Production Coordinator, BBC Studios, NHU Landmark

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/126/46387
Number of Positions: 2
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Salary: within band
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 11/12/2019
Job Category: Production Management
BBC Region / Division: BBC Studios
BBC Business Unit: Studios - NHU
Location: Bristol

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Fixed Term/attachment
Location: Bristol

Start date: Feb 2020

Various contract lengths 6-12 months.

Interviews will be held on 19th Dec 2019

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 holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios Natural History Unit produces a range of technically challenging live shows, features based documentaries and super-landmark series such as Blue Planet II, Springwatch, Deadly Dinos and The Natural World.

The role will be based in Bristol but you may be required to travel to locations across the UK. In general normal office hours will apply however, the nature of the role means that a flexible approach to working time will be necessary.

Main Responsibilities

The Production Coordinator provides logistical and coordination support to the production team on one or more productions and/or a portfolio of content.

  • Contributes to the scheduling and budgeting of the production/content in line with divisional requirements and relevant BBC frameworks, guidelines and policies.
  • Responsible for supporting the Production Manager (or equivalent) in identifying and sourcing appropriate resource and location requirements for the production at the earliest possible stage.
  • Ensures compliance with BBC policies, guidelines, legislative and regulatory requirements, in order to minimise the BBC’s exposure to risk. 
  • Responsible for ensuring all necessary rights are acquired and recorded for the complete delivery of the production/content, escalating any issues at the earliest stage.  
  • Accountable for resolving any operational and financial issues commensurate with the role.
  • Ensures the production/content delivers demonstrable value for money through effective and efficient management of people and resources.
  • Responsible for preparing (or contributing to the preparation of), managing, setting and monitoring of production budgets, and for forecasting and reporting, where required.  May also assess the financial viability of content ideas that may arise during productions.
  • Adhere to the processes for fully and accurately capturing and managing metadata in line with BBC guidelines and policies, and ensuring Archives have the necessary information to manage media assets.
  • Identifies training needs of less experienced colleagues, ensuring performance management arrangements are in place, where necessary.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy working environment at all times, escalating any issues or areas of concern.
  • Proactively looks for ways of improving efficiencies within a production environment, promotes diversity and champions the rationale for new ways of working and/or for adopting new production related technologies.
  • Supports other internal departments with the implementation of their strategies (e.g. HR, Workplace, Procurement, Finance etc.)
  • Responsible for liaising and supporting the Production Manager and Asset Management teams about asset requirements and joiner, mover and leaver activities both in the office and on location. 
  • Providing administrative support to the production teams, as and when required, depending on team structures.
  • Contributing to, and helping to implement, practical actions to reduce environmental impact throughout production.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Has good experience of foreign filming in TV productions
  • Demonstrable experience of carrying out a Production Coordinator role within a production team
  • Knowledge of delivering a range of/elements of productions on time and on budget and coordinating deliverables for productions, where necessary having worked on location, with crews and production teams with a strong knowledge of how productions are managed.
  • Good working knowledge of end-to-end multi-platform production with an understanding of the technology used on productions.
  • Where required, would be willing to undergo training for certain types of output.
  • Experience of setting up shoots both on a local and international basis.  
  • Able to use and advise on production systems and can adopt new technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in order to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of contacts.                 
  • Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use own initiative with confidence, using judgment to escalate where necessary.
  • Able to consider and propose new ways of working to improve existing processes
  • Experience of influencing and motivating others to achieve results.
  • Essential business and finance skills - able to prepare, manage, set and/or monitor specific production resource plans and budgets and buying/booking resources.  
  • Demonstrates interest in the BBC and the wider industry.

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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