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 TV, our daily Bible devotional, The Word For Today, Christian resources and life-changing support.

Job Vacancies

Broadcast Journalist - Fixed Term Contract to Cover Maternity Leave: July 2018 – February 2019
Job Type: Full-time Location: Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent Salary: Based on experience (plus a selection of staff benefits) Application Deadline: 04/05/2018

UCB is looking for an experienced broadcast journalist to join the News Team on a fixed term contract at the Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent. 

UCB includes two Christian radio stations available on digital radio, online and the UCB Player app.  To strengthen our news coverage during a period of maternity leave we are looking for a new member of the News Team. You will need a good voice for radio, an understanding of Broadcast Law, suitable journalistic experience and you will be expected to have a working knowledge of Christian organisations and Church activity in the UK and abroad.    

The role will involve news reading, recording/editing, reporting, two-way features with presenters and sourcing original stories for a range of radio programmes. You will also know how to utilise social media to communicate UCB News.   Your shift pattern may vary from week to week, Monday to Friday, working in conjunction with other colleagues; you will also be required to work additional hours in order to provide cover for absences within the Team. 

Your ability to write for radio needs to be excellent. You will need to demonstrate your experience of broadcast journalism and provide examples of original stories that you have generated.

You will be expected to adhere to United Christian Broadcasters’ vision and purpose and be a strong team player able to provide a distinctive service of news from a Christian perspective.  

Please provide a showreel with your application.

Closing Date: Friday 4th May 2018 (12 noon)

Interviews: Friday 18th May 2018

 

 

 

Freelance Radio Presenter
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent

Are you a Christian with significant experience as a music format radio presenter?

UCB is looking for freelance presenters who could provide occasional cover for various programmes on UCB 1 and UCB 2.

The Broadcast Centre is close to Stoke-on-Trent (ST4 8RY) and you would need your own transport.

The role would involve presenting live programmes – usually midweek – and may also include recording other programmes and promotional spots.

A genuine interest and working knowledge of contemporary Christian music is vital.

Experience of RCS Master Control and/or Zetta would be invaluable.

This vacancy is not for an inexperienced or trainee presenter so you will need to illustrate your track record and provide a suitable showreel, along with your CV.

You will be expected to adhere to United Christian Broadcasters’ vision and purpose and be a willing team player with a positive attitude.

You should express your interest to be considered by submitting your CV and showreel to our HR department:

Human Resources Department
United Christian Broadcasters
Operations Centre
Westport Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST6 4JF

Email address: hr@ucb.co.uk – please include FAO: Human Resources Department in the subject line.

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

 

 

 

Receptionists (Casual basis only)
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-onTrent Application Deadline: 04/12/2017

UCB’s Broadcast Centre has a lively and busy ‘front-of-house’ Reception desk. Our receptionist takes calls, answers queries, greets guests and assists with other administrative jobs, such as looking after the post and responding to listener’s emails and texts. It’s a busy and rewarding role and we’re looking to build up a bank of casual receptionists, who can be called on at short notice, to cover holiday or sickness cover. The ideal candidate will have a flexible schedule and will be able to work at very short notice. If you’re a natural ‘people person’ and can easily multi-task in a busy environment, this could be the ideal flexible role for you. If selected, we will add you to our roster of staff who can be called on, when needed.

If you are interested in joining our bank of casuals, please complete the application form and return it to the address on the front.

Volunteer Opportunities

Broadcast Volunteer - Morning Show
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent

BREAKING NEWS

If you are enthusiastic, organised, a creative thinker and would love to get involved in a national Christian media charity, then we have a great opportunity for you!

We are looking for a volunteer to help plan and produce of the morning radio show on UCB1. You could be helping to: book interviews, research stories, write links for the show, devise competitions, prepare, edit & load interviews, update twitter, provide online content, write news stories and maintain essential records. The opportunity to interact with listeners means good verbal and written communication skills are essential, as are good administrative skills.

This volunteer opportunity would be ideal either as a part-time open ended placement or a‘gap’ year which comes with the possibility of free accommodation. If you are interested but worried you might not have the skills, we can tailor the role to fit with your experience and all the internal training you need will be given by our professional staff.

So why not come and have a chat with us? Download and complete the application form, returning it to the HR Office on the address shown.

 

 

 

Social Media Videographer
Location: Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent

Volunteer Social Media Videographer

Got a passion for video and photography? If you’re into recording every moment, coming up with clever ways to capture an atmosphere and love nothing more than perfecting the best edit, this could be the role for you.

The UCB Social Media team have a full time opening, for a Volunteer Videographer. The Social Media team works to produce, share and respond to great content. We’re all about conversation, so if you love a good natter (tea is provided free in the office too) then you could be the one we’re looking for.

You’ll need to be able to shoot, edit and produce content for lots of different social media platforms. Whether it’s a behind the scenes video on one of our TV shoots, or a quick in-the-moment video of an artist at our Stoke-On-Trent studios, you’ll be put to work on a variety of projects. This role will be based at our Hanchurch site, but you’ll need to be up for travelling to wherever the action is – this could be on location with our TV team, at an event or even at an outside broadcast for our radio stations. You’ll take part in our creative meetings (and, not to boast, but sometimes they involve doughnuts) and you’ll learn how to produce compelling content for corporate social media streams. If you’re organised, ready to learn and have some creative flair, then we want to hear from you.

This voluntary placement would be ideal for a recent graduate in a media, photography or relevant qualification, or as a year out before embarking on further training or education. Click here for more information

For those living outside of the Stoke-on-Trent area, accommodation may be available.

To apply to volunteer at UCB please download and complete the volunteer application form and return to the HR office at the address shown.

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