Location
Edinburgh
Office
Broadcasting
Advertising Salary:
£15,257.94 to £18,916.27 (£29,850 to £37,007 FTE)

About The Role

Working pattern: 22 hours 12 minutes per week, over 3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This is a term time contract working 36 weeks per year (excluding the Parliament’s October, Christmas, February, Easter, and summer recess periods). Please note this post is fixed term until 31 March 2023.

The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body is responsible for providing the Parliament with the property, staff and services required for the Parliament’s purposes.  We place a high value on excellence, and we are continually looking to improve how we can deliver the Parliament's core purpose of representing the people of Scotland by debating issues of national importance, passing legislation and holding the Scottish Government to account. We are a diverse workforce, and our embedded values shape the way we work and treat each other. We have a culture of respect and inclusion, and everyone has the ability to make a difference. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Broadcasting Office as a Technical Operator.  The Broadcasting Office is part of our Legislation and Parliamentary Business Group. To find out where the office sits within our organisation see our organisation chart.   The Broadcasting Office provides live and on demand feeds from the Scottish Parliament’s six committee rooms, the Debating Chamber and online environments for national and international media organisations; and live streaming on www.scottishparliament.tv and for on a range of online channels. In addition to parliamentary business, the Scottish Parliament hosts an extensive range of televised and webcast public events, requiring substantial planning and a creative approach to television coverage. To find out more about working for the Broadcasting office view our video here

Reporting to a Senior Technical Operator, you’ll set up and operate all audio, video and broadcasting equipment to provide excellent television and audio coverage and recording of parliamentary proceedings in the Chamber and committee rooms, working with combination of on-site and cloud-based broadcast and conferencing systems. This will require you to be available for work either in the Scottish Parliament, or to work at home.

For further information about the role please contact bill.ward@parliament.scot 

Please apply before 11.59 pm on Wednesday, 6th July 2022.  Full details of our selection process are outlined below.

About You

Ideally having worked in a similar environment, it is essential you are skilled in the operation of broadcasting audio and vision equipment, requiring rapid technical reactions. In addition, you’ll have excellent customer service skills and good social and political awareness to deal with the people involved in parliamentary business, working in high profile formal parliamentary situations.  You’ll have relevant understanding of a broad range of audio broadcast equipment, remote camera control systems and the ability to produce professional standard graphics and/or animations would also be preferred.  

You’ll be able to work collaboratively within a highly functioning and supportive team, and equally comfortable working independently.  Being a hybrid working team, the role may require working from home on cloud- based systems so you’ll have the ability to work from home with stable broadband connection.

You’ll have excellent communication skills, be adept at problem solving and have the confidence and ability to act quickly and to resolve issues.

For full information about the role, have a look at the job description.

The Selection Process

Stage 1

How to apply and our selection process

We are a values-based organisation. Our values are a central part of our working culture and our people management processes. We use these to recruit, manage and develop our staff. For more information on our values and behaviours framework, please visit our values pages in our Staff Handbook .

To apply for our roles, click 'apply' and this will allow you to register and upload your CV.

You’ll then be asked a number of technical and non-technical questions based on the essential criteria for the role.

You’ll be asked to write a values-based supporting statement based on the job description of the role you’re applying for. The job description will detail the main recruitment selection criteria under each value, in the sections titled “And in delivering these, you will have”. Your application will be assessed solely on your statement.

You’ll need to provide one or more examples to cover each bullet point, in the four value sections entitled “And in delivering these you will have”  

Please provide details from your background or career, of where and how you have demonstrated that value.

When completing and submitting the values-based statement to apply for this role:

  • Please provide evidence against each of our four values, a maximum of 400 words is allowed per value 

  • Please use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to address the key delivery requirements under each value in the Job Description

  • Each value should be clearly formatted, and your examples may include specific skills, experience, abilities, knowledge and strengths you have

  • We have a separate box on our system for you to input each value

  • Please do not input anything into the values boxes until you’re ready to submit your application

  • Please complete your answers to the questions offline, perhaps in Word, and then copy and paste your answers into the system when you're ready to submit your application

  • We recommend that you check your answers, by reading the inputted information in the box, when you've copied and pasted the information into the system, just to ensure it's all there

  • Please only click 'Next' to submit your application when you're content it’s complete. When you click “Next”, you don't have the option to go back

  • If you 'cancel' then your work won't be saved 

  • The system will time out after an hour and your work will be lost if you don’t complete it in that time. You don't have the option to save your application and return to it later

  • If the system times out, you can go into your ‘candidate profile’ to access and complete your statement

  • If you mistakenly submit your statement prior to completing this on the system, please email careers@parliament.scot with full details of the role you’re applying for, what has happened, and your completed statement

Please note that only your supporting statement will be submitted to Hiring Managers, without any personal details, and they will then select candidates for further assessment or interview.

Stage 2

At the final stage, you’ll be invited to attend a virtual panel interview Interviews will be held on 26 July 2022, although this is subject to change.

Feedback will only be provided on request to those who attend interview.

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please email careers@parliament.scot.

 After the interview

We’ll aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as soon as we can. This will normally be within 10 working days. If you’re unsuccessful at interview stage, you can ask us for feedback. We want to ensure a positive candidate experience, so we’ll also contact you to ask for your feedback on the whole recruitment process.

Onboarding Process

If you’re successful at interview, you’ll be asked to complete our onboarding process. This includes security clearance and you’ll also be asked to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the United Kingdom.

We will provide you with details of our security vetting policy and you will be required to complete a security questionnaire. Some of our roles will require membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. For further information, please see our Policy on the employment of ex-offenders and use of disclosure.

Referees

If you’re successful, we’ll approach previous and/or current employers for a reference. If you have no employment history we may approach any school, college or university you have attended.

We can only make a formal offer of employment once we have received your security clearance, eligibility to work in the UK and references. Your health assessment will be used to inform us of any adjustments you require before you start with us.

Our commitment to an inclusive workforce

We are a Disability Confident Leader Employer and guarantee to interview any disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.  If you have a disability and would like to talk to us about any aspects of this job, please contact us.  More details can be found here.