Full Job Description
Our award-winning continuing dramas bring audiences together week after week. From EastEnders, Doctors, Holby City and Casualty to River City and Pobol y Cwm, our programmes remain a constant source of gripping entertainment, featuring cliff-hanger storylines and much-loved characters with whom our viewers have grown up.
We constantly find ways to innovate and keep our titles fresh – from live broadcasts to feature-length episodes, we strive to push creative and technical boundaries. Our continuing dramas are also a powerhouse of diverse new creative talent where we develop the next generation of writers, directors and actors that represent the best of British creativity.
You will report to the Line Producer and Production Coordinators.
A Casualty PMA provides administrative support for the production during various stages of the process and is responsible for the smooth running of the production office, acting as a key point of contact whilst always ensuring compliance or escalating any issues promptly with BBC policies and guidelines, in order to minimise the BBC’s exposure to risk.
This vital production role also supports the production management team using specialist skills, such as working in a studio, working on location and planning/coordinating background action where necessary.
Your duties will include –
Support the production with diary management, booking travel and accommodation, stock ordering for both office needs and other technical departments, booking and recording training requirements
Responsible for resolving a range of diverse operational issues within the role, escalating to the Production Co-ordinator or Line Manager where necessary
Maintains a safe and healthy working environment at all times, escalating any issues or areas of concern
Contributing to, and helping to implement, practical actions to reduce environmental impact throughout production
To help maintain all production office functions and systems to include, but not limited to, office equipment and filing systems
Gather and distribute shoot documents for the production to include shooting schedules, crew, cast and contact lists
Assist with the compilation and distribution of the daily call sheets and collate all the relevant information for the daily progress reports
Are you the right candidate?
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following –
Proven experience of providing secretarial and administrative support to others within a pressurised Drama Production office
Experience of diary management, booking travel and accommodation
Experience of dealing with range of individuals, including actors
Awareness of multi-platform production/content
Experience of being able to use I.T. systems and adopt new technologies
Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of contacts
Experience of working in a pressurised and challenging environment
Demonstrates strong organisational and planning skills and manages conflicting demands to meet deadlines
Ability to use own initiative with confidence, using judgement to escalate where necessary
Able to consider and propose new ways of working to improve existing processes
Demonstrates business and finance skills – able to understand and work with budgets
Accurate and effective written and verbal communication skills with good attention to detail
Knowledge of BBC Drama Productions, especially Casualty
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
For this role / Ar gyfer y swydd yma:
Welsh language skills are not necessary / Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol
Contract – 18 Month FTC / Attachment
Location – Roath Lock Studios, Cardiff Bay
Band – B
**Please note that this is a standard Studios Production contract and potentially can involve up to 55 hours per week **
Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. / Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.
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.
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. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers