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The Broadsword Production Group is looking to recruit a Scenic Production Manager for its production and scenic operations based in Beckenham. We are looking for a reliable, hardworking, trustworthy individual who can work on their own or as part of a team.


Salary – Negotiable based on experience – approx. £35,000 to £40,000


You will be based in our office and onsite as required. You will need to be flexible in working hours as working early mornings, late nights and weekends is part of the industry.


A well connected and creative company, with our fingers kept on the technical pulse of the event industry, we are very proud of our reputation, our specialist knowledge and the innovative work that we produce. We are a tightly-knit, courteous team, offering Creative Technical Production, with a vast amount of knowledge and experience of delivering prestigious events with respect and care. It's an exciting time for Broadsword as we continue to grow, we strive to remain as adaptable, motivated and responsive to our new employees as we are to our customers. We value the talents and abilities of our employees and seek to foster an open, co-operative, and dynamic environment in which everyone can thrive. We take pride in training all of our employees so that they can positively represent the company in all aspects of their work.


The role of Production Manager is an exciting proposition within our company going forward. We have a very strong sales team who are pushing us into more exciting areas of the events industry allowing us to be creative in the type of events we produce. We are looking for a candidate with a thorough scenic background who is willing to push the boundaries in our work, helping us to progress further into the realms of production agency over audio visual supplier.


Core Skills:


  • - Hands on scenic construction experience within the live events industry
  • - Organised and a meticulous attention to detail
  • - A good manager of people, both in a workshop and on-site environment
  • - A calm problem solver and good communicator

  • - CAD experience with layout, site and construction drawings
  • - Knowledge of large format printing techniques and substrates

Main Responsibilities Are:


  • - To be the main point of contact for quoting and spec'ing scenic requirements including scenic crew

  • - Scheduling all workshop resources for the preparation and manufacture of all scenic items
  • - To attend site visits and client meetings to ensure a practical overview to a project's scenic requirements
  • - To give scenic advice and help to Designers, Account Managers, Production Managers and Sales staff
  • - To maintain planning visibility of all scenic requirements and to enforce agreed deadlines
  • - The ordering and producing of PO's for stock as well as job specific items and materials

  • - The ordering and producing of PO's for appropriately skilled on-site as well as workshop freelance and crew carpenters
  • - To organise and run all appropriately sized on-site installations and de-rigs as requested
  • - The ordering and producing of PO's for job specific print and graphics requirements
  • - Outsourcing job specific elements where appropriate


HOD is available to help with quoting, spec'ing and ordering during busy periods


General Requirements Ensuring:


  • - The workshop is kept clear, clean and tidy

  • - Stock is always returned to its correct storage position
  • - All admin paperwork is completed on time and to the highest standard
  • - Computer systems, data bases, and diaries are kept up to date
  • - All appropriate CDM and health and safety regulations are adhered to both in the workshop and on-site
  • - All appropriate paperwork is supplied to site for the scenic onsite team

  • - Financial margins are maintained
  • - Keep records of all overtime worked
  • - Maintenance of appropriate stock holding

And any other reasonable tasks or duties as directed by your manager or senior member of staff.


Equal Opportunities We are committed to taking positive action in order to promote such equality of opportunity and our recruitment procedures are based on the requirements of the job, irrespective of race, gender, marital status, sexuality, disability, religion or age. Appointments are always made on the basis of merit and we welcome applications from all members of the events community.


Please send CV's to phil@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Phil on 0208 776 5386.

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