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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 Player, our daily Bible devotional, The Word For Today, Christian resources and life-changing support.

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Broadcast Journalist
Job Type: Full-time Location: Broadcast Centre, Stoke-on-Trent Salary: £21,000 - £23,250 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits Job Description: PDF icon Download jd_broadcast_journalist_april_2021_v2.pdf (174 KB) Application Deadline: 25/07/2021

UCB is looking for the right person to join the UCB News team as a newsreader/journalist based at the Broadcast Centre near Stoke-on-Trent.

If you are naturally inquisitive, passionate about sourcing accurate news stories and have the ability to present the news to a loyal, family-focused radio audience - you could be a perfect fit.

You’ll be compiling and reading bulletins of national and international news - including stories with a Christian dimension - as well as recording interviews, radio packages and delivering two-ways with presenters.

You’ll need strong written and verbal skills and be able to contribute to a variety of UCB’s platforms, including radio, social media and podcasts.

It’s important that you can tick these boxes:

  • a dedicated Christian
  • a passion for news and current affairs
  • journalism experience
  • a good voice for radio
  • a grasp of UCB’s vision
  • able to take up this full-time staff job
  • able to provide appropriate references
  • access to own transport (Hanchurch is not serviced by regular public transport)
  • able to work different shifts based on a team rota

 

The UCB News team is based at the Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent (Postcode ST4 8RY) and this is where you would work.

Your hours in the News team, based on a planned rota, will vary from week to week. At the moment, the rota covers Monday to Friday, and this is likely to be extended to include some weekend working in the future.

As well as your carefully-completed application form, please ensure you also include a short audio recording/showreel to demonstrate how you sound as a newsreader.  Email your recording to hr@ucb.co.uk

If you want to know more about this vacancy, before completing your application form, email Vicky Gibbens, UCB News & Current Affairs Editor: vgibbens@ucb.co.uk

The final closing date for applications will be Sunday 25th July 2021 (midnight).

No late applications will be accepted.

Initial interviews for shortlisted candidates will be on Zoom on Friday 6th August 2021.

The interview and exercise will last about 2 hours so please ensure you can be available on this date,

Candidates selected to go forward for a second interview will be expected to come to the UCB Broadcast Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on Tuesday 17th August 2021, arriving for lunch at 12.30pm and then being interviewed separately during the afternoon.

Salary: £21,000 - £23,250 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits

Previous applicants need not apply.

Don’t forget to visit our privacy page on www.ucb.co.uk/privacy

UCB is a Christian Charity.  Schedule 9 Part 1 (3a) and (3b) of the Equality Act 2010 apply to this vacancy

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Gardening Volunteers Required – Hanchurch Site
Job Type: Part-time Location: UCB Broadcast Centre, Hanchurch Lane, Hanchurch , Stoke-on-Trent , ST4 8RY Job Description: PDF icon Download gardening_volunteer_role_description_july_2019.pdf (74.29 KB) Application Deadline: 01/01/2022

Our broadcasting centre in Hanchurch is blessed to be in the heart of beautiful countryside; as a result, our grounds and gardens require constant attention in order to maintain them in keeping with the surrounding natural environment.

If God has given you an ability and love for gardening; the talent and skill to nurture all things flora; you live locally and can offer a few hours every week to assist our team of dedicated workers, then please complete a volunteer application form and get in touch! More information can be found in the role description. Any necessary training will be given.

 

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Health & Safety Volunteer
Location: UCB Broadcast Centre, Hanchurch Lane, Hanchurch , Stoke-on-Trent , ST4 8RY Salary: N/A Job Description: PDF icon Download healthsafety_volunteer_role_description_.pdf (42.3 KB) Application Deadline: 01/01/2022

UCB is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help with the administration of our Health and Safety systems across both of our sites in Burslem and Hanchurch, as well as assisting with routine H&S checks and tests.

The ideal volunteer must be well organised, able to use their initiative and work accurately. Good communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential and you should be confident in the use of a computer. Any necessary training to fulfil the role will be given. You must have a full driving licence as our site at Hanchurch is not serviced by regular public transport.

 

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Supporter Care Volunteer
Location: UCB Operations Centre, Westport Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4JF Job Description: PDF icon Download supporter_care_volunteer.pdf (26.75 KB) Application Deadline: 01/01/2022

UCB is looking for a volunteer to assist with administration within our busy Supporter Care department. As a volunteer in the Supporter Care Team, you will ensure an excellent service to supporters is provided over the telephone and via email or letter in order to meet customer requirements and expectations.

We are looking for someone who is well organised, computer literate and has strong communication skills; both written and verbal. Necessary training will be given. For more information, please see the role description on our website.

This position will be based at our offices in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

 

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Communications Volunteer Administration Assistant
Job Type: Part-time Location: UCB Operations Centre, Westport Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 4JF Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download comms_volunteer_administration_assistant_role_desc_may_2018_v1.doc (19.33 KB) Application Deadline: 01/01/2022

UCB is looking for a volunteer who can commit to half a day a week to assist with administration support within our busy Communications department, particularly within the areas of Mailings, Tour Days and Legacies. 

The role involves data checking, proof reading, writing letters to supporters, and inputting information onto a database, as well as general administration tasks.

We are looking for someone who is well organised, computer literate and has good communication skills; both written and verbal. Any necessary training will be given.

This position will be based at our offices in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent

 

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Volunteer - Company Wide Positions
 
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 ministry. 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 click the button below.

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