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Accreditation and Standards Project Officer ScreenSkills

ScreenSkills are looking for someone who is highly motivated, passionate about the screen industries, has experience of delivering projects and the ability to manage financial information to join their team.

  • Location: London/Home based flexible working available
  • Salary: £28,000-£30,000

As the Accreditation and Standards Project Officer at ScreenSkills, you will be responsible for coordinating, tracking, supporting and running key events and activities across the Accreditation and Standards team.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will involve operational and financial tracking for ScreenSkills Select (ScreenSkills endorsement scheme for university and college courses), helping to set up and run a variety of online and face-to-face consultations, round-table meetings and events for the team. You will be providing first-line support and advice for ScreenSkills users, customers and beneficiaries.

Working with the Head of Vocational Skills, you will help set up and schedule Stage 1 and Stage 2 course endorsement reviews and annual reviews, organising meeting dates with industry evaluators, course leaders and internal colleagues, and tracking progress against these schedules.

As the Accreditation and Standards Project Officer, you will be contributing to the development and delivery of new standards and apprenticeships, helping the team track progress against its annual objectives and deliverables of ScreenSkills funders.

You will also be working with event colleagues, and take a proactive role in the set-up and delivery of online or face-to-face employability or careers events and exhibitions. This will include creating Zoom events, preparing events for panel members, and live coordination, facilitation and occasional presentations during events on the day. It will also involve preparing ScreenSkills attendance at third-party events, and liaising with event organisers to provide all relevant information and collateral.

Other duties as the Accreditation and Standards Project Officer include using ScreenSkills finance systems and processes to manage and track all invoicing of customers for endorsement services, working closely with the finance team, and chasing endorsement fees, annual fees and industry evaluator payments.

You will also be working with the Standards Development Manager to provide support for ongoing qualifications and standards activity, assess applications for apprenticeship certification (for England, Wales and Scotland) in a timely manner, and print and post apprenticeship certificates, while maintaining accurate monitoring systems to support monthly FISSS audits.

The initial fixed term contract will run to March 2023, although ScreenSkills do hope to extend if funding makes this possible.

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented, well-organised, experienced and proactive individual who is passionate about the film, TV, VFX, animation and games industry looking for a role which holds broad opportunities to build their skill set.

For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultant at Peridot Partners:

Polly Mortimer | polly@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07951 303696


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About ScreenSkills

ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries – film, television (including children’s, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games. We are supporting economic recovery and future innovation and growth across the nations and regions by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the UK screen industries’ global success.

We provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help people get into the industry and progress within it.

Our work includes:

  • Identifying skills gaps – current and future – across the screen industries and the whole of the country to provide an evidence base for investment in skills and training
  • Providing careers information
  • Mapping and quality-marking professional pathways to improve entry-level diversity and work readiness
  • Supporting development at every stage of a professional career in screen including through mentoring and offering bursaries.

Our approach is:

  • Industry-informed and owned: shaped by business intelligence and industry demands
  • Efficient: direct industry input delivers skills and training to meet priority needs
  • Partnership-led: harnessing the expertise of trade bodies, agencies, guilds, broadcasters, indies and others including the Royal Television Society, BAFTA and the BFI
  • Inclusive and accessible: embedding diversity in the workforce we help build.

Our revenue includes:

  • Contributions paid by industry into the Film/High-end TV/Children’s TV/Television/Animation Skills Funds
  • National Lottery funds awarded by the BFI as part of the Future Film Skills strategy
  • Awards from partner organisations such as Arts Council England.

In a fragmented industry where many key workers are freelance, we provide targeted, efficient interventions to retain and build the skilled workforce which underpins the UK’s screen success. Partnership with other organisations such as Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS), who support the broader arts, reinforces key messaging on the importance of skills and training – built on a good, rounded education in schools – to the country’s thriving creative industries.

How we do it:

ScreenSkills supports talent at every level, from new entrants to programmes for mid-career professionals and executives and across the industry, from production accounting to exhibition and grips to writers.

We provide or are developing services to support the finding, nurturing and retention of award-winning talent including:

  • Careers information: offering crucial information on the jobs in screen and pathways to them
  • Apprenticeships: creating new apprenticeship standards to answer skills needs
  • Skills forecasting: gathering robust evidence to inform skills investment
  • Mentoring: a standardised mentoring programme for talent at all levels
  • Centres of Excellence: targeted skills development across nations and regions
  • Quality marking – ScreenSkills Select: signposting higher and further education courses identified by practitioners as relevant to working in the industry
  • Bursaries: support for those who need help with fees, transport, living or childcare costs
  • Training: world-class professional development courses.

ScreenSkills is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering after a career break, women, people who are LGBTQ+, Black, Asian and people of colour, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, from a less advantaged socio-economic background as well as any other under-represented group.

Some examples of our accessibility provisions include:

  • Step-free access to the building, all key meeting rooms and bathrooms, and an accessible workstation
  • Accessibility dogs are welcome
  • Papers and materials can be presented in different formats
  • Working patterns and locations can be adjusted

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