Typical time needed : 4 to 8 hours
Essential skills :
Basic computer skills (using a browser, downloading and installing software)
Ability to work to tight timescales
A knowledge of our area
You must reside within the South Hertfordshire area
Ideally you’d have these skills but we can train you :
Ability to talk to people about what they do and be interested to find out more
Location : Studios
Available vacancies? : No current vacancies
Do you have a passion for your local area? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a radio presenter? We have a volunteering opportunity for you.
We are looking for six local people to train as presenters for our weekday daytime programmes. You will work with a friendly team who will train and support you. You’ll get to learn a lot about radio, meet and talk to people from local businesses, charities and organisations and share news and chat about what is going on with an audience in the area from Hemel Hempstead to St Albans and Hatfield, and the surrounding towns and villages. The area is home to around 450,000 people.
This opportunity is open to anyone aged 18 or over. The closing date for applications is Sunday 20th March.
Our weekday daytime programmes consist of a mix of chat, interviews and music and you will be at the centre of the programme, providing listeners with information and entertainment and being their local friend on the radio.
You don’t need any previous radio experience and we are not looking for people with a deep knowledge of music or radio. You just need to be able to talk to people and share your love of our area.
Initially, you will work from home, and you will then be trained in using our studios and presenting from there using professional standard radio equipment and systems.
We would like all successful trainees to take at least one three-hour slot a week in our schedule. You will need to be regularly able to devote around 4.5 hours a week to presenting and preparation. Once you are presenting from our studios, you will generally be expected to cover a three-hour slot for one of the following times…0900 to 1200, 1300 to 1600 or 1600 to 1900. Our studios are in St Albans.
This might all sound very daunting, but don’t worry, we will have an initial chat to explain everything and to give you the chance to see if this really is for you.
If you sign up, there is a fee to cover our training and equipment costs as a not-for-profit organisation. This is £50, but there is no charge for anyone in full time education or in receipt of any state benefit.