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PLEASE NOTE: We do not employ anyone directly in film or television production.
Productions that use our facilities tend to employ their own staff.

Any vacancies at the studios will be advertised on this website.

Email queries should be sent to recruitment [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com (subject: Website%20enquiry)

Employment Opportunities

Sound Editor

Purpose of Role:

Reporting to Editorial Operations Manager, the purpose of the role is to maintain a high level of Sound Editorial work in three keys areas:

  1. Sound Editorial/Load
  2. Quality Control
  3. Deliverable manufacture

Duties will include:

  • Liaising daily with Sound Edit team members to work to agreed schedule and to communicate changes in personal work schedule to all relevant parties.
  • Pro-actively engaging with Sound Edit and Sound Mix teams to anticipate evolving schedule.
  • Ensure in-house database (DFD) and internal communication systems are always up-to-date.
  • Timely production of all assets as defined (but not limited to) the activities below:
    • Loading – Tracklay audio, syncing dialogue, tuning vocals, following prescripted guidelines, trouble-shooting sessions - all within defined time parameters and to the required standard.
    • QCing – Quality control, listening to mixed elements and reporting relevant errors using appropriate audio industry terminology. To be completed to the required standard within defined time parameters.
    • Deliverable – manufacturing all client-specified delivery requirements within agreed deadlines and to the required standard.
  • To supply the very highest standard of service to clients.
  • To provide day-to-day editorial support to a busy audio post facility and its team members.
  • To keep up to date with latest audio post production industry innovations.

Person Specification

Job Skills:

  • Accomplished Pro Tools user.
  • Vocal tuning experience.
  • Previous editorial experience in a sound post production facility.
  • Detailed understanding of sample rate converting, bit depth and sample rates.
  • Good knowledge of international TV and Film picture frame rates (PAL / NTSC / BD / Film).
  • Experience of electronic and physical media transfer systems and hardware.
  • Good understanding of older physical media formats (DA88, 35mm Mag etc.).
  • Must have an understanding of acoustics and an expert knowledge of post production sound equipment, recording process, post-recording processes and procedures, both analogue and digital.
  • Must be able to quickly identify and solve audio and video-related problems.

IT Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of databases.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Mac literate.
  • Understanding of how to set up and troubleshoot a Pro Tools system.
  • Understanding of networks and servers advantageous.

Other:

  • Methodical and organised.
  • Excellent written skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage own workload.
  • Must be confident communicator as will be dealing with internal/external personnel at all levels.
  • Willing to work overtime if necessary during busy periods or to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to work flexibly, on own initiative or as part of a team.
  • Excellent at multi-tasking, with the ability to correctly interpret and process large amounts of simultaneous audio and visual information.
  • Willingness to undertake staff training and development as required.
  • Keen attention to detail along with focus and stamina.
  • International language skills advantageous.
  • Background in music advantageous.
  • Must have a keen desire to work in a busy sound facility.
  • Must have a driving licence, as travelling between studios may be required.

Location: Shepperton Studios
Deadline: 24th September 2014

Please send CV to recruitment [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 

Electrician

Purpose of role:

An experienced industrial/commercial Electrician to assist in our Facility Services Department at Shepperton Studios. The work is varied and the successful candidate must have a good working knowledge of 230v & 400v systems and will be expected to carry out electrical installation & maintenance work complying with the requirements of the 17th Edition IET wiring Regulations.

The Electrician reports to the Facilities Services Supervisor and will install, repair and maintain Electrical systems and fixtures in any of the Studios buildings and stages.

Objectives and Accountabilities:

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures using hand tools and power tools.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • To carry out electrical installations and upgrade company facilities.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify potential hazards or defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Cover Standbys on shoot days.
  • Assist other trades when required.
  • Any other duties deemed appropriate by line management.

Competencies, Knowledge & Experience:

  • Customer service driven
  • Desirable commercial industry experience and knowledge of sector.
  • Flexible, outgoing, friendly personality with a positive attitude for a ‘can do’ culture and approach to differing people and situations.
  • Excellent ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Strong team player and orientation towards teamwork.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and confidence skills.
  • The ability to trouble-shoot problems and think laterally.
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance
  • Mature, credible, and comfortable in dealing with company executives. 
  • Reliable, tolerant, determined and flexible.

Person Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Able to commute reliably to office base, other company sites and client offices when required.
  • Able to regularly work flexible hours as required on a rota pattern.
  • Must have a driving license. 
  • Able to communicate and motivate individuals.
  • H&S awareness
  • Qualifications to include NVQ level 3 or City & Guilds equivalent, City & Guilds 2391 Inspection & Testing. 17th Edition.

Training provided:

  • Health & Safety Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety Steps and Ladders
  • Any additional Health and Safety training requirements as directed by management.
  • Thermal imagining camera training
  • All PPE to be supplied

Location: Shepperton Studios
Deadline: 19 September 2014

Please send CV to recruitment [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 

Group Supply Chain Manager

Purpose of role:

Reporting to the Finance Director the purpose of the role is to impact the overall success of the Group by implementing and monitoring cost control measures and gaining advantages through building solid relationships and partnerships with internal and external functions. The candidate will work to understand the goals of internal functions to help improve efficiency and develop better processes to ensure strategic goal are met. Maintaining customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal.

Duties will include:

  • People Management
  • Strategic
    • On-going spend analysis and setting strategy
    • Maximizing value for money year on year
    • Owner of; Contract database, Payment terms database; Supplier database (current and potential)
    • Supplier development (working with existing suppliers to reduce cost through supply chain initiatives and collaborative working)
    • Supplier Induction and Audits
    • Stakeholder – asset register (to avoid duplicate spend)
    • Benchmarking (within Group, cross Group, Industry)
    • Creation, delivery and governance of procurement strategy
    • Assisting with budget setting
  • Capital/Revenue Spend
    • Involvement in specification creation (cross function)
    • Support vendor selection
    • Lead negotiations
    • T&Cs (penalties etc.)
    • Price
    • TCM (Total Cost Model)
    • Payment terms
    • Business case development/signoff
  • Training & Development
    • Skills transfer to organisation
    • Procurement policy and procedure creation/maintenance and training

Objectives/Measure of success:

  • Year on year cost reduction (>3X salary)
  • Number of suppliers within each payment term increased
  • 360 feedback

Competencies & Qualifications:

  • Experienced purchasing professional with people management experience
  • Aptitude to challenge business decisions and come up with new suggestions and concepts.
  • Drive to constantly improve operational performance and sees procurement as a lever for change.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills and a wide range of communication techniques.
  • Expertise to benchmark, understand best practise, collating and analysing information on suppliers, competitors and service/product innovations in order to inform strategy and negotiations.
  • Capability to promote alternative solutions through design and implementation of new concepts to the business.
  • Intelligent, credible, energetic, creative and strategic. Structured in approach, influential with strong analytical and negotiating skills
  • Ability to cope with and manage change
  • Commercially astute
  • MCIPS/Degree Qualified

Location: UK ONLY

Please email CV and covering letter to recruitment [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 

Work Experience Terms

Unfortunately, we cannot offer work experience or placements to students aged 16 and below who have not started studying towards A-Levels (or an equivalent level 3 course).

For placements outside of the UK, please contact the relevant studios directly. Contact details can be found by clicking the above country headings.


Work Experience and Shadowing Scheme

Work experience will be offered to students aged 16 years and over who are studying A-Levels (or equivalent), who can demonstrate an understanding of the work carried out by Pinewood Studios Group and the benefits they would gain from taking part in the scheme.

The work experience will be one week in duration, with each day spent in a different department to gain an understanding of how a studio complex is maintained and operated.

Shadowing Scheme

Our new shadowing scheme will be offered from September 2013 and will be available to those studying in the areas listed below. The shadowing scheme will consist of 5 days unpaid direct work with the specific departments requested. Please note: If you have not studied, or are not currently studying related subjects then please do not apply for the Shadowing Scheme.

Shadow Scheme Placements offered in departments below:

  • TV Operations
  • Drapes (must be able to use sewing machine)
  • Energy and Environmental Services Department
  • IT Department
  • Health and Safety department

If you are interested in applying for Work Experience, please complete the Work Experience application form and send to workexperience [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

If you are interested in applying for the Shadowing Scheme, please complete the Shadowing Scheme application form and send to workexperience [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com


Work Placement

Placements will be offered from one to six months in duration, and will be based specifically within one department.

Applicants must be studying a degree (or equivalent) relevant to the department they have applied for, and have completed their first year of study.

Placements are offered in the following departments:

• Finance (Pinewood)
• Human Resources (Shepperton)
• Health and Safety (Pinewood and Shepperton)
• Marketing (Pinewood and Shepperton)
• Legal (Pinewood)
• Operations (Pinewood and Shepperton)
• Sales (Pinewood and Shepperton)

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Work Placement application form and send to workexperience [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com