Broadcast Engineer

UK and Europe
£35,000 - £37,000
20 Dec 2012
11 Jan 2013
Job Type

Opportunities to travel, live and work abroad, accompanied if appropriate.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of the fast-moving world of ‘Forces Broadcasting’. We require an experienced Broadcast Engineer to assist with the development and maintenance of radio, TV and new media for the British Forces Broadcasting Service.

The position offers many opportunities for working overseas as well as in the UK. Throughout your employment with us you could be asked to work at different locations across the globe.  Initially this post will be located in Cyprus.  The arrangements and details of working abroad, together with the possibility of having tax-free status, will be discussed at interview.

You will assist with the maintenance and upkeep of broadcast studios, distribution and transmission facilities. Experience working within the broadcast industry on audio and video systems is expected, but a solid grounding in other electronics and communication engineering disciplines will also be considered.

The ideal candidate will have installation and maintenance experience in more than one of the following: radio studios and playout systems, television production/playout, satellite including VSat communications, analogue/digital transmission, audio over IP, video over IP.  You must be prepared to develop your skills to cover all aspects of the broadcast chain, from the studio to the audience’s home.  Experience of broadcast-related project management is an advantage.

We are looking for someone who is organised and methodical, works equally well as part of a team or on his/her own initiative.

Possessing a very communicative and resourceful nature, you must be prepared to undertake project and maintenance work, sometimes at short notice, in both the UK and overseas locations alongside the British Forces.  A flexible approach is required together with a willingness to work out-of-hours and for extended periods when necessary.

BFBS offers an exciting opportunity to develop your career in broadcast engineering at the forefront of technology with work taking you to overseas locations as well as within the UK.  If you have a good engineering grounding and the right attitude, we will provide appropriate professional and personal development training to enable you to acquire the necessary skill set.

The candidate must have a full UK Driving Licence.  MoD Security clearance will also be carried out for the successful candidate due to the need to work in military sensitive areas.

If you wish to be considered please send your CV, with a covering letter stating why you feel you meet the criteria of the role, indicating your current salary and expectation, to Amy Easton, Personnel Department, Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, SL9 8TN or email 

The closing date for applications is:  11th January 2013