MGEDT is currently advertising for the following paid and volunteering opportunities:
Women’s & Carers’ Facilitators for Eating Disorders Peer Support Groups (paid)
The new Eating Disorders Peer Support Service is led by Men Get Eating Disorders Too with the Carers Centre and As You Are in partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Mental Health Trust.
We are seeking to recruit two facilitators (£20 per hour for 5 hours per month on a freelance contract) for our women’s and carers peer support groups. The post involves the delivery of monthly group sessions, providing a space for women and carer’s to meet with others to share their experiences and offer coping strategies.
Candidates will have experience of working with women and carers affected by eating disorders and key skills in the running and delivery of running a supportive/therapeutic group in a peer support setting. They will have knowledge and be able to understand the specific and often complex needs of those with eating disorders and/or their carer’s.
Download: Peer Support Group facilitator job pack
The closing date for applications is 21st April at 5pm. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 1st May.
Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers – Sussex (voluntary position)
Men Get Eating Disorders Too is seeking ‘Community Engagement and Outreach Volunteers’ based in the Brighton, Hove and Sussex area.
The role involves 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.
Applications are welcomed from women, people from a range of ethnic groups and of any age.
New volunteers will be invited to a ‘Welcome and Information’evening and our key awareness workshop ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders.’ Additional support will be offered by the Charity Director as necessary.
Trustees to the management committee (voluntary positions)
We are looking for new Trustees to join our management board. Trustees determine the strategic vision and future direction of the Charity and we are seeking people who are able to think creatively and who possess independent judgment and strong decision making skills. Candidates should be committed to the aims and objectives of the Charity, add value to our Board in terms of offering new or different perspectives and be comfortable working strategically as a member of a senior management team.
As treasurer you will maintain accurate accounting records for the charity and ensure that proper financial controls are established and complied with. You will prepare and present relevant and regular financial reports for the management committee, including annual accounts and submit properly audited or independently examined accounts to the charity and any other financial reports as necessary.
You will also advise on the financial implications of committee decisions and take the lead in planning and budgeting the branches finances with the rest of the management committee.
Applications are welcomed from women, people from a range of ethnic groups and of retirement age, all of whom are currently underrepresented on the Board. Our Trustees are not remunerated. However, all reasonable expenses are reimbursed and induction and on-going training is provided. There are four day-time Board meetings a year held in Brighton, plus an Annual General Meeting and any additional meetings as required.
In this recruitment round we would particularly welcome application from candidates who have experience of treating people with eating disorders in therapeutic settings. We are keen to strengthen the board’s expertise and interest in these areas: corporate business /legal affairs, public relations, fundraising and HR/employment.
For the Treasurer role, you must have a good knowledge of finance and preferably a qualification in accountancy, although relevant work experience will also fulfil the essential criteria.
Ideally you will have a good knowledge and understanding of eating disorders in males, but is not essential.
Download the Trustee recruitment application pack
Download the Trustee Application Form
For any further information or enquiries regarding any of the roles please email Sam Thomas (Director): firstname.lastname@example.org