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Senior Management Team

Department Contacts

Tracy Patfield

Tracy Patfield

Operations & Outreach Manager

Please contact Tracy Patfield for all office and supplier related inquiries, including work experience placements and opportunities to support young people in Bristol.

Mark Lewis

Mark Lewis

Media & IT Manager

Please contact Mark Lewis for all IT related enquiries.

If your enquiry is regarding kit specific technical support, please contact our Post Production team.

If your enquiry is regarding footage licensing, please contact our Footage Licensing team.

Rebecca McEwan

Rebecca McEwan

Business Affairs

Please contact Rebecca McEwan for all business affairs & contract related inquiries.

Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler

HR Manager

Please contact Lynne Butler for all HR related enquiries.

Sharon Welfoot

Sharon Welfoot

Financial Controller

Please contact Sharon Welfoot for all banking and other financial enquiries.

Matt Clifton

Matt Clifton

Head of Development

Please contact Matt Clifton for commissioning and project development enquiries.

Icon Films does not accept or consider any unsolicited material, ideas or suggestions of any nature. For further information please see section 9 in our Terms & Conditions.


Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

Please contact Tom Cooper for all post-production and technical support enquiries.

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne


Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne job share the role of Deputy Head of Production and Talent Management.

Kirstin’s working days are Monday – Wednesday .

Claire’s working days are Wednesday – Friday.

Please send all talent inquiries to Kirstin & Claire.

Talent Management

Icon Films is proud to work with a talented and ambitious team. We offer an inspiring, creative and inclusive environment, in which to do our best work. We are committed to encouraging and supporting diversity on and off screen. Our aim is that our teams will be representative of society and each team member; whether staff, contributor, contractor or freelance, feels respected and acts respectfully to their colleagues.   For experienced Production, Location Crew, Development and Editorial speculative emails please email your CV to our Talent team.

Work Experience

With the unique role that broadcasting has in shaping and reflecting society’s values, we know that our staff and work experience placements must reflect our diverse society and will enrich our organisation. We run an ambitious and structured voluntary work experience and outreach programme across the year and encourage applicants from a variety of ages, background and locations.

Development Assistant & PA to Creative Director

Monday – Friday from 9.30am – 6.00pm

12-month contract

Salary £18 – 20k dependent on experience.

Are you interested in a career in media and want to work with an established, award winning production company with offices in Bristol and London with a global reach? Are you organised, positive, tech savvy and enjoy working in a fast-paced, fun environment?

We are currently looking for an experienced personal assistant to the Creative Director and wider Development team. The Creative Director is responsible for overseeing projects in development, finding new talent, developing new ideas, maintaining relationships with broadcasters and commissioners and is also an executive producer on various productions. This role will provide consistent support to the Creative Director and the team to ensure they can do their best work. You will be:

Managing multiple diaries, arranging internal and external appointments, working within a team that has ever changing priorities and commitments, juggling various projects in a fast paced environment, arranging travel both in the UK and internationally, and so much more!

Essential knowledge, qualities and experience:

  • Experience in personal assistance and diary management.
  • A passion for, and understanding of, the television industry.
  • Ability to adapt and anticipate problems, a pragmatic problem solver
  • Discretion
  • Eye for Detail
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards colleagues.
  • Common Sense
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
  • IT Literate, particularly with Microsoft outlook
  • Calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic

If you can offer all the above and more, apply for this role by sending your CV with a covering letter stating why you are the best candidate for this role and where you first saw the advert to

The closing date for applications is midnight on the 30th April 2019

Due to the high number of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by the 15th May 2019 please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Icon Films is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership or pregnancy or maternity

What’s it like working with Icon Films Ltd?

Icon Films is a truly independent TV production company. We are looking for the inquisitive, the ambitious, creative, tenacious and the people who get things done. We work hard, we challenge our people and we provide opportunities for career development. We expect our people to take responsibility for themselves and others and work collaboratively in an ever changing, creative environment. We want to work with people who are passionate about what they, and will do it to the best of their abilities and support their colleagues to do their best work with, and for us. We promote continued development in careers from Production through to the support departments such as Finance and HR. The wellbeing of our teams is not an initiative, it is part of our culture, there is no one size fits all and so we continually review what we are doing to care for our people and their wellbeing and help our teams to care about each other. Ultimately, we are a presentation business, this is evident not only in our productions but our office space and our output. Are you up for the challenge?

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