London - Central




Head of Production, Drama – C5054
This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly experienced Head of Production to take the reins at a well-established, successful production company producing high-end, award-winning television drama.


Our client is renowned production company in film and television, producing acclaimed and award-winning drama.


The Head of Production will overseeing all productions from inception to delivery.


Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Providing operational support to productions, from development through to commissioning, pre-production, production, post and delivery
  • Preparation of production schedules
  • Budget preparation
  • Recruiting key crew for productions
  • Ensuring all productions are set up so as to be compliant with the requirements of the financiers/broadcaster
  • Managing production costs to ensure productions are completed within the production budget
  • Working with productions to solve production issues
  • Ensuring productions are adequately insured
  • Managing and monitoring Health and Safety across Productions
  • Liaising with broadcasters and distribution partners on progress and costs
  • Ensuring the accurate reporting of production costs and cash flow forecasts.



The ideal candidate for this position will either have extensive experience of working as a Production Executive or Head of Production in a television drama production company or have extensive experience working as a Drama Line Producer.

You will have strong budgeting and scheduling skills, and experience in overseeing production processes on large scale period dramas, with complex visual effects. Experience with foreign co-productions is also important.

You will be good at assessing project and resource requirements, and will understand the potential of new technologies and systems and the impact on Production

A great people manager and communicator, you will adept at managing production teams and liaising with broadcasters and financiers.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT: 

  •          Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  •          Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.


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Searchlight strives to promote equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.


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