Assistant Choral Manager (Business Co-ordinator), BBC Singers (job-share)


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Fixed Term – Part Time
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12 month attachment/fixed term contract
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Job Category:
Business Management & Administration
BBC Region / Division:
Radio and Education
BBC Business Unit:
Radio - Radio 3, Proms & Performing Groups

Package Description

Band:              C
Contract type:       1 year attachment/fixed term contract (Part-time: 17.5 hours per week) 
Location:      Maida Vale,  London 

This role is being offered as part of a 50% job share, where you will be required to work Wednesday afternoons, and all day on Thursdays and Fridays (we can be flexible with these days).   You will also be required to cover 50% of our evening work (whichever day this falls on), plus occasional weekends and tours.

  • 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 2020 until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Job Introduction

As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd to Birtwistle, Tallis to Takemitsu, their versatility is second to none.

The choir’s unrivalled expertise in performing the latest contemporary scores has brought about creative relationships with some of the most important composers and conductors of the 20th and 21st centuries – including Poulenc, Britten, Boulez and Birtwistle. In addition, the BBC Singers frequently collaborate with artists of all musical genres and art forms which have included/will include projects with Laura Mvula, Carleen Anderson, Katie Melua, Clare Teal, Alan Bennett, Simon Callow, Sam West, Jess Gillam, East London Dance, Akademi, Kabantu and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra.

Based at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, the BBC Singers perform all over the UK and abroad, working regularly with the BBC’s own orchestras, as well as a number of period-instrument and contemporary music ensembles. Equally at home on the concert platform as in the recording studio, this world-class ensemble is committed to sharing its enthusiasm and creative expertise through its nationwide outreach programme. This includes regular collaborations with schoolchildren, youth choirs and the amateur choral community, as well as with the professional composers, singers and conductors of tomorrow.

Please click on the following to see some of our recent performances in 2020

Laura Mvula’s ‘Sing To The Moon’

First Night of the Proms 2020

‘Curse Upon Iron’ with East London Dance 


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Main Responsibilities

You will assist the Choral Manager in delivery of all BBC Singers' output. You will be required to arrange and attend all staff and ad-hoc auditions and to ensure the timely booking and contracting of all ad-hoc (extra) singers, rehearsal pianists and language coaches for the BBC Singers' work. You will also represent the BBC Singers on occasions when the Choral Manager is not available and to Act as an ambassador for the BBC Singers at all times and be a role model for BBC Values at all times.

Please see the Appendix on job description for the full scope of duties.

Are you the right candidate?

You will need to have an excellent knowledge and good aural judgement of voices with an excellent knowledge of the choral repertoire.  You'll have a good understanding of the different voice types, both individually and collectively, and how they work best in each choral genre. Outstanding interpersonal skills are essential, with the ability to establish and develop harmonious working relationships with a diverse range of people. You must be a real team player and be prepared to go the extra mile to help others.  You will also have excellent administration skills including IT and a good working knowledge of budgeting and contracting.  Outstanding time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure is also essential to this role. 

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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