BBC Jobs – Project Manager

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Job Introduction

The Radio 1, 1Xtra & Asian Network Schemes team run a slate of schemes across London & Birmingham focused on bringing entry and mid-level talent into BBC Radio.

We are looking for a driven individual, passionate about nurturing and developing new talent to join us as our Project Manager for our Early Careers Schemes within the Music Radio networks.

Role Responsibility

The Schemes Project Manager will manage and deliver a slate of schemes and recruitment projects for Radio 1, 1Xtra and Asian Network. Projects will be aimed at entry and mid-level recruitment with a focus on attracting hard to reach and diverse talent. The team runs the Radio Production Development and the Where It Begins Schemes which the successful candidate will manage, including designing and managing recruitment, partnerships and the outreach attraction strategy. Ensuring schemes are available to a broad range of applicants, they will devise attraction plans and promotion for the schemes as well as managing the budget and staffing for both.

The role will include the management of work experience, additional traineeships and shadowing days that take place across the Pop Networks. You will lead on all elements of a scheme from recruitment, onboarding, placement and aftercare. Tracking and monitoring the success of each scheme will be essential within the role.

The successful candidate will manage the relationship with production companies and ensure the best access and opportunities for potential employees, building and maintaining a network of internal and external partners and seeking collaboration with other organisations and areas of the BBC.

They will be expected to drive innovation and change and look at the current function of outreach and schemes and how could work more effectively. The Project Manager will use the Network, Across the UK and Diversion and Inclusion strategy as a guide to decision making.

There is some line management of a small team, including interns and trainees and the Project Coordinator.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will need to be driven and passionate about developing new talent coming into the BBC and how we can provide the experience for them. They will have experience of working with a wide range of people and be able to prioritise people and resources along with the ability to create good relationships across the BBC. A flair for building and maintaining external partnerships is also essential. The successful candidate should have strong planning and organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of Radio broadcast, business systems and HR/Recruitment processes. They will have an understanding/interest in the Media Industry and have experience relating to Diversity and Inclusion. An understanding of the BBC Editorial Guidelines as well as a knowledge of the BBC’s Health and Safety Guidelines is desirable.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract type: 1 x Fixed Term Contract/Attachment to 29/03/2024

Location: New Broadcasting House, 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.

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

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants. Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Attached documents

  • Our BBC Values
  • Job description – please see appendix for specifics to this role



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