Senior Inward Investment Manager
Film London is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced film and TV industry executive to head up Film London’s Filming & Locations team, championing and promoting London as a destination for film-making to potential film, TV and Animation clients, producers and partners across the UK and globally.
Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond.
We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture. Funded by the Mayor of London and the National Lottery through the BFI, we also receive support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset. Film London also has a national remit, the British Film Commission and co-owns with UKie Games London.
The Senior Inward Investment Manager’s role will be to sell and promote London to the international production industry, supporting and extending existing partnerships which ensure that London remains a highly competitive destination for global production. They will be a strong manager with an industry track record and excellent relationships across the UK production infrastructure as well as international production executives.
The Senior Inward Investment Manager will be working with industry and stakeholders including the British Film Commission to deliver a high volume of film, TV and Animation productions for London. They will be responsible for the day to day management of filming in the Capital and ensure that London maintains a reputation of film-friendliness and increases its levels of filming.
They will be responsible for the successful delivery of the London Filming Partnership, a network of over 200 partners and its membership club as well as the annual Taskforce documentation and other business analysis that may be required
In close collaboration with the Head of Inward Investment & Business Development they will consolidate existing and develop new business partnerships with the commercial industry and in-kind supporters.
The Senior Inward Investment Manager will report to the Head of Inward Investment & Business Development. Based at Film London’s offices, they will be managing a team of five staff and freelancers.
Attracting Investment & Providing a Customer Service
- Maintaining and building strong relationships with film, TV, animation and commercial producers to promote London as a destination for their productions attracting investment to London. This will include nurturing relationships with studio execs in the US and productions globally.
- Working with broadcasters and production companies in the UK to retain their productions in the capital and deliver maximum levels of investment for London.
- Promoting Film London’s Partnership agreement including nurturing relationship with key partners such as TfL and Met Police, delivering benefits to the Partnership as well as targeting organisations in London that are not currently perceived as being film friendly.
- Managing and developing the Executive Taskforce, prepare annual meetings and ensure that Film London’s continued delivery to the Taskforce and its projects.
- Successfully managing the filming in the capital working with producers, location managers, production companies, local London Boroughs and the filming coordinators on the planning and setting up of complex shoots and troubleshooting specific problems on behalf of film-makers, location owners and other affected parties.
- Ensuring Film London’s Code of Practice and other relevant Guidance is regularly updated and compliant with any new legislation that may affect filming in the capital.
Partnership Funding & Business Development
Working closely with the Head of Inward Investment & Business Development:
- Promoting Film London’s Executive Membership Club, recruiting new partners, secure commercial membership income and to offer incentives to the mutual benefit of everybody involved.
- Develop in close collaboration with the Head of Inward Investment & Business Development a portfolio of incentives for incoming productions to ensure that Film London can provide an attractive package of incentives to all types of productions in the city.
- Being proactive in contacting potential clients and developing new business opportunities as well as following up on leads, participating in familiarisation trips to continue attract and facilitate production to London. This will include international travel.
- Managing the Locations and Filming Partnership team and freelancers to successfully deliver production and the Filming Partnership across London.
- Ensuring that the filming team delivers successfully against key performance indicators and fulfils its obligations required by Film London’s funding agreements.
- Clear and effective communication and liaison across the team as well as communication across Film London departments including the British Film Commission and with filming teams across the UK.
- Strong team management skills.
Oversee departmental systems to collect and provide data that will evidence any production activity and monitor the delivery of the team’s work. This will include monitoring data for the Filming Partnership.
- Working closely with Film London’s Film Promotion & teams to assist the successful promotion of London as a destination for film-makers and businesses.
- Undertaking any additional duties as and when required by the Head of Inward Investment & Business Development.
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Experienced industry executive with a strong background in either film or TV production.
- Track record in business development.
- Strong leadership and management skills
- Experience and knowledge of the global production sector and competition
- Can-do and positive approach demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude gained within a commercial focused environment.
- In-depth knowledge of the industry and contacts with producers
- Experience of commercial, target-driven delivery of services.
- Excellent communication skills and proven success at building strong relationships and customer service.
- Good understanding and / or experience of filming in London.
- Inspirational team leader and proven manager, able to motivate and deliver results from sales focussed teams
- Previous experience of leading negotiations and brokering deals.
- Evidence of robust industry connections.
- Good knowledge of London and its key partners.
- Strong strategic operator with an ability to think laterally in order to deliver the desired outcome.
KEY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Place of work
Film London’s offices are at The Arts Building, Morris Place, London N4 3JG - Travel around London may be required. Costs for travel required by work will be reimbursed.
Hours and workload
Time off in lieu will be possible in respect of hours worked over the standard week of 40 hours (inclusive of lunch breaks). Time off in lieu will not be allowed to accrue across leave years. International travel and occasional work on weekends and / or evenings may be required.
All staff will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday in addition to public and bank holidays in each leave year (1 April to 31 March). Not more than 5 days unused holiday entitlement will be rolled into subsequent years unless at the express authorisation of the Board and no payment will be made for unused leave.
The termination of the post will be subject to 8 weeks notice on either side.
APPLYING FOR THE POST
Please send your CV and a brief statement, no longer than a 1000 words, that responds to the job specification and post to Film London, The Arts Building, Morris Place, London N4 3JG or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 31st October 2016, 5pm.
Interviews to be held on: Interviews to be held mid November.
It is the policy of Film London to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business, including its appointment of staff. We wish to ensure that Film London reflects the diversity of the communities in which it works. We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Chinese and other ethnic minority groups, and disabled people