ICC Belfast

Lighting Technician

Location: Belfast
Contract: Permanent Post
Closing Date: Tuesday 23 May at 12 noon
Reference: BWUH0135


As part of the BWUH Ltd. Technical Production Department you will be responsible for providing technical services to events within ICC Belfast | Waterfront Hall | Ulster Hall.

You will ensure the highest levels of delivery for all lighting elements across all events, maintaining and developing all BWUH venues to ensure it retains its reputation for creating a world-class stage where people make great things happen.

Reporting to the Technical Manager and working with the Head of Production, Production Managers and the Technical Manager. The company is committed to its vision to be world-class and create an environment in which our people will continue to grow and play their part in building business tourism, live entertainment and events to deliver socially, culturally and economically for Belfast and Northern Ireland. All employees are expected to commit to the company values of “Do It Right, Do It Now”.


  • To ensure the event purpose and outcomes desired by the client are delivered using creative and innovative technical solutions to meet or exceed these requirements.
  • To oversee the operation of all required lighting and associated Technical equipment during events, ensuring a standard acceptable to clients, artists, performers and the public.
  • To assist in ensuring that adequate provision is maintained on site of any associated Technical materials, including consumables and equipment used in the delivery of Technical services across all Events.
  • Using the in-house equipment check-in / check-out tools to ensure constant tracking and allocation of equipment. Any defective equipment to be reported via the app.
  • All of the Technical staff at the BWUH are required to be able to rig and operate a complete technical set up for a conference in the small flat floored halls. E.g. this includes setting up to 8 microphones (including radio mics), simple generic lighting to top table and lectern and the ability to show a PowerPoint presentation from a computer through a small desktop projector any other equipment that may be used as technology develops.
  • To assist the Technical Manager & Production Managers in developing and maintaining a core inventory and stock control system of all equipment, consumables and supplies used within the Halls and be responsible for the storage of such item.
  • To keep informed regarding new technical developments within the industry and to assist Technical Manager & Production Management in developing the appropriate business cases regarding the adoption and acquisition of such developments to the Halls.
  • When required to work in other roles of the department such as AV, Sound and Stage
  • Work in close contact with the client or the client’s production company during events and will work from information supplied to them by the Production Manager in the form of technical sheet to ensure customer requirements are met and delivered in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • To ensure and develop good relationships with industry suppliers to enable the sourcing of additional specialist equipment as and when required by the client.
  • To assist in providing creative/ innovative responses to non-routine problems to ensure a satisfactory and timely resolution and to undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required.
  • To implement and comply with all BWUHs policies, processes and procedures particular as they apply to the technical aspects of event delivery and to undertake duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the BWUH’s and the city council.
  • To undertake duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public
    profile of BWUH Ltd. and Belfast City Council.
  • To undertake such other relevant duties as may from time to time be required.
  • Responsible for maintaining safe working practices during the build, open and de-rig of events in the halls.
  • Ensure that the standard of presentation and equipment is maintained at the venues.
  • The Lighting Technician is responsible for reporting all defects of equipment or the building structure to the facilities department.
  • To assist the Production Managers in monitoring the work and conduct of all Technical
    production staff, external production company staff and others whilst in the Halls’ or their environs and to ensure they conform to agreed event and current health and safety regulations concerning safe working practices.

How to apply

To apply for this post, please send us CV that details your relevant qualifications, experience and work history along with a covering letter and monitoring form to:

[email protected]

Please Note: Applications will not be accepted without a covering letter.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23 May at 12 noon.

Please note that it is the applicants’ responsibility to ensure that their CV, Covering Letter and Monitoring Form are submitted by this closing date and time.

Short-listing, testing and interview dates

It is envisaged that the short-listing will take place week commencing 29 May 2023. Belfast Waterfront & Ulster Hall will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants who are unavailable on the specified interview date but it is under no obligation to do so.

Requiring Reasonable Adjustments Section

We encourage any applicants with a disability to contact us to discuss reasonable
adjustments, the intention of which is to enable full participation in the application and
selection process.

If you want to contact us to discuss reasonable adjustments, please call us on
07585888240 or [email protected]

Guaranteed Interview Schemes
We welcome applications from people with disabilities and operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. This means if you have a disability, and you apply and meet the essential criteria for one of our positions, we will consider your application under this scheme and guarantee you an interview.

Your application will be considered like all others, by measuring it against the essential criteria as set out in the employee specification but any short-listing or desirable criteria will not be applied to you.

Selection methods, such as computer-based skills tests, paper-based aptitude tests,
situational judgement tests, driving assessments and assessment centres, are deemed to be part of the essential criteria. This means that all applicants must sit and pass these tests or assessments.

If you want to more information about the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please call us on
07585888240 or [email protected]

Alternative formats

If you need a Job Description or Monitoring Form in an alternative format, please call us on 07585888240 or email [email protected].

Useful Documents and Links

Venue Enquiry Form