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Director, BAFTA Cymru

14 September 2021

BAFTA is looking for a talented new Director of its branch in Wales, BAFTA Cymru

Job Title: Director, BAFTA Cymru

Location: Cardiff

Contract type: Five days per week, full time (negotiable)

Salary: £40-45K per year

Job Description: Please click here to access the Job Description in Welsh

Application: Apply HERE


BAFTA is a leading global charitable institution focused on championing creativity, opportunity and social change for all through the transformative power of film, games and television.

BAFTA’s Vision is:

‘Bringing the transformative power of Film, Games and Television to everyone’

BAFTA’s aims are:  to champion the art and the craft, champion talent and champion the industry environment by:

  • Identifying and celebrating industry practice deemed exceptional by peer review, thereby elevating the art and craft of film, games and TV
  •  Providing talent with recognition, inspiration, access and long term support, in particular those under- represented and underprivileged in society
  • Enabling a positive and inclusive environment, for an accessible, sustainable and connected industry

BAFTA Cymru:

BAFTA Cymru exists to recognise the important contribution which the Nation’s media plays in the cultural life of the UK and to promote Welsh film, games and television industry as a vibrant and inclusive place to work.

This is a strategic role, driving BAFTA’s presence in Wales and ensuring that BAFTA’s charitable aims and objectives are delivered in a manner which takes into account both the rich culture and industry landscape in Wales.  The Director of BAFTA Cyrmu is the public face of BAFTA in Wales, working closely with the Chair to represent BAFTA’s values with key stakeholders, in the media and to audiences in Wales.

To be successful you need to be able to:

  • Oversee the day to day running of the BAFTA Cyrmu office and the programme, managing branch staff
  • Deliver BAFTA’s strategies within Wales – including diversity and inclusion and the albert sustainability project
  • Represent BAFTA Cymru externally - implementing/maintaining relationships within the film, television and games industries in Wales – e.g. the broadcasters, government and governmental bodies such as the BFI in Wales.
  • Represent BAFTA Cymru internally (both within the staff and committees) and feeding into the BAFTA team at a senior level on a regular basis
  • Drive membership in Wales and work with the Membership team to drive a sense of community with the membership
  • Deliver the Cymru Awards on budget and to time, ensuring that the categories capture the diversity and complexity of Wales’s output - this is including but not limited to: implementing of sub groups, reviews, call for entries, entry site builds, voting, production, partnerships, table plans, design/graphics, selling, talent management, budget management, broadcast agreements etc.
  • Contribute to BAFTA’s learning programme by overseeing the delivery of learning events and talent initiatives Wales in line with the wider BAFTA learning programme – driving audiences and tailoring the programme to their specific needs
  • Manage committees and ensure they feed into the BAFTA board with on the ground insights into industry issues and opportunities in Wales
  • Working closely with the Partnerships team to both deliver national partners’ benefits in Wales and to manage local partnerships (e.g. with the devolved governments, Wales based sponsors for award/events etc) in line with BAFTA’s policies and procedures
  • Work with the PR & Communications team to ensure we are building our key target audiences and that our communications are appropriate to Wales and offer occasional Welsh translation
  • Manage the budget for the Branch

Person Specification - To be successful you will need to have:

  • A strong record of working with multiple stakeholders both internal and external and excellent influencing skills
  • The ability to write and speak in Welsh
  • A good knowledge of the Welsh Creative Industries and their particular challenges and strengths
  • Strong networking skills and experience of forming mutually beneficial partnerships with a range of organisations (both sponsorship and delivery/in-kind partnerships)
  • Experience of working with complex budgets
  • Experience of managing large scale events
  • Excellent leadership skills

Our aim is for our staff to be a diverse mix of talented people who want to come and do their best work. BAFTA is committed to increasing diversity, and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability. Please take the time to fill out our Diversity Monitoring Survey. All the information you provide will be anonymous and is not considered with your application.

Application Procedure

Please CLICK HERE to apply by Friday 1 October and attach a CV and Cover Letter. The Cover Letter should explain in no more than 500 words how you meet the requirements of the person specification. Applications can be bilingual or in English.

First interviews are expected to be held w/c 4 October and will be conducted in English. Second interviews are expected to be held w/c 11 October and will be conducted in Welsh and English.