Assistant Producer Talent Pool - BBC Studios Glasgow

Job Introduction

This is a brilliant opportunity for experienced Assistant Producers

The BBC Studios pool is an opportunity for candidates to express their interest in working for the Documentary Unit in Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Successful applicants in the pool will be put forward as a priority for suitable work opportunities as and when they arise throughout the year.  Appointment to the pool will not entitle candidates to permanent contracts in the BBC, those will have to be applied for in the normal way, and neither does it guarantee work.

The Documentary Unit, BBC Studios is the home of high quality, thought provoking, Grierson and BAFTA award-winning factual television. Powerful storytelling is at the heart of what we do, with output ranging from observational access series to landmark history and arts.   

With our teams based in Glasgow and Aberdeen, the unit works with the very best film-making talent to produce critically acclaimed shows such as, Earth’s Sacred Wonders, Landward, Imagine, Inside Culture with Mary Beard, Lucy Worsley’s Royal Fibs, A Life in Ten Pictures, This Farming Life, The One Show inserts plus much more...

Role Responsibility

The Assistant Producer will need to be highly creative and organised with excellent storytelling skills, visual flair, and the ability to take an innovative and imaginative approach to help deliver outstanding content as well as engaging diverse audiences. They will have a clear and committed understanding of the constraints of the budget, health and safety as well as being an excellent team player.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A keen interest in the types of programmes that we produce
  • Evidence of substantial experience at Assistant Producer level
  • Experience of setting up shoots in the UK and ideally internationally
  • Location experience
  • Attention to detail and factual accuracy is essential
  • Good understanding of production Health and Safety issues
  • Proven experience of working within programme budgets
  • Evidence of visual flair and strong storytelling
  • The ability to work well in teams, sharing information and knowledge and working closely with other team members
  • Ability to self-shoot  is desirable but not essential


Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed term/Freelance
Location: GLASGOW


We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/62154/55919 in the subject.

Due to the Covid19 outbreak and restrictions around social distancing this role would entail working from home until the office re-opens. Please do not apply if you are unable to work in Glasgow once the restrictions are lifted

  • 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 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


About the Company

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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


This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.


This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings below you consent to this. Read more about cookies.