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Temporary Technical Operator

£15,247 - £18,916 yearly
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Edinburgh, UK
  • 22/06/2022
Part time Engineering Information Technology Media-Journalism Broadcast Engineering

Job Description

Temporary Technical Operator

 Location: Edinburgh

Office: Broadcasting

Salary: £15,257.94 to £18,916.27 (£29,850 to £37,007 FTE)

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.

Closing date: 11.59 pm on Wednesday, 6 July 2022.


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 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.

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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.