Presenter, Debate Programme BBC Scotland - Part time

Job Reference: BBC/TP/1199749/33887
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Part Time
Contract Details: 1 day per week
Salary: Within band
Working Hours: 7
Closing Date: 13/01/2019
Job Category: Journalism
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Scotland
Location: Glasgow

Package Description

Band: E

Contract: 12 month FTC, 0.2 EFT 

Base: Glasgow, PQ

If you would like to be considered, please submit an application form, no later than 11:59pm on Sunday 13th January. This role will be recruited in conjunction with our independent production company partner, please note that the successful candidate will be contracted by the production company and not the BBC.

For further information, please contact Tony Nellany, BBC Scotland Channel Manager & Commissioning Executive TonyNellany& For recruitment queries, please contact Caieta Valenti,

Please note, you will be asked the following question as part of your application:

Please outline your vision for the programme and why you believe your skills and experience are a fit for this role. (400 word limit)

Job Introduction

This is a really exciting time to be part of BBC Scotland.  We’re launching a new TV channel – to begin at the end of February – and as part of that we’re commissioning a new political and current affairs debate programme series.  It will be audience led, where members of the public will get the opportunity to challenge and debate with leading politicians and public figures.  The series will begin in the first week of the Channel launch.  We are currently planning for 24 episodes in the first year of the run.         

Main Responsibilities

The programme will be a high profile and key part of the new Channel and we’re now inviting applications for a Presenter.  We are looking for someone who is a highly respected journalist and presenter, a recognisable figure of authority who has a deep and broad knowledge of Scottish, UK and International news and current affairs.   You must be available to start early February.

Are you the right candidate?

The following qualities and characteristics are also key requirements for the role:


  • An enthusiasm for politics and how it affects daily life


  • A grasp for detail and instinctive curiosity


  • Strong interpersonal skills and natural warmth


  • A willingness to contribute to the overall editorial process - selecting audience questions, fostering debate within the programme team.     

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