Programme and Project Officer (BBC Children in Need)

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Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are looking for a Programme and Project Officer to support the work of the Fundraising and Funding Partnerships Team with a focus on all aspects of our Sharing Power programmes, in particular providing project management, administration, communications, stakeholder management.

This role is for 12 months fixed-term we are flexible about location.

The role is a new hybrid role that will sit across the Fundraising and Funding Partnerships Team and focussed on our new programme of activity supporting youth social action and youth leadership titled ‘Sharing Power’ - including the organisation’s important work and commitment to ‘Black Futures’.

*Please refer to the Appendix of the Job Description when applying*

For further information, please email:

  • Jan Carruthers -
  • Pamela Chowdhury -

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Role Responsibility

Within the Fundraising Team, the Programme and Project Officer role will be responsible for the development and delivery of a school social action campaign (part of the wider #iWill partnership agreement). The Officer will work closely with internal teams within the CiN, partner organisations and wider BBC, to implement an integrated communications campaign and high-quality teaching and student resources.

The key areas of responsibility for the role include:

  • Project management and coordination of all areas of activity associated with our sharing power Funding Partnership and Schools programme
  • Working with the Fundraising, Funding Partnerships, Insight, Editorial and Marketing teams to project manage and develop integrated schools facing campaign to agree campaign timings, themes, digital content, stories and teacher/student resources
  • Manage and develop relationships with key partners and potential partners including with the charity’s education resource provider, wider BBC teams on collaboration opportunities and a range of external stakeholders
  • Work with teachers and young people from schools and CiN funded projects to ensure the campaign is engaging, accessible and young-person led, from design to delivery
  • Drafting and delivering key communications
  • Development and management of events for key stakeholders and audiences  
  • Administrating and supporting relevant partnership stakeholder meetings
  • Oversight and delivery of reporting and engagement activity for our funding and editorial partners (including coordinating six monthly partner reports and sourcing and collating case studies for partners)
  • Support relevant pieces of insight, working closely with the Insight Directorate and Funding Partnership colleagues 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with:

  • Extensive Project Management experience within Communications & Marketing 
  • Evidence of strong stakeholder (external / partnership) management
  • Evidence of strong influencing & internal stakeholder skills
  • Evidenced of leading programmes and workstreams autonomously 
  • Evidence of strong report writing skills and development of insight
  • Experience of developing and delivering social action focussed marketing campaigns 


Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed-term (12 months)
Location: Flexible (within the UK)

Salary: £25,927 - £30,000 (plus London Weighting of £4,729)

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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