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Head of Committee Broadcasting Services


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Head of Committee Broadcasting Services

Westminster, SW1A

£63,716 per annum

The Role

This post is based in the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit (PBU), a team responsible for providing daily audio and video coverage of UK Parliament and who manage the operation of A/V arrangements for remote participation in virtual and hybrid proceedings, working with the support of a sound and vision contractor and web service provider.

Reporting to the Director of the Parliamentary Broadcasting Unit, the Head of Committee Broadcasting Services will be the PBU's main point of reference for senior Clerks in both Houses on matters affecting Select Committee A/V services and broadcast coverage, for the Serjeant at Arms and Black Rod, and for the Editors of both Official Reports (Hansard). You will represent the Broadcasting Unit on the administrative committees of both Houses, and with the facilities departments and Parliamentary Digital Service, in respect of the delivery and development of Committee A/V services.

You will take up this post during an exciting time of recent changes including the running of virtual proceedings in the Chamber and Committees, the creation of a new audio video centre in Canon Row and the development of new video and annunciator services, and therefore against a background of significant and ongoing change in remit of the Broadcasting Unit and the amount and type of parliamentary business being conducted.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • Experience of managing the delivery of operational, technical and strategic solutions in respect of a high-profile broadcasting/AV service, and of working effectively with media organisations and digital media and making key editorial and production decisions as a point of escalation
  • Experience of managing and being held accountable for cost control, preferably but not necessarily in a broadcasting context; of managing stakeholder expectations and negotiating cost-effective solutions; and of leading on strategic development of a service while overseeing its general smooth running day-to-day.
  • Ability to devise innovative solutions to complex and changing problems in a broadcasting environment; to manage the effective adaptation of services in response to changing requirements; and to lead on the development of effective and accessible content


Annual leave starting at 30 days pro rata

Civil Service Pension scheme

Interest-free season ticket loan

Discounted membership of the in-house gym

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form

More information on the role and the full criteria can be found on the job description

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