Scripted Disability Mentoring & Training Programme


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Development Opportunity
Contract Details:
£0.00 - £0.00
Working Hours:
London and Regions
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Training, Trainees & Apprentices
BBC Region / Division:
BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit:
Studios - Scripted

Package Description

BBC Studios believes that its content should reflect and be enjoyed by as many people as possible.

Currently people with disabilities are under-represented and we want to address this so we are offering a 6 month Mentoring and Training Programme for disabled talent across the creative industry, as well as supporting the career progression of disabled colleagues within BBC Studios.

Job Introduction


If  you are passionate about great TV drama and Comedy and have an ambition to work or develop your career in TV production but need some advice and guidance from experienced professionals to help you focus on how to go about it, this mentoring programme could be perfect for you.

The programme is designed to enhance your skills, grow your confidence and expand your network

Main Responsibilities

We are offering 10 mentoring placements for disabled people - 5 external talent and 5 internal BBC Studios staff or freelancers.

The programme will include:

  • Minimum of 6 x 1 hour mentoring meetings with an industry expert who will provide valuable support and advice to help with your development and progression. Together you will set objectives, from career planning to building new skills and create a plan to help you meet your full potential.
  • 3 x 90 minute training sessions
  • 2 x Mentoring events:
    •  25th February – launch of the programme where the successful mentees are introduced to their mentors
    • September (date tbc) – end of Mentoring showcase where mentees celebrate their achievements and give feedback about their experience

Are you the right candidate?

Key criteria:

  • 18 years+
  • Only open to Individuals with a disability.
  • Open to internal and external candidates in London & the regions
  • Individuals need to be interested in a career within Scripted: Comedy, Continuing Drama Series and Serials
  • Open to anyone who is unemployed, or low waged / claiming some benefits

If you meet the criteria above and would like to find a mentor please give us details of your career history and explain why you are interested in the mentoring scheme.

You also need to submit a 2 minute VT (using the Portfolio tab) explaining why you want to be mentored, the current barriers you face and what you hope to achieve.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. 

 The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background

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