With reluctance, we must stop sending out our programmes on memory sticks until restrictions are lifted. There has been a surge in the pandemic locally, many of our volunteers are in the high risk category, and we have a duty to protect them. We will continue to record the programmes from our homes as we have done throughout the pandemic.

Programmes can be listened to on our website ("Latest Edition" page), via the British Wireless for the Blind (BWBF) App on smartphones, and Alexa. We look forward to better days ahead when we can reinstate full service.

Situations Vacant

Office Support Volunteers               

We are looking for more volunteers for around 2 hours every two weeks in the studio office at St. Richard’s Hospital in Chichester. The work involves sending out and receiving back the memory sticks containing the news recordings, and handling telephone enquiries from listeners. To find out more check please email studio@catn.org.uk or call our office on 01243 775050 and leave your contact details.


The Admin Team

The Admin Team is responsible for keeping track of our listeners, registering new listeners and removing the names of those who no longer require our service.      Ideally we need three people in the team so that the work can be spread.   Office Manager Helen Pinn explains: "We need someone flexible on a Thursday or Wednesday during the day.   If there are three of us, then we work two together at a time, so one of us has every 3rd week off, subject to the availability of the other two, which is why we need someone flexible.   You will need to be computer literate - experience of Access database and Excel spreadsheet would be wonderful!"   So, if you think you would like to volunteer in this team, or perhaps you know of someone who could help us, please contact Helen at the CATN office by emailing studio@catn.org.uk or her personal email helenrpinn@gmail.com


Recording Engineer Required

We are looking for an additional Recording Engineer to join our team of volunteers.  Experience is not necessary, as full training will be given. 

We record fortnightly at 5.30pm on a Thursday evening and are usually finished by around 7.30 to 8.00pm.  We have a state-of-the-art studio on the St Richard's Hospital campus, and make a digital recording that has to be edited and prepared for the copiers who will make the 400+ copies to be sent out to our listeners that same evening.

We have three recording teams who work with a producer so engineers are usually called in to record once every six weeks. We also record a magazine programme every quarter.

If you would like to be part of a friendly, hard working team of volunteers please give us a call on 01243 775050.