Researcher, Bitesize - BBC Education

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

Job Introduction

BBC Bitesize is looking for Researchers to help deliver educational content for audiences aged three to 16.

BBC Education exists to transform lives through education. That clear vision drives everything we do as we lead the overall education strategy for the BBC. 

Our aims are to:

·         Provide every child in the UK with a personalised learning experience through BBC Bitesize;

·         Support and inspire classroom learning with world-class, curriculum linked programming; through BBC Teach;

·         Address societal and educational deficits within the UK through campaigns, such as BBC Super Movers and BBC Tiny Happy People

Role Responsibility

The role supports Assistant Producers and Producers in delivering video, text, infographics, and interactives - inspiring and supporting young learners in their education. 

You will have a great understanding of the diverse young audiences BBC Bitesize caters for and will be bursting with ideas to grow this audience and keep them engaged in learning.

You will have experience of generating and delivering digital content, ideally for a young or teenage audience.

You will be able to demonstrate that you are organised, can work independently, and have experience of working collaboratively in teams, and with external content providers.

The Ideal Candidate

  • An understanding of young audiences and what engages and inspires them
  • Experience of creating high quality digital content
  • The ability to organise and take the lead on elements of projects
  • Experience of working with images and infographics
  • Experience of editing text and digital content
  • Digital publishing skills would include use of content management systems and image editing software

Please note: this role requires a relevant DBS to be undertaken by the BBC at the appropriate level, at the point of offer of a contract of employment. 

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: 1x Continuing Role
Location: MediaCityUK, Salford/Hybrid

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.  

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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About the Company

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.

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.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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