User Events and Engagement Volunteer

THT are committed to helping people living with HIV to live happier and healthier lives - as part of that commitment we are seeking volunteers to help support our service users that are aged 50+ and looking to enjoy a variety of social activities such as guided walks, visits to gardens and museums, theatres and galleries.

If you would like to get involved in such activities which will help the wellbeing of participants, enable new friendships to blossom and enable opportunities for face to face groups to happen please apply for this exciting volunteer role.

Initially the role is orientated to activities based in and around London but hopefully this can be extended to other parts of the country as interest and demand increases.

The expectation is that activities would be Monday to Friday subject to availability of the volunteer and the nature of the event / visit ie this may involve occassional evening commitment.

We are keen to hear from people from all backgrounds with a friendly and supportive manner that are able to engage with a varied group with passion and understanding of those growing older and living with HIV.

Location
London
Office base
439 Caledonian Road, London, N7 9BG
DBS/PVG
Not Required
Desired minimum commitment
6 months
Desired number of days per week
Flexible
Closing Date
31/10/2021
Job Reference
1302
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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.

The Statutory Services directorate works in partnership with Public Health Commissioners, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and commissioning bodies, along with a broad range of healthcare professionals, organisations and service users, to improve the sexual health and wider wellbeing of adults and young people throughout England, Scotland and Wales. We achieve this by designing and delivering innovative, high quality sexual health and HIV services that best meet the needs of local communities and commissioners. It also continually seeks to develop relationships with strategic partners to increase the organisation’s reach across the UK and to continually improve service quality in accordance with national standards and local requirements.

 

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 applications from people from racialized minority communities, 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 our passionate supporters and volunteers. Between us, we 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).