Group shot of METRO after London Pride. Staff are wearing different coloured t-shirts and holding huge balloons

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, 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]

 

LGBTQ+ Groupwork Lead

The LGBTQ+ Groupwork Lead will deliver a series of group work sessions in the community 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.

Application deadline:  Friday 1st December 2023, no later than 9:00am.

 

Hertfordshire Outreach and Engagement Worker 

As a committed, motivated, and outgoing individual, you will support sexual health education and prevention as part of the Integrated Sexual health Service (ISHS) in Hertfordshire. You will provide interventions in sexual health in outreach locations across the county. Sexual health sessions will take place in groups as well as in a 1:1 capacity, and will require you to focus on providing information about sexual health to those who are vulnerable or at risk, encouraging service users to complete a chlamydia and gonorrhoea screen, and register to the free condom scheme. You will work closely with the wider METRO team in Hertfordshire, including collaborating closely with the other Hertfordshire Sexual Health Outreach and Engagement Worker, and the Hertfordshire Sexual Health Admin and Outreach Worker. The role also involves delivering sexual health training and presentations to service users and professionals.

Application deadline: rolling

 

Hertfordshire Sexual Health Admin and Outreach Worker 

We are seeking a committed, organised, and flexible individual who is passionate about exploring sexual health and wellbeing with individuals, and is able to support systems that help service users in Hertfordshire to improve their sexual health. You will provide interventions in sexual health in outreach locations across the county in groups as well as in a 1:1 capacity, encouraging service users to complete a chlamydia and gonorrhoea screen, and register to the free condom scheme. Alongside outreach, you will carry out administrative tasks such as assuming overall responsibility for the ordering and monitoring of stock and other resources, by posting free condoms to service users via our online service, and by accurately maintaining client management systems and electronic databases required for the programme to function. You will also need to be competent in Microsoft Office and be able to produce accurate records.

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.

 

Chair

We are looking for an exceptional leader to lead our volunteer Board and guide them in supporting, advising and scrutinising our senior management and leadership teams.

 

 

Treasurer

We are looking for a volunteer with strong finance experience to oversee our financial management and operations, and provide expert advice, knowledge and scrutiny for our senior management and leadership teams.

 

Board of Trustees Volunteer

METRO is an equality and diversity charity based in London, delivering services across the capital, East, and South East of England. We provide services across five domains: Sexual and Reproductive Health, Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Youth and HIV. We are looking for new Trustees to join our governing Board to support the charity and are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with a Black, Asian or ethnic minority background, young people between the ages of 18 – 25 years, are lesbian, trans or non-binary, and/or those with clinical or financial experience.

 

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 London boroughs and Medway, Kent. 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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Volunteer Counsellor 

METRO’s counselling service provides a space for clients to explore whatever is going on for them in a supportive and non-judgemental environment.  For 2023, we are seeking to recruit volunteer counsellors specifically to deliver sessions within our services for adult (18+) clients who are living with HIV, in addition to working with LGBTQ+ adult clients.  Some of these clients are eligible for free counselling, whereas others will make a payment towards sessions on a sliding scale depending on their income and where they live.  Clients receive 12 sessions of counselling, and therefore volunteer counsellors must be willing and able to work within a 12 session model.

Volunteer counsellors at METRO receive free regular monthly group supervision, which equates to one hour of individual supervision per month.  There will be a requirement to top up supervision externally.  Although counsellors will vary in their counselling approach and modality, the client is held as central to all counselling work.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

SASH Volunteer Peer Mentor

We are looking for positive role models to use their own experience to inspire and motivate individuals to maintain good health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on sexual health. To provide information and encourage service users to access appropriate support and facilities that will support sexual health including access to treatment services, mutual aid groups and wider community resources. Finally, volunteers will support service users in accessing sexual health provision and advocate on their behalf to relevant services and organisations.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Access Hub Buddy (Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham)

As part of the Positive People’s Network, we are establishing the Access Hub, to be held at METRO New Cross or METRO Lambeth.  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.  The voluntary role of an Access Hub Buddy is to welcome attendees to the Access Hub, briefly assess their needs and to help direct them to other support services.  Access Hub Buddies will be provided training and supported throughout the programme.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

Communications Volunteer

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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). 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

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.