BECTU Vision project gets new leadership

Amy Shaw (left) and Linda Fraser, new joint managers of BECTU Vision and the Drama Training Programme in Scotland.

22 May 2018

BECTU Vision and the Drama Training Programme run by the union in Scotland in partnership with BBC Scotland and Scottish Union Learning have a new team at the top. A press release announcing the arrival of job share partners Linda Fraser and Amy Shaw as joint managers of the projects is reproduced below.

New job share managers for BECTU Vision & the Drama Trainng Programme

Linda Fraser and Amy Shaw have been appointed as joint Managers for BECTU Vision and the Drama Training Programme taking over from Alison Goring who began her new role as Head of NFTS Scotland at the start of the year.

Established in 2010 through a partnership of BECTU and BBC Scotland, the Drama Training Programme has delivered a range of targeted and industry led training opportunities for film and television practitioners in Scotland while the Scottish Union Learning funded BECTU Vision initiative has provided free short training courses to over 1,500 practitioners.

The Drama Training Programme’s previous successes include Producer and Script Editor training programmes, as well as Stepping-Up opportunities for a wide range of existing practitioners.

Linda and Amy have both production and training experience having led courses such as Hit the Ground Running, the Outlander Training Programme and Film City’s Jumpcut.

BECTU Scotland Negotiations Official, Paul McManus, said “I am delighted that we have been lucky enough to secure the services of Amy and Linda who both have substantial experience of working in the Industry and in delivering hugely valuable training to our members. That we can do this through a job share is also important to BECTU. We gain two valuable experts in their field while they secure working patterns that suit their current needs. That is what good employment practices are about”.

BBC Commissioning Executive Gaynor Holmes said “Developing Scottish talent is a key priority for the BBC, which is why the Drama Training Programme is so important to us. Linda and Amy bring a wealth of experience to the role, and we’re really looking forward to working with them to see how they can develop and build on the excellent work carried out by their predecessor Alison Goring.

Linda and Amy said:

“BECTU Vision and the work of the Drama Training Programme have become cornerstones of practitioner skills development for the Industry in Scotland. We are looking forward to continuing this excellent provision and working with both stake-holders and the local workforce to develop new ways to meet the ever-changing skills needs of our industry.”

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Story updated 24 May 2018 with survey information.

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