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The BBFC employs a wide variety of staff including Compliance Officers, IT, technical and administrative staff. 

If you're interested in becoming a compliance officer you may wish to read our FAQs.                           

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From time to time there are opportunities for work shadowing and work experience placements at the BBFC. These are only available to applicants aged 18 or over, we cannot accommodate younger applicants. Opportunities will be published on this website when they arise. 

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Compliance Officers 

£27,000pa full-time (36 hours per week)

The BBFC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit media regulator. Our classification function is funded through fees charged to those who submit content to us. We operate transparent, consistent and trusted co-regulatory and self-regulatory classification and labelling systems in the UK.

The BBFC is here to help children and families across the UK choose well - whatever they watch, wherever and however they watch it.

Successful candidates will carry out classification work on film and video, both on physical media and online. They will carry out investigations on online pornographic services under the Digital Economy Act. They will also carry out compliance checks for video-on-demand platforms and provide support to other areas of the business that require classification knowledge.

Candidates must be graduates or post-graduates with the ability to demonstrate an understanding of film and video and an ability to grasp classification issues such as violence, sexual violence, discrimination, drugs and sex . They must be able to demonstrate sound analytical abilities and have a good knowledge of popular culture. An understanding of child development and media effects research is desirable. Fluency in South Asian languages, especially Hindi, is also desirable. 

To apply for the position you will be required to submit a 1500-word essay on ‘How can the BBFC work with video-on-demand services to ensure more consistent provision of age ratings online?’ 

Your completed essay and application form should be sent to Hamira Saddique, HR Manager, BBFC, 3 Soho Square, London W1D 3HD or email to  The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

If you have not heard from us by Wednesday 11 September 2019, you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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