Friday, 10 April 2015

ITV Job Vacancy: Production Gaffer on Coronation Street

ITV have an exciting permanent opportunity for an experienced Production Gaffer to facilitate and assist the Head of Production as the point of contact between the Production Office, Technical Managers, and the Production Lighting crew.

You will ensure that all Coronation Street lighting infrastructure is properly maintained and tested in an efficient and cost effective manner, assist in the training of freelance crew and junior staff, apprentices, and ensuring health and safety requirements are met at all times. You will be the link between the Production Office, Technical Managers and the Production Lighting Department including other departments in all aspects relating to lighting, electrical, safety concerns, and any health and safety issues.

Conducting 6 and 12 monthly Lighting Dept Performance and Development reviews you will manage, maintain and test all in house lighting equipment when required, including Pat testing, and to supervise and oversee set rigs, de-rigs, practical sockets and supplies. Manage and Update lighting Plots for Studio, Lot and Camera Vans.

We will look to you to visit any new sets, locations, projects, and recce meetings to assist and advise on obtaining the best use of time and resources. Organise scaffolding, equipment, delivery and pick up, overseeing checking in and out of hired equipment, ensuring timely turnaround. Ensure all hired equipment is returned/repaired quickly as not to hold up production if it is faulty.

You will be a Fully Qualified Electrician with in depth knowledge of the television industry and a City and Guilds 17th Edition certification and strong knowledge of Electrical and Health and Safety Regulations. With strong leadership skills you will mentor and train apprentices, new electricians and freelance, to the required standard needed to work in a safe and efficient manner on Coronation Street.

Our people are our greatest asset and, as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to work both in front of and behind the cameras.

If you have the skills that we need, then apply by the closing date 16th April 2015.

Full information at

Glenda Young 
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