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Personal Assistant - Storyville

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Job Introduction

Sat within BBC Films, Storyville is the broadcaster’s flagship feature documentary strand and showcases the best films from around the world. A pioneering brand, it consistently delivers a rich diversity of award-winning films to the BBC’s linear and online platforms and is renowned for films such as One Day in September, Blackfish, Death on the Staircase, The Mole: Infiltrating North Korea, Welcome to Chechnya, Collective and many more.

We are currently looking for an exceptional Personal Assistant to join the Storyville team. You will be playing a vital role within the business, assisting our teams to deliver outstanding content that strives to enrich the lives of our audience and fulfils the BBC’s original purpose to inform, educate and entertain

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.

Role Responsibility

Supporting multiple stakeholders, you will provide professional and well organised administrative 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 will be managing complex diaries, assisting managers in making each day as effective as possible and ensuring that they are fully prepared for their meetings. 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.

The Ideal Candidate

We’re looking for a highly organised PA with substantial experience working at a senior level, who is able to expertly manage complex, consistently changing diaries for multiple stakeholders. Experience and interest in broadcasting and the media industry is essential.

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, able to use your initiative and be confident when juggling multiple tasks and conflicting priorities. Just as important will be your passion for Documentary programming, the BBC and your excitement at being part of a team that’s creating some of the most diverse and admired content in the world.

Package Description

Personal Assistant – Storyville 

Band: B
Contract type: 12 Month FTC/Attachment
Location: London

IMMEDIATE START

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/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

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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