Thursday, May 11, 2017

Enhancing their distinctive position

Sometimes you can imagine the drafting of a BBC job ad. Here, I envisage a rather theatrical, youthful, gushing session, with perhaps two or three Hughes D'Aeth protegées improvising over flat whites, dictating into an iPhone 7, with instructions to a hapless assistant to add the basics. Unfortunately the assistant wasn't asked to sub-edit or insert punctuation.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our in-house Resourcing & Talent team as the divisional Resourcing & Talent lead supporting our Content Division. 

Core to the success of the BBC is our ability to re-energise the organisation with fresh and diverse talent and new perspectives. The Resourcing &Talent team are responsible for delivery the end to end process ensuring we attract, support, retain and develop the broadest range of talent and continue to grow the BBC’s reputation as an employer of choice for all. Divisionally aligned and embedded in the businesses they support, the Resourcing & Talent team work closely with BBC Managers and HR colleagues leading talent acquisition across all types of hiring.

Having the right people in place at the right time is key to our continued success as Head of Resourcing & Talent for your division your role is critical in making this happen. You will lead on all aspects of resourcing, manage a highly skilled team and work closely with divisional HR teams on workforce planning to support the wider people agenda. In addition an important aspect of your role is the accountability to manage senior hiring, identifying and leading on talent identification for key roles. 

Supporting the BBC Content division you will be working you will be with the teams who manage a portfolio of BBC television channels, BBC iPlayer and genres to drive creativity and ensure the channels work in a complimentary way while enhancing their distinctive position.


  1. All very well. Even you decipher what they meant to say.....What do you actually DO?

  2. I imagine the "hapless assistant" to be Will Humphries from W1A - the young, not especially bright but tremendously well intentioned young intern who might well be working at the BBC because he is someone’s nephew.


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