10-12-2020 – Flexible Working In The Screen Industry



Flexible Working In The Screen Industry
Online Conference (Via Zoom)
Thursday December 10th 2020
9.30am – 3pm

Flexible Working In The Screen Industry is a free online conference on Thursday December 10th from 9.30am – 3pm. The event will share insights and spark discussion in a bid to inspire positive change towards flexible working across the screen sector.

What is Flexible Working?
Flexible working is the name given to any type of working pattern which is different from your existing one and might include:

  • changing from full-time to part-time
  • compressed hours
  • flexitime
  • working from home or remotely for part or all of the time
  • job sharing

This conference is aimed at all those interested in introducing flexible working into their daily lives including those raising families, caring for aging or ill relatives, and those who are simply considering changing the pattern of their working life for any other reason.

This conference is supported by the BAI Sectoral Learning and Development Fund, Skillnet Ireland and Screen Skills Ireland.


Raising The Bar with Raising Films – 9.30am – 10.30am

Raising Films Ireland board members Ailish Bracken & Dr. Susan Liddy discuss the supports and initiatives available to parents and carers at Raising Films (Hope Dickson Leach) and Raising Films Australia (Maria Tedeschi)





The Work-Life Balance for Parents in the Screen Industry – 11am – 12pm

“The Danish Way of Parenting” author Jessica Joelle Alexander on finding balance as a working parent.



Share My Telly Job – 12.30pm – 1.30pm

What is job-sharing and how can it help you maintain a balanced, healthy way of life in the freelance world? Join Michelle Reynolds, co-director of Share My Telly Job, to find out.



The Job-Sharing Trail-Blazers – 2pm – 3pm

Operations Manager at Screen Guilds of Ireland, Jess Drum meets with UK-based job-sharers from across FactEnt and Film&TVDrama to understand the practicalities of job-sharing.



Please note, each session has a limited number of places. Please only register for the sessions you can attend. Register via the links below:

9.30am – 10.30am: Raising The Bar with Raising Films

11am – 12pm: The Work-Life Balance for Parents in the Screen Industry

12.30pm – 1.30pm: Share My Telly Job

2pm – 3pm: The Job-Sharing Trail-Blazers


*For those unable to attend at the times above, the recorded sessions will be made available via the Screen Skillnet vimeo page for a limited time after the event. If you wish to receive a notification once they go live, please email admin@screenskillnet.ie


Contact barbara.deignan@screenskillnet.ie




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