Project Manager, Live Music & Events, Popular Music Hub

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Job Introduction


Live Music & Events team within Radio delivers all live music and event activity across Radios 1, 2, 6 Music, 1Xtra and Asian Network, working closely with colleagues in BBC Introducing, and BBC Music.

BBC Radio is the home of eight of the BBC's national radio stations, six Performing Groups and the BBC Proms as well as classical and pop music production across radio, television and online.

Role Responsibility

The Event Project Manager is responsible for the production management, technical and editorial delivery of all large-scale events across the popular music stations.  The Event Project manager will lead and support  the event Project team of Medium and Large scale events. The Event Project manager is a senior person in the events team and will be asked to attend events to represent the live events management team.

The Ideal Candidate

In addition to an in-depth knowledge and experience in the recorded and live music industry in new music across genres, you will need:

  • Substantial experience in the production and organisation of live events, tours and festival stages 
  •  In depth knowledge and understanding and experience project managing events whilst delivering against strategic ambitions
  • Proven experience leading complex projects in live events or festival stages
  • Experience in fostering collaboration to achieve common goals – with stake holders - dealing internal and external stakeholders, including talent, artists, contributors etc.
  • Proven ability to  manage the project timeline, negotiate and organise within budget constraints
  • Proven ability to lead a team, mentor and support the team toward a successful event delivery.
  • Proven ability to  manage, plan, negotiate and organise within budget constraints
  • An proven experience of editorial and technical, Health and Safety requirement for events
  • An in depth knowledge and experience with recorded and live music industry, particularly in new music across genres  

Package Description

Band:    D
Contract type:  2 x continuing contracts
Location:    London

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.

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About the Company

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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.

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