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Archives Assistant, BBC Wales

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Wales has 90 years of programme making heritage, which is being brought into the digital age and protected for future generations with a project to create a digital archive of our entire visual history.  Supporting our move to our new Broadcasting House in Central Square, the team is creating an accessible database of the visual recordings currently held in film form. 

In this role you will make an impact by bringing your customer service experience and your strong attention to detail skills to the project, meaning our archives are stored safely, and your customers receive the help they need in an efficient and accurate manner.

Role Responsibility

Working as part of a team of Archives Assistants, and after full training, you will transform visual film into a digital format, using a wide range of administrative and technical systems alongside ensuring that all film is retained carefully so it can be retrieved for the future. 

You will also be responsible for providing an archive service to BBC Wales by providing our customers, both internally and externally, the archive information they need.  Finally you will be flexible to the needs of the department, and assisting the team to meet changing priorities on a daily basis will be a key part of your role.

Are you the right candidate?

The right person for this role will have exceptional attention to detail skills and will have used these to ensure data management systems are added to, and updated in an environment where accuracy as well as efficiency is essential.

You will also have provided great customer service and managed relationships within a professional environment.  If you have some experience of working in broadcast or media content, this would be helpful, but not essential – demonstrating your interest for visual content and retaining our heritage is more important.

This is a fixed term contract until November 2019, however it is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the broadcast industry and grow your skills within an organisation which invests in its people.

We are intending to hold interviews for this role during the week beginning 1st April 2019.

Package Description

Archives Assistant, BBC Wales

Contract: Fixed term / attachment until November 2019

Base: Cardiff 


For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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 important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

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.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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