MGEDT is currently advertising for the following paid and volunteering opportunities:
West Sussex Peer Support Group Facilitators (two x paid positions on a sessional basis in Haywards Heath and Horsham)
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 2nd May at 5pm. Interviews will take place soon after (date tbc).
Trustees and Treasurer of the management committee (voluntary positions)
We are looking for new Trustees to join the board from January 2016. 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.
Please be aware there is no set deadline for applying and we will keep the recruitment process open until positions have been filled. Interviews will be offered to suitable candidates (interview date and times tbc). It would be ideal that you are able to attend the next Trustees meeting, which take place once per quarter. Both the interviews and the Trustee meeting will take place in a central Brighton location. We are unable to offer much flexibility on these dates but if you have any problems or concerns do let us know.
Download: Trustee recruitment application pack
Download: Trustee application form
For any further information or enquiries please email Sam Thomas (Director): firstname.lastname@example.org
For any further information or enquiries regarding any of the roles please email Sam Thomas (Director): email@example.com