Closing Date: 11 November, 2020
This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved at the heart of BBC Studios Continuing Drama Series (CDS) and the Birmingham Drama Hub. The role will be working across the full range of continuing dramas ; EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Pobol y Cwm, River City & Doctors, as well as Birmingham Dramas such as Father Brown and Shakespeare & Hathaway.
The Business Partner role will lead a team of 7 who provide support for each of the above productions. The Business Management function within Continuing Drama Series and the Birmingham Drama hub is crucial to managing and developing talent, working with productions to plan the short/long term development of staff across the productions, contract management, and overseeing/negotiating rates across the production slate.
Reporting into the Director of Production CDS & Birmingham Drama Hub. The role will act as a single point of contact to the Director of Production for strategic talent and contractual related activity across the slate.
Delegated responsibility from the Director of Production to ensure consistency in approach to contracting, continuity, and monitoring rates across CDS/Birmingham Drama business.
Line management of staff within the structure (7 staff) overseeing their career development and ensuring they engage and understand BBC policy.
The role will work with direct reports and their productions to ensure key talent is developed/progressed.
The role will have a hands-on day to day role in supporting one of the CDS productions specifically.
It will also act as an escalation point for business management related activity across all CDS/Birmingham Drama hub Productions.
Responsible for partnering with Talent Team to ensure diverse talent pipelines across the slate is established and ongoing
The Ideal Candidate
A passion for Drama.
Experience of working in a production environment and a knowledge of production processes
Experience of managing & developing production and editorial talent
Experience of negotiating and managing contracts for PAYE staff and freelancers
Understanding of IR35 tax legislation and BBC HR Policy
Proven track record of recruiting and attracting talent
Good knowledge of Drama market and talent pools of potential candidates
Provide positive leadership, embrace change and improvements to working practices.
Excellent organisation and planning skills with the ability to remain calm under pressure
Able to demonstrate awareness of business and organisational sensitivities and reflect this in approaches to issues and problem solving.
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills with a good understanding of customer requirements
A team player able to collaborate across organisational boundaries.
Experience of meeting deadlines and operating successfully in a fast paced, constantly changing, production environment.
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent (Continuing)
Location: London preferable. Regular travel outside London will be required. The role will directly report into the Director of Production CDS & Birmingham Drama
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.
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 until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely.
About the Company
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.