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Manager, Distribution Development, BBC World Service

Job Introduction

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster, delivering a wide range of language and regional services on radio, TV, online and mobile handheld devices that reaches a global audience of 269million people. Getting the right content to the right place in the world 24/7/365 requires a wide variety of systems to operate a completely automated process. 

World Service Distribution are a small team responsible for the systems and operations used to schedule and distribute WS broadcast programmes ensuring they reach their audience by satellite, and terrestrial transmitters. Managing a diverse asset base we seek an experienced project delivery professional to manage our developments team, our investment budget and to deliver change consistently and safely. You need to be experienced and confident in managing a diverse portfolio of projects and providing leadership to our professional team.

Role Responsibility

As Manager, Distribution Developments, you will be responsible for the delivery of capital projects required to support the business.  You will manage and monitor the professional execution of technology-based projects, ensuring that they are appropriately resourced, both in terms of staff and support infrastructure, and are aligned with our technical strategy.  You will also ensure that these projects deliver in budget and in time and that we meet our customers’ expectations.   Advising managers at all levels in World Service on Transmission and distribution technology, you will also organise technology briefings as required.  And you will contribute to WS Distribution’s business strategy by maintaining close links with industry, clients, and national/international groups.

In addition, you will lead and motivate staff a small team, ensuring that they receive core skills and technical training, career development objectives and appraisals.

The Ideal Candidate

You will be an experienced engineer or technology delivery specialist and you will have significant project management experience in a technology and or construction environment.  A track record of managing risk in a project environment is required and we need your experience of managing multidisciplinary projects including civil/construction works and technology.  In addition, you will have significant team management experience and record of on target delivery including performance management

Package Description

Continuing contract

Grade: 11

Base: London W1

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application. 

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. 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.

The BBC is currently implementing a Career Path Framework which will result in employees being aligned to generic job titles and job descriptions.  Consequently, successful applicants may be realigned to a slightly different job title shortly after starting the role.  

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