Global’s Make Some Noise – the charity of Global, one of the UK’s biggest media and entertainment groups – is looking for an outstanding new Director of Global Goodness. If you are someone with relevant leadership skills and experience who is passionate about providing a voice for small charities raising awareness of some of the biggest issues affecting our society, we would love to hear from you.
We are seeking an outstanding Director of Global Goodness for Make Some Noise.
This is an opportunity to join an entrepreneurial business with limitless ambition, outstanding colleagues and international reach. The successful candidate will be energetic, creative, flexible, fast and innovative to manage successfully in this dynamic, complex environment. They will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity and its staff, ensuring that the charity’s targets and policies remain driven by the needs of our beneficiaries.
The Director of Global Goodness for Make Some Noise will have the following key areas of responsibility:
The experience and characteristics we are looking for in our new Director of Global Goodness include:
Just as Global’s media and entertainment platforms are for everyone, so are its workplaces. No matter where you were educated, what you look like, where you come from, or what your favourite radio station is, Global wants to hear from you.
Global is one of the UK’s biggest media and entertainment groups with leading positions in broadcasting, digital audio and outdoor advertising. The company is the UK’s largest commercial radio operator and home to its most popular radio brands with Heart (the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand), Capital, LBC, Classic FM, Capital XTRA, Smooth, Radio X and Gold.
Global is also one of the leading outdoor companies in the UK and Europe with more than 253,000 sites reaching 95% of the UK population. Global’s extensive and diverse outdoor portfolio encompasses Transport for London’s Underground network, almost all major UK airports including Gatwick, the UK’s largest portfolio of roadside posters and premium digital screens in prime locations – including the iconic Hammersmith Towers site in West London – as well as the UK’s largest network of buses across all major cities.
By combining outdoor with its radio and digital brands, and its digital advertising platform DAX, Global provides a compelling one-stop solution to brands, agencies and advertisers.
Together Global’s combined platforms – broadcast radio, on the Global Player app and website, and outdoor – connect 51.7m people across the UK every week. During the pandemic Global reported a boost in connected listening across its entire portfolio of brands. Connected listening sessions across its stations rose 13% in 2020 while listening hours have increased 47%.
In a ‘normal’ year the company delivers around 140 events, including its iconic Make Some Noise Day in October which is the annual major fundraising takeover of our business and airwaves, and exclusive Make Some Noise fundraising dinner, Capital’s iconic Summertime and Jingle Bell Balls held in Wembley Stadium and the O2 respectively, and Classic FM Live at the Royal Albert Hall.
Global’s charity, Make Some Noise, is core to the company and has raised £24m for more than 400 UK charities since its launch in 2014. Make Some Noise (MSN) is proudly a voice for small charities raising awareness of some of the biggest issues affecting our society. As well as championing small charities, we help to sustain their future through our learning programmes, so they can continue making positive waves of change.
Last year we funded crucial work at 85 small charities across the country, by granting over £2.3 million. Through this funding, over 34,000 people were able to access mental health and domestic violence helplines, carer support, community projects and employment programmes. We achieved this alongside supporting 65 charities that were part-way through delivering projects with Make Some Noise funding.
In short, we give grants, we give a voice, and we give a helping hand to small charities up and down the country.
The Make Some Noise team is comprised of around 20 amazing individuals who are located in Global’s Leicester Square head office in London working in a very integrated way with the business.
Global is privately owned and is headquartered in London’s Leicester Square. The company has more than 2,500 staff working across the UK and with offices in the US, Canada, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland.
Global’s Founder and Executive President is Ashley Tabor-King, OBE. The Group CEO is Stephen Miron. The company’s Chair is Lord Allen of Kensington. The Director of Global Goodness will report into the Chair of the Make Some Noise Board of Trustees and the Chief People Officer, Sally Cairns.
Global’s team is passionate, proud and determined to be the best in media, entertainment and advertising. Its talented staff, loyal audiences, and a strong ethos of giving back to the community are at the heart of everything Global does. This passion, belief in the brands, and ambition to be the best is evident in every senior leader and in all aspects of the company’s output from content through to advertising and event.
Four core values define what good looks like at Global: Strive, Simple, Pride, Respect.
Global’s Board is committed to creating an inclusive culture where all Globallers feel they belong, are valued, and can do the best work of their career. This is brought to life in many ways, and most importantly in the day-to-day activities of Globallers.
Global has several vibrant diversity networks that encompass a range of interest groups including families, women, sustainability, race equality, LGBTQ+ and the recently formed accessibility network that focuses on disability and neurodiversity. Global’s employee network groups are dedicated to promoting and celebrating diversity and inclusion across the company, building a sense of community, and providing a safe space for open and honest conversation.
Global’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in the company’s approach to flexible working, development programmes, promotion process, recruitment and training.
We do have accessible offices however not all sites are fully accessible. Accessibility requirements are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Interviews: We ask all applicants if they require any reasonable adjustments as part of their application process. Examples of an accessible interview would include using a specific room being mindful of ambient noise or abrasive lighting that may prove overwhelming. Additionally, we may share the questions ahead of time to allow the applicant to process what will be discussed. We have also utilised the closed captioning feature on Teams when that has been requested.
We are members of the Business Disability Forum and they have a Disability Smart assessment that we will undertake to measure how accessible and inclusive we are. We are also members of Inclusive Employers and have an ERG/staff networks called Accessibility@Global who focus on those with visible and non-visible disabilities, neurodiversities, long-term mental health conditions and allies.
Some examples of our accessibility provisions include:
If you have any further needs around accessibility, please get in touch with the advising consultant for a confidential chat on how we can best fulfil your needs.
To formally apply, please submit a CV and supporting statement (ideally maximum 2 sides of A4 each) that clearly outlines your suitability for the role against the criteria provided in the person specification, including your interest and motivation in applying for this position.
Please ensure that your application is emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org inserting “Global’s Make Some Noise – Director of Global Goodness” into the subject field.
For further information about the role, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners
Dr Jenn Allen | email@example.com | 07739 364034
Philippa Fabry | firstname.lastname@example.org | 07772 902071
We wish to encourage applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.
All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Disabled applicants are invited to contact us in confidence at any point during the recruitment process to discuss steps that could be taken to overcome operational difficulties presented by the role, or if any adjustments or support are required regarding the recruitment process.
Closing date: 9 a.m. Monday 11th July 2022
First Stage Interviews: Week of 18th July 2022
Second Stage Interviews: Week of 25th July 2022
Peridot and Global’s Make Some Noise are committed to promoting equality and diversity. To help us raise awareness and support a culture that is diverse and recognises and develops the potential of all, we need to appreciate the profile of candidates who apply for positions. We would therefore be most grateful if you would complete this equality monitoring survey.
The information will be treated confidentially and anonymously and will help us to support our commitment to fair recruitment practice. All information provided will be held in the strictest confidence and will not be shared with anyone, in line with the new Data Protection Act 2018 launched on 25 May 2018.
The information provided does not form part of the decision-making process and will not affect your application.