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Deputy Head of Development, Factual Entertainment & Events (Bristol) - BBC Studios

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

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, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year.

In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

Role Responsibility

We are looking for a Deputy Head of Development to cover maternity leave on a 12 month Fixed Term contract, based in Bristol. You will assist in leading our busy Unscripted Development team under the Factual Entertainment and Events division. Reporting to the Head of Development and the Creative Director for Development this role will manage the budding slate and maintain consistency with the team help to ensure they are on track whilst the Head of Development focuses on strategy and working up projects in their final stages and a targeted push into other regions on behalf of the Genre MD.

Only candidates with previous experience at Development Executive or Snr Development Producer level will be considered so please do not apply if you do not have this experience.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will also bring previous experience developing content in the Factual Entertainment realm and have experience with getting formatted fact ent ideas across the line. They will have existing commissioner relationships and understand the Development sphere in the South West area, utilising and spotting talent opportunities to devise content ideas to suit a variety of channels, platforms and audience needs.

Start date is June 2020.

Once restrictions are lifted this role must be based within our BBC Bristol offices. Other locations will not be considered. 

Package Description

Band: E
Contract type: 12 months fixed term contract (maternity leave cover from June 2020)
Location: Bristol

  • 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 BBC

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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