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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 a Quality Assurance Officer to provide a wide range of quality assurance services in support of ISTD teaching and dance qualifications.

The focus of the role is working within a team to manage the processing of the results and issuing certificates, and support the Centre approval processes and assessment activities for ISTD teaching qualifications. The role will also involve communicating on a regular basis with Examiners / Assessors / Moderators, Members and Approved Dance Centres to provide support, guidance and help using the ISTD online exam management systems.

This role will report directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.

How to apply

To apply for the Quality Assurance Officer role 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).

Applications close: Friday 5 November 2021

Please download the full job specification and our recruitment pack below