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BBC Studioworks - Transformation Director

Job Introduction

BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing studios and postproduction services to all the major TV broadcasters and production companies including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the Endemol Shine Group.

Located across sites in Elstree and Television Centre in White City, our facilities are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. We offer world-class studio and postproduction spaces, equip them with the right technology and engage the most dedicated and talented people in the industry. By doing this, we bring shows to life.

With an ambitious growth strategy over the next five years we are looking to recruit the role of   Transformation Director to lead our culture change and business transformation. The newly created position will proactively support the CEO to deliver change and help the next phase of commercial growth for the business both in and out of London.

As an experienced change agent, you’ll drive engagement, ambition and expertise within the leadership teams, designing and delivering programmes that underpin business success, demonstrating a forensic understanding of the talent required to support the business today and tomorrow. You’ll be responsible for developing and executing a business transformation strategy to maximise commercial growth across the organisation and providing sound advice to senior management. The role will support the growth agenda by exciting people about the ambition, encouraging an openness to innovate and adopting a growth mindset. 

Role Responsibility

Devise, implement and continually improve organisational design, aligned to business growth and with clear functional accountabilities.

Partner and deputise for the CEO to deliver business restructuring, ensuring strategic integration and design solutions that match both the commercial and cultural needs of the organisation.

Build a culture of inclusivity at BBC Studioworks, driving behaviours and culture change at every level of the organisation. Put Diversity and Inclusion at the heart of senior leadership decision making and all people and culture strategies. 

Lead and manage a portfolio of projects/programs requiring change management strategy and identify interdependencies across projects and sequence change management activities accordingly.

Developing the leadership team through delivering clear and accountable leadership behaviours and use a coaching style to build capability. 

Act to support the human factor in the company by devising strategies for performance evaluation, training and development etc.

Collaborate with key broadcast/trade partners to ensure that we have strong relationships based on mutual respect as well as understanding, and deliver the best possible long-term commercial return.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studioworks, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You’ll be a culture advocate, giving life to our vision and values, ensuring they are adopted and embodied throughout the organisation. With significant experience managing change and taking people on that journey, you’ll respond flexibly to new challenges and share the Studioworks vision with passion and clarity.  You’ll be a champion of diversity and inclusion, holding the company to account in delivering a diverse and inclusive workforce and will not be afraid to speak up. You’ll demonstrate a high EQ and foster a culture of collaboration, valuing others and demonstrating empathy and compassion. Your collaborative communication style enables you to connect with people personally and collectively, engendering trust and transparency, developing credibility at all levels. These behaviours support you to formulate effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to internal and external audiences.

An inspirational Leader who is passionate about the role culture plays in transforming companies and is able to drive excitement both within BBC Studioworks, BBC Group and the Industry. As a key contributor to the strategic direction of the company, you’ll link  commercial goals with  people and culture, balancing long and short-term goals, with a focus on delivery and accountability. In addition, you’ll operate as a high-profile external liaison and representative, working within BBC Group and external partnerships. You’ll form partnerships with organisations and innovative thinkers, keeping abreast of developments in their field, responding to the demands of the commercial environment. You yourself will thrive on feedback and are committed to development, with an impeccable track record of discretion, ethics and confidentiality.

Package Description

Band: F
Contract type: permanent
Location: London

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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, 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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