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Grant Assessor, North (BBC Children in Need)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need provides grants to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK.  Our vision is a society where all children and young people who face disadvantage in their lives have a safe, happy and secure childhood and are supported to realise their potential.

We wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess grant applications across the North of England.

The North Region consists of the following counties and unitary authorities – Humberside, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Isle of Man.

Role Responsibility

You will work from home on a freelance basis and will be assessing main grant applications for which a flat fee of £90 or £110 per assessment will be paid, dependent upon complexity.  You’ll need to be available for this work on a flexible and occasionally out of hours’ basis across the year. The workload would typically be up to 10 assessments three times a year with set deadlines.

The role will involve liaising with applicants by telephone and occasionally by visit.  You’ll be responsible for collating and analysing the information you’ve gathered, and then writing up thorough, objective assessment reports.

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have a sound understanding of the current issues facing children and young people experiencing disadvantage and also the environment in which provision is delivered. Ideal candidates will have experience of assessment work, knowledge of outcomes and monitoring, along with excellent communication skills combined with an aptitude for financial analysis. Access to phone, PC, broadband connection and email are essential.

Package Description


Interviews will take place on Friday 15th December in Manchester, York or Leeds. Training will take place in late January.    

Newly appointed assessors would ideally then be asked to take part in the next Main Grants round by taking on assessments in February / March.

If you are interested in this role, please email a covering letter explaining why you think you would be a good candidate, along with an up to date CV to

Applications are to be received no later than midnight on Monday 27th November 2017.

If you have any questions about the role, please email

N.B. Please apply by email NOT by clicking the ‘Apply’ button below.

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk. 

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