The HETV Skills Fund is looking for an external organisation or training provider who can design and run a programme for professionals who are ready to step up or step over to the role of line producer.
The programme should consist of training and one-to-one coaching for 25+ people of which 10 should be transferers. This training should reach participants nationwide.
At the end of the training, ScreenSkills will endeavour to source funded placements on HETV productions for 20 people.
Who can apply?
We are welcoming applications from organisations and providers who have a proven track record of delivering successful industry standard training projects.
The provider will need to demonstrate their understanding of high-end TV training requirements, including the diversity challenges facing the industry and must clearly demonstrate that they have the resources to track the career progression of participants beyond the life of the programme.
ScreenSkills particularly welcomes applications from providers based across the whole of the UK including partnerships between organisations and/or in partnership with freelancers who have had a career in line producing.
- develop a clear structure for the training, ensuring that it is outcome focused.
- demonstrate evidence of appropriate, recent engagement in the design and delivery of sector relevant programmes.
- discuss and agree with those taking part in the programme that they will provide feedback on the training if requested which would include providing ScreenSkills with a quote on their experience on the training.
- meet critical diversity targets as outlined in this tender, including:
- making reasonable adjustments to the training (whether face-to-face, content or online) to ensure that it is accessible to a diverse audience,
- having an equality policy in place as an employer,
- having a monitoring system in place to track the diversity of the delegates, see this guide,
- providing diversity and inclusivity training to facilitators – (see free ACAS online training),
- gather long-term destination data from the delegates to prove impact of training utilising the ScreenSkills monitoring questionnaire,
The organisation or provider must set up, manage, market, recruit and deliver training for professionals ready to step up or step over to the role of line producer.
The training should cover all the key responsibilities of a line producer and should include:
- Setting up a production
- Recruiting fairly and effectively
- Legal requirements
- Necessary documentation
- Working internationally
- Dealing with co-productions
- Training in Movie Magic
The HETV Skills Fund is interested in hearing from training providers about how this programme can be best delivered to reach a wide audience and what kind of training would be most effective to support professionals in stepping up or stepping over to become line producers.
The training should be for 25+ people working in high end TV who are ready to progress into the role of line producer. 10 of the participants should be transferers. The training should be followed by one-to-one sessions with a tutor.
Following the training and one-to-one coaching, the training provider will produce an alumni booklet of candidates to help the ScreenSkills HETV team find funded placements for 20 of the participants on high end television productions. Placement costs will be £600 pp per week for a maximum of 10 weeks.
Diversity and inclusion
Finding diverse crew and talent is key to our delivery objectives.
In addition to the requirements above, the programme must follow ScreenSkills’ HETV diversity targets:
- 50% Woman
- 20% PoC
- 10% Disabled
- 10% LGBT
We also expect 50% of participants to be based in the nations and regions.
ScreenSkills aims to go beyond legal diversity requirements and considers additional measures of inclusivity, including:
- employment status
- whether a person is returning to work following leave
- geographical location (including representation of nations and regions)
- socio-economic background.
All trainers and companies delivering programmes that are funded by the High-end TV and Film Skills Funds must meet the identified diversity requirements and will need to demonstrate how they plan to reach these targets at the start-up meeting. If a training provider is struggling to meet their diversity and inclusion targets during recruitment, this must be communicated in writing in order to agree to any revised targets. If any targets have not been achieved at the end of the programme, training providers must show robust evidence of why a target has not been met. Failure to do so will put the project at risk of loss of funding.
We require all Skills Fund-funded programme participants to set up a ScreenSkills profile via our website which allows us to gather data and track beneficiaries. Participants must complete their profile and diversity data before the training begins.
How to apply
At this stage we are requesting an expression of interest. Organisations or providers will be asked to provide a one-page document outlining the key aspects of the delivery plan, how the key requirements of the programme will be met, how they will tailor it to the specific needs of the participants and information about the company and the providers capacity to deliver the programme.
We are looking for bids up to £160K (£40K for delivery of training and management costs and £120K ringfenced for placements @£600 per person x 10 weeks max)
Bids that can demonstrate funding match to maximise the budget will be welcome.
All expressions of interest should be sent directly to Senior High-end TV Training Liaison Manager Jacqui Taunton Fenton via the 'register interest' button below by 18 August 2022.
If you are successful in being shortlisted, you will be required to submit an online application form and a budget.