Line Producer (Doctors)

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

Job Introduction

Our award-winning continuing dramas bring 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.

We constantly find ways to innovate and keep our titles fresh - from live broadcasts to feature-length episodes, we strive to push creative and technical boundaries. Our continuing dramas are also a powerhouse of diverse new creative talent where we develop the next generation of writers, directors and actors that represent the best of British creativity.

Role Responsibility

You will work with Editorial & Production Heads/Executive Producer to manage the production from green lighting to delivery, balancing editorial aims, delivery requirements, people and financial resources, in order to deliver value for money.

You will ensure that the Production complies with all BBC policies and guidelines, including upholding Editorial Values, compliance with Health and Safety regulations, and employment policies.

The successful candidate will be required to take the lead for driving forward any strategies on new ways of working for Doctors including changes arising from new technology, development of multiplatform content and media asset management.

The Ideal Candidate

In a fast changing production environment, you will be able to work strategically, using lateral thinking and quick decision making skills, challenging assumptions and developing and driving forward new ways of working.

You will be expected to demonstrate motivational and inspirational leadership for production colleagues and to maintain a creative and collaborative culture.

You will have a strong track record of production managing or line producing in television drama with wide experience of reconciling artistic aspiration with financial constraint, of planning and revising large production budgets and schedules and to deliver programmes on time and within budget.
You will have a thorough knowledge of the production process, including studio/location, live/pre-recorded processes, craft roles and facility/technical requirements.

You will also have a sound knowledge of internal and external resource and facilities markets and market costs and has sufficient knowledge to assess competence of contractors/suppliers to meet BBC requirements together with experience of recruiting, leading, managing and motivating production teams and an enthusiasm and interest in BBC Drama Production, especially Doctors.


Package Description

Contract:             22 Months FTC / Attachment

Band:                    D

Location:              BBC Birmingham

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

**Please note that this is a generic job description for a Line Producer. This advert is for a Line Producer on Doctors and the full requirements and specific duties to this role can be found below**

  • 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.

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

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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