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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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Freelance Broadcast Journalists

UCB News is looking for experienced freelance Broadcast Journalists who can work across multiple platforms for the Christian media charity, United Christian Broadcasters.

We want to hear from you if you can:

  • demonstrate that you are a committed Christian and connected to a mainstream church
  • independently report on news and present it in different formats for radio, digital platforms and social media
  • confidently present news bulletins in a live radio environment
  • show us your excellent awareness of news values, bulletin running orders, broadcasting law and the Ofcom Code
  • bring an understanding of relevant national and international issues that engage a Christian audience
  • be available to work different shifts (between early morning and early evening) on any day of the week – sometimes standing in for other broadcast journalists at short notice  

 

This role is to provide holiday/sickness cover for the staff team and may involve home working and/or be based at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Stoke-on-Trent (Postcode ST4 8RY).

If you have any questions, please email the News and Current Affairs Editor, Vicky Gibbens vgibbens@ucb.co.uk

To take the next step, email your CV and an mp3 demo to hr@ucb.co.uk

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


 

Broadcast Journalist
Job Type: Full-time Location: Broadcast Centre, Stoke-on-Trent Salary: : £23,000 - £24,500 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits Job Description: PDF icon Download jd_broadcast_journalist_july_2022.pdf (173.58 KB) Application Deadline: 12/08/2022

Do you love reporting on news?  Are you a good newsreader?

Have you got what it takes to work in a radio newsroom?

United Christian Broadcasters are currently looking for the right person to join the UCB News team as a full-time Broadcast Journalist based in their newsroom at the UCB Broadcast Centre close to Junction 15 of the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent.

As a committed Christian, if you are passionate about reporting on news and can present a news bulletin to a loyal, family-focused radio audience - you could be a perfect fit.

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

As part of the UCB News team, you’ll need to write and speak well and be able to source and provide news bulletins and news interviews for UCB’s national radio stations, UCB1 and UCB2.

So, it’s important that you can tick these boxes:

 

  • a committed Christian who’s connected to a church
  • a genuine passion for news and current affairs
  • some practical journalism experience
  • an understanding of broadcasting law
  • a good voice for radio
  • an appreciation of UCB’s purpose
  • available to join UCB for this full-time staff job based in Stoke-on-Trent
  • able to work different shifts (between early morning and early evening) according to the UCB News team rota
  • able to work Monday to Friday with some weekend working, as required
  • able to provide appropriate references from current/recent employer and church
  • your own personal transport to get to/from work in the UCB newsroom
  • available for interview on the morning of Tuesday 23rd August at the UCB Broadcast Centre

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

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE JOB DESCRIPTION

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

On your application form, provide as much information about yourself as possible to help the selection panel decide whether you should be shortlisted for an interview.

You MUST also include a short audio recording to demonstrate how you sound as a newsreader

Email your recording to hr@ucb.co.uk

The final closing date for applications will be Friday 12th August (midnight).

No late applications will be accepted.

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to an interview at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on the morning of Tuesday 23rd August (lunch will be provided) so please ensure you are available on this date.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up this full-time staff job from around 26th September or sooner, if possible.

Salary: £23,000 - £24,500 per annum (depending on experience) plus staff benefits

UCB's staff benefits include life assurance of 4x salary, healthcare cash plan, and matched pension contributions up to 6%

You can visit our privacy page at 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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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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