Chair Recruitment: British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT)

Voluntary position; expenses paid
Job Reference: VAHAL
Closing Date: Monday 18 November 2019
Location: London

Full role brief in BSL and English:

The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust exists to promote social inclusion among the Deaf community by commissioning and broadcasting television programmes made in British Sign Language.  BSLBT’s programmes are shown on Film4 and Together TV and its content is also available through its online player, BSL Zone.

BSLBT is now looking for outstanding candidates to apply for the role of Chair, following structural changes made to the role and Board.

The Chair will provide leadership to the Board in delivering the organisation’s mission and vision. Encouraging cohesion among the Board and ensuring that each trustee fulfils their duties, the Chair will also hold the Chief Executive to account, providing appropriate support and challenge. They will also act as an ambassador for BSLBT, in partnership with the Chief Executive.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the mission and work of BSLBT, along with significant experience of either Deaf culture and the Deaf community in the UK, or broadcasting (production and/or commissioning), including understanding of current and future broadcasting trends. The time commitment is approximately two days per month. This is an exciting opportunity to help to lead an organisation playing a critical role in UK broadcasting.

For this appointment, Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to BSLBT.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference VAHAL.  Alternatively, email

Applications should be received by noon on Monday 18 November 2019.