Volunteer Administration and Training Co-Facilitator - Community Ambassador Programme

RISE is excited to be recruiting a Volunteer Administration and Training Co-Facilitator for our Community Ambassador Programme, as part of the Communities Rising Project. The Volunteer Administration and Training Co-Facilitator will assist the Community Capacity Building Lead with the running of the Community Ambassador training sessions. Read on to get more information and find out how to apply.

Volunteer Administration and Training Co-Facilitator - Community Ambassador Programme

Closing date: Sunday 20th August, 2023

Department: Communities Rising Project

Place of volunteering: TBD

Hours: Between 4 to 8 hours a week

Reporting to: Community Capacity Building Lead


This volunteer position is situated within RISE's Communities Rising project, which you can read more about here. Deadline for applications: Sunday 20th August 2023


The Volunteer Administration and Training Co-Facilitator will provide administrative support to the Community Capacity Building Lead in operating the Community Ambassador Programme in Brighton and Hove. They will maintain the participant database and become an Ambassador themselves. The right candidate will develop the skills to co-facilitate the Ambassador Programme across Brighton and Hove with the Community Capacity Building Lead.

Duties as a volunteer may include advertising and encouraging participants onto the programme, keeping the data maintaining records of participants and the Ambassador mailing list, organising ambassador network meet-ups and administering the evaluation of the scheme. This position requires between 4-8 hours of your time per week. We are open to these hours being completed on evenings and weekends as the Programme often runs at these times. Please specify your interest in evening or weekend hours on the application form.

What is the Community Ambassador Programme?

The Community Ambassador Programme is a local community response to domestic abuse in Brighton and Hove. As part of the Communities Rising project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, we are training community members right across Brighton and Hove to recognise and respond to domestic abuse as well as understand myths and stop victim blaming in its tracks. You can find out more here: https://www.riseuk.org.uk/get-involved/join-the-fight-against-domestic-abuse/becoming-a-community-ambassador

We at RISE know that many survivors are not engaged formally with services at all, and their opportunities to disclose abuse are limited to the community around them. Often, the first person that a survivor speaks to is a friend, family member or neighbour. But lack of understanding and fear can prevent people from responding in a helpful and appropriate way.

The Community Ambassador Programme offers 12 hours of free training done over several evenings, mornings or weekends and gives community members the opportunity to opt-in to become a Domestic Abuse Community Ambassador. Ambassadors will know how to respond in the most helpful and appropriate way and will share their learning with their friends, family, and colleagues. They will know how to signpost people to advice and support and challenge victim blaming when they see it. The programme is open to anyone and everyone over the age of 18 who has a connection to Brighton and Hove either through living here, working here, volunteering or being part of another community.


  • Advertising the Ambassador Programme;
  • Maintaining the training participant database and mailing list;
  • Monitoring relevant emails to the Communities email address;
  • Attending one round of the Ambassador Programme as a participant;
  • Co-facilitating the Ambassador Programme;
  • Inputting Ambassador evaluation data;
  • Supporting the organisation of six weekly network meet-ups;
  • The opportunity to contribute to a monthly newsletter;
  • General administration support;
  • Any other duties as required and relevant to the needs of the programme.


  • To have completed, or be willing to complete, the Community Ambassador Programme.
  • General IT skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint software.
  • Some administration experience would be an advantage.
  • Some experience in quantitative data processing would be an advantage.
  • Ability to be flexible and work according to the needs of the Ambassador Programme.
  • Be prepared to attend 6-weekly supervision.
  • Be able to commit to 4-8 hours volunteering per week.
  • At all times you will be expected to protect the safety and security of services, service users, staff, volunteers and buildings, and the confidentiality of records and other information.
  • Acknowledge and actively support the rights of women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.


  • Comprehensive induction to perform your role effectively and opportunities to attend domestic abuse-related trainings.
  • 6-weekly supervision with your line manager or volunteer coordinator.
  • A chance for reflective practice with other volunteers.
  • An opportunity to develop co-facilitation and training experience.
  • An opportunity to develop your strengths and skills (e.g., communication, teamwork, time management, positive attitude, initiative), build confidence and feel valued.
  • You will gain transferable professional skills and work experience that provides you with additional sources for positive work references.
  • You will gain greater knowledge about domestic abuse services and the charity sector.
  • We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses.

To apply for this role, please complete a RISE Volunteer Application form and send to [email protected]. CVs will not be accepted. You can get in contact with us at [email protected] if you have any questions.