Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire
Job Description: Co-ordinator
This is a
part-time post, 3-4 days / 23 - 30 hours a week,
£22-28K PA PRO RATA, subject to level of experience. Duties may be split between home and office and will involve some
travel to partner organisations.
Date for applications: 12 noon, 12th October 2022
for your interest in this post. More information regarding this
programme and position can be found below.
Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire programme (CoSE:Y)
The TV and
Film industries in Yorkshire are growing quickly, with an increasing number of
exciting (scripted and unscripted) productions in the pipeline and more
productions than ever coming to shoot in Yorkshire. The rapid growth has
highlighted some clear skills gaps within the current talent pool and the
purpose of this programme is to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of
industry-ready trainees in these key craft roles.
to this, in 2020 Screen Yorkshire partnered with ScreenSkills and National Film
and Television School Leeds to launch the UK’s first Centre of Screen
Excellence, an initiative which delivers specialist craft and technical
training in areas where there are specific skills shortages. In 2023, Screen
Yorkshire will lead delivery of the fourth year of CoSE:Y in partnership with
ScreenSkills and industry tutors.
six courses lined up for 2023 which include:
- Hair and Make-up
- My First Factual Job
- Production Assistant (Production
- Lighting Technician
- Art Direction & Props
Trainees on all courses will attend a
joint boot camp, offering a detailed overview of the TV & Film industries
and how best to secure a foothold in them. They may be offered placements
within relevant production companies subject to the trainee’s performance and
Given the under-representation of
those from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds in the TV and Film industries,
this programme has several related targets to achieve.
About Screen Yorkshire
Our vision is to build a world-class centre for the screen industries in
Yorkshire. With an international outlook, we will invest in productions, develop talent to create a skilled workforce, build best-in-class studios and foster
Yorkshire’s reputation as an outstanding location for creatives. Since its establishment
in 2002 as part of the network of Regional Screen Agencies, Screen Yorkshire
has transformed itself into a specialist in commercial content investment. In
this capacity it has been responsible for bringing over 50 productions to Yorkshire - including TV dramas such as All Creatures Great and Small and Ackley
Bridge and feature films like Official Secrets and Ali and Ava.
Screen Yorkshire’s work
has helped transform the production landscape so much that between 2009-2015
Yorkshire & Humber’s screen industries grew faster than anywhere else in
the UK, outstripping growth in every other part of England. Having
a workforce with the right skills is vital to sustaining regional film &
TV production levels,
which is why developing talent to foster a skilled workforce is a central
pillar of Screen Yorkshire’s growth strategy.
national level we work together with the BFI and ScreenSkills. Regionally,
Screen Yorkshire partners with key universities and colleges to devise new ways
to upskill local crews and to train the workforce of the future. Our training
programmes always involve the industry studios, production companies and local
training providers. Our programmes workforce reflects new people new skills and
Contract Term: 3-4
days/23-30 hours a week, flexible, 11-month contract
pro rata, subject to level of experience
Based at: Screen
Yorkshire, Studio 30, 46 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7EY. The role will include travel
within the broader West Yorkshire area.
Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire
YOUR CV AND COVERING LETTER TO
This is a flagship
training programme, designed to address key skills gaps primarily in Yorkshire,
but also across the UK. We are looking for an individual with experience of, or
interest in the region’s Film & TV industries to assist in the development
and delivery of this important programme.
The Co-ordinator will help
the CoSE:Y Manager in driving the activities and liaising with the trainees
taking part in the programme. You should be versatile and adaptable, with the
ability to work on your own when supporting the programme activity.
ambition is to engage and support under-represented individuals and communities
to increase their employment opportunities within the film and television
production sector, so a demonstration of strong commitment to inclusivity and
experience with reaching out to communities is essential.
We want to make sure our
workforce is diverse and representative of the communities we work with and
particularly encourage applications from those who are under-represented within
the screen industries.
- Assist the Manager in
delivering and evaluating the vocational craft courses within the Centre of
Screen Excellence: Yorkshire programme. This includes screen industry training,
career support and placements/internships when appropriate.
- Liaise with tutors
and trainees as directed by the CoSE:Y Manager to ensure the successful
delivery of all aspects of the training programme, including supporting the
recruitment of participants from a range of backgrounds.
- Help to deliver activities
within time, cost and quality parameters.
- Assist Screen Yorkshire’s
Communications Manager in the promotion, marketing and recruitment onto the
- Assist the CoSE:Y Manager
in a variety of roles, including setting up systems, processes and databases,
arranging meetings, tracking and gathering programme data to help generate
monitoring and evaluation reports and monitoring key aspects of the programme.
- Act as the first point of
contact for enquiries.
Person Specification -
- Excellent oral and written
communication skills, interpersonal or “people” skills and experience of
working in a team.
- Flexibility and a positive
- Excellent attention to
detail and organisational skills.
- Practical IT skills
including an understanding of databases
- Ability to prioritise and
perform to a high standard under pressure and working to deadlines.
- Commitment to supporting
the career development of individuals
- A flexible approach to
Person Specification –
- Experience or knowledge of
delivering training, placement or internship programmes.
- A commitment to delivering
quality programmes for people from less underrepresented and/or disadvantaged