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Business Affairs Assistant / Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs Assistant, BBC Children's

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children's is the leading UK children's broadcaster with the top two television channels for children, CBeebies and CBBC. It makes award-winning content across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, games and more. BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 16's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives.

The Commercial, Rights and Business Affairs (CRBA) division is a front office Content Support function which provides business affairs support across the BBC.

We are seeking a CRBA Assistant to join our growing team to provide business affairs support and contract administration in relation to our award-winning production business. This is a six (6) month contract role, based in MediaCity UK, Salford.

Role Responsibility

As CRBA Assistant, you will provide support to the Business Affairs Managers and Business Affairs Executives responsible for in-house production matters and performance contracting across the BBC Children’s department. This role is at the heart of the team, providing support and administration for some of the UK’s most high profile productions and artists across a variety of platforms.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, you will have some experience of contract administration and of updating and maintaining administration and database systems, along with proven experience of working in a highly efficient and proactive manner.  

You will have a passion for content and broadcasting, plus a clear desire and motivation to grow and develop your career in both business affairs and, more generally, within the media sector. You’ll also have an enthusiasm for Children’s programmes and an awareness of BBC Children’s output.

Any prior rights and production-related experience is helpful, including  a working knowledge of the BBC Business Affairs rights systems such as ACON, however, this is not essential or a pre-requisite.

Highly organised you will possess a flexible approach to work, including the ability to prioritise workloads and good attention to detail.  Fully developed IT skills, including proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook are also essential and you will have experience of providing general support and team co-ordination, eg assisting with reporting, recording and liaising with Production colleagues.

Package Description

Band:   B
Contract type:   Six month fixed term contract
Location:   MediaCity UK, Salford

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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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