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					ROLE TITLE       Administration Assistant Apprentice, BBC North Management Team
START DATE       September 12th 2011              CONTRACT                18 months; Full time
                                                  LENGTH & HOURS
LOCATION         Salford Quays

PAY              Pay: £8K per annum for 16-17 yrs old, £11.1K per annum for 18+ yrs old

REPORTS TO       Chief Advisor, BBC North

ABOUT THE        The BBC’s goal is to be the most creative organisation in the world. With BBC
DEPARTMENT       North, we’re taking a step nearer to making this a reality. Creating great
                 programmes and websites loved by audiences across the UK will be the most
                 important thing on the agenda and we will need the right people on our teams to
                 help us to deliver this.

                 This is an opportunity to work with the Management Team at the heart of BBC
                 North – the Head Quarters. The Team supports the Director of BBC North, Peter
                 Salmon in running this new and exciting part of the BBC. The Team works with
                 BBC departments based in Salford, including Sport, Children’s and 5 live as well as
                 other parts of the BBC in London and elsewhere.

AIM OF THE       Undertaking a range of administrative duties to support the BBC North
ROLE             Management team.

WHAT YOU’LL BE      Welcoming visitors from inside and outside the BBC
DOING               Providing administrative support to a variety of events
                    Putting together presentations and support material for meetings
                    Assisting with setting up Board meetings including booking travel, hospitality
                     and accommodation
                    Drafting and researching written material– e.g. press information and website
                    Taking responsibility for specific tasks, for example, updating a calendar of
                     annual leave
                    Providing cover and support for others working in the Management Team
                     office as needed

WHAT WE             Demonstrate a willingness to learn
EXPECT FROM         Be trustworthy
YOU                 Have a determination to succeed
                    Be able to use initiative but also to ask questions when not sure
                    Have basic computer skills and be keen to develop these further
                    Demonstrate tact and discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential
                     information and documents
                    Demonstrate an ability to work in an organised way
                    Show attention to detail
                    Be able to get on with people from all backgrounds and work well in a team
                    Commitment to gaining your apprenticeship qualification through attending
                     college when required and completing related work

                                                                                       June 2011
ROLE TITLE   Administration Assistant Apprentice, BBC North Management Team
             These are the behaviours that we expect from everyone in our teams:
              Original thinking in the work that you do, always seeking to unlock creativity
                and bring new and unexplored ideas to life
              Continually seeking new ways to bring audiences and communities into the
                heart of your work
              Always open to new ideas and will connect with people inside and outside the
              Responsible for your decisions and actions, ensuring they are in the interests
                of the BBC, its values and the values of public service (as appropriate)
              A can-do attitude and a determination not to allow the first hurdle to be a
                barrier to your ideas, work or career

WHAT WE’LL       Chance to build your skills, confidence and experience working within an
OFFER YOU         office environment which will give you an excellent start to your career
                 Access and support in gaining an Apprenticeship in Business Administration
                 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 as required, e.g. specialist training in putting together
                 presentations
                 Opportunities to see what goes into the making of TV, Radio and online
                 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 history


                                                                                     June 2011

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