Producer (Doctors)

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

Job Introduction

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Studios Scripted (Drama) makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City, and Doctors, Daytime dramas including Father Brown, and Shakespeare and Hathaway, to series and serials such as Silent Witness and Luther to name just a few! 

Role Responsibility

As a Producer on Doctors, you will lead and inspire a team to develop and deliver content, ensuring that it achieves the highest creative and editorial standards, delivers on time and on budget, with adherence to BBC guidelines.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Significant Scripted Producing experience or Scripted Drama Script Editing experience - with excellent editorial judgement and knowledge of the target audience, their needs and expectations
  • A wide ranging knowledge of television production processes, preferably gained within Scripted drama, and an understanding of the roles of programme and resource personnel engaged to complete the production
  • A passion for Scripted Drama and a knowledge of Doctors is essential
  • The ability to construct effective production teams, taking into account relative strengths/weaknesses as well as effective time-management and self-scheduling abilities
  • Proven experience of the latest production techniques and technologies
  • Experience of influencing, negotiating and communicating effectively both internally and with external partners 
  • An understanding of the importance of the BBC's values in accuracy and impartiality

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: 12 Month FTC / Attachment (Maternity Cover)
Location: Birmingham Drama Village

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

A generic job description is attached.  Please refer to the advert for the specific skills and experience required for this role.

  • 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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