Manchester, Greater Manchester, North West



About the organisation

Marriage Care is the largest faith-based relationship support organisation in England and Wales. Our vision is for a society in which ... Read more

Job Description

Do you enjoy meeting people and putting them at their ease? 

Would you also welcome some quiet time secure in the knowledge that your presence is helping vital work in improving people's lives? 

One of Marriage Care's most valued services is our relationship counselling. Our trained professional volunteer counsellors help couples and individuals to improve what is often the most important thing in their lives - their relationships. However, they cannot offer this service without a chaperone (receptionist) to welcome clients and stay in reception during the counselling session. 

We are looking for a friendly and helpful volunteer to spend a couple of hours usually on a weekday evening, sharing with other volunteers. We will pay local travelling expenses to the premises. 

We are looking for:

+ A friendly and welcoming nature
+ Enjoy meeting people and putting them at their ease
+ Good verbal communication skills
+ Ability to be sensitive to and respond appropriately to our clients, who may be experiencing anxiety, concern or negativity towards the counselling session
+ Calm and level headed
+ Ability to respect the confidentiality of our clients and counsellors at all times
+ Team working skills
+ Reliability and good time management
+ Commitment to the values of Marriage Care
+ Available to provide average of 2 hours per week, normally evenings, to undertake the responsibilities of the role

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