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RISE2 - A Channel 4 Production Mentoring Initiative - Applications for this opportunity have now closed

RISE2 - a Channel 4 Production Mentoring Initiative

Easy read, BSL and audio versions of this information are also available above.

RISE2 follows on from the successful Channel 4 /TripleC RISE mentoring initiative in 2022.

RISE2 is an opportunity for deaf, disabled, and /or 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. This is not an early career or entry level scheme.

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 RISE2, a year-long mentoring initiative to support and elevate the next generation of senior off-screen deaf, disabled and / or neurodivergent talent in TV.

There are 6 places and the scheme will take place in 2024. We will take a step-by-step approach to building the programme around the needs identified by the selected mentees.

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.

They will also be encountering barriers to further progression in their career, probably (but not necessarily) due to a lack of support around access and/or attitudes and understanding.

The overarching aim is for RISE2 mentees to be in a stronger position to move to the next stage of their career once they have taken part.

This is not a scheme for entry into the TV industry. For entry level/early career opportunities via Channel 4 please go to the 4Skills website.

Participants must be UK based.

What's Involved?

This is a remote/online scheme that will take place over Zoom. It runs from January 2024 to December 2024. Each participant will receive:

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 fee of £60 per hour for their time spent in one-to-one sessions and group sessions (fees will not be payable for the skills sessions).

To be considered for this programme, please apply by answering the application questions, either via the online form below or via email to:  [email protected] with RISE2 in the heading

The questions are listed in the Easy Read document which is available to download at the top of this page.

The closing date is Thursday 28 September 2023, at 12 noon.

We are happy to receive applications in any format – whatever is most accessible for 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 make sure that you cover all the questions set out below, including the equal opportunities questions and your agreement for your application to be shared with Channel 4. You will also need to include a recent CV to support your application. This can be uploaded below or sent by email.

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

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RISE – a Channel 4 Production Mentoring Initiative