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Appeals Assistant, BBC Children in Need (Salford)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need is the BBCs UK Charity. Our vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

The Charity, currently supporting 2,463 projects working with children and young people in the UK, with a total value of c.160m, has the following strategic aims:

To increase our impact: to accelerate and broaden the positive and measurable impact that we have on the lives of children and young people.
To build strong financial foundations: to drive income growth and optimise our funds to maximise the benefit they can have.
To build a strong charity: be an efficient, effective and well-run organisation, which supports its staff to be their best.

We now need to appoint an Appeals Assistantto provide administrative support for our Marketing team in Salford, leading up tothe 2017 BBC Children in Need Appeal.

This is a 12 week fixed-term contract. We are expecting the successful candidate to start immediately and work throughout the Appeal until the end of November.

To apply, please email your CV to along with a paragraph (300 words maximum), evidencing why you are suitable for the role.

***Due to the high volume of applications expected, it will not be possible to respond to everyone. If you have not heard anything by Thursday 21st September, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.***

Role Responsibility

This is an exitingopportunity to join the BBC Children in Need Marketing team to support them in the run up to this years Appeal until the end of November.

On behalf of our Corporate Partners and Regional fundraisers, you will manage and administer the fundraising collateral they need across the organisation - especially Pudsey suits, buckets and other fundraising materials.

You will support event participants with regards fundraising by responding to emails and sending out merchandise.

You will also support other administrative duties around the appeal as required.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with:

  • Good administration skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good people skills
  • Previous experience in an administrative role

Communication - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to deal with a wide range of people with tact and diplomacy.

Managing relationships and team working - Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people. Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

Planning and organisation - Able to think ahead in order to establish and efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines and resources.

Flexibility - Adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.

Resilience - Ability to work with ambiguity and constantly changing set of circumstances and issues. Manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions and sustaining performance in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.

About the Company

We dont 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 youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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