Production Management Assistant

Job Reference: BBC/TP/539246/33043
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: Fixed Term Contract/Attachment
Salary: Within Band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 02/12/2018
Job Category: Production Management
BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit: Studios - Factual
Location: Aberdeen

Package Description

Job Reference: BBC/TP/539246/33

Job Title: Production Management Assistant

Band: B

Salary: Competitive

Contract Type: 6 Month Fixed Term Contract/Attachment

Start Date: 7th January, 2019

BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios

BBC Business Unit: Pacific Quay Productions, Aberdeen

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This role is open to internal and external candidates. All permanent internal candidates who wish to apply must seek permission from their line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page. 

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

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Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has become available in BBC Studios for a Production Management Assistant based in our Aberdeen Office.  

The successful candidate will work primarily on BBC Scotland’s hugely successful weekly magazine show Landward.  The candidate will also have the likely opportunity to work on other productions when required, and is expected to collaborate with colleagues to support general office duties.

BBC Studios is the UK's most-awarded production company. We strive to be the best British content company in the world, attracting the best creative talent in the business so that we can bring premium quality programmes, content and brands to our audiences.

BBC Studios' Pacific Quay Productions is responsible for a wide range of acclaimed specialist factual content with production bases in Glasgow and Aberdeen. It is the source of many of the BBC's most creative and inspiring programmes.

From Aberdeen we are proud to be the home of the BBC's long-running flagship rural affairs series Landward. This popular multi-presenter magazine show led by Dougie Vipond is at the cutting edge of rural affairs - essential viewing for rural dwellers, foodies and anyone who enjoys the Scottish countryside. Landward will, as ever, lead on strong editorial stories, characters and awe-inspiring landscapes.

Landward sits amongst a diverse portfolio in Pacific Quay Productions including Scotland from the Sky, Clans, flagship arts series Imagine (BBC1), This Farming Life (BBC2), Front Row (BBC2), and series such as The Art of Japanese Life and award-winning BBC Two singles such as The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl and The Secret Life of Sue Townsend (Aged 68 3/4).

Main Responsibilities

Further to the attached generic job description, as Production Management Assistant you will report to the Production Manager and will assist in the co-ordination of the Production from filming to final post production paperwork. You will also work across the production base assisting with data management. 

In addition the role will include diary management of the Series and Executive Producers as well as the smooth running of the production office.

You will be expected to use BBC Systems for booking transport and accommodation for production teams and crews - full training on these will be given.

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Brilliant people skills - excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to network with a range of people (e.g. presenters, directors, contributors and various stakeholders)
  • Initiative and problem-solving ability
  • Flexibility and the ability to think on your feet
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Enthusiasm and motivation
  • Team working skills
  • A proactive nature with the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Technical aptitude
  • Confident Microsoft Word and Excel skills
  • Good research skills with regards to sourcing required info to support location filming eg. identifying the specifics and surroundings of planned filming locations, finding relevant hotels, journey planning and route checks, facilitate car hire – generally using ones initiative to ensure, as best possible, the smooth running of location filming days
  • A keen interest in specialist factual television
  • Must hold a full clean driving licence for this role

If you think you would enjoy working in our Aberdeen office and have the skills required please complete the application and submit by Sunday 2nd December, 2018.

For internal candidates -  please ensure you have your Line Manager’s permission to apply. 

This position is open to external candidates, continuing staff and anyone on a fixed term contract. However, you must be available to start work 7th January, 2019.


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. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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