Current Vacancies

Production Manager

Broadsword are on the lookout for a charismatic Production Manager to join our growing band of energetic event professionals.

We’d expect you to love listening and talking to people, finding solutions to implement cutting edge, creative production ideas. The world of live events is an exciting area in which to be involved; you’ll need to be adaptable, motivated and responsive, ‘a safe pair of hands’ for our customers and exceed expectations, time and time again.

One team. One experience. Broadsword deliver a complete end-to-end service. Design. Planning. Production. Event Award Winners, we’re a boutique event production agency with a great reputation, a leadership team who are hands on, really know their stuff and generous with their knowledge. The Broadsword family is filled with genuine people who care about we do and each other.

You will be based in our Beckenham 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.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a technical background within the AV industry and at least 2 years of production management experience in a similar role. We will also consider candidates from a technical manager role, venue management role or a similar position.

Salary – Negotiable based on experience

Main tasks of role

  • Attend Client meetings to discuss and develop solutions for the client brief
  • Prepare quotes and pitch documents
  • Attend site visits and production meetings
  • Book crew, technicians, equipment and transport
  • Support the Client pre event
  • Assess health and safety requirements and create risk assessments and method statements for each event.
  • Track the progress of each job and the documentation involved.
  • Manage equipment, crew and transport on site and liaise with the venue and client on site at the event.
  • Manage any changes that occur when on site
  • Post event completion of costs, invoicing and all related paperwork
  • Work with the team to constantly update equipment, processes and creative ideas.
  • Manage relationships with key venues where we have an onsite presence.

Essential requirements

  • Experience within the Audio-Visual industry or Event production industry in a technical role with 2 years of experience in a project management role or venue management role.
  • Sales experience with motivation to develop profitable new business.
  • Methodical, structured and self-motivated person with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • A well organised and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Wide experience of a range of audio and video equipment and new technologies within the industry.
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Excellent communication and client facing skills
  • Good with the written word and grammar
  • Team player
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude
  • Ability to travel to office/central London out of hours

Desirable Skills

  • Experience of working in bespoke venues around London where standards and working practices are heavily scrutinised
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Visio, and other visualisation software
  • Experience of working with camera crews as an on-site director. A good understanding of editing techniques.
  • Show calling experience for live productions.
  • Use of CAD for drawing scaled plans.

Benefits

  • We encourage everyone at Broadsword to build a career, with annual performance reviews, monthly catch-ups and training opportunities.
  • We offer an annual bonus based on company performance and a 3% pension contribution.
  • Mobile working - you'll get a company phone and laptop if your role involves being out and about.
  • Work life balance - flexible start/ finish time / work from home to enable builders, doctors, etc and time in lieu for weekend work, plus 23 days holiday and we're closed over Christmas.
  • Sweets and treats - tea, (real) coffee and biscuits every day and a present on your birthday.
  • Party, party, party - Christmas party and summer off-site picnic, as well as regular team drinks, breakfast clubs etc.
  • Charity initiatives - we've a nominated charity and organise group activities to raise money.
  • Perkbox - everyone's a member and offers include: cheap cinema tickets, free drinks and discount dinners as well as ride to work schemes, mobile phone insurance, gym membership and childcare vouchers.

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 AV community.

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Justin on 0208 776 5386.

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Event Operations & Production Assistant

Broadsword Event House is looking to recruit an Event Operations & Production Assistant based out of our offices in Central London and Beckenham. We are looking for a reliable, hardworking, trustworthy individual who can work on their own or as part of a team.

Salary – 18k – 24k

You will be based in our offices providing a consistent point of support during core working hours of 08:30 – 17:30. Flexibility outside of these hours may be required for specific project requirements.

Main tasks of role

  • To work with the Operations Co-ordinator in the booking of freelancers, crew and logistics for specific events.
  • To help prepare call sheets and ensure these are communicated to the relevant members of the team.
  • To assist the Operations Manager in the day-to-day running of the operations side of the business.
  • Dealing with suppliers for subrental of equipment and transport companies for arranging transport services
  • To provide assistance to Production Managers throughout the production process including:
  • Drawing up of floorplans and Health & Safety documentation
  • Booking travel and accommodation
  • Researching and sourcing specific items required for events
  • Providing a point of contact in the office when Production Managers are onsite
  • To ensure PO’s are issued for freelancers and services.
  • The ability to reach the office out of hours with personal transport on occasion.

Essential requirements

  • To be a methodical and self-motivated individual with excellent organisational and prioritisation skills;
  • To have a structured and calm approach to the job with meticulous attention to detail;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Excellent problem solver;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Presenting a professional image, both in person and on the telephone;
  • Good with the written word and grammar;
  • Team player;
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a ‘Can do’ attitude.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience in an event production environment;
  • Knowledge of technology used within event production;
  • Knowledge of CAD drawing software.

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 AV community.

Please send CV’s to recruitment@broadswordgroup.uk or for further information contact Bruce on 0208 776 5386.