Head of Film Academy Programme (Maternity Cover)

Fixed Term Contract



£57,471 - £67,902 per annum

Date Added


Closing Date


About the company

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.

Job Description

Fixed Term Contract: Maternity cover until 30 November 2022

We are seeking a Head of Film Academy Programme to lead our Film Academy Programmes on a fixed term maternity cover basis.

The Film Academy aims to secure progression routes for those seeking film related skills and grow the pipeline of a diverse and inclusive workforce for the screen industry, including film, TV, animation and gaming.

The Head of Film Academy Programme plays an important role in devising the strategic direction of all BFI UK wide Film Academy programmes to ensure continual development and innovation within both our core and supplementary programme, including emerging international and commercial opportunities.

Key responsibilities include:

  • To implement and secure progression routes for those seeking film related skills through leading and managing BFI UK Lottery and other external investment in relevant programmes.
  • Growing the pipeline of a diverse and inclusive workforce for the industry, through internally devised and externally supported programmes and schedules.
  • Strengthening the relationships between education and industry and utilising the reach and scale of BFI funding and Creative sector partners.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Evidence of supporting young people to make career decisions.
  • Experience of working with and sound understanding of National Lottery or other similar funding processes and procedures.
  • Successful track-record in planning, budget (in excess of £1 million) and project management.
  • Ability to successfully initiate, develop and maintain partnerships, collegiate relationships and stakeholder engagement.
  • A persuasive communicator with an ability to write and present clearly and effectively with people at all levels.

How to Apply

The closing date for applications is 11:59pm on Monday 5 December 2022

An assessment day for this role consisting of two interviews will be held on Thursday 15 December 2022