Schemes Advisor

Job Introduction

An opportunity has arisen for a Schemes Advisor to join our BBC’s Early Careers and Staff Apprenticeship team, supporting schemes and ensuring that apprentices are highly trained and motivated and complete successfully all elements of their training programme, in the classroom and in the workplace.

Role Responsibility

As a Schemes Advisor you will be managing the logistical and administrative tasks associated with schemes delivery and on-boarding activity including operating systems (e.g. SAP) and providing financial support.

You will manage learning records and progress reports for all apprentices and trainees including documenting any performance concerns, and assist the relevant Early Careers and Staff Apprenticeship Specialist to manage schemes learning and placements, liaising with internal and external stakeholders.

You’ll act as the point of contact for BBC line managers who have a query about a trainee or apprentice, and use your problem solving skills.

You’ll help BBC Resourcing colleagues with talent attraction, recruitment and assessment centres, and for pre-employment schemes act as the first point of contact/problem solver for learners pastoral support and advice.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone with a strong judgement in terms of knowing when to deal with issues and when to refer up, who is also able to use own initiative to problem solve.

You’ll have great project management/organisational skills (e.g. planning, organising, stakeholder management, budgeting, time management, performance reporting), and will be able to manage logistical, administrative systems (e.g. SAP) and finance support systems.

You can prioritise and complete tasks when faced with tight deadlines, and are a competent influencer and networker, who is able to communicate concisely and with assurance to different audiences – both verbally and in writing.

Finally we’re looking for someone who has a passion for Early Careers and want to be an integral part of our ambitious plans for the BBC.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 12-month FTC / Attachment 
Location: Birmingham or Salford 

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

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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