John Cary, left, is to leave the National Council for the Training of Journalists next month to become head of communications at Norfolk County Council.
Now the NCTJ is seeking an ‘editor or senior journalist’ to take on the role which involves overseeing its accreditation prociess for up to 80 journalism training courses.
The post is now being advertised here on HoldtheFrontPage and is open until 30 August.
The NCTJ accredits more than 80 journalism courses at 40 universities, colleges and independent providers.
Its head of accreditation chairs the panels who assess whether each individual journalism course reaches the organisation’s required standards.
Chief executive Joanne Butcher said: “John has done an outstanding job managing the NCTJ’s accreditation scheme for more than three years ensuring editors and senior journalists from all sectors of the media are at the heart of the decision-making process.
“The search is on for John’s successor and with radical changes being made to the Diploma in Journalism, the NCTJ is reviewing the industry’s accreditation standard and so it’s a fantastic time to be our head of accreditation.”
John’s final task will be climbing Snowdon with the NCTJ team on 10 September to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary to help students with disabilities pay for their NCTJ-accredited training.
This fund-raising challenge follows the organisation’s recent participation in the Great City of London 5k race. http://www.nctj.com/latestnews/CityofLondonRace2016.