New vacancy: Research & Information Administrator – British Film Commission

Salary: £ 23,000 – 27,000



The British Film Commission (BFC) is the national body responsible for maximising and supporting the production of international feature film and high-end television in the UK. With offices in the UK and the US, the BFC provides free, tailored production support from the earliest stages of development through to completion.

The BFC is delivered through an innovative public/private partnership funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI and UK Trade and Investment with industry sponsors: 3 Mills Studios, BBC Worldwide, HBO, Harbottle & Lewis, Pinewood Studios Group, Saffery Champness, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. UK, The Bottle Yard Studios, Coutts, Double Negative, Elstree Studios, Framestore, MPC and Working Title Films. The BFC is the national division of Film London.

Research & Information Administrator – British Film Commission will be a key member of the BFC team providing support for all areas of work. They will report to the Senior Production Executive. They will work closely with the Production Support Officer, the Film Promotion team and the Information & Monitoring Manager.


Production Tracking, Data Capture, Reporting & Monitoring

• Administer departmental database and information systems, ensuring the capture, accurate recording and storage of all relevant information for potential and active productions as well as all other information pertaining to the department.

• Lead on BFC reporting obligations to funders, board and stakeholders, collating, editing and presenting all required information across the department.

• Liaise with BFI Research & Statistics and Certification Units on inward investment production statistics collection and reporting obligations.

• Research and monitor potential US inward investment productions and other relevant information via trades, internet, etc.
Research & Policy

• Undertake internal research, ad-hoc and project-based, for department and industry stakeholders.

• Assist with the drafting of responses to government consultations and any relevant research.

• Prepare relevant briefing notes for internal and external meetings for department and external stakeholders e.g. board and Government.

Communications & Editorial

• Support the Film Promotion team to promote the BFC digitally by drafting and publishing news stories as well as overseeing the BFC’s social media accounts.

• Support the Film Promotion team with creating the BFC’s print and digital promotional materials and press releases. This will involve drafting copy, as well as proof-reading.

• Work with the Film Promotion team to support ongoing BFC promotional projects, e.g. online databases.

• Work with the Digital Development Co-ordinator to deliver ongoing maintenance of the BFC website.


• Provide administrative Support to the Senior Production Executive.

• Liaise with PA to the British Film Commission on preparation of BFC National Advisory Board and Business Sub-group agendas, papers and minutes.

• First point of contact for general enquiries.

• Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably be required.



• Good knowledge of film & TV production industry.

• Experience of undertaking high quality, accurate research.

• Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and team work.

• Attention to detail, analytical and organisational skills.

• Ability to prioritise and to perform to a high standard under pressure and working to tight deadlines.

• Project management and problem solving skills, including contingency planning, adaptability and resilience.

• Excellent administrative, IT skills and writing skills.

• Familiarity with statistical analysis desirable but not essential.



Place of work
The British Film Commission is the national division of Film London; its offices are in East London. Travel around London and to studios may 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.



For further details and an application form got to Please post completed forms to Personnel, Film London, The Tea Building, Suite 6.10, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ or email them to

Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

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 Chinese and other ethnic minority groups, and disabled people.