Personal Assistant - Drama
We are currently looking for an outstanding personal assistant to work in the BBC Drama department. You will be playing a pivotal role within the Drama Commissioning team, assisting to deliver programmes that strive to enrich people’s lives and fulfil the BBC’s original remit to inform, educate and entertain.
Working with the other assistants in the department you will help schedule and manage the commissioning editors extremely busy and constantly changing diaries that include viewings, read-throughs, development and production meetings. You’ll act as a point of contact, creating a positive impression for both internal contacts in senior management, business affairs, marketing and press, along with external contacts including production company executives, agents and talent. You’ll also be required to contribute to ad hoc projects as necessary and to proactively assist the commissioning team in carrying out their objectives.
Are you the right candidate?
We’re looking for someone with passion and understanding of television drama across the industry, with a demonstrable interest in working within Drama. Previous experience or an understanding of working within a script environment is advantageous.
You’ll need substantial administrative experience, with demonstrable experience of effectively managing complex, consistently changing diaries. 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. You'll need to 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.
Please provide a Personal Statement, detailing your suitability for the role (no more than 250 words.)"
"Which BBC Drama production have you enjoyed recently, and why? Please answer in no more than 250 words
Contract type: Fixed Term Contract/Attachment - Contract to end 27th March
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.
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