Resource Schedulers (UK Output Operations)

Job Introduction

UK Operations is at the heart of BBC News’ creative technical and production capability. We are responsible for gathering all the news on location across all platforms, as well as all news studios at NBH and Millbank in London and at MediaCity in Salford.

Output Operations is a key part of this work. We operate 24/7 at the heart of BBC News’ creative, technical and production capability. Our teams support programme output across Radio, TV and Online and our schedulers are a highly valued and integral part of the operation. We work with a wide range of News output including for example Today, PM, Sports, World Service English and Language Service programming in Radio, and in Television, the 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock News, BBC World, Persian TV, Arabic TV and Newsnight.

We are pleased to be able to advertise a continuing role for a Resource Scheduler within our London Output Operations team. Through our close and creative partnership with editorial teams, this position is vital to scheduling staff and resources to programme output, across both TV and Radio facilities. 

The BBC is committed to redeploying employees seeking suitable alternative employment within the BBC for different reasons and they will be given priority consideration ahead of other applicants.  Priority consideration means for those employees seeking redeployment their application will be considered alongside anyone else at risk of redundancy, prior to any individuals being considered who are not at risk.

Role Responsibility

You will work with the team co-ordinating the daily running of our Operations department. This involves scheduling staff & technical facilities in accordance with programme requirements and conditions of service, helping manage the day-to-day running of the office, providing management information and support, and operating to the appropriate degree of competency across a range of systems (primarily ScheduAll and Allocate – training on these systems will be provided if needed).

Following the successful completion of a 3-6 month period of training at New Broadcasting House, you will occasionally be able to work from home, subject to scheduling requirements.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have previous scheduling experience.  In addition, they will have:

  • Experience scheduling large teams of staff in a shift working environment.
  • Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, as well as demonstrating the ability to learn new processes quickly and efficiently
  • The ability to make best use of business systems, processes and the scheduling team’s skills
  • Experience of allocations and admin systems such as Smartbook, SAP purchasing, Allocate, ScheduALL etc
  • Extensive knowledge of the Working Time Directive combined with an understanding of how to schedule to company policies.
  • Extensive knowledge of craft skillsets required for Live TV News

Package Description

Band: B

Contract: Permanent

Base: London

Intended interview dates: W/C 19th September 2022

Job share and part-time applications are welcome for this role. Please include detail of the proposed arrangement in your application (if applicable)

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only staff on a continuing contract are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to have worked for the BBC for at least 12 months and you will also need permission from your line manager. You can find out more on our attachments page. Used only when it’s a FTC/Attachment. The attachments page link doesn’t actually work at the minute!

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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.

Job Application Requirements:

  • CV
  • Questionnaire by following the process through Careers Hub (tailored if necessary)

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