Impact Senior Manager, North (BBC Children in Need)

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are looking for a Impact Senior Manager for a permanent contract based in Salford or any other suitable location in our northern region.

Working into the new Head of UK Portfolio, the primary purpose of this role is to provide senior leadership across the Children in Need North grant-making teams, leading and optimising all of BBC Children in Need’s grant-making and management within this geographic patch.   

The role will ensure we are driving our charitable ambition of having the greatest impact for children and young people across the UK by strengthening our place-based and localised response which is critically important to us and something which we all believe make us more effective. 

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Role Responsibility

The key responsibilities of the Impact Senior Manager will be

  • To provide strategic oversight and support to teams across the North patch, coordinating activity and supporting staff, Committees, Assessors, the children and young people’s sector and the BBC. 
  • To help ensure cohesion, shared and embedded learning at local, regional, national and UK levels
  • To work with senior colleagues in ensuring continuous improvement and development in grant making and grant management policy and practice.
  • To contribute to delivering simple, safe and effective solutions in the design and delivery of grant-making and management functions, with a focus on continuous improvement, consistency, flexibility (e.g. to respond to the needs of different geographical areas across the UK) and embedded learning 

The Ideal Candidate

The Impact Senior Manager will have

  • Proven ability to work at strategic level
  • Excellent knowledge of the voluntary and community sector and/or the children and young people field
  • Outstanding communication, presentational and team working skills
  • Experience of communicating to a high standard with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong experience and excellent understanding of grant-making at an operational and strategic level
  • Experience of working within the UK-wide or geographically dispersed context

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Salford or the northern region

£40,400 - £52,000

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

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About the Company

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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.

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