BBC Appeals Advisory Committee Member – Diversity and Inclusion (Voluntary role)

Posted: 24 Jul 2021
Location: Flexible - potentially some travel to London, United Kingdom
Closes: 22 Aug 2021
Reference: GRP_BBC/TP/7237/55046

Job Introduction

Could you lend your skills to help the BBC’s work with charities?

We are recruiting a new member to the BBC’s Charity Appeals Advisory Committee (AAC) which is made up of independent experts from the charitable sector. The AAC is a voluntary body which advises and supports the BBC’s Executive Board in matters relating to charities, assesses applications for broadcast Appeals and acts as a point of expertise in matters of policy and oversight.

Role Responsibility

You will advise on policy, scrutiny, the allocation of broadcasting time and the strategic development of the BBC’s relationship to appeals which include BBC Children in Need, Comic Relief/Sport Relief, the Radio 4 Appeal, BBC One Lifeline, appeals in the Nations and English Regions, appeals on behalf of the Disasters Emergency Committee and other projects where funds are raised for charities.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be or have been either a CEO or in a senior leadership role in a charity and be able to demonstrate expertise in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as at least 2 of the following: social policy, fundraising, finance, grant making, legal issues, monitoring and evaluation.

We’re looking to widen the diversity of the AAC and we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, as they are under-represented.

The appointment will be for three years, renewable for a further two years by agreement. The position is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be met.

Package Description

Annual Salary: Voluntary.

Allowances: expenses are paid.

A list of current AAC members can be found at

Interviews are anticipated to be held w/c 20 September

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 clickhere

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