Head of Business and Operations



Salary: £55,398 to £64,803 per annum

The BFI Festivals Team run two busy and highly successful international film festivals, BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival, which together reach audiences of nearly 250,000 and deliver key services to the film industry.

Following a hugely successful 2018 and with a newly appointed Festival Director, we are seeking a Head of Business and Operations who will play a key role in supporting the growth and delivery of these Festivals. This is a three year, fixed term position.

This is a hugely exciting time to join the Festivals team and the Head of Business and Operations will work alongside the Festival Director on the continued development of the BFI London Film Festival as a world class global event for the film and creative industries. This role will be responsible for growing and developing funding and commercial opportunities and new partnerships for BFI Festivals. They will be responsible for business modelling and forecasting as well as ultimately overseeing the Festivals’ Operations including managing external venue relationships and the teams who deliver the Festivals’ production infrastructure and industry operations.

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in a key business post within festivals, exhibition and/or distribution or a related field and will have demonstrated good financial and business leadership, with effective cost control while delivering great results. They will have a thorough understanding of the key issues facing the film industry and significant relationships within it. They will also have relevant experience overseeing large scale operations.

Based in Central London, this role will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

For further details about the post, click here.

The closing date for this position is 04/12/2018 at 23:59

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