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Job Introduction
BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a National Officer within our Scotland team. Based in Inverness, you will focus on the charity's activity in the North of Scotland. This is an initial six month fixed-term contract on a part-time basis (21 hours per week but the days are flexible).

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK and Channel Islands. Our refreshed objectives and activities will ensure the impact we have on children's lives is front and centre of the work the charity undertakes over and above the projects and services we fund.
Our focus is on finding and funding the inspiring ideas that change children's lives.

Interviews are planned for 8th and 9th August 2019

Role Responsibility
Supporting the National Head, the National Officer will play a significant role across Scotland to meet the aims of the charity. You will be managing a geographical area and grant portfolio, working with national stakeholders to facilitate the development and delivery of solutions for change for children and young people.

You will provide leadership, management and support for the Scottish grant-making and grant management process, and will play a key part in supporting the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal.  This includes acting as a contact point across the voluntary and community sector and for key stakeholders throughout the BBC, across the BBC Children in Need fundraising community and beyond.  This role supports the vision to enable even more effective and sustainable positive change for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.

Are you the right candidate?
As National Officer, you will have experience working with the voluntary sector, preferably in the grant-making or children and young people spheres. You will have an understanding of the current voluntary and statutory sectors in Scotland within the context of the UK. Your excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills will allow you to communicate appropriately with people of all types and at all levels. The ability to organise a large workload and to work quickly but calmly to tight deadlines is critical.

A high level of personal resilience is required to be successful in this hugely rewarding position where you give back to the community and change the lives of children and young people across the UK. You will be supported by a friendly team environment.

Package Description
Band: Children in Need, Grade 6
Contract type: 6 months fixed-term, part-time 21 hours per week
Location: Inverness, Scotland

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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, sexuality, social 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


Job Sector
Media, Digital & Creative
Job Position
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