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Reports to: Director of The London Film School

Salary: £53,500 – £58,000 pa, full-time

Full time, fixed term appointment (5 + 5 years)

Start date: September 2016

The London Film School is looking for a dynamic and experienced film educator to lead the curriculum, teaching team and academic matters at the school.

The role will oversee our current MA and PhD degree programmes, and will lead the development of additional degree courses.

As the school turns 60 we are looking to enhance our curriculum, expand our course offerings, and engage our students more fully in the fast changing screen industries landscape. We are also at an exciting time in our history, with a move to London City Island scheduled for late 2017, which will bring new opportunities for staff, students and the local communities. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for someone with both industry and academic experience, and a passion for education.

The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to, and experience of, filmmaking and the development of a practice-based curricula. It is essential that the candidate have an understanding of how to relate screen studies to the practice of filmmaking, and to inspire as a teacher.

An understanding of the broader context of Higher Education, academic standards, teaching quality standards, enhancement of learning opportunities, and the ability to manage the complexities of current educational compliance issues, is also essential.

The role reports to the Director, and sits on the Leadership Team, and will be expected to participate and actively contribute to the development of the strategic vision of the school, and to champion a Curriculum Review. With a small team of direct reports, we are also looking to this role to manage, support and, develop the teaching team.

Experience of managing and mentoring teaching staff through curricula and institutional change is desirable.

Download the Head of Studies Job Description + Complete both Application and Equal Opportunities Forms.

Completed forms should be sent to Lucy Aronica

Application deadline: 16 June 2016

Interviews: week commencing 20 June 2016



Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Reports to: Head of Department

Purpose of Role: Teach in the camera department and supervise all aspects of cinematography theory and practice

Salary: £33,000 - £37,500 pa, full-time

Start date:  Immediate or to join by 12/09/2016 at the latest 


LFS camera department is a busy team. There are five full-time posts within the department: Head of Department, two Senior Lecturers, a Gaffer-stage supervisor and a Camera Equipment Manager. All department members are proactive in the running and delivery of the department.

This senior lecturer post-holder will be responsible for: 

  • Teaching, delivery and supervision of the cinematography curriculum and relevant department resources for the 1st year of the MA
  • Supporting the cinematography curriculum in planning, delivering digital theory lectures and the critique of work of graduation films
  • Deputising responsibility

Given the need for flexibility of teaching within department, the balance of duties and the role may change over time or after consultation and will be reviewed as part of the appraisal process. The 2nd Senior lecturer post will remain vacant for the time being and teaching responsibilities will continue to be filled by our pool of visiting practitioners. For informal enquiries or any interest in becoming a visiting tutor, please contact the Head of Camera Harriet Cox:

The posts are full-time, Monday-Friday 9.30-5.30 for the 12-week teaching terms with one week either side for preparing and assessment. Annual leave is a two week break over Christmas and Easter/Spring and then 6 weeks during August into September. 

Application deadline:  13 June 2016, 5pm

Interviews: week commencing  20 June 2016

Download the  Senior Lecturer Job Description   + Complete both Application and Equal Opportunities Forms 

Completed forms should be sent to Harriet Cox



The London Film School (LFS) is internationally celebrated for its commitment to film, craft excellence, innovation and creative freedom. We are consistently rated in The Hollywood Reporter – the leading magazine for the film industry - as one of the 15 top international film schools.

We are recognised by Creative Skillset as a Centre of Excellence Film Academy. 

Currently located in Covent Garden LFS is the oldest film school in the UK.  Deeply connected to local and international screen industries, we have an alumni spanning the globe, and working in every part of the film industry.  Our students and alumni have won every major award in the screen industries, and we continue to foster and nurture the next generation of filmmakers. During 2015, films created at the school had around 200 festival entries, wining over 30 prizes. The list spanned Cannes, Venice, Tribeca, Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, The BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh, Encounters, Oscars, and Sundance.

With around 220 full-time students, from over 30 countries, we are a dynamic hub for high quality film making activity, preparing creative storytellers for the world’s screen industries. We offer 3 full-time MA programmes, a Ph.D. Film by Practice, and a full calendar of short courses.

The school is committed to collaborative practice-based learning and produces up to 180 films every year. The result is a dynamic and intensive film environment which creates global networks for life. 

This year the school turns 60, and with a planned move to a new home next year, is on the verge of a new chapter in its history. It’s an exciting time to join the school.

The London Film School is a non-profit educational charity with Mike Leigh OBE as its Chairman of the Board and Jane Roscoe as its Director.


LFS is an equal opportunity employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.




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