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Regional Officer (Central Region), BBC Children in Need

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK Charity. Our vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

We raise money and then use it to support projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.  We have the following strategic aims:

  • To be a great fundraiser
  • To be a great story-teller
  • To be a great grant maker
  • To be a great organisation

Last year BBC Children in Need received over 3,400 applications for funding and awarded 1,400 grants to the value of £51.4 million.

We now need to appoint a permanent Regional Officer to work within the Central regional team, based in Birmingham, to play a significant role in meeting the above aims of the charity.

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 provide leadership, management and support for 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 Central 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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