Assistant Commissioner- BBC Film

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

Job Introduction

This is an opportunity to join BBC Film, the feature filmmaking arm within the Content division of the BBC. At the forefront of British independent film, BBC Film commissions around 15 films a year. BBC Film aims to make bold, distinctive and fearless films with range and ambition. We find, nurture and develop new talent and collaborate with world-class writers, directors and producers. We are always looking to find new ways to connect and collaborate with our audiences to deliver a unique voice on subjects that matter to them.

Role Responsibility

You will work closely with Head of Department and Commissioners on a wide range of projects in development, and with colleagues in the wider BBC Film team across all of BBC Film activity.  You will track new projects and seek out and engage with exciting new and established talent across short form and features. You will produce key editorial script notes to an extremely high standard and in a timely fashion.  You will be responsible for following projects through development into production, attending screenings or watching cuts online and providing cut notes to a high standard.  You will consider and respond to new submissions and materials and recommend projects for further consideration.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with a thorough understanding of the UK Film industry and knowledge of other creative industries, such as theatre, art, games and publishing.  You will have an extensive network of contacts in the UK and abroad within film. You will have sound editorial judgement and will also have an understanding of production.  The ideal candidate will be someone who has a strong passion both in terms of output and talent on and off screen and be able to spot new opportunities. You will have a proven track record of identifying, developing and promoting new talent. You will have a good understanding of the domestic and international market, and the ability to identify content and talent that can resonate with UK audiences. .

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an organisation that is diverse, challenging and rewarding with the opportunity to shape the future of public service broadcasting.


Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London W1A

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.

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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