Joe is Director of the BBC Academy, in its new Birmingham base, building on its success and setting the strategy for the future.
He is responsible for maintaining the skill levels of the BBC's world class content, journalist and digital creatives across the UK and overseas.
He is also at the forefront of developing the new skills the BBC needs to stay ahead of the digital and media revolution.
Joe will develop high profile partnerships with other funding bodies, the university sector, overseas clients, government and regional agencies and training organisations.
Last updated June 2015
Joe is Director of the BBC Academy, the UK media sector's biggest skills trainer. He is also Head of Centre for BBC Birmingham.
As Director of the BBC Academy, Joe is responsible for putting training and development at the heart of the BBC. As Director of BBC Birmingham, he’s responsible for pan-Birmingham BBC initiatives, developing external partnerships, and the overall leadership of the Birmingham sites.
Previously, Joe was Director of BBC Children's, responsible for all of the BBC's services for children on CBBC and CBeebies.
After reading History at Manchester University, Joe joined the BBC in 1986, working at BBC Southampton in regional news. In 1989 he joined the Children's Programmes department as a trainee, and worked as an assistant producer, studio director and producer on shows such as Blue Peter, Going Live and Record Breakers.
From 1997 to 2000 he was Editor of Children's Presentation. In 2000 he moved to Nickelodeon UK, holding a number of posts including Head of Original Production and VP Interactive Director.
Joe returned to the BBC in 2005 as Head of Children's Entertainment, and in 2008 became Head of News, Factual & Entertainment.
Joe is a member of the Advisory Panel on Children's Viewing of the British Board of Film Classification.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £189,800
These details were last updated in March 2015 when Joe Godwin's salary and remuneration were last adjusted. This information is correct as of April 2015.
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20 years since the final episode of Going Live was aired, Director of BBC Children's, Joe Godwin, reminisces about his involvement with the show and talks us through the past, present and future of Saturday morning kids TV