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Production Manager

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Job Introduction

BBC Three makes a range of experimental and innovative content created aimed at 16-34 year olds. Since our launch as an online brand, BBC Three has been a multi award-winning pathfinder for the BBC and the wider industry, experimenting with new and unique ways of telling stories across different content forms and formats and with the means of distributing this content to young audiences in the places they are consuming content.

BBC Three content can be found on iPlayer and BBC One as well as across social platforms. The quality of the content has been recognised by audiences and the industry, winning awards such as RTS Channel of The Year, Broadcast Digital Channel of the Year and BAFTAs for shows like This Country, Killed By My Debt, Fleabag and People Just Do Nothing.

It is committed to developing new talent in front of and behind the camera and finding distinct, diverse new voices representative of the whole of the UK. The ambition is for BBC Three to be braver, more provocative and more of the moment than any other part of the BBC, producing content which is uniquely close to its young audience, honed to their passions, locality and life experiences.

Role Responsibility

BBC Three’s content production team in Birmingham produces a range of content for BBC Three’s social channels as well as for broadcast with multiple projects running simultaneously. The Production Manager will manage the Production Management team on a day to day basis as well as providing support and expertise for the wider team in a demanding and changing environment.  You will ensure the creation and delivery of accurate and realistic production budgets and budget forecasts and you will be responsible for effective, proactive end-to-end production planning and management, from development through to post production and delivery, ensuring projects are on time and on budget, and that the team is working in a safe way. The Production Manager will develop and manage the production management team ensuring best practice at all times. 

You will work closely with the Executive Producer and other key stakeholders inside and outside of the team to support and manage the content production team. You will also work closely and collaboratively with the Production Management team at our London base. Duties include the recruitment and resourcing of key staff, induction and training of team members and procurement of production resources always ensuring best value for money.

Are you the right candidate?

You will be an experienced Production Manager with a track record of successfully managing multiple projects and fast turnaround productions. You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully with multiple stakeholders and you’ll have excellent leadership skills, leading by example to create a supportive environment which gets the very best from the team. You will have a keen interest in developing and implementing improved processes and ways of working using a creative and flexible approach and a can do attitude. You will also have an in depth understanding of current end-to-end production workflows. A good, up to date, knowledge of BBC production systems would be an advantage.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham

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 holiday 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, sexuality, social 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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