Festival Accessibility Coordinator

British Film Institute


Salary: £27,498 per annum

We are seeking an Accessibility Coordinator to join our Festivals team for the 67th BFI London Film Festival.

The BFI London Film Festival is the UK’s largest and longest-running film festival and one of the core cultural activities of the BFI.

You will be the key advocate for all access requirements across our Festival activities, offering support, guidance, knowledge and experience to ensure the festival is as accessible as possible for all.

Fixed Term Contract: 31 July 2023 until 20 October 2023

Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee delivery of the Festival’s in venue accessible screenings and events, in close collaboration with the Festivals Production & Events Manager
  • Liaise with festival guests and delegates regarding their access needs and working with each department to assist in booking any equipment required and arranging access support where needed.
  • Act as the first point of contact for access-related enquiries from all departments, including external queries
  • Working closely with the Festivals Production & Events Manager and the BFI’s Disability Equality Lead to implement best-practices into the festival and provide recommendations for future editions.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Experience of working in a film festival or similar high-volume cultural events environment or arts organisation in a similar role
  • An active knowledge of current best practice around access provision.
    A proactive and customer focused approach delivered within a best practice framework
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels
  • This role will suit somebody that is passionate about making sure events are fully accessible for all.

A full list of responsibilities and minimum requirements can be found in the job description on our website.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.


Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/job-opportunities.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13 June 2023

The closing date for this position is 30/05/2023 at 23:59

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