Unit Manager – Folded Wing

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Folded Wing
August 20, 2021
Essex or London (Partly remote working)
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Love music, love radio? Folded Wing are looking for a brilliant person to fill a new vital in our award-winning team.

Working on a part time basis (circa 25 hours a week) we need a Unit Manager to help keep the team running smoothly – talking with clients, managing our schedules, paperwork and studios, and making sure our CEO can focus on growing the company.

Folded Wing produce a range of programmes and podcasts for the BBC and commercial clients – including Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 jazz show, Romesh Ranganathan’s For The Love of Hip-Hop; New Music for New Parents for BBC Sounds; BBC Introducing for Radio 1 and The Selector for the British Council.

Both roles require experience, skill but above all passion.  A love of music is at the heart of everything we do.

Full job description below. If you think you’re the right person to join our team, send a CV and a covering letter to jobs@foldedwing.co.uk (Putting the job title in the subject line)

Unit Manager Folded Wing

The Unit Manager is responsible for general administration and logistical duties across all the company’s production and business needs.  They help manage schedules and deadlines for new and existing business, assist with production budgets, contracts for staff, freelancers and contributors, health and safety requirements, archive management and IT.  Manage the diaries and schedule of the CEO and Production Executive. They help production teams with travel and studio logistics as required. Play a key role in managing pitches for new business.

Key Skills

Excellent organisation, research and interpersonal skills. A good understanding of how audio, digital and visual content is made and a knowledge of the media industry.  The ability to work independently, on their own initiative but also to function well as part of a team.  Familiarity with budget and project management tools. Willing to take on new tasks, skills and responsibilities. Ability to communicate clearly inside and outside the company.


Job title: Unit Manager

Reports to: Head of Production and CEO

Responsibilities include:

General admin duties and support for all the company’s productions

Managing delivery schedules and timelines for one-off and continuing productions

Managing appointments and new business admin for CEO and Head of Production

Managing internal and external communications for the company

Managing all business data including sensitive and personal information in line with GDPR regulations

Managing Health and Safety provisions for the company

Overseeing production budgets where necessary

Liaising with and booking freelance staff, alongside CEO and Production Executive

Looking ahead for additional staff needs

Research for productions, presentations and new business pitches

Skills, knowledge and experience

A passion for music!

Understanding of how audio and other content made and knowledge of the media industry

Simple budgeting and project management skills

Experience of working within a creative environment would be desirable.

Excellent organisational skills and the communication skills to engage with clients at senior level

High level IT and presentation software skills, ideally with some audio and image software editing.

Close attention to detail and an ability to work to the highest quality standards

Show initiative to deal with problems and overcome obstacles

Ability to work both independently and also as part of a team

Be able to work effectively under pressure, react quickly and meet tight deadlines

Experience of working with external suppliers

Resourceful with a talent for finding solutions