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4Skills Coordinator

  • Channel 4
  • Leeds, UK
  • 05/05/2022

Job Description

Job Title: 4Skills Coordinator (Leeds)
Department: Nations and Regions team
Location: Leeds

DEPARTMENT

As part of C4’s ‘4All the UK’ strategy, in October 2019 we opened a new national HQ in Leeds and a Creative Hub in both Bristol and Glasgow. This will ensure that we serve the whole of the UK and is the biggest change to the organisation’s structure in its history. It will support a significant increase in the organisation’s Nations & Regions spend on creative content – from 35% to 50% of main channel UK commissions by 2023.
A key part of this strategy is to attract and develop talent across the UK. 4Skills is our new training and development initiative that brings together all of our existing training schemes across C4. This on-going programme is focussed on finding and nurturing talent from the Nations and Regions with the aim of attracting people into broadcasting and production from diverse backgrounds. 4Skills will address skills gaps and also play a key role in progressing the careers of those already in the industry.

JOB PURPOSE

This role will be based in Leeds at the National HQ where you’ll play a key role in establishing and implementing our 4Skills programmes with a focus on early talent programmes and youth outreach activity.  You’ll be there to inspire young people, informing them and giving them the confidence to consider a career at Channel 4 or in the wider media industry.
Reporting into our Partnership & Skills manager, you’ll help support and deliver a wide range of key 4Skills initiatives, including our Production Training Scheme, work experience programmes across Channel 4, new initiatives including the ‘Content Creatives’ scheme with our 4Studio digital unit and our 4Schools engagement programme. More information on 4Skills can be found at careers.channel4.com.
You’ll need to be able to manage your own time effectively, work on different projects simultaneously and have a real passion to make a difference and remove barriers for young people to access careers and training. 
The role is based at the National C4 HQ in Leeds and may require travel when hosting and managing events in the nations and regions.  Some evening and weekend work may be required occasionally for which you’ll be given time back in lieu. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Supporting and coordinating a variety of 4Skills initiatives, both UK wide and focused around our specific bases in Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow
  • Coordinating attraction and recruitment campaigns for a variety of work experience, trainee opportunities and other schemes  
  • Coordinating recruitment and assessment for the Channel 4 Production Training Scheme, and other relevant 4Skills initiatives
  • Coordinating and delivering our schools & college engagement programme
  • Planning and delivering the C4 work experience programme
  • Managing content on social media and our careers websites
  • Managing data, creating reports and maintaining databases
  • Attending industry events and keeping your knowledge updated
  • Working with and collaborating with a wide variety of internal & external partners
  • Seeking out new ways to communicate the 4Skills programmes to young people of all backgrounds
  • Supporting the C4 Diversity commitments and C4 Remit

Essential Experience & Skills 
  • Be energised by, and have experience of, inspiring young people
  • Have experience delivering events and activities that support the development young people
  • Understand and be able to use social media to engage with young people and sharing content
  • Have excellent organisational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects
  • Have intermediate excel skills and enjoy analysing data
  • Have experience managing or working within a budget
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Be passionate about increasing diversity and removing barriers to employment
  • Understand a bit about how training schemes, apprenticeships and non-vocation programmes are managed
  • Build relationships quickly and enjoy working with lots of different parts of the business
  • Love TV, Film and the UK creative industries
  • Experience & Skills it would be good to have
  • Have completed an apprenticeship or training scheme yourself
  • Managed a website and social media feeds
  • Have some recruitment experience or experience of managing assessment centres
  • Have managed work experience programmes
  • Have knowledge of the UK Broadcast Media sector