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Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund

USBF New Entrant Training Scheme


Northern Ireland Screen intends to run a New Entrant Training Scheme called USBF New Entrant Training Scheme.  The programme will provide a training opportunity for two people working on Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund projects. The following criteria will be used to shortlist applicants:

Essential Criteria (to be demonstrated via the application letter which must accompany the application form):

  • Applicants must have a proven commitment to the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture.

Desirable criteria:

  • A demonstrable interest and passion for working in TV

USBF New Entrant Training Scheme is a paid placement scheme (NMW/NLW), the placements will run from September 2018 – February 2020 and the participants will gain experience on USBF funded projects. An initial introductory training session (5 days) will take place in August.

Where is it based?

The scheme and placements will be based in Northern Ireland and participants will be expected to base themselves in Northern Ireland for the duration of the scheme.

Who is eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you can answer YES to these four questions:

  • Have you a proven commitment to the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture?
  • Have you a long term commitment to working in TV production?
  • Are you a legal resident of the UK?
  • Are you available to participate in the scheme from September 2018 – February 2020?

If you cannot answer YES to these four questions please do not apply. Ineligible applications will be automatically discarded.

What are the priorities?

Applicants who can demonstrate their commitment to the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture are being sought. Nobody else should apply.

How do I apply?

To apply to the USBF New Entrant Training Scheme applicants must submit the following:

  • A completed application form.
  • A ONE A4 page letter of application explaining how you satisfy the minimum entry requirements of the scheme, your aims for the future and how this scheme would help you achieve them.
  • A current CV with the contact details of two referees.

How will applications be assessed?

The assessment panel will assess your application based on the following criteria:

  • The information contained within the applicant’s letter.
  • Strength of CV and references.
  • The applicant’s demonstration of a commitment to the Ulster-Scots language, heritage and culture.

How do I obtain application details?

Application forms can be found here or hardcopies can be obtained by contacting Paula Campbell at Northern Ireland Screen on 028 90 232444.

For application queries please contact Paula Campbell via email.

Email both pages of the completed application form, along with all required application materials to: [email protected] and state in the subject line USBF TRAINEE

Or send both pages of the completed application form, along with all required application materials to:

USBF New Entrant Training Scheme

Northern Ireland Screen

3rd Floor, Alfred House

21 Alfred Street

Belfast

BT2 8ED

Deadline for applications: 1200 hrs Friday 29th June 2018

PLEASE NOTE: under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this deadline. Applications cannot be submitted by email or fax.

NB:  Due to the high volume of applications Northern Ireland Screen receive, unfortunately we are unable to offer individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

DIVERSITY NOTE  

Northern Ireland Screen is committed to promoting diversity. Northern Ireland Screen will provide equal opportunity for all applicants.

We will not discriminate on any grounds including:

  • Age
  • Socio-economic class
  • Employment status
  • Religion
  • Educational attainment
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Political opinion
  • Marital status
  • Disability

We will monitor our programmes on an ongoing basis and target any under-represented groups as and when appropriate.

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