Nightlines provide an anonymous and confidential listening and information service, run by students for students at their university. They work to improve student mental health and wellbeing and are open at night when no other university welfare services are available. Nightline services now cover over 100 universities and colleges, or over 1.8 million students, across the UK and Ireland thanks to an incredible team of over 2,100 trained student volunteers.
The Nightline Association is the registered charity that supports, promotes and develops Nightlines. Nightline Association is run entirely by volunteers, who get to play a hands on operational and strategic role in the running of a national charity. By volunteering for the Nightline Association you will not only gain more awareness of the work of the Association and the charity sector, you will also gain transferable skills and make new friends.
Your primary responsibility is to build a professional relationship with Nightlines in your region, in order to support, represent, and maintain them.
The ten regions are Ireland, North Scotland, South Scotland, North West England, North East England, Midlands, South West England, South England, South East England, and Wales.
Please note that you are not required to be based or previously involved in the region you are representing, however this may benefit candidates.
You will sit within the Engagement Department, whose role it is to engage with Nightlines and Association volunteers. You will report to the Regional Coordinator Lead, themselves also an elected representative.
The Engagement Department consists of four teams:
|Role:||Voluntary role, travel expenses reimbursed|
|Term Limit:||One year|
|Location:||Remote working, open to applicants across the UK and Ireland|
|Supported by:||Regional Coordinator Team Lead|
|Accountable to:||Member Nightlines and their volunteers in your region|
To run for Regional Coordinator you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
On the latter two there is a two month grace period for overlap at that start and end of elected terms.
Whilst how much time you commit to your role at the Nightline Association is largely down to you, hours for this role can vary week by week between 1-10 hours per week so flexibility and time management is essential. However, we would also like to stress that this is very much a guide and that volunteers are by no means obliged to commit that amount of time every single week. Time commitment can also be discussed with your line manager when required.
You would be expected to attend online team meetings roughly once a month, and to keep up to date with your emails and team messages. The Nightline Association also has three away days each year which you are encouraged to attend when you can.
This post is an elected position and is voted on by all eligible Nightlines via online ballot.
To apply for this role:
It is your discretion on whether you want to upload an image or not. Please relate your manifesto to the role description, particularly focusing on required skills. Here are some example manifestos.