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Policy Director

The salary for the post is on a three-point scale from £65,479 to £74,949 per annum (Full-time)

Based in Central London

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is the independent non-governmental body that classifies films and DVDs in physical format and a range of other material, including online.  Our primary aim is to protect children from potentially harmful content and empower consumers to make informed viewing choices.  Increasingly material is being delivered online direct to consumers, bypassing statutory regulation, and the BBFC is developing new strategies and services to meet this development

The Policy Director, working as the principal adviser on policy to the Chief Executive, will coordinate the BBFC's policy work; develop strategic partnerships; develop the BBFC’s voluntary services to industry; manage the BBFC’s Business Development, Communications, Education and Policy teams; and run its research programme. You will develop programmes that support the BBFC to grow its influence and visibility. 

The successful candidate will have a proven record of developing a strategic approach to policy and influencing and have an excellent understanding of how government, NGOs, and the film and wider media industries operate.

Please find an application form, job description and additional documentation attached below.  Your completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form should be sent to Hamira Saddique, HR Manager, BBFC, 3 Soho Square, London W1D 3HD or email to  Applications should be received no later than 4pm on Tuesday 9 May 2017. 

If you have not heard from us by Wednesday 31 May 2017 then, you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Assessment day: Monday 5th June 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 7th June 2017

Work experience 

From time to time there are opportunities for work shadowing and work experience placements at the BBFC. These are only available to applicants aged 18 or over, we cannot accommodate younger applicants. Opportunities will be published on this website when they arise. 

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