EOI: Production Management Assistant, CBeebies House/CBBC HQ Live (BBC Children's)

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

Job Introduction

Come and join Hacker and be part of this amazing and talented team. 

The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK. We are proud of the award-winning content we make across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more.  BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives. The ‘Live’ area of Discovery produces topical and relevant content for CBBC and CBeebies television channels and its other platforms.

Presentation provides hosted links for the CBeebies and CBBC Channel using a mix of presenters to bring our output to life for children up to the age of twelve.  The content is made in studio with a variety of presenters. The production team works very closely with various stakeholders to create content to promote the key CBBC & CBeebies brands.

We are looking for a highly motivated and perfectly organised Production Management Assistant to help the Production Coordinator and the Production Manager this deliver content.

Role Responsibility

Duties include assisting Production Coordinators with the creation of schedules, rotas and post-production paperwork

Booking travel and equipment

Logging costs

Managing the booking of meeting rooms and helping set up events within the team.

Some diary management for the Executive for the area maybe required at times, as well as assisting other Production Coordinator and Production Management Assistant colleagues throughout the area in BBC Children's.

Maintaining detailed logs for our Carbon Action Plan

General administrative duties including setting up new starters.

Use systems such as Buy, Book, Order to raise Purchase Orders.

The successful candidate must use time and resources efficiently in order to achieve maximum productivity within deadlines and budgets, take a thorough and methodical approach to work, whilst being able to respond flexibly to changes. 


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a big team in an ongoing area, or can show how they could adapt previous experience to it.

They’ll be a self-starter, hardworking and resilient to the pressures of a busy production team.

They will also be great at prioritising, excellent at managing time and expectations,

Possess exceptional communication skills and have a positive and proactive attitude to work.

You will have experience of working within a busy and fast-paced team and have a strong positive can-do attitude. 

As well as this they'll have experience of diary management as well as planning and working on events.

An ability to work on their own initiative but knowledge of when to refer up where applicable

The will have knowledge of BBC systems or be familiar with learning production systems quickly.  Able to use systems and adopt new technologies..    

Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.  You will have strong organisational skills and experience working to large teams.

We are looking for people who are passionate about working in this creative industry, especially Children’s content. 

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Package Description

Role: EOI: Production Management Assistant, CBeebies House/CBBC HQ Live (BBC Children's)

Band: B

Contract type: Fixed Term or Attachment

Location: Media City, Salford

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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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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