Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Elaine MacDonald from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

Elaine MacDonald

Psychologist - Clinical

St. Michael's House

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Elaine MacDonald

Make sure you are willing to go the full distance in terms of the time needed to train as a Clinical Psychologist – it’s typically at least six years academic study, and invariably this period is interspersed with work in a relevant field.

Do be as confident as you can that you’re happy being a “listener” and “observer”, as you will spend significant amounts of time in your work life as a Clinical Psychologist being in this role, as well as being in the “do-er” role and being in the limelight.

To have a good ‘fit’ with this career you’ll need to be happy working with people – as individuals on a one to one basis, with groups (e.g. families), and as part of a team in the workplace.

You need to have a good attention to detail as the job needs good observation skills, record keeping, and organisation skills.

Be prepared for learning and self-development to be on-going for the whole of your career because, as a Clinical Psychologist, you’ll be learning and using techniques and intervention approaches that are being constantly developed, and be working in accordance with policies and laws that are also constantly evolving.

The last piece of advice I’d give to someone considering this job is to be as sure as you can that you feel comfortable and even excited at the prospect of your career revolving around people and groups with all the varied, diverse, and unpredictable rewards and challenges that this brings!

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Location Manager - TV / Film

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Location Manager TV/Film
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Last Updated: March, 2017

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Determines the number and range of locations, and the duration for which they will be required for TV and film shoots.


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The Location Manager is responsible for negotiating and securing permission from the chosen location owners. This entails devising contracts with owners that specify access and use, noise restrictions, permission to change elements, liability and condition on return. The Location Manager liaises directly with the film producers, directors and advertising agency to ensure the correct location is found.  
 
The Location Manager must also secure permission from Gardai and local authorities to use public property, to close streets and the conditions of use, and etc.  
 
The job involves planning and co-ordinating services for the location such as power sources, phone/fax services, catering arrangements and planning and arranging parking facilities for equipment and personnel.  
 
He/she prepares "movement orders" for personnel and equipment, which outline times, dates and include maps, addresses and telephone numbers relevant to the location. They must consider the logistics of moving a set to the location. The location may be perfect but it might not be practical.  
 
The job includes responsibility for safety on location and arranging for signs, barriers, security and managing contact with the public. When a production is finished with a location, the Location Manager processes the related paperwork. He/she is responsible for the budget allocated to the use of locations.


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A Location Manager must be highly motivated. He/she should also have good organisational and communication skills. The ability to work as part of a team is essential. They need to have a keen interest in each project. An eye for detail is also a necessity. Location Managers should be able to visualize things.


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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
Tel: 01 6200811
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Organisation: Irish Film and Television Network
Address: First Floor, Palmerstown Centre, Kennelsfort Road, Dublin 20
Tel: 01 6200811
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