Senior Operations Engineer, BBC Yorkshire

Job Introduction

Are you interested in technology?  Do you believe you have the talent to maintain our broadcast systems?  Are you passionate about developing technological solutions?  If so, you could be just the person we're looking for.

Role Responsibility

You'll work mainly maintaining our broadcast systems but will sometime help to install new systems and offer technical advice and support to colleges that create Online, TV, and Radio programmes for the BBC in Yorkshire and further afield.  You’ll usually be based our studios in Leeds but may occasionally need to travel to our other sites in Yorkshire.

You’ll maintain our Broadcast Technology across all platforms.  You will need to be a good people person and have the ability to explain how things work to non-technical people.

The Ideal Candidate

We need someone who knows about IT Systems and it would be an advantage to know about Broadcast Systems or have the ability to learn about them. You will be part of a small team that that works across the day and into the evening on a shift basis.

You'll have good knowledge of IT Systems and the passion to develop technical solutions to help colleagues create captivating stories on air and on social media.

 You’ll be the sort of person who knows what technology is out there and how it could be used in our industry.

Some broadcast technology experience is helpful, but not essential, any coding and software writing skills would be a bonus.  There is a formal job description attached to this advert, but rest assured that your creativity, passion for technology and people skills are most important for this role.  We can help you with the rest.


Package Description

Band: D

Contract: 12 Month FTC/Attachment

Location: Leeds

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract and will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page.

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.​

Please note that the application process will require you to upload a CV and complete the online questionnaire(s). There is no requirement to attach a covering letter or complete the additional careers hub fields (Personal Statement/Skills/Portfolio sections).

The BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across our sites.  Until further notice, all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to


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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