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.
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.
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:
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.
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 email@example.com
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Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring questionnaire.