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Team Assistant - BBC Films

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

Job Introduction

BBC Films is the feature film-making arm of the BBC. It is firmly established at the forefront of British independent film-making and co-produces approximately twelve films a year. Working in partnership with major international and UK distributors, BBC Films aims to make strong British films with range and ambition. We are committed to finding and developing new talent, as well as collaborating with some of the foremost writers and directors in the industry. 

Role Responsibility

You’ll be the first point of contact and liaison within the department, creating a positive impression to a wide range of both internal and external contacts. 

You’ll provide comprehensive administrative and operational support to the wide team, using your discretion to identify and resolve first line issues.

Responsibilities include: effectively managing busy and complex diaries, making each day as effective as possible for roles covered.  You will act as a key champion of change in the division, demonstrating a proactive approach including exploring how new technology and ways of working can contribute to team and divisional objectives.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • You will have substantial experience in providing high level team assistant/personal assistant support within a fast-paced working environment.
  • You will have significant experience of managing complex and constantly changing diaries.
  • Previous experience of pro-actively managing correspondence and be able to prioritise information for review and responding confidently and effectively when required.
  • Proven organisational skills with superb attention to detail and accuracy, using your initiative to plan and prioritise your workload to respond flexibly to rapidly changing and conflicting priorities.
  • Confident in the use of technology with adaptability to work with new equipment, software, systems and processes e.g. tablet devices, Lync, Video Conferencing.
  • You will have advanced IT skills, including excellent knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook and file management systems.
  • You will have a passion for film and the wider creative industries.

Package Description

Band: B
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 holiday 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, sexuality, social 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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