Oxford, Oxfordshire
£30,985 - £40,168 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Production Manager (0782)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have exceptional organisational skills with ability to prioritise and confidently make decisions?

Do you have experience of organising and delivering complex production projects on time and in budget?

Do you have the ability to build relationships across teams and contacts?

We  are  looking  for  an  Production Manager at an exciting new phase for Oxfam while we launch our new Engagement Strategy. Our Engagement Strategy has challenging ambitions for Oxfam to grow its supporter base and income, and build a culture based on feminist values and principles. 

What you’ll be doing: 

In this role, you will ensure the smooth running of day-to-day story gathering, keeping projects on time and within budget. Managing all freelance filmmakers, photographers and producers for the team, including contracting, IR35 status checks, insurance checks, processing of invoices and distribution of information such as Call Sheets and Risk Assessments.

You'll have:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have: 

  • Project management Exceptional organisational skills with ability to prioritise and confidently make decisions. Experience of organising and delivering complex production projects on time and in budget. 
  • Communication Skills including conveying complex ideas in a straight-forward & accessible way to different audiences.
  • Relationship Building & Influencing Skills: Ability to build relationships across teams and contacts. Positive and solutions focused with the ability to build rapport and effectively communicate Oxfam values. 
  • Numeracy High levels of numeracy and the ability to analyse & synthesise complex information and experience of budget management.
  • Knowledge of film and photography production processes and ability to work with Production Companies and Creative Agencies.
  • Able to work under pressure, for example, when Oxfam and partners are responding to a humanitarian emergency.
  • Interest in world news, film and photo trends.
  • Understanding of GDPR, Industry safety standards, visa applications and IR35.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as part time, job share, fully or partially home-based.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Our values and commitment to safeguarding:

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment by complying with our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring tha only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of our organisation

Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks.  Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision

How to apply:

If you are external to Oxfam please upload a copy of your CV and or Cover Letter.

If you are an internal applicant We no longer need you to upload a copy of your CV but instead please provide a written statement of how you meet essential criteria for the role

As part of your online application please do the following:

  • Please fill in the application form
  • Provide a written statement of how you meet essential criteria for the role  

You can upload the written statement in the CV section of your application.

Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team. If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.

About Us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of an international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today. 

To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.
Posted on: 08 September 2021
Closed date: 20 September 2021
Job ref: 0782
Tags: Project Management