ITV Career Returners Programme

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • ITV
  • 20 May 19

ITV Career Returners Programme

ITV loves Supporting your return to the career you love
If you've taken a career break and want to get back to doing what you really love, ITV's Career Returners Programme could be just what you need.
"I'm really pleased to be the sponsor of the ITV Career Returners Programme - if we effectively address the 'career break penalty' it will help women, primarily, who want to return to work but can't see a way to do that. It will also be a positive impact on our business. Our Career Returners programme will enable us to tap into this important pool of talent to drive the More than TV strategy and break down the barriers for those coming back to work after a career break" Carolyn McCall, CEO

Location: London
Start date : September 2019
Programme: Supported hiring (permanent and fixed term roles) and returnship

At ITV, we're more than TV. We're new data, new insights and new technology. Our creativity is fuelled by different points of view that drive us to make it brilliant, make it new, and make it together.

We're the people behind some of the nation's best-loved and most-watched TV programmes, and the UK's largest commercial family of channels. We create and distribute high-quality content globally across multiple platforms. It takes great collaboration between creative, commercial and global thinkers to make things happen. Everyone plays their part.

Right now, we're partnering with Women Returners to offer experienced and talented professionals the opportunity to return to the career they love after an extended break. So if you've been spending time with family, been travelling, or have taken an extended break for any other reason, the ITV Career Returners Programme could be for you.

We'd especially love to hear from you if you're an experienced and highly motivated professional who's taken a career break of 18 months or more, and you have a strong track record of working at management level in your field of expertise, you can effectively manage multiple stakeholders in a changing landscape, and you're a great communicator and collaborator.

What are the opportunities?

There are lots of ways you can join us across ITV, including:

  • Supported hiring into permanent positions
  • Supported hiring into fixed term positions
  • Returnships: fixed term positions (4-5 months) with the likelihood of a permanent role

That means there's a good chance that we'll have something that matches your skills, experience and preferences, and which meets our business needs.

Once you've registered your interest, we'll have a chat with you about which opportunities might be suitable, and which area you'd like to work in - Technology, Studios Production (inc. Finance), or Regional News.

Here's a quick overview of each area:


When it comes to technology, we're passionate about the same things you are. New tech. Typed functional programming. Pushing the boundaries of technology. Lean. Agile. Elm. Scala. Java. The Cloud. Tech is at the heart of our ambitious new strategy and set to shape our future.
We're famous around the globe for shows that range from Coronation Street (we all know this) and the World Cup (no outages with record viewing numbers) to Love Island (record number of plays on the hub) and Unforgotten (Global Audience via Netflix and the Hub).
But that's just part of the story. Behind the scenes there's a technical revolution taking place.
We're scaling up ITV Online, the home of ITV Hub. We're in the early stages of transforming the architecture behind our ATS systems. And we're taking on new challenges from using new streaming platforms and integrating our shows with smart connected homes to looking at how to distribute our shows globally and direct from our studios.
It's exciting stuff. And right now, we're looking for people to join a number of teams within our technology department including cyber security, software development, testing, architecture and data.

Studios Production
ITV Studios is the largest and most successful commercial production company in the country, and we produce over 3,000 hours of television annually in the UK alone.
It's a growing international business with production offices in America, Australia, France, Germany and the Nordics, and includes ITV Studios Global Entertainment - our international distribution and consumer products business.
We produce programmes across a wide range of genres - from drama and entertainment, to factual and lifestyle for UK broadcasters including I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Emmerdale, This Morning, Vera, Mr Selfridge, Come Dine With Me, Countdown, University Challenge, and the world's longest running soap, Coronation Street.
It means that if you're looking for an opportunity in production management or production finance, this could be right up your street, too.

We have 11 main news regions across England, Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands, together with a Political Unit, and three critically acclaimed and award winning current affairs & factual programmes at ITV Wales and on the borders of Scotland at ITV Border.
All of which means our news teams have never been busier. We produce a massive seventeen live and pre-recorded flagship programmes on weekdays, plus local bulletins during Good Morning Britain, at lunchtime and after News at Ten. Every programme we produce helps our audiences clarify and connect, and gain perspective and purpose.
It also means we have loads of opportunities available within our news teams including Editorial and Operational roles - all based in our London offices.

However, we're committed to offering flexible working options such as adjusted working hours, home and part-time working depending on the role, and we can chat about what would work best as part of your interview process.

What will ITV's Career Returners Programme involve?

We want to make sure you're set up for success, so we offer a comprehensive onboarding plan including tailored coaching with Women Returners and internal mentoring to support your transition back to your career.

From day one, you'll also have access to a wide range of on-the-job and workshop based learning opportunities - whether you're looking for specialised technical training or you'd simply like additional support in developing your leadership skills.

How to apply

If you're interested in joining our Career Returners Programme, you can apply at [URL].

Please note that we'll ask you to upload a CV as part of your application, and you should make sure this includes details of your career break.

We love different perspectives and celebrate individuality. And we're committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. So, we look for the best talent from all walks of life, and strongly encourage applications from candidates from all ethnicities and all backgrounds. Treating people equally and with fairness and respect is a way of life here.

We're also proud to be a Disability Confident Employer, so if you have a disability and meet the minimum criteria for the role, we'll guarantee you an interview. We're happy to discuss any additional support you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So please get in touch with us if you require additional support.

At ITV, our jobs are open to all. It's your talent that matters and we want you to be the best you can be.

Closing Date: Sunday 2nd June 2019

If this programme is of interest please do apply and we will be in touch to discuss further