Business Coordinator - Early Careers & Staff Apprenticeship - 12 Month FTC

Job Introduction

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Coordinator to join our Early Careers & Staff Apprenticeships team (EC & SA) on a 12-month FTC, to provide a wide range of business support services to enable it to achieve business plan objectives.

Role Responsibility

As a Business Coordinator you will assist the Business Manager by providing general administration services, basic analytics reports and tracking outputs.

You will support the implementation of strategic priorities and policies by providing and collating information as required, and coordinate project plans to help monitor delivery and outputs.

You will help cascade information across the team to ensure effective communication flow, and provide general policy guidance and advice to support policy compliance working with divisional specialists (e.g. IT, Business Continuity, H&S etc.) as required.

Working closely with business support functions across the BBC, including procurement and contracting, you will ensure that all processes are followed and that business support services are delivered efficiently.

You will provide the Management team with business support service and monitor the financial performance against budget, working with the Business Manager and the Management team to track or report outputs. You will be responsible for co-ordinating team IT requests user administration, systems access and record keeping as well as raising Smartbook payments, purchase orders and processing commercial invoices as required.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have previous experience of providing administration assistance in at least one organisation.

You are highly organised, with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively, coordinate activities and conflicting demands to ensure that tight deadlines are met.

Good communication skills both orally and in writing will be key to this role, and have the ability to target content for the audience.

You will have proven ability to work constructively in partnership with a range of individuals, and have basic analytical skills, with experience of providing MI data reports.

You will also need strong IT skills with experience using office software packages (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint). You can work with limited supervision, using own initiative to resolve most problems, and have a high attention to detail.

Previous experience in the Media industry and/or in a  Business Management / Project Management role would be a plus, but are not essential.

If this sounds like you, even if you don’t tick all the boxes, we’d love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12-month FTC 
Location: UK - Flexible 

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

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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