Deadline: Midday, 13 December 2021


Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is seeking a new Chair of its Board of Trustees. Huw Davies, the current Chair and Festival Co-founder, will step down at the end of February 2022.

The impact of Huw’s contribution of over 18 very dedicated years of service to the Festival is immeasurable. The appointment of a new Chair creates an opportunity for another powerful advocate to support the ongoing articulation and achievement of its strategic aims, vision and ambitions.

The Chair will work closely with BFMAF’s Festival Director and, supported by Trustees, advise on key stakeholder relationships as well as the financial, strategic and HR management of the organisation. Their leadership, networks and commitment will bring new perspectives to the Festival, support its staff and ensure its sustainable development.

In recognition of our aims as an organisation and the heterogeneity of the Festival’s audiences and participants we encourage applications for Chair from disabled and neuro-divergent people, global majority candidates, those who identify as LGBTQI+, people from low-income backgrounds, women and younger people too.

The Festival welcomes applications from Northumberland, the North of England, Scotland and across the UK.

Trustee meetings and the Chair’s involvement in the organisation will at times be in person as well as online. Meetings currently proceed online.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:







We're seeking a well-organised person to take on the role of Company Secretary.

HCLH (Hexham Community-Led Housing) is a not for profit company, limited by guarantee.  There is a small board of 5 local people and our aim is to provide properly affordable housing in Hexham through land acquisition and new-build, or repurposing or refurbishing existing property.


Desired Qualities

As a company secretary, you'll need to:

  • guide the chair and the board to ensure they are operating in accordance with rules and regulations
  • support the chair in ensuring the board functions efficiently and effectively
  • facilitate good communication between the board, committees, senior management and non-executive directors, and shareholders
  • take responsibility for the administration of the company, for example: maintaining statutory books, including registers of directors, organising board meetings (monthly) and annual general meetings (AGMs), maintaining a register of board members' interests, preparing agendas and taking minutes
  • file necessary documents with Companies House, to maintain an up-to-date record of board membership, statement of accounts (as provided by the treasurer) and registered address
  • monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action
  • liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors
  • develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements.

If you’re interested in this role, please email Peter Rodger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Salary: £23,000 pro rata

Hours: 21 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term for 3 years

Location: Based in Morpeth

Deadline: Monday 15th November

Interviews: w/c Monday 29th November



Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA) is looking for 2 Development Officers to work across Northumberland.  This position is lottery funded for an initial period of 3 years.

Hours 21 per week

Salary pro rata £23000

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carrying out a comprehensive assessment of Blind and Visually impaired people’s needs and risks relating to their sight, loss, including social opportunities, health and wellbeing, and keeping safe to maximise independence and help clients to stay active within their communities.
  • Create Hubs across Northumberland so that clients can easily access services and support
  • To establish close working relationships with Key Statutory organisations and voluntary organisations to nurture a collaborative approach to prevention.
  • To promote early intervention to the public through a mix of campaigning and developing relationships with Eye Clinics and Opticians

You must have access to a car as you will be required to travel across Northumberland

We have been working across Northumberland for over 20 years helping Visually Impaired people get the best out of life. We have a committed team of staff and over 160 volunteers supporting our work

We want to attract innovative and pragmatic candidates from across all spectrums of society

If you want to work with our ambitious organisation then contact us for an application pack, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit our website

Closing date for applications 15th November

Interviews to be held W/B 29th November

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of Society

All applicants are subject to an Enhanced DBS





We currently have three trustees and are looking for two more, one to potentially take over from our current Treasurer Trustee when she retires, and one general Trustee.

SHAK is a well-supported dog rescue charity based near Alnwick which specialises in taking difficult dogs and those about to be put down because no-one else will take them.

We have a staff of six (not all full time) at the kennels, plus a substantial volunteer community to help walk the dogs, plus two charity shops run by a full time retail manager and a part time assistant with volunteer help.

A commitment to the cause is the most important quality, some experience of charity trusteeship would be an advantage but is not essential.

For further information contact Jon Radgick on 01665 578222 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.







Salary: £20-26k pro rata (depending on experience)

Hours: 20 hours per week

Location: Hexham

Deadline: 5pm, Monday 22nd November

Interviews: W/C Monday 29th November



Hexham Community Partnership are looking for a Community Development Officer to manage a dedicated team of staff and volunteers in the delivery of practical advice, signposting and the facilitation of training.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside partners and stakeholders to shape the project going forward, devising and facilitating projects and events to address some of the issues created by the Covid 19 pandemic and support the communities further as they emerge further into the new normal.

The role will be based primarily at our community house at No. 28 Derwent Road, provided by Karbon Homes.  The role is funded by Karbon Homes, the Ballinger Charitable Trust and Hexham Town Council, with support from Northumberland County Council.

Download the job description and person specification

For more information about the project see or contact Jez Light, Operations Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications for this role should be made by covering letter and accompanying CV sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Monday 22nd November. 

Interviews will be held via zoom or in person in the week commencing Monday 29th November