In BBC Content, we aim to deliver the best and most innovative content that represents all our audience, on and off-screen. Across the industry, there’s been an under-representation of disabled people working in production roles. BBC Elevate is a recruitment drive that will give disabled people with some industry experience the chance to work and gain further experience on flagship BBC shows including The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders, Holby City, Call the Midwife, The One Show, Who Do You Think You Are?, Ready Steady Cook and Pointless.
Throughout the two-year-long programme, we will identify a number of roles with our participating industry partners to match successful applicants into. The roles available will be at various levels of experience, from mid-levels to more experienced senior production roles. We will aim to match the right candidate to the right opportunity. The duration of roles will vary according to each production and could range from six to twelve months. The aim is to unlock any barriers to progression and ensure off-screen disabled talent are reaching their full potential.
Once contracted to a production you will receive additional bespoke training, coaching and assignment of both a mentor and a ‘work buddy’.
This programme is specifically intended for applicants who are mid-career, with prior experience in a paid role in the TV industry, or three credits in broadcast productions.
This scheme is for off-screen production talent - not an on-screen talent search.
What's on offer?
- A role on a participating BBC show including dramas EastEnders, Holby City, Casualty, Doctors, Ridley Road and Call the Midwife; from entertainment The Apprentice, Strictly Come Dancing factual content The One Show, Countryfile, Antiques Roadshow, Gardeners' World, Who Do You Think You Are?, Glow Up and Ambulance; comedies Back to Life, Famalam and Ghosts; and further opportunities in daytime quiz and game shows such as Ready Steady Cook, House of Games and Pointless. Further titles will be added.
- Opportunities will be available across the UK including the Nations and Regions.
- You will be employed directly by our participating industry partners including BBC Studios, Remarkable, Neal Street, Wall to Wall, Red Productions, Dragonfly, Monumental and Two Brothers. More partners will be added throughout the two- year programme
- Bespoke training and learning tailored to your position
- Any reasonable adjustments required to create the best possible working environment for you
- Mentor, coach and buddy
- You will be part of a network of people who are working on productions as part of BBC Elevate.
The roles available
- As participating productions begin to crew up we will share your details with them. Roles will be offered at different levels and participants will be put forward for these as they become available.
- Production companies will meet with suitable candidates and offer roles as appropriate.
- Our team will keep in contact with you and put you forward for relevant productions.
- Roles will be matched according to the experience of applicants
Are you the right candidate?
- You have experience of working in production. Specifically either prior experience in a paid role in the TV industry or three credits in broadcast productions
- You have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010*
* As defined by the Equality Act 2010, a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment, and the impairment has a substantial and long-term (taken to mean more than 12 months) adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. This definition includes impairments or medical conditions such as diabetes, cancer, HIV or MS
As participating productions begin to crew up we will share your details with them. Roles will be offered at different levels and participants will be put forward for these as they become available.
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