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Executive Personal Assistant

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

Job Introduction

This role provides executive, administrative and project management support to the Director of Communications. This is more than a traditional PA role as the right person will manage and coordinate pan-divisional projects on topics such as staff engagement, business continuity and IT change.

Interviews for this role will take place week commencing 9th December.

Role Responsibility

Below is a flavour of the kind of work you will be responsible for in this broad and exciting role –

  • Full EA support for Director of Communications and additionally manage diary of Head of Press
  • Coordinate workflow and preparation of any Executive Committee related papers on behalf of the director
  • Key point of contact and coordination for the Communications Steering Group (CSG)
  • As part of the Business Unit, to support, manage, coordinate and deliver significant pan-divisional projects at Steering Group level on topics such as:- diversity; training & development programme and objectives; staff engagement and events; change management
  • Collate and coordinate director's weekly newsletter to pan-BBC communications family
  • Manage full end-to-end project activity as required and directed by Business Advisor
  • Support Business Unit to deliver financial savings targets, coordinating divisional financial activity including raising and tracking POs through process
  • Coordinate and update divisional pages on Gateway

Are you the right candidate?

This role will appeal to those who have solid and extensive PA experience and have been involved in project management in their previous roles.  The right candidate will be keen to get integrally involved in the division, be successful at building relationships with senior stakeholders and their office teams and be focussed on enabling and facilitating the Director.  You will relish being part of small dynamic team reporting to the divisional Business Partner while building a strong working relationship with Director.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Permanent
Location: New Broadcasting House, London

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.

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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