The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority, CIISA, is a new body being established to uphold and improve standards of behaviour across the creative industries, including preventing and tackling all forms of bullying and harassment of a discriminatory nature.

A number of serious allegations being made in the public domain relating to the creative industries have highlighted the urgent need for an independent standards authority for the sector. Since 2022 they have been working with a small team to develop the proposition for CIISA and foster extensive support from stakeholders across the creative industries.

Their vision is to help create consistently safer and inclusive workplaces for creative industry professionals, to be a single place of accountability where behaviours of concern can be reported and investigated, and to build capability to prevent and tackle bullying and harassment and bullying and harassment of a discriminatory nature.

With detailed plans and seed funding in place, they now need to implement the governance arrangements which will enable CIISA to ready itself for the next phase of its co-creation: its first funding call and the launch of initial services for the Film & TV, Music and Theatre sectors at the end of 2024.

CIISA is being established with a two-company model to provide separation between the body collecting the voluntary financial contributions from the sectors that will fund CIISA’s work, and the body undertaking its work to help ensure that CIISA is independent of its funders and can investigate without fear or favour. They are therefore seeking to appoint the Chair and first four non-executive members of the new CIISA Finance Board. This body will be responsible for collecting funds, distributing it to CIISA and ensuring that CIISA delivers value for money.

The first Finance Board members will be strategic leaders in the creative industries from across the UK who together have extensive experience and understanding of all of the Film & TV, Music and Theatre sectors, credibility and rigour to oversee industry funds, and the energy and commitment to help realise CIISA’s vision.

The pack below provides more information about the role and how to apply.


Finance Board Chair – Role Profile

Finance Board Member – Role Profile

The closing date for applications is 15th March

Any questions regarding these roles should be sent to Victoria Finney, the independent governance consultant supporting us with the recruitment at