Skills Coordinator

British Film Institute


Salary: £31,293 - £36,774 per annum

The BFI are seeking an experienced Skills Coordinator to support them in the coordination of the BFI’s new Skills Funding Programmes.

Fixed Term Contract: until 31 March 2026

The Skills Funds seek to support a greater diversity of talent across the UK to pursue and progress careers across the screen sector, with a focus on below-the-line production crew.

Through the BFI’s newly created Skills Clusters, local level training interventions, networking opportunities, and career support initiatives will develop and connect local level talent with productions on their doorstep, helping to build local skills bases and a more representative workforce.

Over the next spending period (2023-2026) the BFI’s Skills Funding Programmes will also seek to support the sector to improve approaches to recruitment and people management practices to promote a fair, transparent, and inclusive sector.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Funding programme coordination: overseeing the administration and day to day coordination delivery of the BFI’s Skills Funding Programmes and associated grant management requirements, liaising closely with the BFI’s Operations, Partners and Projects (OPPs) Team colleagues.
  • Stakeholder liaison: coordinating Advisory and Stakeholder groups to enable relevant industry experts to provide support, advice and advocacy and foster broader industry engagement with the Fund’s activities and BFI’s wider Skills work.
  • Administrative support: providing succinct activity updates to the Head of Skills to inform reports to DCMS, BFI Directorate and Executive Committees as required and supporting the Head of Skills with general diary management, booking travel to and from meetings and wider meeting set up/management.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Demonstrable experience of using databases and/or grant management systems.
  • Proven experience of effective and supportive team working in a busy environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating programme activities and managing concurrent work streams.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders effectively, regardless of seniority.

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

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.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

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.


Please apply via our jobs portal.

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Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be found on our website.

First interviews will be held on Tuesday 18 July 2023

Second round interviews will be held on Thursday 27 July 2023

The closing date for this position is 05/07/2023 at 23:59

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