Peer Mentor (Enfield)

This online Peer Mentor role provides emotional and social support based on lived experience. Our new Peer Mentors should be people living with HIV so that they can give advice on how to manage HIV as a long-term condition.

We're looking for two volunteers and are particularly interested in hearing from people that are living with HIV and identify as BAME and/or LGBT+.

Location
Online
Office base
Online
DBS/PVG
Not Required
Desired minimum commitment
3 months
Desired number of days per week
Half-day
Closing Date
01/02/2021
Job Reference
1230

The organisation

Terrence Higgins Trust  was set up in 1982 following the death of its namesake, Terry Higgins, who was one of the very first people to die of an AIDS-related illness in the UK. As an organisation we are always aiming to ensure we are always meeting the needs of people affected by HIV and poor sexual health.

Volunteering at Terrence Higgins Trust

Today, volunteers continue to be a huge and integral part of the work that we do across the UK. Volunteers help out in most teams within the charity and many services could not be provided without their help. In 2019 alone, volunteers gave the charity over 26,500 hours of their time.

Help us build our vision of a world where people with HIV live healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination, and good sexual health is a right and reality for all.

Anyone aged from 18 to 80 can volunteer with us as long as they fulfil the role description and meet the volunteer requirements. We’re unable to accept volunteers aged 80 or over for insurance reasons. 

If you are successful in your application you will need to complete a volunteer induction and GDPR course. You may also need to attend role specific training and a safeguarding webinar, depending on your role. You must complete your training before you can begin volunteering with us.

If you are unsuccessful in your application you can discuss other volunteering opportunities with the Volunteer Office.

Some volunteer roles may have rolling recruitment. If we receive sufficient applications we reserve the right to close recruitment early. We therefore advise you to apply for any roles you are interested in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

A courageous organisation

We were formed in 1982 following the death of Terry Higgins, one of the very first to die from an AIDS-related illness in the UK. Since then, we’ve acted boldly and passionately to meet the challenges of this ever-changing epidemic. Now as the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, we are looking to take new, innovative steps to drive forward our ambition.

An ambitious organisation

We are working to end HIV transmission in the UK by 2030, help people to live with HIV and improve the nation’s sexual health. It’s a critical moment - for the first time our goals are within reach. We are working together with our beneficiaries and partners to make the end of HIV transmission a reality. Through digital technology, and bold, new ways of reaching those in need, we will reduce transmission, improve sexual health and help people living with HIV thrive.

A people organisation

Terrence Higgins Trust is its people- our beneficiaries are central to our organisation and the services we provide, at the core of our organisation, driving how we work, where we work and what we do. Our talented staff create our innovative and engaging programmes, many of whom are also living with HIV. We are working to even more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we are particularly interested in receiving role applications from racially minoritised people, people who identify as trans, people who identify as female and people who want to make a difference. We encourage you to bring your full self to THT to work alongside ourOur passionate supporters and volunteers. Between us, we do everything  enable us to do everything we can to make a difference to so many lives.

Terrence Higgins Trust makes people’s lives better every day. Come and do the most meaningful work of your career. Whatever your story, whatever your background, we want to hear from you.

Safeguarding

At Terrence Higgins Trust  we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of the vulnerable adults and young people with whom we work and we will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with these groups are recruited to work for us.  Certain posts are therefore subject to a range of vetting checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in England and Wales or Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check in Scotland.

Having a criminal conviction and/or any other information divulged on the DBS/PVG check would not necessarily prevent you from working for the charity, but any recruitment decision will be dependent on the nature of the position sought and the circumstances and background of the offence(s).