Business Coordinator, Entertainment and Music, BBC Studios

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Job Introduction

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, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn annually. We are the most awarded Production Company and the biggest independent producer in the UK.

The Entertainment & Music team are responsible for over 300 hours of content, producing some of the biggest and best loved brands including; Strictly Come Dancing, The Weakest Link, Glastonbury, Children in Need, BBC Young Musician of the Year, A Question of Sport, Radio 1’s Big Weekender, Comic Relief, Later…with Jools Holland, BBC3’s upcoming series I Like The Way You Move and much more!

We are looking for a Business Coordinator to join the team, and you will be reporting to our Director of Production.

Role Responsibility

Our Business Coordinator is responsible for providing a wide range of business, organisational and administrative support to the senior management team.  You will accurately maintain and coordinate business information across the Ents & Music team working to established processes and within agreed timescales.  

Freelancer Model – Ensuring freelancers are supported and onboarded into the team. Tracking and ensuring their training is arranged and completed.

Onboarding - Have a holistic view of the HR onboarding process for new staff joining the team. Making sure everything is in place ensuring a smooth process inc. Contracts and IT set up.

Departmental communication - You will sit in the heart of the department, monitoring and tracking all current and up coming productions. Ensuring Heads of Productions and Creative Directors and the wider business are aware of our production and TX schedules .

You may also be required to organise the preparation of all meeting set up and distributing paperwork for approval board and production start up meetings and managing the diary and booking travel for the Director of Production. 

The ideal candidate will be used to analysing and presenting accurate information in different formats and will have strong technical skills, particularly Excel and PowerPoint. You will need to have exceptional attention to detail, and be a good communicator with the confidence to challenge existing processes in order to simplify ways of working.  You will also have very strong team-working skills and the ability to remain calm, focused and accurate under pressure.  This is a busy role with conflicting priorities, so it’s important you can demonstrate resilience and flexibility in your approach to work.  

The Ideal Candidate

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

The successful applicant will have excellent IT skills in particular Excel, Powerpoint  and a thorough understanding of production systems, Silvermouse and Albert. 

You will have experience of working with freelancers, ensuring their onboarding and training has been organised. 

Exemplary communication & numerical skills are essential, as is a positive attitude, an interest in broadcasting and strong desire to learn.    

The ability to compose documents and reports without detailed supervision is essential and to absolutely ensure they are factually, numerically and grammatically accurate.

Awareness of the production process and deadlines and timescales that production teams face is also required.


Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent / continuing
Location: London (remote working currently)

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/1717110/55261 in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates

  • 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

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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