BWC is at the forefront of a movement actively supporting women and girls with multiple vulnerabilities across Sussex, working collaboratively with both voluntary and statutory partners to achieve positive outcomes.
BWC places clients at the heart of its services, with a holistic and trauma informed approach based on co-production principles. We are driven to achieve positive and fulfilling futures for the women we work with, many of whom have multiple, complex needs. BWC’s specialist advice, support, advocacy and counselling services support women who have experience of homelessness, the criminal justice system, mental health needs, problematic use of substances, poverty and abuse.
BWC is part of a wider network of women’s centres and gender responsive providers contributing to ongoing research on good practice and innovation in services for vulnerable women. We proactively work to identify and address the underlying factors for women presenting with multiple, complex needs and position our services to achieve the very best for women we support.
Administrative Volunteer, Mental Health and Well-being Services (5 hours per week; any day Monday - Thursday)
The BWC Counselling and Psychotherapy service offers short-term therapy to all self-identifying women. We are able to offer a combination of talking therapy and movement psychotherapy. We offer 12 weeks of support, with fees operating on a sliding scale depending on household income.
The Administrative Volunteer will provide administrative support to the BWC Mental Health and Wellbeing Service; responding to email enquiries and referrals for therapy and managing the therapy calendar amongst other tasks. They will be required to handle sensitive, confidential information with care and accuracy.
Teamwork is vital to the success and professional standard of the centre and all volunteers are encouraged to take an active part in regular meetings and contribute to the general development of the centre. This may also include taking responsibility for specific areas of work.
Strict adherence to confidentiality, particularly in respect of personal details and background of workers and clients is required of all volunteers.
Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 8th August 2022
Application pack: BWC Volunteer Application Form
Volunteer Opportunities Monitoring Form: BWC Volunteer Equalities Monitoring Form
For further information please contact Emma Walsh:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07472 085 374
BWC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
**This post is restricted to self-identifying women only as a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9 paragraph 1, Equality Act 2010. The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check.