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Recruitment

Join the expert team of our welcoming Grade II-listed multi-purpose venue situated in central Westminster, London.

Production technician

Building back strongly from the pandemic we are looking for an internal production technician to help to run our live events. Our work is varied and can range from large multi-room conferences, product launches, roadshows, impressive gala dinners and awards Shows – all of these can be either live, virtual or hybrid. There are various large rooms that have built-in audiovisual in situ plus a virtual studio.

We pride ourselves on having all the latest equipment which we update, invest, and improve on year on year.

Church House Westminster is an equal opportunities employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. We serve a diverse range of clients and hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds as it makes our team stronger as well as being the right thing to do. The important thing is that you share our enthusiasm and values.

We are committed to treating everyone fairly and no one will be subject to discrimination.  We will do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. ​ If there is anything we can do to make your application more straightforward to complete please let us know.

The employer is the Corporation of Church House – a well-established charity – and the package is substantial. Alongside the salary of £28,000 per annum, there is overtime, an organisation bonus scheme, a Christmas bonus, 28 days annual leave, a strong training programme, direct staff benefits, and a generous company pension scheme.

It is essential that the applicant has hands-on experience in handling AV equipment and lighting control systems; knowledge of VMIX would be desired. Strong knowledge of general IT connectivity, LAN networks, and current software packages is required.

If this sounds like you then please email us your CV with a cover letter by midnight on 3rd February to recruitment@churchhouseconf.co.uk. Interviews will likely be on the 8th of February in person or online.

 

Job description – Production Technician 

Key Tasks

  • Overall responsibility for the set-up of all rooms with the right equipment and securely in line with H&S procedures one hour prior to the client’s arrival.
  • To de-rig equipment efficiently and safely at the time as listed on the AV week sheet, function sheets, and amendment forms.
  • To ensure that all AV equipment is used safely and correctly by colleagues, freelance staff, and clients.
  • To understand and to be able to explain the correct usage and application of all audio-visual equipment to clients and colleagues upon request.
  • To communicate changes in an event to colleagues to ensure the smooth running of an event.
  • To repair and maintain equipment and leads as required.

 

Management of audio-visual equipment

  • To keep clear records of audiovisual equipment held by the Conference Centre and to assist with stock takes.
  • To be able to undertake basic first-line maintenance of in-house AV equipment.
  • To advise the Head of Production & Audio Visual on stock levels and any equipment defects.
  • To ensure all equipment is stored safely and correctly in the right locations and is returned to the store when not in use.
  • To actively protect equipment from damage during transportation.
  • To ensure areas of equipment storage remain tidy and that AV equipment remains accessible.
  • To first line fault-finding on audiovisual equipment.
  • To perform daily room checks to ensure the audiovisual equipment in the meeting rooms and venue spaces is always tested and in correct working order.

 

Management of events

  • To communicate with clients during an event to ensure that all late changes and additions can be catered for whilst proving outstanding customer service.
  • To support with events in meeting rooms as well as live event spaces.
  • To be available to assist the Event Coordinators with show rounds and client queries in the absence of the Head of Production & Audio Visual & the Senior Technician and to ensure that good precise notes are taken on behalf of the Production Department that are passed on to the Head of Production & Audio Visual & Senior Technician.
  • To operate sound, lighting, and audiovisual equipment for events, operate the portable mixing unit, set up wired & wireless microphones, and provide a camera crew with sound feeds.
  • Where necessary to provide support and supervision of freelance AV staff and contractors.
  • To assist the clients with their last-minute requests and meet these requests where possible.

 

Client IT support

  • To ensure all clients can access the Church House Westminster client IT network securely and safely.
  • To ensure that free WIFI always remains accessible.
  • To ensure that the Church House Westminster client network is not used by clients in an inappropriate manner.
  • To ensure specialist IT needs of clients can be met where feasible.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Ensure that all staff and users of the venue comply with current H&S legislation and the venue operational procedures.
  • Assist with the control and supervision of the freelancers and contractors involved in the production of events.
  • Build relations between AV and other departments of the venue.
  • Ensure the legal and organisational requirements for fire, health, safety & hygiene are met and bring to the attention of your line manager any areas of training you feel you need or have missed.
  • Keep updated on the requirements and necessary permits to work including Halo, working at heights, lone working, and working safely.
  • To be available, when not needed for clients and the AV manager, to support the venue with their portering needs and room set up.

 

This job description is intended as a general guide to the scope of the post and may change in line with the needs of the service or at the request of the line manager. 

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The current building was designed by the renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker, and the foundation stone was laid by Her Majesty, Queen Mary on 1937. It took until 1940 to complete and was officially opened by His Majesty, King George Vl, on 10 June 1940.

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