Opportunities at CIISA

Applications now open to join the CIISA Board and Finance Board as Chair and Non-executive members

The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority, CIISA, is a new body being established to uphold and improve standards of behaviour across the creative industries, including preventing and tackling all forms of bullying and harassment of a discriminatory nature.

To support CIISA’s launch later in 2024 we are now looking to appoint the first members to CIISA’s governance structure. CIISA is being established with a two-company model to provide separation between the body collecting the voluntary financial contributions from the creative industries that will fund CIISA’s work (the Finance Board), and the body undertaking its work to ensure that CIISA is independent of its funders and can investigate without fear or favour.

We are therefore recruiting a Chair and non-executive members for both the new Finance Board and the new CIISA Board. Once established, CIISA’s Founding Chair, Dame Heather Rabbatts will stand down and become CIISA’s Patron.

The Finance Board will oversee CIISA’s funding arrangements. It will be responsible for collecting the voluntary contributions from the creative industries, distributing this funding to CIISA and ensuring that CIISA delivers value for money.  Its members will all be strategic leaders in the creative industries from across the UK with experience of at least one of CIISA’s initial sectors (Film & TV, Music and Theatre) and with the financial capability and rigour to oversee and ensure the effective use of CIISA’s funding on behalf of the industry.

The CIISA Board will be CIISA’s governing body. It will be responsible for the oversight, vision, and strategic direction of CIISA, and for ensuring CIISA maintains its independence and builds confidence and trust in its service offering within all sectors of the creative industries. To enable the Board to fulfil this role effectively its members need a mix of skills and experience: people with creative industries experience and people with experience of regulation. Given the role of the CIISA Board in ensuring CIISA’s independence and reputation, however, all members need to be independent, and not involved in any special interest or campaign group that might prejudice their independence when carrying out their Board role.

Find out more about all our roles:

Finance Board roles:

Applications have now closed

CIISA Board roles:

Applications close Wednesday 17 April (midday)

The recruitment process is being overseen and administered by an independent governance consultant, Victoria Finney.

For further information or if you have any questions, please contact Victoria at boardrecruitment@ciisa.org.uk.