carlyle Building, Hortensia Road, London, SW10 0QS. Flexibility provided but typically with 3 days in School during term time coupled with remote working.

Deadline for applications: Applications to be received by Monday 28 February 2022,10am.

Selection Process: Interview dates to be confirmed. Short listed candidates will be contacted in early March to confirm next steps in selection process and interviews.

How to apply: Having read details of the role in the recruitment pack candidates are invited to send a curriculum vitae and covering letter demonstrating how their experience and knowledge fits each area listed within the Person Specification and Job Description as a whole. Please include two references and indicate in your covering letter if there is one you are happy for us to contact prior to offer. Applications should be sent via email along with a completed Equal Opportunities form to

English National Ballet School is actively encouraging applicants from the global majority and recognises that D/deaf, disabled, and neurodiverse people, and those from working class backgrounds, are currently under-represented in our workforce, so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 


English National Ballet School is at a pivotal point in its history as it emerges from the pandemic. The School has grown significantly over the past 2 years and now needs to consider what steps to take to ensure the School can manage that growth and flourish. In order to do this the School is looking for experienced Governors in the following areas in particular.

Arts Education

Previous experience in the performing arts in a further or higher education setting would be advantageous, as would be an international perspective


A Chartered Accountant with charitable and commercial experience


Previous experience of fundraising, with a particular focus in sponsorship, in particular requesting and seeking funding from major donors and private trusts and facilitating introductions to new funders to School

Governor Requirements

  • Attendance at 4  Board  meetings  per  year plus serving on a    sub-committee of Board (Finance, Artistic & Education or Wellbeing and Safeguarding). Sub-committees also meet 4 times per year.
  • Governors serve for 3 years with the possibility of a further 3 years
  • All meetings are currently held online but with the expectation of a return to some in person meetings in 2022
  • Governors are not remunerated but reasonable travel expenses will be paid where necessary

Application Process

We welcome expressions of interest in becoming a Governor at any time. So should you be interested please email indicating your previous experience and we can then provide you with further information about the application process.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.