BBC Resources will ditch a layer of senior management roles as it merges its facilities divisions.

Chief executive Mark Thomas, who has already overseen 222 job cuts (Broadcast 05.12.08), will now combine BBC Post Production, BBC Studios and the Resources head office into a single business.

Lesley McMahon, director of post production, and Richard Philipps, director of studios, will step down from their jobs and from the Resources board on 1 April at which point their posts will cease to exist.

The new structure will have two heads of operations - one of whom will be BBC Post Production head of Operations Clive Hodge - plus two heads of commercial management - one of whom will be John O'Callaghan. Internal candidates will also fill the other two jobs.

“We are no longer a profitable company, which means we have to change to survive,” Thomas told staff in an email on 6 March. “We believe that our current structure has outlived its usefulness. These changes present us with an opportunity to create a business that is better able to respond to the changing needs of our customers.”

McMahon and Philipps will stay on to support the new team in April, and work on strategic initiatives with Thomas in May and June, before leaving the corporation.