Director-General

  • Job Reference: 75722
  • Date Posted: 10 February 2020
  • Recruiter: BBC
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Senior Management, Broadcasting, Multi Platform Broadcasting, Radio
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About the BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation is the world’s leading public service broadcaster and occupies a special place in the cultural life of the UK. Its mission is defined by Royal Charter: to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain.

The BBC is funded largely by the licence fee, which is supplemented by revenue from the BBC’s commercial operations. It seeks to deliver distinctive content that fulfils its public purposes and it does this through award-winning television, radio, news and online services that cater to all audiences, in the UK and globally.

The Role

The Director-General of the BBC holds one of the most high-profile public posts in the UK. It offers an unmatchable opportunity to lead a multinational creative organisation at a time of significant change.

The Director-General is the editorial, operational and creative leader of the BBC, overseeing all of its services within the UK and around the world, both public service and commercial.

The Ideal Candidate

The Director-General has to fulfil a wide variety of functions and deal with an ever-changing range of complex, sensitive and strategic issues, often at speed.  The right candidate is likely to have experience of managing a large, diverse organisation, dealing with significant budgets and delivering change on a significant scale. They will also be able to demonstrate a combination of the following qualities:

  • Commitment to the BBC’s public purposes
  • Exceptional leadership and communications skills
  • Demonstrable resilience
  • Strategic thinking in a creative organisation
  • Sound editorial judgement
  • Knowledge of the broadcasting and digital sectors
  • Stakeholder management and understanding of audiences
  • Commercial expertise

To find out more, please click on the ‘apply’ button and see the candidate brief for application instructions; or contact Odgers Berndtson on 020 7529 1030, quoting the reference 75722.

The closing date for applications is 11 March 2020.