Irish Film London Treasurer (Non-exec Voluntary Board Position)

Position Summary

Irish Film London is a not-for-profit organisation that champions Irish film and animation in the UK with three annual festivals and a year-round screening programme. We are seeking expressions of interest from individuals for the position of Treasurer. The successful applicant will also join the board of Irish Film London Limited, the body responsible for setting the direction and strategy of the organisation. The Treasurer plays a key role in ensuring that our financial position is governed to the highest standards, meeting statutory requirements, and that we are managing the operations of the festival in line with pre-agreed budgets.

Since our inception nine years ago, our organisation has successfully grown the platform for showcasing Irish film and animation in London. At this exciting juncture we are seeking to bring in a treasurer who can support our ambitions for the organisation over the next five years.

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About Irish Film London

Irish Film London Ltd is a private company limited by guarantee without share capital.

The organisation is now approaching its tenth anniversary of running the Irish Film Festival in London each November, which is launched with the annual Irish Film London Awards. IFL also runs events through the year, including the film section of the St. Patrick's Day Festival with the Mayor of London and the film section of the St Brigid’s Festival with the Irish Embassy.

Through Premiere screenings, Director Q&A sessions, related workshops, exhibitions and performances, the organisation brings together industry professionals, film fans and fans of Irish Arts & Culture alike. Focusing on Irish productions, scripts and casts, we provide an outstanding platform for Irish Film in London and we promote the best of Irish creative talent in the UK.

We have a long track record of receiving support from Screen Ireland, Culture Ireland, Ireland Funds of Great Britain, the Arts Council of Ireland, IFI International, the Emigrant Support Programme, the Irish Youth Foundation and Film London.

Over the next five year, we will be expanding the development of our programmes to more UK cities with strong Irish populations and creating more professional opportunities for Irish film makers and talent in the UK.

Board Membership at IFL

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The purpose of the IFL board is to determine our strategic objectives and policies, monitor progress towards those objectives and account for the company’s activities to our stakeholders.

The position is unpaid but otherwise rewarding in that the Treasurer and the other board members are instrumental in showcasing actors, directors, producers, writers and crew who are passionate about having their works presented to a UK audience.

The board meets monthly in the centre of London and each board member brings expertise and experience that in aggregate delivers a successful programme of film and animation presentations each year.

Responsibilities as Treasurer

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  • Ensuring that the finances of the organisation are managed prudently, and that appropriate compliance and governance protocols are in place

  • Development of the annual budget with the executive director and monitoring progress against the budget

  • Providing input on revenue and cost models to ensure that the events we organise contribute to the long-term financial stability of the organisation

  • Ensuring that the organisation is delivering cost effective services

  • Engaging with the external accountant to complete final accounts for regulatory submissions and government funding approvals

  • Ensuring that the most relevant financial software and systems are used

  • The time commitment required to fulfil the duties of this role is the equivalent of 2 full days per month

Responsibilities as IFFL Board Member

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  • Attending board meetings and events

  • Leading on the financial aspects of the overall strategy of Irish Film London

  • Ensuring we hold ourselves to the highest standards of governance

  • Being an active ambassador for the festival in engagements with funders, sponsors, members, film makers, cinemas and audiences

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

The successful candidate may have a range of experience relevant to the position and listed below are some of the areas which would set the successful candidate apart:

  • Qualified accounting or finance professional (required)

  • Relevant financial experience in the corporate or voluntary sector (required)

  • Connections with business, marketing or philanthropic networks and organisations (desirable)

  • Familiarity with the activities of a film, cultural, arts or event management organisation in the private or public sector (desirable)

Applicants

Expressions of interest should be emailed to Board@irishfilmfestivallondon.com with a brief CV and relevant supporting information by 9th April 2019.

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