BBC Head of Local Radio, England

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Here at the BBC we truly believe Local Radio’s place is at the heart of our communities. We’re not simply broadcasting to audiences, but broadcasting with them. We’re there before anyone else when a story breaks – and long after everyone else has gone. We give a voice to those who might otherwise not be heard. Local Radio celebrates what unites us – and what sets us apart.

We have a unique opportunity to re-invent what local radio can be – and can do – for the next generation. We want to nurture local talent, ensuring local BBC is a place for people of all ages – and all walks of life. It should be the world service for our local communities – somewhere to hear what’s going on – but also to talk, and listen, as a community – somewhere to express your identity; have fun; celebrate your eccentricities; and get involved.

With this at the core, we’ve created a new opportunity for a Head of Local Radio, England. Reporting to the Director – BBC England to inspire and drive this transformation. Providing editorial leadership across Local Radio, this pivotal role will lead on our agenda to offer more creative freedom to our local editors. You will ensure we have a more joined-up approach to serving audiences across England whilst recognising a ‘one size fits all’ approach no longer works for the audiences and communities that exist today.

A key member of our Leadership team in England, we’ll expect you to have well-honed relationship and interpersonal skills, enabling you to build effective relationships with key stakeholders, opinion formers and industry within England, for whom the out-of-London agenda is increasingly important.

Package Description: Continuing Contract

Grade: SM2/Proposed Band L

Base: Flexible within England

To apply for this job please visit careerssearch.bbc.co.uk.

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