Radio Presenter – Rota cover

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For these roles, you must have regular availability in a three hour time slot most weeks some time between 0600 and 2200 weekdays, Saturdsay or Sunday.

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.

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.

You will 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 must usually be available for around three hours work in our studios during daytimes at some time between 0600 and 2200 on a weekday or weekend.

You will need to be able to devote around 3 to 4 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.

There is a charge of £70.00 for the training course.  The fee is waived for anyone in receipt of means tested state benefit such as Universal Credit, Housing Allowance or Pension Credit.


Typical time needed : 2 to 4 hours most weeks

Essential skills :

Basic computer skills (using a browser, downloading and installing software)
Fluent English
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 :  Studios

Available vacancies? :  Vacancy(ies) available

We will provide training:


We will provide full training in all the aspects of radio presenting. Style, law, regulation, operating equipment