Hospital Radio Swale is operated by unpaid volunteers. We are located approximately 50 miles south east of London in the county of Kent. Our studios are at the Sheppey Community Hospital and we broadcast to hospitals which form part of the Kent Community Health NHS Trust and to the world via the internet.
Hospital Radio Swale is a registered charity (No.1058169) and is administered by 5 Trustees, the Chairman, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Studio Manager and the Members' Trustee. There are no paid employees and all time spent at HRS is voluntary. We currently have 15 members.
All newcomers must complete the training programme successfully and be accepted by the Trustees before being allowed to become a member. Please note that completing the training programme successfully does not necessarily mean you will be suitable as a Presenter. The training programme comprises one two hourly session per week over a number of weeks and training is provided by the Trustees.
When your training is complete you will be interviewed by the Voluntary Services Manager and a Criminal Records Bureau check completed now known as a DBS.
Until the DBS is complete and you have been issued with a security pass you are only allowed in the HRS studios accompanied by another member.
There is a small annual subscriptions are is due at the AGM in January each year.
There are four meetings per year, the AGM in January and then a general meeting in each of the other three quarters. All members are expected to attend. Trustee meetings are held as required.