Runner Pool - BBC Studios Cardiff and Bristol

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios Factual Entertainment and Events team are looking to hear from Runners based in Cardiff and Bristol to join our BBC Studios Talent Pool.

Joining our pool of successful candidates will enable you to be offered work as and when opportunities arise during peak periods.

The Runner role provides support to production/department teams in the office and on location by performing a number of production related supportive tasks and activities.

Role Responsibility

Within a Production office environment duties will typically include:

  • Acting as a point of contact for a range of both internal and external stakeholders, ensuring that these are given a positive image of the BBC and the department.
  • Duties may also involve filing/distributing paperwork, data entry, arranging meals, and transportation for artists/crew etc.
  • Booking kit and card management for upcoming shoots

On-set / on-location duties will typically include:

  • Acting as a courier, helping to ensure correct facilities are available and distributing call sheets, Health and Safety notices, and other paperwork.
  • Assisting with members of the public, contributors and On-Screen Talent.
  • Assisting camera crew and production team with delivering and moving kit around a fixed location, managing catering and driving equipment to and from base.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of working in a production office
  • Experience of working as a runner on location.
  • Valid driving licence (and for insurance purposes be over the age of 23) as there will be a requirement to drive to and from outside broadcasts using BBC issued vehicles
  • Familiarity with a variety of technical equipment used in broadcasting would be beneficial
  • Experience of dealing with contributors/talent – people management.

Package Description

Location : Cardiff / Bristol
Band: A

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/XXX in the subject.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

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.

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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