Job Vacancy: Production Co-ordinator – BAME Expert Programme, BBC Academy

Job Introduction

We are recruiting a Production Co-ordinator to join the innovative BBC Academy BAME Expert Programme on 6 month fixed term contract to be based in London, Birmingham or Salford. For more details about the BAME Expert Programme please visit:

You’ll find working in the BBC Academy both challenging and highly rewarding. In such a dynamic environment, we take pride in being central to the BBC’s mission to be the most creative organisation in the world; delivering content that achieves the highest possible journalistic, creative, production and technology standards.

The BBC Academy aims to put training and development at the heart of the broadcasting industry by equipping both BBC staff and freelancers with the skills they need. The four colleges within the Academy – the Colleges of Journalism, Production, Technology and Leadership – with the Centre for Technology, allow the BBC to deliver dynamic and innovative training and development, focusing on core skills, values and specialisms in each area. Fusion is a unique collaborative project with support from all the Colleges. It delivers cutting edge  workshops, seminars and conference style events to all Divisions in the  BBC.

Role Responsibility

As a Production Co-ordinator, you will be responsible for co-ordinating a programme of innovative development training, conference sessions and workshops, ensuring that training  is delivered efficiently and seamlessly.

In addition to managing the BAME Expert Programme, you will co-ordinate events and monitor a range of activities including having responsibility for freelancers, suppliers and liaison with wider industry and sector skills bodies.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of Project Management skills and tools, co-ordinating large-scale programmes, and of budget control and management for large projects.

Strong planning and organising skills with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple demands for yourself and others are essential. This will be supported by good numeracy skills, attention to detail and the ability to ensure accuracy while monitoring a number of projects/pieces of work concurrently.

Excellent written and oral communication and stakeholder management skills are also needed, along with the ability to solve problems using your judgement. This will be combined with the ability to maintain good relationships at all levels of the organisation and with examples of these relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, clients and senior staff.

You will need to be able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines with constantly changing information and priorities.  Excellent IT skills with a good knowledge of advanced Microsoft Office are required.

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.