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Interested in Joining the Team?

Beyond Reflections is a combination of a dedicated team (staff and volunteers), massive support from our allies and community projects, and much appreciated funding from organisations and donations, all come together to provide amazing support for our members.

Would you like to get involved?

Fill out one of the application forms at the end of this page if you are interested.

Are you:

  • Empathic
  • Willing to gain or already have an understanding of trans+ experiences
  • A good communicator
  • Non-judgemental
  • Embracing equality and diversity

If you said yes to those, we would love to hear from you.

 

Below you will find a list of positions that we frequently need to fill.

In order to get the best out of and for our volunteers and provide the best service to those we are supporting we assess at interview each applicant’s skill level and suggest which role we think may be best suited to you at that time.

Most volunteers will start as group support and many then move into other roles as they expand their knowledge and skills.

 

Examples of Volunteer Positions

Facilitator – A role for someone skilled in supporting others in a group setting, managing a room and encouraging peer interaction. Some level of counselling skills training is ideal, but not essential. Experienced volunteers who have been with us for a while and worked on their skills work their way up to taking on this role.

Counsellor – Join our team of dedicated BACP registered therapists providing one-to-one person-centred counselling. We provide counselling placements to trainees and experienced therapists looking to give back or further develop their practice through working with our members as they explore their authentic selves.

Group support – New to support or don’t feel ready to take the lead? This is a role to back up the facilitator of the group, and has been a start point for many of our current facilitators, hosts and keyworkers. Ideal for those willing to get stuck in but with less experience, this is the role where most new starters begin with us.

Wellbeing host – Chatty and social? This is a role perfect for someone able to both get conversations going and sit back and allow them to happen, as well as managing the room should things go off track.

Consultation team – Good at talking with people who may be nervous? This is a rewarding role to help us with onboarding our new members including discussing what support they need and starting their journey with us on a positive note.

Counselling supervisor – Each volunteer supervisor enables Beyond Reflections to provide around 600 counselling sessions a year. We offer supervision placements to trainees who have a good understanding of the experiences of gender diverse people, and to experienced supervisors who want to give back and further develop their practice working with our unique client group.

At times, other roles within the charity may be offered to existing volunteers. These might be short term, such as events, or longer term roles.

 

Where do we fit within your week?

Our services run over a variety of times, the minimum time commitment for supporting at groups is an hour and a half (one group) twice each month at set times.

Most of our volunteer roles are evening commitments, however a few roles are daytime and the one to one support is flexible. There are no weekend commitments however from time to time we ask for volunteers to help with events such as Pride if they wish to do so.

 

Support for volunteers

As a new starter you would have an induction followed by our gender awareness training and our facilitation and support skills training.

We run a monthly skills workshop to further develop your support skills in a range of areas. Attendance at skills workshops is optional and open to all volunteers.

We have a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator who you can contact if you need support and who will also contact you regularly to check in.

 

Support for counsellors

All counsellors are provided with monthly one-to-one supervision which not only meets BACP requirements but provides a safe, nurturing environment for you to ground theory in practice and provide the best possible support to your clients. Our counselling practice is informed by Rogers’ Six Necessary and Sufficient Conditions.

Counsellors have access to general volunteer CPD sessions and further training and development related to the discipline.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please apply here.

If you are interested in applying as a counsellor, please apply here.

If you are interested in applying as a counselling supervisor, please apply here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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