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Head of Flys

Date Added
10 May 2021
Theatre Royal Plymouth
£32,000.00 Basic + Overtime
Job Specification
We are looking for a Head of Flys to assist our Technical Stage Managers (TSMs) in leading the stage team as part of Theatre Royal Plymouth’s (TRP’s) Technical Department. This role will provide an effective and flexible service to ensure the delivery of flying and rigging requirements for all in-house and co-productions as well as the extensive visiting programme. The Head of Flys must ensure delivery to the highest standard of work and oversee the delivery of the Health and Safety Policy with regard to the TRP stage facilities. 
Principal Responsibilities 
Shows and production processes: in conjunction with the TSMs facilitate the smooth running of all performances and production work. To have particular responsibility for the safe operation of the TRP single-purchase, counterweight flying system and to provide leadership and organization of fly floor teams for shows, fit ups and get outs. 
Premises, equipment: responsibility for the maintenance, improvement and good housekeeping of areas and equipment to high standards under LOLER and other health and safety legislation. 
Inspections: In conjunction with the TSMs to co-ordinate and facilitate insurance and safety inspections for all TRP lifting equipment. 
Personnel: the development of flymen/stage staff through recruitment, mentoring, training and appraisal. 
Budgetary: to deliver technical projects within budgets as agreed with managers. 
To collaborate with the TSMs in developing and implementing departmental policy. 
To deputize for the TSMs in running stage teams across all TRP’s stages and at our Production and Learning Centre, TR2.
Application Details
We’re here to talk! We’re available to speak to you before you make your application so, if you’re not quite sure if your skills match the role, want to talk about how flexible working could support you, or just check any of the details in this document, please do email us on with subject line ‘Head of Flys’ to arrange a chat.
Closing Date
25 June 2021
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