Channel 4 Production Mentoring Initiative

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An opportunity for deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent off-screen talent working in TV at a mid-career level or above. This could include people working in production management, editorial, craft and technical roles.


  • Have you been working in TV for at least three years and have you progressed already in your career?
  • Have you been working at your current level or in the same kind of role for at 18 months?
  • Can you demonstrate real potential for moving on to the next stage of your career with the right support?


If the answers to these questions are “yes” then this could be the programme for you!


TripleC DANC is partnering with Channel 4 to deliver [scheme name], a nine-month mentoring initiative to support and elevate the next generation of senior off-screen deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent in TV.


There are 6 places in total and the key to this initiative is that it is mentee-led. This means that we will take a step-by-step approach to building the programme around the needs identified by the selected mentees, including the type of mentor they want and the specific goals they want to achieve through mentoring.


Applicants may be working in any genre, scripted or unscripted, and in any type of off-screen role – production management, editorial, craft or technical. They must be mid to senior level – ie, have been working in TV for at least three years and progressed already in their career.  For example, moved from Researcher to Assistant Producer or progressed from Production Secretary to Production Coordinator. 


However, they must also be encountering barriers to further progression in their career, probably (but not necessarily) due to a lack of support and understanding regarding their being deaf, disabled or neurodivergent. 


The overarching aim is for [scheme name] mentees to be in a stronger position to move to the next stage of their career once they have taken part.


To be clear, this is not a scheme for entry into the TV industry. For any of those opportunities via Channel 4, please go to the 4Skills website.


What’s involved?


This is a remote/online scheme that will take place over Zoom. It runs from April 2022 to December 2022. Each participant will receive:


  • 6 one-to-one sessions with their mentor;
  • 3 group support sessions; and
  • 6 training sessions/masterclasses.


TripleC DANC will facilitate access and support participants throughout the process.  It is free to take part in the programme and mentees will be paid a set fee for their time spent in one-to-one sessions and group sessions. Access requirements will of course be catered for.


To be considered for this programme, please apply by answering the application questions below, either via this online form or via email to: [email protected] with [SCHEME NAME] in the heading.


The closing date is Tuesday 25 January 2022, at 10am.


We are happy to receive applications in any format which is most accessible to you – eg, through the online form, written in an email or Word document, via a video in BSL or English, or in an audio file.  Please just make sure that you cover all the questions set out belowYou will also need to attach or upload a recent CV.


If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] (TripleC will aim to respond within 3 working days).


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