EDI Volunteer advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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Victim Support

Contact Information:
Victim Support
121 - 131 Eastgate House
Eastgate Street

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EDI Volunteer - 3283


Could you support projects that promote equality, diversity and inclusion within the organisation and for the clients that access our services?

County/Borough: Gloucestershire
Office location: Victim Support, Eastgate House, 121-131 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1PX
Full time/Part time: Flexible (Volunteer Only)
Hours per week: 1
Work schedule: 1 hour per week
Basic Salary: Voluntary
Contract type: Volunteering
DBS required?:Yes
Police vetting required?:No
Ref No: 3283

What will I be doing?
• Support VS to implement processes that raise awareness of EDI issues. For example, this could be by having an input in developing guidance for employees or by supporting the work of the internal EDI networks, or by having an input in updating our internal intranet with materials that helps us better support clients.
• Help to deliver and develop events that promote EDI awareness around protected characteristics. For example at events like Pride.
• Communicate to staff and volunteers about EDI projects, events and ways of working.
• Share good EDI practice amongst teams through our internal intranet.

What skills do I need?
• Friendly and approachable manner.
• Good written and verbal communication skills.
• Basic IT skills.
• Ability to volunteer within our values, policies and procedures.

How much time am I expected to give?
• Ideally you would volunteer for an average of 1 hour per week for a period of at least 12 months so that you can get the most out of the role and to provide some continuity to the victims and witnesses that we support.

What does the training involve?
• Foundation - this is eLearning that will take an average of 12 hours to complete over a 2-week period.

What are the benefits?
• Full induction, one-to-one support for the role, and opportunities for excellent training and to develop new skills.
• All volunteers have free access to the Employee Access Programme which provides free, confidential assistance with any work, personal or family issue.
• Rewarding sense of having made a positive difference to people’s lives.
• Learn about the work of criminal justice agencies.
• All volunteers have free access to a wide range of e-learning opportunities.

What opportunities do I get?
• Join a team of like-minded people.
• Contribute to our valuable work.
• Ability to engage with the Victim Support Volunteer Panel.
• Opportunities to join in project teams and influence development throughout the organisation.


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This opportunity is available to all applicants aged 18 and over. This role requires references and internal safeguarding checks. Volunteers will be asked to provide all relevant documents for VS to carry out these checks. All volunteers must have an active email address that they use regularly and be willing to engage in our electronic means of communication, keeping up-to-date with information on our intranet, maintaining personal details on our database, and engaging in two-way communication.

Closing date for applications: 24/11/2021

Salary: UNPAID

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