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Senior Presenter, BBC Guernsey

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We're looking for an experienced, creative and versatile senior presenter for our weekday 4-7pm programme on BBC Radio Guermsey. You'll have the skills and personality to deliver the stories of the day in an engaging way with music and entertainment.   

Even if we say so ourselves, Guernsey has got to be one of the best places to live and work.  You're never more than ten minutes from the sea and we have some of the best beaches in the British Isles. Guernsey isn't part of the UK or the EU – it's a self-governing Crown Dependency.  The role will involve holding the island's politicians and decision makers to account.  You must have the right to live and work in Guernsey to qualify for this role.

Role Responsibility

The programme combines a mix of news, music and entertainment and you'll need to weave all three together seamlessly. Strong editorial judgement and decision-making is key.  But it's more than presenting the day's news - our audiences want to your company and humour as they start to wind down and reflect upon the day. 

You'll be a team player who is capable of taking on air instruction and direction. You will work alongside a producer and be instrumental in the production process, coming up with creative ideas, original stories and features.  You'll also proactively work with colleagues in TV and digital to ensure we're sharing our content with the biggest possible audience in the most effective way. 

Are you the right candidate?

You'll need to be up to speed on the issues and current affairs that resonate with our audiences and be willing to engross yourself in island life. You'll also be a good people person and know how to get the best from callers on air.   

You will have the resilience and resourcefulness to maintain a high level of performance across this demanding daily format.  

For further information, please contact Matthew Price (Editor) on 07797 755 794.  

Important Information:  

As part of your application, you will be asked to submit a link to a demo (approx. 5 mins) which demonstrates your expertise in handling a varied music and speech based format. 

Please also include 500 words on how you see the programme developing over the next 6 months

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: Continuing contract

Location: Guernsey

You are eligible to apply for an internal role if you are either on a BBC Continuing (Permanent) contract, a BBC Fixed Term contract, a casual contract or freelance contract and you have worked continuously for 6 months.

Only internal staff are eligible to apply for the role on an attachment basis. You need to be on a continuing (permanent) or fixed-term contract.  You need to have worked for the BBC for more than one year and not have been on an attachment in the last 12 months. You will also need permission from your line manager.  You can find out more on our attachments page.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.​

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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