Independent support for the Trust’s work
It is the Trust’s role to get the best out of the BBC for all licence fee payers. The Trust needs a team of dedicated expert advisers to support it in that task – the Trust Unit. The unit is relatively small, but the range of work is very wide and can include:
• assessing the potential pros and cons of proposed new BBC services before final decisions by the Trust, including initiating public consultations;
• analysing the performance of BBC channels and services;
• undertaking value for money reviews;
• assisting Trustees in their deliberations about editorial and fair trading complaints on appeal;
• audience research;
• governance and business management advice;
• general and administrative support to Trustees and the Trust Unit;
• supporting and advising the BBC's Audience Councils.
The Trust Unit's main office is in central London, but it also has small teams based in the English Regions, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The BBC Trust is committed to creating a friendly and welcoming environment to work in. We fully support flexible working and are committed to attracting, recruiting and developing individuals from all sections of the community. We support and practise equal opportunities and consider applications solely on the basis of merit – regardless of age, gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or number of dependents. The BBC Trust's offices are accessible for all staff and visitors with disabilities.
When we have vacancies in the Trust Unit we usually advertise them on the BBC Jobs website which is linked on the right; you can check whether we have any current vacancies using the keywords 'BBC Trust'.