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Office Assistant – Positive Action Scheme (3-week work placement)

Posted March 14th 2024

We are offering a unique and inclusive opportunity for talented individuals from under-represented or disadvantaged groups to join our team on a three-week work placement over the summer. As one of Europe’s largest talent agencies, Independent Talent Group is committed to providing invaluable industry experience to those who participate in our program.

● Please do NOT apply for this position if you hope to be a client of ITG.

Eligibility: This work placement is specifically targeted towards individuals aged 18+ from under-represented, disadvantaged and/or low socio-economic groups. As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we have implemented a Positive Action Scheme in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Placement Description: During your placement, you will have the opportunity to work across all areas in our company, gaining valuable insight into our inner workings. You’ll play a key role in supporting the daily operations of our many departments. Please note that this is a dog friendly office.

Responsibilities: Your responsibilities will include a range of administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of our office, which may include:
● Engaging with scripts, analysing and breaking them down to assist our team.
● Answering phone calls and taking messages.
● Updating client pages on our website.
● Handling postal correspondence.
● Creating / cutting showreels for clients.
● Assisting with copywriting for our social media posts.
● Working with the Casting Runner, Literary runner and Office runner on covering responsibilities for all departments.

What we’re looking for:
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, coupled with an appreciation for interpersonal connections.
● An enthusiastic individual who embodies passion, drive, and energy in every task.
● Genuine interest in the entertainment industry, staying up to date with the latest developments.
● Proactive approach and willingness to tackle ad hoc challenges with a positive attitude.
● Ability to handle administrative duties efficiently and bring creativity to tasks.
● Strong team player with the initiative to work independently when needed.
● Having a readiness to learn, adapt, and maintain an open-minded approach to new challenges and opportunities.
● Commitment to making the most of this valuable work placement experience.

Location and Hours: You will primarily be based in our main office on Whitfield Street. Normal office hours will be 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, although some flexibility is required.

Available placement slots:

● 13th May – 31st May
● 3rd June – 21st June
● 24th June – 12th July
● 15th July – 2nd August

This opportunity offers the London Living Wage.

Application Process: To apply for the role, we encourage you to let your imagination shine through during the application process. In addition to sending your CV, we request that you submit a cover letter, no longer than one A4 page, that not only outlines your relevant experience and skills, but also showcases your thoughts on a recent play, film, or TV program you have seen. Please specify for which slots you are available. We would also love to know if you would be interested in a longer-term position should one arise, although please note, this has no bearing on your application. Video applications are also welcomed. If you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment/interview process please let us know.

Please send your application to: or Independent Talent Group Ltd, 40 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2RH.
Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm, Tuesday 2nd April 2024.

Due to the high level of applications, we will only be able to contact those successful in moving forward to the next round. If you haven’t heard from us by Friday 12th April, unfortunately you haven’t been successful this time, but please do keep an eye on our website and social channels for future opportunities.

Currently not accepting any more applications

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