Strategy Analyst

Job Introduction

The BBC is recruiting for a Strategy Analyst to join the Strategy & Performance team, on a fixed-term attachment until 28 February 2023. The role is London-based with potential for flexibility.

The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Our mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. We are a public service broadcaster, reaching 95% of the UK population every week, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee. Our portfolio includes 7 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and online services including, iPlayer and iPlayer radio.

The Strategy & Performance team helps the BBC define its future and develop a plan for getting there. It acts as an independent advisor to the management of the BBC, enabling senior leaders to develop creative and practical ideas for how the BBC and its services should evolve. The team is made up of analysts, managers, heads and controllers with the Director of Strategy & Performance sitting on the BBC’s Executive Committee.

Whilst our mission has never been more important, it is also becoming more difficult to deliver, with new global digital companies offering audiences huge choice. We need people who are passionate about media, supportive of the unique role public service broadcasting plays in the UK and wanting to work on some of the biggest issues affecting the BBC today.

Role Responsibility

As Strategy Analyst, you'll be analysing key markets, competitor developments, technological change and audience trends, playing a crucial part in supporting the development of the BBC’s long-term strategy.

Working with project teams and managers across the BBC, you’ll influence strategic and policy decision-making, contribute to business planning and translate plans into detailed initiatives.

Using appropriate business and modelling tools, you’ll provide high quality research and present well thought-out recommendations to individuals and teams at all levels.

The Strategy & Performance team makes recommendations which influence the BBC’s long term future. We are a creative, innovative team drawing on data, insight and information to help advise BBC management on how the BBC’s content and services should evolve. We help the organisation to evaluate trade-offs and choices where the answer isn’t highly obvious.

We are structured, analytical thinkers but are comfortable with ambiguity and work collaboratively with others. We communicate clearly in plain English and are as comfortable talking with technologists as we are with programme-makers. We build compelling narratives to help our colleagues understand key issues and to commit to appropriate responses.

The Ideal Candidate

With a background in business strategy, you’ll have experience of qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques (e.g. excel and/or financial modelling) and will be able to present complex data in a way that is accessible to everyone. In addition to strong analytical skills you’ll also need demonstrable project management and organisational and planning skills.

A good understanding of the broadcasting sector and media developments would be advantageous, along with experience conducting complex market and competitor reviews.

We welcome applicants with strategy experience from a range of professional backgrounds who could bring different skills and experiences to the role.

As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from a diverse background. To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here.  

Package Description

Band:   C
Contract type:    Fixed-term contract to 28 February 2023
Location:   London-based role with some flexibility, ie hybrid working

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

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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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