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Operations Engineer, BBC South East

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Job Introduction

BBC South East is looking to recruit an Operations Engineer to join our small, highly innovative team who provide technical support to Regional Television and Local Radio stations in Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

We provide support, expertise and development for audio, video and transmission equipment and systems used in newsgathering, production and broadcast chains.

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Technology Organiser, as part of the technology team you’ll deliver a comprehensive support service, including installation and maintenance of newsgathering, studio, broadcast IT and transmission equipment.

You’ll also take part in a range of activities and operations in our regional centre and local radio stations.  This includes operational work such as Technical Manager in the production gallery, and planning/rigging television and radio Outside Broadcasts.

You may be required to work a variety of shifts, including early morning starts, late evening finishes and occasional weekends.  You will also provide relief cover at our Local Radio stations from time to time.

Are you the right candidate?

You will have excellent knowledge of Broadcast Technology, including Broadcast IT and Broadcast Networks, or be able to demonstrate an ability to develop the skills required.

You must be a team worker, customer focused with a positive attitude, and able to maintain a calm, knowledgeable manner when under pressure.  You need to be resilient, and able to work to tight deadlines.

Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are essential.  Experience of maintenance of production systems and equipment currently used by Regional TV and Local Radio would be desirable.

For more information please contact John Adamson, Production Editor.


Package Description

- Competitive salary 

- Permanent 

- Based, Tunbridge Wells


About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.



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