Independent Cinema Office (ICO)

Salary: Unpaid

The ICO is the leading cultural agency in the UK for film exhibition. We have pioneered successful models for a sustainable, culturally challenging and inclusive exhibition sector that are now shared both nationally and internationally.

Our mission is to stimulate an open, thriving and challenging film culture as we believe that cinema nourishes the soul and changes people’s lives. In our 16 years of existence we have built a nationwide network and have extensive engagement with exhibitors with 87% of independent exhibitors having used one of services.

Our cultural leadership has seen us grow from a team of three, focusing on programming cinemas to a team of 21, operating as a cultural agency of national and international renown, delivering professional training in the UK and beyond, providing bespoke consultancy services, developing audiences across the board for cultural cinema and building sustainable creative businesses. With all our work, we focus on ensuring that audiences everywhere in the UK have access to the widest range of international and independent British film.

We are financially supported by the BFI, Creative Europe and ScreenSkills and generate approximately 25% of our income from our own activities.

The Independent Cinema Office currently has a number of vacancies on the Board of Trustees.

We are keen to attract new members who will be committed to the organisation and are able to give the necessary time, energy and dedication to help lead the ICO through the next stages of development.

We are particularly looking to recruit new members with skills and/or connections in one or more of the following areas:

  • Inclusion & equality
  • PR & communications

We are keen to hear from anyone who feels they can offer expertise in either of these areas; and are also very open to people whose life experience might yield skills from unexpected sources. We are keen to make further connections, especially in the business and commercial worlds. We are also looking for some people sufficiently senior and networked to help us lead our forthcoming developments.

Prospective applicants are most welcome to contact the Chair of the ICO, Dorothy Wilson, for an informal conversation. Please make contact first by email to arrange a time for a telephone call.

Before applying, please download and read through our Trustee Recruitment Pack for full information. 

To apply, please download and complete our application form and email your completed form to the Chair of the ICO, Dorothy Wilson.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th March.

The closing date for this position is 28/02/2020 at 17:00

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