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Head of Year 2


Location: Brighton
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th June 2019
Closes: 27th July 2019

Contractual Hours: 9:00AM- 5:30PM Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week)

About Brighton Film School

Brighton Film School offers fantastic facilities, dedicated TV and film industry lecturers and a central location in a filmmaker’s city.  We are an industry respected higher education institution providing a range of courses up to degree level. Courses cover all aspects of film making including working on short films, documentaries and music promo’s, to developing lighting, sound and camera techniques, as well as exploring editing and production roles. 

The courses are embedded with a strong conceptual and theoretical background in film production and the British Film and TV Industry. The courses are taught across a number of sites in Brighton by practicing film makers, artists, industry professionals and technicians and are validated by a range of Higher Educations partners.

Brighton Film School is dedicated to enabling students to progress from education into sustainable careers in the TV and Film Industry.  In 2019 we will launch a new BA (hons) in Film Production and the successful applicant will be responsible for building and growing this course and maintaining our existing strong partnership with the University of Brighton.

Brighton Film School has rapidly grown in the last five years in terms of student numbers and reputation and our new partnership with BIMM will continue to bring new and exciting opportunities for staff and students.

Person specification

The Head of Year  role provides educational  leadership for  students and sessional staff. They will have the primary responsibility for setting the standard of excellence and professionalism  and ensuring that members of the  team support students in all aspects of their personal, professional and academic development.

The post holder will be an experienced and motivated individual with a strong background in educational management and leadership. As Head of Year you will demonstrate excellent administrative, managerial and organisational skills relevant to the requirements of course delivery and development within an academic, research and professional context, actively engage with student recruitment and possess good interpersonal skills with ability to lead, manage and work alongside full and part time staff. You will have relevant undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and/or extensive practice in film and television production.

The Head of Year will demonstrate strong academic management experience, along with a genuine passion for quality, student experience, and innovation in higher education.  They will deliver senior management across the organisation, and consistently demonstrate the ability to inspire enthusiasm for, and ensure the implementation of, an ambitious educational agenda.

As well as being an inspirational teacher yourself, you will be required to monitor the day-to-day experience of students in the studio/classroom, ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning at all times. This includes: the selection, supervision and mentoring of sessional staff (with Head of Education); design and delivery of the curriculum (with Curriculum Team); maintenance of all student and staff records in line with BFS policy.

Essential Criteria for Applicant

  • Educational leadership and management experience
  • Industry experience with a high level of professional skills in your specialist field
  • Authority and presence as a leader
  • Commitment to and expectation of the highest standards from staff and students for whom you are responsible
  • A teaching qualification or commitment to gaining one
  • Effective team working skills

Closing date:  Thursday 27th June 2019

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