Technician Manager

Contractual Hours: 0900 – 5.30 Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week. Weekend and evening work may be required.

About Brighton Film School

Brighton Film School offers fantastic facilities, dedicated TV and film industry lecturers and a central location in a filmmaker’s city.  We are an industry respected higher education institution providing a range of courses up to degree level. Courses cover all aspects of film making including working on short films, documentaries and music promo’s, to developing lighting, sound and camera techniques, as well as exploring editing and production roles.  

The courses are embedded with a strong conceptual and theoretical background in film production and the British Film and TV Industry. The courses are taught across a number of sites in Brighton by practicing film makers, artists, industry professionals and technicians and are validated by a range of Higher Educations partners.

Brighton Film School is dedicated to enabling students to progress from education into sustainable careers in the TV and Film Industry.  In 2019 we will launch a new BA (hons) in Film Production and the successful applicant will be responsible for building and growing this course and maintaining our existing strong partnership with the University of Brighton.

Brighton Film School has rapidly grown in the last five years in terms of student numbers and reputation and our new partnership with BIMM will continue to bring new and exciting opportunities for staff and students.

Person Specification

The post holder will be responsible for the management and day-to-day running of the technical support at Brighton Film School across multiple sites. Working alongside and managing the technicians to oversee the Film School kit rooms and associated equipment and support the staff and students in the use and access to the equipment, to ensure efficiency, security, and full compliance with health & safety requirements. Experience of establishing systems and processes, to ensure high levels of service would be an advantage. Line management or supervisory experience along with excellent communication, planning, organisational and time management abilities are essential.

Essential Criteria for Applicant

• Experience of team management/Supervision
• Excellent timekeeping
• Excellent communication Skills within a variety of audiences and contexts
• Good time management and prioritising skills
• Computer Literate
• Health and Safety Awareness, risk assessments and audit experience
• Understanding of IT (PC & Apple)
• Understanding and knowledge of film production equipment

Desirable Criteria

• Driving licence (or willingness to gain one)
• First aid at work qualification (or willingness to gain one)
• Fire Marshal training (or willingness to gain one)

Role Summary
• To ensure, along with the other Film School technical team, that technical support is available during the core school hours, between 08:00 and 18:15 each working day.
• To oversee the service and maintenance of a wide range of school audio visual, film, sound and multi-media equipment.
• To coordinate and provide an efficient set-up service providing audio-visual and multi-media equipment across school as requested to support curriculum.
• To assist with technician services and instruction to groups of learners in timetabled practical sessions.
• To lead in all aspects of health and safety of the school, including risk assessments, PAT testing and health and safety audits
• To ensure appropriate levels of support both technical and practical during events and promotional activities

Key Accountabilities
The post holder will be required to meet the listed accountabilities, these are indicative of the roles and responsibilities you will have. However, these may change in line with the needs of the school.

• To ensure that the school’s audio-visual, film, sound and multi-media equipment is maintained in a serviceable condition; including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT).
• To coordinate the set-up of equipment as required to meet the needs of delivered sessions.
• To provide training on the set-up of equipment for school staff and students.
• To oversee the creation and maintenance of an inventory of all equipment.
• To oversee maintenance of records for the booking and return of all equipment.
• To oversee and manage the maintenance of a central record of all risk assessments, health and safety audits, fire risk assessments and PAT records, for all sites.
• To ensure appropriate instruction is given to students in all aspects of use of equipment and software as required for planned sessions.
• Oversee the production of planned maintenance schedule for the school infrastructure and equipment and IT resources
• To coordinate minor works on school resources as required and/or facilitate repairs and maintenance from third parties
• Management of an effective process and system for the booking in and out of kit to student groups for all classes and shoots.

Role Context
All staff at Brighton Film School are expected to:

• Work within the context of the school’s core values, code of conduct, quality requirements and continuous improvement ethos.
• Undertake their duties in accordance with the School’s policy and procedures, particularly with respect to Human Resources policies and procedures, equality and diversity policies and procedures and the school’s Health and Safety at Work policies and procedures.
• Keep abreast of developments in their own area of expertise and undertake staff development opportunities where identified and approved, subject to funding.
• Abide by the school’s policy on the confidentiality of data stored electronically and by other means in line with the Data Protection Act.

Flexible working hours are required. Evening and weekend work may be required to fit in with student shoots at times of the year. This will be expected to be scheduled with the working hours of the week where possible.