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Job Introduction

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  deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent working in production roles. BBC Elevate is a recruitment drive that will give deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people with industry experience the chance to work and gain further experience on flagship BBC shows in the past these have included Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, Holby City, Would I Lie to You? and Great British Menu.

Throughout the 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 within 2 years of being accepted onto the Elevate programme. 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, an assignment of a BBC mentor and a buddy who will be matched from the production company.

This scheme is for off-screen production talent only – This is not an on-screen talent search.

This programme is specifically intended for applicants who are mid-career, with at least three previous credits from creative media industries.

Role Responsibility

What's on offer?

  • A role on a participating BBC programme across the genres such as Drama, Entertainment, Factual, Children’s and Daytime.
  • An offscreen Production role covering areas such as Editorial, Craft and Production Management.
  • Opportunities will be available across the UK.
  • You will be engaged directly by our participating industry partners
  • Bespoke training and learning tailored to your position
  • Support in applying for reasonable adjustments required to create the best possible working environment for you
  • Mentor and buddy
  • You will be part of a network of people who are working on productions as part of BBC Elevate and will have the opportunity to meet and share experiences.​

How does it work?

  • 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 over the two year period.
  • Roles will be matched according to the experience of applicants 
  • Production companies will meet with suitable candidates and offer roles as appropriate. 
  • Our team will keep in contact with you throughout. 

The Ideal Candidate


  • You will have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010*
  • You will have experience of working in production. Specifically either prior experience in a paid role in the TV industry or three credits in broadcast productions



If you require any reasonable adjustments to the application process (such as making an audio or video application rather than written) please email

* 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

Package Description

Band: Mid-Career level
Contract type: Various
Location: UK

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 2020 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

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