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. At the NFTS, people are at the heart of what we do. We’re an Inclusive employer and are committed to equality of opportunity, and building a culturally diverse workforce. We strongly encourage applications from people from all backgrounds.

For half a century, the NFTS has developed some of Britain and the world’s top creative talent. It is widely acknowledged to be the top school of its kind in the UK and one of the best internationally. In 2018, the NFTS was awarded both the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

What NFTS can offer you

Wherever you work here at NFTS, your contribution will be central to our achievements.  In return, full time employees are entitled to 20 days holiday a year, as well as any public holidays and an additional 11 fixed days leave at Christmas and Easter.  While our standard week is 9.30-5.30 (35 hours per week), we are supportive of employees wishing to work flexibly and will consider a range of options, please include any flexible working requirements as part of your application.

Other benefits include: Life Assurance, Pension scheme, Bike to Work scheme, Counselling and Employee Assistance programme, Rail discounts/season ticket loans and eligibility for a TOTUM (formerly NUS Extra) discount card that offers a variety of high street discounts.  

How to apply

To apply for one of our roles, please email your CV, a covering letter which includes your salary expectation and a completed Equality Monitoring Form to  Please note that we are unable to sponsor candidates for these roles, so we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK.  If you do not have the right to work in the UK, we will not be able to progress your application.

We are currently recruiting for the following four key senior roles at the NFTS, each of which provides a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to, and inspiring the next generation:

Head of Television Entertainment (full time)

Head of Television Entertainment Job Description

Head of Directing Documentary (full time)

Head of Directing Documentary Job Description

Head of Editing (full time)

Head of Editing Job Description

Head of Composing (part time, 3-4 days per week)

Head of Composing Job Description

Graduates from TV Entertainment, Documentary, Editing and Composing departments are among some of the most well-regarded professionals working today including Natalie Holt the composer of Obi Wan Kenobi, Lucia Zucchetti the editor of The Essex Serpent, James Newton the director of Grenfell: The Untold Story and Abigail Dankwa the director of Grayson's Art Club.  

As an experienced film and/or television professional you will have knowledge and practical experience of industry customs and practices and production processes, a proven ability to define the style and structure of a film or television project, and importantly understand the necessity of engaging positively with the other key production departments.  Some previous experience of teaching and learning is preferred.

The closing date for applications for these roles is Sunday 10th July 2022.

Project Coordinator (NFTS Leeds based, contract basis)

We are currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator on a freelance basis to support our NFTS Leeds team in the delivery of a trainee programme in conjunction with 4Skills.  This role would suit someone with excellent organisation and interpersonal skills.

Project Coordinator - Job Description

To apply for this role, please send a CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements to The closing date for applications is midday on Thursday 23rd June.

At the NFTS, people are at the heart of what we do. We’re an inclusive employer and are committed to equality of opportunity, and building a culturally diverse workforce. We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and to increasing our representation of staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds.

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