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Studio Servicing Technician (Output Operations) BBC News

Job Introduction

UK Operations is at the heart of BBC News’ creative technical and production capability. We are responsible for gathering all the news on location across all platforms, as well as all news studios at NBH and Millbank in London and at MediaCity in Salford.

Our teams support programme output across TV, radio, and online. We work with a wide range of News output including, in Television, the 6 o’clock and 10 o’clock News, Newsnight, Andrew Marr BBC World, Persian TV, and Arabic TV. We support a range of news programmes across network and World Service radio, including Today, PM, Sports, World Service English and Language Service programming.


Role Responsibility

Under the direction of the Studio Servicing Supervisor, you will be responsible for the full range of electrical and scenic services across News (in the TV studios and/or on location). Working with the wider studio operational team, to ensure the most effective use of TV studio, technical and craft facilities to meet customer requirements.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate must have a fully apprenticed electrician qualification to City and Guilds 236 Part 2 or equivalent and hold a certification in the current edition of Institute of Electrical Engineers Regulations. You will need to have a thorough understanding of the Electricity at Work Regulations along with proven experience of installing, maintaining, repairing, refurbishing and testing broadcast and non-broadcast electrical equipment, including the inspection, testing and recording of results according to BBC and statutory regulations in respect of Health and Safety, Electricity at Work and the current Edition of the IEE regulations.

The following requirements are also essential:

  • A good understanding of TV studio lighting control systems, i.e. DMX systems.
  • Experience of the range of techniques associated with the movement, setting and striking of scenery and the dressing of sets.
  • Experience of providing cross craft support to TV Studio operational team(s), which includes interpreting implementing rigging and lighting plots to meet programme and operational requirements.
  • Experience of providing support to craft teams with simple craft tasks.

You will also have the ability to work flexibly with a willingness to learn new skills and able to work well in a team. You will also have the ability to work calmly under live studio conditions, anticipating changing requirements.

Package Description

Band B

Contract: 6 month attachment/Fixed Term Contract

Base: London

Any offer of employment with the BBC will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) 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

Reinventing the BBC for the next Generation

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.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.  

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here



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