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This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with our Peer Group Network, where our Peer Volunteers (who have their own lived experience of mental health issues) increase the wellbeing and resilience of our members through providing a programme of group support and activities. Our groups offer a safe and non-judgmental space in the community, where members can make friends, have fun and learn new skills. Through involvement as a Peer Volunteer as well as being a group member, the network provides individuals with a unique position to offer support to others in order to improve the quality of their own, and others’, lives.
Your role will be to coordinate and lead on all elements of the Peer Group Network. You will work alongside our members to identify potential new opportunities and avenues for support, and encourage and empower individuals to provide their skills as Peer Volunteers. You will need to focus on building capacity across the Network, by seeking partnership opportunities and providing ongoing training and support to our team of Peer Volunteers and encouraging them to challenge themselves to work towards goals based on their own skills and wellbeing.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about motivating and coaching individuals with mental health issues, and with an understanding of how the recovery approach can support both volunteers and members on their journey to recovery. You will provide leadership and direction to the Peer Volunteer team and build capacity through successful outreach and strategic development of the service. As well as having an empathy with the core values of RB Mind, the successful applicant will have experience supporting volunteers, facilitating groups, and awareness of the boundaries we work within when supporting vulnerable adults.
Richmond Borough Mind values diversity and difference. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community, particularly people with lived experience of mental health problems.
Salary: £25,000 per annum (pro rata), 22.5 hours per week
(Please note there may be a potential for an increase of 4 hours to this role subject to continued funding)
This role is a fixed term contract until 31st Dec 2017. Subject to funding, the position may continue beyond this date.
The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 27th March 2017.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place week commencing 3rd April 2017.
Please send completed job applications to email@example.com
15 March 2017
Join RB Mind at Walking Out of Darkness, a 10 mile walk around Battersea Park on Saturday 13th May to raise awareness of mental health and stand together with those that have been affected by mental ill-health.
14 March 2017
RB Mind's wonderful fundraiser Neil Paget completed to Thames Meander Marathon on Saturday 11th March for RB Mind.
07 March 2017
On Friday, 21 April our Carers in Mind team is holding their annual Quiz Night to raise funds for carers’ social activities. Tickets cost £15 and include a delicious fish and chip supper, the quiz and games, after dinner refreshments and live music! There will be a bar selling beer, wine and soft drinks. The event will take place 6.30-10pm at St Luke’s in The Avenue, Kew, Richmond, TW9 2AJ.