Hiring and Managing a Team... With Hannah Gosney


  • Mon 20 Sept 11am - 12:15pm
  • Wed 22 Sept 11am - 12:15pm
  • Fri 24 Sept 11am - 12pm

This session is part of ScreenSkills’ Resilience Month – join us in September to focus on your well-being and get support as we get ‘back-to-work’. These sessions are intended for those working in Unscripted Television. 

This is a three day course, please only apply if you can attend all days.

It tends to be an expectation that once you take on a management role you are an expert on contract law and how to manage a team, which can be incredibly daunting if you’ve had no formal training.

This course will guide you through the process of recruiting a team, contract law and how to manage a team effectively throughout the production.  It will be broken down into easy to digest sections over 3 days and will include practical examples and discussions, as well as guidance and the chance to ask questions throughout. 

Who it's for

This course is aimed at those who are involved in recruiting and managing teams. Whether you are in production, have your own production company or would like to brush up on your management skills.

By the end of the course you will learn how to recruit a team and effectively manage them to help your productions run smoothly and efficiently, as well as being aware of the legal obligations we have to our crew.   You will also learn practical tools & techniques to use with your teams and will be provided with a resource pack with further information and resources.  

What it covers

  • Where to find crew
  • The interview process
  • Negotiating
  • Contracts/Employment Law
  • Managing a team
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Q and As


Hannah Gosney is an experienced Head of Production/Senior Production Manager.  She has extensive knowledge and experience of hiring and managing teams of varying sizes across a variety of genres.

Starting out as an Office Runner Hannah quickly worked her way up the ranks working on extreme sports shows and commercials to remote and hostile shoots among others, to specialise in factual, factual entertainment and natural history programmes.  Credits include The Mekong River with Sue Perkins (BBC 2), Flintoff’s Road to Nowhere (Sky One), Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble (BBC 2), Wales: Land of the Wild (BBC 2) and Veganville (BBC Three)

Throughout her career she’s been passionate about nurturing and training crew and understands the importance of best practice in the industry.  With this in mind she now focuses her time on providing training for the media industry with an emphasis on those working in production.  She has a Level 3 Train the Trainer qualification and is a Level 3 qualified ILM Coach & Mentor. 

This session is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from broadcasters, SVoDs and production companies.

This session will take place online via Zoom. Click ‘apply for ticket’ and follow the instructions to apply for your place: you must login or register before you are able to complete your application

If you are no longer able to use your ticket, we ask you to please contact USF@screenskills.com so that we can release your place. Our sessions are often oversubscribed, so we’d like to give others the opportunity to fill available spots. Thank you for your consideration.



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