Film Team Co-ordinator
Country / Territory
Job Category
Administration, PA & Secretarial
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Job Title : Film Team Coordinator Location : London, UK. Contract Type : FTC (1 year) Pay : £19,564 - £24,271 + £3,300 London Allowance (Benefits include excellent pension scheme and 32 days annual leave) Closing date : Monday 13th August 2018, 23:59 UK Time. Requirements : Applicants must have the right to work in the UK

Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters to: International Quarter, Stratford, London E20.



About us

The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security. The programmes we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society. 

Through our work in Arts we find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other to develop stronger creative sectors around the world. Our expert team in the UK and around the world works to five broad aims: to share UK arts with the world; to foster collaborations and networks; to build capacity in creative sectors; to foster social change; and to support the shaping of policy and research. This cultural exchange helps create modern and vibrant creative sectors, building connections, trust and opportunity. It can also help to bring together divided communities and people affected by conflict. Our global Arts programmes include cultural seasons and festivals in countries around the world, supporting skills building and entrepreneurship, touring exhibitions of the UK’s leading artists and designers, film festivals, book fairs, and dance, music and theatre performances and exchanges.

The Team

In the Film team we use our connections and understanding of the UK contemporary film and media sector to advise and support our international colleagues on working with film within cultural relations programmes and provide a link to the UK. Together we develop projects to encourage showcasing, collaboration and professional exchange. We work in partnership with filmmakers and other film professionals to build relationships between the filmmaking, film sales, exhibition, and film education communities in the UK and around the world. 

The Opportunity

We have an excellent opportunity for a Film Team Coordinator to administer resources, processes and systems which underpin the smooth running and ensure satisfactory delivery of the film team’s work.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following essential knowledge & experience:


  • Experience of office administration for example organising travel, finance, events and diary management.
  • Knowledge of and interest in contemporary British film. 

Some of the main opportunities/challenges include:   (Please see Role Profile for full details of the duties) 


  • Ensuring projects run smoothly and to plan, working alongside programme managers to achieve this
  • Managing competing demands on time and resources
  • Proactive management of purchase order and invoice processing within a large corporate system.
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of contacts and activity to support film programming and evaluation
  • Maintaining good relationships across art form groups and business support teams (especially finance, IT and facilities)
  • Providing a knowledgeable and approachable first point of contact to the Film team
  • Ensuring appropriate systems are in place to support Film team administration.


For further information please see the documents below:

Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf
BC Core Skills.pdf

The closing date is Monday 13th August at 23:59 UK time and we are looking to schedule the interviews for 28th, 29th & 30th August.


Equality Statement:


Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.