NCTJ to appoint head of partnerships and projects

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is entering a new chapter in its growth and is looking to appoint a head of partnerships and projects to help take the charity to the next stage of its development.

The immediate priority of the new senior executive will be to work with the NCTJ team and partners to make the Community News Project a big success, managing the £4.6m charitable donation from Facebook.


Reporting to the chief executive, the head of partnerships and projects will secure, lead and implement high profile and successful £multimillion charitable initiatives and projects, generating income and managing an annual budget for special projects.

As a new role, the successful person will develop new and existing relationships with the media and other organisations and collaborate with the charity’s stakeholders and strategic partners.

The NCTJ is looking for someone who ideally has a detailed understanding of the structure of the media industry, digital developments and the opportunities and challenges it faces. They might have come from a senior editorial and/or commercial backgrounds and will definitely be a senior level high-calibre communicator, collaborator and team player with commercial acumen in bucketloads.

Joanne Butcher, chief executive of the NCTJ, said: "If you have the passion and enthusiasm to make a difference to the future of journalism and work with me and my team to grow the NCTJ we would love to hear from you."

The closing date for applications is Monday, 25 February at 9am. To find out more and apply, click here.