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Personal Assistant- Factual Commissioning

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

Job Introduction

The BBC Television Division is responsible for commissioning, producing, scheduling and broadcasting the content of all the BBC’s Television channels. We are currently looking for an outstanding PA within our Factual Commissioning 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

Supporting multiple stakeholders, you will provide professional and well organised administrative, secretarial and PA support at a senior level in BBC Television. 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 complex diaries, assisting managers in making each day as effective as possible and you’ll ensure that they 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 managers 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 PAs and Team Assistants in Television, 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. This experience will have been gained in a television production or similar media-related organisation.

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

Band: B
Contract type: Part Time/ Job Share 14 hours. FTC 9 Months.
Location: London W1A1AA


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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