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Chair and Vice Chair, North Committee (BBC Children in Need)

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need is looking to appoint a new Chair and Vice Chair for our North Regional Advisory Committee.

We would welcome applications from those who share our commitment to support children and young people across the North region to be safe, happy, secure, and provided with the opportunities they need to reach their potential.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity, and exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.  Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Our focus is on finding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

And whilst we know that every child deserves a childhood that is safe, happy and secure, we know too that a growing number of children are experiencing ever increasing and more complex levels of disadvantage.  In order to find and fund the inspiring ideas, we will build on our commitment across the organisation to work collaboratively with all those who share our aspirations for children and young people.

Role Responsibility

What do we do?
We support children and young people affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma. Our aim is to achieve positive impact with and for children and young people who experience disadvantage.

To do this, we raise money both throughout the year and in our annual November appeal. Through this we are able to fund local charities and projects which help remove the barriers that face children and young people and enable them to thrive.

How can you help?
While we want to act quickly to meet need and deliver important outcomes for children and young people, we know we can do this best when our decisions are well informed. Along with data, information and evidence of need, the North Regional Advisory Committee, led by the Chair and with support of the Vice Chair, is a key part in helping us make grants that put our resources to work where they’re needed most. 

We highly value the benefits of having different points of view and experiences on our Advisory Committee and welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age.

We would especially welcome applications from those with experience of supporting children and young people from: Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities; early years, and those with a disability. We would also encourage applications from young adults or individuals who may have benefited from the support of one of the projects we have funded.

Although these are unpaid roles, appropriate support will be offered to enable the full participation of all successful applicants.
 

The Ideal Candidate

Application notes
Further information is available on our website https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/ 

To apply, please read through the application pack below and send your application to us, telling us more about yourself and how your experience and skills fit the role of a Committee Chair or Vice Chair.

Applications should be with us no later than 5.00 pm on 12th August 2021. It should be emailed to: cin.north@bbc.co.uk and titled: Private and Confidential – North Advisory Committee Chair & Vice Chair Application.

If you would like to chat through the roles, then please email cin.north@bbc.co.uk
 

Package Description

Band: N/A
Contract type: Voluntary
Location: Salford

Salary: N/A - Voluntary

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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