MEET in Oxford provides a low cost trauma focused therapy service using fully qualified and highly experienced psychotherapists who offer Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) and Energy Psychotherapy (EP) to people whose lives are seriously affected by difficult experiences in the past and who are unable to pay for private therapy or access it through the NHS.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual to support us to consolidate and develop this very low-cost trauma focused therapy service which operates from Oxford City Centre on Mondays.
MEET in Oxford was registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2019 (charity number 1182200) and is now looking for an experienced administrator and development worker (0.5 f.t.e).
3-year fixed term contract at point 26 of the National Joint Council (NJC) pay scale – £29,636, pro rata – £14,818.
We are looking for an experienced administrator and development worker who has:
- An interest in supporting people who are living with the impacts of trauma and is in sympathy with Quaker Values
- A willingness to learn about EP/EMDR approaches and advocate for these methods of working with trauma.
- Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively.
- Excellent computer skills.
- Ability to combine strategic thinking and planning with the flexibility to respond to opportunities for working in synergy with other organisations.
- Ability to work collaboratively with trustees and professional colleagues who are working pro bono.
- Good time management skills and initiative to enable combining working from home with a presence at 43 St Giles on Mondays.
- Proven skills in organisational development.
- An understanding of the world of therapy and of organisations working with vulnerable people.
- An experience or interest in fundraising in the charitable sector.
- Review and improve existing methods of record keeping and communication with clients and referrers and take overall responsibility for maintaining records.
- Communicate with other professionals involved in the care of our clients as needed.
- Liaise with Oxford Quaker Meeting Office Manager and staff.
- Do the administration for the introductory training events and group work in the methods we use undertaken by therapists.
- Maintain and update MEET’s website
- Keep accounts and bank money paid by clients.
- Support Trustees to fulfil responsibilities in relation to the Charity Commission by preparing an annual report and annual accounts.
- Prepare agenda and minutes of the quarterly Trustees meetings in consultation with the chair of Trustees.
- To answer client and therapist queries and calls.
- Help to develop connections with organisations that refer to us and look for opportunities for collaboration.
- Support therapists to develop groupwork and market courses so developed.
- In collaboration with trustees, explore and secure future funding for MEET to maintain the sustainability of the charity.
- Be willing to support and enable new initiatives in relation to the future of MEET.
Find out more about our work by visiting our website.
Application – CV with an accompanying letter demonstrating how you fit the criteria for this post should be sent to Sandra Figgess by email. Please note that short listing will focus primarily on your accompanying letter and we will expect to find evidence that you have looked carefully at our website.
Closing Date: Friday 3rd April
Interviews will be held on Monday 20th April
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.