Operative Access

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

Job Introduction

We have an opportunity for an Operative Access to join the wider BBC Scotland Operations team. 

This team manage and supports all aspects of technical and operational requirements across a wide variety of content for television and radio, in studios, and on outside broadcasts and events. Working on shows such as Impossible, Swashbuckle, Mrs Brown’s Boys, TRNSMT, Belladrum.  The Access Operators are essential to venue access, turnarounds, and get ins and out.

Role Responsibility

Your main responsibilities and duties could include;

  • Moving and setting scenery
  • Rigging staging and seating
  • Basic lifting operations
  • Cleaning and painting studio floors
  • Rigging technical equipment
  • Laying and testing cables
  • Basic set decoration and assisting the operational crews in camera
  • Sound and lighting
  • Driving duties could include a range of large goods vehicles across the UK.


The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have relatable work place experience, skill sets include construction, warehousing and transport. Core basic skills include manual handling and work at height indoors and outdoors. The job is to move sets and props or kit and cable from warehouse, to transport, to venue.

Advanced crew may have LGV licenses, trade qualifications as Electrician, Joiner or Scaffolder.  Ideal experience or training certifications include use of booms and scissors, counter balance fork lift trucks, basic site safety, work at height and manual handling training. You may also have a background of physical fitness e.g. armed forces or fitness industry.

Package Description

Band: B

Contract type: 4/5 months fixed term contract/attachment

(Contract duration dependent on start date - end date 29/02/2020)

Location: BBC Scotland, 40 Pacific Quay Glasgow G51 1DA


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 holiday 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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