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Project Manager - Digital, New Products & Systems (Agile) BBC News

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

Job Introduction

This role is part of the News Product and Systems (NP&S) Projects and Change team, which is part of Design and Engineering.

The NP&S projects team deliver a wide range of projects using Agile techniques across virtually the whole of the BBC’s estate. This includes London, the English Regions sites and our International Bureaux.

Although this role is based in London, travel (both domestic and international) is an integral part of the being a Project Manager (PM) in NP&S.

Role Responsibility

Projects in News often feature a combination of fixed deadlines and changing scope, both of which are driven by the News agenda. PMs in NP&S therefore need to be able to deal with and respond quickly to an ever changing environment, ensuring that changes in scope are properly documented, authorised and communicated and that issues are escalated when necessary, in a timely manner.

For a full description of the responsibilities of this role, please see the attached job description.

The Ideal Candidate

Project budgets are fixed on a project basis and on an annual (financial year) basis so accurate financial forecasting and driving suppliers (both internal and external) to meet agreed deadlines are especially important. Experience of working within a software development team would also be advantageous.

Responsibilities in certain areas of the team include, facilitating daily stand-ups; agile management of project and BAU deliverables, including requirements gathering, design, development, testing and deployment and improvement of the project management processes in the in-house development team.

Package Description

Grades 8 (Proposed Band D)

London W1

Continuing / Permanent 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for ambitious project managers to seek new challenges and work on many different and varied projects.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • A vibrant digital community in a news environment – we have a strong focus on continuous improvement and delivery to tight deadlines. We host regular talks from internal and external speakers, and provide generous opportunities to attend industry events and conferences.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 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 Company

BBC Design + Engineering

D+E offers a wide range of stretching, creative and impactful careers for talented people. We are the team that’s building the future of the BBC, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people worldwide every day.

As well as being the people behind iPlayer and the News, Sports and Children’s services, we develop, support and maintain the systems and infrastructure that keeps the BBC on air and are responsible for the biggest British-run digital service in the world. In D+E, you’ll be working on unique challenges, hand in hand with the best creative minds in the UK and alongside one of the world's leading production and distribution companies (BBC Studios).

We offer challenging work but with the time to think and do things right. We uphold a 100 year history of invention and innovation in the BBC by welcoming and developing people of all backgrounds. 

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.


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