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.

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:

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

HIV Family Support Practitioner

The post holder will provide METRO’s family support service for families living with, or affected by HIV, across the London borough of Croydon and other boroughs as required.

You will deliver a programme designed to provide child-focused support for the benefit of the whole family by carrying out assessments, providing parental support and advice, creating and delivering family care plans, and helping with child/young person’s behaviour management.

You will competently manage a small team of family support workers, and occasional volunteers and student social workers, to deliver child-focused family support.

You will directly work with around 6 families per week and support each family holistically in areas related to HIV including mental and physical health, stigma, discrimination and disclosure and support around HIV treatment and care.

Application deadline: 9:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Support LGBTQ Youth Worker (Croydon)

To support the delivery of METRO Bridge youth groups for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. The Bridge provides a safe, social space for LGBTQ young people to meet and receive support from youth workers and from their peers. There is a younger (11-16s) and an older (16-25s) group, which run one after the other. The young people co-design a structured programme of activities, which address key areas such as: sexual and reproductive health, drugs and alcohol awareness, mental health and wellbeing, hate crime and bullying, support with employment, study and training and healthy living.

The Support Worker will work closely with the Lead Worker to deliver the sessions, support young people, and assist in any other relevant aspects of the group.

There is the offer of irregular cover as Support Worker at our wider network of 9 groups across South London boroughs and Medway. There are also opportunities to work on cross-group events such as Pride, youth summits, social events and other exciting events.

Application deadline: 9:00am Tuesday 1st October 2019

Deputy CEO

The Deputy CEO is a new post at METRO and, in essence, the Deputy CEO will be a  recognisable face and voice of METRO within the context of the media, strategic alliances and high value donors, both statutory and non-statutory. Leading the organisation in the CEO’s absence, the Deputy CEO role will support outward facing work but will be equally trusted, credible and respected to lead all aspects of the charity’s internal operations.

The Deputy CEO will also be the guardian of the organisation’s integrity when it comes to delivering a meaningful and valuable experience for service users and funders. 

The Deputy CEO must ensure that all METRO services make a positive difference for those who use METRO’s services and in the communities in which they are delivered, and that commitments to funders and commissioners are upheld.

Application deadline: 9:00am Friday 4th October 2019

Director of External Affairs

To lead the new Communications, Policy and Research directorate, which brings together the charity’s marketing, fundraising, advertising, public relations and oversight of our digital channels with our influencing and insight generation, all within an innovative, entrepreneurial and aspirational context.

Application deadline: 9:00am Friday 4th October 2019

METRO Family Support Practice Manager

METRO is looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide METRO’s family support service for families living with, or affected by HIV, across the London borough of Croydon and other boroughs as required.

You will deliver a programme designed to provide child-focused support for the benefit of the whole family by carrying out assessments, providing parental support and advice, creating and delivering family care plans, and helping with child/young person’s behaviour management.

Application deadline: 9:00am Monday 9th September 2019

METRO Sexual Health Outreach Worker

METRO are seeking a committed, motivated, and outgoing individual to work as part of the Greenwich Sexual Health Outreach Team. The primary aims of this role are to work on an outreach basis in a variety of settings to promote GSH through delivering services, information, and referrals. In doing this you will conduct Chlamydia Screening, register young people to the Greenwich C Card Scheme, promote Greenwich Sexual Health online testing, and deliver presentations on sexual health and contraception.

Application deadline: 5:00pm Monday 9th September 2019

METRO Sexual Health Projects Manager

You will lead the development of METRO’s Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) projects in four key areas: the Sexual Health Office, the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP), free condom schemes (such as C Card, Come Correct, and Get it), and Youth Engagement and Outreach (YEO).  Your role will be to ensure contractual targets are met innovatively and efficiently, by overseeing a hierarchy of programme leads, frontline workers, and administrators.

Application deadline: 5:00pm Monday 16th September 2019

HIV Support Youth Coordinator

METRO is looking for an enthusiastic individual to co-ordinate its HIV support youth programmes. METRO runs groups for young people and children living with and affected by HIV, in order to support them to live meaningful healthy lives with a positive outlook.

The post holder will be responsible for creating a programme of events and social activities for young people across South London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, and the borough of Wandsworth. The groups we run are open to all, but located within these boroughs. The post-holder will recruit and retain a team of volunteer peer mentors who will support the group work and social activities and become role models for younger teens.

Application deadline: 9:00am Tuesday 17th September 2019

Boys and Young Men Worker

We require a reliable, creative and outgoing male (Section 7(2)(b) and (e) of the Sex Discrimination Act and Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1, Paragraph 1) to deliver an exciting project for boys and young men in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

The overall aim of this project is to work closely with boys and young men and facilitate positive changes in behaviour towards relationships, identify and gender. You will work with boys and young men through a programme of sessions that addresses: good communication, healthy relationships, consent, violence, masculinity, identity, and conflict resolution. Broader outcomes as a result will include reducing substance misuse, and involvement in crime or risky behaviour.

Application deadline: 9:00am Monday 23rd September 2019

Counselling Supervisor

METRO Charity offers a range of counselling services to adults and young people across London. We are now seeking to expand our team to recruit an additional suitably qualified counselling supervisor to provide clinical supervision to volunteer and staff counsellors across our counselling, on a self-employed basis. Applicants will need to be able to provide supervision to counsellors working with young people aged 8-25, as well as adults. Knowledge of the issues affecting LGBTQ people would be an advantage, but is not essential as training and resources can be provided to support development in this area.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to offer one monthly supervision group on an agreed weekday evening, with additional hours to be arranged by mutual agreement.

Please send a CV, expressions of interest and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form via email to Natalie Wood, Counselling Services Manager.

Kent Sexual Health Outreach Sessional Worker

METRO are seeking committed, motivated, creative, and enthusiastic individuals to work within a team of Outreach Workers to promote Get it, our Condom Distribution Scheme in Kent, and promote local Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services.

Application deadline: Ongoing

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.

E-PrEP Volunteer

The e-PrEP volunteer group facilitator’s main duties are to help develop and deliver an effective Latin American focused online PrEP programme funded by PHE (Public Health England) in collaboration with a small group of volunteers, a Film Maker and the Project Lead. This will include promoting the programme, holding PrEP conversations and participating in PrEP online videos, discussions and other online PrEP social media activities. During this time, you will have to report back to the project lead for supervision and debriefing.

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.

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.

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.

Medway Community Based Researcher

Our research volunteer role requires someone who is interested in helping to plan, conduct, analyse and disseminate health research for Medway Public Health. You will learn skills that help you develop and deliver effective research and work on research projects that increase health understandings and improve health outcomes in Medway, beginning with a project around MSM (men who have sex with men) accessing sexual health services.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mental Health Group Work Volunteer

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

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.

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.