Head of Design & Delivery

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Head of Design & Delivery who will provide senior leadership to the centralised, UK-wide, Impact Directorate teams and functions, leading and optimising all of BBC Children in Need's grant making processes and grant making policy.

Working effectively with colleagues and drawing on internal and external learning and expertise, the role will lead and embed change, focusing on continuous improvement across all types of grant (including partnerships with external organisations).

This year BBC Children In Need are preparing to implement some substantial grantmaking changes with a complex set of deliverables and stakeholders. We are looking for a confident and experienced leader to ensure this key programme meets its strategic aims and support the wider directorate as we prepare for new ways of working. Working closely to support the Director of Children and Young People this role will be predominantly focussed on supporting the strategy implementation.

Role Responsibility

The role holder will take a leading role in the grant making communities and Children & Young Peoples sector, operating as a member of the Impact Leadership Team and acting as an ambassador for the Charity.

  • To lead all grant processes, including design of and autonomy to implement changes
  • To lead all centralised functions relating to quality assurance, risk and operational design and delivery across the whole of BBC Children in Need’s grant-making in the UK. To effectively manage and motivate the team, anticipate future resource needs and effectively forward plan
  • To effectively lead, manage and develop teams, including a key focus on talent development and the delivery of consistent and effective leadership and management through team managers across the UK
  • To ensure that safeguarding subject matter expertise is effectively embedded within the directorate and designated safeguarding leads are effectively supported
  • To support, drive and lead the implementation of change across the directorate through effective collaboration, co-ordination and the central leadership of grant-making and grant-management policy and process
  • To oversee the design and delivery of new directorate processes and procedures, which respond to the external environment and deliver against the needs of identified funding, research or expert partners. 

Are you the right candidate?

The right candidate will have the bring the following skills and experience - 

  • Demonstrable leadership Skills
  • Team and line management experience
  • Demonstrable influencing skills
  • Stakeholder management skills and experience
  • Demonstrable process design and change management skills
  • Ability to think and operate strategically
  • Outstanding communication, presentational and team working skills
  • Experience of communicating to a high standard with a wide range of stakeholders

And ideally - 

  • Experience of working within a complex and/or geographically dispersed organization
  • Excellent knowledge of the voluntary and community sector and/or the children and young people’s field
  • Informed understanding of risk in grant-making 

Package Description

Band: E 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: Salford, however open to other locations if preferred

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.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. This role supports our mission to focus on finding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

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