Programme and Partnerships Manager

Reports to:    Director of Impact & Innovation

Contract:        Permanent Full time

(We support flexible working, with many of the team working in a variety of ways, including working from home, flexible hours and other variations. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.)

Salary:            £40, 000 – £50,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Location:       Golden Square, London (with flexibility for some remote working)


About the Film and TV Charity

The film, TV and cinema sector is a jewel in the UK’s crown, both in terms of our exceptional creative talent and the sector’s growing economic importance, but a culture of long hours, challenging conditions, and an acceptance of a long-held status quo also mean it can be an incredibly tough sector to work in, with the retention of talent an ongoing problem as a result.

In 2019, research commissioned by the charity found that 9 in 10 working behind the scenes had experienced poor mental health. The pandemic has only served to exacerbate the problem, while the harrowing conversations that followed the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 have further highlighted the systemic nature of discrimination.

Since the introduction of the Film and TV Support Line in 2018, the charity has been on an exciting journey of change and has joined industry partners at the forefront of the movement to make work better for everyone in the industry. The charity is providing, and continuing to develop, mental health and wellbeing support, financial support and advice, and a host of practical resources that are making a difference to thousands of people every year, but its ambitions are necessarily bolder.


Role Overview

As Programme and Partnerships Manager, you will support the successful delivery of the charity’s mission by working effectively across internal teams and with external partners to oversee, support, and enable the development and delivery of a portfolio of impactful projects and services.

You will work closely with a Research and Insights Manager, the Director of Impact & Innovation, the wider charity, including the Development team, and with a range of industry partners to make working life better for people who work behind the scenes of the UK film, TV, and cinema industry.


This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to make their mark as the charity seeks to position itself at the heart of the film and TV community, providing transformative, wraparound support and work with our partners, major donors and the wider industry to make work better for everyone working behind the scenes in film and TV.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide operational support to drive forward the goals and aims of the charity, ensuring that activities are delivered to a high standard, on time, and to budget.
  • Encourage and enable matrix working, supporting effective communication, and planning across the department and wider charity.
  • Liaise across charity functions to ensure collaboration and enable a seamless development process through the pipeline from evidence to idea to implementation.
  • Manage and oversee project and programme development from idea to proposal and case-for-support into implementation.
  • Develop and grow strong and impactful relationships with a range of key external stakeholders.
  • Identify potential partnerships within the film, TV, and cinema industry, and devise strategies to develop these.
  • Manage a portfolio of formal and informal partnerships, including reporting and informal updates, responding to feedback, and identifying any potential issues.
  • Be prepared to travel to meetings across the UK and be away from home overnight occasionally, as the job reasonably demands.


Skills & Capabilities Required:

To join our team, you will be a people person who is passionate about making a difference. You will be a committed team member but also confident working independently and using your initiative.


  • Experience of managing multi-dimensional programmes and operating effectively in a high-performing team.
  • Experience of operating in multi-stakeholder environments, and adept at managing competing internal and external interests to deliver outcomes while maintaining positive engagement from all parties.
  • Excellent strategic planning and change control skills.
  • Experience of managing risks and delivering objectives within financial and other constraints.
  • Proven project and/or programme management and delivery skills, delivering required outcomes to time, budget, and quality, within a matrix structure.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Aptitude for convening and collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience working in the film, TV, or cinema industry.


Diversity statement

The charity recognises that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in the film and TV industry and in the third sector and is committed to doing what it can to correct this. Therefore, we are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; those who identify as LGBTQIA; people with a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, we will be happy to support you

To apply

Applications for this position are being handled by our recruitment partner Research Europe.

Closing date for applications:   Applications are being considered on a rolling basis

To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering note and your salary details to Zehra Ahmed

[email protected]

Please address any queries to [email protected]

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to telephone queries.


Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring questionnaire