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 due to current government guidance. 

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, LGBTQ+ 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 [email protected]

Community Support Officer 

The Community Support Officer will provide business, organisational, and project administrative support to projects and managers within the Community Domain of METRO.

Application deadline: no later than 5:00pm on Friday 19th August 2022.

Youth Manager – LGBTQ+ Groups and Mentoring 

The post holder will lead the delivery and development of METRO’s youth services, including LGBTQ+ youth groups, youth mentoring (risk and resilience) programme and LGBTQ+ inclusivity training in schools. The post holder will amplify youth voice and participation at METRO, including supporting our Youth Advisory Group to inform METRO’s work. This post will ensure the integration of youth services with other METRO domains.

Application deadline: no later than 9:00am on Monday 22nd August 2022.

LGBTQ+ Counselling and Groupwork Lead 

The LGBTQ+ Counselling and Groupwork Lead will deliver a series of group work sessions in the community, as well as one-to-one counselling for people with low-level mental health needs. They will be part of our Cherish mental health support programme, in partnership with Naz, and working across the London boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. Programme The post-holder will source community venues and locations in Hounslow, and Hammersmith & Fulham and deliver a series of groupwork sessions for those from LGBTQ+ communities vulnerable to low level mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. The aim is to improve health and wellbeing and prevent people dropping into crisis around their mental health needs. Role The post-holder will deliver a series of groupwork sessions as well as conduct one to one counselling with a small cohort of clients.

Application deadline: no later than 9:00am on Monday 22nd August 2022.

Youth Coordinator (Risk and Resilience) 

We require a reliable, creative, and outgoing male to lead on our Risk and Resilience programme. The programme provides one-to-one and small group mentoring interventions looking at sex, relationships, identity, and communication skills in a unique approach. This position is only open to applicants who identify as male. (Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9 Part 1) as the worker will be working one-to-one with boys in an all-male identifying space.

Application deadline: rolling

Support and Advice for Sexual Health (SASH) Counsellor 

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 (PLWHIV) within the Support and Advice for Sexual Health (SASH) programme. Programme: METRO, in partnership with Turning Point, NAZ and London Friend deliver a 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 a matrix staffing model is in place. The post-holder will work within the partnership and be line-managed by METRO SASH Counselling Manager, and work alongside staff from other agencies. The role will also be clinically supervised via an independent supervisor arranged through METRO. Role: The post holder will deliver high-quality person-centred service within a busy inner London environment. The clients are from diverse communities affected by sexual health and mental health issues. The role will support staff to work with people from diverse communities such as LGBTQ and Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) people. The post holder will take referrals from the SASH Care Coordination team, conduct a clinical assessment, and deliver a series of short counselling sessions (up to 12 sessions short-term model) using an integrative counselling model. Working within the SASH teams, and being part of METRO Mental Health Domain, the post holder will be in close liaison with all of our HIV and Sexual and Reproductive Health services.

Application deadline: rolling

METRO Training and Development Lead 

We are looking for a committed, motivated, and outgoing individual to deliver training for professionals across a variety of sectors, including the education sector. METRO’s training offer is promotes inclusive practice, awareness raising and the celebration of diverse intersectional identities. Line managed by the Training and Development Manager, the Training and Development Lead will be responsible for delivering, marketing and selling METRO training and education Programme with the aim of securing contracts with multiple providers. Working with METRO’s existing contacts and engaging new partners and stakeholders, the Training and Development Lead will be expected to achieve benchmarked sales.

Application deadline: rolling

 

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 [email protected].

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.
 

Research Volunteer – Research Working Group

As Research Volunteer you will play a key role in supporting the charity to realise the aims and objectives in our Research Strategy. We have a range of activity surrounding research, both internally and externally, that feeds into our fundraising, insight, policy, and service delivery agendas. You will join METRO’s Communications, Policy, and Research team and work closely with our Head of Insight who convenes our Research Working Group and coordinates our research activities and partnerships.

Well Proud project Volunteer (LGBTQ+ and Black or minority ethnic)

As a Well Proud project volunteer, you will be leading the direction of the podcast series focused on mental health and wellbeing for LGBTQ+ and Black and ethnic minority communities in the Borough of Lewisham. You will be working directly with our Community Engagement Lead, who will lead monthly meetings to develop and devise culturally relevant podcast content around mental health and wellbeing for the community. As well as working with the Community Engagement Lead, you will also work closely with our Digital Communications Officer and Film Maker who will work to promote the podcast and deliver the technical aspects of the podcast production. Required approximately 2hrs each month.

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

 

Volunteer Mobile HIV Testing and Outreach Volunteer (Migrant Communities)

As a Mobile HIV Testing and Outreach Volunteer (Migrant Communities) you will be an integral part of supporting the Lead and Support Workers in the delivery of weekly HIV testing events across London. We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly team-players with excellent communication skills and a sound understanding of confidentiality. Diverse language skills and willingness to translate for clients is highly desirable, but not essential. Training and support will be offered as part of this role.

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

LGBTQ+ Mental Health & Wellbeing Group Worker

Help run our weekly LGBTQ+ mental health & wellbeing group. We’re seeking support with facilitating workshops, planning and organising sessions, and creating a safe and supportive environment for group members.

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 [email protected] 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.