The BFI Network Talent Executive will discover and support early-career filmmakers, writers, directors, and producers in the North of England.
The Talent Executive will sit within Film Hub North’s team, working alongside another Talent Executive and reporting to the Head of Film Hub North. The Northern Talent Executives will work in close collaboration, with guidance and support from the UK-wide BFI Network programme leads, to ensure a joined-up and comprehensive approach to talent development in the region.
The role will include supporting filmmakers to access funding; providing editorial expertise on funded projects; supporting filmmakers’ professional development, including progress from short films towards features; and promoting opportunities available through BFI Network and beyond. The Talent Executive will support those working across different creative disciplines, helping them to develop their storytelling abilities in film.
The Talent Executive will place inclusivity at the core of their talent development work, ensuring that the widest range of people are aware of, and can access, the funding and opportunities available, and that the regional offer responds to local needs.
This role is focused on developing filmmaking talent across the North of England, and will preferably be based in the North East. While the Hub has offices in Newcastle, as well as Sheffield and Manchester, some remote working is expected, and team meetings will take place at various locations across the North. An ability to travel is required.
This is an exciting time to join Film Hub North as they enter a new 3-year activity plan; building on excellence with scope to develop talent opportunities and support the sector through a range of initiatives aligned with the BFI’s Screen33 strategy.
About the role
Job title: BFI Network Talent Executive, Film Hub North
Salary: £36,000 per annum
Location: Applicants should be based in the North of England, preferably in the North East. Hybrid / remote working is available, with office bases in Newcastle, as well as Manchester and Sheffield
Employer: HOME, Manchester
Reports to: Head of Film Hub North
Responsible for: You will have no formal line management responsibility. However, you will be expected to work in a structure that relies on collaboration, flexibility, and the ability to operate as part of a team based in different geographical locations. You will also be responsible for co-assigning tasks to the BFI Network Events and Outreach Officer
Key relationships: Film Hub North team, Showroom Workstation, HOME, BFI Network colleagues
Contract terms: Fixed term contract until 31st Mar 2026
Hours: 37.5 hours per week (includes flexible working some evenings and weekends)
Preferred start date: w/c 3 Jul 2023
Accessibility: HOME strives to be an equality of opportunity employer. Please contact us if you have access requirements in order to apply for this opportunity
How to apply
Download the BFI Network Talent Executive job pack and the HOME application form.
Please complete the application form and tell us how you meet the Person Specification for this role.
You also have the option to submit a short video (up to 5 minutes) instead of a written response to application question 7 – this is where you outline how you are suited to the role. Please make sure you cover how you meet the person specification in the video.
Application forms should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You’ll also need to complete the HOME equal opportunities form online.
Unfortunately, due to the high response rates of previously advertised roles, we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application.
HOME strives to be an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. If you have access needs and require additional support in order to apply, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in this post.
Closing date: Wed 7 Jun 2023, 10am.
Interviews will take place week commencing 12 Jun 2023 via Zoom. Candidates invited to interview will be sent a list of questions in advance.
If you would like to discuss this role in advance of applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org