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

Job Vacancies

Assistant Content Producer
Job Type: Full-time Location: UCB Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, Stoke on Trent Salary: based on experience but circa £19,000-£20,000 (plus staff benefits) Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download job_description_assistant_content_producer_feb_2019.doc (38.5 KB) Application Form: PDF icon Download job_application_form_2019_editable.pdf (580.86 KB) Application Deadline: 31/03/2019

Do you want to help make great radio?

At UCB we are expanding the production support for our fantastic team of presenters.

This new role will work closely with the on-air team, helping to co-ordinate interviews and features across programmes for each of our distinctive national radio stations.

This role will also tie in with UCB’s plans to introduce podcast content on its own Player app and other podcast platforms.

So, if you think you know what listeners want to hear on UCB 1 and UCB 2 and count yourself as an organised and creative team player, then consider applying for this full-time role.

You will understand why radio is a perfect platform for powerful story-telling, especially when it comes to the Christian faith. In fact, your own Christian commitment will drive you to want to serve others and the audiences who listen to UCB radio and UCB podcasts. 

This staff job is based at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, close to Stoke-on-Trent, in a beautiful rural setting where you will need your own transport to get to work. 

If you’re a Christian who’s passionate about radio, and would like to be part of a great team that shares the same passion, then take a detailed look at the job description and send us your carefully completed application form.

If you have any questions about this role please contact David Taviner, Head of Radio: dtaviner@ucb.co.uk

 

Salary: based on experience but circa £19,000-£20,000 (plus staff benefits)

Closing Date: 31st March 2019

Interviews: Thursday 25th April 2019


 

Broadcast Audio Technician
Job Type: Full-time Location: UCB Broadcast Centre Salary: based on experience but circa £18,000-£20,000 Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download job_description_broadcast_audio_technician_feb_2019.doc (37.5 KB) Application Form: PDF icon Download job_application_form_2019_editable.pdf (580.86 KB) Application Deadline: 31/03/2019

This is an exciting new role that we’re introducing at UCB to be part of the all-important behind-the-scenes crew who help support our broadcast team.

So, if you have a natural passion for the technical demands of radio – whether that’s the ins and outs of studio mixing desks, microphones, audio editing software or IP digital audio – this will be just up your street.

UCB is looking for a great team player who loves all things audio, who gets a buzz from technology, who enjoys solving technical problems and who is happy just to be part of the team that keeps everything running smoothly.

You’ll be working with an incredible bunch of people who are dedicated to the cause and who believe in working to the highest standards.

With two national radio stations, delivering first-class Christian programming 24/7, this is a job for someone who’s committed to helping others and using their skills and knowledge for the sake of the wider team.

As a Christian, you will be expected to sign up to UCB’s vision and purpose and join with other members of staff for team meetings including prayer and worship.

Please be aware that the role is based at the UCB Broadcast Centre in Hanchurch, close to Stoke-on-Trent, which is set in the countryside. So you will need your own transport.

 

Salary: based on experience but circa £18,000-£20,000 (plus a selection of staff benefits)

Closing Date: 31st March 2019 (midnight)

Interviews:  Wednesday 17th April 2019


 

 

Media Communications Co-ordinator
Job Type: Part-time Location: UCB Broadcast Centre Salary: £18,870 pro rata Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download media_communications_co-ordinator_job_desc_v2.doc (43 KB) Application Form: PDF icon Download job_application_form_2019_editable.pdf (580.86 KB) Application Deadline: 29/03/2019

Can you inspire others to help spread God’s Word by supporting UCB, or to organise their own fundraising event?

We’re looking for an experienced Community Fundraiser or Communications professional to join our busy team.

Working 18 hours per week alongside a part time colleague, this exciting position will enhance and be an integral part of UCB’s Communications department working closely with the Marketing and Broadcasting teams.  Dynamic, creative, persuasive and organised, you will manage and plan exciting new projects, as well as co-ordinate existing Broadcast and Digital Fundraising initiatives, and help with their promotion on UCB’s media platforms.

We are looking for someone who works well on their own initiative, with a flair for both writing and editing copy, together with effective project management skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritise a diverse and busy workload to meet tight deadlines. Ideally you will also be experienced in organising community fundraising events.

In return you will be welcomed into a supportive and friendly environment where you will have the opportunity to grow, develop and maximise your potential.

The position is split between our Burslem site and Hanchurch site, both within the Stoke on Trent area.

 

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday 29th March 2019

Interviews: Friday 12th April 2019 at Burslem

Salary: £18,870 per annum pro rata plus staff benefits

 

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Broadcast Journalist - Fixed Term Contract to Cover Maternity Leave
Job Type: Full-time Location: UCB Broadcast Centre Salary: based on experience Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download jd_broadcast_journalist_ftc_feb_2019.doc (46 KB) Application Form: PDF icon Download job_application_form_2019_editable.pdf (580.86 KB) Application Deadline: 17/03/2019

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

Salary: based on experience (plus a selection of staff benefits)

Closing Date: 17th March 2019

Interviews:  28th March 2019

An application form and job description can be downloaded by visiting ucb.co.uk/jobs

 

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SQL/Report Developer
Job Type: Full-time Location: UCB broadcast centre, Hanchurch Salary: Starting from £23,347 per annum Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download sqlreport_developer_jan_19.doc (20.21 KB) Application Form: PDF icon Download job_application_form_2019_editable.pdf (580.86 KB) Application Deadline: 01/01/2020

This is an exciting role to help reinforce the IT function within our growing charity.  The post holder will execute a variety of tasks including the extraction and preparation of data from our CRM database, executing regular and bespoke reporting requirements and investigating data issues within operational systems.

We are looking for someone who works well as part of a team and interacts effortlessly with others in order to resolve technical issues, so good communication and a strong customer focus is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in computer science or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience; have excellent problem solving skills; good knowledge of SQL with experience of writing complex queries and the ability to understand complex business processes and how data relates to them.

Advantageous skills required; experience of Windows server and/or SQL server administration, web-services and data interface development.

This position is based at our Hanchurch site in Stoke-on-Trent but travel to our Burslem site will also be necessary.

Salary: Starting from £23,347 per annum, depending on experience, plus staff benefits


 

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

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

UCB is always interested to hear from freelance presenters who could provide occasional cover for various shows on UCB 1 or UCB 2.
The role could involve presenting live weekday programmes but would certainly include recording programmes during the week, as required.

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

Experience of the Zetta playout system would be useful but not essential, as training would be given.

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

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

Along with your CV, please include a showreel of your presenting experience and send these 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 Form: PDF icon Download casual_worker_app_form_2012.pdf (284.3 KB)

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

Supporter Care Volunteer
Location: United Christian Broadcasters Limited, Westport Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent ST6 4JF Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download supporter_care_volunteer_-_may_2018.doc (18.42 KB) Application Deadline: 01/12/2018

UCB is looking for a volunteer to assist with administration within our busy Supporter Care department. As a volunteer in the Supporter Care Team, you will ensure an excellent service to supporters is provided over the telephone and via email or letter in order to meet customer requirements and expectations.

We are looking for someone who is well organised, computer literate and has strong communication skills; both written and verbal. Necessary training will be given. For more information, please see the role description on our website.

This position will be based at our offices in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent


 

Communications Volunteer Administration Assistant
Job Type: Part-time Location: United Christian Broadcasters’ Operations Centre, Westport Road, Burslem, ST6 4JF Job Description: Microsoft Office document icon Download comms_volunteer_administration_assistant_role_desc_may_2018_v1.doc (19.33 KB) Application Deadline: 01/12/2018

UCB is looking for a volunteer who can commit to half a day a week to assist with administration support within our busy Communications department, particularly within the areas of Mailings, Tour Days and Legacies. 

The role involves data checking, proof reading, writing letters to supporters, and inputting information onto a database, as well as general administration tasks.

We are looking for someone who is well organised, computer literate and has good communication skills; both written and verbal. Any necessary training will be given.

This position will be based at our offices in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent


 


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 complete a volunteer application form and return it to the HR department.
 


How to apply
 
If you would like to volunteer at UCB, please complete one of the forms below. Form one is a generic volunteer form, form two is for our Prayerline service.    

Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form
To volunteer for any of the departments, please take a moment to print off the downloadable form, complete and return it to the address on the front of the form, ensuring that the Statement of Faith is signed.

UCB is a Christian organisation.

If you have any questions please call 01782 911 000.

Click here to download the Prayerline Volunteer Application Form
To volunteer with Prayerline specifically, please fill in the Prayerline volunteer application form and return it to:

Prayerline Team
United Christian Broadcasters Ltd
Operations Centre
Westport Road
Stoke on Trent
ST6 4JF

If you have any questions please contact the Prayerline office on 01782 903752

 

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