Vacancy: Production Support Officer at British Film Commission

Salary: £26,000-30,000
Contract: Full Time
Responsible to: Senior Production Exceutive

JOB DETAILS

Based at Film London, the British Film Commission (BFC) is funded by the BFI and UKTI to maximise feature film and television inward investment in the UK.

The BFC leads on encouraging 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 Officer will be a key member of the BFC team providing support for all areas of work.  They will report to the Senior Production Executive.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Liaison with UK Production Infrastructure

Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with studios, facilities and crew across the UK; Regional and National agencies; and other industry stakeholders. This will include developing new relationships with the production infrastructure outside London and the South East.
Organise and attend regular film and TV tracking meetings to feed into active film/TV projects intelligence. Ensure that all information collected is recorded by the Research Information Administrator.
Work with all industry partners, stakeholders and the LA team to ensure that the BFC has comprehensive intelligence on all active film and TV projects, including info on studios, facilities, key crew, key dates and other relevant data.

Production Support:

Facilitate relevant production support and troubleshooting where required for inward investment features and high-end TV as directed by Senior Production Executive.
Assist in management of key film and TV-related production, industry and legislative issues and enquiries.
Assist with the liaison with government departments on production/industry specific enquiries as directed by the Senior Production Executive.
Co-ordinate introductions and agent, facility, producer, key crew and talent meetings for visiting international film/TV studio/production company clients.

General

Attend key networking events to expand BFC contact list and raise profile and awareness of BFC, UK’s film/TV production industry and creative sector tax reliefs.
Liaise on a regular basis with the US office on potential film/TV projects.
Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL QUALITIES

Experience in a production environment
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UK and US film production industries.
Good knowledge of Creative Sector Tax Reliefs for film and high-end TV.
Good knowledge of the UK film production infrastructure.
Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
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

Film London’s offices are at Suite 6.10, The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ. Travel around London 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.

Holidays

All staff will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday pa pro rata 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.

Notice

The termination of the post will be subject to one calendar months notice on either side.

Probationary Period

The first three months will be a probationary period.

APPLYING FOR THE POST

For further details and an application form got to www.filmlondon.org.uk/vacancies. 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 jobs@filmlondon.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2014, 12 noon

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.