Grants Assessor, London and South East

BBC Children in Need

Location Home-based

Salary Freelance

Application deadline 20 August 2018
The application deadline for this role has passed

BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint Freelance Grant Assessors in the London and South East region.

We wish to recruit a number of freelance Assessors with varied experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, to assess grant applications across the London & South East region.

The London & South East region consists of the following counties and unitary authorities – Brighton & Hove, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Medway, Milton Keynes, Kent, Southend-on-Sea, Surrey and Thurrock, plus the 32 London boroughs and the City of London.

BBC Children in Need provides grants to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. Our vision is a society where all children and young people who face disadvantage in their lives have a safe, happy and secure childhood and are supported to realise their potential.

Role Responsibility

You will work from home on a freelance basis and will be assessing main grant applications for which a flat fee of £90 or £110 per assessment will be paid, dependent upon complexity. 

You’ll need to be available for this work on a flexible and occasionally out of hours’ basis across the year. The workload would typically be up to 10 assessments three times a year with set deadlines which are:

Late Feb – Late March
Late June to Early August
Late October – Late November

The role will involve liaising with applicants by telephone and occasionally by visit. You’ll be responsible for collating and analysing the information you’ve gathered, and then writing up thorough, objective assessment reports.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have a sound understanding of the current issues facing children and young people experiencing disadvantage and also the voluntary sector environment in which provision is delivered, with an awareness of the statutory services that sit alongside.

You will also have an understanding of best practice in relation to the safeguarding of children and young people. Ideal candidates will have experience of assessment work, knowledge of outcomes and monitoring, along with excellent communication skills with an ability to convey complex information succinctly and accurately combined with an aptitude for financial analysis. Access to phone, PC, broadband connection and email are essential.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very 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.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To apply

Interviews for the role will take place on 6th and 7th September 2018 at BBC Broadcast Centre in White City, and training for new assessors will take place 27th September at the same location.

If you are interested in the role please send a covering letter explaining why you think you would be a good candidate, along with an up to date CV to london& This should arrive with us no later than 20th August 2018

If you have any questions about these vacancies, please email your name and contact number to london&


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