MEET in Oxford Making EMDR & Energy Therapies more accessible in Oxford

Administrator and Development Worker

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.

About the charity

MEET in Oxford uses fully qualified and highly experienced psychotherapists to offer the trauma therapy treatments EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) 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.

MEET in Oxford is supported by Oxford Quaker Meeting which provides counselling rooms free of charge on a Monday and by its therapists who work pro bono. This post is being funded by legacy income and a grant from the Retreat York Benevolent Fund.

About the Job

Job title: Administrator and Development Worker

Place of Work: Mondays at 43 St Giles, Oxford and the rest of the time from home

Reporting to: Sandra Figgess, Therapist and Trustee

Salary: £29,636, pro rata – £14,818 (point 26 of the National Joint Council (NJC) pay scale)

Hours of work: 18 hours per week to be worked flexibly.

Length of contract: three years in the first instance

Job Description
Administrative Role

  • 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 which therapists are undertaking on behalf of MEET.
  • 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 and attend the meetings.
  • Hold the MEET mobile and respond to client and therapist queries and calls.

Development Role
  • 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.

Person Specification
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.

Application – CV with an accompanying letter of no more than two pages demonstrating how you fit the criteria for this post should be sent to Sandra Figgess by email: [email protected] Please note that short listing will focus primarily on the accompanying letter rather than the CV and we will expect to see evidence that you have looked carefully at our website.

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 3rd April

Interviews will be held on Monday 20th April

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