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Future Leaders

  • Application deadline: Monday 20th May, 2024
  • Interviews: 3rd-7th June, 2024
  • Start Date: Monday 1st July, 2024

LOCATION: Leaders will be expected to run in person programmes and attend mentorship sessions in central Oxford.

HOURS: 8hrs a week, 48-week placement.

FEE: £13.50p/h- £15.50p/h depending on level of experience

CONTRACT: 12 months fixed term (Freelance)


Body Politic is looking for eight passionate and motivated young artists aged between 16-25 to join our brand new 12-month training and development programme, Future Leaders.

 This is a rewarding role, with the opportunity for you to develop as an artist and facilitator, as well as making meaningful positive change in the lives of the young people Body Politic engages.

Future Leaders will lead on designing and delivering a wide range of dance sessions to 5– 19 year olds as part of Body Politic’s city-wide impact programme.

You will be supported in your own artistic practice through a range of studio intensives with some of the UK’s most influential hip hop dance theatre makers.

 Body Politic’s Future Leaders programme has been crafted to support young artists to reach their potential through careful curation of delivery, training, mentoring and artistic development.   We are looking for artists who are motivated and excited by Body Politic’s work and want to help make an impact.

Across the 12 months, you will:

  • Design and deliver a wide range of dance sessions as part of Body Politic’s city-wide impact programme, working alongside partner organisations such as: Youth Ambition the Parasol Project, and Gloji Energy Oxfordshire.
  • Attend training and development opportunities to enhance your own facilitation and practice, which includes; diversity and inclusion training, principles of youth work, generalist safeguarding and trauma informed coaching
  • Work to gain a L2 Dance Leaders Qualification (affiliated through Leadership Skills Foundation).
  • Engage with development opportunities designed to spark artistic and choreographic development through a range of intimate studio intensives with Shanelle Fergus, Kenrick Sandy and Botis Seva.
  • Test and develop your own choreographic approach to creating work
  • Attend production rehearsals with two leading Hip Hop Dance Theatre company’s, Far From The Norm and Boy Blue to gain insight into the processes involved in creating work for the stage.

Full information about the roles and responsibilities of the Future Leader position can be found in the job pack (link below).



To apply Please send a cover letter of no more than 1 side of A4, along with your CV outlining:

    • Why are you interested in the role
    • How your skills, experience and knowledge meet the person specification
    • What appeals to you about working for Body Politic.


      Please email your cover letter and CV to marking the subject line ‘Future Leaders Application’

      If you would like to apply via a different format (e.g. video), please get in touch to arrange this.


Body Politic is funded by Arts Council England, Access Sport, Public Health England, Youth Ambition and supported by Dancin’ Oxford, Oxford City Council

If you would like to know more or get involved please email


We’re always looking for passionate people who would like to get more involved in the work that we’re doing. If you’re interested in marketing, media or you’re an artist looking for work, we’d love to hear from you!

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