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Radio Reps (x 30) - EXPIRED

Job Title Radio Reps (x 30) - EXPIRED
Contract Type Contract
Location Slough
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 17 Jun 2016
REF LF262
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Radio Wexham’s aims and objectives are:

• To provide a professional hospital radio service to Wexham Park Hospital
• To improve the quality of life for the patients and staff.
• To provide support services, from outside broadcasts to activities organised by the League of Friends.
• To help in the local community wherever possible, always providing that the main role of serving the local hospital is not compromised
• To raise funds to finance the service
• Provide opportunities for all members to learn/develop radio and broadcasting skills

This is one of the most important and rewarding roles all hospital radio staff are involved in, is going around the wards visiting patients – and staff – asking for song requests, imagine being in hospital, all alone, no friends or family able to visit you, surrounded by strangers. It can often be a scary situation.

Now picture a group of smiley, happy, bubbly people, of all ages, walking in and chatting to you about music and asking what songs you might like to hear – often just a five minute chat can make a patient’s week, and there is nothing more worthwhile than seeing someone smile, and knowing you helped create that smile!

No previous experience necessary.

Description of the role:

  • Promote Radio Wexham at events and in the hospital
  • Visit patients and staff on site at the hospital (minimum once a week) obtain song requests
  • Distribute promotional leaflets
  • Help maintain and search station music database for song requests
  • Assist with fundraising for the station

Volunteering at the station is flexible and you give as much time as you can, most members volunteer one night a week for a couple of hours helping with visiting the wards/presenting/producing a show, as well as at our fundraising events.

Our philosophy at RW is you get out whatever you put in!!

The process with the station is after coming in for an interview and subject to receiving references, members usually spend the first 12 weeks as Radio Reps - this involves going round the hospital chatting to patients and getting requests. It's a great way to get to know the hospital and the varied listeners we have.

All our training is of the same standard as the national radio stations and we are now the only station in the UK where members aged 16 to 25 can also have the opportunity to earn an AS Level qualification! We are also part of a national association which offers professional training, seminars and networking.

Due to the nature of the role, a DBS check will be required and we cannot accept applications from under 16s, due to insurance purposes.

For a full description of the role, or to apply, please email the Chair Melanie Ives at radiowexham@gmail.com

Ref: EXPIRED - LF262 | Published: 17th Jun 2016