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Senior Presenter, BBC Radio Jersey

Job Introduction

We're looking for a creative, entertaining and versatile senior presenter for our daily mid-morning show on BBC Radio Jersey. You'll need to be comfortable presenting a slick music and entertainment sequence in one hour, and holding the island's decision makers to account in the next.  This role is a six month attachment/FTC.

Role Responsibility

The programme requires a presenter with a big personality to combine a mix of music & speech with a final hour of interaction and discussion on the day's big conversation. Familiarity with the BBC's editorial guidelines is key. 

You'll be a team player who is capable of taking on air instruction and direction. You will work alongside a production team of two and be instrumental in the production process, generating creative ideas, original stories and features.  

Are you the right candidate?

You'll know Jersey well and have a clear understanding of the issues and current affairs that resonate with our audience. You'll also be a good people person and know how to get the best from our audience on air.  

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

Even if we say so ourselves, this has to be one of the best jobs in the business. There aren’t many places you could walk to work along a beach, or go for a dip in the sea for lunch...if you wanted to! 

Finally, please note that Jersey is not part of the UK or the EU and has different employment laws governed by the States of Jersey. You must be 'entitled' to live and work in the island. More information can be found on the States of Jersey website:    

https://www.gov.je/Working/Contributions/RegistrationCards/Pages/ResidentialStatus.aspx  

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.

Package Description

Band: D

Contract: FTC/Attachment until May 2020

Location: Jersey

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Jersey.

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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