BBC Children in Need is looking for new members to join our Scotland Regional Advisory Committee and to appoint a new Chair for the Committee. We would welcome applications from those who share our commitment to support children and young people across Scotland to be safe, happy, secure, and provided with the opportunities they need to reach their potential.
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 Scotland Regional Advisory Committee 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 this is an unpaid role, appropriate support will be offered to enable the full participation of all successful applicants.
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 either an Advisory Committee Member or the Committee Chair.
Applications should be with us no later than 5.00 pm on 11th March. It should be emailed to: Florence.Burke@bbc.co.uk (National Head – Scotland) and titled: Private and Confidential – Scotland Regional Advisory Committee Application or Scotland Regional Advisory Committee Chair Application.
If you would like to chat through the roles, then please email Florence.Burke@bbc.co.uk
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.
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