Celebrity Liaison Manager (BBC Children in Need)
BBC Children in Need are looking for a Celebrity Liaison Manager to join our team on a three month fixed-term contract based in London.
The successful candidate have excellent experience and knowledge of celebrity relations (ideally within a charity environment) and contacts within the entertainment industry.
BBC Children in Need’s vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential. The charity currently funds around 3,000 projects across the UK working with disadvantaged children and young people.
Please note that within the BBC's Career Path Framework, this role aligns with Communications Advisor.
As Celebrity Liaison Manager, you will identify, recruit and manage celebrities and high profile ambassadors to support BBC Children in Need (and our partners) across a variety of campaigns, events, photo shoots, fundraising activities and visits.
You will work alongside the PR team and with other departments to ensure celebrity support that will raise awareness of the charity’s work and the issues it seeks to address throughout the year, as well as encouraging support for the annual Appeal.
You will build and maintain productive relationships with our high-profile supporters and their agents. Working with the Head of PR & Communications, you will advise and deliver on immediate projects and activities requiring talent support, as well as developing the charity’s approach to celebrity engagement.
You will also work with internal stakeholders, devising and implementing plans to ensure that their needs are met. The role also includes line management of one post.
Are you the right candidate?
With experience gained within a PR/communications, talent agency or charity environment, you will have a demonstrable track record of recruiting celebrity support for a variety of campaigns, events and activities, including on behalf of a charity and/or good causes.
In addition to your existing contacts with agents, publicists and artists, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to influence and negotiate talent and resolve issues, particularly in relation to building and sustaining long-term relationships.
You will possess strong organisational skills and experience of working as part of a team to plan and effectively manage high profile campaigns, events and activities involving talent. You will demonstrate the ability to think strategically about how we engage celebrities with our cause and meet the charity’s strategic objectives, whilst also being able to deliver immediate requirements for celebrity support, including overseeing photoshoots and other events.
Stakeholder management expertise, both internal and external, is essential. This will be supported by your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to build and maintain working relationships across a range of stakeholders, colleagues and levels and of driving relationships towards supporting a shared goal.
Contract type: Fixed-term (3 months)
Location: London, Broadcast Centre, W12
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.
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