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Job Introduction

With over 350 hours of in-house output a year, BBC Drama Production is making some of the most original, diverse and highly acclaimed television. These range from continuing drama such as Casualty, EastEnders, Holby City, and Doctors to series and serials such as Silent Witness, Luther and Musketeers, to name just a few!

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. 

*Interviews expected to be held w/c 01/05/2017

Role Responsibility

Reporting to the Executive, Series and Line Producer, the Series Designer (SD) will be responsible for the overall Design budget and line management of the Design teams.  

The post holder will be responsible for the look, overview and design continuity of Doctors.

The SD will be expected to liaise with other Heads of department to facilitate the smooth production and delivery of all episodes plus other affiliated projects, such as (but not exclusive to) Red Button and web site features.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you will need previous experience as a Production Designer or Series Designer on a Continuing Drama Series.  You will be able to demonstrate proven ability to influence and resolve differences in professional opinions, particularly where conflict may exist. You must have effective negotiating and management skills; and experience of leading and motivating teams.

You will manage the overall annual design budget and keep the Line Producer and Production Accountant abreast of costs with regular budget updates.  You will manage and lead the Design Team and Department and have overall responsibility for the maintenance and improvement of existing sets - overseeing the design, cost and build of new sets as required.  You will take responsibility for the recruitment of all Design personnel, the scheduling of the teams and ensuring that leave is scheduled appropriately.

Package Description

Fixed Term 12 months/ attachment

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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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