Production Coordinator (Continuing Drama & Birmingham Drama Series)

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

Reporting to the Head of Production and working to the HoP and Production Executives, Continuing Drama & Birmingham Drama Series, the Production Coordinator will provide  comprehensive administrative, logistical and production support and will act as a key point of contact for external queries.

The role is based at Television Centre, W12, but the postholder will also be required to visit the production bases when necessary.

You’ll be expected to -

  • Doing varied project work across all Continuing Drama & Daytime Series
  • Updating the Continuing Drama & Daytime Series Production Shooting and Transmission Schedules as required
  • Responsible for the collation of daily progress reports into a spreadsheet for clear analysis and reporting to PEs
  • Ensuring accurate and up-to-date contact lists are held for each production
  • Collating all incident and accident reports
  • Collating and filing all Health and Safety Minutes
  • Working with the Team Assistant, helping with diary management for the Head of Production & Production Executives for Continuing Drama & Daytime Series
  • Ensuring up to date copies of the Continuing Drama & Daytime Series Business Continuity plans are filed in the Drama Department in W12.  Working with the PE for the relevant production to ensure relevance and accuracy
  • Acting as focal point for internal and external queries relating to Continuing Drama & Daytime Series
  • Monitoring Audience and Press coverage of the Productions
  • Acting as liaison point for Coordinators and Post Production Supervisors
  • Responsible for setting up meetings, preparing agendas and taking minutes at appropriate meetings
  • General administrative work

The Ideal Candidate

The following criteria points are a requirement for the successful candidate –

Essential -

  • Experienced in Drama Production
  • Have worked to the level of Production Coordinator in the TV industry, preferably in Drama
  • Have an interest in Continuing Drama & Birmingham Drama Series
  • Be receptive to the needs of the full range of programmes, new technologies and new ways of working
  • Have the ability to act on own initiative and to demonstrate tenacity and resourcefulness. The post holder will often work unsupervised, resolving problems and knowing when to refer upwards
  • Understand the need to handle confidential information in line with GDPR and with tact and sensitivity
  • Have the ability to compose documents and reports without detailed supervision and to ensure they are factually, numerically and grammatically accurate
  • Good numerical and analytical skills.  The ability to think conceptually and interrogate management information and identify anomalies
  • Excellent time management, planning and organisational skills and the ability to meet fixed deadlines. Able to react to constant changes in priorities by reorganising workload to meet shifting deadlines and targets
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of office systems and procedures and excellent computer skills, particularly, Excel, Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • A flexible and pro-active approach to meet ever-changing demands and to work reasonable additional hours as and when required
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure and deal sensitively and confidently with a range of contacts both within and outside the BBC
  • Understanding of editorial compliance
  • Ability to take accurate minutes at meetings

An advantage -

  • Understanding of BBC contracting systems and processes for payments
  • Knowledge of production and office-based H&S practices and policies
  • Understanding of ethos & working practices of a production department
  • Knowledge of BBC environmental policies & practices


Package Description

Contract: 12 Month FTC / Attachment

Band: C

Location: W12 & Elstree

  • 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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