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Executive Assistant

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Job Introduction

BBC Studio’s portfolio of franchise and genre brands exist to extend the enjoyment of global audiences’ favourite programmes and includes the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world Doctor Who; the world-renowned entertainment format Dancing With The Stars which has over 50 international versions; the most successful motoring entertainment show in the world Top Gear, which has been sold to over 220 territories; and the leading factual umbrella brand BBC Earth, which amplifies landmark natural history titles such as Planet Earth II as well as overseeing live events, web activity and giant screen experiences associated with the brand.

BBC Studios are looking to recruit Executive Assistant to provide support for three Directors. The Brands team play an integral part in driving our business forward in promoting dynamic and interesting change across BBC Studios.

Role Responsibility

This role will be working in a fast-paced team, liaising with senior managers, internal and external contacts. Supporting three Directors will require you to be personable when dealing with contacts on their behalf, highly organised and proactive in anticipating their needs. Crucial to this role is the planning and managing of national and international business trips whilst adhering policies and procedures, facilitation of meeting and conferences, ensuring a smooth process for both internal and external contacts, ensuring all relevant paperwork is available.

Pivotal to the role would be your ability to prioritise, build and maintain strong working relationships and be flexible to change. In addition to this, you will be; using SAP to manage invoices, record and process expense claims, manage all IT requests for senior managers and manage holiday and sickness records for the team.

Are you the right candidate?

  • PA experience at Director level essential
  • High standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to autonomously, be pro-active and work as part of a team
  • Handle confidential and sensitive information with tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent working knowledge of computer systems, particularly Microsoft Office Suite

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented 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 license fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.


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