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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 the Role

We are looking for a maternity cover for our current Administrative Officer to provide a wide range of professional and efficient administrative services to support the Human Resources department.

The HR Administrator (maternity cover) will need to provide reliable and confidential administrative support to:

• HR Business Partner – every day from 10.30am – 2pm.

The job’s focus will also involve providing some regular administrative support to the Human Resources department, as well as some diary management for the HR Business Partner.

This role will report directly to the HR Business Partner.

How to apply

To apply as an HR Administrator (maternity cover) 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