BFBS – Broadcast Technician (Falkland Islands)

Fancy an adventure… its a mixture of international travel, wildlife photography and Broadcast System Support.

We’ll pay you for the broadcast system support, while the adventure, wildlife photography and international travel is what everyone does when they go to the Falkland Islands! You don’t have to be Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, but you do need a sense of adventure and of course, some technical skills.

You will be part of BFBS Technology, joining our small team in the Falklands to provide broadcast support to our systems. If you bring a broad range of skills with the ability to support the full broadcast chain from the microphone to the transmitter, then it could be you!

You’ll be living and working alongside the military, so you’ll need a positive and flexible approach to life and to work. The living and working environment can be challenging but always rewarding. This is a tax free role, with accommodation included and is a fixed term contract until the end of March 2026.

Few people can visit the Falkland Islands and doing so as part of the BFBS team, embedded with the military community, offers an experience you won’t find anywhere else. In support of our assets across the Falkland Islands, your commute to work will range from a twenty-minute walk to several hours in a helicopter. If you know your FM from your DVB-T and your DTH from your VOD and this sounds like it’s for you then read on.

Based at the Mount Pleasant Complex, you’ll be expected to work together with the BFBS team and our military customer to ensure that BFBS’s Radio, TV and Cinema services always remain available. We also provide contracted support for the Met Office, Falkland Islands Government radio and TV transmission in Stanley, Falklands Radio and the MiPlayer streaming, and VOD system hosted by the local Telecom’s company so there’s plenty of variety.

The ideal candidate would have some knowledge or interest in broadcast systems and be prepared to learn about the others. We don’t expect anybody to know everything we need on day one, but they need to have the right attitude and a desire to learn, and at the end of their induction period they will be able to…

• Support in live broadcast studio environment,
• Support of Play-Out systems, both user and engineering
• Provide IT desktop support
• Supporting of studio/office-based infrastructure projects
• Maintain & update technical documentation
• Satellite dish erection and location
• Technical site system and infrastructure maintenance
• Adopt a Continuous Service Improvement approach to your work
• Follow established operational processes in support of a Service Delivery ethos
• Support of DTT and FM transmission systems and transmission site infrastructure
• Health & Safety for sites and staff, including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

We’d offer you a competitive salary, 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), living accommodation, the potential to claim tax-free status, a number of flights back to UK every year and the chance to live and work in one of the most remote and uniquely beautiful locations in the world!

For further information regarding this role and details on how to apply, please visit our website by clicking on the following link

Why work for us?

BFBS is an exciting and rewarding place to work. We are committed to looking after our people, helping them to develop their skills and build successful careers.

What we offer

We offer a competitive employee benefits package that has been designed to support your health and well-being, and care for you financially. This includes a generous holiday entitlement, flexible/hybrid working, family friendly policies and an employee assistance programme.

We are a modern, vibrant and forward-thinking organisation and attract talented people to join and develop at BFBS, where we strive to create an inclusive and collaborative working environment where everyone can contribute, learn and be themselves. We have a number of networks run by our community of colleagues, including Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion.All applicants must be able to demonstrate current eligibility to work in the UK.

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