Development Coordinator (Birmingham Drama Hub)

Job Introduction

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Studios Scripted (Drama) makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City, and Doctors, Daytime dramas including Father Brown, and Shakespeare and Hathaway, to series and serials such as Silent Witness and Luther, to name just a few! 

Role Responsibility

Working for and supporting the Head of Daytime Drama, you will manage and co-ordinate their diary and arrange meetings, whilst dealing with contacts and answer all queries without reference where possible. 

You will be required to prioritise and manage all incoming correspondence, written and telephone queries along with typing all letters, reports and other paperwork as and when required.  You will also be required to process all expenses. 

You will keep communication with internal and external contacts at a senior level, monitor emails and ensure timely responses are given. 

You will liaise with programme distributors (such as BBCW) in delivering artwork and programme paperwork ahead of the UK TX and organise the iconic images (main press images) ahead of publicity. 

You will also be required to collate information and data to create departmental presentations for Head of Daytime Drama.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following –

  • Considerable Drama production experience and proven ability within the role
  • Should be able to demonstrate a wide ranging knowledge of television production processes, preferably gained within drama, an understanding of the roles within the programme, and a thorough understanding of the resources required to source and engage personnel
  • Experience of office and information technology, including Windows 10 and good typing skills, with an understanding and knowledge of BBC systems such as SAP
  • An understanding of, and the ability to handle confidential and commercially sensitive information with tact and sensitivity
  • Sound command of English and the ability to format the layout of paperwork appropriately
  • Proven ability to influence and resolve differences in professional opinions, particularly where conflict may exist.
  • Resilience and stamina sufficient to sustain performance when under pressure from tight schedules and long working hours
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining office and filing and administration systems and the ability to communicate information effectively to a wide range of production and non-production personnel, internal and external to the BBC
  • Effective time-management and self-scheduling abilities
  • Knowledge of the internal and external resources/facilities market, sufficient to enable informed and cost-effective contractual decisions to be made
  • Awareness of Corporate Conditions of Service, Equal Opportunities and Health & Safety Policies, Editorial Guidelines, Child Welfare policies, contracts, and relevant Trade Union agreements


Package Description

Length of contract: Maternity Cover - 6 Months FTC / Attachment

Band: B

Location: Birmingham Drama Hub

*Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week*

**Please note that this is a generic job description for a Development Coordinator. However, this advert is for a Development Coordinator with the Birmingham Drama Hub and requirements and duties specific to this role can be found below**

  • 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.

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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