Executive Lead to the Director of BBC Nations

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

Job Introduction

The BBC’s Nations division produces some of the UK’s best and most essential programming and services.  We produce news, sport, television shows, radio programmes and mobile content for audiences in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and beyond. 

We are looking for an Executive Lead to join the division to support the recently appointed Director Rhodri Talfan Davies and the Nations Leadership Team. The Nations division has more than 5000 employees across the UK. This is a permanent role and could be located at bases across the UK.

Role Responsibility

On a day to day basis you will be managing the Director’s office, fielding questions and concerns on the Director's behalf internally and externally.

You will support the Director and his senior team on strategic planning, writing and preparing Executive Committee papers, taking a lead on forward planning and ensuring timely preparation of briefings for meetings, attending as appropriate and following up on actions.

You will be the key point of contact with senior stakeholders across the BBC, especially with the Director-General's office. You will also work closely with the Nations Leadership team to ensure that all key issues are dealt with effectively and in a timely manner. 

Responding to changing priorities in a fast-moving environment is key to this role, as well as working closely with colleagues in other support functions including: Strategy, Legal, Finance and External communications.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Relevant business management experience across a range of organisations/departments
  • Significant experience of providing business, administration and management support at a senior level
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills, with the ability to manage a busy workload, often with conflicting priorities and tight deadlines, whilst remaining calm under pressure
  • Excellent analytical and written skills and be able to interpret and present data
  • Strong project management skills, ideally with a project management qualification
  • Advanced computer literate skills, with demonstrable experience of Office software packages
  • Strong communications skills, able to accurately summarise and convey complex information to a range of audiences


Package Description

Band: F

Contract: Permanent, 35 Hours Per Week

Location: Flexible across the UK with hybrid remote and office working

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.​

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire. There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites.  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, sexuality, social 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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