Film Team Coordinator
Country / Territory
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Region: UK Country: England Department: Arts Job Category: Full Time, FTC for 12 months Location: London Pay Band: 6 (£19,370 - £23,795)
The Organisation

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.

The Arts

Our UK Arts team works with the British Council’s global network of offices to achieve significant impact and change by finding new ways of connecting and seeing each other through the arts. Our team in the UK has three main groupings: We have six art form teams; three cross-disciplinary teams; and three country-specific teams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our aim is to see stronger creative sectors across the world that are better connected with the UK.

We believe arts and culture are vital to prosperous, secure societies, and that offering international cultural connections and experiences strengthens their resilience. We are uniquely able to make a difference thanks to our extensive and diverse networks in the UK and internationally, enabling us to respond to the individual context of each place we work in. 

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.
Equality Comment & Equality of Opportunity (UK)

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.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks. 

For further information please see the documents below:

Role profile

British Council behaviours

  • Generous pension
  • 32 days annual leave
  • Flexible working policy
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan 

The closing date is Sunday 21st May 2017 at 23:59 UK time and we are looking to schedule the interviews for 6th June.