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Our Team Members

Department Contacts

Laura Roberts

Laura Roberts

Operations & Outreach Manager

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

Email Laura Roberts
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.

Email Mark Lewis
Jack Miller

Jack Miller

Commercial Project Manager/Footage Licensing

Sophie Kent

Sophie Kent

HR Manager

Sharon Welfoot

Sharon Welfoot

Head of Finance

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.

 

Email Matt Clifton
Tom Cooper

Tom Cooper

Technical Operations Manager

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

Email Tom Cooper
Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

Talent

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 enquiries to Kirstin & Claire.

Email Kirstin Dryburgh & Claire Beirne

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?

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.

Icon Films are now using The Talent Manager to manage our CV database and list our job vacancies, please join our network here. Please ensure you keep your availability information regularly updated after you join and upload your CV via the Talent Manager.

The Talent Manager

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 Coordinator

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5:30/6:00pm

12-month contract

Salary £23,000 – £26,000

We are looking for a Development Coordinator to provide support to the Creative Director, (alongside his PA) and the Development team. Your tasks will include: coordinating development taster shoots; arranging meetings with broadcasters, commissioners and talent; maintaining detailed logs of development projects and leading on arrangements for national and international TV markets and conferences.

You will be dealing with a wide range of people, both internally and externally, including broadcasters, commissioners, talent, and the Icon Films senior management team.

This exciting role will have you coordinating the inner workings of TV production development with an established Bristol TV company, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.

You will:

  • Support and proactively manage conflicting calls on the Development Department’s time and prioritise meetings accordingly
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the relevant personnel, particularly the PA to the Creative Director, to ensure optimal diary management
  • Proactively plan external meetings
  • Proactively be aware of, and engage with, key deadlines and tasks required of the Development Department and ensure they have scheduled time to complete these tasks
  • Organise weekly Development meetings, take minutes and ensure all arising points are actioned
  • Ensure the Development Department are aware of upcoming commissioner meetings and are fully prepared
  • Lead on, organise, and coordinate festival and conference schedules and supply supporting materials
  • Provide research on broadcasters, channels, industry intelligence etc. and prepare the agenda (POTRS) as necessary for meetings
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate log of the status of all projects in development, including who the projects have been sent to, the dates, the replies and the actions
  • Collate information for monthly reports on meetings and calls with commissioners and broadcasters
  • Format documents and treatments
  • Coordinate and oversee the design of treatments
  • Establish, maintain and manage a broad range of relationships internally and externally
  • Set up meetings and calls with potential talent/contributors, in line with the development strategy
  • Coordinate development taster shoots – create the production booklet and support the PM and director in writing the risk assessment and sending on to the necessary signees.
  • Coordinate tasks for the Development Department work experience morning on a weekly basis
  • Manage four Development Department FairFX bank cards, ensuring they are topped up regularly and reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Support producers with development research when needed
  • Manage the Development Department’s annual leave, ensuring they are booked appropriately in line with the department’s needs; manage other absences

 

Essential knowledge, qualities and experience:

  • A passion for, and understanding, of the television industry
  • Ability to adapt and anticipate problems
  • Discretion
  • Research skills
  • Eye for detail
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards colleagues
  • Possessing common sense
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of IT literacy, particularly with Microsoft Outlook
  • Calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic

To view this role on Talent Manager, click here.

If you can offer all of 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 talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 28th February.

Due to the high number of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by Friday, 6th March please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Icon Films is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes 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

PA to the Commercial Director and Creative Director

Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5:30pm

12-month contract

Salary £20,000

We are looking for a Personal Assistant to the Commercial Director and the Creative Director, who will also provide support to the Commercial and Development teams. The Commercial Director is responsible for Icon Films’ business strategy, and for looking after key commercial relationships; the Creative Director is responsible for overseeing projects in development, finding new talent and developing new ideas, and maintaining relationships with broadcasters and commissioners.

This exciting role will have you working in both the creative and commercial aspects of television production with an established Bristol TV company, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.

You will:

  • Provide PA support and diary management for the Commercial Director and Creative Director
  • Understand and proactively manage conflicting calls on the Commercial Director and Creative Director’s time and prioritise meetings accordingly
  • Ensure the Commercial Director and Creative Director are prepped for all meetings, internal and external, and arrive in a timely manner
  • Proactively be aware of, and engage with, key deadlines and tasks required of the Commercial Director and Creative Director and assist her/him in scheduling time to complete these tasks
  • Liaise with production staff when the Creative Director is Executive Producing to ensure that all viewings, script meetings, kick off meetings are diarised in advance
  • Arrange the international and domestic festival and conference schedules by setting up meetings and organising transport and accommodation
  • Format and print market/conference handbooks for international markets
  • Organise trips in the UK including transport and meeting schedules
  • Discrete research tasks to aid preparation for meetings e.g on broadcasters, channels, industry intelligence etc
  • Monthly expenses reconciliation
  • Field telephone calls and enquiries
  • Personal support as may be required such as lunch/tea making/personal errands
  • Any other duties as they arise, as directed by the Commercial Director, Creative Director and day-to-day line-manager

 

Essential knowledge, qualities and experience:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Interest in the business of television production
  • Organised and confident
  • Flexible with the ability to adapt and anticipate problems
  • Practical approach to problem solving
  • Discretion
  • Eye for detail
  • Compassionate, personable, enthusiastic and attentive
  • Good manager of one’s own time
  • Possessing common sense
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
  • High level of IT literacy
  • Calm under pressure
  • Diplomatic

To view the role on Talent Manager, click here

If you can offer all of 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 talent.manager@iconfilms.co.uk

The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 28th February.

Due to the high number of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by Friday, 6th March please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Icon Films is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes 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

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