Job Description

Job Title:
Training and Development Manager
Main Purpose of the job:
To develop the Production Guild’s training and development
strategy and delivery in support of the continuing professional
development of the PG membership and new entrant training
for potential future PG members; and develop, manage and
evaluate the delivery of training, short courses and on-line
training provision.
Responsible to:
Chief Executive
In the region of £42,000 pro-rata, depending on experience
Full time Monday to Friday 9.30am to 6pm. However, a flexible
approach is required as some attendance will be required at
weekend and evening events and training delivery
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks, SL0 0NH, although
some UK travel is required.
Based at Pinewood Studios, the Production Guild of Great Britain represents the
professional interests of film and television drama industry production practitioners both
within the UK and overseas. Working alongside Creative Skillset, the Production Guild is one
of the leading film and television industry bodies to provide training courses and seminars to
industry. The Production Guild also works closely with a wide range of other industry bodies
and provides strong support to its membership of over 800, taking an active role in
negotiations for new industry legislation and agreements and keeping in regular contact with
production companies, broadcasters and major US studios regarding the professional
availability of its members.
Recent courses funded by Creative Skillet that The Production Guild has delivered:
Assistant Production Accountant Training Scheme (APATS)
Assistant Location Management Training Scheme
Assistant Coordinator Training
Production Management Training
Runner Basic Training
Amort and Pattern budgeting US TV Dramas (co-funded by British Film Commission)
To work with the PG Chief Executive, board and members to develop the PG’s
training and development strategy in support of the continuing professional
development of its members and new entrants training for potential future PG
members. The strategy to include short courses, PG member seminars and on-line
To manage the design, delivery and evaluation of training courses across the UK,
including managing freelance project managers and trainers and PG’s training and
development coordinator;
To develop and submit funding proposals to secure appropriate resources from
industry, public and private funders in furtherance and achievement of the PG’s
strategy in training and development;
To communicate and disseminate PG’s strategy with all key stakeholders nationally
and regionally including Creative Skillset, Creative England, British Film Commission,
Northern Ireland Screen, Wales Film Commission and Creative Scotland;
To assist the Marketing Manager in the communication and promotion of, and
recruitment onto the courses.
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and the Training and Development Manager will
be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives of
the organisation.
Experience and Personal Qualities
Understanding of the skills and development issues facing freelance professionals
engaged in feature film and TV Drama production
Experience of the design, delivery and evaluation of professional training and
development initiatives in the industry
Knowledge and understanding of developing and securing funding bids for training
and development initiatives in this industry
Understanding of and commitment to the development of individuals through a range
of training and development provision
Experience of assessing, reviewing and reporting on individual progress and
programme evaluation
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience in presentation,
training or coaching
High-level IT skills and experience, including Microsoft office suite, outlook, and
Excellent interpersonal skills and experienced in team work
Flexibility and a ‘can-do’ attitude
Attention to detail and organisational skills
Ability to prioritise and perform to a high standard under pressure and working to
Commitment to equal opportunities
A flexible approach to working hours, given that the post will involve travel within the
UK, eg to training centres or production attachments,
Prior experience or knowledge of feature film and TV drama production in the UK and
familiarity with the key producing and production accounting grades and their
necessary skill sets
Experience and knowledge of Creative Skillset’s funding pots and criteria
Track record in working with the industry, public and/or private stakeholders
Experience of working with a broad range of individuals from the inexperienced to
industry leaders and be aware of the sensitivities, tact and discretion such
relationships demand
Experience of a membership organisation
Experience of working in a small busy office
A clean and current driving license and own transport
Application process
Please send a current CV and cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience match
the requirements for the position, and what attributes you would bring to the role.
Email to
Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 9th January 2015.
For further information, call Alison Small, Chief Executive, The Production Guild, on 01753