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Senior Technical Operator, BBC Scotland News 6 month FTC

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

Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting a Senior Technical Operator on a six month contract, or attachment for internal candidates, based in the Glasgow newsroom at Pacific Quay. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a department at the heart of the news operation within BBC Scotland. You will be expected to provide daily operational support for all News and Current Affairs programmes across the full range of TV, Radio and Online output, seven days a week. This role will involve shift work encompassing weekends, some early starts and late finishes.

Role Responsibility

The role of Senior Technical Operator within News encompasses an extensive range of responsibilities and duties – ranging from the day to day ingest of audio and video material, to live broadcast of News programmes from studio galleries and control rooms.  Multi-skilling is critical to the smooth running of the Operations department and you will be expected to demonstrate other skills you can bring to the team in camerawork, editing, gallery operation, or sound.

The Senior Technical Operator will be expected to progress within the job, gaining experience and training, and will take on increasing responsibility within the department. The Senior Technical Operator will also have responsibility for delivering training, guidance and advice to Technical Operators within the department.

Are you the right candidate?

We're looking for a candidate who can demonstrate craft and operational aptitude. Someone who possesses technical skills and experience gained in a broadcast or similar, environment.

The successful candidate will be prepared to embrace a learning environment - eager to seek out opportunities to expand knowledge and experience of operator role through formal training and other experiences.

We're looking for someone who loves being part of a team and participates fully in contributing to the team's decisions; flexible and proactive in taking on the roles required

Package Description

Band: C 
Contract type: 6 month attachment/FTC
Location: Glasgow, Pacific Quay

For additional information on this post, please contact Kevin Jackson, For recruitment queries, please contact Caieta Valenti,

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.

About the BBC

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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