Jobs at UCB
UCB, one of the largest Christian media charities in the UK, has a vision of changing lives for good by the power of God's Word. Our mission is to offer every person, every place, every moment of the day the opportunity to hear, watch or read the Word of God in a relevant and engaging way. We do this through a range of platforms, including national Christian radio on DAB, UCB TV, our daily Bible devotional, The Word For Today, Christian resources and life-changing support.
Part-time Radio Presenter (inc. Weekend Breakfast Shows)
Job Type: Part-Time
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: pro rata to full-time role; plus a selection of staff benefits
Application Deadline: 31/07/2017
Are you an experienced radio presenter who, as a Christian, would be the right person to present live Weekend Breakfast Shows on UCB 1 between 6am and 10am every Saturday and Sunday?
Your passion will be to create unmissable radio – every time.
You will be using the Zetta playout system. You will be familiar with contemporary Christian music. You will love the Bible and how it applies to everyday life and be an active member of your local church.
You need to know that UCB isn’t looking for presenters with big egos but those who let their personal faith shine through in everything they say and do. You will work to high standards. You will carefully prepare your radio shows, being sensitive to topical events. You will have an active interest in news and current affairs. You will be capable of effectively interviewing a variety of guests. You will have the creativity to introduce original content. You will be a team player who can also be trusted to work alone. And you won’t take yourself too seriously.
UCB will be appointing a new, part-time radio presenter to join the fantastic team who keep the nation entertained and encouraged. As well as presenting the Saturday and Sunday Breakfast shows on UCB 1, you would also pre-record at least one other weekly programme and be willing and able to work on other programmes, as required.
So, as well as being a skilled radio presenter, you also need to have a natural on-air personality, a good sense of humour, an interest in the real world and a genuine passion to see lives changed by the power of God’s word.
Is this job made for you?
For more information, before applying, please contact Head of Radio, David Taviner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you’ve carefully read the Job Description, you will need to complete an application form and send it with an audio showreel/demo, to illustrate your experience as a radio presenter.
This position is based at the Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch near Stoke-on-Trent, just off Junction 15 of the M6. (As there is no public transport so you would need your own transport).
If you have any further questions, please contact our HR team: email@example.com
Salary: pro rata to full-time role; plus a selection of staff benefits.
Closing Date: Monday 31st July 2017 – 12 noon.
Interviews: Friday 11th August 2017 (morning/early afternoon).
Expected Start date: September 2017.
UCB is a Christian organisation. Schedule 9 Part 1 (3a) and (3b) of the Equality Act 2010 apply to this vacancy.
Receptionists (Casual basis only)
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent
UCB’s Broadcast Centre has a lively and busy ‘front-of-house’ Reception desk. Our receptionist takes calls, answers queries, greets guests and assists with other administrative jobs, such as looking after the post and responding to listener’s emails and texts. It’s a busy and rewarding role and we’re looking to build up a bank of casual receptionists, who can be called on at short notice, to cover holiday or sickness cover. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and will be able to work at very short notice. If you’re a natural ‘people person’ and can easily multi-task in a busy environment, this could be the ideal flexible role for you. If selected, we will add you to our roster of staff who can be called on, when needed.
If you are interested in joining our bank of casuals, please complete the application form and return it to the address on the front.
Freelance Radio Presenter
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent
Are you a Christian with experience as a radio presenter?
UCB is always interested to hear from freelance presenters who could provide occasional cover for various programmes on UCB 1 and UCB 2.
The role would involve presenting live programmes – usually midweek – and may also include recording other programmes and promotional spots.
A genuine interest and working knowledge of contemporary Christian music is important.
Experience of playout systems, such as Zetta, would be invaluable.
The Broadcast Centre is close to Stoke-on-Trent (ST4 8RY) and you would need your own transport.
You will need to illustrate your track record and provide a suitable showreel, along with your CV.
UCB includes two Christian radio stations available on digital radio, online and the UCB Player app. For more details go to ucb.co.uk
You will be expected to adhere to United Christian Broadcasters’ vision and purpose and be a willing team player with a positive attitude.
You should express your interest to be considered by submitting your CV and showreel to our HR department:
Human Resources Department
United Christian Broadcasters
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
UCB is a Christian charity. Schedule 9 Part 1 (3a) and (3b) of the Equality Act 2010 applies to this vacancy
Do you have a heart for seeing your friends, your community and ultimately our nation changed for good?
Would you like to be part of a dynamic and fun ministry?
Then check out the volunteer opportunities we have within UCB, not only in Stoke-on-Trent but UK-wide!
We are looking for people to join our various teams at UCB to help us change lives for good and there could be opportunities to help us in your local area. We have a diverse selection of departments to volunteer in so read on!
Volunteer Social Media Content Developer
Want to change the world through Social Media? If you love following a story, growing a hashtag or finding the latest and greatest ways to share what’s going on, then this could be the role for you.
The UCB Social Media team have a full time opening, for a Social Media Content Developer. The Social Media team works to produce, share and respond to great content. We’re all about good conversation, so if you love talking to new people, coming up with clever ideas and just generally having your finger on the pulse, then you could be the one we’re looking for.
Community management and a creative spark come hand in hand in this role. You’ll need to be able to write and source content for lots of different social media platforms. You’ll be ready to chat to people about all the great stuff UCB has to offer, and you’ll be willing to point them in the right direction when they have questions. Whether it’s a promotional post for one of our events, or creating an opportunity for people to get in touch with us about what’s on air, you’ll need to come bursting with ideas and original concepts.
This position would be ideal for a recent graduate in media, digital media, or relevant qualification.
To apply to volunteer at UCB please download and complete the application form and return to the HR office at the address shown.
Broadcast Volunteer - Morning Show
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent
If you are enthusiastic, organised, a creative thinker and would love to get involved in a national Christian media charity, then we have a great opportunity for you!
We are looking for a volunteer to help plan and produce of the morning radio show on UCB1. You could be helping to: book interviews, research stories, write links for the show, devise competitions, prepare, edit & load interviews, update twitter, provide online content, write news stories and maintain essential records. The opportunity to interact with listeners means good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as are good administrative skills.
This volunteer opportunity would be ideal either as a part-time open ended placement or a‘gap’ year. If you are interested but worried you might not have the skills, we can tailor the role to fit with your experience and all the internal training you need will be given by our professional staff.
So why not come and have a chat with us? Download and complete the application form, returning it to the HR Office on the address shown.
Broadcast Fundraising Volunteer Placement
Location: Burslem and Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent
Do you have a passion for seeing lives transformed by the power of God's Word? Would you like to be part of a well-established Christian Media Ministry and charity that broadcasts the Gospel of Jesus? Are you a recent graduate or an undergraduate looking for industry placement? Then you could be just who we are looking for to help us resource our ministry.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who will utilise all of our media platforms (radio, TV, social media, website) to engage with our readers, listeners and viewers, ensuring that all messaging is consistent with our fundraising appeals. You must therefore have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and enjoy the challenge of working alongside numerous different departments.
Ideally you will educated to degree level or working towards a degree; preferably within a related field of Media, Communications, Management, Marketing, English, Business Studies or Creative Writing.
If you are prepared to give us 12 months of your time then we will provide you with an opportunity to learn from our experienced staff, observe first-hand how a media organisation operates, hone your transferrable skills and strengthen your walk with God.
To apply to volunteer at UCB please download and complete the volunteer application form and return to the HR office at the address shown.
There are various ways which you can help by volunteering for Prayerline:
Telephone Operator: By joining one of our satellite groups positioned around the UK you can assist us by praying for those who ring with prayer requests over the telephone. Prayerline is a confidential telephone ministry which does not offer counselling or advice but simply prayer. You will need to be able to listen, pray and use the Bible to minister to the caller and cope with the demands that can come with that. We receive all types of calls and they are all logged in brief, the more serious calls have to be documented in full which means you will need to be fully literate and have a reasonable command of English. Full training will be given. We try to offer our volunteers a satellite as logistically close to them as possible, if this is not possible would you consider starting a satellite in your area?
Mail Prayer Requests: Prayer requests would be posted to you for you to pray over. No written responses would be required from you. This does not necessitate any direct contact with the person requesting prayer. This work would be carried out in your home.
Email Prayer Requests: Prayer requests would be sent to you via an automated service for which you need a computer with broadband connectivity. No written responses would be required from you. This does not necessitate any direct contact with the person requesting prayer. This work would be carried out in your home.
Volunteer - Company Wide Positions
Location: Burslem or Hanchurch, Stoke-On-Trent
United Christian Broadcasters has some exciting opportunities for enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about UCB and the work that we do. If you have a few hours to spare each week and want to get involved in helping advance God's Kingdom then we want to hear from you!
We currently have volunteer positions at both our Operations Centre in Burslem and Broadcasting Centre in Hanchurch. Our departments are diverse and require a range of people with different skills and abilities; you could be involved in tasks such as booking guests for a radio show, researching content for one of our publications, helping keep our buildings clean or packing material to be sent out to supporters.
We are looking for reliable volunteers who can contribute to the work of the charity. If you have good communication skills, are well organised, reliable and can work independently or as a team player then come and get involved! Some roles will require volunteers who are computer literate or have good administration skills; whatever your abilities we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in volunteering for UCB please complete a volunteer application form and return it to the HR department.
UCB is a Christian organisation. Additional contact details and location information is available on our