We are currently looking for an outstanding personal assistant to work in the BBC Drama department. You will play a pivotal role within the Drama Commissioning team, supporting and facilitating the commissioners in the work required to deliver a huge range of titles from I May Destroy You to His Dark Materials to EastEnders
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.
The Ideal Candidate
You’ll need substantial and demonstrable administrative experience, including that ofof 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 Drama, 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.
Previous experience or an understanding of working within a script environment will be advantageous.
Contract type: 12 Month FTC/ Attachment
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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/
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