Chief Operating Officer – BBC Media Action,London

Chief Operating Officer – BBC Media Action
Job Introduction
BBC Media Action is a UK-registered charity that works on international development. Our premise is that responsible media is essential to democracy.  We work in the knowledge that change happens when people have access to reliable, timely and useful information and the opportunity to talk about it.   Founded by the BBC in 1999, we operate as an independent organisation embracing the BBC’s values and editorial standards. We benefit from strong partnerships with the World Service and other parts of the BBC and several of our trustees come from the organisation.
Role Responsibility
Reporting to the CEO and leading BBC Media Action as part of a small Management Team, you will be responsible for coordinating all professional services and business support (Finance, Technology, Legal, HR and Office Support functions) of BBC Media Action and for developing and implementing systems, procedures and working practices across the organisation to support effective programme delivery in the London office and 15 country offices, demonstrating value for money.  Engaging extensively within the BBC and externally, you will deputise for the CEO when needed. Additionally, you will ensure that the Finance and Audit committee of the Board of Trustees is enabled to carry out its work effectively and provide appropriate financial information to Trustees.
Please refer to the Job Description for full details of responsibilities..
Are you the right candidate?
You will have a passion for international development issues and how media could be used to support work in these areas.  A good working and up to date knowledge of not for profit organisations as well as charity accounting and finance and reporting to non-executive boards will also be key. Plus, ideally, experience in the sector.
The ability to lead and deliver long-term financial strategy ensuring its alignment with the BBC’s overall strategy and pan corporate objectives will be essential.  You’ll bring a  commitment to ensure that robust financial controls exist and are operated that meet all regulatory/statutory/legal and professional requirements and demonstrate best practice.
Professional accounting qualification ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent is a must.
Package Description
Band: F
Contract: Continuing
Base: London
Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role.  Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application.
You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.
Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK
The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.
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Job Reference
Contract Type
Permanent – Full Time
Closing Date
10 March, 2019
Job Category
Business Unit
News – MediaAction
London, United Kingdom