Filming and Locations Officer

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£29,000 to £39,200 per annum
03 Sep 2020
23 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

Celebrating and preserving the unique cultural and environmental character of the borough is a major focus of this department, which includes Planning and Borough Development, Transport and Highways, Libraries, Environmental Health, Community Safety and Cleaner, Greener and Cultural Services. Kensington and Chelsea is one of London’s most vibrant and densely populated boroughs, with a multitude of beautiful buildings, museums and parks.  The planning team ensure any new building projects are undertaken with consideration to our residents, as well as our skyline. If you are passionate about the environment, and the support services required to keep it safe, clean and green, take a look at our vacancies and join our dedicated team.

The Role:

Joining the busy Arts, Filming & Events Team, you will act as the primary point of contact for all filming and photography activities in public spaces and council properties across the borough, co-ordinating all aspects of planning for shoots; from application through to delivery, advising on the suitability and availability of locations and ensuring all relevant approvals, permissions and consents are in place

You will promote filming in the borough, with a seamless customer experience for film and photography companies and minimised negative impact on local communities through clear communications and consultation.

You will manage the income for all aspects of filming, identifying - where possible - how to maximise commercial and partnership opportunities associated with filming activities to increase financial and reputational benefits for the Council.

For more information on the role, please see the Job Description

About You:

You will have experience of dealing with filming companies, location managers and other media.

You’ll have strong communications and stakeholder management skills, combined with excellent customer service skills

You will be able to manage priorities and work to deadlines, with attention to detail and an ability to work across a variety of different subject disciplines.

Role Requirements:

  • Ensuring that all the information required by Council operational teams supporting filming and photography activities are provided and accurate.
  • Managing and delivering effective communication with key stakeholders to minimise film disruption to local businesses and residents.
  • Expanding the film location library to offer excellent customer service that is competitive with the private sector.
  • Increasing film production facilitation to deliver income or expenditure savings, maximising revenue in line with annual targets.
  • Collating and preparing information for reports to elected members and senior managers on all matters relating to filming, including strategic guidance for planning and management, statistics, service performance and budgetary monitoring purposes.
  • Keeping up to date on all licensing, health and safety, and other filming legislative requirements, and comply with relevant legal, regulatory, policy and procedural standards.
  • Managing contracts, and maintain, develop and review systems, processes and procedures to secure a cost-effective service and continuous improvement.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.