The BBC has selected Capita ahead of Accenture and Xchanging as its preferred supplier for a 10-year HR services contract, it was announced today.
Under the terms of the deal, Capita will deliver HR services including recruitment, the administration of pay (excluding pensions), some aspects of staff development, occupational health and other services.
The BBC expects to save more than £50m over the life of the contract.
Stephen Dando, outgoing director of BBC People, said: “This deal marries both our expertise in HR with the resource and expertise of a leading player in business process outsourcing.
“The value created from this deal is a significant step for us in ensuring the BBC is fit for the future and continues to invest in creating innovative programmes and services for our audiences.”
The service centre for the new arrangement will be located in Belfast – currently one of the Capita centres for BBC activity. Around 260 jobs will be transferring to Capita and 100 new jobs will be created in Belfast.