Our client runs the National Operation Centre for broadcast network distribution of over 30 channels, they are a 24x7 operation and are looking for a Senior Operations Manager to oversee the facility and report directly into the board, the role will involve managing staff and the technical facilities within their Midlands based operation.
The key requirements of this post are to ensure the centre is running as well as it possibly can, with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of its customers and clients. This is a 24x7 broadcast operation on air with circa 34 channels, broadcasting on the UK DTT platform. Hence 100% availability of its services is the ultimate aim.
The ideal candidate will have an in depth practical knowledge and experience of digital broadcast systems, networks, operations, and excellent leadership qualities. Other key requirements are delivery of budget and good project management skills.
The role will include monitoring and analysing the current systems and operations to check they are effective and working out a strategy for improving if necessary.
This covers areas such as scheduling systems, playout servers and automation, Encoding and Multiplex, SDI routing, IP contribution and distribution networks, plus all other associated aspects that are necessary to support the broadcast operations.
Managing day-to-day activities, liaising with other team members, including interacting with clients and supplier organisations, reporting to the board and stakeholders, as well as training and supervising new employees and tracking and measuring staff performance.
Other duties and responsibilities include:
- Planning and controlling change.
- Managing quality assurance programmes.
- Researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
- Setting and reviewing budgets and managing costs.
- Overseeing inventory, distribution, and facilities playout.
- Responsibility for health and safety procedures and process.
The post is predominantly a Monday to Friday role but as with all such senior operations roles flexibility and availability outside of these times will be a fundamental part of the responsibilities.