RECRUITMENT

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please note: Due to our hours of live broadcasting we cannot accommodate Work Experience Applicants or Media Students on a short-term basis.

SPORTS TEAM TECHNICAL OPERATOR

We are looking for suitable candidates as Technical Operator and Anchor Person for our sports programme. Applicants must be able to commit to Saturday afternoons throughout the football season, however, depending on the number of successful applicants, it may be possible to work to a Rota. There may also be the possibility to attend selected games from time to time.

Sports programmes are broadcast from our Studios at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Site. Training initially is likely to take place on a Saturday Morning for which you should make yourself available and further ‘on the job’ training.

Training is initially likely to take place on a Saturday morning, for which you should make yourself available and further ‘on the job’ training will be needed on a Saturday afternoon.

PLEASE READ ‘YOUR STEPS TO BROADCASTING’ BEFORE APPLYING.

To apply for this position please email sport@bhbn.net

Please remember this is a voluntary position.

HOSPITAL RADIO REP’s

BHBN require volunteers to help promote the radio station distributing magazines and leaflets around the wards and throughout the hospitals we serve. Own transport would be an advantage.

Applicants would have to clear DBS check which BHBN would provide. For further details please email technical@bhbn.net to arrange an informal interview.

To apply for this position please email technical@bhbn.net

Please remember this is a voluntary position.

YOUR STEPS TO BROADCASTING – PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING

Please consider the high level of commitment required to be a member of a hospital radio station.

Whilst we appreciate that it is voluntary and an enjoyable hobby, we also have a commitment to provide a contracted service to the hospitals we serve and its patients. Therefore your attendance to your allocated programme is as would be expected in any full-time employment, and your social calendar should be arranged around your commitment to BHBN rather than the other way round.

After your interview you will be given a date for training joining & training cost is £25.00 (£12.50 For non-salaried). You will need to attend our current training course over a number of weeks including final appraisal.

During your training you will be required to visit hospital wards with an established BHBN presenter co-present with the established BHBN presenter for three programmes you will then be assigned a hospital to cover for your own request programme presenters are also expected to take time to promote BHBN hospital radio whilst visiting the hospital.

Please be aware that you are required to commit at least three/four hours to prepare and present each Request Programme i.e. travelling to the hospital, collecting your requests, spending time with patients, preparing and presenting your programme.

Do you want to get involved?

We are always looking to strengthen our team with new talent. We do not ‘take people off the street’ and simply put them on air! We look for those who can make a meaningful contribution to our work over a reasonable period of time in our selection process. This means that if you want to join us you have to demonstrate the potential for developing the basic competencies and commitment needed to be a volunteer at BHBN.

As a voluntary organisation, no one is paid at BHBN Hospital Radio.

What kinds of jobs are available?

Not only are we looking for broadcasting staff, but people who are prepared to do Production, Administration, Publicity, IT and Odd Jobs.

So can I apply?

To be considered for an interview you must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Be of good character with no criminal convictions – a police check may be carried out
  • Have the right to live & work in the UK
  • Demonstrate potential for, and commitment to, Hospital Broadcasting
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a team
  • Live in, or within a reasonable distance of, the city of Birmingham

How do I apply?

To apply to join us contact the recruitment officer on 0121 471 4477 leaving your name, telephone number and email address or email recruitment@bhbn.net

If you are invited to interview and audition and are accepted into probationary membership, you progress onto our training course and appropriate duties at the network. We are only looking for volunteers who wish to have a long-term interest in the station and age is certainly not an issue, provided you are over 18.

Please note: Due to our hours of live broadcasting we cannot accommodate Work Experience Applicants or Media Students on a short-term basis.