Broadcast Technician

  • Location Gibraltar
  • Contract Type 12 Months Fixed Term
  • Number of positions 1

Broadcast Technician

BFBS has a fantastic opportunity for a Broadcast Technician, living and working in Gibraltar.

BFBS Technology are looking for a Broadcast Technician to work in Gibraltar on a fixed-term contract. We’re looking for someone with a broad range of skills as you’ll be expected to be able to deal with everything in the broadcast chain from the microphone to the transmitters. Part of a small team, you’ll be living and working alongside the military so we’re looking for someone who has a positive and flexible approach to life and to work. The living and working environment will be new and exciting, and there’s a tremendous opportunity to broaden your skills and experience while enjoying life in Gibraltar. 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 our studios at Gibraltar, you’ll be expected to work collaboratively with the BFBS team and our military customer to ensure that BFBS’s Radio and TV services remain available at all times.

We want someone who will ensure the availability of all services 24/7 via a programme of effective incident response, proactive routine maintenance tasks and a collaborative approach to Continual Service Improvement. Your duties will include the first line support of all fixed and mobile infrastructure, plant and technical equipment at transmitter sites and studio complexes. The primary role of this position, however, is to liaise with radio programme staff regarding their support needs and maintain a support, maintenance and technical training programme for studios, Playout, CTA and other systems required to support radio’s function. You will be the primary point of contact for maintaining relationships with all our customer stakeholders.

You’ll be a highly organised person, methodical in performing your duties, with an ability to effectively manage your time, potentially with multiple conflicting requirements. You’ll take pride in your attention to detail and will self-develop a highly detailed level of understanding for the systems you are supporting. You’ll also need to be someone with good social skills and with a robustly positive outlook, who’s approach to life contributes positively their own wellbeing.

We don’t expect anybody to have experience of everything that we ask our technology staff to support, but the ideal candidate would have knowledge and experience of some of the following areas;


• Technical support in a live studio enviro

• Support of media Play-Out systems, both user and engineering

• IT desktop support

• Managing or assisting outside broadcasts & live events

• Supporting of studio/office-based infrastructure projects

• Maintenance & updating of technical documentation

• Satellite dish erection and location

• Technical site cleaning

• The adoption of a Continuous Service Improvement approach to your work

• Following established operational processes in support of a Service Delivery ethos

• Support of FM transmission systems and transmission site infrastructure

• Satellite dish maintenance, erection and location

• Health & Safety for sites and staff, including Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)  

We’d also like you to have

• A Good level of written & spoken English

• A Full Driving Licence

• Relevant Technology training, qualification or experience

Audio/Visual Media training, qualification or experience

• IT training, qualification or experience

If you have an interest in broadcast technology and providing technical support to our broadcast systems, then we would like to hear from you. Even if you don’t have all the skills that we require, if you have a good understanding of technology, and more importantly the right attitude, then we would like to hear from you.

Life at BFBS 

We strive to be a diverse and inclusive employer, welcoming open-minded, talented and creative people from all kinds of backgrounds, and with different preferences and experiences. What we all have in common is a commitment to trust, quality, innovation and going the extra mile to achieve our mission. It’s a great place to work, with a unique mix of a charity, broadcast and digital creative environment.

As an organisation, we have lived and worked with the military community for over 75 years, and we are incredibly proud of our roots.

Our radio, TV and digital channels boost the morale of the armed forces serving overseas – and their families – keeping them connected with home, while our agile distribution solutions are tailored to each local environment and infrastructure, providing media services wherever the armed forces are overseas.

Across a growing number of platforms, our captivating military storytelling is popular with both the armed forces community and curious civilians. And our creative, training and events services offer award-winning expertise and skills to defence and government.

To apply, please send your C.V and a covering letter telling us why you fit the role and please state your salary expectations too, to [email protected] 

We are an equal opportunities employer who actively encourages people from all cultural backgrounds and with disabilities to apply.

Please complete the Equality and Diversity Information Form provided on our website and return it as part of your application.

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We thank you for your interest and application. We can’t guarantee to be able to respond to all applicants, therefore, if we do not contact you within 28 days of applying, you have been unsuccessful. Please look out for other opportunities on our website