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We are looking for a new Chair of the Board of Trustees

International Documentary Festival Sheffield (Doc/Fest) is inviting applications for the role of Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is an internationally renowned charitable organisation, presenting one of the world’s leading documentary film festivals and marketplaces, celebrating, sharing, and debating non-fiction arts.

Now in our 27th year, we welcome approximately 3500 industry delegates and 28,000 public admissions from 60 countries around the world.

Our current Chair – Alex Graham – is stepping down after nine years so we are seeking someone who will be passionate about the direction of the organisation.

The Chair will lead the Trustees in responsibilities around maintaining fiscal probity, overseeing governance, and work alongside the executive team to manage stakeholders. The Chair is a public advocate for the festival nationally and internationally and will be on hand to help problem solve where necessary. They will also lead the board to help deliver a strategic vision for the festival.

The role is voluntary, though travel / expenses will be covered.

For more information about the role, including how to apply, please click here.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Our jobs are like our festival, open to all.

Sheffield Doc/Fest believes that documentaries, and those working in the arts and in media – including ourselves - have a part to play in creating a society which is proud of its diversity and its multi-cultural heritage.

Doc/Fest’s programme-centred approach to inclusiveness puts diversity at the forefront of its activity. Through the documentaries we showcase and the talent we develop, we aim to celebrate diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination.

Equally, we are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, inclusive and positive experience for all festival attendees, and for all team members and volunteers – regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexuality, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy/maternity/paternity, race, religion/belief, or socio-economic background. We’re proud to be a Disability Confident committed employer, supporting disabled people in the workplace.