Training & Talent Development Manager



Salary: £35,000 pa (c. £26,250 pa pro-rata), depending on experience and location

BIFA is recruiting a part time Training and Talent Development Manager to lead development and delivery of BIFA’s industry training programmes.

They will deliver Springboard, BIFA’s year long programme of training and support to first time writers, directors and breakthrough producers who have been longlisted by the Awards, BIFA’s pioneering unconscious bias training for voters and the wider screen industries, and will also lead development of new training offerings in response to changing industry needs.

We are looking for someone who has experience in developing and nurturing creative talent, especially from under-represented groups.

BIFA is at the heart of the UK independent film industry and this role will support the emerging talent BIFA recognises and the industry more widely.

Start Date: c.21 June

Hours: Part time (75% of full time)

Key responsibilities
  • Lead relationship with funders (ScreenSkills), prepare applications, manage and deliver funding budget and quarterly reports and evaluations
  • Lead relationships with industry partners and sponsors, cultivate new partnerships
  • Stay aware of industry news and trends and emerging training needs
  • Outreach and support to under-represented groups within the industry
  • Track and attend industry events and training support seminars
  • Oversee BIFA socials and external comms (related to training) in collaboration with the BIFA team


  • Identify core training needs from participants via ongoing direct conversation, market research and general industry awareness
  • Work with delivery partners to create bespoke sessions responding to identified needs, including: session outlines; booking speakers; preparing session materials including speaker bios, handouts and top tip sheets; production (or overseeing production of) post-session documents, video archive, transcripts

Unconscious Bias Training:

  • Lead relationship with facilitators (Challenge Consultancy) including booking of sessions, feeding back on session requirements, participant details etc
  • Manage Eventbrite booking system, including scheduling the events, putting on sale and managing the tickets
  • Book and tailor bespoke industry sessions
Key skills
  • Communication: Liaising with the filmmakers about their ongoing requirements and concerns, discussing logistics with speakers, reporting to funders and partners are all a key part of this role. The trust that is developed with the filmmakers is a big part of the engagement and ongoing success for Springboard in particular.
  • Facilitation: for Springboard in particular, the Training manager will be expected to facilitate sessions for the participants. This will range from drop-in coffee mornings, watch parties and more formal discussion sessions. The ability to facilitate these sessions in a respectful and safe space where filmmakers can come together to share ideas, thoughts, ideas, projects and also problems is a must.
  • Outreach: we’re particularly keen to make sure we’re supporting those who are currently under-represented by the industry so someone with experience in outreach or working with under-represented groups would be ideal
  • Talent development: listening to and delivering training and support bespoke to the needs of the filmmakers on Springboard is vital. Previous talent development or training experience is required/would be beneficial
  • Industry knowledge: experience and knowledge of the UK film industry is needed, as is an awareness of issues facing the industry e.g. diversity and inclusion, accessibility
To apply

For full details and to apply, please visit the BIFA website.

Interviews will be held 10-14 May.

The closing date for this position is 07/05/2021 at 23:59

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