Technical Manager / Liaison Manager, Morning Live - BBC Studios, Factual Entertainment

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios are the BBC’s commercial production subsidiary. We are a major supplier of high quality content and the source of many of the BBC's most creative and inspiring programmes.

The Factual Entertainment & Events division produces many flagship programmes, including BBC One daytime success Morning Live. The programme is about to move to new facilities in Manchester, and the Technical Manager role set out below is embedded within the show’s production team, based in the city.

Role Responsibility

BBC Studios are looking for an experienced Technical Manager to join the Morning Live team.

  • The Technical Manager will be accountable for the efficient and effective day to day management of technical resources and crew to ensure the delivery of Morning Live.


  • The Technical Manager will work with third party studios and post-production facilities providers to ensure the appropriate allocation and management of operational resources for the benefit of Morning Live. This will include forward planning production requirements both routine and ad hoc and to oversee transmissions/recordings from the studio for a technical perspective.
  • The role will provide a single (technical) point of contact for production teams and suppliers. The successful candidate will ensure the production experience is first class both in terms of operational and supporting requirements and that audiences are at the heart of all decision making.
  • The Technical Manager will also advise & be involved with the provision of technical and broadcast resources including, studio, post production, graphic design and broadcast IT infrastructure for ad hoc and routine production requirements. This working alongside the studio facilities provider.
  • The role requires the post holder to create an open and collaborative working environment for all team members alike, and to champion diversity.
  • It will be important to demonstrate a collaborative approach when liaising with other teams throughout – and outside - the BBC. It is likely there will be a requirement for regular dialogue with The One Show’s engineering management team in London, for example.


  • The Technical Manager will also provide operational leadership of a team of freelance operational staff who provide a range of services for Morning Live.  This includes responsibility for effective performance of people, processes and technology, as well as contributing to the strategic development of BBC Studios productions.


  • The role will report to the Production Executive (Morning Live), the Technical Manager will work as part of the Morning Live production management team and the wider BBC Studios community based in Manchester. The role will require some element of working on a planned but variable shift pattern.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Leadership – ability to create a vision and inspire others to realise it irrespective of circumstances. Desire to deliver excellent customer service and ability to lead the team to exceed expectations.
  • Managing relationships and team working - able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people.  Works co-operatively with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively. Creates a climate in which potential can be realised. Deals with others in a fair and even-handed way.
  • Change management - Can understand and anticipate the need for change.  Builds frameworks to plan and manage the continuous process of change.
  • Planning and organisation - able to think ahead in order to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others.  Prioritises and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing and resources.
  • Communication - able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Resilience - manages personal effectiveness by managing emotions in the face of pressure, set backs or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterised by commitment, motivation, enthusiasm and energy.
  • Flexibility - adapts and works effectively with a variety of situations, individuals or groups.  Able to understand and appreciate different and opposing perspectives on an issue, to adapt an approach as the requirements of a situation change, and to change or easily accept changes in one’s own organisation or job requirements.
  • Leading creativity – fosters imagination, creativity and experimentation, takes and promotes considered risks, celebrates creative successes and learns from failure, shows openness to alternative ways of doing things.
  • Collaborating across boundaries – challenges systems, processes and people that block collaboration, connects people, ideas, processes and issues, sets an example by sharing resources, knowledge ideas and skills across the organisation, builds helpful, productive relationships across the organisation.
  • Maximising business effectiveness – provides the best value by sharing our resources across the BBC, looks for value for money for licence payers, sets realistic budgets and manages them effectively, considers the business implications of decisions, avoids waste and challenges under use of resources.

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Fixed Term / Attachment 
Location: Manchester 

Dates: 03.01.2022 - 30.04.2023

*For this role, we will consider applicants looking for a Part Time OR Full Time position. (Options available for discussion)


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/1997970/56538 in the subject.

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.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic 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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