Exciting Job Opportunity for Volunteer Co-ordinators in Northumberland

MHM are involved in an exciting new sports project in Northumberland, and are looking for two Volunteer Co-ordinators to help us run it!

Being Active Matters is an innovative and inspiring three-year project being led by Mental Health Matters and Active Northumberland, and key to its success will be developing a volunteer workforce to link the healthcare and sporting communities in rural Northumberland. The aim of the project is to improve the mental wellbeing of people by enabling them to become more physically active.

To help manage the project Mental Health Matters is looking to recruit two enthusiastic and highly motivated Volunteer Co-ordinators to join the recovery arm of our talking therapy service based in Hexham and Alnwick.

The Volunteer Co-ordinators will recruit, develop and supervise a team of volunteers. The volunteers will provide one-to-one and group support to encourage people to engage and participate in a physical activity with local sports clubs and activity providers. The role will encourage and support people experiencing difficulties with their mental health to improve their wellbeing and social integration. The role is non-clinical and community based.

Building effective working relationships with Active Northumberland, sports clubs, activity providers and other key community partners is a key element of the role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Stephen Patterson on 01670 336650.

In return, MHM offers excellent training and development opportunities, flexible working (where appropriate), child care voucher scheme, 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata, plus statutory holidays and a 5% contributory pension scheme.

The full job advert & application details can be found by clicking here.