Production Management Assistant Talent Pool - London


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Production Management
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BBC Studios
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Studios HQ

Package Description

Band: B 
Contract type: Fixed Term
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 with ref BBC/TP/1912794/61140. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates. 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.


Job Introduction

Want to play your part in creating some of the UK’s most entertaining and enriching programmes? This is your chance to be in our Production Management Assistant Talent Pool London, where we cover a range of genres from Documentaries, Science, Factual Entertainment, Events, Entertainment & Music.

We are looking for PMAs who already have TV experience, who are looking to follow a career path in production management.  We love people who are passionate about our content, resourceful, practical, forward thinkers who love working within a team and making magic happen. In Studios we nurture our PMAs to become our future PCs providing training and development to enable your career.

This is a busy and varied role suited to an adaptable self-starter with strong organisational, interpersonal skills who can prioritise a number of conflicting demands on your time. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to forward plan, be pro-active and build relationships with various stakeholders. It is so important in production to always try and think what could go wrong and therefore already have contingency’s in place and being prepared.

Joining the pool will mean that you will be offered work as and when opportunities arise. Appointment to the pool will not entitle candidates to permanent contracts with the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way. The Talent Pool serves as a database of PMAs who have the necessary skills and experience to work with us, and forms a group of candidates that will be considered as a priority should a short-term (non-permanent) position become vacant.

Main Responsibilities

You will work closely with the Production Coordinator; juggling priorities between different teams, assisting with general administrative and logistical support to help ensure its smooth and efficient running of productions. The role will include booking travel and accommodation, helping set up shoots, creating call sheets, raising purchase orders, handling and processing sensitive data and documents and liaising with the rest of the production team, crews and contributors. You'll communicate effectively across a large team to ensure deadlines are met and the editorial ambition is achieved.

Are you the right candidate?

  • You will have worked as a Production Management Assistant in TV broadcast or SVOD with an interest in BBC Studios content.
  • Minimum experience of two recent television broadcast credits is to an advantage
  • Good IT Skills, knowledge of word & excel and comfortable learning new systems
  • Experience of providing administrative support in a busy production, or office, environment and are able to work in pressurised and challenging situations
  • Must be confident & a good communicator who can manage relationships effectively whilst working with a variety of people, including VIPS and work collaboratively within a diverse team
  • Organised. How do you normally manage and prioritise a large workload?
  • You’ve got a ‘can-do’ attitude and you’re resilient/adaptable & flexible – it’s an ever changing environment.
  • Ability to adapt to the sometimes unpredictable pace of work, learning and production demands whilst retaining a good attention to detail. Working late and on weekends is sometimes necessary
  • Good time-management skills and self-scheduling abilities
  • Motivated and enthusiastic and able to work under your own initiative

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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