Head of Partnerships and Projects – National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Head of Partnerships and Projects – National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Head of Partnerships and Projects, National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Location: Newport, Essex – with flexible working considered

Salary: c£70,000, depending on experience, plus benefits

Help create high profile and successful relationships to develop current and future journalists

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) exists to help create a better society. We provide a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists from all walks of life for the demands of a fast-changing multimedia industry. We are entering an exciting new chapter and looking to appoint a Head of Partnerships and Projects to help take the charity to the next stage of its development.

Reporting to the Chief Executive you’ll secure, lead and implement high profile and successful £multimillion charitable initiatives and projects, generate income and manage an annual budget for special projects. As a new role, the successful person will develop new and existing relationships with the media and other organisations and collaborate with the charity’s stakeholders and strategic partners.

You’ll ideally have a detailed understanding of the structure of the media industry, digital developments and the opportunities and challenges it faces. You might have come from a senior editorial and/or commercial backgrounds and you’ll definitely be a senior level high-calibre communicator, collaborator and team player with commercial acumen in bucketloads.

You need to be able to think strategically as well as being adept at dealing with the detail – so strong management, analytical and administration skills are all important. You should have a passion for journalism and a positive commitment to helping sustain its future. Your track record in large scale projects should speak for itself. You will need to innovate, instigate and manage change, people and large-scale projects, think strategically, multi-task, plan, prioritise, audit, evaluate, bid, budget and work to strict deadlines.

While this job does require UK travel, we have a dedicated team of staff based in a converted granary in the lovely North Essex village of Newport, only 30 seconds walk from the Newport train station, and just one hour by train to London Liverpool Street.

We’re very friendly and we’re all very passionate about what we do – this comes across in the way we work and our organisational values. We pride ourselves on recruiting high performing people who are flexible in their approach and adaptable to change. This extends to how we see our work-life balance and we support staff who have family responsibilities or might have particular needs. Flexible working arrangements are also considered.

This high-profile new role is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive contribution to the future sustainability of quality journalism in the UK. If you feel you have the skills, experience and passion we are looking for, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more information and details of how to apply please visit: www.peridotportal.co.uk/nctj/

Closing date for formal applications: 9am, Monday 25th February 2019

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