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Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire - Co-ordinator
Screen Yorkshire

Opportunity closes: 12th Oct 2022
Type: Part-Time Job
Based: Yorkshire and the Humber
Salary: £22,000.00 to £28,000.00

Website: screenyorkshire.co.uk
Instagram: @screen_yorkshire

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.

Closing Date for applications: 12 noon, 12th October 2022

Thank you for your interest in this post. More information regarding this programme and position can be found below.

About the 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.

In response 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.

There are six courses lined up for 2023 which include:

  • Costume
  • Hair and Make-up
  • My First Factual Job
  • Production Assistant (Production Department).
  • 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 availability.

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.

At a 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 new voices.

Job Specification

Contract Term: 3-4 days/23-30 hours a week, flexible, 11-month contract

Salary: £22,000- £28,000 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.

Responsible to:Manager, Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire

Application deadline:12th October 2022


[email protected]

The Co-ordinator role

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.

Our 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.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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 programme.
  • 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 - Essential

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal or “people” skills and experience of working in a team.
  • Flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • 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 working hours.

Person Specification – Desirable

  • Experience or knowledge of delivering training, placement or internship programmes.
  • A commitment to delivering quality programmes for people from less underrepresented and/or disadvantaged backgrounds.

How To Apply

To apply, visit Jobs — Screen Yorkshire, read the job brief, then send your CV and covering letter to [email protected]

We anticipate that interviews will be held in Leeds on 19th October 2022

Regrettably, we are unable to respond to every individual applicant, so if you have not been contacted by this date, please assume you have not been successful.

If you have questions about this role, which are not covered in the following brief, please email Screen Yorkshire’s CoSE:Y Manager, Karen Roch: [email protected]