Business Advisor, Popular Music Business Team

Job Introduction

The Popular Music Business Team supports the network and commissioning function of the 5 popular music radio stations - Radio1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Asian Network and 6 Music - plus the Visual / Digital / Sounds (Pop), Live Events , R1 iPlayer, teams for the same stations. 

Role Responsibility

We are looking for an experienced Business Advisor to primarily support across the Live Music and Events business functions of the pop music stations.  Duties will include:

  • Working closely with the Business Partner to deliver the full range of business functions across the Live Music and Events Team enabling them to make informed and sound decisions in line with their strategic objectives
  • working closely with Business Affairs and Finance teams to draft project approvals paperwork and business cases
  • delivering sound financial processes, including supporting on procurement processes (Public service and Commercial) and supporting the projects that is consistent across all Pop areas to ensure budgets are well-managed and fully utilised.
  • Working on the deliver of sustainability across Live music and event
  • having an overview HR Management systems supporting recruitment, training, working staffing policy and well-being.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to demonstrate a good knowledge for the range of content across Popular music networks and a passion for Live Music and Events output.  You will ideally have experience tracking and co-ordinating BBC finances and HR management systems with a proven proven ability to plan, negotiate and organise and with a keen eye of accurate and detailed information.  You will need some experience of staff scheduling and working with key stake holders and of writing business cases and developing strategic ways of working across projects.  Proven experience driving efficiency and developing new ways of saving money for the BBC would be an advantage along with a passion, interest and knowledge of sustainability.

Package Description

Band:      D
Contract type:     Continuing contract
Location:       New Broadcasting House, 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 2020 until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


About the Company

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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.

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