New Position at SGI – Skills Development Liaison

Screen Guilds of Ireland (SGI) is a representative body for Irish Film and Television workers across the many Guilds / Departments within the Irish Film and Television Industry. SGI is committed to establishing and promoting a fair, transparent and inclusive working environment for all crew engaged in Film and Television production in Ireland, spanning national and international film and television productions of all scales and genres. We are committed to the continued training and professional development of our members, safeguarding their collective interests and upholding the highest of standards in production.

Skills Development Liaison Role

The development of people and skills in the screen sector is a crucial component of growth and success and with support from Screen Ireland, SGI now wish to engage a Skills Development Liaison. This will be a full-time contract position for a 12-month period (with the possibility for extension pending availability of future funding).

The role will consist of the following:

Working closely with the CEO of SGI, crew guilds and all the various stakeholders in the scripted live-action production sector on skills development and upskilling opportunities for new entrants and existing crew.

  • Working closely with SGI and Screen Ireland’s skills team on developing crew skills, progression opportunities, skills gaps, and growing the crew base through work-based learning programmes, placements and other initiatives to include the roll out of a new Crew Database and a new Competency Framework for all crew roles.
  • Working closely with SGI and Screen Ireland’s Section 481 skills team collaboratively to support the implementation of the Section 481 skills development process to support the work-based learning elements and the involvement of crew at all levels.
  • Acting as the main SGI point of contact for engaging with the Screen Ireland Crew Hubs and Talent Development Academies.
  • Gathering data and information to support the work of SGI and Screen Ireland in attracting the next generation to the sector.
  • Developing and growing links between SGI and education/training providers at secondary level and third level.
  • Promoting careers, opportunities, and access routes into crew roles to young people with a particular focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Working closely and maintaining a high level of communication with the CEO of SGI to achieve the objectives of the organisation.

This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related additional tasks.

Requirements – Qualifications, Skills and Experience

The Skills Development Liaison should have:

  • Substantial experience of working with crew on scripted live-action productions.
  • An understanding of S481 skills development process for scripted live action and requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge of crew roles within scripted live-action production.
  • An understanding of the complexities of individual roles within each department.
  • An understanding of the various stakeholders within the scripted live-action sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A track record of project management and delivery.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A team player with the ability to work without supervision.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Strong organisation and record keeping skills.

Application Process

Interested applicants are invited to forward a detailed CV that highlights relevant experience and a covering letter in strict confidence to by 9th November. Please use ‘Skills Development Liaison’ in the subject line of your email. As part of your application, you should set out your skills and experience to meet the requirements of the position.

This full-time contract position will run over a 12-month period, remunerated at €40,000 to €45,000 per annum with 25 days of annual leave. This position is directly responsible to the CEO of SGI and is based in Dublin/Wicklow, though some occasional travel may be required. There may be an element of evening and weekend work when required. Due to ongoing government guidelines related to COVID-19 the role will include an element of remote working.

Job sharing partnerships will be considered if all the criteria are met. If making a job-sharing application, please ensure the applications are sent in together. If short-listed, the interview process will be carried out at the same time.

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