- Role Status: Volunteer
- Time Commitment: 2-3 Hours per week to produce & present the show
- Location: Future Radio, 14 Woodcock Road, Norwich
- Reporting to: Station Manager
- Start Date: As soon as practicable
The presenter will:
- Have good knowledge of Veganism and the Vegan community in Norwich
- Be able to forge good relationships
- Introduce and host the show
- Plan and rehearse shows
- Interview guests in the studio, by telephone, Zoom or on location
- Research and read news and information on the Vegan lifestyle
- “Drive” the desk and operate technical equipment for recording and playback, using computers to cue music, adverts and jingles
- Keep the programme running to schedule, responding positively & quickly to problems or changes – improvising if necessary
- Work with technical teams and other members of the Future Radio team
The Producer will:
- Carry out research, planning and contribute to the production of background items to be featured on the programme
- Write scripts and cues
- Contact guests and arrange for them to appear on the show
- Pull together a playlist that appeals to the vegan community
- Help keep the show running to schedule
- Make edits to pre-recorded shows if needed
Don’t worry, full training will be given!
Whilst radio experience is desirable, it is not essential as full training will be given. You will be proactive, organised and able to work independently under a given remit. You will have excellent communication skills, a can-do attitude, and will act as a positive champion for Future Radio at all times. You will also be ready, willing and able to give the time, care and attention that the role requires over an extended period.
- You will need to have:
- Superb communication and presentation skills
- Performance skills and a clear voice
- The ability to generate original ideas
- A personable and confident manner
- A broad range of interests, including current affairs
- Good research and interviewing skills
- The ability to take initiative and make quick decisions under pressure
- Good team-working skills creativity and problem solving skills
Future Radio is part of Future Projects, a charity whose mission is to unlock the potential of communities experiencing hardship and deprivation by delivering high quality services and support which enables lasting change.
Alongside the radio station, Future Projects delivers that mission through Future Support and Future Education.
Future Support is a collection of specialist support services helping those most in need, in areas such as housing and homelessness, welfare entitlements, family support, debt and money advice, health and wellbeing, employability support, loneliness and isolation, and any other challenges being faced by vulnerable people in our communities.
Future Education is a specialist independent school which engages children with complex needs and nurtures them to become successful adults through an academic and therapeutic curriculum.
Future Radio is Norwich’s community radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day online, via D.A.B. and FM to a potential audience of around 381,000 people across the greater Norwich area. The station is staffed by approx. 70 volunteers and acts as a platform for local communities, promoting talent, supporting businesses and offering training and career development opportunities. Our ambition is to create radio that everyone who considers themselves a resident of Norwich, enjoys listening to, no matter where in the world they are!
You can find out more about Future Projects here.
Funding The Station
It’s an expensive business running a radio station and we couldn’t do it without Future Projects.
We need funds to train and support volunteers, maintain and repair broadcast equipment and to cover costs such as broadcast and copyright licences, which run to thousands of pounds every year.
That’s why all volunteers who join the Broadcast Team make an initial payment of £35 and regular minimum monthly contributions of £10 a month. Some of our volunteers choose to contribute a higher monthly fee to support Future Radio and keep us on the air. If you’re in full time education, in receipt of employment limiting benefits or facing severe financial hardship, our concessionary rate is £5 a month, and if you’re under 18 then it’s free!
You will be vital to the work Future Radio does presenting one of our key and most listened to shows on Future Radio. Plus you will be part of a fantastic team at an exciting time for the station!
Working at Future Radio offers tremendous opportunities, valuable work experience, the chance to develop new and existing skills & to build confidence. Plus you’ll get to meet interesting and enthusiastic people with a passion for music, broadcasting & getting involved in their community.
Previous volunteers have gone on to develop careers in music, media, education & training, business, and the voluntary and community sector.
Alternatively you can download an application form here and email it to our Station Manager, Dean Tucker, at firstname.lastname@example.org.