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 almost 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 work towards increasing the knowledge the Nightline Association Training Team has of the Training methods used by all Nightlines and to utilise this to improve the support the Training Team can offer to Nightlines.
Historically, the Training Team has relied upon the experience and knowledge of its own volunteers to give a picture of how Nightlines across the UK and Ireland undertake their training and recruitment processes, including any similarities and differences in how they operate. The newly created Training Methods Branch of the Training Team aims to reduce the reliance on individual volunteers’ knowledge, by collating information from Nightlines and other Nightline Association Teams, in particular the Quality Assurance Team, to create a centralised resource that gives an insight into the training methods of all Nightlines.
As this is a newly created branch of the Training Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to shaping the branch’s operation.
You will also be expected to provide feedback on the structure and content of Nightlines’ training, based on your previous experience and any knowledge you gain in this role.
|Role:||Training Methods Volunteer|
|Term Limit:||Three years, with possibility to be extended|
|Location:||Remote working, open to applicants across the UK and Ireland|
|Supported by:||Training Team|
|Accountable to:||Training Team Lead|