Producer, Sustainability Campaign (Curriculum), BBC Education

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Job Introduction

BBC Education's Sustainability campaign is recruiting a Curriculum Producer to work across all aspects of content planning and creation to establish a new ‘green curriculum’ for schools.

Work on this exciting, new landmark campaign will begin in January and form a key part of the Department’s output in 2021. Targeting young people, schools and teachers, we will be working with a number of partners inside and outside the BBC to deliver important learning and change around climate issues. We will work closely with colleagues in the Natural History Unit and Factual to ensure their groundbreaking programmes are connecting with learning outcomes and meaningful calls to action.

We know that over 73% of young people are anxious about climate issues and want to know more about how they can help shape and control their futures. With this in mind, we plan to offer a campaign that draws on 3 main strands: a ‘green curriculum’ for schools; action on rebuilding the natural environment; clear information, inspiration and calls to participate in change. 

It is important that this campaign speaks to young people of all ages across the UK, regardless of social background or location. This campaign should inspire and empower young people to make decisions about their future.

BBC Education exists to transform lives through education. That clear vision drives everything we do as we lead the overall education strategy for the BBC.  The Department is very welcoming and friendly and actively encourages development of its teams.

Role Responsibility

Leading a small team, you will drive forward a plan to shape and deliver the ‘green curriculum’. This will involve working closely with colleagues across BBC Education in Bitesize and Teach, and with external experts in climate education. Your focus will be on developing and delivering resources to support teachers and students to understand and engage with environmental issues in a classroom context.  This will involve working with partners, understanding our audiences and creating great content for digital platforms.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have experience of making great digital content, ideally for a schools audience, and a demonstrable understanding of the needs of teachers and students. You will have experience of commissioning suppliers, as well as a great understanding of how to build relationships. You will be able to come up with imaginative, exciting ideas, ensuring all content is accurate, of high quality, has great learning outcomes, and delivers on our ambitions. Ideally, you will have experience of leading a team.

You will need to have demonstrable experience of creating brilliant online content, ideally for a similar target audience. A clear demonstrable knowledge and enthusiasm for education, and the importance of environmental education, would be preferable with a working knowledge of the UK curricula as well.

Combined with that, you’ll have strong communication skills and an ability to plan effectively. You’ll be experienced at delivering outstanding content on time and within budget, remaining calm and focused under pressure. You’ll have excellent project management skills and substantial editorial experience, ideally at Producer level.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: FTC/ Attachment from January 2021- Oct 2021
Location: Media City Salford & home working at present

Interviews to take place November 30th 2020.

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Please see the appendix section of the JD which highlights the specific skills & experience required for this role.

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

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