"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 ?