Senior Bristol Film Manager (12 month contract)
37.5hrs/week (£42,683 – £45,591)
Closing date: Monday 6th July 2020

Are you passionate about championing Bristol’s film & TV industry? Do you have experience working in or with the film or TV industry, with an understanding of production practices, demands and personnel? Are you adept at leading busy, proactive teams and managing staff?

Bristol City Council is seeking a Senior Bristol Film Manager, to oversee delivery of the Council’s filming strategy in order to promote Bristol as an outstanding filming location to the Creative Industries, creating work for local crews, supply chains and partner businesses, thereby stimulating the local and regional economy.

The role will include management of The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office in order for Bristol to maintain a single complete and consistent offer for filming in the City. It will also include line management of the UNESCO City of Film Co-ordinator in order to ensure continued delivery of the Bristol UNESCO City of Film goals and strategic aims.

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Application process

Candidates should submit a covering letter with their CVs (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining:

  • why you would like to be considered for this role
  • what knowledge, experience & skills you bring to the role

The email address for submissions is: (Talent Manager, Bristol City Council). Deadline for submissions: Monday 6th July 2020

The interview will be a two stage process. Both stages will be held over Zoom; a site visit to the Studios in South Bristol can be arranged in advance for those invited to the second interview. The shortlisting and interview panel will include representatives from Bristol City Council as well as external stakeholders.

We are looking for candidates who have either recently left the film/TV industry or have a strong understanding of the industry.

Further details:

The role will sit within IR35 regulations.
Pay: equivalent to Bristol Grade 14 (£3,556 – £3,799 / month).
12 month temporary contract; standard working hours are 37.5hrs/week, Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Flexibility will be required according to the day-to-day requirements of the role.
The two week Christmas period (Monday 21st December – Friday 1st January) will be mandatory time off as it is anticipated that the site will be closed. 7 working days over that period will not be worked.

The panel are committed to promoting equal opportunities and to ensuring that the opportunity is representative of the people of Bristol. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We positively encourage applications from communities or groups under-represented in the governance of cultural organisations. If the role holder is disabled every effort will be made to supply aids, adaptations, equipment and support to allow them to carry out the role.

Working on productions that film here

It is not our role to employ crew. We cannot pass on CV’s to productions. If you’re interested in working on a production based here, we advise you to register your details via the free KAYS Bristol app which we’ve helped develop to boost employment for crew and facilities in the South West. Download from your app store by searching for ‘KAYS Bristol’ and sign in with your KAYS login details. If you’re not already registered, visit and ‘Register’ to create your account.

We also recommend you contact Bristol Film Office, Bath Film Office or Creative England and register your details with them.

Work experience

The Bottle Yard Studios offers work experience to students through Bristol WORKS as part of a week-long placement with Bristol Culture at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Part of the Bristol WORKS offer is the facilitation of work experience (WEX) placements for young people who attend WORKS schools. In addition, WORKS also facilitates placements for a wide range of individuals to ensure there is access to work experience within the City. WORKS is determined to provide this opportunity as a stepping stone for people to gain confidence and experience that may help them enter paid employment.

During the placement, WORKS can offer a variety of supported opportunities. These include:

  • interview and application advice;
  • a careers meeting and next-steps discussion;
  • an apprenticeships session with the Apprenticeships Manager where there is a platform to discuss live apprenticeship opportunities;
  • a real work challenge which can involve training on social media, writing a blog that may be published on the WORKS website, or a task that is directly related to the objectives of the team.
  • provision for participants to undertake relevant E-Learning, providing them with the opportunity to develop their skills and employability for free.

Bristol WORKS’ commitment to WEX means that anyone who completes a work experience placement at Bristol City Council, and then applies for an apprenticeship and meets the essential criteria, is guaranteed an interview.

As 2020 is the first year of the Studios teaming up with Bristol WORKS and Bristol Culture, we will be restricting applications to students attending Oasis John Williams and Bedminster Down Schools only. We hope to be able to offer a wider selection of WORKS schools from 2021 onwards.

If you’re interested in applying, please email and the team will send you an application form.