LGBT+ Service Volunteer

LGBT+ Service Volunteer

Closing date: Wednesday 20th November, 2019

Department: LGBT+ Specialist Service

Place of volunteering: Shaftesbury Court/Rainbow Hub/volunteering from home when required

Hours: Ideally 3-4 hours per week

Reporting to: LGBT+ Specialist Officer

Role Summary:

Support our LGBT+ Specialist Officer to organise events, manage social media accounts and promote the service which supports LGBTQ+ people across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex.

You will gain admin, events, digital, networking and overall charity experience and also get an insight in to the day-to-day running of an LGBT+ specialist domestic abuse service.

Personal Skills and Qualities Required:

  • A passion for supporting the work that RISE undertakes.
  • Acknowledge and actively support the rights of women, children and LGBTQ+ people who have experienced domestic violence.
  • An understanding and respect for diversity, equality and inclusion.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft packages and general IT skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to understand and work with confidential data.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to be flexible and work according to the needs of the team.
  • 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.

General Duties:

  • Promotion of the service on social media; maintaining engagement.
  • Networking: supporting in the preparation of networking events such as conferences with the opportunity to attend as well.
  • Admin: support with administrative tasks that help with the running of the service.
  • Development: Supporting the service to develop further through community engagement, and input into evolving policies.
  • Other duties as required and relevant to the team’s needs.

What We Offer:

  • You will be working as part of a dynamic and supportive professional organisation where you will receive comprehensive induction and training to perform your role effectively.
  • You will have an opportunity to develop your strengths and skills (communication, teamwork, time management, positive attitude, initiative), build confidence and feel valued.
  • Experience of volunteering in the third sector and increased knowledge of third sector organisational structure and processes.
  • Regular supervisions and open discussion about any further development.
  • Possible opportunities to develop autonomy over small project areas as well as input your ideas into current ones.
  • You will gain transferable skills that may provide you with an additional source a for positive work reference.
  • We will reimburse reasonable travel expenses

This post is open to applicants of any gender.

Closing date – Wednesday 20th November

Interviews – Morning of Tuesday 26th November

To apply for this role please complete a RISE Volunteer Application form. CVs will not be accepted. Please download a form from the website or contact [email protected]