Production Management Assistant Talent Pool, Factual - BBC Studios

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is the main TV production arm of the BBC. It is a major supplier of high quality content and the source of many creative and inspiring programmes.  The Production Management Assistant Talent Pool is an exciting opportunity for candidates to express their interest in working within our teams in our Documentary and Science Units in London. We are the makers of programmes such as The Planets, Climate Change: The Facts, The Surgeon’s Cut, Thatcher: A Very British Revolution, Big Narstie’s Big Adventure in Jamaica and The Met.  

As a PMA in Factual you will working in partnership with the editorial team.  Reporting to the Production Co-ordinator or Production Manager you will provide day-to-day logistical and financial support to the production in a busy and fast-moving environment.

We’re looking for candidates who possess excellent organisational and communication skills, problem-solving abilities with a can-do attitude, who work well within a team.

We want to hear from a diverse range of people with varying experience at Production Management Assistant or Production Secretary level within content making areas.

Candidates who are successful in the recruitment process will be placed in our Production Management Assistant pool and will be offered work as and when opportunities arise during peak business periods across our Factual output in London. Appointment to the pool will not entitle candidates to a permanent contract in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.

Due to the Covid19 outbreak and restrictions around social distancing this role would entail working from home until the office re-opens.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You will have experience of working as a Production Management Assistant/Production Secretary within broadcast content making areas as well as a keen interest in Factual output
  • You will have experience of providing administrative support in a busy production environment along with the ability to work in pressurised and challenging situations
  • You’ll be able to manage relationships effectively working while working with a variety people and work collaboratively within a diverse team
  • You will demonstrate strong organisational skills, and will be able to manage conflicting demands to meet deadlines
  • You will be a good communicator and hold good attention to detail when working at pace
  • Initiative and problem-solving ability and have a can-do attitude.
  • You can demonstrate you have business and finance skills with an understanding of working to a production budget

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed Term 
Location: London 

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/1912794/53741 in the subject line.
We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

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 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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