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Senior Project Manager - Business & Legal Affairs

Job Introduction

This is your chance to add to our purpose of producing and distributing world-class content that: informs educates and entertains, strengthens BBC’s creativity and financial standing.  We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to join our team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering change in the Talent Accounting and Rights department, which is responsible for contributor rights contractual clearances and royalty payments of circa £138m pa to talent, indies and other third party profit participants.

This role is an exciting opportunity to deliver both system and process changes in this complex and dynamic area.  Although this role does not have any direct reports, management of project resources may be required for some projects.

Role Responsibility

You will ensure the delivery of projects within budget, time and quality expectations. This will involve the identification of solutions and mitigations for project risks and issues, ensuring the appropriate measures are approved and implemented as required.  All projects will be delivered in compliance with BBC Studios PMO governance processes, including the distribution of project documentation in a timely manner.

You will also produce analysis to support proposed solutions, which evaluate the financial and non-financial benefits of solutions.

In addition to the project management responsibilities, you will also assist the Talent Accounting and Rights operational teams in the identification of solutions to business issues and constraints.  This may require the production of process and business requirement documentation.

Are you the right candidate?

Ideally, a good understanding of royalty processes and some contributor rights knowledge will supplement your project management skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills would be beneficial.  As a key component of this role is problem solving, you will have the ability to distil complex issues into coherent project deliverables. You will be highly organised with strong planning skills coupled with some project management experience.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent
Location: London

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.

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 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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