Chance for you to join the BBC Audience Council

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Would you like to help the BBC Audience Council for Northern Ireland represent the views of licence fee payers?

The BBC Audience Council is looking for new members. If you are interested in BBC programmes and services – TV, radio, online – and enjoy working with others, this could be for you.

The Audience Council is a group of 11 volunteers from outside the BBC, who come from different parts of Northern Ireland and reflect a variety of backgrounds, skills and experiences. They work to ensure that the views and interests of BBC audiences are heard at the very heart of BBC decision-making.

Aideen McGinley, Chair of the Audience Council, said: “It’s vital that the BBC is in close touch with the views of licence fee payers right across the UK. The Audience Council is passionate about listening to a wide range of views, and understanding what the BBC does well and where it could improve. It advises the BBC Trust – the governing body of the BBC – which works to get the very best out of the BBC for its licence fee payers.

It’s very rewarding when we see change that has been directly influenced by the local audience.”

The Audience Council aims to reflect the diversity of the audience in Northern Ireland and looks for people from diverse backgrounds and experiences and from different parts of Northern Ireland.

Members meet up to 8 times a year and also take part in a range of audience events. The role is offered for a three year term and, although all members are volunteers, reasonable expenses are paid.

Find out more at: bbc.co.uk/acni or call 0370 333 1918 textphone 03700 100 212