Trustee - HR experience

Sheffield Media and Exhibition Centre


Salary: Unpaid

The Sheffield Media and Exhibition Centre (Showroom Workstation) is seeking a new Trustee with broad ranging knowledge and experience of HR to join their Board and work alongside their team to help shape the future of the organisation.

About  Sheffield Media and Exhibition Centre

Sheffield Media and Exhibition Centre is a charity operating Showroom cinema and Workstation creative industries business centre.

We operate one of the largest cultural cinemas in the UK, alongside catering and conferencing facilities and the Workstation managed workspace centre. We exhibit a diverse film programme with first run and retrospectives of curated work, including archive, documentaries, and many unique one-off programmes with regular visiting film makers.

About the role

We are seeking a new Trustee with broad ranging knowledge and experience of HR to join our Board and work alongside our team to help shape the future of the organisation.

Applicants will work with the Chair, Chief Executive and Senior Management Team to provide clear strategic direction to the organisation, helping to agree policy, define goals, set targets and evaluate performance.

We are looking for applicants with HR experience as they will also be a key member of our Employment Sub Committee of the Board of Trustees, so knowledge in this area is crucial.

They will also need to demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a good understanding of local, regional and cultural agendas.

We need people who can spare the time to attend approximately 6 meetings per year (usually held on the last Monday of the month, 6 pm – 8 pm) occasional meetings of our Employment Sub-Committee (2-3 meetings per year plus additional meetings when required) and to offer relevant support and specialist knowledge to enable us to meet the objectives of our business.

The post is not paid but all Trustees receive invitations to special events and have a weekly allocation of free cinema tickets.

We are very proud to be have been recognised since 2017 to the national standard of Investors in Diversity and particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented on our Board.

To apply

Please download our full application pack and equal opportunities form from our website, or call our reception team on 0114 2796511 / or email and they will email this information to you directly.

To apply please provide the following:

  • A comprehensive CV or biography (a statement outlining your roles, responsibilities and achievements in the organisations in which you currently and previously worked). Please include details of any service as a Board Trustee or any other voluntary/community work.
  • A completed equal opportunities monitoring form. This information will be treated as confidential and used for statistical purposes only.
  • Daytime and evening contact telephone numbers that will be used with discretion.

General enquiries: In the first instance please contact with any queries regarding the vacancies or application process.

For an informal conversation about the role prior to submitting your application please contact Ian Wild, Chief Executive at

The closing date for this position is 07/10/2021 at 12:00

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