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Working or Volunteering for Behind Closed Doors, you can be confident of being valued and appreciated and know that your support and contribution genuinely changes people's lives positively.

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Employment Opportunities

We have no current employment opportunities.

 

 

 

 

If you would like us to contact you regarding Volunteering or Trustee opportunities, please complete and submit the contact details below.

Trustee vacancies

Our Trustees are responsible for the governance and efficiency of our service. Their mix of knowledge and skills supports our work and helps drive the organisation forward at a strategic level. We are currently looking for new members who can bring key skills to the Board in the Legal, Business, Change Management, Finance, HR and Statistics sectors. Please email: info@behind-closed-doors.org.uk for more information.

 

  • COMMUNITY(PARS) VOLUNTEER

    Personal Responsibilities

     

    • To be familiar with the mission, vision and values of Behind Closed Doors

    • To respect and work within the organisation’s policies on confidentiality, equality and diversity and all other policies and procedures adopted by the organisations at all times

    • From time-to-time carry out additional tasks as agreed in advance as appropriate and within the boundaries of the volunteer’s responsibility and capacity.

     

    Key Tasks

     

    • To provide emotional and practical support to people from a variety of backgrounds who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse

    • To meet/visit clients in their homes and / or other safe locations

    • To record relevant information during visits and transfer client information onto the office database as appropriate

    • To keep case files updated and carry out any follow-up work as required

    • To write letters of support to other organisations e.g. supporting a housing application

    • To research information on other relevant services / resources on own initiative

    • To accompany clients to appointments as necessary and subject to your availability, e.g. solicitors, social care meetings, housing offices

    • To liaise with other organisations on a client’s behalf, in person, by letter or telephone

     

    Additional tasks

     

    • To assist, as agreed, in training, presentations and publicity events

    • To assist in contributing to developing policies and procedures within the PARS project

    • To attend supervision and regular team meetings, have shared responsibility for minute taking and contribute as part of the team

    • To attend additional in-house and external training events for personal development as agreed and appropriate

     

    Please click here to download a Person Specification for the Community (PARS) Volunteer role

     

  • OFFICE(PARS) VOLUNTEER

    Personal Responsibilities

     

    • To support the mission, vision and values of Behind Closed Doors

    • To respect and work within the organisation’s policies and procedures at all times

    • To undertake tasks as specified in this role description with guidance from the PARS Supervisor and Management Team and from time-to-time, carry out additional tasks as agreed in advance, as appropriate and within the boundaries of the volunteer’s responsibility and capacity

     

    Key Tasks

     

    • To provide emotional and practical support to people from a variety of backgrounds who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse

    • To maintain regular phone support  with clients waiting for community volunteer support

    • To liaise with other organisations on a client’s behalf, by letter or telephone

    • To accompany colleagues on home visits to clients when joint working is recommended

    • To support community based colleagues and their clients with administrative and office-based support tasks including writing letters e.g. a housing support letter

    • To accurately record on the office database, all relevant information relating to all contact with clients, colleagues / agencies and professionals working with the client

    • To research information on other relevant services / resources on own initiative

    • To signpost clients to other agencies and organisations as appropriate

     

    Additional tasks

     

    • To assist, as agreed, in training, presentations and publicity events

    • To assist in contributing to developing policies and procedures within the PARS project

    • To attend supervision and regular team meetings, have shared responsibility for minute taking and contribute as part of the team

    • To attend additional in-house and external training events for personal development as agreed and appropriate

     

    Please click here to download a Person Specification for the Office (PARS) Volunteer role

  • COMMUNITY(LDVS) VOLUNTEER

    Personal Responsibilities

     

    • To support the mission, vision and values of Behind Closed Doors

    • To respect, support and work within BCD’s policies and procedures at all times

    • To undertake tasks as specified in this role description with guidance from the Outreach Team Leader and from time-to-time, carry out additional tasks as agreed in advance, as appropriate and within the boundaries of the volunteer’s responsibility and capacity

     

    Key Tasks

     

    • To establish and maintain support for people from a variety of backgrounds who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse

    • To process all referrals in line with the organisation’s procedures

    • To undertake risk assessment for all clients referred  to the service and to offer appropriate support, including safety planning

    • To provide direct support for clients in their home or a safe location and /or in meetings e.g. solicitors, housing offices, social care, civil court procedures

    • To provide information and sources of help including emergency accommodation, legal options, welfare entitlement  and housing offices

    • To maintain accurate records of all information and activity relating to a client on the organisation’s database

    • To advocate on behalf of clients with other agencies

    • To support the transition of clients from an abusive situation into safe and independent living

     

    Additional tasks

     

    • To participate in planning, reviewing and evaluating the organisation’s services

    • To assist in contributing to developing policies and procedures within the project

    • To participate in supervision (with  Team Leader/Mentor) and  team meetings

    • To attend additional in-house and external training events for personal and professional development as agreed and appropriate

     

    Please click here to download a Person Specification for the Outreach Volunteer role

Volunteering Opportunities

Behind Closed Doors recognises the tremendous value that Volunteers bring to the organisation in carrying out the aims of the project and in supporting the people we work with.  Volunteers are an essential link in offering an end-to-end support service to people who are, or have, experienced domestic violence and abuse.

 

We do our best to provide a placement that meets the needs of Behind Closed Doors but that also suits the needs of the Volunteer. To achieve this we do ask that Volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week in one day, (or 3-hours one evening per week for our Out-of-Hours service) for a minimum of 6 months after completing training and a period of mentoring.

 

Volunteers in the Prevention and Recovery Service (PARS) focus on delivering emotional and low-level practical support direct to people who are assessed as low/medium risk.  This may be structured phone support and/or face-to-face meetings.

 

For more information about specific Volunteer roles, please see below.

 

To obtain more information about applying to Volunteer, please click on the information below or via the Support Us tab.

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