Diversity and Inclusion Lead (BBC Children in Need)

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint a Diversity and Inclusion Lead (Senior Change Manager), to lead, support and embed this work, right across the charity. The role is on a fixed-term basis for 9 months, 21 hours per week and the location is flexible at a suitable BBC base, with a preference for Salford.

We are in a period of exciting change as we redefine our charitable ambition, which is that “Every child and young person deserves the opportunity to thrive and be the best they can be.

At BBC Children in Need (CiN), we act where the need is greatest and our ambition is to create positive and lasting change across the UK for the children and young people who need us most.  Together with the BBC and our partners, we aim to inspire the nation and unite communities to support us in our work".

We know that improving diversity, equity and inclusion is critical to delivering positive outcomes for children and young people and the success of the organisation. The CiN Executive Directors and CiN Board have committed to taking tangible and measurable actions to improve DE & I as one of five organisational priorities, as a leading charity, as an employer, a funder, a fundraiser and storyteller. 


Role Responsibility

This role will report to the Head of Governance and Executive Office, with the DEI objective actively sponsored by the Children In Need CEO. 

The role will be responsible for:

  • Advising on equity, diversity and inclusion issues and creating programmes or plans to promote understanding and progress implementation of these values across the organisation 
  • Leading the development of an internal equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy, to ensure this work is embedded in the work of all teams, Board of Trustees and our partners
  • Piloting organisational diversity initiatives and measuring success to determine any amendments that need to be made prior to launch
  • Supporting teams across the organisation to develop and deliver local DEI plans, and monitor progress and implementation  
  • Working in conjunction with the relevant teams across the organisation delivering KPIs and insights on progress against diversity targets and performance metrics contributing to data and help provide relevant metrics for specific projects
  • Creating the space for DEI conversations to take place safely and positively across the organisation
  • Ensuring that the DEI Action Group is appropriately supported
  • Contributing to and supporting the developing ‘The Pudsey Way’ and an inclusive culture across the organisation

The Ideal Candidate

As the Diversity and Inclusion Lead & I you will need:


  • Experience of working in the diversity, equity and inclusion field and working on specific projects relating to driving the DE and I agenda 
  • Demonstrable record of successful project delivery (including budgeting, planning, quality management, problem solving, reporting, managing risk)
  • Experience managing, implementing, facilitating, and monitoring change on transformational change programmes
  • Sound knowledge of the principles and concepts that underpin change management and can advise on a good practice approach to business change
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with complexity and ambiguity, and can flex to changes in business focus
  • Able to define problems, evaluate new concepts, identify recommendations and solutions
  • Experience in stakeholder management on complex/sensitive programmes; has credibility and impact with peers and leaders; able to gain buy-in to enable change to happen through others
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (including presentation) skills and a proven ability to develop, maintain and enhance relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts
  • Able to identify both the overt and covert culture of the organisation and its influence on the change
  • Strong project management and organisational skills, and an awareness of the project/ programme context and discipline. Fully proficient at planning, risk and dependency management


  • Experience and understanding of the third sector and / or broadcasting
  • A good working knowledge of the community and voluntary sector in the UK
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of current equality legislation, including EDI best practice, and able to translate this into tangible advice for the business

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 9 months fixed-term with potential to become permanent / 21 hours per week
Location: Flexible at a suitable BBC base (preference for Salford)

Salary: £50,000 - £53,000 (plus £4682 London Weighting if London based)

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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