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The Hollywood Reporter - the leading magazine for the film industry - has recently named the NFTS No.1 in its list of the top 15 international film schools.

The NFTS is a full-time working production house, set in Film and TV studios in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, just outside London and easily accessible by train/bus. We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

NFTS Jobs fall into the following categories:

  • Course Tutors (full-time, part-time or visiting)
  • Heads of Department
  • Curriculum Co-ordinators
  • Technical Staff
  • Administration Staff
  • Senior Management

Current Vacancies


The National Film and Television School (NFTS)

Following the outstanding tenure of Nik Powell, who is to step down later this year, the NFTS Board of Governors now invites applications for the position of Director of the NFTS.

The NFTS is widely acknowledged as one of the best film schools in the world serving the audio-visual creative industries – Film, Television and Games.  Over the last five years the School has had more Oscar nominations than any other film school in the world and has won the BAFTA for Best Short Animation four times in a row.

The School, unique in its creative and craft proposition of excellence, is undergoing a period of significant growth and transformation.  This year it has admitted more students to a wider range of degree and non-degree courses taught in its newly created state of the art teaching facilities than at any other time in its history.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to lead the School on the next stage of its journey. The Director will be responsible for shaping and leading the School’s strategy.  They will oversee the School’s portfolio of courses, including its prestigious Masters programmes, to ensure they continue to be ones of academic and industry excellence and the School consolidates its recently gained status as a Higher Education Institution.  They will be the external face of the School and its principal ambassador, developing partnerships with industry leaders and leading on its fundraising initiatives.

You will need to have exceptional leadership and stakeholder management skills, a strategic vision and track record in overseeing strategy execution, have an exceptional track record in the film, TV and games industry and/or another HEI or equivalent, have commercial understanding but also great grasp of good governance and the not-for-profit sector, have the vision and passion to ensure the NFTS provides its students with a life-changing student experience, and be able to demonstrate experience of and success in fundraising.

For more information, including how to apply, please refer to the website of Saxton Bampfylde at www.saxbam.com/jobs using job reference EATWB. 
Alternatively, email EATWB@saxbam.com or telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0890 (during office hours).
Applications should arrive not later than noon on Friday 5th May 2017. 

Inside Pictures Programme Manager

Part-time (Fixed contract to January 2018)
This is a part-time position working on the Inside Picture project which manages an intensive film leadership skills development programme. We are seeking a highly organised, disciplined and business-minded individual  who has outstanding event management skills. You will have day-to-day responsibility for the management, coordination and organisation of Inside Pictures, working closely with the Programme Director of Operations ensuring the high standard of delivery the programme has become known for is maintained.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills with a thorough knowledge of the media industry and extensive experience managing projects/ programmes and coordinating events.  

For further details on this position, please see the Job Description.

Deadline for Applications: 23rd April 2017

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a CV and cover letter to Corinne Ranaraja at corinne@inside-pictures.com, copying Gareth Kirkman at gareth@inside-pictures.com

How to apply

All vacancies advertised will have job application packs for download, and instructions on how to apply can be found in the pack.

If you would like us to consider you for a position that is not vacant at the moment, or you are interested in being a visiting tutor, or helping in some other way, please email your CV to recruitment@nfts.co.uk. Alternatively, send it by post to:

HR Dept
National Film and Television School
Beaconsfield Studios
Candlemas Lane
Bucks HP9 1LG

Please note: We will keep your CV and letter on file, but we will not contact you until a vacancy becomes available that we wish to interview you for.