Director of Programme Development – Reel Impact

This consultancy role will explore models for a sustainable programme to build on the legacy of Reel Impact beyond the length of the 3‑year Programme 

Reporting to: Development Director

Contract: Consultancy – flexible, around two days per week

Day rate: circa. £450, inclusive of expenses

Location: Hybrid/​Golden Square, London – initial and occasional collaborative meetings in London office

Closing date for proposals: Friday 26th July 2024

About Us

The film, TV and cinema sectors are widely admired and crucial to the UK economy, both in terms of our exceptional creative talent and the sector’s growing economic importance. But a culture of long hours, challenging conditions, and sometimes harmful cultures and behaviours can also make it a tough sector to work in, with the retention of talent an ongoing problem as a result. In 2019, the charity found that 9 in 10 working behind the scenes had experienced poor mental health in what was described as a mental health crisis’.

More recently, with a host of factors challenging job security in the sector, the charity has also uncovered a startling lack of financial resilience across the workforce, with financial pressures only contributing to pressure on mental health and wellbeing.

The Film and TV Charity exists to support the 200,000 people who work in TV, film and cinema. Since the introduction of the Film and TV Support Line in 2018, the charity has been on an exciting journey of change and has joined industry partners at the forefront of the movement to make work better for everyone in the industry. 

We are pursuing a strategy to improve the wellbeing of everyone working in the industry – mental, financial, and physical – in order to help build a fairer and happier industry for all. We are doing this through a combination of the direct support we provide to individuals and what we call our work to make change’ at a structural level in the in industry. We are mainly funded by donations from both corporates and individuals, and successful fundraising is critical to the delivery of our work. 

We have committed to ensuring our services are relevant to and engaging with everyone in the industry, at every stage of their career, no matter what their background. This means applying an equity, diversion and inclusion lens to everything we do. 

About Reel Impact

In 2021 the Film and Television Charity committed £1m to tackle racism within the screen industries so more Black and Global Majority workers can enhance and sustain their careers and access opportunities to positions at all levels. Following a period of development, which highlighted the complexities of developing anti-racist initiatives, the charity made the decision to bring together the expertise and experience of anti-racist leaders, advocates and key stakeholders in the UK film and TV industry to co-design the programme.

The outcome being a three-strand approach:

  • Grants
  • Leadership and Career Development bursaries
  • Scaling Reel Impact for the long-term

Consultancy overview

This consultancy role will explore models for a sustainable programme to build on the legacy of Reel Impact beyond the length of the 3‑year Programme, including to:

  • Develop a sustainable financial model that ensures the long-term stability of the work.
  • Raise funds to support this model
  • Build a business case that identifies need and added value of the programme / organisation
  • Explore viability of an independent body that addresses issues outside of the scope of FTVC work.
  • Build engagement and ownership with Black and Global Majority workers and groups

Main areas of responsibility

  • Identify different funding opportunities from inside and outside of the industry, for example trusts, foundations and corporate funding.
  • Raise funds that will sustain the work and income base for continued funding.
  • Coordinate with Film and TV Charity functions to ensure alignment with strategic plans.
  • Relationship building, inside and outside of the industry.
  • Monitor progress and review timelines and strategies to ensure success

How to submit a proposal

Please send your CV, day rate and a supporting note – with links to recent work – to [email protected]

Each proposal will be evaluated against the list of key responsibilities and

We welcome all interested applicants to apply for the role by Friday 26th July 2024

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