Studio Manager - Maternity Cover

4th July 2024

At Nice and Serious, we believe in making creative work the world needs. We have our feet firmly on the ground and know the world doesn’t need more of the same. It needs us to draw a line in the sand, and back the people fixing things. It needs us to change minds, and make people demand better.

Our team of 20 people is a mix of filmmakers, strategists, art directors, coders, designers, copywriters, animators and client services. Over the last 10 years we’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the most innovative, purpose-led brands including Breast Cancer Now, Parkrun, innocent, Greenpeace, Dogs Trust, Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s, Nando’s and WWF. We’ve recently achieved B-Corp Certification and you can find out more about what that means ​here​.

Who we’re looking for

We’re on the look out for a Studio Manager to join our team for a minimum 6 month Maternity Cover contract with the possibility to extend. We are a hybrid working team with an office in Whitechapel for the days people want to come in. Here are some more details on the role:



  • Main point of contact for company website enquiry email, screening enquiries directing to the relevant department head
  • Managing and maintaining project management software (Streamtime)
  • Managing the studio resource schedule with the client services team
  • Managing relationship with co-working office management team (X+Why Whitechapel)
  • Ambassador of B Corp and managing re-certification and maintaining processes and policies
  • Coordinating and managing all IT requests such as new machines, new hardware, software, licensing
  • Liaising and managing relationships with suppliers and recruiters
  • Organising and managing team events and get togethers (including summer weekend away)


  • Managing the HR system (SafeHR) and making sure team records are up to date
  • Working alongside senior management to implement and maintain HR and Health and Safety policies and processes
  • Management of staff movements, holiday approvals, absence recording and working remotely or at the office
  • Managing the recruitment process and onboarding new team members
  • Maintaining the freelance database and managing the recruitment of freelancers when needed
  • Coordinate and manage the Nice and Serious Development programme (ensuring process is followed and each team member is on track)
  • Ensure Inclusion, Equity and Diversity commitments are followed and co-ordinate and manage activities that are developed by the committee


  • Managing and maintaining the project Finance Dashboard
  • Supporting bookkeeper and Finance Director in day-to-day finance admin and reporting
  • Managing finance comms and client/supplier query resolution
  • Ownership of monthly client invoicing
  • Reconciliation of client payments and ensuring client invoices are paid on time

The Nice Stuff

We’re all about making Nice and Serious a seriously nice place to be. Here are a few things we do:

  • We are a 4.5 day week company (the studio is closed on Friday afternoon).
  • Work from home or office flexibility.
  • Flexible working hours and policy.
  • Holiday allowance of 25 days per annum pro rata (plus three additional days off over the December holiday period). Note, during the 4.5-day week trial this has been prorated down.
  • Headspace Subscription
  • Spill mental health support platform with access to therapy sessions

The Serious Stuff

Nice and Serious is dedicated to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. ​We’re also proactively committed to protecting the mental, as well as physical, health, safety and well-being and that of all those who work for us.

To apply please complete this form and attach your CV by 21st July 2024.

£30,000 – £35,000