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Head of Operations - Outside Broadcast

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Greenford, UK
  • 27/08/2021

Job Description


Timeline are looking for an experienced senior manager to join Timeline as the Head of OB Operations.  The role will be based in the Timeline OB base in Greenford with the responsibility of managing all Outside Broadcast operations.  The role’s responsibilities include line management of OB staff, overseeing Outside Broadcast planning and delivery as well as ensuring the smooth and safe operations of the site and vehicle fleet.  


  • Forward planning of Outside Broadcast flyaways and long term broadcast projects.
  • Ensuring efficiency in use of all equipment including equipment hires.
  • Ensuring jobs are billed in a timely manner and costs tracked and managed.
  • Tracking and reporting the financial performance of the OB operation to the CFO including sales forecasts and performance.
  • Liaising with the Unit Managers, Scheduling and Stores teams to ensure efficient OB operations.
  • Developing investment plans for the OB operation with senior team members.
  • Line managing Outside Broadcast staff. 
  • Super user of Xytech Media Pulse to ensure efficient use across the organisation. Training will be provided.  Roll out of Xytech for equipment tracking.
  • Working with the Greenford Site Manager to ensure the smooth operations of the Greenford site.
  • Overseeing the maintenance of Outside Broadcast trucks and broadcast equipment.
  • Responsible for the Health and Safety policy for Outside Broadcasts.


  • Significant experience in a management role for TV Outside Broadcasts.
  • Experience in line managing large teams.
  • Experience in planning and project management.
  • Commercial acumen and experience in costing and budgeting.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • A good knowledge of the relevant Health & Safety regulations. (Training will be provided)


We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance

To find out more information about our company you can visit our website at 

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the Timeline Team – whether that is working in our engineering or technology roles or being part of our non-technical teams. We believe the more diverse our organisation is the more we are reflecting society and ensuring we are selecting from the broadest talent pool.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.