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

Youth Participation Officer

METRO is looking for an experienced youth engagement professional for a newly created position - Youth Participation Officer. You will work across METRO’s five domains to ensure services are delivered to an exceptional standard, adhere to ‘You’re Welcome’ accreditation requirements and exceed equality and diversity expectations.

Application Deadline: 9:00am Monday 22nd May 2017

 

Engagement and Data Officer: Sexual Health

This is predominantly an IT, marketing and administrative role, with a sexual health focus.

The successful candidate will be motivated, creative and enthusiastic to provide database, administrative/web-based support for METRO’s family of websites, specifically Pitstop PLUS.  You will be skilled at managing multiple databases and sexual health websites within the charity.  This role requires you to produce quarterly reports for commissioners and funders using both Access and Visual Studio’s Sequel Server Reporting Studio (SSRS).  You will provide weekly clinic coordination at the Pitstop walk-in clinic with the support of clinic volunteers and nursing staff.  It is essential that the candidate have experience or interest in working in the field of sexual health, more specifically, that of gay & bisexual men & trans people.

Application Deadline: 5:00pm Tuesday 2nd May 2017

 

Contract Compliance and Service Quality Lead

METRO is looking for an experienced Contract Compliance and Service Quality Lead who will work across METRO’s five Domains to develop in-depth contract and service KPI knowledge to ensure contract compliance and high quality service provision for all people accessing METRO services. 

Application Deadline: 5:00pm Sunday 30th April 2017

 

SASH Care Coordination Team Manager

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.

The post will lead and develop the team to deliver high quality person-centred services as directed by the SASH Operations Manager and METRO Operations Director in line with their Business Plans and work as a key member of the team in delivering the Service and ensure the vision and values are embedded in the team. You will lead the liaison and development of work in the local community to promote referrals and joint working across the patient pathway and be responsible for reporting all activity for the Care Coordination Team.

Application Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday 11th May 2017

 

SASH Counsellor

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.

METRO is seeking a committed, motivated and suitably qualified individual to deliver counselling for people dealing with issues related to their sexual health, including people living with HIV (PLHIV) within the Support and Advice for Sexual Health (SASH) programme. 

Application Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday 11th May 2017

 

SASH Hammersmith and Fulham Team Manager

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.

The post will lead and develop the team to deliver high quality person-centred services as directed by the SASH Operations Manager and METRO Operations Director in line with their Business Plans and work as a key member of the team in delivering the Service and ensure the vision and values are embedded in the team. You will lead the liaison and development of therapeutic work in the local community to promote referrals and joint working across the patient pathway and be responsible for reporting all activity for Hammersmith and Fulham.

Application Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday 11th May 2017

 

SASH MSM HIV 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.

METRO is looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead its HIV Peer Support and Peer Mentoring programme for men who have sex with men (MSM) across the three boroughs.

Application Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday 11th May 2017

 

Homophobic, Biphobic Transphobic Anti-Bullying Project Lead

The HBT Project Lead will take responsibility for developing and delivering METRO’s new Homophobic, Biphobic, Transphobic (HBT) bullying project. This exciting project will engage approximately 300 schools from across London and the South East through providing a tailored approach to preventing and responding to HBT bullying. Two pioneer schools will assist project planning and execution, ensuring viability and appropriateness of the programme and be used as examples of good practice. The programme will also actively seek and support the involvement of schools not currently engaged in HBT bullying work.

Application Deadline: 9:00am Monday 8th May 2017

 

Adult Mental Health Lead

METRO is seeking a committed, motivated and suitably qualified individual work across multiple adult mental health contracts to carry out counselling assessments, deliver a support group for PLHIV experiencing (in Croydon) and coordinate the recruitment and supervision of volunteer counsellors.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to support the development of services in Croydon, Wandsworth, Kingston, Sutton, Merton and Richmond-upon-Thames, and to further develop METRO’s successful counselling services for adults.

Application Deadline: 9:00am Thursday 27th April 2017

 

Head of Mental Health Services

The post holder is responsible for the delivery and development of all METRO's mental health services and will provide strategic leadership for METRO's work within the mental health domain. The post holder will ensure the integration of the charity's mental health services with all other METRO domains - including HIV prevention, HIV support, sexual and reproductive health, youth services and community participation and engagement. Working with the Director of Operations, you will be responsible for the strategic and overall sense check for the organisation with its delivery of innovative mental health services.

Application Deadline: 9:00am Friday 28th April 2017

 

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.

 

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