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Health & Safety Supervisor (Director - Risk & Safety)

Stamford, CT

TV

Starts Apr 29

Full Time

  • Pay Rate: $140,000.00 - $150,000.00 / Annually
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).
  • Additional Requirements:
    • Are you able to consistently work 3x/week in the Stamford, CT office?

ITV America (ITVA) is the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in America through its production companies Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV, Outpost Entertainment, High Noon Entertainment, Gurney Productions, Thinkfactory Media, and ITV Entertainment. ITVA is a reality television powerhouse with hundreds of hours of cutting-edge and innovative unscripted programming, airing on various major networks and streamers. We produce leading content including Hell’s Kitchen, Queer Eye, Love Island, Pawn Stars, and Real Housewives of NJ, just to name a few.

The Director - Risk & Safety works closely with ITVA Production teams to ensure that each production has a well established risk management plan with the proper safety guidance in place with regard to both routine and extraordinary activities. Advise and consult with ITVA Senior Management on ways to effectively mitigate risk and produce content in a safe and conscientious way.

Roles & Responsibilities

General
Key internal Risk Management Stakeholder and Advisor to ITV America
Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the US / UK insurance program
Work closely with the ITV UK Risk Management group to create global synergies
Establish and implement proper UK reporting workflows in consultation with Business & Legal Affairs
Assist in establishing and/or progressing UK initiatives as needed and agreed within the US group
Assist in the maintenance and continued development of new and existing ITV platforms (e.g., SPOT, Compass, etc)
Create a collaborative and supportive environment across the US production teams
On-call to respond to crisis management situations as they arise across the productions
Attend the following regular meetings:
Production Kick-Off Meeting
Productions In Progress (PIPs)
Weekly Production Meetings
ITVA Leadership Meeting
Global Risk Operations Meeting

Production Risk & Safety
Meet individually with each production team to understand the needs of the production in order to advise and develop an appropriate risk management plan
Review creative for each production – both at a series and episodic level – and provide feedback and guidance
Assess the security needs of the productions and any gaps that may exist (i.e., international travel, high profile talent, etc)
Assist in vetting and hiring dedicated Risk & Safety resources, where necessary, for various productions
Conduct safety training either virtually or on set, on an as needed basis
On-location Risk & Safety presence, as needed, to provide production support
Establish and maintain a current library of safety memos / bulletins to be utilized across the productions
Develop and implement appropriate incident reporting guidelines across the productions and maintain oversight of the process
Work closely with ITV’s Insurance Brokers to:
Create a solid understanding with regard to each of the production’s activities
Ensure that all production activities are covered under the insurance program and/or that supplemental insurance is acquired by the production teams where necessary
Provide proper guidance and information with regard to workers compensation and/or other claims
Track production claims to help ensure they are moving through the system and processed in a timely manner
Promptly report any concerns that would compromise the safety and security of our productions, whether related to staff, activities or otherwise
Promptly report any concerns that would compromise the safety and security of our productions, whether related to staff, activities or otherwise
Production Duty of Care
Meet individually with each production team to understand the creative, logistics and circumstances involved in each production as well as the specific talent, participants and crew involved
Alongside the production teams, develop bespoke DOC guidelines to be implemented on each production, taking into account the individual needs of the project.
Ensure that DOC guidelines meet or exceed network requirements
Collaborate with Heads of Production on any costs that may be associated with implementing DOC guidelines so that a proper budget can be established and approved by the network where necessary
Establish and maintain DOC written resources to be available to talent and/or crew as needed
Establish and maintain relationships with existing Psychiatrists and Psychologists
Assist in vetting and hiring dedicated DOC resources such as Talent Management, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, etc.
Primary contact and liaison to ITV’s Chief Psychological Officer, Dr. Matthew Gould
Work closely with ITV’s Casting Department in establishing appropriate protocols including reporting and monitoring on camera talent and participants
Requirements
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree or equivalent (desired, but not required) • 4+ years of relevant risk management experience, creating and enforcing safety policies
A background in or understanding of television or film production
Understanding insurance programs, and the legal guidelines around production safety and security
OSHA / General Entertainment Safety
Injury & Illness Prevention Program
Other relevant Entertainment Industry Training

Desired Qualities & Characteristics
Practical, business-oriented approach to problem-solving, tempered by an appreciation of risk and legal/psychological complexity
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Ability to influence in a collaborative way, leading with transparency and serving as a trusted advisor
Ability to demonstrate sound judgement, whether independently or in collaboration with colleagues
Ability to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
Excellent verbal and written communication, with the flexibility to be both firm and empathetic as needed
Ability to quickly establish rapport and excellent working relationships with creative and non-creative colleagues
Proactively seeks and implements innovative ways of working
Strong analytical and computer skills (Google Mail, Google Docs, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

This is a full-time, salaried role and includes medical, vision, & dental benefits, 401k etc

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