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Trustee – Overseas Director for Purple Field Productions

Location: Home based

Date Posted: 11/01/2019

Closing Date: 11/04/2019

Job Description

Trustee with special responsibility for the distribution and impact of overseas projects required by a small innovative UK film making charity working with communities in Africa and Asia.

Purple Field Productions works with people in Africa and Asia to make and distribute educational films in local languages. Since 2004 we’ve worked with many different communities to produce award-winning documentaries, dramas and educational films covering health, disability & welfare, agriculture & conservation.

Our films are designed to give people a voice, highlighting the social issues that affect them, and most importantly, for them to find the solutions and help they need for themselves.

What we are looking for

As one of the three Overseas Directors, you will share responsibility for overseas strategy and the planning of overseas operations. You will also be asked to take, or share, executive responsibility for one or more of those overseas projects involving the distribution of our films and for ensuring maximum impact of the educational messages they convey. This aspect of your work might involve:

  • Researching and designing individual tailor made distribution programmes to maximise the reach and impact of each film taking into account country concerned, the target audience and the message to be conveyed. Such programmes may involve a variety of different means ie mobile cinema (solar power or peddle power) video shacks, television, screenings on buses, mobiles phones etc
  • Working out how best to maximise the effects and benefits of the messages via post screening discussions etc
  • Recruiting and managing teams of paid and volunteer staff
  • Taking responsibility for budgets
  • Negotiating with authorities, NGOs, local businesses and others
  • Acquiring necessary equipment
  • Measuring the impact and arranging appropriate monitoring and evaluation
  • Providing reports on same

You will be a member of the Board of Trustees jointly and severally responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, and for its financial health, the probity of its activities, and the development of the organisation’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, and the legal and regulatory guidelines. 

Expected time commitment 

You will work hours convenient to yourself from your own home but will come into the office in Ilminster, Somerset, every now and then to meet with the PFP Administrator whose role includes assisting the Overseas Directors. It will also be important to be able to arrange meetings at a convenient location with the other Overseas Directors.

Board meetings are held five times a year in Ilminster, Somerset. Trustees are also asked to take part in discussions via email and study papers etc. If you allow approximately 25-30 hours a month on average, in addition to time allowed for attendance at the board meetings this should be sufficient to carry out the executive director responsibilities described above. At times there may be opportunities for further involvement in voluntary work on behalf of the charity but this would be entirely optional.

Skills and attributes required 

We are looking for a strategically minded, visionary individual with a real concern to address poverty and lack of information in the developing world.

You will need two or three year’s management experience and expertise in running projects overseas. Experience in Africa and working on a small budget would be an advantage. It is not necessary to have any previous experience of the film industry.

What’s in it for you?

Enormous satisfaction and fulfilment. There is so much to do and you are really needed. You will be in a position to make a huge difference to Purple Field Productions and hence to the people we exist to help. Educational films are of absolutely no use unless they reach the target audience, and the way in which they are presented can also make an enormous difference to their long-term impact.

Far too many good films sit collecting dust – or are only seen by those who don’t really need them. This post offers a very real and exciting challenge – to get our films out there, and to the people who need them most, those living as the most isolated and remote communities with little or no other access to information. PFP films literally can change – even save – lives.  But we need you to get them out there and to create the conditions in which they can make that difference.

You will have the scope to develop your own projects from scratch, and to see them through to point at which you can see and assess the results.  Furthermore, this trustee post presents a worthwhile and exciting opportunity to direct a young and innovative organisation through a period of major change and development.

More about Purple Field Productions

To discover more about us, we suggest you watch some of our films to get a feel for what we do and why.

Head to our our YouTube channel; ‘purplefieldonline’ and watch our award winning cerebral palsy awareness film, ‘Lisilojulikana’ (The Unknown,) Too many children with disabilities are left without medical or educational support across Africa due to lack of understanding and fear, with disability often regarded as a curse that must simply be borne. Children may be left at home, isolated, with no chance to go to school, no medical support and face a life of discrimination and fear.

Lisilojulikana addresses those issues and features Grace, a young girl with cerebral palsy. Shot in Kenya using local actors, the hour long drama illustrates her struggles, but most importantly her abilities and the fear behind the stigma she faces.

Screenings of the film in often remote and rural communities are followed by a facilitated discussion of the issues seen, and it is during these discussions we see parents stepping forward, often for the very first time, to say they too have a child with disabilities that needs support. Our trained facilitatior will then put the family in touch with medical teams, schools or other sources of appropriate support. As you can see our films really do have the power to change lives, and we would love you to help us do that even more successfully!

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