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Team Assistant

Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC public Service each year. The Entertainment and Music Department produce a wide range of the best loved global content including Strictly Come Dancing, Later with Jools, Question of Sport, Glastonbury, Comic Relief, Children In Need, Eurovision and much more. 

We are currently looking to recruit an exceptional Team Assistant  to join our busy Entertainment & Music development team which is based across London and Salford.

Role Responsibility

As our Team Assistant you will be central to the successful running of the Development team by providing comprehensive diary management, administrative support, office management and project support for two Senior Creative Directors.

You'll also be responsible for creating PowerPoint/ Keynote presentations, processing expenses, note taking, organising meetings and ensuring full administrative support is provided to them and the wider team.

You’ll come with a good track record of managing competing demands and timelines, ideally within a Production/ Development environment. This role requires someone with initiative, who is able to work at speed and liaise with colleagues and managers at all levels across BBC Studios and BBC Group.

You'll be calm under pressure and will have great attention to detail and the desire to get every job done to a high standard. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal with experience of liaising at all levels including senior contacts is required for this role. You will pride yourself on your ability to collaborate with the wider team. You will maintain utmost confidentiality at all times.

You will also act as the first point of contact for the Creative Directors, provide co-ordination of projects, room bookings and predominantly, diary management.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need to have previous experience of providing administration support in a similar role. You will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise your own workload effectively, to co-ordinate activities and conflicting demands to ensure that tight deadlines are met.  You will have the ability to use your own initiative with minimal supervision and deal with routine queries as they arise escalating others as necessary.  The ability to manage complex diaries and be ‘one step ahead’  is essential as well as  proficient computer literate skills, with strong experience of office software packages (i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint/ Keynotes.), with strong attention to detail. 

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: FTC
Location: TVC, 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.

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


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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