Commissioning Co-ordinator, Commissioning - BBC Children's & Education

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

Job Introduction

The Commissioning & Acquisitions Team at BBC Children’s identifies and secures the widest range of top quality content from both the UK and internationally to satisfy the needs of our modern, sophisticated young audience. We reach our audience via a wide range of platforms including the CBeebies and CBBC channels, iPlayer, mobile and on-line, offering an enormous choice of programming from animations like Hey Duggee and Dangermouse to dramas like Biff & Chip and Mallory Towers. Uniquely, we also feature a world-class portfolio of children’s Factual like My Life, Operation Ouch and Andy’s Wild Adventures and comedies like Justin’s House and Horrible Histories. This is an opportunity to join one of the best and most successful Children’s content departments in the World.

We are currently seeking 2 x Commissioning Coordinators to join the team. 1 x continuing/permanent and 1 x 6 month fixed term contract/attachment from mid-April 2022.

Role Responsibility

The main responsibilities of the Commissioning Co-ordinator will be:

  •  Reading and responding to proposal submissions
  •  Use own editorial judgment in assessing proposals and rejecting/progressing/allocating ideas as appropriate.
  •  Discussing, reporting and providing feedback on submissions to Senior Commissioning Team and keeping the Heads of Commissioning & Acquisitions up to date on all matters arising
  • Liaising and building good working relationships with suppliers, as well as identifying new companies to do business with
  • To produce documentation, collect data and carry out reporting as required throughout the commissioning process.
  • To organise commissioning briefings, events, meetings and travel for the commissioning team where necessary

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  • Strong Editorial and Creative judgement
  • Knowledge and understanding of script writing and other key components of the development  process
  • Genuine passion for Kid’s content and knowledge of the business
  • Self-starter capable of assessing projects based on the Departmental objectives
  • A good communicator with the confidence to work closely with both the Senior team and external suppliers
  • Experience of compliance as it applies to Children’s content.

Please note, this role requires a relevant DBS check to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment.

Package Description

Band: B 
Contract type: 1 x 6 month Fixed Term Contact/Attachment 
Location: Salford - MediaCityUK

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

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