Production Electrician (Casualty)

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 makes some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television.  These range from continuing dramas such as Casualty, Doctors, River City, Pobol Y Cwm, Holby City and EastEnders to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Doctor Who, to name just a few!

Role Responsibility

You’ll report to the Lighting Director

Your duties will include rigging, operating and de-rigging production lighting and associated equipment, including generators, where competent, and practical and effects lighting. 

The successful applicant will be required to operate lighting consoles in simple set ups., undertake planning of production-related electrical and lighting equipment and achieve the ambitions of programmes while considering the constraints of the working environment, time, resources and team competence.

You will also be required to undertake inspection, testing, commissioning, acceptance and maintenance work on new or existing production-owned installations or equipment, facilities and vehicles.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following;

  • Registered apprentice having undergone practical training.
  • Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services or similar and the relevant level 3 technical certificate e.g. City & Guilds 2360 Electrical installation theory and practice Part 2.
  • Ability to carry out electrical installation work in accordance with the current IET Wiring regulations BS7671 17th Edition.
  • Ability to complete physically demanding tasks, including manual handling and rigging, working at height and driving equipment vehicles.
  • Valid driving license.
  • Knowledge of new technologies available in production lighting.
  • Knowledge of the range of lighting equipment used and experience of operation and maintenance of all types of luminaries.
  • Experience in production lighting in broadcasting or a similar environment.
  • Holds City & Guilds 2391, or 2395 Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical installations.


Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Length of contract –    4 x 12 Month FTC / Attachment

Band -                          B

Location -                    BBC Roath Lock Studios

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

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

  • 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, sexuality, social 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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