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Production Manager - Bargain Hunt

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Factual Entertainment & Events Cardiff produce a wide range of original, diverse, well-loved and highly acclaimed TV productions, such as Bargain Hunt, Weatherman Walking, One Show inserts and X-Ray.

We are looking for an experienced Production Manager primarily for BBC1 daytime antiques series Bargain Hunt, one of the BBC’s best-loved and most popular programmes. The successful candidate will work closely with the Series Producer to manage a large team and deliver 96 new episodes each year. The role covers all aspects of production management, from pre-production and budgeting to the scheduling of location filming at antiques fairs and auctions across the UK. You will also oversee the post production process and delivery of episodes to UK and Worldwide broadcasters.  

Role Responsibility

  • Responsibility for scheduling, budgeting and managing the production from pre-production through to delivery.
  • Be able to effectively lead a large team which includes a JPM, PMAs and Runners, including identifying and implementing training needs.
  • Ensure the smooth running of location shoots involving members of the public.
  • Provide timely and accurate comms to the large production team of on-screen talent and craft freelancers.
  • Have a firm understanding of health and safety needs at a large public-facing events.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to get the best service for the BBC.
  • Work with editorial and production colleagues to reduce the environmental impact of the production.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrable experience as a Production Manager or Junior Production Manager on high volume programming and ideally with experience in event-based programming or large location shoots, with a proven track record of delivering on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrable experience in the day to day management of production staff, undertaking responsibility for their recruitment, appraisal and training.
  • Must be able to travel for shoots on occasion, as required.
  • Must have a proven track record of being organised and responsive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of commissioning and local greenlight processes, ensuring resources and editorial production aspirations are aligned.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, engaging with high level talent, internal and external partners, and interacting with the public on location.
  • Must have excellent financial reporting skills.
  • Have a desire to engage with, and develop the commercial potential for the series

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Package Description

Band: D *
Contract type: Fixed Term – Full Time

Contract Length: 10 – 11 months (to end December 2022 initally)
Location: Cardiff

Start date: ASAP

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

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

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.

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 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Rydyn ni’n fodlon trafod gweithio’n hyblyg.  Rhowch eich dewis o dan y cwestiwn gweithio’n hyblyg yn y cais.  Does dim rhaid codi hyn ar y cam ymgeisio, ond mae croeso i chi wneud hynny os ydych chi’n dymuno.  Bydd gweithio’n hyblyg yn rhan o’r drafodaeth ar y cam cynnig. 

  • Cyfle rhagorol i ddatblygu gyrfa – mae'r BBC yn cynnig cyfleoedd gwych i weithwyr chwilio am heriau newydd a gweithio mewn gwahanol rannau o’r sefydliad.
  • Cyfleoedd di-ail i hyfforddi a datblygu mae’r Academi fewnol yn cynnig amrywiaeth eang o gyrsiau ac ardystiadau mewnol ac allanol.
  • Buddion - Rydym yn cynnig pecyn cyflog cystadleuol, wythnos waith hyblyg 35 awr er lles cydbwysedd rhwng bywyd a gwaith, a 25 diwrnod o wyliau gyda’r opsiwn i brynu 5 diwrnod ychwanegol, cynllun pensiwn wedi'i ddiffinio, a gostyngiadau ar ddeintyddiaeth, gofal iechyd, campfa a llawer mwy.

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

Rydym yn canolbwyntio ar fwy na’r hyn rydym yn ei wneud – mae sut rydym yn gwneud pethau’n bwysig i ni hefyd. Mae ein gwerthoedd a’n hymddygiad yn bwysig i ni. Gwnewch yn siŵr eich bod wedi darllen am ein gwerthoedd a’n hymddygiad yn y ddogfen sydd wedi ei hatodi isod.

Mae amrywiaeth yn cyfrif yn y BBC.  Mae gennym amgylchedd gwaith lle yr ydym yn gwerthfawrogi ac yn parchu cyfraniad unigryw pob unigolyn, gan alluogi pob un o’n gweithwyr i ffynnu a chyflawni eu potensial yn llawn.

Rydym eisiau denu’r ystod ehangaf o bobl dalentog i fod yn rhan o’r BBC – boed hynny i gyfrannu i’n rhaglenni neu i’n hystod eang o swyddi nad ydynt yn ymwneud â chynhyrchu.  Po fwyaf amrywiol yw ein gweithlu, y mwyaf y bydd modd i ni ymateb i’n cynulleidfaoedd a’u hadlewyrchu yn eu holl amrywiaeth. 

Rydym wedi ymrwymo i gydraddoldeb cyfle ac yn croesawu ceisiadau gan unigolion, waeth beth fo’u hoedran, rhyw, ethnigrwydd, anabledd, rhywioldeb, cefndir cymdeithasol, crefydd a/neu gred.  Ac rydym yn hyrwyddo cyfleoedd i weithio’n hyblyg pan fo anghenion gweithredol yn caniatáu hynny.  

I ganfod mwy am Amrywiaeth a Chynhwysiant yn y BBC, cliciwch yma

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