††††††† ††††††† Role Profile


Reflections Radio Programme Researcher and Interviewer


Torch Ethos


The Torch Trust aims can be summarised as Ďenabling people with sight loss to discover Christian faith and lead fulfilling Christian lives To achieve this we provide Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide.

Torch Trust has a distinctive culture that reflects its Christian beliefs and has been shaped by its history of seeking to be faithful to Godís guidance.

Our values inform the choices made by Torch, what we do and the way we do it. Our Values are:-


†††††††† Christ-centred; People-focussed; Openness; Creativity


We are a Christian mission and will seek to faithfully represent the Christian message in what we do and in what we say but we will never impose our faith or belief on others.


0ccupational Requirements


Torch is a Christian Mission working primarily with Christian organisations and Christian clients. This role requires that the appointed person is in close contact with our users and/or supporters who are likely to expect to be interacting with a Christian person and may be required to pray and share Christian experiences. It is therefore a requirement of Torch Trust that the person appointed is a committed Christian and able to accept the Torch Basis of Faith.


Job Title††††† Reflections Researcher and Interviewer


Reports to††† Rachel Dalby



Reporting to ††

this Post†† ††† ††None


Main Purpose To assist the producer by contributing material to Reflections, a weekly 15-minute radio programme, broadcast on RNIBís Insight Radio, and on Premier Christian Radio. This will be done through researching, arranging and carrying out occasional interviews with people about their faith and disability.This role would be a great opportunity for someone to build their experience in the Christian media sector.


Main Duties and responsibilities†††††

o           Assist with identifying, researching and developing potential programme ideas.

o           Arrange interviews with guests.

o           Plan the structure and questions for pre-recorded radio interviews.

o           Conduct and record interviews in peopleís homes and at other locations.





Desirable Skills

o           Journalistic skills, along with computer literacy.

o           An aptitude for research, and the ability to

develop an interesting programme.

o           A natural curiosity about, and interest in, people

and their life stories.

o           Confidence in meeting new people, and being able

to sympathise if necessary.

o           An ability to travel to various venues (travel costs will be reimbursed); flexibility.

o           A willingness to learn how to operate basic recording equipment.



Time Frame†††††††††† It is anticipated that this role will be 1 day per month depending on timing of interviews.




General††††† ††††††††† Promote the good name of Torch at all times.


23 October 2013