Thanks to our crowdfunder, Raising Films is embarking on a new phase in its existence. After three years of work as a volunteer-led organisation, with the support of a part-time project manager, we are now seeking to build on our work in individual support and training, championing parent & carer access and unconscious bias issues at employer/influencer level and continuing to build on our body of research and recommendations to make a fairer industry for all.
As an organisation focused on driving equality and inclusion, we are particularly keen to consider applicants from communities that have been systemically marginalised within the arts and media industries. We support remote and flexible working.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL APPLICANTS.
1. PROJECT MANAGER (50 days per annum, £150 per day) – Job Share
With a part-time Project Manager already in place, we are looking for another Project Manager to job share this as an expanded role which encompasses the previously established tasks, whilst also taking responsibility for a lot of the work done by the founders until now.
The ideal candidate is a confident self-starter, an efficient event organiser, deadline driven and with strong people skills. Experience in remote-working is recommended and fluency in a remote-working software programme (such as Slack) is desirable.
Since this role requires meetings and presentations with partner organisations, many of which are in London, we are looking for someone London-based.
The schedule of activities Raising Films runs ebbs and flows over the year, and as such there may be some weeks where there is more work than others. Thus the ability to work flexibly is desirable.
This role will report to the founders, but will be trained and managed initially by the prior Project Manager. There is a probationary period of 3 months.
We are excited to have someone join the team who can fulfil the organisation’s needs but also might have ambition to develop the role and help shape the future of the organisation.
- Management and governance of the Community Interest Company including all statutory and financial reporting
- Manage annual strategic planning and forecasting
- Liaise with founders and Advisory Board, with formal quarterly updates
- Manage UK delivery team to meet the organisational objectives for: training & development, community & outreach, research & advocacy, communications & PR
- Secure additional public and private funding as necessary to facilitate projects
- Develop new project ideas where needed and pitching them to funders / partners
- Manage communication with existing international branches of Raising Films and support new branches
- With the communications manager and founders, build the Raising Films contacts database, ensuring full compliance with GDPR regulations and managing sub lists in Airtable and Mailchimp, for speakers, coaches, mentors, event childcare providers and venues for all RF activities
- Manage HR & IT for the UK organisation
- Represent Raising Films as needed at key stakeholder and partner meetings to advance the conversation and the practical implementation of the diversity and inclusion checklists in the Raising Films industry report
- Work with partners to help secure public and private funding needed to deliver Raising Films activities and training programmes
- With the communications manager and founders, contribute to the writing and copy-editing of internal and external documents, for example grant applications, reports, handbooks, press releases, publicity; with the communications manager, take responsibility for delivering external documents to printers, as needed
- Deliver funded activities, securing additional expert resource as needed
- Plan, track and report on budgets and outcomes for all activities and programmes
- Handle all incoming requests for individual support by signposting the appropriate parts of the website, as well as referring to other team members as needed
Upcoming projects under consideration:
- Develop the Cinema Circle idea of reciprocal babysitting with a further research, potential partners and a full launch
- Design and implement a new survey into the role of carers in the Film & TV industries, with academic partners
- Research and design Writing Residencies, with the founders, and secure funding and venues for these
- Develop concepts for other future activities, including training and mentoring offerings, and secure funding for these
2. WEB EDITOR/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (50 days per annum, £150 per day)
Raising Films is proud of our online presence and website, and aware that much of our community engages with the work we do, and each other, via the website and social media. As such, we are looking for someone to take on a new role of Communications Manager, which will include editing the website and online community building.
The ideal candidate will be someone with real technical expertise, strong social media experience and excellent writing skills. We are looking for someone who has new ideas of how to connect with and grow our community, and who can continue producing content (with the founders and other writers) for the site that is relevant to the RF community. Experience with handling press is also useful.
This role will be presenting the public interface of the organisation, and as such we hope they will already have or be able to quickly develop an understanding of the community – both the needs of the individuals, and the campaigning elements that are so crucial to what we do. This role is dependent on strong links to exhibition and distribution and/or marketing and PR for film and television, to ensure that RF is able to contact and represent films, programmes and talent around their release.
We are happy for the hours to be worked flexibly as long as the schedule is maintained, and any output is connected with the activities of the organisation (such as training programmes, surveys, speaking events etc.). There will be a 3 month probationary period.
We are looking for someone who is able to work remotely (using Skype, Slack, Dropbox and other online tools), well-connected within film and television wherever they are based, a good communicator, a strong collaborator, and able to creatively generate ways to make Raising Films present and effective online. We are excited to upgrade our website to better reflect not only who we are, but also shape who we can be in the future.
- Working with the Project Managers (and to start with to current Web Editor So Mayer), developing and maintaining the Raising Films website to reflect our objectives and ongoing work
- Liaise with web support company for technical updates to WordPress, plug-ins and design/structural developments as necessary
- Manage of a regular publishing schedule by sourcing, conducting and editing interviews, testimonials and case studies
- Develop an FAQ section for the site that highlights and links to existing content and resources e.g. from our training programmes
- Commission and transcribe/subtitle video content where appropriate
- Promote our own content and relevant content from partners and stakeholders through social media channels Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Create and deliver mini online campaigns, with partners as required, for Raising Films activities e.g. recruiting for training events or promoting the Family Support Fund
- With the project managers and founders, build the Raising Films contacts database, ensuring full compliance with GDPR regulations and managing sub lists in Airtable and Mailchimp
- Create and send a monthly newsletter to members
- Schedule and run online events or Q&A across a range of subjects each year, working out the most appropriate times of day for these and appropriate platforms
- Assist, as necessary, in the scheduling and running of informal events where there are clusters of RF alumni and wider community, working with local/group co-ordinators
- Deal with incoming press requests for comment and other general communications enquiries
- With the project manager/s and founders, contribute to the writing and copy-editing of internal and external documents, for example grant applications, reports, handbooks, press releases, publicity; with the project manager/s, take responsibility for delivering external documents to printers, as needed
- Attend regular online and physical team meetings