Online Peer Support Coordinator
We are looking for someone to drive forward our newly re-launched My Community Forum - our online peer support platform, as part of our national online integrated living well offer. You will co-ordinate the day-to-day running of the forum, supporting a team of volunteers to ensure the forum is a friendly, interactive, informative and safe space for all its members. Please note, the post-holder must be a person living with HIV.
In this role, you will collaborate with internal services and external agencies to provide information, support and events in the forum in response to forum members' needs. You will also work with user involvement to co-design the continuous development of My Community Forum, online peer support and peer learning.
We are looking for someone who is excited by peer support, someone who subscribes to our "Share. Learn. Grow" ethos within the My Community Forum to empower our members to live well with HIV and build tools to manage their lives to the fullest.
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.
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 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.
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).