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Chess Volunteer- Belfast Resource Centre

Main duties

· To teach chess to service-users on a one to one or group basis.
· To help promote the sessions.
· Facilitate members in accessing the sessions.
· To ensure health and safety is maintained at all times.
· To support the team in various tasks as required by Supervisor.
· Report back to Team Leader on issues and updates.

Abilities and experience

Essential


Experience in playing chess
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Good organisational skills.
Manage the resources of the group as agreed by the Supervisor.
Knowledge of health and safety.
Interest in supporting those affected by severe mental illness.

Desirable


Previous experience of facilitating groups.
Previous experience within the Voluntary sector, or previous knowledge of those affected by severe mental illness.


MindWise volunteers are encouraged to live the MindWise values when they are
carrying out a volunteer role, in all interactions with staff, service-users and other
volunteers. The MindWise values are;

· Passion - We are passionate about mental health and wellbeing
· Respect - We are respectful and value everyone
· Empathy - We are empathetic, we listen and support you when you need it
· Togetherness - We believe that working together is the best way to achieve our goals

Additional information

All appropriate and agreed expenses will be covered as per MindWise expenses policy.
Enhanced Access NI checks will be carried out on all regulated positions and successfully returned prior to placement. To assist in the role volunteers will be expected to attend and fully engage in guidance and support meetings with an allocated volunteer supervisor and will have access to regular training.

Selection

Volunteer applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview with the volunteer manager and service manager and will be inducted via the Active 8 volunteer programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this role online by clicking here for our Volunteer Application Form