Typical time needed : 2 to 4 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 in Hertfordshire
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 : At home
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 local people to train as presenters . 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.
Applications are open now for a training course which will start in April 2023.
Our 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 be available for covering absences by existing presenters and of course over time you may grow into a specific slot of your own.
You will need to be able to devote around 2.5 hours a week to presenting and preparation for each slot you cover. Once you are presenting from our studios, you will generally be expected to cover a three-hour slot. 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.