Career Development Partner

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

Job Introduction

At the BBC, we are only as good as the value we deliver to our audiences. Everything we do relies on us attracting, retaining and growing the finest talent by creating an inclusive, diverse, inspiring and trusted environment.

This is an exciting time to be joining the BBC as we work on our ambitious People Plan. Our focus is on creating and developing inclusive and innovative HR solutions to enable BBC to meet the strategic priorities.

Part of our plan is to focus on career development at the heart of the employee experience. We have an exciting opportunity for a Career Development Partner on a 6-month FTC to join our People and Organisational Development team here at the BBC.

Role Responsibility

As a Career Development Partner you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of our Career Development plans. Working as part of a dedicated and creative people and organisational development team, you will manage the delivery of a portfolio of initiatives designed to promote career development and mobility. You will partner with stakeholders at all levels of seniority to deliver these initiatives and will have space and support to put your own stamp on our career development plans.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be an experienced and proactive Career Development specialist with strong experience of working on cultural and behavioural change programmes. You would have previously worked on Talent and Career initiatives, and have strong project management skills with a track record in designing and delivering projects related to career, development and learning. You would also have been involved in Career mentoring projects, as well as working on communications and engagement for Careers initiatives.

In order to be successful in this role you will also need to be great at coordinating, prioritising and multitasking. Finally, you will have impeccable stakeholder management and communication skills, and would feel confident in working within a complex environment at all levels of seniority within the organisation.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Please note that we are looking for candidates who can be available within a month's notice maximum. 

Package Description

Band: E 
Contract type: 6-month FTC / Attachment 
Location: UK - Any BBC office 

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 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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