Orchestra Director, National Orchestra of Wales

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/1362264/40053
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 03/07/2019
Job Category: Production Management
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Wales
Location: BBC Hoddinott Hall in Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre

Package Description

For this role

Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

Were happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Job Introduction

For 90 years the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has been at the heart of the cultural landscape of Wales, occupying a distinctive dual role as both broadcast and national symphony orchestra.

The Orchestra performs a busy schedule of concerts throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. As part of BBC Wales, and supported by Arts Council Wales and BBC Radio 3, the orchestras is an ambassador for Welsh music, championing contemporary composers and musicians as well as performing at the highest level core repertoire and the broadest range of classical music. The orchestra also works closely with the BBC National Chorus of Wales, one of the leading large mixed choruses in the UK.

The orchestras home is BBC Hoddinott Hall within the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, where BBC NOW continues its work as the UKs foremost soundtrack orchestras recording the soundtracks for Doctor Who, Casualty, War & Peace, Hollow Crown and David Attenboroughs Life Story.

Main Responsibilities

You should expect the overall scope of responsibilities to include leadership of the orchestra, strategic planning, artistic vision, financial and administrative management, development of commercial work, and building and maintaining internal and external relationships.

As the Director you will lead, motivate and inspire the management team and members of the orchestra, promoting best practice and equality of opportunity and providing a clear and visionary sense of direction, artistic vision and purpose.

The Director of BBC NOW is a member of BBC Cymru Wales' senior leadership team and will be expected to contribute to the overall strategic development and direction of the BBCs content and services in Wales including the organisations cultural and arts remit beyond the orchestra.

As a natural promoter and advocate for the orchestra, raising the profile locally, nationally and internationally will come easily to you, and in achieving this, you will build excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Are you the right candidate?

Your refined leadership skills, including the ability to motivate large groups of staff and to provide clear strategic and artistic direction will be an essential attribute, as well as an in depth understanding of the music and performances sectors, with a good knowledge of orchestral repertoire, as well as conductors and soloists.

Adding to this, you will have excellent business skills, combining commercial flair and the ability to manage the orchestra within the internal BBC market. This will be supported by your strong understanding of marketing and commitment to audience development, with the ability to be innovative in identifying new opportunities and approaches for attracting and retaining a diverse audience base.

About the BBC

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We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC whether thats 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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

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