The Film & Television Charity
6th March 2023
1st April 2023
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The Film and TV Charity was founded in 1924 with a mission to build an inclusive and equitable community of support in the UK’s film, television, and cinema industry.

For nearly 100 years they have provided direct support to individuals during times of need, including financial assistance, counselling and advice, and signposting to specialised help; worked with organisations across the industry to drive widespread, meaningful change and encouraged everyone in the industry to take part in and champion better, more inclusive working practices.

The last 5 years has seen them rapidly increase the scale of their influence and impact. In April 2021 they announced their 'Strategy 2030' with the aim of building a fairer and happier industry for all, while creating a financially sustainable organisation able to serve the industry for another 100 years.

Against this backdrop they are seeking a new Chair to build on the solid foundations that exist, and lead the organisation on the next stage of it’s evolution.

Candidates for this post should have established a strong track record of achievement in their field, have experience of working at board level, understand the principles of governance and have the ability to connect strongly with the charity's vision and values. A broad knowledge and understanding of the film and television industry and the current issues affecting it is highly desirable experience for the incoming chair, as is the ability to play an ambassadorial role for a complex, national charity that balances working directly with beneficiaries with influencing broader change in the sector.

One of the Charity’s objects is to promote equality, diversity and inclusion by reducing, preventing and discouraging discrimination and the resulting barriers in the industry. The Charity is committed to being an actively Anti-Racist organisation, recognising where it is now and its development needs, and the importance of sustained investment and work in this process. The chair will champion and lead this commitment, holding the organisation accountable for progress.  

The Charity actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse board helps them to better deliver a positive impact to the people and industry they serve.

To find out more, please visit our microsite:

For an informal conversation about the role or process please contact Jon Morrison from our Executive Search Partners, Green Park, on

Closing date: 11:59pm 2nd April 2023

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