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Terrence Higgins Trust - Online Volunteer Work and Skills Mentor

Details of the Charity:

We're the UK's leading HIV and sexual health charity. We support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using our services to achieve good sexual health.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Work and Skills Online is a personal development programme aiming to provide people living with HIV who are unemployed with online learning modules, online peer support, online mentoring and support to access local training and volunteer opportunities.

The Type of Tasks / Activities you could be involved with:

  • Providing one-to-one support online via THT Zoom to a person living with HIV who is unemployed or in unsuitable work, and who has the motivation to make positive change to move into education, training, volunteering or employment
  • Supporting the participant to access their online learning modules, and encouraging and assisting them to apply their learning
  • Motivating and coaching the participant to seek out and make the most of any local volunteering, training and social opportunities
  • Providing practical support which could include support with job/volunteer role searching, CVs, job/volunteer applications and preparation for interviews
  • Providing motivational support which could include discussing barriers to work, volunteering or training opportunities and coaching on how to overcome these barriers
  • Providing reflective support which would involve discussing with the participants their volunteering and past work experience and reflecting on the skills that are being gained in order to complete a Personal Development Portfolio
  • Encouraging and supporting participants to access other training opportunities as well as the Work and Skills webinars and Online Learning Modules
  • Optional - facilitate monthly group chat sessions based on the online module content

Skills Required:

  • Excellent communication and active listening skills in a virtual environment
  • Confident with IT, Microsoft Office, Skype/ZOOM, web browsing
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Experience in employment support, Information, Advice and Guidance and/or teaching adults
  • Experience of supporting clients on a one-to-one basis
  • Knowledge of the recruitment and employment sector will be an advantage
  • An understanding of HIV and related issues e.g. fear and stigma associated with HIV
  • Ability to give and receive support and feedback and be able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of commitment and reliability 
  • A commitment to setting and maintaining appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Additional Benefits:

  • Develop communication, coaching, inter-personal and problem solving skills
  • Full role specific training provided
  • Volunteering hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award
  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?