BBC Careers – Production Manager

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Job Introduction

The Documentary Unit is the home of high quality, thought provoking and award-winning factual content. Powerful storytelling is at the heart of what we do. From The Met – Policing London and Undercover Police: Hunting Paedophiles to Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution and Stay Free: The Story of The Clash – our distinctive, ambitious and informative output ranges from observational access to live programming, from premium co-productions series to podcasts.

Working with some of the most highly regarded experts and creators in the UK, The Documentary Unit entertain and educate audiences with distinctive authored content, driven by bold storytelling, a strong sense of purpose and a breadth of specialist knowledge.

We are looking for a Production Manager to work in our busy Development department. Reporting into our Unit Manager, together you will be responsible for the day to day running of the department.

The team requires production management support across a large and diverse portfolio of ideas. Budgeting, forward planning and often, quick turn-around staffing forms a large part of the role.

BBC Studios is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we particularly encourage applicants from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds

This position is to work with the team at Television Centre, London, on a hybrid working model. Flexible working will be considered.

Role Responsibility

As an experienced Production Manager you will, oversee taster shoots, and write budgets and schedules for development ideas.

The role will be to work with the full development team suggesting changes and innovative ways to hit available funding and delivery deadlines. You’ll work closely with the Unit Manager and contribute to the strategic overview of the department, providing production management support to colleagues.

Following successful commissions you will play a part in the smooth transition of projects from development into production.

You’ll drive innovation, change and ensure continuous improvements are implemented throughout the production process. You’ll thrive on remaining calm, organised and focused.

Are you the right candidate?

  • We are looking for someone experienced in working in a busy team.
  • Experience of delivering a range of productions and working to fast turnarounds.
  • Experience of delivering productions which require International filming.
  • Excellent influencing, persuading and problem solving skills
  • A thorough understanding and experience of delivering to a range of commissioners including rights & complex deliverables
  • Excellent project management skills and proven experience of helping to deliver large scale projects with complex filming requirements
  • Proven track record of being organised and responsive in fast paced environments

Package Description

Band: D

Contract type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Location: London

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on [email protected] with ref: BBC/TP/1912794/63766 in the subject.

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 25 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, 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

Attached documents

  • BBC Values Guide
  • PM JD



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