Film Maker / Animator (The Studio)

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Fixed Term Part Time

Birmingham is the UK’s second city with the youngest urban population in one of the most lively and diverse regions. The Church of England - Birmingham, founded in 1905, is one of the 41 dioceses of the Church of England. It covers an area of nearly 300 square miles and includes parishes in Birmingham and parts of Solihull, Sandwell, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Right at the heart of what we do there are over 187 worshipping communities with an average weekly attendance of 17,000. In these churches are clergy and church-goers representing a wide scope of tradition, ethnicity, age and background. It is a time of new opportunities and potential in the Church of England - Birmingham as we seek to shape ministry for a changing church and world as part of our ‘Transforming Church - Shaping the Future’ vision, supported by our ambitious People & Places framework.

What is the Studio?

The Studio is an exciting new development within the Communications team. It is a small group of creatives (Graphic Designer, Film maker/Animator and Production Manager) who work together to produce high quality resources for the Church of England – Birmingham and beyond. The Studio is a place to experiment and explore new ways of doing things. The Studio will produce tactical, visual resources that communicate the pioneering thought emerging from the Church of England – Birmingham. The Studio will collaborate with diocesan teams and local churches to help them flex their creative muscles too.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality video and animation content for a wide variety of audiences
  • Translating conceptual subject matter into a visual narratives for a range of stakeholder audience types.
  • Nose-to-tail digital production: from creating ideas and scripting to shooting, editing and encoding.
  • Provide creative input and ideas for future content and development.
  • Liaising with the Director of Communications/ Production Manager to understand stakeholders and audiences.
  • Collaborating with the Production Manager and Film-maker/Animator to produce effective, timely resources.
  • Using innovation to redefine a brief within time and cost constraints.
  • Working with a range of media and keeping up to date with emerging technologies.

The ideal candidate will possess skills and experience with:

  • Proven track record of creating engaging moving image content for a range of audiences.
  • Creative visual storyteller with strong narrative instinct.
  • Ability to capture detailed information and complex ideas in a range of styles
  • Experience of video editing software
  • Experience with graphics and animation software
  • Creative/ ideas driven
  • Demonstrable film making/animation skills with a strong portfolio
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
  • Up to date with industry leading software and technologies
  • Ability to create work for a variety of audiences
  • Collaborative and adaptable


You should reference these skills & experiences in your application questions as we will use these for shortlisting.

You should include in your application, links to a portfolio / examples of your work online .

Terms and Conditions

Responsible to: Production Manager

Other key accountabilities: Director of Communications/ Other Heads of Department

Hours: Part time (21 hours/ 3 days per week)

Salary: £28,000 pro rata (plus membership of the Church Worker’s Pension Scheme with 12% employer contribution)

Responsible To: Production Manager

Deadline for Applications: Friday 1 March 2019

Interviews: Tuesday 19 March 2019

(To be held in our offices at 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ)