Trustee Opportunities: Independent Cinema OfficeICO logo

Deadline: 16 July 2018

The Independent Cinema Office (ICO) is the leading cultural agency in the UK for film exhibition. They have pioneered successful models for a sustainable, culturally challenging and inclusive exhibition sector that are now shared both nationally and internationally. Their mission is to stimulate an open, thriving and challenging film culture as they believe that cinema nourishes the soul and changes people’s lives. In their 15 years of existence they have built a nationwide network and have extensive engagement with exhibitors with 87% of independent exhibitors having used one of services.

Their cultural leadership has seen them grow from a team of three, focusing on programming cinemas to a team of 16, 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 their work, they focus on ensuring that audiences everywhere in the UK have access to the widest range of international and independent British film.

They are financially supported by the British Film Institute, Creative Skillset and Creative Europe and they generate approximately 35% of their income from their own activities.

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

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

·         Public Relations

·         Finance

·         Legal

·         Fundraising and development

·         Training and skills development

·         Strategic relationships with BFI, Arts Council and other relevant public and cultural sector agencies

·         Diversity and equality

·         Human resources development

·         Intellectual property

·         Property management and development

They are keen to hear from anyone who feels they can offer these skills: they are very open to people whose life experience might yield skills from unexpected sources. They are keen to make further connections, especially in the business and commercial worlds. They are also looking for some people sufficiently senior and networked to help them lead their forthcoming national and international developments.

To find out more or apply visit their website.