The production of Film and Television in the UK is growing at an unprecedented rate resulting in the need for a significant expansion of the workforce to meet demand in every key production hub whilst ensuring that this expanding workforce is inclusive.

The ScreenSkills Training and Workforce Liaison Manager will be responsible for building relationships with production companies, locally based broadcasters and freelancers, training providers and critical education providers, and key industry and public agency contacts across Northern Ireland. The key purpose of the role is to ensure ScreenSkills training and skills support is understood and utilised locally and to positively support and work collaboratively to support the expansion, growth, and inclusive makeup of the workforce in the future.

The role will lead on strengthening and overseeing the successful delivery of local partnership skills activities as well as working to ensure placements and wider TV skills training being delivered in Northern Ireland by ScreenSkills are running effectively. The role will act as a first point of call for individuals working on ScreenSkills placements at trainee and advanced level roles supported by ScreenSkills in TV and film productions in Northern Ireland.

The role will work closely with the Senior HETV Training Liaison Manager, the Head of Unscripted and Children’s TV and the CPD Lead in Film and Animation with accountabilities to explore and secure new collaborative partnership opportunities in Northern Ireland whilst nurturing and maintaining established relationships to ensure that our training in the Nations is meeting the local industry need.

The role will work in collaboration with the wider ScreenSkills teams to ensure a joined up collaborative approach to support the industry.

This is a remote working role based in Northern Ireland with occasional requirements to attend meetings in London or other parts of the UK.

Key responsibilities:

  • Proactively work as an advocate to ensure that the skills programmes and support ScreenSkills delivers is widely understood and utilised by the Northern Ireland based screen workforce and productions filming in Northern Ireland.
  • In coordination with the HETV Senior HETV Training Manager secure, oversee and ensure successful delivery of the HETV annual match funded partnership programme of localised screen skills support working with relevant local partners including Northern Ireland Screen and local Broadcasters.
  • Build and develop a proactive relationship with BBC Northern Ireland to explore any potential partnership activities to support further development and growth of the workforce in relation to their commissions and development activities.
  • Strengthen and build new relationships with training providers, critical education providers local screen industry companies and other key contacts across Northern Ireland to ensure ScreenSkills skills offer is understood and utilised.
  • Support the ScreenSkills Vocational Skills and Careers team, to build relationships with universities, colleges, and schools in Northern Ireland to strengthen pipeline of relevant skills for local industry. Highlight to the careers and vocational skills team career education events they may want to explore attending and supporting.
  • Support the HETV Senior HETV Training Manager with the annual tendering process for HETV funded training and liaise with UK wider trainers to ensure successful delivery.
  • In coordination with the wider HETV team, organise and oversee annual industry round tables in Northern Ireland with local industry and in partnership with local Broadcasters and public agencies to ensure that local industry understand the work of ScreenSkills and how it can support them and feedback on local workforce challenges.
  • Support the wider HETV, Film, Children’s TV and Unscripted TV teams to promote opportunities for training on new and established skills programmes to ensure Northern Irish based new entrants and local crew are benefitting from the programmes.
  • Support the Trainee Finder, Make a Move and Leaders of Tomorrow programme leads to deliver outreach in Northern Ireland, including visiting trainees and individuals being supported on the programmes during production placements and monitor their progress, reporting back to the programme leads.
  • Provide the Senior HETV Training Liaison Manager, Head of Unscripted and Children’s TV and CPD Lead in Film and Animation and the wider teams with regular updates and reports when required on progress on Screenskills delivery and updates on new and existing local training providers and key contacts in Northern Ireland.
  • Attend local screen related events and meetings and organise and oversee local networking events for the Screenskills HETV, Film and TV teams when required.
  • Proactively use social media in coordination with the ScreenSkills Marcoms team to ensure activities and successes are promoted effectively and regularly. Highlight further local promotional opportunities to the Marcoms team to further provide exposure for ScreenSkills locally.


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