Broadcast Technician - Falkland Islands

  • Job Reference: 00000144-1
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2019
  • Recruiter: SSVC
  • Location: Stanley
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering & Technology, Broadcasting, Charity & Voluntary, Technology
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 18 month FTC

Job Description

About BFBS

BFBS is a military charity and media organisation with a mission to inform, entertain, connect and champion the UK serving military, their families and veterans.

We have been keeping the serving military connected and in touch for over 75 years, building morale and offering those serving overseas a valuable connection to life back home. We help them feel happier, know what’s going on around the world, share experiences and build communities. 

Today, our TV, radio and digital platforms offer entertainment, news, sport and information services to the Armed Forces, their families, veterans and anyone interested in the military. 

In recent years, building on our in-depth knowledge of the military and our digital, media and technological innovation expertise, we have also developed value-for-money commercial services for the military and other government clients. These include digital and creative services, a training and development academy, and pioneering technical media and communication solutions that work even in the most extreme environments. 

 The role

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral part of the BFBS Falkland Island’s broadcast support team. As part of a two-man team you will be involved in all aspects of maintaining the British Forces Broadcasting Service’s broadcast equipment and associated infrastructure. This includes radio studios, FM radio transmitters, digital television transmitters, VSAT communication systems, mast and building maintenance.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to work in the Falkland Islands supporting broadcast services for the British Forces and the Falkland Island civilian population.

The benefits of taking up this post, include tax fee salary, provided accommodation and a generous benefits package. You will gain experience of working across an unusually large range of broadcast disciplines and have the opportunity to lead and take responsibility for small projects and maintenance tasks.

We do not expect anybody to be an expert in everything that we do, but what we do require is a proven interest in broadcast systems, an ability to fault-find and diagnose problems, and a ‘can do’ positive attitude.

You must be a British citizen, resident in the UK for at least 2 of the last 10 years, have a full clean driving license and be prepared to under-go security vetting.

Due to the nature and location of this position, this is an unaccompanied posting. You will be required to undergo a full medical to ensure you are mentally and physically fit, due to the nature of the location, which has limited medical facilities.



To apply for this position please send your C.V. and covering letter stating why you feel that this is the right role for you, and what you could bring to the BFBS Falkland Island’s technology team, also state your salary expectations and where you saw this advert. Apply to

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Interviews will take place at our head office - SSVC, Chalfont Grove, Narcot Lane, SL9 8TN