Head of CG
The Head of CG is a pivotal part of Lola’s leadership team. They report to the Creative Director and Managing Director and are ultimately responsible for the delivery of award winning CG by Lola. This is a leadership role and the HOCG ensures all members of the CG team are performing to their full potential. The HOCG champions the departments creative output, inputs new ideas and techniques, and ensures the department works cohesively with the rest of the company. The HOCG is mindful of the requirement to limit costs and plays an important part in delivering a quality product that is profitable.
Established in 2000, Lola Post Production has become one of the most respected and reliable boutique CG facilities in London. We create high end, award winning VFX for Film & TV. Our talented team can support all stages of production from initial conceptual artwork, pre- visualisation, shoot supervision, post visualization, CG, 2D, DMP through to final delivery.
Primary Management Responsibilities
Line manager and mentor for all members of the CG department.
Continually monitor the output of both senior and junior talent to ensure it meets
appropriate high standards – and take remedial steps if it does not. Put in place training
for junior staff and guide more senior staff’s professional development. Assist
management with hiring of new talent and appraisals of staff and keep track of the
freelance staff’s capabilities and suitability for tasks.
The HOCG attends client meetings to offer advice to existing and prospective clients. They
help in pitches and utilise their experience to assist producers in the creation of estimates.
Once projects are confirmed plan workflows and assign tasks to colleagues.
The HOCG works closely with the CTO and others to plan technical development
and expansion. Devise workflows and systems designed to improve efficiency, speed
and quality. Assist in the design and implementation of cross discipline technical
Responsibility for the departments software, licensing, machines, render and storage needs
throughout the year. Liaising with engineering, pipeline, management, supervisors and producers
across the facility, to ensure smooth running of all projects.
Acts as a line manager for pipeline, library system, artist tools and any other department
related technological developments. Liaising with the other HOD’s on the matters with a wider
Delegating and managing tasks which extend beyond the HOCG’s personal skill set or time
The HOCG keeps a watching eye on the world of CG. They keep abreast of new techniques,
new technology and new creative solutions and they encourage colleagues to be similarly
outward looking. They ensure their own and others knowledge is used to keep the CG
department’s output cutting edge, ‘fresh’ and contemporary.
Oversee all aspects of department staff recruitment. Liaising with other members of
management, HR and other HOD’s where relevant.
Holds regular meetings at least once a month to maintain the smooth running of the
department. Keeping staff members up to date on present and future events, and giving
instruction on any changes to working practices. Also holding brief bi-weekly meetings with
any subsets of the department (currently FX department and the Library).
Responsible for working with schedulers and production to maintain the schedule weekly, and
ensure the smooth running of all projects.
The HOCG is kept informed of the department’s financial performance. When working with
colleagues on quoting and scheduling they are mindful to limit excessive outside costs. Their
input ensures the department’s output is both creatively and commercially successful.
Required Skills / Technical Competencies
shots or small sequences.
Education / Experience
Please send your application and salary expectation to: email@example.com
All applicants must have full working rights for the UK at the time of application and hold an appropriate visa or settlement letter where applicable.
Hybrid working at our London studio