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JOB VACANCY: Team Assistant at Birds’ Eye View

Team Assistant at Birds’ Eye View

Birds Eye View are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual and self-starter who will play an important role in assisting with the Reclaim the Frame project and providing administrative support to the charity. This position gives the appointed candidate the chance to work across film events, communications and audience development, as part of an important programme affecting change and expanding the audience for films by women and non-binary people. 

This is a Kickstart scheme vacancy meaning we are only able to consider applicants who are aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit.

Contract:Fixed Term employmentHours:25 hours per week on average per month / to be worked flexibly across 4 days per weekTenure:6 monthsLocation:Anywhere in the UK / from home or from London officeReporting to:Director, working closely with the Birds’ Eye View team of 6Start Date:Monday 7th March 2022

*The working days per week will be decided between the employer and participant during the recruitment process based on what mutually works best for both parties.  

HOURLY RATE OF PAY:

Living Wage (National or London, depending on where the participant is based) 

LONDON BASED = £11.05 per hour – relevant insurance and minimum pension automatic enrolment contributions based on the participant’s age. Paid annual leave entitlement will be 8 days + public holidays over the course of the contract. 

NON-LONDON BASED = £9.90 per hour – relevant insurance and minimum pension automatic enrolment contributions based on the participant’s age. Paid annual leave entitlement will be 8 days + public holidays over the course of the contract. 

THE CHARITY:

Birds Eye View brings a wider perspective of the world by championing cinema by women & non-binary filmmakers.

Our mission is to advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion in film by fostering a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.

We do this through:

  1. Increasing the impact of, and developing the conversations around, films by women and non-binary people.

  2. Increasing, developing, and diversifying audiences by making the cinema experience safe, accessible, relevant and inclusive.

  3. Increasing equal access and opportunities within the film industry for women and non-binary people.

THE ROLE:

  1. Support with the curatorial selection for Reclaim the Frame: sourcing screeners, viewing and feeding back on titles in consideration, and updating submissions database and release schedule working.


  2. Support with the delivery of events: speaker research, drafting call sheets, making hospitality and accessibility arrangements. 


  3. Communications assistance as required: collating assets, researching community groups, and drafting/scheduling/issuing of social media and email copy. 


  4. Gathering and inputting audience survey data and assisting with the reporting of audience and online engagement working. 


  5. Administrative assistance: meeting arrangements, filing, data inputting, updating of website and online channels as required.


  6. To be familiar with all relevant Health and Safety, operational, personnel, customer care, Data Protection and financial procedures.


  7. The post-holder’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with Birds Eye View’s Equal Opportunities policy, ensuring equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external to the organisation.


Predominantly home working with occasional (e.g. monthly) requirement to attend the office:  

Studio 4, Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre, 5 Glasshouse Walk, London, SE11 5ES. 

Regular opportunities to work on in-cinema events, depending on location.

We will consider all applicants regardless of their location.

If the successful applicant is based outside of London we will fund a few trips to the London office across the course of the placement. Travel expenses to field based work at cinemas will be reimbursed. 

PERSON REQUIREMENTS: 

Essential criteria:

  1. All applicants must be 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit (this will be verified).


Essential skills/abilities:

  1. Good administration skills.

  2. Experience of working with a team, including remotely.

  3. Good communication skills, via phone, in person and over email. 

  4. Proactive approach to tasks. 

  5. Ability to work to deadlines, understanding how this impacts on team members.

  6. Good organisational and time management skills.

  7. Ability to work on own initiative and on a variety of tasks.

  8. Passion for cinema and for equality, diversity and inclusion in cinema. 


Desired skills/abilities:

  1. A working knowledge of and interest in films by women (incl voluntary) 

  2. A working knowledge of film exhibition and distribution (theatrical or home entertainment – incl voluntary)

  3. Experience in marketing: copy writing and using social media in a working environment (incl voluntary)

We recognise the value that can be brought to this role by somebody with lived experience of a diverse background. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who identifies as having one of the protected characteristics outlined in the Equality Act, or who has had experience of poverty, or hardship relevant to the experiences of those people we aim to serve.. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

To apply for the vacancy please contact your work coach at your jobcentre quoting the job vacancy ID: V0000392491 so they can refer you for the position on the system and submit your CV to mail@birds-eye-view.co.uk

  1. All applications and referrals must be made by Monday 14th February. 

  2. Interviews will be held at Kennington Park JobCentre, London on Thursday 17th February.  

  3. For applicants not based in London, virtual interviews will take place on / around Thursday 17th February.  

  4. The appointment will be made by the end of February. 

  5. Predicated start date, Monday 7th March at latest 

Equal Opportunities Statement:

Birds Eye View celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a fair and equal society, free from discrimination. You can read more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity here. We adhere to the BFI Diversity Standards which drive change and best practice in on screen representation and creative leadership, and we have representation targets for our work. We are also a London Living Wage Employer. 

Safeguarding Statement:

Birds Eye View is committed to a safe recruitment process to help the organisation attract and appoint the right staff for the role and responsibilities as set out in the vacancy advert. We will not accept applicants who are not suitable to work with young people or adults at risk. If you have any questions around your suitability for this vacancy, please contact us as above.

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