Job Title:              Consultant – Projecting Digital Futures

Employer:            Film Archives UK

Location:              UK

Job Type:             Contract

Contract Type:     Freelance

Salary:                 £15,000 fixed fee

Closing Date:      5pm Thursday 26th November 2020

Job Details: 

Consultancy Opportunity – Film Archives UK

Film Archives UK (FAUK) is seeking to appoint a consultancy with relevant experience and track record of project delivery to work with network members to develop strategic objectives and plans critical to digital capacity, skills and to building a stronger, representative and collective voice for public film archives. The consultancy will be required to conduct investigations and deliver workshops in order to generate a strategic and practical action plan which can then be taken forward by FAUK.

The selected consultant will also develop an approach for future evaluation and evidencing change going forward, with the opportunity to secure further work to deliver evaluations of subsequent years.


‘Projecting Digital Futures’ proposes to carry out a series of investigations focused on digital capacity and resources, skills and training and leadership. It will not only result in a targeted action plan prioritising future activity that will address key challenges, but will also provide an in-depth understanding of the current state of our sector. This work is essential to refocusing strategy and building a representative and collaborative action plan that will strengthen the FAUK network and benefit our members.

The FAUK network uniquely supports the specialist area of public access audio-visual archives under its vision to bring together those committed to the development of the public film archive sector and its strategic objectives to nurture dialogue, promote professional interests and share best practice. FAUK’s members include regional and national archives, associate organisations and individuals. The membership represents public organisations from all English regions, UK nations and the Republic of Ireland as well as a number of specialist and charitable organisations and individuals from the archive and related sectors.

See www.filmarchives.org.uk for more information on what we do, our Members and Trustees.

Supported by funding from The National Archives ‘Networks for Change’ programme, FAUK is now seeking to commission an investigation into the network’s fitness for purpose to meet current challenges with a focus on sustainability and funding, digital skills and training (particularly in the areas of digital preservation, contemporary collecting and digital access) and leadership and advocacy.

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND HOW TO APPLY:  please click on this link: Projecting Digital Futures – full Tender Invite 22.10.20

The deadline for submissions is 5pm Thursday 26th November 2020.

Interviews will be held in the second week of December. The successful applicant will be notified by end December with a view to starting the work in January 2021.