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Head of Planning & Scheduling for BBC TWO & BBC FOUR

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

Job Introduction

The Head of Planning & Scheduling designs the most competitive and imaginative schedules for BBC TWO & BBC FOUR to reflect the distinct brand and values of both channels. The role ensures the schedules complement the BBC Television portfolio delivering effectively against competitors and meeting the strategic objectives of the channel.

Role Responsibility

The Head of Planning & Scheduling for BBC TWO and BBC FOUR will lead on the development and implementation of the schedules of BBC TWO and BBC FOUR. A close working relationship will be needed with the Controller, Programming & Daytime, The Head of Portfolio Scheduling, the Controller of BBC TWO & FOUR and the Channel Editor of BBC FOUR. There are multiple stakeholders to the channel schedules and this role will have strong links to Finance, Business, Strategy, Marketing, Audiences, Press, News, Sport, Playout, UKTV and Nations and Regions.

The post holder will report to the Head of Portfolio Scheduling and alongside the Head of Planning & Scheduling for Daytime will sometimes be required to Deputise when they are away. They will line manage others and will be a key member of the Scheduling team and the wider Programming teams.

The Ideal Candidate

Youll have an understanding of short, medium and longer term scheduling strategies along with detailed knowledge and understanding of key competitors. Youll have sufficient experience of audience research and analysis to have gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of how audiences watch television. Youll have an up-to-date understanding of the BBCs diverse audiences and their needs and expectations and use this to help shape creative and engaging output.

Please note interviews for this role will be held on 21st August 2017.

Package Description

Grade 11


Continuing contract

About the Company

We dont 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 youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll 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 currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC.

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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