Current Volunteering Opportunities


Nightline Association is almost entirely run by volunteers, with only one full time member of staff. As a result, volunteers get to play a hands on role operational and strategic running of a national charity. By volunteering for Nightline Association you will not only gain more awareness of the work of the Association and the charity sector, you will also gain workplace skills and make new friends.

Nightline Association is a charity which exists to support, promote and develop local Nightlines across the country. Nightlines are confidential listening and information services run by students for students.

The Association is made up of a board of trustees and six departments: Events, Development, Research, Policy and Accreditation, External Communications, IT and Representation and Recruitment. Each department has its own Head of Department and numerous volunteers that keep Nightline Association and the Nightlines which they serve running smoothly.

Nightline Association does not recruit listening volunteers – please contact your local Nightline for more information on how you can volunteer as a listener.

Please note that there will be elections held in the coming weeks for Regional Coordinators, Appointments Committee and Chair of Council.

Below are a list of current opportunities within each department:

To apply for any of these positions, please download the volunteer application form which can be found here and email it to applications@nightline.ac.uk  Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey here.

You may choose to submit a CV/Cover letter in support of your application, however you must submit a completed application form, if this is not submitted we cannot consider your application.

The information you provide in your application will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. By sending us an application, you agree to the Nightline Association processing and retaining the information you provide for any purposes connected to your application.


Trustees

Applications Open see details below

The trustee board has ultimate legal responsibility for keeping the organisation focused on its purpose – ensuring it is solvent, meeting legal requirements, has good governance and has clear strategic direction to deliver the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up. The trustees may be re-appointed for a further term by member Nightlines at the Annual General Meeting.

We are looking for trustees with special skills!

Legal

  • Monitor the legal requirements of the charity, its volunteers and staff and report to the Board and Charity Manager regarding changes in legislation and its effect on the above.
  • Work with Charity Manager, Treasurer and fellow Trustees to ensure that annual accounts and any other legal responsibilities are submitted to all relevant regulators in a timely fashion.
  • Liaising with external auditors on legal issues and ensuring that the organsiation’s legal policies and responsibilities are responsibly managed for the betterment of the organisation’s work and for the beneficiaries it serves.

HR

  • Committed to ensuring highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to employee relations, recruitment, retention, reward and recognition as well as staff and trustee development.
  • Assessing risks and measuring the impact of HR interventions in the light of changing legal requirements and best practice.
  • Working with the Charity Manager and Volunteering and Recruitment Manager to implement organisation policies and practices in the context of furthering charitable objectives and evaluating how they impact beneficiaries and staff.
  • Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s personnel, volunteers and staffing requirements in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.
  • Offer insight and advice to volunteer managers who might be facing challenges in their role.

Digital

  • Committed to ensuring highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to IT and charity members use.
  • Assessing risks and measuring the impact of IT interventions in the light of changing legal requirements and best practice.
  • Working with the Charity Manager, Head of IT and volunteers to implement organisation policies and practices in the context of furthering charitable objectives and evaluating how they impact beneficiaries and staff.
  • Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s IT requirements in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Service user

  • As a former service user of Nightline, committed to ensuring highest standards of governance in policies and practice related to the Nightlines and their service users.
  • Working with the Charity Manager, Research, Policy and Accreditation volunteers and regional volunteers to assess risks and measuring the impact of interventions in the light of changing legal requirements and best practice on the Nightlines.
  • Working with Nightlines to implement organisation policies and practices in the context of furthering charitable objectives and evaluating how they impact beneficiaries and volunteers.
  • Ensuring long-term strategic oversight of the organisation’s impact for service users in relation to the overarching goals of the charity.

Take a look at the Trustee Role Description for more information on these roles.

We are not currently accepting applications for non-specialist trustees. Applicants must submit a CV/Cover letter.


Events

The Events department are tasked with producing Association away days, regional conferences and the infamous spring conference. They are the platform where the best practices from all corners of the Nightline world to one room.

Events Assistant

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

Away Day Events Assistant

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

Regional Conference Events Assistant

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

Events Social Secretary

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

 

Chair of Council (Independent Chair)

The Chair of Council is tasked with organising and running meetings of the Association Council, at which policies are debated, amended and voted on. During meetings, the role involves the facilitation of discussions, time management and running of votes. Before and after meetings, the Chair’s responsibilities are focussed on documentation. Due to the nature of the Chair’s position, they must not take a position on policies or other debated topics, instead acting as an independent voice.

Applicants will be expected to attend Nightline’s Annual Conference on the weekend of the 31st March. Any applicants who cannot attend should state this when applying

This post is an elected position and is voted on by all eligible Nightline volunteers via online ballot. If you want to apply for this position please fill in the application form including references plus a manifesto and photo and send to applications@nightline.ac.uk.

Independent Chair

Deadline – 11pm, Saturday 4th March 2017


Development

No current vacancies.

Research, Policy and Accreditation

GPG Volunteer

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 5th March 2017


External Communications

The External Communications department is responsible for raising awareness of the services provided by Nightline Association and our member Nightlines. We also support the fundraising objectives of Nightline Association, ensuring we can continue supporting Nightlines, and in turn students, across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

No current vacancies.


IT

The IT Department are a team of highly dedicated volunteers working to make sure that all the services that we offer are in fine working order. We provide Nightlines with anonymous instant messaging and email software, call statistics software, websites and technical support.

IT Volunteer

No deadline, ongoing recruitment.


Representation and Recruitment

Representation and Recruitment is a department which consists of Regional Coordinators, who between them represent every Nightline in the United Kingdom at events such as council and Away Days, and Appointments Volunteers, who are responsible for the welfare and recruitment of every volunteer within the Association. We also have our eBulletin editor, who manages the monthly eBulletin. We are a lively department, with a team spirit and a dedication to the welfare of volunteers and Nightlines alike.

Recruitment Team Lead

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

Welfare Volunteer

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

Internal Communications Volunteer

Deadline – 11pm, Sunday 19th February 2017

 

Regional Coordinators 

We are currently recruiting Regional Coordinators for all regions. Regional Coordinators are the crucial link between Nightline Association and member Nightlines. Each Regional Coordinator supports their region throughout the year by being their first point of contact and providing advice and signposting. Regional Coordinators also play an important role in ensuring Nightline Association remains member led by representing their region’s views at council meetings.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves Nightline and would like to get more involved or continue to volunteer after graduating, or for anyone new to Nightline looking for an exciting and diverse opportunity.

Applicants will be expected to attend Nightline’s Annual Conference on the weekend of the 31st March. Any applicants who cannot attend should state this when applying.
This post is an elected position and is voted on by all eligible Nightline volunteers via online ballot. If you want to apply for this position please fill in the application form including references plus a manifesto and photo and send to applications@nightline.ac.uk.

Regional Coordinator

Deadline – 11pm, Saturday 4th March 2017

 

Appointments Committee Volunteers

We are currently recruiting 6 Appointments Committee Volunteers.

Appointments committee are member Nightlines representatives in all appointments within the Association including staff, trustee and volunteer positions. They are also responsible for volunteer welfare and tracking of engagement.

No previous experience necessary, but this role may be particularly suited to candidates with experience in a recruitment or a Nightline welfare role.

Applicants will be expected to attend Nightline’s Annual Conference on the weekend of the 31st March. Any applicants who cannot attend should state this when applying.

This post is an elected position and is voted on by all eligible Nightline volunteers via online ballot. If you want to apply for this position please fill in the application form including references plus a manifesto and photo and send to applications@nightline.ac.uk.

Appointments Committee Volunteer

Deadline – 11pm, Saturday 4th March 2017


To apply for any of these positions, please download the volunteer application form which can be found here and email it to applications@nightline.ac.uk  Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Survey here.

You may choose to submit a CV/Cover letter in support of your application, however you must submit a completed application form, if this is not submitted we cannot consider your application.

The information you provide in your application will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. By sending us an application, you agree to the Nightline Association processing and retaining the information you provide for any purposes connected to your application.