Audio Supervisor x2

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

Job Introduction

At BBC Scotland, our people are our biggest asset. We are looking to recruit two Audio Supervisors to join our Audio team located in Glasgow. You will join our Operations team and will work across Studios and Outside Broadcast. BBC Scotland Operations provide crew and facilities to internal and external clients across TV and Radio. This role is primarily focused on TV with opportunities to work across Radio.

This is an exciting time to join BBC Scotland Operations; Weakest Link, Hit List, Scottish Cup and Championship Football, Saturday Mash Up, TRNSMT, Glastonbury, Celtic Connections, House of Games, Catch Point, Reporting Scotland, Sportscene, The Nine, Ready Steady Cook is just some of the content we proved facilities and crew for.

We are looking for candidates who want to learn, develop and further themselves in an environment that can offer variety and a career path.

We value the benefit diversity and inclusion brings and we welcome information on any reasonable adjustment we can make to ensure you can fully participate. For example, this may be extra time for a meeting or interview, information in different format or a venue which has wheelchair access. Please contact the resourcing team and one of our recruiters will be in touch to discuss how we can help.  

Link to the BBC D&I Plan - Diversity & Inclusion Plan - Workforce Diversity & Inclusion ( 

Role Responsibility

  • Some of these after the appropriate training
  • Responsible for the sound balance and control in studios and outside broadcast facilities where live and recorded productions are of an established format which may include outside source contributions with associated communication circuits.
  • Setup and control of equipment on outside broadcast facilities.
  • Assist the Senior Audio Supervisor on programmes of a complex nature. This may include establishing communication circuits between multi-sites; balance and operation of separate or sub mix and grams operation.
  • Recce filming locations in order to plan the technical requirements for straightforward outside broadcasts. Liaise with Engineering Managers, Producers and Directors.
  • Record audio on location as part of a small team.
  • To work as an Audio Assistant when required
  • To ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with a Risk Assessment
  • To deputise for Senior Audio Supervisors as necessary.
  • Train Audio Assistants and supervise Audio staff. Report on the performance and progress of these staff when required.
  • Develop and build relationships with and provide expert advice to Ops Management teams, EMs, Client and scheduling teams.
  • Working towards becoming a Senior Audio Supervisor


Are you the right candidate?

Candidates should have operational knowledge of TV/Radio productions and the audio equipment used when making high end output. You will have excellent aural judgement and have worked in Live Broadcast previously.

Some experience of working as supervisor, leading teams or the attitude to do so and a willingness to learn and develop both technical and leadership skills is essential. 

You will be required to to work under pressure and manage priorities and should have good planning and organisational skills.

This role would suit an experienced Audio Assistant ready to take the next step in your career

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: Continuing / Permanent 
Location: Glasgow 

For roles which are open to flexible working arrangements, should you be successful, we can discuss different options.  For more details on the BBC Flexible Working Policy visit   

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services while the coronavirus is still an issue. Until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to  


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, 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

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