HEAD OF INDUSTRY & CAREERS (FILM / TV)

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£Competitive + Excellent Benefits – Greater Manchester, M1

A Head of Industry & Careers, who has both knowledge and experience of the contemporary Film, Screen & TV industry, is needed to join an education establishment that trains the next generation of creatives, technicians, and production professionals. Expect an exciting hands on role, contributing to the successful establishment of their newly created college in Manchester.
This is a part time role: 15 hours per week to be worked between 9.00am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. Work pattern is likely to be 2 days per week, with an element of flexibility to work evenings / weekends as required.
Our client is recognised and supported by industry partners and their courses are delivered by a team of industry professionals who are keen to share their knowledge and experience. The creative outcomes of their students include producing festival winning short films, music promos and documentaries. The successful Head of Industry & Careers candidate, will understand the ethos and spirit of the institute and have the confidence and personality to maintain and build relationships with existing external partners and with new industry contacts in the North West. An awareness of and connections within the Film Industry is therefore essential. 
Although in part an outward facing and ambassadorial role, the Head of Industry & Careers role also entails regular liaison with all members of the team to ensure the smooth running of all external and internal events including Masterclasses, Networking Events and Screenings. You need to be a team player who can work closely with staff at all levels within the organisation and be supportive and proactive in enabling students to make the most of external opportunities that arise. You will also be required to deliver a set number of career development tutorials each week and – if appropriate – may teach on their Diploma and Degree programmes. 
To qualify… You could be a Head of Industry & Careers / a specialist in the contemporary Film, Screen & TV industry; Industry Networking Manager / Creative Arts Education Manager, we don’t mind as long as your CV demonstrates: 
  • Industry experience with a high level of professional skills in your specialist field.
  • Connections to a variety of high calibre Film/TV/Commercial/Promo industry professionals.
  • You are highly organised and able to prioritise effectively to meet set deadlines.
  • Event management experience.
  • A degree and teaching qualification, or a willingness to work towards.
  • Proven experience of managing people (either within a work, teaching or project context).
  • You are a confident public speaker with strong communication skills – verbal and written.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships both internally and externally.
  • The ability to work with and achieve set targets.
  • An ability to effectively manage a varied workload.
  • Experience of budgetary management.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) .
  • Able to work effectively in a standalone capacity or as part of a team.
This is an excellent opportunity for a Head of Industry & Careers with a strong work ethic, looking to work for a leading institution offering career progression and a great working environment.