Volunteer Receptionist Wanted

About the Opportunity

The Sussex Beacon is looking to recruit a Volunteer Receptionist to join our dedicated front desk team. This is the perfect opportunity for a candidate with strong communication and telephone skills, who enjoys working with people from a variety of backgrounds, and wants to support The Sussex Beacon’s mission to help people living with HIV.

Duties will include meeting and greeting visitors, answering the telephone, taking and relaying messages, and overall ensuring the smooth running of the reception area. This is an important volunteer position, and interested candidates should only apply if they are willing to commit for a minimum of 6 months.

The successful candidates will receive:
  • Substantial front desk training
  • The opportunity to be part of an award-winning team of outstanding volunteers
  • Subsidised lunches
  • Free on-site parking
  • Basic travel expenses (up to the current prices of Brighton and Hove City Saver Bus tickets)
How to apply

If you would like to apply, or find out more about this volunteer position, please contact Reception Coordinator Jan Selwyn-Davis either by email jan.selwyn-davis@sussexbeacon.org.uk, or telephone 01273 694222 Ext 244.

Brighton Based HIV charity calls for volunteers to join its team

HIV and sexual heath charity The Sussex Beacon, is calling for volunteers to come forward and help with its vital work, supporting people living with HIV. A wide range of roles are available and the charity matches people to posts based on their interests, skills and experience.

The charity is currently recruiting:

  • Fundraisers
  • Reception and administration staff
  • Kitchen/dining room staff
  • Event support
  • Gardeners
  • Shop assistants
  • People to collect/deliver items to The Sussex Beacon charity shops

and more…

Simon Dowe, Chief Executive of The Sussex Beacon said, “Volunteers are a vital part of The Sussex Beacon, we simply couldn’t function effectively without them. We’re now looking for more people to join our enthusiastic, dedicated team. A little of your time could make a huge difference to local people living with HIV, so if you’re interested, please get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.”

The Sussex Beacon’s volunteer team recently won an award for its work with young volunteers. A ‘certificate of recognition’ was awarded by Skills Training UK, an organisation that supports disadvantaged young people to develop skills, qualifications and gain vital work experience with local employers.  A number of young people from the Skills Training UK programme have worked as volunteers in The Sussex Beacon’s shops.

All volunteers at The Sussex Beacon are given training relevant to their role, on-going support and their expenses are paid. As well as helping others, volunteering often helps those doing it to develop transferable skills and can sometimes lead to other employment opportunities.

To apply, go online at www.sussexbeacon.org.uk/volunteer or call Jan on 01273 694 222.