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Technical assistant, ProVision

Technical assistant, ProVision

locationManchester, UK
ExpiresExpires: 07/07/2022
Production / Post-Production & Technical
Fixed term contract

12 Months FTC 


Closing date: 6th July 2022


New TV role in Manchester! Looking for a role that involves working with audio and visual equipment?

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.

ProVision are one of the UK’s leading equipment hire companies, providing Lighting, Cameras, Grips and Sound to the Television and Film industry.  Wholly owned by ITV and with bases in Leeds, London and Manchester we are looking to recruit a Technical Assistant to support us in providing a high standard of service to our ProVision clients. 


This role entails…

The preparation, first line maintenance and stock control of all technical equipment, focusing at all times on providing a high standard of service to all ProVision clients. You will provide a complete technical solution, from day to day running of hire equipment to the preparation of daily additional extras, delivered to the highest of standards at all time as well as delivering ProVision’s vast array of external Drama and Factual productions.


Some key responsibilities:

  • Relevant skills to operate across all the business areas and provide cross-site cover
  • To negotiate, provide quotations and support on a daily basis to ProVisions diverse client base
  • To be able to accurately fault find and follow system diagrams
  • Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of clients from camera assistants to operators and lighting directors
  • You will convey all client and business relevant information into the technical supervisor and relevant manager
  • Ensure that the service provided is of the highest of standards whilst constantly maintaining a customer oriented focus
  • Specific responsibilities for the technical department with the potential requirement to cover other areas within the business.
  • Ensure all assets are tracked using the ProVision tracking software MCS
  • Ensure that good Health & Safety practise is applied in all aspects of equipment supply
  • Be proficient in the use of ITV’s iBusiness
  • Deliveries to and from location
  • Clean & refuel vehicles as required
  • Loading and unloading of equipment


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

Minimum role criteria:

  • To have an excellent theoretical and working knowledge of video, audio and grip equipment with the ability to offer technical advice and solutions. This must be evidenced in your CV
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills with the ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff and management, verbally or in writing (emails)
  • Good computer skills with the ability to use google mail, google docs and google sheets
  • This role involves driving to various locations in a manual vehicle to collect and deliver equipment therefore a full manual drivers licence is essential. You will be required to drive the ProVision fleet of vans and rental vans, and  we cannot guarantee automatic vehicles, therefore we require a full, manual drivers licence
  • This role will involve lifting and carrying large lighting, camera sound and grip equipment
  • Potential short notice call out to support production requirements
  • Experience working in a customer focused environment. This must be evidenced in your CV
  • An interest in the TV Industry
  • Preferably previous experience in equipment rental
  • Experience working with visual or audio equipment. This must be evidenced in your CV


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:

  • Technical knowledge (video, audio and grip equipment).
  • Adaptable to dealing with a range of tasks across all departments. 
  • Consistent and professional approach to meet the needs of the customer. 
  • Willingness and ability to be a Self-starter and use your own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a Team and unsupervised when necessary. 
  • Willingness to be qualified in PAT testing in order to identify the requirements needed. 



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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