Team Assistant (BBC Children in Need)

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Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are looking for a Team Assistant to support our teams across the UK. This is a fixed-term contract and the location is flexible.

The Team Assistant for Children in Need plays a significant role to meet the aims of the charity across the UK.  It provides a support hub to the nation facilitating effective relationships and enabling activity to maximise BBC Children in Need’s impact across the whole of the Charity’s work in improving outcomes for Children and Young People, and to support the Charity to effectively communicate the impact of our work in the UK.

*Please refer to the Appendix of the Job Description when applying*

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children’s lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.

Role Responsibility

The Children in Need Team Assistant will be a central point of contact for enquiries across the UK. You will provide high standards of customer service and administration when dealing with applicants, grantees, fundraisers and other stakeholders.

You will also

  • Coordinate the smooth running of grant committee meetings
  • Coordinate meetings and other events run by the team and make travel arrangements as necessary
  • Participate as required in grant application and grant process
  • Enter and maintain the accuracy of data held on the grant database, meeting set deadlines as agreed.
  • Undertake contact with grant recipients, including through project visits, and record information in line with portfolio management protocols 
  • Support as needed BBC Children in Need training seminars and similar activities for grant applicants and recipients
  • Participate in building relationships in the sector and attend meetings and other occasions on behalf of the charity as agreed
  • Support the organisation’s influencing activities, based on learning from grant-making
  • Work with colleagues across the organisation to help deliver strategic initiatives

*Please refer to the Appendix of the Job Description when applying*

The Ideal Candidate

The Children in Need Team Assistant will have

  • Demonstrable evidence of excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Strong ability to efficiently prioritise an often busy and diverse workload
  • High level of skill in the use of MS Office software and database information systems
  • Paid or unpaid experience of the voluntary and/or children and young people sector 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate appropriately, in writing or verbally, with people of all types and at all levels
  • Ability to contribute effectively and positively to the team and also to be able to work alone and to take the initiative when appropriate
  • An understanding and sensitivity for the social issues that CiN is raising awareness of
  • Sympathy towards the values of the BBC and BBC Children in Need

*Please refer to the Appendix of the Job Description when applying*

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed-term (9 months)
Location: Flexible across the UK

Salary: £23,334 - £25,781 (Plus London Weighting of £4729 if applicable)

*Note: Salary ranges are based on the BBC Career Path Framework and successful candidates will be placed appropriately within the salary range based upon their individual skills, experience and other relativities.

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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