Volunteer – Role Profile

Volunteer Audio Editor

Torch Ethos

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.

Occupational Requirements
Torch is a Christian Mission working primarily with Christian organisations and Christian clients. The person undertaking these duties is not expected to have close contact with our users and is therefore not required to accept the Torch Basis of Faith however they are required to acknowledge that they are working for a Christian Mission and to have sympathy with, and understanding of, the Torch Ethos.


Volunteer Audio Editor.

Reports to

James Brookman, Audio Transcription Coordinator.

Main Purpose

To proofread and edit recorded audio books and publications as required by the Audio Transcription Coordinator. You will be able to carry out the work either at home or at Torch House, Market Harborough.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

To work to audio editing work standards. To ensure that schedules are kept to and deadlines met.

To produce accurately edited audio files and pass them to the Audio Transcription Coordinator.

Desirable Skills and Experience

Good English language skills and a love for books

Strong proofreading skills

Concentration and attention to detail

Confidence and general competence using a computer – full training and support will be provided on the audio editing software that we use

A good ‘ear’ for audio editing.

The ability to work to deadlines.

Expected Hours and Pattern of Volunteering

This is a part-time role with days and hours to suit the applicant. However, the applicant must be prepared to commit time to projects in order to meet deadlines

Risk Assessment


Promote the good name of Torch at all times.