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Regional Support Assistant (Children in Need)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Regional Support Assistant, within the London and South East regional team, based at White City, London.

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.

Please note that interviews will take place on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

Role Responsibility

This is an exciting and varied role that will give you exposure to a number of projects and stakeholders across BBC Children in Need. As a Regional Support Assistant, you will provide strong administrative support ensuring that the work of the team is carried out efficiently and effectively.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Helping co-ordinate the smooth running of administrative aspects of the teams work. This will include co-ordinating grant committee meetings, ensuring that accurate records of meetings and grant recommendations are made and kept, and co-ordination work with our freelance assessors and the Regional Advisory Committee.
  • Advising on grant enquiries from grant applicants and provide appropriate feedback to unsuccessful applicants. You will ensure that grants are reported on in a timely manner and support grant administration in the team in addition to extracting and maintaining data on the grants database.
  • Participating in various activities across the region in the run-up to the Children in Need Appeal, liaising with fundraisers, the local voluntary sector and other key stakeholders throughout the BBC and beyond.

Are you the right candidate?

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you possess demonstrable experience of administrative office-based work, have experience of prioritising a busy and diverse workload, and of effectively communicating with a wide range of people.

It is desirable but not essential that you have paid or unpaid experience of working in the charitable, grant making and/or children and young people sectors.

When applying for this role, please ensure you clearly outline any relevant experience of:

  • Working in an office based team support role.
  • Working within the charitable, grant making and/or children and young people sectors. This should include paid or unpaid experience.

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 very 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 underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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