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Studio Technician, ITV Studios- FTC

Posted: 30 Apr 2021 Closes: 30 Jun 2021
Manchester Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/210001HR


Studio Technician

ITV  Studios, Lifted Entertainment

FTC until 31st December 2021, Full Time


Closing date: Sunday 9th May 2021 


Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.


We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:

ITV Studios in MediaCityUK are looking to engage the services of a Studio Technician to join our team until the end of 2021. Our studio produces shows such as Countdown and University Challenge, and we have a rare opportunity to offer the right person a position with us.


This role entails…

Our Studio Technician will be someone with extensive experience of working in a studio environment with a proven record of working to deadlines, be capable of handling scenery and have a good knowledge of electrical systems and safe cable management. The successful candidate will have rigging experience and a sound knowledge of rigging equipment used in the studio. Some of the main responsibilities include;

  • Ensuring all Rigging equipment is used correctly and is within the current test dates.

  • Checking the lighting rig and electrical installation complies with BS7671.

  • Ensure all work is in accordance with relevant Risk Assessments and Method Statements.

  • Following safe systems of work i.e. check equipment before making it live to ensure electrical safety. 

  • Full awareness and practice of safe cable management. 

  • Provide basic training to new crew to ensure succession.


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • Able to lift large scenery and unload Trailers.

  • Basic carpentry and rigging knowledge.

  • Basic Health and Safety knowledge.

  • Able to use own initiative and shows determination to move things forward to get results.

  • Has ability to react positively whilst resolving problems under pressure in a multi-task environment.

  • Ability to build positive and long term relationships.

  • Acts consistently, fairly and openly with respect for feelings of others and encourages similar approach in others.


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)


The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • Interested in, or previous experience of, lighting techniques, equipment and technology.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrates tact and diplomacy in all relationships.

  • Experience working in Studios.

  • Working Health and Safety knowledge.

  • Counterbalance forklift license preferable.

  • IPAF part 3a and 3b preferable.

  • BS7909 certificate in design and management of temporary electrical systems preferable.

  • Relevant rigging certificate or training such as the PLASA national rigging certificate preferable.

  • Current wiring regulations certificate / 18th edition wiring regulations preferable.


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here


Find out more about our benefits


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance


We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.


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