Jul 072019

Two Non-Executive Directors - Channel 4

Recruiter: Channel 4
Location: London
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 05 Jul 2019
Closes: 29 Jul 2019
Job Function: Non Executive Director
Industry: Marketing / Media

Circa. 2 days per month

Channel 4 Corporation (C4C) is a high-profile publicly-owned, commercially-funded broadcaster. It transmits across all digital platforms and operates a range of other services, including digital channels and video-on demand service.

C4C has a unique and important public service remit, under which it provides content that is high-quality and appeals to a culturally diverse society. As a publisher-broadcaster, it does not produce its own programmes but commissions them from a large number and wide range of creative partners across the UK, working closely with independent producers, and investing in training and talent development throughout the industry.

Ofcom is responsible for Non-Executive appointments to the C4C Board, subject to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s approval and is seeking to appoint two Non-Executive Members with executive-level experience in the following areas:

Role 1: from 5 December 2019

  • Essential
    • A qualified accountant and an experienced Finance Director with commercial experience.
    • Able to provide a robust and appropriate level of scrutiny and challenge for the executive team and other Board Members.
    • Able to be an effective Chair of the Audit Committee.
    • Understands and supports Channel 4’s remit.
  • Desirable
    • Brings contemporary knowledge and insight into technological developments in the sector.
    • Experience in the broader media sector.
  • Relevant skillsets include:
    • Finance Director
    • Accountancy Qualifications
    • Audit & Risk Management
    • Investment
    • Advertising
    • Data/CRM/Systems/Digital
    • Corporate Strategy
    • Technology
    • Film
    • CFO experience

Role 2: from 1 September 2020

  • Essential
    • In-depth experience in terms of UK broadcasting content regulation.
    • In-depth insight and perspective on issues relating to news and current affairs at Board level, helping inform and shape Board responses to the significant developments and challenges in an evolving news landscape.
    • Clear knowledge and understanding of contemporary industry views and issues.
    • Clear ability to be an effective member of the Remuneration Committee.
    • Understands and supports Channel 4’s remit.
    • Brings contemporary understanding of how news provision and consumption is changing in the digital age.
  • Relevant skillsets include:
    • News/Journalism
    • Broadcasting; Regulation
    • Legal, Government/Parliament
    • Social Enterprise/Not for profit
    • Arts/Creative Leadership

The successful candidates will demonstrate strategic thinking, vision and exceptional interpersonal skills, with a good understanding of the importance of strong governance.

The Government and Ofcom are committed to diversity and to providing equal opportunities for all, irrespective of race, age, disability, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, transgender and working patterns, and to the principle of public appointments on merit with independent assessments, openness and transparency of process. This recruitment will be conducted in accordance with the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require an adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process, email Annabel.fish@saxbam.com or call us on 020 7227 0854.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Ofcom on these appointments. For further information about these roles, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference QAYZE.

The closing date for applications is on noon on Monday 29 July 2019.

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