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Programme Director - Whole Picture Programme

£70,000 - £75,000 yearly
  • Film & TV Charity
  • London or home based
  • 11/08/2021
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Programme Director - Whole Picture Programme

Reports to: Director of Impact and Innovation

Contract: An initial 12-month fixed term contract with the opportunity to extend. Full-time.

Salary: Competitive salary

Location: London office or home based


About Film & TV Charity

The Film and TV Charity offers financial support, professional advice and mental health support to people working in the UK film, TV and cinema industries

Major donors to the Charity are typically large studios, broadcasters, or content platforms, including Netflix, BBC Studios, Amazon, Warner Bros and Disney.

The Charity has partnerships with other UK film and TV charities such as Bafta and BFI.


The Whole Picture Programme:

In February 2020, the Film and TV Charity announced the £3m Whole Picture Programme for better mental health in the industry. The programme follows a carefully researched and designed plan of activity to address the causes of the poor mental health in UK film & TV sectors, as reported in its major 2019 industry survey, the Looking Glass. The research found that 9 in 10 people in the industry had experienced mental health problems, and more than half had considered taking their own life.

The Programme has ambitions to fundamentally change the way in which content is created, putting people at the heart of production processes; stamping out bullying, racism, and harassment; and professionalising the way the film and television industry looks after its people. The Charity has won the support of over 25 industry organisations to undertake this work.


Role Overview

To lead the Whole Picture Programme to deliver on its ambitions to create long term change for workers in film and TV, improving the mental health of the industry workforce. 


Key Responsibilities

  • To be accountable for successful delivery of the Whole Picture Programme, according to the agreed delivery plan, to meet its twin aims: (i) to mitigate the mental health crisis in the industry and (ii) to create a movement for change in culture, working practices and behaviour.


  • To always operate the Programme in line with its principles and values (1. Industry Wide, Industry Led, 2. Evidence based, Impact focused, 3. Collaborative and Amplifying, 4. Transparent and Inclusive, 5 Pioneering and Persistent)


  • To act as the WPP’s main spokesperson internally and externally for the widest possible reach and impact.


  • To ensure the WPP is fully inclusive, meeting the mental health needs of all beneficiaries, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic industry workers, disabled industry workers, LGBTQ+ industry workers, and women.


  • To ensure the Programme delivers value for money for its donors, holding overall responsibility for the Programme budget.


  • To stay abreast of key issues and activity in the film and TV industry and wider sector, and to effectively mitigate and manage any related risks.


  • To leverage relationships, evidence and learning to build a sustainable plan for the Programme beyond the two-year urgent response.


  • To oversee the design and implementation of effective internal and external stakeholder engagement and communications strategies.


  • To adhere to relevant legal and statutory requirements including the Data Protection Act and the Health and Safety at Work Act.


Team Leadership

The candidate is expected to provide strong and effective direction to the WPP delivery team. They will be expected to line manage the Programme Manager, Head of Mental Health & Wellbeing, and the Communication Manager.

You will also work with the Director of Grants and Programme and wider leadership team to deliver timely and appropriate reports to the Taskforce, Steering Group and Board of Trustees.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent qualification, or relevant continuous professional experience which demonstrates equivalent academic skills.


  • Experience of developing and delivering high-impact programmes involving multiple stakeholders in a collaborative, ‘co-design’ environment, whilst motivating diverse, inclusive, and high-performing teams across a matrix and horizontal structure


  • Exceptional communication skills and able to convey the strategic vision of the WPP internally and externally to build genuine and trusting relationships at a senior level.


  • Experience of financial and budget management including setting, monitoring, and reporting on budgets.


  • An established network of contacts, excellent inter-personal skills and a proven track record of building effective and impactful partnerships


  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering a fully inclusive programme of work which meets the mental health needs of all beneficiaries, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic industry workers, disabled industry workers, LGBTQ+ industry workers, and women.


  • Awareness of the issues facing people with mental health conditions and policies across the UK.


  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the work and structures of the TV and/or Film industry.


  • Excellent IT skills with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and ability to use new software, hardware and IT solutions as required.




Diversity statement

The Charity is a committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in the industry and within the third sector and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.


To apply

Applications for this position are being handled by our recruitment partner Research Europe.


To apply, please send your CV, a brief covering note and your salary details to Karen Bishop


Please address any queries to

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to telephone queries.


Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring questionnaire.