Non-Executive Directors 

The Media Centre is seeking new Board Members to join us and work alongside the senior management team to help shape the future of the organisation.

Now in our 24th year, we are a well-recognised social enterprise and creative hub that supports the growth and development of the creative and digital industries in Huddersfield. We have created workspace, meeting and event space, a maker space, a café bar, a diverse event programme and a vibrant community of 200 businesses. We are now looking to build on these foundations to bring new value to The Media Centre, our business residents and Huddersfield.

We are seeking candidates with a diverse background and senior experience from a range of sectors with some of the following qualities and skills:

  • Financial Direction (Financial management scrutiny, strategic planning, commercial awareness, change and risk management)

  • Marketing and Public Relations (profile raising, audience/client development and lead generation, PR and advertising, events, sponsorship and membership programmes, data protection)

  • Catering and hospitality (café, restaurant, hotel and retail, customer service.)

  • Estate Management (Facilities management, capital projects, property purchase, legal compliance, health and safety, workspace trends)

  • Tech sectors and future growth areas

  • Knowledge of Huddersfield’s creative communities/businesses and some understanding of the purpose and work of The Media Centre

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, female and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as they are currently under-represented on our Board. Applicants will work with the Chair, Chief Executive and Senior Management Team to provide clear strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance, they will demonstrate excellent communication skills and they will also have a good understanding of local, regional and cultural agendas.

The Media Centre Board posts are voluntary We need people who can spare the time to attend approximately four meetings per year (usually held on a Wednesday between, 4 and 6 pm) and offer relevant support and specialist knowledge to enable us to meet the objectives of our business. In addition to attending Board meetings, there is also the opportunity to provide 1:1 mentorship to our senior management team members.

If you feel you have the passion and the skills to help us deliver on our goals and to help shape the future of the organisation, please contact Brent Woods at brent.woods@themediacentre.org