The METRO team outside Equitable House in Woolwich

We have a team of nearly 100 full-time, part-time and sessional staff and over 60 volunteers. Below you will find our current vacancies and volunteer opportunities.

During the COVID-19 pandemic we are still able to receive applications for job and volunteer roles. Interviews will likely take place over Zoom and all of the team will be working from home until at least the end of August 2020. 

Jobs

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

Volunteering

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.

 

Volunteer Counsellors

Our counselling service offers service users the opportunity to access emotional support specifically geared towards people who identify as LGBTQ+, those living with or affected by HIV, and any person requiring emotional support with issues relating to identity and diversity.

We are currently recruiting counsellors to provide counselling within this service, offering clients 12 weekly 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.

Youth Volunteer

As a METRO Youth Volunteer, you would be an integral member of the youth team in supporting the Lead and Support Workers in the delivery of the weekly groups. These are held in 7 London boroughs and Medway. You would be responsible for tasks such as setting up the space and activities, chatting with young people and supporting the facilitation of activities. Your support would enable the lead worker to provide more one to one support as necessary and help in the overall management of some very vibrant groups as well as supporting future advertising and promotion to encourage more participants for some of the quieter groups.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

Pitstop Clinics Volunteer

We need volunteers to help welcome patients to our clinics, work with staff to help run the clinics and provide information, resources and support. You'll have a full induction including health and safety, confidentiality, diversity and sexual health/HIV awareness.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

PitstopPLUS Volunteer

We need volunteers to help us pack and ship orders to service users, conduct online outreach to potential new service users and conduct face-to-face marketing and outreach at local LGBT venues and events.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

SASH Volunteer Peer Mentor

Are you a gay or bisexual man living with HIV? We're looking for a positive role model who will inspire and motivate individuals to maintain good health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on sexual health. You'll provide information and encourage service users to access the right services for them, including access to treatment services, mutual aid groups and wider community resources. You'll also help service users access sexual health provision and advocate on their behalf to relevant services and organisations.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

Emerging Communities Outreach Volunteer

The Emerging Community outreach volunteer’s principle duties are to assist with the design and execution of online and offline outreach approaches for METRO’s HIV prevention and support services for Latin American/Brazilian, Romanian and Polish MSM (Men who have sex with men).

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

METRO PPC 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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

Bezpieczny Rodak Group Facilitator

The Bezpieczny Rodak Group Facilitator Volunteer's main 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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

Mental Health Group Work Volunteer

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

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

Finance Volunteer

The Finance Volunteer will be an integral part of METRO GAVS, providing financial support to a range of voluntary sector organisations.  The volunteer will provide financial advice to local organisations in-person at a monthly advice surgery. The volunteer will also provide on-going support to a small caseload of organisations via email and phone.  The role is a fantastic opportunity for someone to broaden their financial skills within the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). 

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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

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 markd@metrocharity.org.uk and we'll get in touch.

Recruitment timeframes and approaches will be subject to change due to the challenges we are facing in combating coronavirus. We still welcome applications.

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.