Admin Assistant

Grierson Trust

UK-based, flexible location

Salary: £9,120 - £10,080 part time (£19,000 – £21,000 pro rata )

The Grierson Trust is seeking to expand its small team and hire an Administrative Assistant to support with the Grierson Awards and Grierson DocLab training programmes.

About The Grierson Trust

The Grierson Trust celebrates the best of documentary and factual filmmaking from Britain and around the world. Each year, Grierson: the British Documentary Awards – more fondly known as the Griersons or Grierson Awards – shine a spotlight on the best documentaries of the year across an array of genres. The Trust also nurtures factual TV talent via the Grierson DocLab training and mentoring schemes, helping to sustain and diversify the documentary workforce in the UK.

The core Grierson DocLab scheme has been running since 2012 and seeks to help UK-based new entrants aged 18-25 in taking their first steps into the factual television industry. Since 2020, the scheme has been supported by Netflix, who also back two new schemes which launched in 2021. Grierson DocLab In Focus: Editing and Grierson DocLab In Focus: Production Management are for those aged 18+ who wish to pursue offline editing (also known as craft editing), and production management in factual TV and documentaries. The training schemes are run with the support of award-winning UK production companies, the major broadcasters and streamers, as well as high profile documentary talent.

The Trust is a registered charity and was founded in 1972 to commemorate the pioneering Scottish documentary maker John Grierson, widely regarded as the father of documentary.

About the role
  • Part-time permanent role: 18 hrs a week, flexible and changeable days and times.
  • Location: UK-based flexible location, remote working from own home or space with
    some travel (likely to Birmingham and London) when needed.
  • Salary range: £19,000 – £21,000 pro rata, dependent on experience.
  • Holiday entitlement: 12 days per year.

The Grierson Trust is seeking to expand its small team and hire an Administrative Assistant to support with the Grierson Awards and Grierson DocLab training programmes, as well as general operations across the organisation. The Trust is looking for a highly organised, proactive self-starter who is passionate about documentaries and has the drive to support talent in the industry. The role will report to the Director of Training Programmes but will provide support across the organisation.

This is a part-time role, with a three-month probation period, but there may be opportunities to grow alongside the organisation in the future. The role is remote, though some UK travel will be required for events and meetings.

The Grierson Trust is committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from BAME backgrounds; people with a disability; people from the LGBTQ+ community; and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds. You can read our Diversity Statement on The Grierson Trust website.

To apply

Please read the full job description here:

To apply, complete this online form, and have your CV in a pdf format, plus two references’ contact details and your covering letter ready.

Those invited to interview will be notified by Friday, 17 September and interviews will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, 22 September with a view to the role commencing as soon as possible thereafter.

If you need any of the above information in a more accessible format, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email or call +44 (0)1733 891 878.

The closing date for this position is 10/09/2021 at 17:00

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