Community Development Regional Lead (Scotland and Northern Ireland)

Reports to: Head of Community and Inclusion

Contract: Permanent – Part Time (2/5 days)

Salary: £40,000 (pro rata) depending on experience

Location: Based in either Scotland or Northern Ireland & home-based


About us

The Film and TV Charity offers financial support, professional advice, and mental health support to people working in the UK film, TV and cinema industry.

The UK film and TV sector enjoys exceptional creative talent and has growing economic importance. However, a culture of long hours, challenging conditions, and acceptance of a long-held status quo, mean that it can be a tough place to work. Since the introduction of the Support Line in 2018, the charity has been providing mental health and wellbeing support to thousands, as well as financial and legal advice, and practical resources.

The charity is now on a mission to grow its reach and help more than 15,000 people by 2024. To achieve this target, the charity needs to ensure that it is forging supportive relationships across the UK and developing outputs that have the concerns of individuals and organisations from across the nations and regions in mind.


Role Overview

You will be responsible for awareness raising and building a supportive community of people working in film, television and cinema across Scotland and Northern Ireland. This is a new role and will work alongside Community Development Leads based in Northern England, and Wales & South-West England.

Further responsibilities will include developing shared-value and outcome-orientated partnerships with organisations and individuals across the sector; and representing Scotland and Northern Ireland within the charity’s work.


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and develop the charity’s relationships in Scotland and Northern Ireland, building supportive and reciprocal partnerships with companies, industry bodies, and grassroots community groups.
  • Act as a champion and advocate for the charity’s work in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Stay abreast of nation-specific issues and activity in the film, TV, and cinema landscape.
  • Understand nation-specific trends and industry perspectives on key issues.
  • Act as the ‘face’ of the charity in the areas and the voice for Scotland and Northern Ireland, sharing insight to develop sectorial understanding of issues affecting the local industry workforce.
  • Help build capacity for effective community and peer support in Scotland and Northern Ireland, helping foster strong leadership and sustainability of our grassroots community groups.
  • Support successful delivery of UK-wide initiatives across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Promote the Fellowships & Impact Partnerships Programme in Scotland and Northern Ireland, championing regional projects and perspectives.
  • Be prepared to travel to meetings across the UK and be away from home overnight occasionally, as the job reasonably demands.


Skills & Capabilities Required:

To join our team, you will be a people person who is passionate about making a difference. You will be a committed team member but also confident working on your own initiative.

  • Experience of working in or with the TV, film, and/or cinema industry, with an excellent knowledge of those sectors in Scotland and/or Northern Ireland.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships
  • Strong communication skills, enabling to you deliver workshops to groups as well as communicating our mission to a wide range of stakeholders
  • A good understanding of complexities and barriers faced by people within the industry specific to these nations.


Diversity Statement

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.


To apply

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 Blanche Anderson [email protected]

Closing date for applications 15th October 2021


Please address any queries to [email protected]

Unfortunately, we cannot respond to telephone queries.

Applicants will be asked to complete a diversity monitoring questionnaire.