Assistant Grip, Coronation Street

18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Grip - Coronation Street, 12 Mth FTC

ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK. Behind every famous ITV face, there are hundreds of others, all doing their bit to make things happen. Coronation Street is the world's longest-running TV Serial Drama currently in production, and our Grip team is a big part of that!

We are looking for an Assistant Grip to join our fast paced environment here at ITV Studios, to assist with organising and undertake the transport, rigging/erecting and de rigging of camera cranes and dollies and other associated grip equipment in a safe, efficient and professional manner.

We will look to you to lay tracks for camera dollies and cranes, assist in the studios rigging cameras, monitors and cabling in a safe efficient manner, assess any risk associated with using grip equipment and eliminating or reducing that risk to an acceptable level. You will be responsible for first line maintenance and cleaning of grips equipment and cable management constantly maintaining a safe working environment.

Our Assistant Grip will be reactive, adaptable and organised, with a hands on approach, they will be strong team players and always prepared to go the extra mile. Previous background of working as an Assistant Grip in either TV or Film is essential, you should be Health and Safety trained preferably to IOSH level.

Here on Coronation Street, we are looking for candidates who work well in a collaborative and open working environment. So if you’ve got the skills and experience we’re looking for and you and thrive in a fast paced environment where no two days are the same, we’d love to hear from you. You will also be required to drive grip equipment vans up to 3.5T so a driving licence and an NVQ Diploma for Technical Grips is advantageous.

This role is based in Manchester but some travel will be required due to the location element of the role. Due to the nature of the Production absolute confidentiality is required.

Closing date: 28th March 2016

"Our people are our greatest asset and, as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to work both in front of and behind the cameras"

Coronation Street is proud to be an Albert Accredited Sustainable Production. With environmental sustainability at the core of everything we do both on and off screen an awareness or qualification in carbon literacy would be advantageous. Should you be successful in your application there may be a chance to receive this training.