A wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.
The Global Operations team has an opportunity for an Assistant Project Manager to join on a 12month maternity cover. The role will support project work with a particular focus on strategy and communications while partnering with the various teams across the business. You will act as a facilitator for collating and distilling large amounts of information and translating this into meaningful actions to stakeholders. The team is currently working on an exciting project, and you’ll be an integral part to deliver on this programme and other business requirements.
The Global Operations team is responsible for executing delivery across the business within BBC Studios. We are part of the end-to-end supply chain of content, managing activities such as client fulfilment, rights, localisation, international channel delivery and much more. The department is based across four continents, enabling us to support BBC Studios lines of business 24/7.
The Assistant Project manager will require flexibility due to the nature of the role. You’ll be providing analysis, project & change management as well as strategic planning & communication activities to support business change requirements in the department. The role will be analytical and strategic depending on the needs of the department.
You will be working closely across the team to support the implementation of a data-led continuous improvement programme to deliver improvements across the portfolio of our operational workflows and supplier-led activities.
Responsibility for communicating to the business, teams, and broader stakeholders the need for change, the impacts, and the approach.
Partnering with the teams across global operations and beyond, acting as a facilitator for collating and distilling large amounts of information and translating it into meaningful actions to support business progression. You will also be supporting project management activities across people, processes, and documentation.
The Ideal Candidate
At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
You’ll need experience working on or managing projects successfully including planning, problem-solving, managing risk, and budget or resource responsibility. The role will require a methodical approach with attention to detail and the ability to quickly assess and act on changing priorities.
Ability to present complex technical information in an accessible way and empower colleagues with little technical knowledge to develop their ideas. You will need excellent communication (verbal, written, listening), and effective stakeholder relationship management skills.
An understanding and ability to demonstrate project management approach and practices. You will be collaborative in your approach, take ownership, able to work autonomously, and have a proven track record in coordinating teams across projects/workstreams to deliver successful outcomes.
You will be proficient with MS Office Suite, including MS Project, JIRA, and Register, and experience manipulating data to make it meaningful for different audiences. A background in operations will be highly advantageous; broader media experience will also be desirable.
Contract: 12month attachment/FTC
Location: TVC, London W12
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- Flexible / agile working - opportunities across the business
- 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
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. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talents in the business, so that we can bring premium quality award-winning programmes, content and brands to the viewer no matter where they are.
The BBC Group has set out the first in a new series of bold steps to transform our programming and better represent the public we serve. We have the biggest financial investment to on-air inclusion in the industry, together with our existing commissioning budget, we are committed to throwing open our doors more widely than ever to diverse stories and diverse storytellers. Together with a diverse workforce we will accelerate the pace of change in increasing diversity and inclusion both on and off air
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