All candidates will need to demonstrate in their application that they meet the majority of following essential criteria to a high standard:
An understanding of and commitment to the mission and work of the BFI.
A strong connection, by residence or otherwise, with Northern Ireland.
Capability and willingness to act as cultural advocates and fundraisers for the BFI across the industry and government.
Strategic decision-making ability, including an in-depth understanding of trends in the broader screen industries, helping to ensure that the BFI is connected to emerging opportunities in this area.
A good understanding of the challenging self-generated income needs of the BFI with a focus on driving greater commercialisation and support of fundraising initiatives.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to provide a cultural and/or an industry perspective, and check and challenge the Executive as required.
A commitment to improving opportunities for people throughout the UK and access to people from low socio-economic backgrounds.
The Northern Ireland Governor will have particular responsibility for representing the BFI in Northern Ireland and for representing the interests of their nation at the Board.
In addition to the skills outlined above, the Northern Ireland Governor will be required to demonstrate the following:
An ability to engage actively with stakeholders in the screen sector in Northern Ireland, and with the Northern Ireland Executive;
An understanding of the work of the BFI and its partners, both in Northern Ireland and across the UK.