Opportunities

Reframe Coaching - Women's Lead and Recovery Coach

Posted 17/04/2024     Closing Date: 30th April 2024

Reframe Coaching are on the lookout for a like-minded Recovery Coach, to lead on their work with women across their themes of work.

This is a full-time paid role supporting and providing Recovery Coaching sessions to women who have been affected either directly or indirectly by Gambling Related Harm.

Previous experience in a similar role and Lived Experience of gambling related harm is preferable.

Recovery Coaching qualifications are preferable, although training could be provided if necessary.

Applicants should submit a CV and covering letter to career@reframecoaching.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April.

The job information pack is available here --> Reframe_Women's Lead Job Description

EPIC Restart Foundation - Head of Marketing & Communications

Posted 17/04/2024     Closing Date: 22nd April 2024

EPIC Restart Foundation are looking for a Head of Marketing & Communications.

This is not specifically a Lived Experience role but it is a role with a Lived Experience founded and based charity working in the Gambling Harms sector. As such it may be an ideal opportunity for someone to combine their LE knowledge with existing marketing skills.

"We are seeking a skilled and experienced Head of Marketing & Communications to join our growing team. 

This is a newly created role reporting to the Chief Executive, working alongside our Head of Programmes.
 
We are looking for someone with energy, flexibility and creative marketing and communications skills who is excited by the opportunity to change lives and support people in recovery.

Apply with your CV and a supporting letter to opportunities@epicrestartfoundation.org.

Download the application pack below for further details."

The application pack is available here --> FINAL_Head_of_Marketing___Communications_Application_Pack_March_2024

GLEN Development Panel Volunteers

Posted 21/03/2024     Closing Date: 26th April 2024

To help design and support our plans for the next year GLEN are looking for volunteers with Lived Experience of Gambling Related Harms to join our newly reformed Development Panel.

Participation will involve meeting up on-line once a month with our operations team to discuss on-going projects and to develop ideas around progressing and expanding the network.

In addition to these monthly Full Panel meetings we will be creating project specific teams to coordinate delivery of individual projects. Projects currently planned for 2024 include:

  • A Community Outreach programme which aims to take the discussions around gambling harms to existing communities where  harm may be happening out of sight.
  • The development of a comprehensive Directory of Resources currently available in the UK for individuals seeking support and treatment for harms associated with gambling.
  • The creation of a Yearly Calendar detailing external events such as conferences which may be of interest to individuals with Lived Experience of gambling harms.
  • Development of a network Consensus Statement which outlines our members' views on what we expect of Governments, the Gambling Commission, and other public bodies in regards to commitments around preventing gambling being a source of harm to individuals and to wider society.

As a network built on Lived Experience and promoting the value of those with Lived Experience we believe in remunerating people for their expert time. Attendance at each Development Panel or Project meeting will qualify the participants for vouchers for £25 per hour. One of the tasks put before the Full Panel will be to develop appropriate remuneration policies for future meetings which could include options for how payment is received.

We are also keen that Development Panel members are offered training which will benefit their ability to contribute to the tasks set and which will also help build their own personal skills and development potential.

We are really keen to hear from individuals who are passionate about using their own lived experience to benefit and support others in reaching their own potentials.

If you are interested in becoming a Development Panel member or would like to learn more then we are holding an online Information Session  on Wednesday 10th April @ 12pm (noon) where we will be explaining the purpose of the Development Panel and outlining some of the other projects which panel members will be given the opportunity to help design and deliver. This session is free to access and you can book your place via Eventbrite here.

An Application Form for applying to join the Development Panel is available to complete online here.

Alternatively, if you would prefer filling in an application offline then simply email us at info@glenetwork.org including the words "Development Panel Application" in the subject line and we will email you a standalone form.

Adferiad Woman's Welsh Gambling Awareness Coordinator

Posted 17/04/2024           Closing Date: 30th April 2024           

Adferiad are recruiting for a Woman's Welsh Gambling Awareness Coordinator.

Adferiad are a national organisation who deliver services in all areas of Wales around providing services and campaigning for people and carers affected by mental illness, substance use, addictions, and other complex conditions.

They are currently working in partnership with GambleAware to improve outcomes for Women around the stigma attached to Gambling Harms and are looking for candidates able to assist in running their bilingual awareness and education programme that will highlight the specific issues that women face when it comes to gambling, and directly target breaking feelings of shame and stigma amongst women who may be struggling. 

Information is available here: Adferiad Job Openings

Applications are due by 23:59 pm BST on April 30th

BKM - Armed Forces Peer Coordinator

Posted 17/04/2024           Closing Date: 25th April 2024      

BetKnowMore are recruiting an Armed Forces Peer Coordinator

Betknowmore UK is looking for an armed forces veteran, or someone closely involved with the armed forces (a family member for example) who has a proven track record of delivering support and training services for vulnerable adults, such as in the mental health or addiction sectors. The Armed Forces Peer Aid Coordinator will supervise and work with a team of Peer Supporters, ensuring a safe and effective programme of work is established. Previous applicants need not apply.

This is a full-time equivalent post and further details and how to apply can be found here : BKM Armed Forces Peer Aid Coordinator

Application closing date is 25th April at 5pm.

GambleAware : Lived Experience Council - Welsh Representative

Posted 21/03/2024           Closing Date: 29th April 12pm

GambleAware are recruiting for a Welsh representative on their Lived Experience Council.

This is an exciting role which gives considerable insight and input into the full range of projects and activities carried out by the main commissioning charity in our sector.

LEC members are paid to attend quarter yearly meetings with many additional opportunities for sub-group involvement.

For further details please see the attached Information Pack:  GA_LEC Welsh Recruitment 2024 - Full Information Pack

The Introduction and Welcome from the current LEC chair reads:

"We are delighted to announce the recruitment of a Welsh representative to join our Lived Experience Council (LEC) as a full member, as part of GambleAware’s proud commitment to engage with communities of people who have experienced gambling harms.
The Lived Experience Council was first launched in the summer of 2022 and it comprises entirely of people with direct lived experience of gambling harms, as well as those who are indirectly impacted by others’ gambling harms, to share their expertise and experience and to inform GambleAware and its Board of Trustees."

There are currently 11 members sitting on the Council, including its Chair:

“As Chair of the LEC, I’m looking forward to welcoming a new member to represent Wales to
enhance the diversity and viewpoints of lived experience further. Following on from recruiting three
new members last year, and seeing the support, guidance and integration so quickly into the LEC,
and how welcomed they all felt, we are all keen to extend this further to a new member to become
instantly valued and part of the team.”

Ben Howard, LEC Chair 

GambleAware : Research Advisory Group - Lived Experience Involvement Opportunity

Posted 20/03/2024           Closing Date: 25th April 12pm

GambleAware are recruiting for an individual with research interest who has lived experience as an Affected Other to join their Research Advisory Group (RAG).

The overview for the RAG is:

GambleAware established a Research Advisory Group (RAG) in 2023. The role of this group is to strengthen the links between GambleAware’s research and the work of our key stakeholders, and ensure that GambleAware’s research benefits from the collective expertise and wisdom of others across research, service provision, and the lived experience community.

The full role description is attached here:  GambleAware - Research Advisory Panel Member - Role Description