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Vacancy Junior Production Manager
Employer Set Creative UK Limited
Vacancy type Permanent paid job
Reference number Jun7519
Form of employment Full Time
Salary / Rate £24,000
Hours 40.00
Published 31/10/2023
Closing date 27/11/2023


Junior Production Manager
Employer: Set Creative
Contract: Permanent role
Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Salary: From £24000 dependent on experience
Location: London, we work in our Clerkenwell offices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, with Mondays & Fridays from home (unless a project dictates otherwise!)
Closing date: 27th Nov 23:59
Interviews: w/c 6th and 17th December
Start Date: 8th January

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About Set Creative

We are a creatively-led experiential agency. For over 17 years, we’ve proudly been conceiving, designing, and delivering memorable experiences that connect people with the world's leading brands. We’re proud to work with Bentley, Google, Castrol, Mazda, HSBC, and many more.
We have homes in New York, London, Portland, and Detroit as well as many other places to stay thanks to our WPP family. We believe pride is the basis of all great work. It has the power to smash targets, build reputations, attract talent and get the world talking.

About the role

Set Creative are currently recruiting for a Junior Production Manager. Supporting the technical team in the delivery of projects large and small. You’ll be talented and enthusiastic with an understanding of technical live event production. You’ll have a keen interest in design technology and a working knowledge of digital & social media including streaming. You’ll have excellent communication skills and enjoy problem solving. Practical skills are a bonus as is a knowledge of Lighting, Sound, Video or Set building. Mainly, you’re passionate about turning a creative idea into reality.


What you’ll be doing
  • To work across SET Live projects to ensure the technical delivery is done to the highest standards, reporting to our Technical Director
  • To deliver the technical aspects of smaller projects and to assist on larger projects
  • To support managing freelancers who are brought onboard to deliver the technical aspects of projects
  • In collaboration with project teams and directors, to actively manage the early stages of projects, including being involved in developing pitch budgets
  • To work with the project management teams to monitor the financial status of projects, to ensure they meet client budgets and maintain desired margin.
  • To support the Technical Director in meeting and communicating with existing and prospective suppliers in order to equip the SET Creative delivery teams with the most relevant suppliers and ensure SET Creative is maximizing its commercial relationships with suppliers
  • You will be liaising with all departments including: budgeting, schedules, crew management, trucking, graphics (print and digital), Studio, Rigging, Scenic, Lighting, Sound and Video
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • A passion for delivering high-quality production and exceeding client’s expectations
  • Excellent communication, leadership and team working skills
  • This role will include UK and international travel as well as working non-standard hours

Essential criteria

What we are looking for
  • Ideally you’ve got experience in live events or Theatre production
  • Knowledge of Vectorworks or other CAD programs is a bonus
  • All-round knowledge of production disciplines: sound, lighting, video, rigging, staging, scenery and technical integration, transport, logistics and health & safety
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks
  • Comfortable building relationships with colleagues and clients

Additional information

Entry requirements
  • A resident of a LIFT borough (Camden, Hackney, Islington, and Tower Hamlets)
  • Aged 18+

More about Set Creative
Our people take great pride in all they do, and our clients get work they’re proud of. To ensure we achieve pride in everything we do, we have a guiding set of principles:
We respect our people - Whether you’re a partner or a freelancer, we give everyone the treatment and respect they deserve. And we celebrate and value all the things that make us individuals.
We embrace DEI - We understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion to our business and society. We’re working to be better in how we deliver events, how we spend and how we recruit.
We act with integrity - When we take on a project, we’re up front about how much it costs, and will never make promises we can’t keep. If a piece of work isn’t right for us or our clients, we’ll say so, then work together to find a solution.
We strive for sustainability - From the materials we use, to the communities we work with, we strive to reduce our environmental impact and run a more sustainable business.
We sweat the collaboration -We work collaboratively with our partners to make each and every campaign the best it can be, doing whatever it takes to shine at our bit, whilst helping our partners to shine at theirs.

How to apply

How to apply
To apply, please follow the link below to the LIFT Opportunities Portal, and click the ‘Apply’ button – you will be asked to upload an up-to-date copy of your CV and in the ‘Supporting Statement’ box please answer these questions to help us get a better idea of why you’re applying for this role. Please give some detail for each question and be specific with your examples to show your experience and understanding of the role and what you can bring to it.
  1. Why are you interested in applying for the Junior Production Manager role with Set Creative?
  2.  What experience do you have in live events or theatre production that you would apply to this role?
  3. Tell us about a time you’ve worked on a project where you had to prioritise your workload / or solve a problem?
For more information or help with your application
If you are having any difficulties, would like to submit your application in an alternative format or would like support with your application, please contact the LIFT team on

If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the application or interview process, please reach out to the team to discuss more.


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