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Personal Assistant - BBC Content

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

Job Introduction

The BBC Content Team is responsible for commissioning, producing, scheduling and broadcasting the content of all the BBC’s Television channels. We are currently looking for outstanding PA’s within our team. You will be playing a pivotal role within the business, assisting our teams to deliver outstanding content that strives to enrich people’s lives with programmes and services that fulfil the BBC’s original remit to inform, educate and entertain.

Role Responsibility

You will be supporting either the Director of Content’s Executive PA or supporting the Commissioning Editors within the Content team.  You will provide professional and well organised administrative, secretarial and PA support at a senior level in BBC Content. You’ll act as the first point of contact for senior managers, creating a positive impression for both internal and external contacts.

You’ll effectively manage a complex diary, assisting in making each day as effective as possible and you’ll ensure that managers are in the right place at the right time with the right information. You’ll also be required to contribute to ad hoc projects as necessary and to proactively assist the wider Content team in meeting their business objectives.

You will act as a key champion of change in the division, demonstrating a proactive approach including exploring how new technology and ways of working can contribute to team and divisional objectives. You’ll be a key part of a cohesive and supportive team of PA's and Team Assistants in Content, working collaboratively to ensure that the needs of the business are supported.

Are you the right candidate?

We’re looking for someone with substantial secretarial and administrative experience at a senior level with demonstrable experience of effectively managing complex, consistently changing diaries for multiple stakeholders.

You’ll need to be able to handle confidential information with tact and diplomacy as well as being a quick learner of office systems and procedures. You’ll relish being part of a collaborative team and have excellent communication and influencing skills, unafraid to approach people at all levels of seniority. You’ll need to be highly driven, extremely pro-active and organised and be confident when juggling multiple tasks and conflicting priorities.

Just as important will be your passion for the BBC and your excitement at being part of a team that’s creating some of the most diverse and admired programming in the world.

Package Description

Grade 4 /Proposed Band B

6 month FTC/attchment based in London W1


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. 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 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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