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Researcher, Bitesize Development

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

Job Introduction

Bitesize is the home for BBC Learning’s formal education output. The Bitesize teams produce innovative and engaging digital content which helps over three million students a week with their education.

BBC Learning is part of BBC Strategy and Education and works to magnify the learning potential of the biggest BBC brands. Our digital products reach a combined audience of 5 million people a week. We value ambition, collaboration, high performance and risk-taking. Our mission is to transform lives through education.

Role Responsibility

The Researchers on the BBC Bitesize Development team will play a central role research and development work that will underpin plans for Bitesize in 2018/19. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of Bitesize and to evolve new ways of working with both internal and external partners.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role it’s important you have the ability to innovate and think creatively about complex problems, developing solutions and delivering against challenging objectives. You should have an understanding of the potential of digital technologies and social media to support learning.

You will possess excellent research skills, attention to detail and have informed editorial decision-making ability. You will have strong organisational skills, and experience of scheduling projects, or parts of projects to ensure they deliver on time and within budget.

A superb communicator, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team as well as under your own initiative, remaining calm and focused under pressure. You will be open to exploring new ways of working and experience of helping to create a vibrant team culture.

Package Description

Grade 5/B

FTC/Attachment until the end of March 2018


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 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.

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions. Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after joining the BBC. 

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