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Regional Officer, BBC Children in Need (London & South East)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Regional Officer, within the London and South East regional team, based at White City, London. This is a 10 month Attachment to cover a Career Break.

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.

Our focus is on finding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children’s lives.

And whilst we know that every child deserves a childhood that is safe, happy and secure, we know too that a growing number of children are experiencing ever increasing and more complex levels of disadvantage.  In order to find and fund the inspiring ideas, we will build on our commitment across the organisation to work collaboratively with all those who share our aspirations for children and young people.

Please note that interviews will take place on Thursday 17th May 2018.

Role Responsibility

As Regional Officer, you will play a significant role in the region to meet the aims of the charity.  You will be managing a geographical area and grant portfolio, working with regional stakeholders to facilitate the development and delivery of solutions for change for children and young people.

You will support the regional grant-making and grant management process, and will play a key part in supporting the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal. 

This includes acting as a contact point across the voluntary and community sector and for key stakeholders throughout the BBC, across the BBC Children in Need fundraising community and beyond.  This role supports the vision to enable even more effective and sustainable positive change for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

The Regional Officer will report to the Regional Head.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have experience working with the voluntary sector, preferably in the grant-making or children and young people spheres. You will have an understanding of the current voluntary and statutory sectors in England, including the London & South East region.

Your excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills will allow you to communicate appropriately with people of all types and at all levels. The ability to organise a large workload and to work quickly but calmly to tight deadlines is critical.

A high level of personal resilience is required to be successful in this hugely rewarding position where you give back to the community and change the lives of children and young people across the UK. You will be supported by a friendly team environment.

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. You'll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under-represented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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