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Cohort Manager - Talent Pool

  • ITV Studios
  • Manchester, UK
  • 11/06/2021
Full time Studio Management

Job Description

Cohort Manager (Talent Pool)

Coronation Street

Freelance Contracts offered

Office location: Coronation Street, Trafford Wharf Road, Media City, Salford

Closing date: Sunday 20 June 2021

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

Business overview per Business Area:

Coronation Street  is one of ITV’s most successful long running drama series, regularly pulling in millions of viewers. As the success of Coronation Street  continues to grow, we are looking for a Cohort Manager to represent Coronation Street at a wider level across ITV and externally as required. 

This role entails…

The Cohort Manager is responsible for ensuring that social distancing rules are implemented and maintained on their assigned filming cohort. They will be the first point of contact for any Bio security related issue and act as a conduit for the flow of information between the studio floor/location and the management team. Their judgement on social distancing and the application of these principles will be final. The cohort manager will work with the 1st AD to manage the day to day filming requirements of their cohort, in order to successfully deliver the editorial, production and financial objectives.

This role will carry out inductions for any new crew members and to ensure that any issue raised during the induction process is responded to in collaboration with the Production Management and H&S team.

To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  1. Experience of in-depth knowledge and understanding of Covid protocols on productions.
  2. Demonstrable confidence, assertiveness and experience to effectively implement protocols and give clear direction
  3. Excellent communication skills 
  4. Experience of demonstrating resilience and ability to maintain performance in face of ever-changing priorities and workload
  5. Experience of working with Health & Safety department(s)
  6. Ability to work flexibly and in line with production schedules.
  7. Proven ability to carry out inductions for any new crew members and to ensure that any issue raised during the induction process is responded to in collaboration with the Production Management and H&S team

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)

The Key role criteria is as follows:

  1. Experience of successful team working
  2. Experience of creating and implementing safe and successful induction processes.
  3. Ability to manage and motivate teams in conjunction and collaboration with others
  4. Demonstrable ability of a mature approach to manage and mitigate any major crises or unforeseen event
  5. Confidence and ability to manage upwards (and other relevant colleagues) with regard to raising issues effectively and efficiently
  6. Experience of scheduling and forward planning
  7. Ability to demonstrate close attention to detail

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything our email is Find out more here

We are currently advertising for Cohort Managers however we’re also keen to hear from you if you have done a similar role at assistant level.

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.