The Torch Trust aims can be summarised as ‘enabling 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 God’s 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.
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.
Reflections Researcher and Interviewer
To assist the producer by contributing material to Reflections, a weekly 15-minute radio programme, broadcast on RNIB’s 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.
Assist with identifying, researching and developing potential programme ideas.
Arrange interviews with guests.
Plan the structure and questions for pre-recorded radio interviews.
Conduct and record interviews in people’s homes and at other locations.
Journalistic skills, along with computer literacy.
An aptitude for research, and the ability to develop an interesting programme.
A natural curiosity about, and interest in, people and their life stories.
Confidence in meeting new people, and ability to empathise.
An ability to travel to various venues (travel costs will be reimbursed); flexibility.
A willingness to learn how to operate basic recording equipment.
It is anticipated that this role will be 1 day per month depending on timing of interviews.
Promote the good name of Torch at all times.