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Business and Employability Manager (Film, Theatre & TV)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF43559

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 13/06/2023

Job live date: 22/05/2023

Salary: £33,348 - £43,155 pro rata per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Student Services

Division: Careers & Employability

Hours Per Week:: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time , Fixed Term until May 2026

Could you help our students achieve careers and jobs they love?

We are advertising this exciting new fixed term role (3 years) to create, maintain and facilitate vital work experience, internship, placement and graduate opportunities for University of Reading students, responding to the skills shortage in Film and High-End Television. This role will be pivotal in leveraging strong and mutually beneficial partnerships within the local and national creative industries, and also with key partners developed through newly established initiatives such as Cine Valley and the Berkshire Skills for Screen Cluster – supported by the BFI National Lottery Skills Cluster Fund – in which we are partners with Resource Productions and Shinfield Studios.

Working in the multi award-winning central careers team as part of the employer engagement team and alongside the placements team, the post holder will be responsible for building relationships within the industry, and increasing the uptake and quality of student placements, work experience and internships both in and outside of the curriculum and in line with the University’s aspirations for growth. In addition, this role is intended to contribute significantly to the future growth of University of Reading Graduates within the Film and Television sector.

Please take a look at the detailed job description via the link before completing an application.

You will have:

  • Strong knowledge of the TV, media and film Industries
  • Experience of facilitating student placements / internship schemes  or similar recruitment experience
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and manage the workload independently and to manage multiple tasks or activities at one time
  • Effective communication skills at all levels, both written and oral
  • Ability to create and deliver workshops and facilitate large group training
  • Experience of working with students / adults in an advisory or support role

Student Services currently offer smart working arrangements where by, (following a 6 week induction period), staff may have the opportunity to work from home up to 40% of their working week. Whilst this is an informal arrangement, it is something the successful post-holder can benefit from, whilst remaining flexible around key event dates and the requirements of the role. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Closing date - 13th June 2023

Interview date - 21st June 2023

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Employer Engagement

Contact role:

Head of Student Placements

Contact name:

Billah Qureshi

Contact name:

Em Sowden

Contact phone:

0118 378 8864

Contact phone:

0118 378 8354

Contact email:

Contact email:

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that by reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship will not be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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