Join the team

Our current vacancies and volunteer opportunities plus details of our Associates Programme

METRO has a team of over 80 full-time, part-time and sessional staff and over 60 volunteers. Below you will find our current vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

 

Vacancies

We are looking for people with ambition, creativity and commitment to help deliver our work.

As a signatory to the London Healthy Workplace Charter, we will reward your energy and enthusiasm with a great range of benefits including generous annual leave, pension contributions, cycle to work scheme, support for flexible working arrangements within service demands and a friendly, collegiate and focused work environment.

We are committed to equal opportunities and particularly encourage applications from women, LGBT people, people living with HIV and people from black and minority ethnic communities.

All of our jobs are also posted on Twitter, please follow us to get all the latest information:

@METROCharity

Please send all applications to recruitment@metrocharity.org.uk

 

LSL HIV Peer Support Coordinator

METRO is looking for an enthusiastic and able individual to coordinate its HIV Peer Support services for the London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham (LSL), the Positive People’s Network (PPN). The post will sit within METRO’s Peer Support Services department, which was established in 2008 in response to METRO’s growing HIV support and casework portfolio. METRO leads the HIV Quality Assurance Programme, which gathers and reports on the views and experiences of HIV+ people recruited as volunteer mystery shoppers of specialist and mainstream services in a period of service transition. The LSL HIV Peer Support Coordinator will have the responsibility to supervise and oversee the QA programme performance and outcome.

Application Deadline: 9:00am 4th July 2017

 

Romanian Peer Support Sessional Worker

The LEEHPS (Latin American & Eastern European Peer Support) Romanian Sessional Worker will develop, implement and evaluate METRO’s LEEHPS group HIV prevention between 2016-2017. The LEEHPS is a one year pilot peer-led HIV prevention and support intervention funded by the MAC AIDS fund and is an extension of the previously MAC funded Latino Seguro project. The project will recruit, train, induct and support a group of Romanian  MSM (men who have sex with men) who will assist in developing and executing HIV prevention and support group intervention sessions. This new post will be accountable to METRO’s LEEHPS lead.

The post will assist the LEEHPS lead with the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project. The post-holder will manage a team of volunteer facilitators who will be trained to run HIV prevention intervention and HIV support groups, social groups and formulate an HIV stigma video campaign.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm 4th July 2017

 

Polish Peer Support Sessional Worker

The LEEHPS (Latin American & Eastern European Peer Support) Polish Sessional Worker will develop, implement and evaluate METRO’s LEEHPS group HIV prevention between 2016-2017. The LEEHPS is a one year pilot peer-led HIV prevention and support intervention funded by the MAC AIDS fund and is an extension of the previously MAC funded Latino Seguro project. The project will recruit, train, induct and support a group of Polish MSM (men who have sex with men) who will assist in developing and executing HIV prevention and support group intervention sessions, social groups and HIV stigma campaign. This new post will be accountable to METRO’s LEEHPS lead.

The post will assist the LEEHPS lead with the planning, implementation and evaluation of the project. The post-holder will manage a team of volunteer facilitators who will be trained to run HIV prevention intervention and HIV support groups.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm 4th July 2017

 

SASH Young Person's Community Engagement Worker

In partnership with Turning Point, NAZ and London Friend, METRO will be delivering a new model of sexual health support throughout the three London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Turning Point is the lead partner for the contract and the staffing structure, and composition reflects a mixed leadership model, which is governed by a Partnership Board.

This post will lead the community engagement work for young people across the three boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. You will provide information, advice and support to young people on issues related to sexual health and contraception and signpost to appropriate services. A key component of the role will be to engage young people in the programme in innovative and creative ways.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm 4th July 2017

 

Specialist Sexual Health Clinical Worker

METRO provides the asymptomatic sexual health screening service for the three prisons within Greenwich: HMP Thameside, HM Prison Belmarsh and HMP & YOI Isis. The post holder will primarily be responsible for providing one sexual health screening clinic a week in each prison, managing results and coordinating referrals to specialist GU services provided by the Trafalgar Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm 10th July 2017

 

SASH METRO PPC HIV Family Support Lead

In partnership with Turning Point, NAZ and London Friend, METRO will be delivering a new model of sexual health support throughout the three London boroughs of Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Turning Point is the lead partner for the contract and the staffing structure, and composition reflects a mixed leadership model which is governed by a Partnership Board.

This post will lead the Family Support Service across the three boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster. You will deliver the programme that is specifically designed to provide child-focused support for the benefit of the whole family through carrying out assessments, providing parental support and advice, creating and delivery family case plans, and helping with behaviour management. You will work with a number of clients at any one time and support a numerous issues including those suffering ill health, including mental health, stress, anxiety, stigma, discrimination and disclosure. You will at times provide advocacy for issues such as housing, benefits or immigration and support in meetings as required.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm 23rd June 2017

 

Digital and Fundraising Officer

The Digital and Fundraising Officer is an exciting new post created as we move our core website in-house. The role will deliver digital and fundraising functions across the charity. Supporting the development and implementation of the strategies for both functions. Our digital function delivers our websites and social channels. Our fundraising function delivers engagement and coordination of METRO and third party fundraising activity, alternative to commissioned work, trusts and foundations.

Application Deadline: midnight 25th June 2017

Sessional Sexual Health Outreach Worker (Kent)

METRO are seeking committed, motivated, creative and enthusiastic individuals to work within a team of Outreach Workers to promote GET IT, register young people on to the scheme and promote local Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services.

Outreach will be conducted in a number of settings depending on the need. These could be educational settings, youth settings, community events, sports settings, clubs and pubs, and local green spaces. Outreach workers will target vulnerable young people, such as Looked After Children (LAC), those who are NEET, those who come from areas of high deprivation and high need, and those with other increased risk factors. Outreach workers must therefore be able to employ a flexible, creative, appropriate, and non-judgemental way of working with a variety of young people from diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Give something back to the community, learn new skills and meet new people.

You can expect to be treated with fairness, reimbursed for expenses, receive training relevant to your role, get involved in organisational issues, and be provided with ongoing support and supervision.

We have over 30 years experience of working with volunteers – and we have a gold certificate for good practice in volunteer management from Volunteer Centre Lewisham.

We are committed to equal opportunities and particularly encourage applications from women, LGBT people, people living with HIV and people from black and minority ethnic communities.

Please send all applications to volunteering@metrocharity.org.uk.

For some opportunities, before you start volunteering with us, you will need to have a DBS check. Sometimes, depending on the opportunity this will need to be an enhanced check.

 

METRO PCC Youth Group Volunteer

METRO PPC Youth runs two support groups every month, for young people affected or infected with HIV across South London. The CRIB meets on the first Saturday of the month and the REACH meet on the third Friday of the month. Young people living with/or affected by HIV, may face stigma and discrimination hence the support services they receive is vital. The support groups offers them a safe environment where they can address issues affecting them without being judged. All the young people that attend would have theirs and/or their family member’s HIV diagnosis disclosed.

 

Get it Project Assistant Volunteer

Get it is a free condom distribution programme for young people aged 13-25 that live, work, socialise or study in Kent & Medway. The programme gives young people easy, free and confidential access to condoms via traditional pick up points, registration points and if over 16 online.

Volunteers will be required to provide support to the administration of Get it by supporting with the condom mail out, entering data and occasionally having contact with practitioners and sites, and other relevant administration tasks.

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Volunteer Advocate

The METRO LGBT mental health advocacy service provides support for service users living across London who need help with a range of issues. Volunteer advocates will work alongside members of staff to assist with; weekly mental health social and/or advocacy centred drop-in services based in Greenwich and Vauxhall. Volunteer Advocates will also be involved with the development of a new advocacy services.

 

Romani Protejati Group Facilitator

The Romani Protejati volunteer group facilitator's principle duties are to contribute to developing an effective Romanian-focused HIV prevention and support course, and to run group sessions with other volunteers and the project lead. During this time, he will have to report back to the project lead for supervision and debriefing.

Role description

Bezpieczny Rodak Group Facilitator

The Bezpieczny Rodak Group Facilitator Volunteer's principle duties are to contribute to developing an effective Polish-focused HIV prevention and support course, and to run group sessions with other volunteers and the project lead. During this time, he will have to report back to the project lead for supervision and debriefing.

 

Latino Seguro Group Facilitator

Initially 2x 1 day training sessions within the first month including project background and overview, HIV prevention and support knowledge and group facilitation techniques.

Contribute to developing an effective Latino-focused HIV prevention and support course, and to run group sessions with other volunteers and the project lead. You will have to report back to the project lead for supervision and debriefing.

 

Essex HIV Counsellor

METRO is looking for dedicated Volunteer Counsellors to provide emotional support to people living with and affected by HIV across Essex. METRO's counselling service is free and clients are offered eight sessions with a possibility of more sessions if appropriate.

We recruit practitioners from various theoretical schools. However, our approach to counselling and psychotherapy is integrative with the client held as central to all counselling work and service development.

There is a special application form for this role.

 

Access Hub Buddy (Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham)

As part of the Positive People's Network, we are establishing the weekly Access Hub, to be held at METRO Vauxhall and Africa Advocacy Foundation in Catford. The Access Hub is designed to be an inclusive social space for people living with HIV to gain information about the various support services available and to share knowledge, ideas and advice about how to live well with HIV. We are currently recruiting friendly and approachable Access Hub Buddies, who are living with HIV, to help to facilitate the Access Hub.

 

Positive Peer Mentor (Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham)

As part of the Positive People's Network, we are offering Positive Peer Mentoring, where people living with HIV in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham support others living with HIV on a one-to-one level. We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed people living with HIV to volunteer as Positive Peer Mentors; to be an approachable and understanding person for others in a similar situation to talk with, covering a range of topics, including dealing with disclosure, adhering to medication and communicating with healthcare professionals. Positive Peer Mentors will all receive training and be supported throughout the programme.

 

Positive Peer Mentor (Wandsworth)

We are currently recruiting enthusiastic and committed people living with HIV to volunteer as Positive Peer Mentors; to be an approachable and understanding person for others in a similar situation to talk with, covering a range of topics, including dealing with disclosure, adhering to medication and communicating with healthcare professionals. Positive Peer Mentors will all receive training and be supported throughout the programme.

 

Stand Out! Youth Group Volunteer

METRO Youth runs social support groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people across south London and Medway.

One of our 6 groups is our Medway group called 'Stand Out!'. The group is open to 16 to 25 year olds in Medway and meets weekly in Rochester. The group is led by a lead youth worker who is responsible for coordinating the group. You would set up the space, set up equipment and resources, prepare refreshments and help the lead youth worker facilitate activities.

 

Communications Volunteer

As a Communications Volunteer, you will help with the administration of our team newsletter NEWSROUND and our social channels. You will support the Head of Communications and Head of Community Engagement to communicate the great work we are doing to promote Equality, Diversity and Identity, both internally and externally.

 

GMI Outreach Volunteer (Gay Men)

The London HIV Prevention Programme Outreach Service takes place in gay bars, clubs and sex-on-premises venues across London and at events throughout the year. The service aims to increase HIV testing and promote safer sex to men who have sex with men in the capital. We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our team.

 

Greenwich Equalities Champion

The Greenwich Equalities Forum (GEOF), comprising METRO, Greenwich Inclusion Project (GrIP), Her Centre and Greenwich Association of Disabled people (GAD), are recruiting 8 volunteer Equalities Champions. These Champions will be based at individual agencies, but will work collectively to support key equalities goals in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Champions will be carefully trained and supported to conduct their roles, including training provided by HEAR on the Equality Act, protected characteristics, equalities and human rights, the Public Sector Equality Duty and local initiatives and strategies.

 

Volunteer Counsellors

Our counselling service offers our service users the opportunity to access emotional support specifically geared towards the LGBT community, those questioning their sexuality, African people (METRO/Harbour Trust) & any person requiring emotional support with relationships and sexual health.

We are currently recruiting counsellors to work in both long and short-term counselling. In the long-term service counsellors will see clients for up to one year and the short-term service will operate on a first come/first serve basis and will offer up to eight sessions. Although counsellors will vary in their counselling approach the client is held as central to all counselling work and service development. Counsellors will all receive regular supervision.

 

Mental Health Group Work Volunteer

Help run our Mental Health Drop-In and deliver one-off workshops on topics relevant to the service users.

 

Trustees

We need committed, skilled individuals ready to give time, energy, focus and active participation in the strategic development of METRO. We are looking for more lesbians or bisexual women (who are currently under-represented) and specifically people with financial, legal, management and human resources skills. Full meetings are held bimonthly on a weeknight and there are a number of sub-committees.

Please email us if you would like to become a trustee.

volunteering@metrocharity.org.uk

 

Associates

Professional Volunteering with a difference

METRO Associates is a professional volunteering network of people committed to supporting our work by providing specialised help for specific time-bound projects. It is a mutually beneficial opportunity focused on projects and goals rather than more traditional volunteering roles.

Volunteers come to us from a range of industries to provide skills that we don't have in-house or that we don't have enough of, such as legal skills, IT based skills, design and creative skills.

Through a range of networking and supporter opportunities, professionals will be able to develop socially responsible community based projects to create the METRO Community Works programme. Associates are also encouraged to get involved in fundraising activities.

We are currently re-working the programme and will be launching the new programme soon. We have worked already with a number of organisations including IBM, KPMG, BP and Standard Chartered Bank to recruit Associates and to help steer the programme.

How does it work?

It is a very straightforward process. You tell us what knowledge and skills you can offer and what areas of work you are interested in. You will then receive information and notices about the projects that need support. It is entirely up to you to decide when and if to offer your time - giving you the freedom to be guided by your own interest.

When you express an interest you will be contacted directly with more information and to make arrangements for the work to be carried out.

Benefits of becoming a METRO Associate

  • become part of a network of professionals committed to making a difference and support a great community based charity
  • volunteer your time for projects you choose to engage with relevant to your business goals, professional skills and interests
  • real results for the time, knowledge and skills you invest with projects that you know are needed
  • opportunities to network with like-minded people with the potential to develop your own socially responsible projects

How do I sign up?

You can download a copy of the Welcome Pack for those who have shown an interest in the program or a copy of the Registration Form to register which encourages you to give details of the skills and interests you have which we can then use to match you with projects where appropriate.

Send this form to Mark Delacour who will acknowledge receipt and make contact.

markd@metrocharity.org.uk

What type of skills do I need?

The skill range can be very wide and the ones listed in the registration form are not comprehensive. If there is a skill you have that you would like to share or you think may benefit then by all means let us know about it and we can see how we can incorporate you into the work we do.

METRO Associates Welcome Pack

METRO Associates Registration Form