Director

Director

The National Film and Television School (NFTS)

Following the outstanding tenure of Nik Powell, who is to step down later this year, the NFTS Board of Governors now invites applications for the position of Director of the NFTS.

The NFTS is widely acknowledged as one of the best film schools in the world serving the audio-visual creative industries – Film, Television and Games.  Over the last five years the School has had more Oscar nominations than any other film school in the world and has won the BAFTA for Best Short Animation four times in a row.

The School, unique in its creative and craft proposition of excellence, is undergoing a period of significant growth and transformation.  This year it has admitted more students to a wider range of degree and non-degree courses taught in its newly created state of the art teaching facilities than at any other time in its history.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the School on the next stage of its journey. The Director will be responsible for shaping and leading the School’s strategy.  They will oversee the School’s portfolio of courses, including its prestigious Masters programmes, to ensure they continue to be ones of academic and industry excellence and the School consolidates its recently gained status as a Higher Education Institution.  They will be the external face of the School and its principal ambassador, developing partnerships with industry leaders and leading on its fundraising initiatives.

You will need to have exceptional leadership and stakeholder management skills, a strategic vision and track record in overseeing strategy execution, have an exceptional track record in the film, TV and games industry and/or another HEI or equivalent, have commercial understanding but also great grasp of good governance and the not-for-profit sector, have the vision and passion to ensure the NFTS provides its students with a life-changing student experience, and be able to demonstrate experience of and success in fundraising.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the National Film and Television School on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference EATWB. Alternatively email belinda.beck@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should arrive not later than noon on Friday 5th May 2017.