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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.

We are widely acknowledged as one of the best film schools in the world.  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. 

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


Head of NFTS Scotland

Full-time - Glasgow (with regular visits to Beaconsfield)

The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon announced in her keynote speech at the 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival that the National Film and Television School would be opening a new hub at BBC Scotland’s studios in Glasgow.

In addition to the BBC, the School has secured strong support for the new hub from a range of industry partners including STV, Channel 4, the British Film Institute (BFI) and the producers of Outlander (David Brown), Mad Max Fury Road (Iain Smith) Sunshine on Leith and T2 Trainspotting (Andrew MacDonald).

In preparation for the hub opening in 2018 we are now looking to appoint a Head of NFTS Scotland.

This is a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to and inspiring the next generation of film and television-makers.  

You will have film and/or television production experience and/or experience of teaching and tutoring new talent. Applicants need to have the capability to lead a team, manage a budget and develop a portfolio of courses as well as being an exceptional communicator possessing excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for learning.

Applicants need to be excellent communicators possessing strong interpersonal skills and a passion for student learning.

The National Film and Television School is an acknowledged global leader in the provision of postgraduate, high-level, creative and technical skills for the audio-visual industries. In 2014 the School was named ‘the Number 1 International Film School in the World’ by the Hollywood Reporter. 

To apply please complete our application form and return it to recruitment@nfts.co.uk or by post to HR Department, NFTS, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1LG.

Interviews are expected to be held in Glasgow week beginning 30 October.

Closing date for Applications: 19th October 2017

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Head of Department – Directing Fiction

Full-time or 3-4 days per week

The National Film and Television School Directing Fiction Department is one of, if not the, best in the world.  Graduates from the department are among some of the most well regarded Directors working today including David Yates (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Sarah Gavron (Suffragette), Yann Demange (Top Boy), Clio Barnard (Dark River), Anthony Chen (Ilo Ilo), Michael Pearce (Beast), and Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here).

Following Lynda Myles’ decision to step down as Head of Department, we are looking for a new Head of Department – Directing Fiction. 

This is a unique opportunity for someone who is excited about imparting their knowledge to and inspiring the next generation of film and television-makers.  

As an experienced Director you will have knowledge and practical experience of industry customs and practices and production processes, a proven ability to visualise and define the style and structure of a film or TV drama, and importantly understand the necessity of engaging positively with the other key production departments.

Applicants need to be excellent communicators possessing strong interpersonal skills and a passion for student learning.

The National Film and Television School is an acknowledged global leader in the provision of postgraduate, high-level, creative and technical skills for the audio-visual industries. In 2014 the School was named ‘the Number 1 International Film School in the World’ by the Hollywood Reporter. 

To apply please complete our application form and return it to recruitment@nfts.co.uk or by post to HR Department, NFTS, Beaconsfield Studios, Station Road, Beaconsfield HP9 1LG.

Deadline for Applications: 22nd October 2017
Job Description
Application Form


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
Beaconsfield
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.