Trainee Camera Operator/HGV

Trainee Camera Operator/HGV 

Location:          Regional – North, Midlands or South

Reports to:       Operations

Salary:               c £25k p.a. subject to experience, full-time, permanent

Job Purpose

As an experienced HGV driver this role will have the primary responsibility of the safe driving of the RaceTech Outside Broadcast vehicles adhering to the applicable driving regulations. Additionally, this role will be trained to operate race coverage cameras. Full training will be provided on the fundamentals of Outside Broadcasting, and the safe rigging, operation and de-rigging of race cameras along with hoist vehicles and other OB equipment.

This position will also be instrumental in rigging at larger events.

At base this position will coach other staff in the skills necessary to drive HGV vehicles and support the transport and workshop teams in the maintenance of the HGV fleet.

The role will also include a variety of general OB tasks, to ensure the smooth operation and delivery of all technical services to our racecourses and broadcast partners. Candidates with the right approach can also benefit from learning other skills, photo finish, public address and presentation cameras being a few examples.

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ HGV driving

  • Good understanding of applicable driver regulations

  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations

  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the elements

  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team

  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines

  • Familiar with MS Office

  • Willingness to learn and develop across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable

  • Knowledge of video cameras, lenses or photography preferred

  • Ideally a good working knowledge of horse racing

Qualifications

Full clean HGV license, Class 2 Cat C minimum

For an application form to include your preferred working location, please email admin@racetech.co.uk



Richard Kydd