Researcher Pool - BBC Studios - Cardiff

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

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity for Researchers.

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year.

Our Factual Entertainment department in Cardiff produces a wide range of original, well-loved and highly acclaimed TV productions, such as Bargain Hunt, X-Ray, Weatherman Walking and The One Show.

We are looking for a pool of Researchers to join BBC Studios and work across productions. Our pool of successful candidates will enable you to be offered work as and when those opportunities arise during peak periods.

This role is based in Roath Lock, Cardiff. However due to the Covid-19 outbreak and restrictions around social distancing this role would primarily be working from home at present. You would be required to go into the office prior to each shoot to prep and then go out on the shoot and may also need to go into the edit occasionally. Once restrictions are lifted the role will be based full time in Roath Lock, Cardiff. The successful candidate will regularly go on location for recces and filming and must be prepared to be away for 2 nights at a time throughout the year.  In general, normal office hours will apply, however the nature of the role means that a flexible approach to working time will be necessary.

Role Responsibility

To be able to work under pressure to tight, relentless deadlines.

To work as part of a team with colleagues in production, high-profile presenting talent and film crews.

To work effectively to ensure all content is thoroughly researched and meets the BBC’s editorial standards. 

To carry out all duties in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.

Undertake independent research to a specific brief using whatever resources are available, evaluating and presenting the information in an easy to understand format.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a knowledge of the TV production process and some technical know-how.

You will have a knowledge of BBC Archive systems and copyright law.

Great communicator with the confidence to build strong working relationships with a wide range of contacts.

Excellent planning and organisational skills, with a track record of meeting tight deadlines in a fast turnaround environment.

Good attention to detail and factual accuracy.

A strong desire to make engaging television.

A valid driving licence would be desirable in order to drive to and from outside broadcasts.

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

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.

  NB this is a pool and does not guarantee an offer of work.

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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