IT Asset Manager, BBC Studios

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

Job Introduction

Solving problems, getting people and things organised and generally bringing calm, order and structure to people’s lives sound like your everyday home life?

How about bringing those unappreciated skills to a place where you will be truly recognised, wanted and involved.

Beyond the warm feeling of belonging and contribution you’ll get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Television at one of the most recognised producers of content on the planet. Here at BBC Studios we make great programmes become a reality, but it just doesn’t work well if there isn’t a reliable, consistent and robust way of working. That’s where you come in.

First: You may not have heard of BBC Studios?

BBC Studios is the commercial arm of the BBC (not the license fee part). We are a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of entertainment and educational content across a wide range of genres. With a turnover of around £1.4 billion, we deliver content that  includes Strictly Come Dancing, Dragons’ Den, Green Planet, Children in Need, Amazing Hotels, Top Gear to name a few.  You’ll DEFINITELY have heard of at least one of those.

Due to the rapid growth of the business we now need an IT Asset Manager to join the team to support both our Entertainment and Music productions and our Factual Entertainment and Events.


Why might you want to join BBC Studios?

If what we do isn’t reason enough, the how we do it and the values we embody mean you would join an organisation where people come first – in everything we do. That’s audiences, employees and partners.

Our unwavering vision to create a business that is truly reflective of the communities we serve means you’ll enter an environment with great diversity of opinion, thinking and perspective and a rich culture of inclusive behaviour.

We’ll add generously to your pension, support your wellbeing with real tangible activities, aid your development and pay you what is fair and appropriate. Add that to what we do and the opportunities for progression our global footprint brings, we hope you like what you see.

The Entertainment & Music team are responsible for over 300 hours of content, producing some of the biggest and best loved brands including; Strictly Come Dancing, The Weakest Link, Glastonbury, Children in Need, BBC Young Musician of the Year, A Question of Sport, Radio 1’s Big Weekender, Comic Relief, Later…with Jools Holland, BBC3’s upcoming series I Like The Way You Move and much more!

The Factual Entertainment and Events team produce a wide breadth of content including; Top Gear, Countryfile, The One Show, Dragon’s Den, Morning Live, D Day Celebrations, See Hear, Gardener’s World, Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby, DIY SOS, Points of View, Commonwealth Observance Days, Antiques Roadshow, Countryfile, the prestigious Royal Ceremonial Event coverage and much more.


Role Responsibility

What’s the job about:

  • You'll be responsible for IT asset provision, both within BBC buildings and on location where you will also advise on connectivity and other IT requirements such as printers, telephony and software and supporting and reporting IT asset and telephony management.
  • You will be responsible for accommodation management - managing floor usage, desk positions and demand.
  • You will manage and own the process of leavers and joiners including arranging a weekly new starters meeting, provide support and ensure the appropriate equipment and software is provided..
  • Organise the departmental layout and forecast and manage staff/desk ratios 
  • You'll maintain supplies of stationary and equipment. and review and update Health and Safety policies.
  • you will also need you to authorise IT requests, on boarding staff and provide on-site technology support to productions on location.
  • Supporting the Programme Services Manager with the delivery of Ad Hoc Technology and Accommodation projects, delivering cost saving and innovation to the EME Production department
  • Reporting financial and accommodation actual and forecasting planning to the London Operations Manager on a regular basis

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

This role is an essential part of the production process, with a broad remit and high degree of responsibility. We additionally would like you to have:

  • A strong technical background with previous experience in IT support, or as an office or events IT Coordinator within a television production environment
  • Previous experience of the fast moving nature of a television production office and an understanding of the needs of project/production based business
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Experience in dealing with problems and fire-fighting those issues to resolution
  • An understanding of the fast moving nature of a production office and the needs of project/production based business
  • Experience of project management involving strategic planning and forecasting incorporating innovative ways of working for the business need
  • Ability to manage departmental needs whilst simultaneously ensuring adherence to corporate policy
  • Experience of accommodation management, ideally within a fast changing production environment
  • A working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office applications, in particular Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP and financial processes
  • A working knowledge of the BBC’s business and administrative policies and procedures
  • A background in long term, financial planning, with the ability to demonstrate a strategic outlook in cost effective ways
  • Excellent time management skills to achieve maximum productivity and the ability to prioritise a heavy workload without supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure and deal sensitively and confidently with a range of contacts both internally and externally to the organisation


Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed term
Location: London

Working pattern - Hybrid (2/3 days in the office)

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/1717110/56540 in the subject.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

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.

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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