Production Support Manager- British Film Commission
Salary: Circa £35,000
The British Film Commission (BFC) is the national body funded by Government and industry responsible for film and television inward investment in the UK. The BFC leads on maximising and supporting the production of international feature film and high-end television in the UK; strengthening and promoting the UK’s production infrastructure; and working with the UK Government to ensure film-friendly policies.
The Production Support Manager will be a key member of the BFC team providing support for all areas of work. They will report to the Head of Production UK, who in turn reports to the CEO. The BFC is the national division of Film London.
Industry Liaison and Relationship Management
- Ensure the BFC has excellent knowledge of all key UK film and high-end TV infrastructure including studios, facilities, key crew and other industry stakeholders throughout the UK’s Nations and Regions. Manage these relationships on behalf of the BFC and research and establish new relationships.
- Lead on BFC production intelligence gathering and management on all active inward investment film and high-end TV projects, including info on studios, facilities, key crew, key dates and other relevant data, in liaison with commercial and public industry partners and stakeholders, and the BFC LA team.
- Manage all film and high-end TV project tracking, including organising and attending regular film and high-end TV project tracking meetings to feed into active project intelligence. Record all information collected.
- Manage relevant production support and troubleshooting where required for US inward investment features and high-end TV as directed by Head of Production UK.
- Manage client production enquiries in liaison with Head of Production UK and Regional and National industry partners.
- Manage UK recces, introductions and meetings for visiting international film and high-end TV clients as directed by Head of Production UK.
- Assist with the liaison with government departments on production/industry specific enquiries as directed by the Head of Production UK.
- Deputise for Head of Production UK at high-level industry and/or Government meetings and events.
- Represent the BFC at key events in the UK and overseas.
- Develop new BFC relationships and raise profile and awareness of BFC and UK’s film/high-end TV industry and creative sector tax reliefs.
- Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
The British Film Commission is unique in its role working between Government and the film & television industry requiring team members to have the skills and temperament adaptable to both.
- Experience of working in film and/or TV production or related role/industry
- Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UK and US film/television production industries.
- Good knowledge of the UK film and /or TV production infrastructure. Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including public speaking.
- Strong analytical and organisational skills.
- Initiative; ability to perform to a high standard without supervision, with excellent attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
- Problem solving skills, including contingency planning, adaptability and resilience.
- Excellent administrative and IT skills.
KEY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Place of work
The British Film Commission is the national division of Film London; its offices are at the Arts Building, Morris Place, London N4 3GJ. Regular UK travel and occasional international travel will be required. Costs for travel required by work will be reimbursed.
Hours and workload
Time off in lieu will be possible in respect of hours worked over the standard week of 40 hours (inclusive of lunch breaks). Time off in lieu will not be allowed to accrue across leave years. Occasional work on weekends and / or evenings may be required.
All staff will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday in addition to public and bank holidays in each leave year (April 1st to March 31st). Not more than 5 days unused holiday entitlement will be rolled into subsequent years unless at the express authorisation of the Board and no payment will be made for unused leave.
APPLYING FOR THE POST
For further details and an application form go to www.filmlondon.org.uk/vacancies. Please post completed forms to Personnel, Film London, The Arts Building, Morris Place, London, N4 3JG or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 31st March 2017
It is the policy of Film London to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business, including its appointment of staff. We wish to ensure that Film London reflects the diversity of the communities in which it works. We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented including black, Asian and minority ethnic and disabled people.