Senior Production Manager (Mat Cover)

Comic Relief

  • Team: Content Team
  • Grade: Senior Manager/Manager
  • Salary: £48,186 - £54,000
  • Location: Our offices are in London, and we are a hybrid working organisation
  • Closing: 11:52am, 28th Nov 2022 GMT

Perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Work from home option
Life Insurance
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Paid emergency leave
Sabbatical Opportunities
Professional development
Paid volunteer days
Payroll giving
Salary sacrifice
Team social events
Extracurricular clubs
Cycle to work scheme
Free fruit

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

The purpose of the Job

The Senior Production Manager will be accountable for the overall production process and will work closely with the Head of Content in managing the overall budget, schedule, deliverables and contractual obligations of content production for Comic Relief’s own use and external partners. The Content Team at Comic Relief produces a range of digital first entertainment and factual content for our organic channels. We also oversee production of various elements of our Red Nose Day broadcast content across the BBC and other channels including appeal films in the UK and internationally.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensures all production is within budget, on schedule and on time.

  • At the start of a new financial year, work collaboratively with the Head of Content to draw up budgets, staffing and resource needs for content activity in year ahead, offering up solutions to balance production, financial and editorial challenges.

  • Work with Finance Business Partner to re-forecast and cost report throughout the year.

  • Work with in-house Legal and Business Affairs to draw up commissioning agreements and production/co-production agreements.

  • Nurture and maintain relationships with partner organisations, notably their Production Management counterparts

  • Negotiate agreements and rates with external suppliers securing the best deals for production, including an up-to-date knowledge of the market.

  • Day to day management of all line items in the budget.

  • Contractual management of freelance staff (and contributors), negotiating rates, terms and conditions of employment.

  • Oversee all  shoots, travel, accommodation, logistics and staff welfare to enable successful, safe travel, shoots and editing.

  • Ensures delivery of the content is to the correct technical specification.

  • Ensures all rights and permissions paperwork is signed and correct.

  • Ensure all production is fully insured.

  • Ensure the Producers assess risk and curate Production Health & Safety Protocols where needed and support with implementation.

  • Oversee the management of the in-house edit system

  • Oversee the management of the Comic Relief Archive

  • Line manage the Production Coordinator and any additional fixed term campaign production staff that join the team as well as being an effective and diplomatic communicator, helping to support the entire content team through Production

Essential Competencies:

  • Excellent budget and forecasting skills

  • Able to interpret creative ideas from a paper development into schedules and budgets - Excel skills essential.

  • Good understanding of ALL aspects of production.

  • Good understanding of the legal requirements of filmmaking, rights, permission etc

  • Good understanding of Safeguarding considerations of production

  • Exceptional negotiating skills.

  • Think strategically and be able to evaluate decisions in the short, medium and long term.

  • Effective communication skills, written and oral – including strong presentation skills.

  • Building and sustaining effective working relationships both internally and externally.

  • Logistical thinker, must be task and deadline orientated.

Inclusivity at Comic Relief

We recognise diversity and inclusion are a source of strength in achieving our mission. We therefore welcome everyone, trusting what makes us different brings creativity, styles and experiences to help us collectively do our best work. That’s regardless of your gender, age, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural identity. We especially welcome those from under-represented groups in modern grant-making and fundraising. We are on a journey, but if you join our team you will be part of a community that is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where we want you to:

  • Be valued for being yourself

  • Do your best work, and be supported to break down barriers so you can succeed

  • Be heard, respected, and treated as an equal, whatever your level, experience or background

  • Be part of a team that is committed to making this happen – with our colleagues, partners, and contributors.

Comic Relief is committed to preventing and protecting all people from harm in their interactions with us. We expect all those that act in our name to uphold our approach to doing no harm.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 28th Nov 2022