Sarah Crisp Head of Operations | The Dots

Sarah Crisp

Head of OperationsLondon, United Kingdom
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Sarah Crisp

Head of OperationsLondon, United Kingdom
About me
* Excellent organisation and communication skills * Extensive production, project and event management experience (UK and abroad) * Well-practiced in prioritising, multi-tasking and working to tight deadlines in a hectic environment * Over 12 years’ experience in budgeting, financial reconciliation and production office management * Confident user of Excel, Word, Powerpoint, EP Scheduling, Final Draft, BusinessSafe Online, HR Online & Sage 50.
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Projects credited in
  • Gorillaz Song Machine - ‘The Lost Chord’ ft. Leee JohnProd Co: The Line Animation @thelineanimation Director: Jamie Hewlett⁠ @hewll Co-Directors: Tim McCourt @tim_mccourt, Max Taylor @maxtaylordesign DOP: Max Halstead @colossal_squid Special Effects: Machine Shop @machineshopsfx . . . #gorillaz #machineshopspotlight #wemadethis #machineshopsfx #sfx #sfxworkshop #machineshop #specialeffects #specialeffectsuk #specialeffectsworkshop #atmospherics #pyrotechnics #pyros #fireeffects #watereffects #rigs
  • John Lewis “For The Love of Home”John Lewis “For The Love of Home” Client: John Lewis & Partners / Agency: Adam & Eve DDB / Prod co: Stink Films / Dir: Traktor / Producer: Lucy Gossage / DOP: Lasse Frank / Prod Design: Nick Foley-Oates / SFX & rigs: Machine Shop Special Effects . . . #machineshopspotlight #wemadethis #machineshopsfx #sfx #sfxworkshop #machineshop #specialeffects #specialeffectsuk #specialeffectsworkshop #rigs #models #puppets #props #propmaking #engineering #london
  • Django Django “Spirals”@thedjangos Dir: #MaximKelly Prod co: Turntable mods & hire: @MachineShopSFX #machineshopspotlight #machineshophires #turntable #motion #djangodjango #musicvideo
  • Gucci ‘Bloom Profumo di Fiori’A dreamy secret garden filled with high priestesses and more flower petals than you can shake a rake at. Shot on location in the grounds of La Scarzuola, Italy. Starring: Anjelica Huston, Florence Welch, Jodie Turner-Smith and Susie Cave. Soundtrack: Mazzy Star Client: Gucci Beauty Dir: Floria Sigismondi DOP: Nicola Pecorini Prod Designer: David White SFX: Machine Shop Special Effects #InBloom #GucciBeauty . . . #machineshopspotlight #mac
  • Truth Seekers - Amazon Original TV SeriesDir: Jim Field Smith / Prod co: Stolen Pictures / Art Dir: Jenny Ray
  • Lynx 'Hot Since 95'Directed by: Richard Skinner / Director of Photography: Marcus Dolmeo / Art Director: Sam Tidman / Production Company: MPC / Agency: Oliver / SFX: Machine Shop Special Effects
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Work history
    Head of OperationsMachine Shop Special Effects
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    General ManagerTaylor James
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    * Premises Expansion & Refurbishment: Overseeing premises expansion and refurbishment; briefing external suppliers, meticulous quote analysis, project management and cost-controlling. * Building & Facilities Management: Managing company premises in all respects; liasing with contractors, suppliers, utilities, managing agents and local authorities. Overseeing the upkeep of the premises and arranging for maintenance and repairs. Ensuring H&S compliance, completing risk assessments, managing building Fire Safety risk assessments, Fire Marshalling and building evacuation procedures, and office First Aid. * HR Management: Responsible for implementing and maintaining a centralised HR document storage framework using Microsoft Sharepoint. This project included extensive folder structure design, complex permissions settings, server and document cleanup and the rollout of the new system and procedures across the global company network. Other HR duties include: managing staff leave and acting as point of contact for sickness and absence reporting, consulting with employment law advisory team and dealing with disciplinary procedures. Updating and issuing all HR documentation. Tracking staff salaries, payrises, commissions and bonuses. Introducing new staff induction procedures and training initiatives. Assisting with recruitment across all departments. * Overseas branch setup: Assisted with the setup of a new branch in Berlin; including legal and HR services consultations, setting up a German payroll system, overseeing staff training and inductions and the implementation of TJ processes and procedures, and undergoing introductory training in German employment law. * Accounts: Reconciling petty cash, production floats and credit card expenditure. Logging supplier invoices and purchase orders.
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  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • TV
  • Craft
  • Party Planning
  • Management
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Advertising Production
  • Ad Production
  • Commercial Production
  • Film Production
  • Film/tv/theatre Production
  • Film Producing
  • Studio
  • Studio Admin
  • Studio Administration
  • Studio Co-ordination
  • Studio Setup
    BA(Hons) European Theatre ArtsRose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
     - Sidcup, United Kingdom
    First Aid at Work CertificateSt John Ambulance
    Foundation Certificate in Accounting - Level 2AAT
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