Junior Make-up Assistant (Casualty)

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

Job Introduction

Do you have a formal Media Make Up qualification?  Are you passionate about Drama?  Ready for the opportunity to progress your career?   Then this is the role for you!

It's an exciting time to be part of our team with all of our award-winning Continuing Dramas that brings audiences together week after week.  From EastEnders, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty to River City and Pobol y Cwm, our programmes remain a constant source of gripping entertainment, featuring cliff-hanger storylines and much-loved characters with whom our viewers have grown up.

Multi award-winning drama series about the staff and patients at the Holby City Emergency Department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives whilst tackling many controversial and taboo issues. Through great writing and visual flair the show balances gritty realism with high drama to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, week in week out.

The Casualty Make-Up Department has a real team spirt where we have several levels of artists who all bring something different skill wise into the mix, from the HOD, Designer, Assistants and Juniors. It’s a fantastic place to learn and develop new skills and work your way up the ladder, it’s fantastic to work with so many experienced and talented people, plus get your teeth into a long running diverse drama that’s prime time television.

Role Responsibility

You’ll report to Kirstie Stanway

Working to Series Makeup Designer, the successful candidate will have an understanding of the principles, practices and roles for make-up in television and film production.

Your duties will include:-

Interpreting the Make-Up Supervisor’s instructions and carrying out basic and changes to on-set standby make-up and hair work for the artists, always adhering to and following the correct procedures for all continuity and applying a high level of practical skills.

Joining the Casualty Make-up team, the successful candidate will liaise with all make-up and production staff to ensure that all deadlines are met whilst receiving training in all aspects of this creative department. 

It is vital to always ensure to follow safe working practices that comply with the Health and Safety guidelines & legislation and ensure that BBC output reflects the diverse nature of our audiences.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following;

The successful candidate will have a formal media make-up qualification with competency in Make-up, Hair and SFX and be confident in carrying out general make-up applications and maintenance to a high standard and timescale.

Evidence of working in Media, Television, Film or Theatre is preferred but not essential, but experience in dealing with actors and supporting artists is required.  A capability of working independently whilst using your own judgement and being able to effectively manage and prioritise tasks to deadline is essential.

Excellent I.T skills is valuable whilst holding a valid and clean driving licence is essential.


Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Length of contract:          6 Months

Band:                               A

Location:                          BBC Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay

*Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week*

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/224227/56316 in the subject.

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

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. 

  • 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.

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, sexuality, social 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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