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Job Introduction

BBC South West is a multi-media broadcast centre operated by a team of dedicated multi-skilled journalists and programme makers working across the output, seven days a week.   We cover Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset on TV, on local radio and Online. It is home to the flagship early evening regional programme ‘BBC Spotlight and also produces numerous TV bulletins, from early morning to late evening across the entire week. It produces a regional Sunday political programme, and is also the home of the weekly series of "Inside Out South West".

Role Responsibility
The Scheduler is responsible for ensuring that the business workload is met by suitably skilled and experienced staff through liaising closely with both programme managers and teams.

You will create efficient day to day schedules, in line with programming strategy and priorities, engaging freelancers and casual staff as required, and effectively manage leave and sickness records, and process timesheets.

Are you the right candidate?
You will have an understanding of scheduling, with strong people skills, and able to drive effective and positive working relationships with a wide range of colleagues and staff. You'll need sound knowledge and experience of a scheduling system and be competent using a variety of computer software packages and, if possible, have knowledge of Workplace Software and Smartbook. Knowledge of BBC Conditions of Service policies, Terms & Conditions, and the European Working Time Directive is desirable. Training on all systems will be given, if required.

Reporting to the Senior Resource Scheduler, it is vital that you are able to work in a flexible manner, in a fast-paced and demanding environment. You will need to respond to situations quickly to accommodate changing needs, at very short notice, and have a demonstrable aptitude for detail and accuracy in all areas.

Package Description
Band: B

Contract: Part-time (20 hours - flexible across 5 days)

Location: Plymouth 

4 month attachment/fixed term contract.  

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page.

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.​

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


Job Sector
Admin, Secretarial & PA
Job Position
Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom Show on map
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