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Volunteer Presenter - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Presenter - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Slough
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 24 Jun 2016
REF LF706
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.

The opportunity:

  • Promote Radio Wexham at events and in the hospital
  • Plan, research and present a weekly radio show
  • Assist with maintaining and updating music database
  • 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, and then as/when they can for our fundraising events.

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

Many members go around the wards, but also have the options of training up as on-air presenters, on the myriad system, outside broadcast equipment or engineering - whatever you want to do, whichever route you want to take we support all our members in their development.

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.

One of the most important and rewarding roles all hospital radio staff are involved in, is asking for song requests and presenting shows, 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.

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

Ref: EXPIRED - LF706 | Published: 24th Jun 2016