Research and Insight Manager

Reports to: Head of Community and Inclusion

Contract: Permanent – Full Time

Salary: £40,000 – £50,000 depending on experience

Location: London & Home-based


About us

The Film and TV Charity offers financial support, professional advice, and mental health support to everyone who works behind-the-scenes of the UK film, TV and cinema industry.

The UK film and TV sector enjoys exceptional creative talent and has growing economic importance. However, a culture of long hours, challenging conditions, and acceptance of a long-held status quo, mean that it can be a tough place to work. Since the introduction of the Support Line in 2018, the charity provided mental health and wellbeing support to thousands, as well as financial and legal advice, and practical resources.

Over the past two years, the charity has responded rapidly to a mental health crisis uncovered by the charity’s own ground-breaking research, followed by the impact of the pandemic, raising more than £6million from across the industry to fund new kinds of support. The charity is now on a mission to grow its reach and help more than 15,000 people by 2024. To do so successfully, the charity needs to continue to develop a picture of issues affecting the workforce to support development of new solutions hand in hand with the industry.


Role Overview

As Research and Insight Manager, you will be responsible for generating and collating research and insight from multiple sources to help the charity develop a rich, sector-specific understanding of issues affecting the UK film, TV, and cinema industry workforce and support the development of evidence-led solutions.


Key Responsibilities


  • Stay abreast of key research, policy, and activity affecting the UK film, TV, and cinema workforce, in particular issues around inclusion and discrimination.
  • Track trends and industry perspectives on key issues.
  • Support delivery of our biennial industry survey.
  • Identify data and knowledge gaps and drive new initiatives in research to address them.
  • Input into the management of our research fellowships



  • Synthesise data from multiple sources to provide insight into the make-up and wellbeing of the film, TV and cinema workforce.
  • Share insights with the Support Service team to inform and develop services.
  • Identify and develop insight-led solutions.



  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with partners with shared research interests, including other industry bodies and academia.
  • Proactively drive the workforce wellbeing agenda across the industry, seeking opportunities to share insights, debate issues, build partnerships and galvanise action.
  • Deliver high quality, persuasive and concise reports and recommendations for industry audiences.
  • 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 highly motivated and self-starter who is passionate about making a difference. You will be a committed team member but also confident working independently and using your initiative.


  • Deep understanding of, and well networked in, the film, TV and/or cinema industry.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, taking a structured, hypothesis-driven approach.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, comfortable working with quantitative data and detailed numerical analysis (including experience handling complex datasets, e.g. ONS).
  • Strong track record of producing engaging, insightful, and contextualised research reports, including actionable recommendations.
  • Comfortable providing insight and reporting to senior internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, and present complex ideas in a simple manner.
  • Ability to put people at ease, facilitating strong engagement in research activities.


Diversity Statement

The charity is a committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the industry and within the third sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have 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.

To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering note and your salary details to Emma Lightowler, [email protected]

Closing date for applications 15th October 2021

Please address any queries to [email protected]

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to telephone queries.


Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring questionnaire.