Vacancies

MGEDT is currently advertising for the following paid and volunteering opportunities:

Peer Support Group Facilitators (3 hours per month two roles) – Worthing and Horhsam (paid position)

MGEDT IS commissioned to by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to deliver the West Sussex Peer Support Service. We are seeking to recruit two Peer Support Group Facilitators (3 hours per month on a freelance basis) for our new peer support service in West Sussex. In this role you will facilitate monthly evening group meetings attended by sufferers of eating disorders.

Peer support groups aim to provide those who attend a space to meet with other sufferers/carers to share their experiences and coping strategies. Our group aim is to ease isolation by offering inclusion to those who attend.

To apply for this role you must have experience of working with people who are affected by eating disorders and/or experience mental health difficulties; skills in running peer support groups. Including the ability to plan and direct the running of a therapeutic/ supportive group; knowledge of information and advice on symptoms regarding eating disorders; an excellent understanding of and ability to apply professional boundaries in the context of working with vulnerable adults and knowledge of appropriate procedures; excellent understanding of empowerment and ability to work in an empowering way; ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team; excellent time management and communication skills; ability to reflect on own practice and a commitment to learning and working within the values of the organisation; ability to reflect on own practice and a commitment to learning and working within the values of the organisation; experience and/or awareness of issues relating to adult/child protection.

In addition we would favour applicants who have counselling or psychotherapy work experience or qualification; personal experience of EDs / caring for a person with an ED and peer support training and/or qualification.

The deadline for applications is 20th July at 5pm. Interviews will take place the week beginning 27th, in a central Brighton location.

Download: West Sussex Peer Support Group facilitator job pack

Download: West Sussex Peer Support Group facilitator application form

For information please contact Sam Thomas (Project Co-ordinator) by email: sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk

Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers – Brighton and Hove (voluntary position)

MGEDT – on behalf of the Brighton and Hove Eating Disorders Peer Support Service – is seeking ‘Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers’ based in the Brighton and Hove area.

Our community engagement and outreach project seeks to promote awareness of eating disorders to breakdown the stereotypes and misconceptions associated with eating disorders. The main aim of the project is to make Brighton and Hove an eating disorders aware city.

The volunteers will be involved in a variety of activities including assisting in the distribution of posters and other publicity materials in the community; helping with organised mail-outs to organisations and services; and manning informational and educational stalls at conferences, health events, student fairs, etc. It will also include a photo project ‘RecoverED’ illustrating the diversity of people affected by eating disorders and their stories to be exhibited next year.

Applications are welcomed from any gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or social background to reflect the indiscriminate nature of eating disorders.

Anyone interested in volunteering will be invited to a ‘Welcome and Induction’ evening followed by a training event. Additional support will be offered by the Charity Director as necessary.

If you’d like further information and or have any enquiries relating to the roles please email sam@mengetedstoo.co.uk

Download: MGEDT Standard Application Form

For any further information or enquiries regarding any of the roles please email Sam Thomas (Director): sam@mengetedsoo.co.uk

'Men Get Eating Disorders Too' is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1139351.

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