Radio Haven Volunteer - Whitehaven

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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To provide the hospital radio service to the Trust, this service is operated 7 days a week and is run by volunteers.

This might be the role for you if:
  • Can provide one morning or afternoon per week
  • You are interested in people and improving their lives.
  • You wish to gain new skills and confidence.
  • You have the ability to communication with all groups of people.
  • Friendly, caring and approachable personality.
  • Helpful, have patience and have an accommodating manner.
  • Able to work on own or part of a team.

Main duties of the job

What tasks can this role include?
  • Researching and presenting items of interest to our hospital audience including: trust news, short stories and poems, local events information, interviewing patients and staff.
  • Maintain the library of vinyl records, CDs and music stored on the audio server.
  • Obtain music appropriate for our hospital audience and add to server, identify gaps in the library etc.
  • Working in the studio and regular use of a PC.
  • Accessing an email account which receives requests from members of the public, patients and staff.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, complete theonline form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

A Standard DBS check will be required for this volunteering post.The DBS check is free of charge for volunteers.

Person Specification



  • Customer service experience



  • Good communication skills


  • Able to work on own and part of a team
  • Able to work with all groups of people

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


West Cumberland Hospital

Homewood Road


CA28 8JG

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