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Researcher, Gaelic

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Gaelic speaking researcher to join our children’s team in Pacific Quay producing short form content for CBeebies ALBA; someone who thrives on coming up with ideas for shortform children’s content and following these ideas through the production process.

The successful individual will demonstrate creativity and passion for the delivery of amazing content to our younger audiences and a working knowledge of how television production and studios operate in a safe manner in order to achieve this.  

Role Responsibility

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing ideas, researching content strands, sourcing contributors as well as working closely with onscreen talent in the studio and contribute to the weekly development and writing of scripts. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the producer, assistant producers, production management team, crew, talent and contributors to deliver programmes of the highest quality and will demonstrate meticulous planning and organisational skills. 

Fluent in spoken and written Gaelic, candidates will have a good knowledge and understanding of the Gaelic children’s audience, and an awareness of children’s output produced by the BBC and other broadcasters.  Candidates will have demonstrable experience or knowledge of working with talent and young children and the associated guidelines.  They will have a knowledge of and an interest in contemporary culture and entertainment particularly relevant to children.  Experience of television production and experience of working in a studio is desirable.

An up-to-date understanding of the BBC’s diverse audiences and their needs and expectations and use this to help shape creative and engaging output.

The Ideal Candidate

You are fluent in spoken and written Gaelic.

You have proven experience of working on entertaining children’s studio content and are able to work across the production process from development to delivery.

You have a good knowledge and understanding of the Gaelic children’s audience and an awareness of children’s output produced by the BBC and other broadcasters. 

You have a knowledge of and an interest in contemporary culture and entertainment particularly relevant to Gaelic-speaking children.  

You are in possession of a driving licence.

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: 4 month FTC
Location: Glasgow

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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 https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

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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