Script Coordinator (Casualty)

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

Job Introduction

Are you passionate about Drama?  Ready for the opportunity to progress your career?   Then this is the role for you!

It's an exciting time to be part of our team with all of our award-winning Continuing Dramas that brings audiences together week after week.  From EastEnders, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty to River City and Pobol y Cwm, our programmes remain a constant source of gripping entertainment, featuring cliff-hanger storylines and much-loved characters with whom our viewers have grown up.

Casualty is a multi-award-winning drama series about the staff and patients at the Holby City Emergency Department, charting the ups and downs in their personal and professional lives whilst tackling many controversial and taboo issues. Through great writing and visual flair the show balances gritty realism with high drama to keep its millions of dedicated viewers coming back for more, on-screen and on-line, week in week out.

The Casualty Editorial Team are at the heart of the drama offscreen!  They work extremely hard in a busy environment to help bring the scripts to life.  You will have the opportunity to learn and develop within an experienced Drama Editorial Office

Role Responsibility

You’ll report to the Script Producer

The postholder will be expected to ensure that all draft and final scripts plus amends are accurately typed and distributed in a timely manner to members of production and cast, whilst also providing secretarial support to the Script Producer and Script Editors and general support to the Casualty Script department as required.

The role duties include responding to general programme correspondence, dealing with telephone calls whilst often being the first point of contact for writers and taking accurate messages for the team.

The role requires excellent organisational skills to maintain a comprehensive filing system, the shows bible, writers contact details and updates for all front pages within final draft and the shooting scripts.  You will also be responsible for arranging all editorial meetings, story conferences, planning and commissioning meetings and booking all travel and accommodation as required.

The postholder would also attend all editorial catch up meetings and communicate the delivery date changes to the wider production team.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following;

  • Knowledge of secretarial and administrative support required in an office environment
  • Experience of organising and attending meetings to include travel, hospitality, minute taking and diary management
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining office and administration systems, with an understanding of Office and Information Technology, including Windows 10 and Final Draft
  • A full understanding of handling highly confidential and commercially sensitive information with tact and sensitivity
  • Excellent typing skills
  • A sound command of English with the ability to format the layout of paperwork appropriately with good attention to detail
  • Knowledge and passion for Continuing Drama, especially Casualty


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

Contract:             12 Month FTC / Attachment

Band:                  A

Location:             BBC Roath Lock, Cardiff

**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on with ref: BBC/TP/224227/56565 in the subject.

We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

  • 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.

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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