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  • Sector:

    Arts & Culture

  • Contact:

    James Tilston

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  • Published:

    17 days ago

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  • Client:

    Avant Garde Dance Company

Avant Garde Dance Company (AGDC) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, governed by a Board of Directors.

Avant Garde (AGDC) is a National Portfolio client of Arts Council England and has performed and produced work both in the UK and internationally. This includes at The Place, Breakin’ Convention, Sadler’s Wells, Pavilion Dance South West, Southbank Centre, Barbican, DanceXchange, Greenwich Dance, Latitude Festival, British Dance Edition 2012, Greenwich & Docklands International Festival, Brighton Dome, East London Dance at Stratford Circus, Barcelona Festival and Madison Square Gardens New York.

In the past few years AGDC has reached over 170,000 audiences and engaged over 2,000 young people taking part in learning and participation opportunities.

The Treasurer will serve as the Board-lead on all matters regarding financial planning and oversight. The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the management, finances and governance of Avant Garde. The Board of Directors are also responsible for ensuring the efficient running and continued development of the organisation within its stated policy. The Board of Directors are not generally involved in the day-to-day running of the organisation.

The role is voluntary, meetings take place 4-5 times annually and attendance at company performances and events is encouraged. Additionally, Directors may be asked to sit in sub-committee/ working groups. As Treasurer you will play a leading role in establishing our Finance and General Purposes sub-committee, responsible for reviewing AGDC financial planning, financial reporting and annual finance audit. 

While AGDC is based in Hackney, it is envisioned that for the foreseeable future meetings will be conducted remotely.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that AGDC complies at all times with its governing document, company law and any other legislation or regulations

  • Advocate for, champion and promote AGDC

  • Contribute towards strategic and business planning

  • Stay up to date with the company’s activities and ensure that they are in line with the aims and objectives

  • Attend Board meetings, contributing knowledge, experience and expertise, and support all Directors to maximise their skills and knowledge

  • Use the position on the Board as a fundraising tool for the organisation, through PR, advocacy and networking that may lead to private donors, individual giving or introductions to corporate companies, charitable trusts and foundations 

  • Work collaboratively with other Directors

  • Regular communication with Senior Management Team

  • Engagement with bookkeeper, accountant and auditor