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Assessor, Central Region (BBC Children in Need)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint Freelance Grant Assessors in the central region.

We wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess grant applications across the Central region, which 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.

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.

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 sometimes by visit.  You’ll be responsible for collating and analysing the information you’ve gathered, and then writing up thorough, objective assessment reports.

You’ll need to be available for this work during the following periods and also on a flexible and occasional basis out of these times across the year.  The workload would typically be up to 8 assessments, three times a year within the set assessment periods which are:

Late Feb – Late March
Late June to Early August
Late October – Late November

Are you the right candidate?

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

Interviews will be expected to take place w/c 30 July 2018 at BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham.  Training for new assessors will take place in August 2018 at BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham.

Package Description

Please send a CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the specific requirements of this role as outlined above, to midlands&

Applications are to be received by midnight 24th July 2018

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

If you have any questions about these vacancies, please email your name and contact number to midlands&

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


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