Short-term contract to run from October 2017 to 31 March 2018
WOW Wales One World Film Festival/WOW Film Club Liaison Officer
The contract will require a commitment of around 2.5 – 3 days a month on average but with some flexibility to take account of the reporting needs of the project.
Fee: £3000 for 15 – 20 days
WOW Film Club Introduction
A ground-breaking initiative to reach out to diverse audiences set up and run by Film Club Director, Rabab Ghazoul, WOW Film Club supports accessible film screenings, chiefly but not exclusively, for BME women and diverse communities across Cardiff and Swansea.
The WOW Film Club has established links with BME women’s networks, asylum seeker and refugee groups, and a host of community grass roots projects and organisations.
In 2017/18 WOW Film Club will deliver 18 screenings; 8 in Swansea, 10 in Cardiff.
An extremely exciting project that is finding new ways to engage new BME audiences the Film Cub will receive £53,254 of Big Lottery funding in 2017/18 (and other match funding) to deliver the following outcomes:
To enhance social well-being for minority ethnic women by providing tailored activities within safe, women-only social spaces that tackle isolation and improve social networks.
To contribute to cultural integration across diverse faith and cultural communities and so enhance understanding and communication between communities who rarely get to mix.
To enable women from diverse backgrounds to develop confidence, skills and experience through a structured volunteering programme.
To connect women to mainstream services, grassroots organisations and sources of information and signposting.
Big Lottery has awarded a grant of £153,658 for three years activity. The project started on April 1 2016 and runs to 31 March 2019.
We are now entering a different arrangement for the delivery of the project we are proposing a formal partnership agreement between WOW Film Festival and Gentle/Radical to deliver certain aspects of the project. The WOW Film Club Liason Officer has a vital role to play in ensuring the smooth transition to this new arrangement.
As lead organisation WOW Wales One World Film Festival is responsible to Big Lottery to deliver the project in accordance with their terms and conditions. The WOW Film Festival board is ultimately responsible for all aspects of the WOW Film Club project.
Both WOW and Gentle/Radical share responsibility for maintaining good relationships with funders and other partners as appropriate.
WOW Wales One World Film Festival
WOW was established on 5 December 2001 to:
Organise an annual film festival and any associated activities that benefit Wales
To provide arts and educational activity that promotes film and media from across the world to enrich the lives of people in Wales
To use film and media from across the world as a mechanism to:
Develop cultural and global understanding
Address social inequalities and to combat social exclusion
Promote equality and mutual tolerance, and to encourage cooperation, trust, and community cohesion.
WOW Wales One World Film Festival has worked with Women’s Film Club intermittently since 2004.
Gentle/Radical was established in January 2017 to bring together creatives, community activists, thinkers and others in order to decolonize structural mechanisms that perpetuate outdated relations of power - whether within organisational spaces, within societal and community spaces, or within cultural spaces.
The organisation aims to work in ways which foreground, make visible, and seek to realign the historical disinheritance and dispossession – cultural, financial, geographical, political - of peoples, groups and communities both local and distant, who have yet to leverage the power they have been told is available to them.
The vision of the organization is being realised via a series of co-designed and interconnected work packages. The activities of the Film Club – a long established programme of delivering films to currently underrepresented audiences, in this case women of colour - is one important work package.
Main duties and responsibilities
To work with the WOW Film Club to co-ordinate and disseminate all relevant decisions to all staff members and WOW Film Festival board as appropriate within required deadlines.
Responsible to WOW Festival Director and working closely with WOW Film Club Director
Project Support & Communication
To assist clear communication between the Film Club Director and all WOW staff
To meet to discuss the progress of the project on a regular basis (at least monthly) with the Film Club Director and WOW Festival Director
To be familiar with all aspects of the project, working practices and systems, and whether it is meeting the outcomes agreed with Big Lottery (above) and any other funders as appropriate
To help ensure that all the necessary systems are in place for the efficient delivery of all aspects of the Film Club
To gather information for reports and evaluation on all aspects of the project including box office data, screening dates & venues, audience feedback etc
To coordinate Event Reports for each screening within one month of the event to the WOW Festival Director that include relevant details of events, location, box office, ticket sales, partner organisations etc.
To provide WOW Festival Director with Box Office data (attendance & income) for screenings within three days of any event
To provide the WOW Film Festival board with quarterly reports in a timely manner
To provide all funders with relevant half-yearly and annual reports in a timely fashion
To oversee the Film Club budgets, and any relevant administrative tasks relating to Film Club activity
To oversee evaluation and monitoring, ensuring all appropriate data is collected, collated and analysed
To provide appropriate information to support any funding bids as & when appropriate
To ensure all relevant funders’ logos are included on all marketing materials in accordance with their guidelines
To attend quarterly WOW board meetings when appropriate
Knowledge and skills
Project management skills associated with community or lottery/public funded projects
Experience of events organisation and coordination
Financial management experience and an understanding of project budgets
An understanding of the monitoring and evaluation required for lottery/public funded projects
An understanding of equality and diversity issues
An understanding of volunteer programmes, policies and procedures
Excellent IT and administrative skills
An understanding of working with BME women and communities, and the challenges they face
A knowledge of film, specifically independent world cinema, or a background in the arts/cultural sector
Experience of working on publicly funded film, arts or cultural projects
Experience of working with women’s community groups/networks
Experience of working within a small team
Experience of developing and implementing policies and procedures
A practical working knowledge of business and financial issues
Has current UK driving licence & use of own car
Strong spoken and written communication skills
Excellent command of the English language
Strong inter-personal skills
Ability to demonstrate a high level of understanding towards women from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, disadvantaged and marginalised groups and individuals
Self-motivated and able to work with little direct supervision
Able to work on own initiative, prioritise workload and work under pressure
The ability to plan, co-ordinate and communicate tasks
Availability to do occasional evening and weekends work
How to apply
Applications should include:
Your name and contact details (address and telephone number)
An up-to-date CV
A statement (of no more than two sides of A4) responding to the following:
Referring to each of the essential and desirable knowledge and skills criteria listed in the job description, please outline why you are interested in this post, and what you think you can bring to the role, providing clear examples of past experience as evidence to support this.
Deadline for applications: Friday 22 September 5pm
Interviews: w/o Monday 25 September
To start: October
If you would like to discuss the role in confidence please ring David Gillam, 07974 770212