Broadcast Assistant– Pain Concern (Airing Pain Radio)

Pain Concern
Edinburgh, EH15
£659.10 per month (48% FTE of £16,477.50 per annum)
29 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Long Term

About Pain Concern

Pain Concern is a charity working to support and inform people with pain and those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. All pain is unpleasant, but for the 7.8 million people in the UK living with long-term pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody affected.

Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with life-changing results. Pain Concern works to improve the lives of people in pain by:

  • Producing information on pain using a variety of media platforms, including a radio show, magazine, website and leaflets.
  • Providing support to people with pain and those who care for them through our helpline, forum and community pain education sessions.
  • Raising awareness about pain and campaigning to improve the provision of pain management services.

Post Detail

Job Title: Broadcast Assistant (Airing Pain Radio)

Location: 62-66 Newcraighall Road Edinburgh, EH15 3HS

Salary: £659.10 per calendar month (£7,909.20 per annum, 48% FTE of £16,477.50 per annum)

Working Hours: Part Time, 18 Hours per week, worked over 3 days.

Duration: 6 months fixed term contract, likely to be renewed or extended subject to funding

Closing Date: 30/08/2017

Description of the role:

Pain Concern is looking for a highly motivated and hard-working candidate, seeking entry into radio journalism. For the right candidate, this is a chance to boost your CV whilst doing something worthwhile. Previous post-holders have gone on to gain employment in the media industry, including the BBC and Ofcom.

As a member of the Airing Pain production team, you will assist a professional broadcast journalist. By joining us you will join a fast-growing and respected service. The location is Pain Concern’s office in Edinburgh but there will be travel to attend interviews and scientific conferences.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Finding contributors for our online radio programme
  • Writing research notes to brief interviewer/producer
  • Arranging interviews and consent forms
  • Assisting at interviews
  • Administrative tasks associated with production
  • Promoting Airing Pain via social media
  • Maintaining and building up contact databases
  • creating and monitoring of statistics

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will probably be educated to degree level. Previous experience in the world of ‘media’ is not necessary as on-the-job training is provided. We are looking for an enthusiasm for the medium of radio

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Good phone manner
  • Willingness to learn the production/journalism craft
  • Recording skills while useful are not essential.
  • Computer literate
  • Understanding of and ability to use social media
  • Reliable, well-organised
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative, and as part of a team
  • The post holder is required to work in a flexible way and undertake other duties reasonably requested which are commensurate with the level of responsibility of this post

To Apply:

To apply for this position please send us a cover letter and a CV

For more information

Visit our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio programme, Pain Matters magazine, Pain Concern Helpline, community Pain Education Sessions and our Research and Campaigning work.

PAIN CONCERN, Registered charity SC023559. Company SC546994

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