Screen Leaders – Programme Manager 2021

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

About Screen Skills Ireland

Screen Skills Ireland (SSI) is the leading agency with responsibility for investing in people and skills development for the screen sectors in Ireland.

Screen Skills Ireland (part of Screen Ireland) designs, develops and delivers industry-focused skills development initiatives for the screen sector in Ireland, encompassing film, TV, animation, games and VFX, for all roles from new entrants to company leaders.

About Screen Leaders

Screen Leaders is the leading strategic company development programme for the screen industries. It is funded by the Creative Europe Programme and Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland (FÉ/SI) and is delivered by Screen Skills Ireland.

This intensive programme provides individuals and companies with a wide range of skills to grow and develop their businesses. The Programme spans strategic planning and implementation and places a significant emphasis on personal development and business planning implementation.

The programme is delivered over 6 months and consists of 8 – 9 participating companies from Ireland and Europe.  The main module will be delivered in October 2021 and this will be followed by extensive one-to-ones which will be delivered to January 2021.  The final module will take place in Ireland in Ireland in January 2021.  It is envisaged that Module 1 and the One-to-Ones will be on-line and the final Module will be in person.

Programme Manager – Role Description

We wish to engage a Programme Manager who will focus primarily on Screen Leaders.  This will be a part-time contract position and is envisaged as 3 days per week for the 2021 programme. 

The role will see the Screen Leaders Programme Manager working across the strategic development of the programme and the brand.  The role will report directly to the Skills Development Manager and the Deputy CEO of SI – who act as Co-Directors of the Programme.

The role will consist of:

  • Engaging with the alumni of Screen Leaders past and present.
  • Redesign of Screen Leaders website and establishing new channels of communications with the Irish and International alumni.
  • Promotion of the programme with the Creative Europe Desks in Europe and directly with the individual film funds in Europe and other third party countries.
  • Meeting with and communication with participants prior to the programme commencement and during the programme delivery.
  • Design of evaluation of programme and reporting to Creative Europe. 
  • Procurement of tutors and key speakers.
  • Initiatives which will extend the brand of Screen Leaders such as international partnerships and international masterclasses.
  • The Programme Manager will be involved in the final selection of participants, communication with participants, curriculum development and the logistics and delivery of the modules – both in Ireland and in Europe.

Essential Experience and Qualities

  • Experience of working in the film and/or television industry, preferably across the business area.
  • Experience of working in training and/or education provision, preferably across business skills development
  • Must be highly literate in IT and the delivery of programmes on-line
  • Must be highly technical to manage tutor presentations and webinars.
  • Must be highly numerate and able to handle and manage the final accounts of the programme and reporting to Creative Europe
  • Must be highly literate and able to manage reporting to Creative Europe.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent administrative skills.
  • A forward thinker and ideas generator
  • A track record of project delivery.
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.

Application Process

Applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to   by Monday May 24th 2021.    

This position will cover the full delivery of Screen Leaders 2021 including reporting and final accounts.  It is a part-time contract, remunerated at €300 per day and is not exclusive to SSI but will require the successful candidate to abide by the SI Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest rules.  The successful candidate must be available to start immediately and the role will involve some international travel.

FÍs Éireann / Screen Ireland is an equal opportunities employer.

FÍs Éireann / Screen Ireland is under the aegis of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.