We’re looking for a Head of Podcasts

A rare opportunity to join the Prison Radio Association in a leadership role, to run our brand-new, Lottery-funded podcast network!

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in developing and leading really successful podcast projects in a professional environment.

We’re the charity that developed and runs National Prison Radio, the world’s first national radio station for prisoners.

In recent years we’ve been crowned Independent Production Company of the Year (Audio Production Awards) and Charity of the Year (Third Sector Awards). This year we won Gold at the radio industry’s prestigious ARIAS. We’ve also been nominated for a string of British Podcast Awards.

We’re now developing the Prison Radio Podcast Network. It’s a key part of our strategy to use audio to support people impacted by the criminal justice system.

We’re looking for a Head of Podcasts to run the project.

You’ll build and lead a small team, oversee content development, direct branding and marketing, and demonstrate impact.

Over the course of 18 months, you’ll create the product and demonstrate its long-term sustainability – to transform it from an idea, through the pilot phase, into a permanent pillar of our work.

According to our latest data, 74% of people in prison listen to National Prison Radio, and they listen for an average 10.6 hours per week. More than 60,000 people are released from prison each year. We want to encourage these listeners to develop the podcast habit, making the Prison Radio Podcast Network a compelling destination for entertainment, information and support after release from prison.

We’re obsessed with high-quality production, and we aim to inspire our audience to take positive action as a result of listening to our programmes. We therefore focus on ensuring our programmes are as engaging and tightly-produced as possible.

This is a role unlike any other, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from candidates from under-represented backgrounds and also from people who have lived experience of the criminal justice system. Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate a solid background in radio / audio production and a successful track record developing and leading successful podcast projects in a professional environment.

We’re a driven, tight-knit team working in what can be a challenging, exhilarating world, and you will be motivated by the knowledge that your work has the potential to make a real difference.

How to apply: Please download the Head of Podcasts job description.

Then download our Job Application Pack and email copies of your completed Application Form, Diversity Monitoring Form and References Form to [email protected].

As part of our commitment to hiring a diverse workforce, all application forms will be anonymised before being passed to the relevant hiring manager.

Application deadline: Sunday 26 September
Interviews: w/c Monday 4 October

In line with our company Data Retention Schedule, we keep application forms up to one year after notifying candidates of the outcome of the recruitment exercise after which time they will be securely destroyed. If your application is successful, data regarding your references will be kept on file for up to seven years after your employment ends in line with other HR documentation. If your application is unsuccessful, data regarding your references will be securely destroyed. Data from diversity monitoring forms is recorded anonymously for recruitment KPIs and monitoring workforce equality and forms are securely destroyed. If for any reason we need to keep your recruitment data on record for longer than specified, you will be notified. For more information, please see our Recruitment Privacy Notice here.


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