London - North




Studio Operations Director – C5498
This role is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in leading the operations of one of London’s newest and most innovative film studio campuses.



Our client is one of London’s newest and most innovative film studio campuses incorporating two of the largest individual sound stages in the UK.




The Operations Director will lead the Studio Management Team to ensure the studios run smoothly and that clients have an excellent on-site experience.


They will also liaise directly with the Studio's global streaming company partner to ensure a highly positive working experience.


Key responsibilities include: 

  • Lead the on-site Studio Management Team
  • Liaise directly with a specific key client to ensure they are satisfied with the facilities and services
  • Liaise directly with productions overseeing the negotiation of their studio hire contracts & ensuring they have everything they need on site
  • Manage the pipeline of third party leads to fill gaps in occupancy
  • Work closely with the Studio Management Team to oversee the execution of ongoing maintenance, upgrade and improvements works across the campus
  • Help identify expansion & new revenue opportunities for the Studio Group campus and make recommendations to the company’s management team
  • Be responsible for studio campus PR regularly engaging with the media, film industry bodies & key contacts across major production companies
  • Liaise directly with landlords on regular inspections and protocol, and maintain positive relations
  • Manage operational expenditure on site to ensure delivery of first-class service whilst achieving optimum profitability


As the company continues to explore future opportunities you will also: 

  • Provide insight and feedback during scoping and feasibility and consequently planning and construction, advising on specification
  • Liaise with key contacts from major production companies to spread the word about any new site once development is underway.




With extensive experience in studio management gained from working in a similar role elsewhere you will be skilled at managing senior-level client relationships.


You will have deep understanding of what facilities and services are required in order to maximise client satisfaction and be experienced at overseeing the delivery of these.


Previous experience of assessing, budgeting and delivering operational and technical upgrades within a studio environment is important, as is the running of an operational P&L.


You should also demonstrate strong leadership skills and previous experience of managing a team.



The remuneration package will be competitive, and commensurate with the importance of the position.


If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format. To make direct contact, please click here.




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  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role
  • We aim to respond to candidates within 14 days. 


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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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