Broadcast Technician

  • Job Reference: BTFI1120
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2020
  • Recruiter: BFBS
  • Location: Based in Falkland Islands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: up to 16 months

Job Description

Based at the Mount Pleasant Complex, you’ll be expected to work collaboratively with the BFBS team and our military customer to ensure that BFBS’s Radio, TV and Cinema services remain available at all times. We also provided contracted support for the Met Office, Falkland Islands Government radio and TV transmission in Stanley, Falklands Radio and the MiPlayer streaming and VOD system hosted by the local Telecom’s company so there’s plenty of variety.

We want someone who will ensure the availability of all services 24/7 via a programme of effective incident response, proactive routine maintenance tasks and a collaborative approach to Continual Service Improvement. Your duties will include the first line support of all fixed and mobile infrastructure, plant and technical equipment at transmitter sites, studio complexes and our digital cinemas. The primary role of this position, however, is to liaise with radio programme staff regarding their support needs and maintain a support, maintenance and technical training programme for studios, Playout, CTA and other systems required to support radio’s function. Your manager will be the primary point of contact for maintaining relationships with all our customer stakeholders, but we’re looking for someone who is able to step up and support this role when necessary.

You’ll be a highly organised person, methodical in performing your duties, with an ability to effectively manage your time, potentially with multiple conflicting requirements. You’ll take pride in your attention to detail and will self-develop a highly detailed level of understanding for the systems you are supporting. You’ll also need to be someone with good social skills and with a robustly positive outlook, who’s approach to life contributes positively to their own wellbeing. 

The ideal candidate would have knowledge and experience of some aspects of the role and be prepared to learn about the others.

• Support in live broadcast studio environment,

• Support of Play-Out systems, both user and engineering

• IT desktop support

• Managing or assisting outside broadcasts & live events

• Supporting of studio/office-based infrastructure projects

• Maintenance & updating of technical documentation

• Satellite dish erection and location

• Technical site system and infrastructure maintenance

• The adoption of a Continuous Service Improvement approach to your work

• Following established operational processes in support of a Service Delivery ethos

• Support of DTT and FM transmission systems and transmission site infrastructure  

• Satellite dish maintenance, erection and location.

• Health & Safety for sites and staff, including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)    

We’d also like you to have

• A Good level of written & spoken English

• A Full Driving Licence  

• Full-colour vision.

We’d offer you a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), living accommodation, the potential to claim tax-free status, a number of flights back to UK every year and the chance to live and work in one of the most remote and uniquely beautiful locations in the world!

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There is no close date to this advert, we reserve the right to close it at any time.

Interviews are likely to be held the w/b 30th November 2020, online.

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BFBS is a great place to work and we are looking for someone who has a passion for this type of role within a broadcasting media charity.

We value diversity within the organisation, and we are an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages people from all cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

If a candidate with a disability applies for a role within BFBS and meets the minimum required skills, they will be guaranteed an interview.

We offer lots of additional benefits, including free secure parking, Canteen (not open at present though), beautiful office surroundings, medical Insurance, pension, generous annual leave entitlement, sickness absence pay, access to Udemy online training and development courses, 4 x salary life insurance and free refreshments.

We thank you for your interest and application. We can’t guarantee to be able to respond to all applicants, therefore, if we do not contact you within 10 working days of the closing date, you have been unsuccessful. Please look out for other opportunities on our website


‘Work for Us’

Our values and culture

Trust, quality, going the extra mile and a drive to innovate underpin our mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the armed forces, their families and veterans. 

Our audiences trust what we say and the quality of what we deliver. We take this responsibility seriously so are committed to excellence, and to developing the knowledge and expertise of our people. 

We are a modern and vibrant organization, but with a rich heritage of entertaining and informing the armed forces, connecting them with loved ones when they’re far from home. 

Diversity and inclusion  

We want to attract talented people from a wide range of backgrounds and with different preferences and experiences.

We strive to create an inclusive and collaborative working environment where everyone can contribute, learn, develop, be themselves and grow together.

Our Belonging Network works to ensure that we treat everyone equally and with dignity, integrity and respect, regardless of background.

Our Diversity Employment Network is committed to improving our ability to recruit staff from different backgrounds. 

Our people

Who works at BFBS?

  • Experienced journalists
  • Award-winning video producers
  • Creative digital storytellers
  • Gifted radio presenters
  • Technologists and engineers who deliver media content securely in remote locations across the globe
  • Talented people in finance, marketing & communications, TV production, events, project management, HR, IT and product development.

Our backgrounds, skills and experience are truly diverse. But we all share a passion for what we do and a genuine commitment to the well-being of the UK armed forces community. 

Working with the armed forces

We are truly invested in, and a vital part of, the ‘military family’. Entertaining, informing, connecting and championing them is at the core of everything we do.

Some of us are ex-services, while others are from the media, broadcast and creative industries. 

But irrespective of our individual backgrounds, we are driven to meet the needs of all our audiences. From the morale of the armed forces, to the confidence of veterans retraining for civvy street. And from charities struggling to communicate from disaster zones, to curious civilians interested in the work of our armed forces.