Tuesday, August 30, 2016


"Bring together the different elements of the spectrum of activity under one umbrella leadership".

Just one of many daft lines in a depressing new job advert from the BBC. In the Thompson/Byford period, many elements of BBC training were run by former practitioners. Now, it's back in the hands of HR, and HR supremo Valerie Hughes D'Aeth. She's looking for a Director of Learning & Development.

"The ongoing development of a highly effective leadership cadre within the BBC is vital to enable the BBC's continued development as it enters a new period in its history with new governance structures, regulators and changes from economic pressures and new media....This role is also key to build on the recent re-organisation the BBC has undertaken and put in place formal succession planning for senior leadership roles. 

"With the Academy now under the accountability of the BBC HR Director there is a desire to bring these different elements under one cohesive group so that solutions can be more easily identified, designed and delivered to the business in a targeted and joined up way. The postholder will undertake the creation of this team and immediately deliver solutions pending the identification of a longer term organisational structure, a short term role has been identified to lead this work."

What ? Pending the identification of a longer term organisational structure ? Are we funking that again ?

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