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Assessor (BBC Children in Need - North and Central Region)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need provides grants to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.  Our vision is a society where all children and young people who face disadvantage in their lives have a safe, happy and secure childhood and are supported to realise their potential.

We wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess grant applications across the North and Central region (assessors will be recruited for either the north or the central region).

The North Region consists of the following counties and unitary authorities – Humberside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.

The Central Region consists of the following counties – Bedfordshire, Birmingham & Solihull, The Black Country, Cambridgeshire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Worcestershire.

Role Responsibility

You will work from home on a freelance basis and will be assessing main grant applications for which a flat fee of £90 or £110 per assessment will be paid, dependent upon complexity.  You’ll need to be available for this work on a flexible and occasionally out of hours’ basis across the year. The workload would typically be up to 10 assessments three times a year with set deadlines.

The role will involve liaising with applicants by telephone and occasionally by visit.  You’ll be responsible for collating and analysing the information you’ve gathered, and then writing up thorough, objective assessment reports.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have a sound understanding of the current issues facing children and young people experiencing disadvantage and also the environment in which provision is delivered. Ideal candidates will have experience of assessment work, knowledge of outcomes and monitoring, along with excellent communication skills combined with an aptitude for financial analysis. Access to phone, PC, broadband connection and email are essential.

Package Description

Interviews for the Central Region will be expected to take place on 16th May in Birmingham, and training for new assessors will take place over 4th & 5th July.
Interviews for the North Region will take place on Thursday 4th May in either Manchester, York or Newcastle. Training will take place in June (date TBC).   

Newly appointed assessors would ideally then be asked to take part in the next Main Grants round and take on assessments in July.
Applications are to be received no later than midnight on Sunday 9th April.      
If you are interested in one of these positions please send a covering letter explaining why you think you would be a good candidate, along with an up to date CV to for the North region and midlands& for Central region.
If you have any questions about these vacancies, please email your name and contact number to for North enquires or midlands& for Central region enquiries.

N.B. Please apply by email NOT by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.


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