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Appeals Assistant

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

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has come up within BBC Children in Need to work as an Appeal Assistant.

You’ll be required to multi-task, problem solve and prioritise a busy workload. As a key member of the Grants and Fundraising team you will provide day-to-day support.

Your 10 week engagement will begin on Monday 30th September. This post will be based in Broadcasting House in Belfast (these dates are flexible within reason).

Role Responsibility

Your role will be responsible for engaging with external fundraisers by telephone, email and face-to-face contact. Not only will you support and thank our fundraisers you will also record this information appropriately so it can be shared with our TV and Radio production team colleagues. Crucially you will ensure that Pudsey makes all his external and internal appearances during his busy period.

Are you the right candidate?

Our ideal candidate will have experience in supporting events, managing diaries and co-ordinating logistics. 

You will be able to demonstrate working in a team environment, communicating effectively (in writing and verbally) with a range of people at all levels, including the public and external stakeholders.

You will have good organisational skills, attention to detail and a proven ability to handle multiple priorities.

IT skills are essential, including knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and file management systems, and the adaptability to work with new software, systems and processes.

Experienced in prioritising and organising your workload effectively within a constantly changing environment. Alongside the ability to digest and present information clearly and concisely

You will be required to handle confidential information with tact,diplomacy  and with sensitivity.

Any experience of fundraising would be advantageous 

Package Description

Contract type: Freelance (10 weeks)
Location: Belfast

Meetings will be held the week beginning 23rd September

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

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, sexuality, social 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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