EOI: Assistant Producer, Swashbuckle for CBeebies from Children's In-House Productions

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

Job Introduction

Have you ever felt the need to travel the seven seas and have a life on a ocean’s wave then this might be your dream job……………

So………..back in the real world, we can’t whisk you away on a 40 foot boat but we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to join our team of Pirates on the successful CBeebies series Swashbuckle

The BBC is the leading Children's broadcaster in the UK. We are proud of the award winning content we make across all platforms – television, online, radio, apps, YouTube, social media and more.  BBC Children's is committed to offering the best cross-platform and on-demand service for all UK children, providing a trusted environment which is enriching, enabling and relevant to the under 12's. Our content seeks to entertain, inform and empower children, adding real value to their lives. 

Swashbuckle is a studio gameshow for the Pre School audience.  Set in a pirate shipwreck on a beach. The wreck reveals a mammoth kids soft play obstacle course on multiple levels

The Assistant Producer will work with the Editorial and Production Management  team to deliver this fun packed series for our very important Pre School audience.

Please ensure you have your line manager’s approval to apply for this role

Role Responsibility

To work in conjunction with the Series Producer, research and production management team, crew, contributors to deliver programmes of the highest quality and demonstrate meticulous planning and organisational skills.   

Help develop new games and updating any existing rounds. 

In pre-production you will work closely with the Series Producer and Director in helping to deliver original and fun content for the sketches.  On the Studio record days you work with key cast, Director and Producer on the Studio Floor ensuring best performances 

The successful post holder(s) must use time and resources efficiently in order to achieve maximum productivity within deadlines, take a thorough and methodical approach to work, whilst being able to respond flexibly to changes.  They must also possess the capability to work on several projects simultaneously, monitoring progress, creating reliable systems for storage and retrieval of information.

The Ideal Candidate

You should have an understanding of and passion for creating content for our young and diverse audiences. 

An up-to-date understanding of the BBC’s diverse audiences and their needs and expectations and use this to help shape creative and engaging output.  A good knowledge and understanding of the children’s audience, and an awareness of BBC Children’s output and children’s content from other broadcasters. 

We are looking for an AP to work in this role. 

You will have previous studio, leadership experience, excellent communication skills and an ability to work closely with a studio team to realise the creative vision.

You must have a strong background in scripting 

Previous experience of working with on-screen talent and an understanding of how to approach working with new talent to achieve the best results. 

Strong communication skills and an ability to work effectively within a team,

Previous experience of and a commitment to positively impacting diversity within the course of a production. 

Please note that you will only be asked to submit a CV by way of application for this vacancy, and this CV will be the sole basis on which we initially review your application. We would therefore encourage you to approach your CV as an application, and to tailor it to highlight the skills and experience which we’ve talked about in this advert. We’d love to know not only about your most relevant experience and responsibilities in previous roles, but also any achievements, transferable skills, or areas of personal or professional interest that highlight why you’d be a great candidate for this role.

Package Description

Role:  EOI: Assistant Producer, Swashbuckle

Band:  C

Contract type: Fixed Term or Attachment

Location: Remote working/Glasgow (studio is based in Glasgow)

Dates: 5th July - 24th September 2021

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • 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

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

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

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