Stopgap's diverse dancers and management staff sit in a circle in a company meeting

[Image description: Stopgap's diverse dancers and management staff are sitting in a circle on a bare wooden floor of a dance studio. There is roughly 25 people in the big circle, some of them are sitting on a chair, some staying on their wheelchairs but most are sitting on the floor]


We are seeking a Chair or Co-Chair to lead Stopgap’s board of trustees. 

The new Chair will be the leader and key spokesperson for the Board. They will play a crucial role in enabling the company to continue its progress and growth and they will support the other Trustees to fulfil their responsibilities for the strategic direction and general governance of the company.

Apply by 6pm, Friday 30th June

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please find an information pack below 

We are also seeking new trustees to join the board

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, supporting the organisation to develop its ambitious aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.

Apply by 6pm, Friday 30th June

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please find an information pack below 


Our youth dance groups welcome volunteer dancers to support with facilitation and performances. If you have a desire to deepen your understanding of inclusivity, we would love to hear from you!

Work experience

Stopgap is always keen to support people who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts sector.

Throughout the year we are able to offer work placement opportunities free of charge to people that wish to gain insight into the running and organisation of a touring dance company. Placements are structured to include time in the office; studio observation; participation in professional class and the opportunity to experience the company’s extensive Creative Learning programme.

These placements can last for one day or a maximum of one month and offer individuals the chance to fulfil module requirements as well as being the starting point for further research and career development.

While these opportunities are unpaid we do our best to ensure that through gaining experience with us, alongside other training and further education, individuals will start to develop the skills needed to pursue a career in the arts sector.

If you are interested in spending time with Stopgap then please download our Work Placement Application Form from the button below. Please give at least six weeks notice prior to the time you wish to be on placement.

Please note that we receive a very high volume of requests and are unfortunately not able to offer placement opportunities to every applicant. Stopgap is committed to ensuring that our work placement opportunities are accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities.