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Team Assistant – BBC Concert Orchestra – BBC – London W1W

Company: BBC

Location: London W1W

  • Full Time


London W1W

Job Introduction

The BBC Concert Orchestra…

… is one of the world’s most versatile broadcasting orchestras, with a expertise ranging from light classics, musical theatre and films via the mainstream classical repertoire to opera, jazz and contemporary commissions. On radio, TV and in the concert hall, it has performed with artists as diverse as Earth, Wind & Fire, ELO, Nigel Kennedy, Simon Keenleyside, Kylie Minogue, Danny Elfman, James Morrison, Joseph Calleja, Barry Manilow and Bryn Terfel. The BBC Concert Orchestra also performs weekly for Friday Night is Music Night – the world’s longest running live music radio show – for more than 60 years. With a considerable turnover of repertoire and styles the Concert Orchestra operate in an intensive and high pressure broadcast environment.

Main Responsibilities

Managing the hire of venues for all CO activity

PA Support to Director to include diary, hospitality and travel arrangements

To answer CO public phone line and be first point of contact for all enquiries

To process financial transactions and provide administrative support for the Director and Concerts and Planning team

To set up and maintain office systems to include IT, telephony, incoming media,

To share workload with the Orchestra Team Assistant as required on orchestra specific matters

Support the Director in special projects such as relocation or procurement of new services

Assist the Proms Learning Managers with Learning projects where the CO engagement is part of the delivery of the wider strategic learning programme.

Attention to detail especially with data entry and numbers.

Awareness of orchestral music and a creative cultural environment

Able to self manage workload across all parts of the CO Admin team

Excellent communication skills in dealing with senior level internal and external contacts, the public and members of the BBCCO itself.

Proficient at BBC systems, SAP essential and ACON would be useful

Prepared to be flexible in workload in support of the business needs of the unit

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

Package Description

Band: B

Contract type: 6 month FTC/attachment

Location: Wogan 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.

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