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PSL is a growing organisation with a number of new customers and contracts as well as a strong record of long term clients. We need excellent people to make sure that success continues. Our organisation IS our people and we recognise the value of the team who make us what we are.

We are looking for exceptional people to join our organisation. If you think you’ve got what it takes for any of the roles detailed below then we would like to hear from you.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR AGENCIES: Please see the information for agencies at the foot of this page.

We understand that the process of applying for a job can often be lengthy and stressful. We genuinely appreciate your time and your interest in our company so we’ve put together some advice below to help you.

Why PSL?

Before applying, really consider whether or not the role is one that truly inspires you and that PSL is a company you believe in. We want potential team members to feel genuinely excited about joining PSL – and specifically PSL, not just any production company – this consideration can help you craft the thoughtful application that’s necessary to make us want to meet you.

Attention to Detail:

Please address all applications to our Group Executive Assistant, Nicki Beck. Shape your application to the role you are applying for, a generic covering letter where you’ve inserted our company name in place of the last company you applied to will not inspire us to want to get you in. It also never hurts to triple check your spelling and grammar – it matters in your job so it matters all the more in your application for one!

Polymaths:

We value specialists but we REALLY value people who better themselves by developing a wide range of skills & interests and an understanding of how the whole “system” works. Our team consists of people whose knowledge and experience covers many subjects and who understand the way our whole company and its processes operate – this way we are all able to look after our customers to a higher standard – we consider this invaluable to the company’s success.

Skill Set:

Please carefully read the job description and apply if you feel that you have at least 70% of the required experience. If you don’t have everything we’re looking for then your ability and willingness to learn, your attention to detail in the crafting of your application and your determination could see you through, however we do require people to fit the job description to the greater extent, so please apply with that in mind.

If you want to work at PSL but don’t see a job description that is comparable to your skill set, please email our Group Executive Assistant, Nicki Beck on nicki@pslmediagroup.com

Tell us why you think you would be a great addition to the team, where you could add value and how you fit in for the benefit of the business.

Your Interview:

A job interview should be an exciting and two-way discussion about the mutual benefits of you joining our team. It should not be a grilling of your abilities by us but nor should it be us listening to you spouting off irrelevant information for several hours! A new employee should empower the company to make more money (after all this is a business), be that person. Please approach your interview bearing this in mind, listen, sell yourself and your enthusiasm, leave out irrelevant chat but make sure you don’t leave out something that might clinch the job! Find out about us and what we do so you’re not asking questions that you could have easily found the answers to already.

Be Curious:

Team members at PSL show real initiative and think for themselves. Ask us questions, find out about whether you fit!

Sales Director/Business Development Manager

Full time – Permanent

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Business Development process at PSL. This includes managing internal sales/lead generation staff. Visiting potential clients, helping them to understand where PSL adds value through the use of high end equipment and products, attention to detail, quality management and exceptional customer service standards. Defining proposals and closing sales. The role will also include the sourcing and submission of tenders to government and private sector clients.

Sales will include design and installation of sound systems, architectural and entertainment lighting, video, TV, studio, effects and laser systems as well as PSL event and touring production services, recording studio and industry academic services.

The initiative to develop a sales team and to maximise profitability for the company through an effective, varied and exciting campaign driven by knowledge, experience and determination is the absolute key to this role.

A flexible approach to working hours is essential as attendance at events and networking opportunities will form an important aspect of your role, however the company operates a very fair and rewarding management of holidays, time and attendance.

Candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate experience in running a successful sales department within the industry sector. Abilities to set obtainable, profit-driven sales targets and to train, assist and motivate a sales and lead generation team are key. You will be in charge of your own department so organisational skill, accountability and an extremely high level of initiative are of paramount importance.

Planning, budgeting and oversight of projects paying particular attention to the customer service aspect will be a natural affinity for the successful individual. An excellent vocabulary and exceptional grammar skill will enable this person to articulate themselves in all required situations, presenting to a variety of customers and retaining responsibility for a high level of communication and understanding with the customer throughout the project process.

The successful candidate will hold a full UK driving licence.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of sound, lighting and electrical systems to a level required to specify and oversee installations of high end sound, entertainment and architectural lighting, effects and laser systems. Knowledge of Funktion One and D&B Audiotechnik systems is a distinct advantage.

A thorough understanding of acoustics and sound design principles is a distinct advantage and the ability to learn quickly and apply knowledge to real world situations is essential.

Knowledge and experience of single and 3 phase electrical supply and distribution is absolutely essential.

A good working knowledge of analogue and digital control systems for studio and live applications, stage management, audio, video and data transmission standards, DMX, Artnet and other related control systems will be extremely useful however the candidates overall technical ability and knowledge are key.

An understanding of laser systems, how they work and in particular their safety implications is also an advantage.

The successful employee will be rewarded with a competitive salary that will be appropriate for the knowledge, skill set and experience demonstrated.

PSL operates a bonus scheme. Employees enjoy comprehensive private healthcare benefits, 28 days annual holiday and company pension as well as use of company vehicles. A company car (or car allowance) laptop and mobile phone will be provided.

Applicants MUST have the right to live and work in the UK as well as the ability to travel freely throughout Europe. Evidence of this will be required, (a British passport is ideal for this purpose).

Please submit your CV and covering letter including salary expectations to nicki@pslmediagroup.com

Chief Installations Engineer

Full time – Permanent

The successful candidate will be responsible for specifying, installing and commissioning a variety of permanent sound, lighting, effects and laser systems around the UK (and sometimes overseas as well) with some additional work on PSL’s live events. Work installing acoustic treatment and sound-proofing as well as sound monitoring equipment will also form part of the role.

An extremely flexible approach to working hours is essential as evening and weekend work will often be required, however the company operates a very fair and rewarding management of holidays, time and attendance.

Candidates must be able to clearly demonstrate experience in the field, an extremely high level of initiative, the ability to manage other engineering staff to a high standard and to work in a controlled, pragmatic and decisive manner under pressure, particularly in regard to managing staff and solving problems.

An electrician’s certification is a further advantage to this application, particularly a commercial qualification.

The ability to show a methodical, organised and knowledgeable approach to fault finding is required.

The successful candidate will hold a full UK driving licence. The ability to drive large vans is required and experience driving HGVs is a further advantage.

The candidate will have knowledge and experience of sound, lighting and electrical systems to a level required to specify and oversee installations of high end sound, entertainment and architectural lighting, effects and laser systems. Knowledge of Funktion One and D&B Audiotechnik systems is a distinct advantage.

An in-depth understanding of acoustics, sound system specification and build is strongly desirable as is an extensive knowledge of architectural and entertainment/performance lighting, DMX and control systems.

An understanding of laser systems, how they work and in particular their safety implications is an advantage.

Knowledge and experience of single and 3 phase electrical supply and distribution is absolutely essential.

The successful engineer will be rewarded with a competitive salary that will be appropriate for the knowledge, skill set and experience demonstrated.

PSL operates a bonus scheme. Employees enjoy comprehensive private healthcare benefits, 28 days annual holiday and company pension as well as use of company vehicles.

Applicants MUST have the right to live and work in the UK as well as the ability to travel freely throughout Europe. Evidence of this will be required, (a British passport is ideal for this purpose).

Please submit your CV and covering letter including salary expectations to nicki@pslmediagroup.com

Installation & Production Engineers

Part time – Freelance

We are always on the hunt for the best freelance engineers in our industry for work around the UK (and sometimes overseas as well).

PSL engineers work on permanent installations of sound, lighting, laser, effects, TV, studio and acoustic treatments as well as a variety of live events – everything from small parties to live concerts and tours for many thousands of people.

We require lighting engineers, sound engineers for both live and studio work, electricians, joiners, drivers, runners and riggers. All engineers MUST have an eye for exceptional quality, workmanship and presentation.

If you think you have the right skill set and the right attitude to work with us then please get in touch, we are always looking to increase our list freelance engineers.

Professional engineers must be able to clearly demonstrate experience in their field: evidence training, approvals and certifications are of significant value however evidence and references of their work are of the highest value.

All freelancers will have the ability to work under pressure, particularly in terms of judging what needs to be done within a given time scale to achieve not just a satisfactory but an exceptional result.

The ability to show a methodical, organised and knowledgeable approach to fault finding is required by any professional engineer and your ability to demonstrate this is essential.

The successful candidate will hold a full UK driving licence. The ability to drive large vans is usually required and experience driving HGVs is a further advantage.

Freelance engineers will have knowledge and experience of sound, lighting and electrical systems appropriate to their chosen profession. The ability to cover more than one production discipline is a distinct advantage (lampies who can do noise and vice versa are very valuable people)!

An in-depth understanding of the systems covered by an engineer’s profession is essential, you will be required to demonstrate this.

Knowledge and experience of single and 3 phase electrical supply and distribution is absolutely essential for all professional engineers.

Assistant engineers are required to be conversant with sound and lighting systems, physically fit and dedicated to learning from those they are helping.

PSL pays fair and respectful rates to capable engineers and embraces the learning objectives of those who are looking to gain experience. Our rates are always appropriate for the knowledge, skill set and experience demonstrated, equally, they are are appropriate for the task in hand.

PSL carries an extremely comprehensive liability insurance package. Quality, Health & Safety and environmental responsibility are of significant importance in all aspects of our work and the protection and well-being of all of our engineers is evident in the tasks we perform.

Applicants MUST have the right to live and work in the UK as well as the ability to travel freely throughout Europe. Evidence of this will be required, (a British passport is ideal for this purpose).

Please submit your CV and covering letter including salary expectations to nicki@pslmediagroup.com

Work Experience Placements

Part time

PSL has a limited number of work experience placements available for work on events, installations and in the studio.

We get an absolutely HUGE number of applications for this so if this is something that you’re interested in then our advice is to make your application STAND OUT. (This doesn’t mean write it in fluorescent pink)!

You’re welcome to contact us regarding work placements however may we suggest that you read our section above titled “Want to make your application stand out”? and ensure that yours blows us away.

Good luck!

Work placement can be provided for anyone who has just completed their GCSEs through to Masters Degree students taking a gap year and wishing to gain experience.

The important part is your enthusiasm and a demonstration that you have applied yourself in your education to get to where you are now. Lazy is not an option – this isn’t for people who don’t like hard work.

You’ll have an obvious technical ability and natural grasp of technical equipment and systems. You’ll also only have to be told once!

Your knowledge will be representative of the education you’ve had and you’ll be able to prove that you listened and understood what you were taught.

If you’ve just finished a university degree, you’ll be able to show that you understand your speciality. If you’ve just finished GCSE maths, you’ll be able to prove you know how to use what you learned and are eager to get on in the entertainment tech industry.

You’ll be working with industry professionals and in some circumstances, tutors and lecturers who teach to degree level – so your continued education and real-world experience is in very good hands.

Applicants under the age of 18 will require parental consent prior to commencing any placement with PSL.

Please submit your application (which should exceed 500 words but be fewer than 1000 and explain why you should get a placement over anyone else who’s applying) to nicki@pslmediagroup.com

Agencies – Please read this BEFORE contacting PSL:

PSL does not object to the use of agencies for sourcing the right people HOWEVER, we do NOT want to be hounded nor are we interested in a huge pile of CVs for people with a vague link to our industry. In the same way that we would expect applications from individuals to be relevant and appropriate to the position advertised, any submissions from agencies must be the same. Please do not send us generic or mailing list emails, they will be deleted. Similarly, please do NOT subscribe us to your mailing lists, we appreciate subject matter specific to us. Remember that YOU are the candidate’s first impression so if you’d like to be taken seriously then please present your candidate in a manner that is likely to get a favourable response.

We’re quite certain that you’d like to be paid for getting a potential candidate employed with PSL so we’d like to see you do a little work for that fee (we all know the kind of agency we’re referring to here, if this is you then please look elsewhere, we do expect effort)!

We will pay for employees placed with PSL only on SUCCESSFUL completion of the candidate’s probation period, not before. If this is not acceptable to you (and we feel it absolutely should be) then please do not contact us as we will not agree to other terms.

Please note that your rate MUST be agreed in advance, BEFORE candidates are presented.