Southend Hospital Radio is always on the lookout for people to join our team and help out. This page provides some information about what we do, and how you may be able to help.

As well as working in our studio complex, we’re looking for people to visit patients in the wards, helping to collect patient’s requests, and meeting our listeners.


What We Do:


  • Visit the wards: This is a key function of what we do. Our team regularly visits patients on the various different wards of Southend Hospital. We typically visit on weekday evenings. Our team typically works in pairs, or in a small group, to tell patients about our service, explain how to use bedside equipment to listen to us, and to take requests for our Request Shows
  • Fundraising: We rely on charity donations to keep the station running. Activities include high street collections, charity walks, outside events, sponsored events and donations from businesses. We’re always looking for people to help out, or to come up with new and innovative ways to raise money
  • Presenting: We broadcast live programmes 7 days a week. Our busiest shows are the weekday evening request shows, and new recruits are encouraged to start out on these shows as part of a team reading requests that have been collected from the patients. There are also opportunities to assist on other shows, and once a certain level of experience has been gained, our members have the chance to host their own shows. Full training is provided.
  • Other activities: We are also on the lookout for people to help with other activities, such as administration, promotion, engineering as well as serving on the committee.


Want to join our team?


Southend Hospital Radio is run by volunteers, and broadcasts on weekday evenings, and during the day at weekends. You must be 16 or over to apply. Full training is provided.

For a summary of what’s involved in becoming a member and how you can help, see our Joining Hospital Radio Guide

If you’re interested in joining, please use the following form to send over your details, and we’ll get in touch and arrange for you to pay us a visit. Alternatively, you can call us between 7pm and 9pm on weekday evenings on 01702-338181 and ask one of our team to pass your details to our New Recruits team.

Membership Enquiry Form
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More Information


If you think you would like to join our happy band, please don’t be shy, please get in touch! In 2014, we appeared on BBC Essex to talk about our service. Please have a listen to the following recording if you want to hear us talk about what we do:

Find out more about us : BBC Essex Interview – 13 June 2014

Thanks for your interest!