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About the Society

The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) is a registered educational charity and membership association. Our mission is to educate the public in the art of dancing in all its forms: to promote knowledge of dance; provide up-to-date techniques for members and maintain and improve teaching standards.

With approximately 6,000 members in over 55 countries worldwide, the Society conducts over 120,000 examinations each year. We were recently listed by Ofqual as one of the top 20 largest awarding organisations in England and in the top 5 for delivery of performing arts examinations.

The Society aspires to be a world leader in dance education, setting the benchmark for best practice through our extensive syllabi and teacher training. We are committed to becoming a dynamic, future-focused organisation that promotes the social, cultural, physical and educational benefits of dance for all.

Summary of Role

We are looking for an aspirational individual who firmly believes in the values and aims of the organisation. The Finance team needs a qualified accountant with strong technical skills to help lead the organisation through challenges and opportunities.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for ensuring that all ISTD’s financial records are accurately maintained with strong internal controls in place. Excellent communication skills are a must, and the Financial Controller should be able to effectively partner with a wide-range of senior financial and non-financial stakeholders.

This role will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.

How to apply

To apply as Financial Controller please send a letter of application and CV to

The letter of application should summarise what you are able to bring to the role and how you meet the person specification. The successful candidates will also be required to provide details for two recent references that can evidence skills and suitability to carry out this role, (whether in an employed or voluntary capacity).

Please download the full job specification and our recruitment pack below