Chief Executive Officer

Tyneside Cinema


Salary: £60,000 to £70,000 per annum

Tyneside Cinema is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to provide inspirational leadership and strategic vision to develop the cinema.

About Tyneside Cinema

Tyneside Cinema is one of the North East’s most important cultural venues. Situated at the heart of the city of Newcastle, it is the only independent cinema of scale in the region. In our four screens we exhibit an expansive film programme with a focus on independent work from the UK and abroad, as well as showing mainstream titles.

About the role

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) you will report to the Chair of Trustees and the Board and lead our senior team, with responsibility for the organisation’s success.

The CEO is responsible for providing inspirational leadership and strategic vision to develop Tyneside Cinema, ensuring a sustainable business model that will successfully serve our audiences and community for years to come. To achieve this there will be a requirement to balance an ambitious and relevant artistic programme with commercial needs, as well as exploring, developing and introducing new business models to ensure the sustainability of our organisation.

Please click here to read the full recruitment pack.


We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups including those from Black, Asian and minority groups or from the LGBTQIA+ community, those with disabilities or people from different socioeconomic backgrounds. We also welcome applicants with unconventional work experience who may not meet all of the desirable criteria outlined in the person specification, including those who have not worked within the cultural sector.

Please follow the link to fill out an application form where we will capture your details:

To complete your application please send a CV and covering letter, addressing how your skills and experience match the role and person specification, to our People Team, at: Your letter of application should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.

To support you with your application we are happy to provide you with an opportunity to discuss the role further. For a confidential and informal conversation with either Jim Beirne (chair of Trustees) or Simon Drysdale (Interim CEO) please reach out to us at and this will be arranged.

If you require any reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process, please let us know how we can best support you. You will be given an opportunity to do this as part of your application.

The closing date for this position is 19/02/2023 at 00:00

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