Head of Partnerships

Sheffield DocFest

UK-based

Salary: £34,000 - £36,000 per annum, depending on experience

Sheffield DocFest is seeking a new Head of Partnerships with an exceptional track record of income generation and demonstrable fundraising experience across grants, sponsorship and individual-giving.

About Sheffield DocFest

Sheffield DocFest is the UK’s leading documentary festival and one of the world’s most influential markets for documentary projects. We champion and present the breadth of documentary form – film, television, immersive and art – in the vibrant city of Sheffield each June. We offer makers and audiences a place for inspiration, debate, development, learning and challenge. Our programming represents our core values – creativity, empathy, freedom, inclusivity, and internationalism.

About the Role

We are seeking a new Head of Partnerships with an exceptional track record of income generation and demonstrable fundraising experience across grants, sponsorship and individual-giving.

You will focus on developing new revenue opportunities while fostering dynamic relationships with Sheffield DocFest’s returning partners.

You will be responsible for managing a range of existing UK and international partners including BFI, Arts Council England, Sheffield City Council; other funders, sponsors and partners including broadcasters, streamers, film institutes, embassies and consulates; and production and technology partners, media partners and more.

You will be entrepreneurial and a dedicated ambassador for the organisation, have excellent
management experience, work well in inclusive and collaborative decision-making environments, and have relevant experience in a significant film, arts or media organisation.

Please read the full job description.

Applications

We are inviting prospective applicants to apply for this role by submitting an up-to-date CV and either a) a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages), or b) a video letter (up to 10 minutes in length), explaining what attracts you to the role, what you can bring and how you meet the criteria.

We monitor the diversity of our workforce and for the purposes of reporting to our key funders we ask that you help us by completing the following questionnaire anonymously.

Please address applications to: Maria Stoneman, Head of HR & Participation at recruitment@sheffdocfest.com

Please email Sylvia Bednarz at sylvia.bednarz@sheffdocfest.com to arrange a conversation in advance of applying, should you wish to.

If you require further information (including requests for printed forms/access support), please contact us on +44 (0) 114 276 5141.

The closing date for this position is 18/08/2022 at 09:00

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