ROLE TITLE        Production Management Assistant Apprentice, BBC Sport
START DATE                                              CONTRACT LENGTH             12 months; Full time
                                                        & HOURS
LOCATION          Salford Quays

PAY               Pay: £11.1K per annum. This position is only open to those who are 18 years of
                  age and over.

REPORTS TO        Production Co-ordinator/Production Manager, BBC Sport

ABOUT THE         With a proud history and a firm commitment to embracing new media initiatives, BBC
DEPARTMENT        Sport is one of the world’s most respected sports broadcasters. We cover the world’s
                  biggest sporting events, from the Olympics, the World Cup and Six Nations Rugby
                  to Wimbledon, the Grand National and Formula One, as well as the much loved weekly
                  football output. And the ways in which we deliver our content are as diverse as the sports
                  we cover.

                  For more information -
AIM OF THE ROLE   The Production Management Assistant in BBC Sport provides administrative support to the
                  production team/s, in order to ensure the smooth and efficient running of productions. You
                  will work primarily within football in BBC Sport production during the 12 months, which
                  would include Match of the Day & Football Focus. You will also work in partnership with
                  editorial colleagues to help deliver outstanding content that is both on time and on budget.

WHAT YOU’LL BE    Over the course of your apprenticeship you will build your skills and knowledge to be able to
DOING             successfully:
                   Provide administrative support for the production during the planning process and set up
                   Responsible for providing the administrative support associated with managing and
                    monitoring production budgets
                   Assist the Production Co-ordinator in the preparation and communication of production
                   Support the production management team using specialist skills, such as working in a
                    studio or working on location
                   Be responsible for assisting in ensuring compliance with BBC policies and guidelines, in
                    order to minimise the BBC’s exposure to risk
                   Assist in the processes of fully and accurately capturing and managing media assets
                    (metadata) in line with BBC guidelines and policies
                   Collate accurate information required for ensuring all deliverables are available in a timely
                    manner to fulfill the commission and that post production “paperwork” is complete and
                   Understand and support the rationale for new ways of working and/or for adopting new
                    production related technology
                   Support diversity in every aspect of the production(s)
                   Maintain a safe and healthy working environment at all times, escalating any issues or
                    areas of concern

                                                                                                  June 2011
ROLE TITLE       Production Management Assistant Apprentice, BBC Sport
WHAT WE EXPECT    Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands
FROM YOU           to meet deadlines
                  Awareness of BBC Sport’s content across television and online
                  Able to use systems and adopt new technologies
                  Able to find information and resources as required
                  Effective team worker - able to manage relationships effectively and work collaboratively
                   within a diverse team
                  Able to influence and motivate others
                  Business and finance skills – able to understand and work with budgets
                  Effective written and verbal communication skills
                  Understands the importance of BBC values, policies, procedures and guidelines, including
                   Health & Safety guidelines
                  Demonstrates interest in the BBC and the wider industry
                  Commitment to gaining your apprenticeship qualification through attending college when
                   required and completing related work

WHAT WE’LL          Chance to build your skills, confidence and experience working within the
OFFER YOU            organisational and administrative side of production, gaining an excellent start to your
                    Access and support in gaining an Apprenticeship
                    A formal induction process
                    Mentoring by a member of BBC staff and regular guidance and development reviews
                     to ensure everything is going well and you’re getting the most out of the experience
                    On the job training
                    Opportunities to see what goes into the making of TV and online programmes
                    The opportunity to apply for internal jobs at the end of your Apprenticeship
                    A role working within new, state-of-the-art buildings; being part of friendly and
                     supportive teams; and being involved with a huge, new and exciting part of the BBC’s

ENTRY                   You must be 18 years old or over
REQUIREMENTS            You must live within the Greater Manchester area
                        Anyone with - or without - GCSEs is eligible to apply. In fact you may not even
                         have a GCSE qualification in English and Maths (A-C) but you’ll need to be able to
                         work at this level
                        You are not eligible to apply if you already received or are currently working
                         towards a Level 3 or equivalent qualification (i.e. A Levels, BTEC Nationals or
                         NVQ3) and above
                        You must have the right to work in the UK. We will not accept applications from
                         you if you require a work permit
                        You should be prepared to stay with the Apprenticeship Programme from July
                         2011 – August 2012
                        You will be required to work shifts and this includes evenings and weekends

                 We’re looking for talented individuals to work behind the scenes of the broadcasting
                 industry. If you want to be in front of the camera or microphone, or want to be a
                 presenter or performer, then this opportunity is not for you.

  Send a CV and Covering Letter stating how you match what we’re looking for to

     For more information go to
                        DEADLINE: 4pm, Friday 15th July

                                                                                               June 2011

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