BBC Radio Wales would like to speak to a disabled job seeker about their experience of finding work.

  • Are you disabled? 

  • Are you currently applying for jobs?

  • Would you be happy to share your experience with the BBC and be heard on the radio?

 

If yes, then please get in touch today.  They will need to speak to you as soon as possible.

 

Contact Miranda Evans on Miranda.evans@disabilitywales.org or telephone 029 20887325.

 

www.disabilitywales.org

BBC Game Show

Call Out For Contestants

hindsightHindsight Productions are looking for fun, lively and enthusiastic PAIRS of CONTESTANTS to take part in a brand new BBC show!

Letterbox is the game show for everybody with no physical games and no tricky quiz questions.

If you would like to be on a TV show with a chance of winning a cash prize then this could be the show for you.

Pairs of contestants go head-to-head as they attempt to crack a series of passwords.

For each password solved, you’re awarded clues that will help later in the game. The more clues you have, the better your chances are of moving through the game and reaching the final where you will face one last challenge.

Cracking the final password to open the Letterbox, is all that stands between you and a fantastic cash prize.

Hindsight are looking for a diverse range of contributors from around the UK – including all demographics, age and social groups, BAME and disabled people.

Pair yourself up with a friend, partner, relative, neighbour or work colleague and email us now at: contestants@hindsightproductions.com or call us on 0203 813 8289

Closing date 31st March 2017

http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/letterbox

Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub

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Work Experience opens on the BBC Careers Hub on 30th August and the deadline for applications is 11th September 2016.

Please see below a link to the latest training opportunity at BBC Wales which may be of interest to jobseekers/ students within your community/organisation.

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/wex/17411

BBC Wales seek to recruit from as wide a pool of candidates as possible and we would welcome applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates. Working for BBC Wales is exciting, rewarding and challenging – and we want to ensure our doors are open to everybody with the attitude and commitment to succeed.

Please advise anyone that’s interested to look carefully at the role profile before applying. BBC Wales offer a wide variety of jobs and each job has its own specific skills and requirements which need to be met for the application to move forward so it is important that people apply for roles that really interest and suit them and the attributes, skills and qualifications that they have.

 

Should anyone wish to apply they can find more detail about the role and about how to apply by clicking into this link:

http://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/wex/17411

 

 

We do hope we hear from you.

BBC to give more opportunities to the disabled.

bbcThe BBC is to quadruple the number of disabled people on screen, it has announced, weeks after unveiling a similar quota system for black and ethnic minority representation.

Lord Hall, the Director General, said it was “vital” that the Corporation reflected the make-up of the nation.  Disabled actors, presenters and on-air contributors currently make up 1.2 per cent of those who appear on screen.  The target is 5 per cent by 2017.  There are also targets for behind-the-scenes staff and for Management positions.

A new “pan-BBC Disability Executive” will be appointed to improve the portrayal of disabled people and to champion disabled talent throughout the corporation.

Julie Fernandez, the actress and campaigneer best known for her role as a wheelchair-bound worker in ‘The Office’ said: “I think it’s about bloody time.  But I hope things do change, because I feel like I’ve heard this for the past 20 years.”  She said change would only come “when disabled people become the writers and casting directors”.

Arts Council of Wales

New music scheme to offer brightest Welsh talent chance to shine.

WomexBBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales announce a music initiative to support emerging contemporary music artists in Wales and help provide a legacy from the WOMEX World Music Expo hosted in Cardiff in October 2013.

The scheme – Horizons/Gorwelion – will be jointly funded by BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales across the next two years, supporting artists and bands working in Welsh and English. Horizons/Gorwelion will grow fresh musical talent by offering a platform for contemporary music at events across Wales and through the BBC’s national radio services – BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales. The scheme will showcase the most exciting unsigned acts through the new ‘The Sounds of 2014’ initiative and help unlock future potential through a ‘Launchpad Fund’.

The Sounds of 2014

The Sounds of 2014 will showcase 12 unsigned artists or acts from Wales with the potential to make a real breakthrough in 2014. The acts will be brought together under one brand to develop and showcase the freshest and most exciting artists across Wales. The acts will be chosen by a panel of industry experts.

Events Partnership

Working with Arts Council Wales, BBC Cymru Wales will broadcast live from over 10 major events across Wales per year, providing a showcase for new and emerging music talent and underlining the diversity of Welsh music in both languages.

Launchpad Fund

The Launchpad Fund will help support unsigned artists with the potential to significantly further their career within the next two years. It will offer grants of up to £5,000 to new Welsh artists towards resources such as instruments and equipment, rehearsal and demo time and tour costs.

Recipients will be chosen by editorial experts from BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales and Arts Council of Wales to ensure support goes to the best talent of contemporary talent.

For more information contact:

Aled Rowlands 02920 322373 / aled.rowlands@bbc.co.uk

Sian James 029 2044 1344 Sian.James@artscouncilofwales.org.uk