We have an opportunity for an experienced Contract Coordinator to join the International Production & Formats Business Legal Affairs EMEA (excl. France) team. This is a crucial role assisting the Head of BLA in the provision of business and legal affairs support for BBCS’s format and production business across EMEA in particular Germany, Nordics and South Africa.
The role will also be part of the wider IP&F team (covering France, USA, India and UK); delivering class business and legal affairs support on matters of key strategic, financial and reputational importance to the business; ensuring that the highest standards of corporate governance, risk management and compliance with law, policy and regulation are observed at all times.
Supporting business affairs deal making and contractual negotiation in relation to the full breadth and depth of the business in the region (by geography and area of business operation - including Format Sales Agreements, Production Agreements, Talent Agreements, Location Agreements, Service Agreements, Merchandising Agreements etc.)
Managing risk, ensuring first class corporate governance and protecting the BBC's brand and reputation both through the provision of legal advice but also through contributing to the development and implementation of excellent efficient and effective processes
Equally important role in ensuring compliance with all of the BBC policies and procedures and relevant legislation and regulation (including, for example, fair trading, anti-fraud and corruption, editorial, ethical and environmental, etc.)
Provision of excellent drafting and management of contracts with customers and suppliers in a timely and effective way to deliver the best outcome for BBC Studios
Delivering timely and high quality legal advice to the business (evaluating facts and applying knowledge while recognising the focus of the business) all in a practical and commercially focussed way in relation to all relevant matters that reduce risk, resolve issues and maximise the opportunity for the business to deliver on its goals
Liaising, as appropriate, with other parts of the BLA teams in BBC Studios (e.g. in relation to content investment, marketing, brand protection, collective rights management, commercial policy, company secretarial, data protection, information security, corporate matters, etc.)
The Ideal Candidate
At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
As a Contract Coordinator, you will have had experience in/possess knowledge of the Media industry and hold a Bachelor and Masters of Law, or equivalent. You’ll be adept in applying contract and commercial law and will possess a sound understanding of intellectual property law and will be confident in drafting, from contract templates, in addition to amendments, extensions, request and approval forms.
You’ll be accomplished in managing your own workload and prioritising without direction and will welcome opportunities to develop your awareness within your team and wider business. With an organised and methodical work approach, you’ll possess excellent attention to detail, enabling you to proof read effectively. Given your passion for building relationships and engaging the business, you’ll demonstrate a collaborative communication style, which affords you a broad cultural awareness across the multiple territories. You will be fluent in German, English, a knowledge in Danish would be advantageous.
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, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
About the Company
The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.
Diversity matters at the BBC. 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.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.
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