Senior Resource Scheduler

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

Job Introduction

North TV News Operations is a team of approximately 60 people who provide a range of technical and craft services to the BBC's television news productions based at MediaCityUK.  The multi-skilled operators are dedicated to producing high quality 24/7 live news programming working with BBC Breakfast, BBC News and BBC North West Tonight.  It’s a complex rota pattern with operational commitments extending over the weekend and overnight, which responds to an often demanding news agenda.

Role Responsibility

You will work closely with a colleague to schedule and administer the operations team, act as fleet management contact for operational vehicles, including booking of services, repairs, and maintaining relevant paperwork (driver logs/defect reports) and assist the operational management team with administration tasks and bookings.  You will raise payments and purchase orders for freelance/casual staff and operational kit and work closely with Production Management teams in other areas of the business as required, defining operational staffing requirements.  Other elements of the role include providing input into, and scheduling the operational training plan, acting as training booker for the team, running training reports when required and acting as ITC for the operations team.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have experience of building rotas and using scheduling systems, making payments and purchase orders and have a good knowledge of conditions of service/working time directive.  You will have strong IT skills and will be comfortable using the WorkPlace scheduling system.  You’ll have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage relationships at all levels, in addition to being flexible and highly organised with the ability to prioritise effectively and multi-task with good attention to detail.  Experience of or an interest in fleet management is also important.


For further information please contact Luke Ellis (Assistant Editor).

Interviews are expected to take place w/c 1st Feb.

Package Description

Band: C

Contract: Fixed Term Contract / Attachment - 01/03/2021 - 28/02/2022

Location: Salford - Quay House

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 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.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year 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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