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Small Grants Assessor (BBC Children in Need)

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

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess Small Grants applications.

BBC Children in Need provides grants to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. Our vision is a society where all children and young people who face disadvantage in their lives have a safe, happy and secure childhood and are supported to realise their potential.

Role Responsibility

You will work on a freelance basis and will be assessing Small Grant Applications for which a flat fee of £60 will be paid.

You will need to be available for this work on a flexible basis (occasionally out of hours) throughout the year. The workload would typically be around 40 assessments per year submitted within pre-agreed deadlines.

The role will involve liaising with applicants by telephone. You will be responsible for collating and analysing the information you have gathered, and then writing objective assessment reports.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have a sound understanding of the current issues facing children and young people experiencing disadvantage and also the environment in which provision is delivered.

Ideal candidates will have experience of assessment work, knowledge of outcomes and monitoring, along with excellent communication skills, combined with an aptitude for financial analysis.

Access to a phone, computer or tablet, wi-fi and email are essential. Successful candidates would attend face-to-face training in Salford in June 2018 and on an annual basis thereafter. Travel expenses would be reimbursed and both travel and training time would be paid.

Package Description

N.B. Please apply by email NOT by clicking the Apply button below.

Interviews will take place the week commencing 7 May by telephone or Skpe. Training will take place in Salford on 11 June.

If you are interested in this role, please email a covering letter explaining why you think you would be a good candidate, along with an up to date CV to

Applications are to be received no later than 29 April.
If you have any questions about the role, please email

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 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. 


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