Opportunities

We are the leading Grief Support Charity in Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

There are many opportunities to be involved with the Dove Service, either by working for us, volunteering or joining us on a student placement.

Working For Us

Applying for a role with the Dove Service

Whichever role you apply for with us you will need to complete an application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form, which you can email or post to us.  Both of these forms can be found at the bottom of this section.

If you are applying for a specific role the Job Description and Person Specification will be shown with the advert for that role. If you have any problems downloading or accessing information about any of our opportunities please do not hesitate to ring our office.

Unless otherwise stated please email completed applications to enquiries@thedoveservice.org.uk 

Application Form V2

Equal Opps Monitoring Form 2019

Volunteer Placement Counsellors

The Dove Service has been successful in gaining funding from NHS Cheshire CCG. The aim of this project is to support those who have been impacted by grief with the Crewe, Congleton and Macclesfield area.

You will be delivering a mixture of face to face and remote counselling to the minimum of 3 clients per week, plus supporting the delivery of 1 support group per month within your designated locality.

As an incredibly valued member of the team, you will work with us to positively raise awareness about the impact that grief can have on individuals and wider communities. We need ambassadors that are passionate about our mission who want to be part of team striving to improve the overall wellbeing of our communities.

The successful applicant will be required to deliver remote counselling via the telephone and Zoom from our Head Office in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent and/ or work face 2 face in outreaches within the designated areas. We are looking for individuals who are ethically minded with a good understanding about grief.

If you are interested in working with the Dove Service download the application pack and Equal Opps Monitoring Form

Download job description and person specification

The appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references, Enhanced DBS clearance, evidenced BACP student membership and confirmed Fitness to Practice from your education provider.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 9th December at 4pm.

Successful applications will be invited to attend a group assessment on either the Monday 13th or Tuesday 14th December. Those successful in the assessment stage will then be invited to a short online interview on Friday 17th December. You must be available on these dates to be eligible to apply.

Please return your completed application F.A.O. Placement Recruitment via email to: enquires@thedoveservice.org.uk or return via post to: The Dove Service, The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. ST1 5DD.

Honorary Treasurer Trustee Recruitment

As a member of our highly motivated and enthusiastic Board of Trustees you will play a key role in influencing the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating performance. You will be instrumental in supporting the future development of the organisation, using any specific knowledge or experience you have to help the Board of Trustees reach sound decisions. This will involve contributing to financial and business planning, scrutinising Board papers, leading discussions, focusing on key issues, and providing advice, guidance, support and constructive challenge.

Trustees are both Charity Trustees and Company Directors of The Dove Service and are responsible for ensuring compliance with our governing document, charity and company law.

Our Board of Trustees meets bi-monthly on a Tuesday evening (5.15pm – 8.30pm approx) and we are looking for a member who can commit to preparing for and attending these meetings, training sessions and other events as required, as well as supporting the organisation in the role of Honorary Treasurer.  Meetings are currently being held remotely via Zoom.  Estimated time commitment for the role is 2-3 days per month.  Board members are expected to serve a 3-year term with the potential for re-appointment for one additional term.

If you are an experienced professional who would be interested in volunteering your support to our organisation and could commit to attending Trustee Meetings on a bi-monthly basis, we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for Trustee’s with specific knowledge and experience in Fundraising/Marketing and someone to fulfill our Honorary Treasurer role (see job description below).  For an informal chat about the role of a trustee please contact our CEO Charlie O’Dell 

Treasurer role description Oct 21

Volunteer Receptionists/Administrators

Vacancies for Volunteer Receptionists/Administrators

We have vacancies for the role of Volunteer Receptionist/Administrator, to assist in the provision of a professional and efficient front of house service for all users of the service.

Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of ½ day per week.

Main Responsibilities Include:

1. Telephone response
Answering the main telephone, referring calls on and taking messages as required
Providing information to callers and signposting them to other organisations

2. Receiving visitors to the office
Ensure that all clients and visitors are welcomed

3. General office tasks
Log outgoing and incoming post for distribution to staff
Respond to email enquiries
Compile and distribute information packs for counselling enquiries

4. Management of leaflets and resources
Ensure that resources, leaflets and posters are kept up to date in reception

5. Support of Managers and Administrators
To assist the CEO, Project Managers and Referrals Team by undertaking general administrative support, e.g. photocopying, filing, archiving and correspondence
Take responsibility for making, re-arranging and cancelling room bookings

Skills & Qualifications Required:

Experience within a similar role is desirable
Good organisational and time management skills
Excellent communication skills and a warm and friendly manner
Ability to demonstrate good customer service skills
Competent levels of literacy
Good IT skills

For more information, please contact us on 01782 683155 or email enquiries@thedoveservice.org.uk.

Get involved and fundraise for us!

We are always pleased to hear from anyone who would like to fundraise for us, so if you fancy running a marathon, organising a quiz night or baking cakes or anything else we would love you to get in touch!

Why not take a look at our fundraising page to see how you can get involved and maybe get a few ideas.