Icon Films links up with Babbasa for recruitment.

Icon Films is delighted to team up with Babbasa, a local social enterprise that supports young people into employment. The two organisations will work together to recruit and shortlist for Icon Films’ Operations Coordinator role. The role is an integral organisational and creative role that focuses on supporting all the demands that come from a busy office and production environment.

The Creative Diversity Network, an organisation set up to share, discuss and profile the work that the UK broadcasters are doing around the diversity agenda recently published their Diamond Second Cut Report. It stated that: “…whilst progress is apparent on-screen, change seems to be happening more slowly behind the camera, where most protected characteristics are under-represented.” With this in mind, Icon Films is actively working with one of Bristol’s leaders in providing pathways to employment for young people living in areas of disadvantage.

Icon Films is a Bristol-based award-winning production company. Working with wild animals, household names, and acknowledged experts in a diverse range of fields, in the past five years they have filmed in over 52 countries.

Icon Films’ CEO and Co-Founder Laura Marshall said: “We have worked closely with Babbasa over the past years, inviting young people to learn about TV in one of Babbasa’s Spotlight Sessions and providing work experience placements. We actively look for and encourage diversity and creativity within our workforce and help to nurture, mentor and support people when they join us.”

Icon Films has recently been named by Broadcast Magazine as ‘One of the top 20 places to work in TV’ and was also awarded by Wylde IA ‘Happiest Workplace’ in the Bristol Largest Business category.

Founded in 2010, Babbasa supports young people from less advantaged backgrounds to pursue their ambitions through projects, training, mentoring, recruitment and consultancy services. Babbasa Chief Executive, Poku Osei, said: “Icon Films have always demonstrated our shared belief that while talent is evenly distributed across societies, opportunities are not even though they should be. Babbasa is delighted to be working with Icon Films to proactively bring about change through our placement programme partnership.”

To find out more about how to apply for the Operations Coordinator role, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/babbasa-placement-programme-icon-films-hiring-tickets-55765900309 

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 February.