Appointed Trustee Vacancies


Appointed Treasurer

Role Description and Application Form

Do you share a love of film, the cinema experience and a belief that this should be available to all communities? Cinema For All is seeking a new Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees as the organisation embarks on an exciting new period as we support the UK’s vibrant community cinema sector to get back on its feet post pandemic and embark on our new strategic plan.  You will be joining a great team of Trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds, passionate about the power of film and community. Supported by funding from the BFI, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Postcode Lottery Neighbourhood Trust, Cinema For All sustains members from all over the UK, from film societies on the South coast of England to village cinemas in Wales and Scotland, to community cinemas in Northern Ireland, all from its offices in Sheffield.

About Us

Cinema For All (the trading name of the British Federation of Film Societies) is the national support and development organisation for the film society and community cinema sector.

Our vision is cinema for all: for all communities, wherever they are, to have access to the shared experience of watching film. We work with a number of key film professionals from our President, esteemed film critic Derek Malcolm and patrons filmmakers Ken Loach and Mark Herbert and film broadcaster and journalist Danny Leigh.

From our office in Sheffield, our small team provides tailored advice and guidance on how to set up a community cinema from finding a venue, to sourcing film titles, to film licences to tailored coaching and training. We hire out projection equipment and run an affordable film distribution service of British, independent, documentary and world cinema titles, which makes great film available to all.

We represent a growing nationwide network of around 1,400 community cinemas, both in urban and rural areas and through them reach over a half a million audience members and film fans.

We are mindful that all Trustees give their time for free and have busy lives beyond their commitment to Cinema For All. We hold quarterly meetings and an Annual General Meeting and Community Cinema Conference. All meetings and events have been held remotely during the pandemic but we are carefully considering the potential for restarting live encounters, for which reasonable expenses will be paid to support Trustee attendance.

Appointments will be for three years in the first instance and reappointments may be made after the first period of tenure.

Cinema For All values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from disabled candidates, as they are currently under-represented on our Board. To find out more about our Board and staff please visit

To apply please forward your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to by 13 March 2022.

Interviews will take place virtually during the week commencing 21 March, 2022. For an informal discussion please contact Deborah Parker, CEO on