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Administration Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

International News is at the heart of the BBC.  BBC News Group employs approximately 800 staff in 98 international bureaux.  It provides multimedia services to a global weekly audience of over 239 million in English and 27 languages around the clock, every day of the year.  The bureaux react to breaking news, provide news updates and analysis and produce live programme output.  In a highly competitive market, delivering to both UK Licence Fee payers and commercial partners, BBC News services must be reliable and consistent. In 2011, Newsgathering, World Service and Monitoring teams came together into one News Group and in 2014, all World Service and Monitoring activity transfers to Licence Fee funding. 

The International Bureaux Management team supports all News Group bureaux. You will report in first instance to the Bureau Manager for the day-to-day running of the Lagos Bureau’s finances and administration. You will be responsible for the supervision of the financial and administrative affairs for all parts of BBC News group in Lagos.

Role Responsibility

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Lagos Bureau, reporting in the Hub Bureau Manager the Administration Assistant will have a number of duties including: Supporting financial and administration affair as part of tight knit team, organising transport for guests, assisting in interviews, assisting guests in the TV and Radio studio for live transmissions, directing calls for staff and dealing with requests from the public for information about BBC.

In this role you would also be responsible for all mail operations, fax communications as well reviewing invoices and coding appropriately for payment.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in post we would need a candidate to be able to prioritise and use initiative when required and work effectively under pressure. You will have a natural inclination towards organisation and planning and very strong eye for detail.

Practical knowledge of Microsoft packages such as; Excel, Word and Accounting packages are essential as is experience in producing timely and accurate reports.

Package Description

Contract: Continuing

Salary: Within grade, Local Terms and Conditions apply

Location: Lagos

Previous Applicants need not apply.

All candidates must have the Right to Work in the region the role is based.

About the Company

“Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation”

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.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.


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