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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, Hanchurch Lane, Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent ST4 8RY Salary: £21,000 - £23,250 per annum Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download jd_broadcast_journalist_april_2021_v2.doc (53 KB) Application Deadline: 11/05/2021

If you are inquisitive, passionate about responsibly sourcing accurate stories and want to present them to a loyal, family-focused audience - you could play an essential role in the UCB News team.

You’ll be reporting on national and international breaking news and recording interviews that offer a range of informed perspectives from Christian experts. No day is the same and your excellent written and oral skills will be needed to craft content suitable for a variety of UCB’s platforms, especially radio - as well as the UCB Player app, social media and podcasts. Creativity will be required, especially when writing and reading live news bulletins, recording and editing radio packages, preparing and conducting interviews and planning and delivering two-ways with presenters.

You will need:

- to have a great voice for radio

- to understand and support UCB’s vision

- to be a strong team player

- to have a good knowledge of the OFCOM Broadcasting Code and Broadcast Law

- and you will be expected to have a working knowledge of Christian organisations and Church activity in the UK and globally.   

UCB News is based at the Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8RY. Your hours, based on a planned rota, may vary from week to week, working in conjunction with other colleagues. At the moment, the rota covers Monday to Friday, which may well change in the future to include some weekend working.

As well as your application form, ensure you also include a showreel that demonstrates what you could bring to the role of a broadcast journalist with UCB -including examples of any original stories that you have sourced and covered yourself. Please email your showreel to hr@ucb.co.uk 

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

Closing date for applications: - Tuesday 11th May 2021 noon 

Initial Zoom Interviews: Friday 28th May 2021

On Site Interviews:        Friday 4th June 2021

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

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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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UCB 1 Playout Scheduler/Project Coordinator
Job Type: Full-time Location: Broadcast Centre, Hanchurch Lane, Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent ST4 8RY Salary: £20,000 - £22,500 per annum Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download jd_ucb1_playout_scheduler_project_co-ordinator_april_2021.doc (40.5 KB) Application Deadline: 07/05/2021

Here’s a fantastic opportunity in Christian radio to make a real difference in people’s lives.

United Christian Broadcasters is looking for a Playout Scheduler/Project Coordinator to oversee the scheduling software that helps create the daily shows on UCB1 that impact listeners for good with edifying music and faith-fuelled conversation for everyday life.

This full-time job also involves coordinating various projects, working alongside the different teams in the Broadcasting Department and with the UCB2 Playout Scheduler/Project Coordinator.

The perfect candidate will have a passion for Christian music, a desire to maximise the potential of the playout software, an eye for detail, the ability to think ahead and a commitment to help fulfil UCB’s mission.

Is that you?

If so, read through the Job Description and let us have your carefully-completed application form before the closing date.

If you need any more information about this vacancy, you can email the Head of UCB1, Paul Hammond, at phammond@ucb.co.uk

This position will be based at our Broadcast Centre, Hanchurch Lane, Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent ST4 8RY

Closing date for applications: Friday 7th May 2021 - noon

Initial zoom Interviews: Tuesday 18th May 2021

Onsite Interviews: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Salary: £20,000 -  £22,500 per annum, depending on experience, plus staff benefits

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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