Become a Trustee Board Member of Cine-Sister CIC

To Apply:

Please email and answer the following questions:

  1. What interests you about becoming a Board Trustee of Cine-Sister CIC?
  2. What experience do you feel you bring to help develop the organisation?

Deadline: Monday 20th of March 2023 at 10am. Please note you will receive no response to your application until the applications close. 


We are particularly interested in those with Business and or Financial Experience but are open to others with relevant expertise.

About Us:

Cine-Sister launched in 2017 and has since run 50+ successful events, reaching 6000+ digital and in person audiences. Founded with a DIY ethos by Emily Steele, Cine-Sister was created after Emily finished her BA in Filmmaking (Hons) from Manchester School of Art where she felt there was a lack of women directors in the curriculum and wider conversation amongst her peers. 

Cine-Sister was initially founded to showcase the work of women identifying filmmakers and has taken a pop-up approach across Peterborough focusing on working in partnership with local organisations and community groups. Cine-Sister CIC (incorporated February 2019) is the only organisation of its kind in the area, working with a variety of organisations to put on exciting and relevant film events. Cine-Sister has since 2019 run the annual Gateway Film Festival in the autumn combining art forms such as dance and poetry to enhance film events.

Cine-Sister CIC has been praised highly by funders including being used as a case study in excellent practice to the British Film Institute and was given a commendation for the best Community Organisation category at the Cinema for All awards in 2020. 

Our Values:

· Collaboration & Partnerships 

· Engaging with communities around Peterborough through film

· Equity and Inclusion- with an aim to keep improving. 

Our Purpose: 

· Thought provoking events and igniting conversation through diverse programming

· Connecting people through film and bringing communities together

· Bringing films/events to Peterborough that wouldn’t otherwise show here. 

· Engaging underrepresented audiences 

Why join the Cine-Sister CIC Board?

-Support a growing organisation passionate about film & people.

-Opportunity for deep thinking and problem solving with a group of others

-Expanding Network, can be used on CV and LinkedIn Profile

What we expect from you?

-Commitment to attend the meetings (dates set at beginning of the year)

-Your sharing of ideas and experience

-Your enthusiasm and passion for Cine-Sister’s work.

-Generous and sharing of Cine-Sister’s work and contacts to Cine-Sister. 

What can you expect from being on the board of Cine-Sister?

-Timely reporting and prepared meetings

-Respect for your individual expertise and thoughts

-Free tickets to Cine-Sister events. 

As part of the Cine-Sister CIC Board:

Responsibilities & Duties:

Support with strategic planning and compliance with statutory requirements including annual accounts and returns to Companies House. 


Quarterly – dates to be agreed including 1 formal AGM and 1 Strategy Away day in April 2023. All apart from the strategy day can take place on Zoom or an equivalent video calling platform. 

Conditions of Service: 

Voluntary positions by invitation or application & interview. Board members must serve for a minimum 2-year period. Board members oversee the Creative Director (Emily Steele) who reports directly to the board.

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