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The Big Brum TV Link Up Event

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Job Introduction

Calling creatives to meet BBC Three in Birmingham

The BBC is for everyone.  We want to attract people from all backgrounds to be part of the BBC and to better reflect the UK today.

This is a chance for off-screen talent from under-represented groups to link up with the award-winning BBC Three in Birmingham.

We’re inviting experienced creatives interested in working in the Midlands, who are black, Asian, minority ethnic, and/or have a disability and/or are from lower socio-economic* backgrounds, to meet the team from BBC Three at The Big Brum TV Link-Up.  This special networking event takes place on the evening of Wednesday 16 October and includes a series of one–to-one speed networking meetings with commissioners, execs and talent managers.  

BBC Three publishes award-winning content aimed at young audiences across digital platforms, including iPlayer. It has a team based at The Mailbox creating digital shortform, Factual and Fact Ent formats.  Across the year there are usually opportunities for skilled individuals including video editors, social media execs, researchers, assistant producers, producers, directors and Series Producers.

If you have credits as a researcher or above or you've run a successful social media campaign, and are from one of the underrepresented groups mentioned, then please apply to come along and meet the team to find out more about how your skills could match these opportunities.  Please note that all roles at BBC Three are subject to an open recruitment process and all appointments are based on merit.

You’ll also have an opportunity to meet with other content makers including representatives from BBC Birmingham’s Drama Village and Local and Regional programmes as well as independent production companies from across the West Midlands including Wonder, Full Fat TV, North One Television and FirstLook TV.

Are you the right candidate?

  • You’re an experienced creative with either a minimum of two credits or have run a successful social media campaign.
  • You’re from an under-represented group (black, Asian, minority ethnic, and/or have a disability and/or are from lower socio-economic* backgrounds).
  • You’re currently working in or looking to work in the Midlands.

We’re expecting a lot of interest in this event so if you would like to attend please upload an up-to-date CV by 15 September.  We’ll let you know by 20 September 2019 whether you have a place at the event.

*based on the occupation of the main wage earner of your household when you were aged 14


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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