1x Production Management Assistant - Blue Peter & 1x Production Management Assistant - InHouse Unit

Job Introduction

The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK. We are proud of the award winning content we make across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more.  BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Their aim is to entertain, inform and empower children and we are looking for two fantastic Production Management Assistant’s to join a couple of our teams.

Role Responsibility

Provides administrative support to all areas of the teams

General administrative duties

Using systems such as Buy, Book, Order to raise Purchase Orders and book travel.

Handling and processing sensitive data and documents. 

The successful candidate must use time and resources efficiently in order to achieve maximum productivity within deadlines and budgets, take a thorough and methodical approach to work, whilst being able to respond flexibly to changes. 

An ability to work on their own initiative but knowledge of when to refer up where appropriate

Additional Responsibilities - Unit PMA

This role is part of a small team based in Bridge House, Salford, acting as a central point of contact for a range of stakeholders. The role will also support the In House Executive team, including the Head of Production in tasks such as arranging and minuting meetings, organising departmental screenings and meetings, assisting with the transport and travel needs of the exec team, collating production information for the exec team etc

We are looking for someone with diary management, systems experience and an ability to get up to speed with various IT/Technical systems.

Please note that this role is office based (with office hours) – with occasional requirements to go out on location visits.

Additional Responsibilities - Blue Peter PMA

The first point of contact for on-screen talent and agents when it comes to arrangements, booking presenters’ time and logistical aspects of the presenters working with the team.

Provides administrative support and diary management to the Editor of the production.

Experience of setting up location filming is an advantage.

The Ideal Candidate

You must have a passion about working in this creative industry, especially Children’s content. 

Awareness of multi-platform production/content.

Knowledge of, or an ability to learn, BBC systems for the purposes of booking travel and accommodation and purchasing/raising payments on behalf of the production in a cost effective and timely manner

Able to use systems and adopt new technologies..    

Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.

You will have strong organisational skills and experience working to multiple teams.

Excellent communication skills when dealing with Talent, contributors and external stakeholders

You will have experience of working within a busy and fast-paced team and have a strong positive can-do attitude. 

A keen attention to detail essential.

Please note – if you only wish to apply for one of these roles please indicate which one directly on your CV.

You will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Please note, this role requires a relevant DBS check to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment. 

Package Description

Role: Production Management Assistant - Children's In-House Production and Production Management Assistant - Blue Peter

Band: B

Contract type: 2 x FTC/Attachment - commencing ASAP to March 2022

Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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