Mon 06 Jun, 2022

We’re recruiting a Head of National Prison Radio!

An extremely rare opportunity to become Head of National Prison Radio, the multi award-winning radio station for people in prison.

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

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

We operate out of two prison bases, HMP Brixton and HMP Styal.

National Prison Radio is the world’s first national radio station for people in prison. It aims to support people through their prison sentences, and prepare them for life after release.

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.

We’re looking for a Head of National Prison Radio to lead us into the future. A key member of the team, this person will manage the direction and quality of programming on the radio station, and also oversee our team of producers across both production sites.

The charity is at a moment of renewal, with several transformative projects in development. National Prison Radio sits at the heart of these initiatives, and the person who fills this role will lead a team

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 content is as engaging and tightly-produced as possible. Candidates will need to demonstrate a solid background in management, with high-level format development and production skills.

Ours is an organisation unlike any other, and we’re particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have lived experience of the criminal justice system. 

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 job description. Then download our Job ApplicationPack and email copies of your completed Application Form, Diversity Monitoring Form and References Form to If you are shortlisted for interview, you will be required to submit an example of your audio work ahead of the interview.

Application deadline: Sunday 26 June 2022

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