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Ethical Policy Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. It does this through investing in; commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC in the UK and around the world, In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m with £226.5m returns to the BBC. The UK region delivers nearly a third of BBCW’s revenues (c£361.8m), across a broad range of sectors, including Channels, TV Distribution, Consumer Products, Live Events, Publishing and e-Commerce.

Role Responsibility

The post-holder will be a member of the Ethical Policy Team, and will work closely with the Ethical Policy Executive and the Ethical Policy Manager to help:

  • Meet and exceed BBC Worldwide’s ethical trading objectives.
  • Roll out the ethical trading programme to suppliers and licensees and maintain its effectiveness.
  • Work with and support suppliers and licensees to improve their ethical performance.
  • Meet key deliverables on ethical policy.

Protecting the reputation of the BBC is paramount and this role is a key contributor in ensuring that products that we source do not compromise the BBC's reputation. 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Maintain and update the ethical database, send and process reminders for data updates, follow-up/ verification audits and renewal audits to internal customers and licensees/suppliers
  • Manage the flow of audits, review sheets and assessment communications to/from consultants, licensees, suppliers, and internal customers;
  • Assist with queries that arise from internal customers/licensees/suppliers
  • Maintain a comprehensive filing system
  • Assist with audit reviews as directed
  • Provide administrative support to the Ethical Policy Manager and the team
  • Review Employment Profile Assessments
  • Oversee the administration of the Ethical Policy mandatory online training

Knowledge & Skills

  • Computer literate – specifically Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • A solid understanding of corporate responsibility principles
  • Team player
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Influencing and co-ordinating skills


  • Graduate with a specific interest in the corporate responsibility agenda or relevant experience gained in the workplace. 

This role is a 15 Month Fixed Term Contract running until 31 March 2017.

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