Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC are looking to recruit new voluntary members to their board of directors. 

Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC Board Member vacancy

Xpress-Yourself is a dance company specialising in working with older adults across the West Midlands. Xpress-Yourself Dance is a CIC and not for profit organisation and currently have a voluntary board member vacancy. We are seeking two new people to join our board

Established in 2013, Xpress-Yourself have been passionate about delivering dance classes and workshops to improve the health and wellbeing of older adults. Xpress-Yourself delivers weekly dance classes and delivers workshops in care homes and dementia cafes. Starting at a zero basis in 2013, the organisation has weathered COVID-19 and has grown significantly and is now currently looking to drive further forwards developing our work with volunteers.

During the pandemic we continued to run our Keep Dancing classes online and supported an average of 40 dancers per week. In 2021 we registered as a Community Interest Company. Our work currently supports 150 people a week attending our weekly Keep Dancing dance classes and we regularly deliver workshops in in care homes, dementia cafes and hospitals. We have a loyal customer base and some of our participants have been dancing with us for a number of years, some of our classes even have a weekly waiting list to attend.

We also run our own tea dances across Sutton Coldfield and host Building Community Together tea dances throughout the year. Our organisations proudly supports local freelance community dance artists with professional dance qualifications and we also have a part time admin and marketing assistant. In recent years we have worked hard to establish to develop our funding pipeline and to help build financial stability for the organisation and we proud to have been awarded funding from National Lottery, Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust, Allen Lane Foundation, Barchester Healthcare, Fairer Future Fund, Sutton Coldfield and Hall Green NNS.

With falls costings the NHS an estimated £2.3 million per year Xpress-Yourself supports older adults as part of their Keep Dancing classes to keep strong and steady. Furthermore, our dance classes provide opportunity to combat social isolation. Our work in care homes, Dementia cafes and hospitals has achieved break through moments with people who living with disabilities, and dementia and ensured that they feel a valued member of our community.

Xpress-Yourself now have board member vacancy as we continue to grow and develop. We are seeking someone with the skills and commitment to provide leadership into the future. The role requires experience and skills in business development and planning, financial acumen, marketing, HR , public health or an understanding of the challenges facing any small business seeking to grow. It would be favourable if you have an interest or passion for dance or how exercise can benefit your mind and body in addition to the above experience and skills listed. Furthermore, prior experience within the adult social care sector or in a governance role would be preferred but is not an essential requirement.

As a board member you would be asked to regularly commit two hours to our bi monthly board meetings which run online on Zoom. In return, working with our established and enthusiastic team, you’ll be making a huge difference in the local community and ensuring Xpress-Yourself Dance CIC are able to continue to build shared communities through movement and dance and further sustainability for the future of the company.


We’d love to hear from you. Message or call Faye O’Connor (Operations Manager) on 07984423534 or email her on [email protected]
Closing date for applicants: 31st July 2024

We welcome applications from individuals who are representative of the communities we serve. Please note the successful applicant will be required to have a full enhanced DBS check prior to commencing the role.