BBC Studios

Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Gardeners’ World is looking for Runners to join their team which is part of Factual Entertainment and Events located in Bristol. We have a big talented team of around 30 and make a topical weekly programme for BBC2.

The Runner role provides support to production/department teams in the office and on location by performing a number of production related supportive tasks and activities.

Role Responsibility

Within a Production office environment duties will typically include:

  • Acting as a point of contact for a range of both internal and external contributors.
  • Duties may also involve filing/distributing paperwork, data entry, arranging meals, and transportation for artists/crew etc.
  • Booking kit and card management for upcoming shoots.

On-set / on-location duties will typically include:

  • Acting as a courier, helping to ensure correct facilities are available and distributing call sheets, Health and Safety notices, and other paperwork.
  • Assisting with members of the public, contributors and On-Screen Talent.
  • Assisting camera crew and production team with delivering and moving kit around a fixed location, managing catering and driving equipment to and from base in Bristol.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous experience of working on location and events.
  • Experience working with High Profile Talent.
  • For BBC car insurance purposes a full drivers licence (for at least a year) is essential and you must be a confident driver.
  • Driving experience of vans and bigger vehicles.
  • Interest in cameras and gardening an advantage but not a necessity.
  • Knowledge or the ability to acquire it, of BBC Structures, Procedures and Policies.
  • Passion for broadcasting and the media.
  • Ability to use IT proficiently, including a range of software packages.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for detail and accuracy in all areas.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to establish and maintain effective relations with a wide range of internal and external contacts.
  • Effective time management and organisational skills and the initiative to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise a conflicting workload efficiently and to maintain standards of accuracy and attention to detail when working to deadlines or changing priorities.
  • Resilience and stamina to sustain performance when under pressure from a high volume of work and conflicting priorities, with a flexible approach to deal with a changing environment.
  • Ability to use own initiative with confidence, using judgement to escalate where necessary.
  • Contribute to the creative vision of the team.
  • An up to date knowledge of the BBC’s diverse audiences and their needs and expectations and use this to contribute to creative and engaging output.
  • The ability to problem solve and suggest effective solutions.
  • Awareness of financial responsibility, as may be required to keep track of petty cash and receipt recordkeeping.