Summary

This section is used to post vacancies as and when they arise.

Current paid vacancies

We don’t have any paid opportunities available at this time. Please sign up to our updates to receive news of any new vacancies.

 

Other possible vacancies

There are other vacancies that regularly become available. Although we don’t have any specific vacancies for these at the moment, you can complete an application form and we’ll be in touch as/when we have a vacancy:

  1. Helpline Advisor (Voluntary)
  2. Content Writer (Home-based – Voluntary)
  3. Active Forum Contributor (Home-based – Voluntary)

 

Finding out about new vacancies

You can sign up to receive updates, which is how new vacancies will be promoted as and when they arise. More information about volunteering for Unlock can be found here.

Recruitment policies

The following policies apply to the recruitment of employees and volunteers.

 

Got a question?

If you’re interested in a particular vacancy, or if you have a general query, please get in touch. You can email admin@unlock.org.uk or call 01622 230705.

 

Helpline Advisor (Voluntary)

About the role

We are an independent and highly respected social inclusion charity based in Maidstone, Kent. In this office-based role you will help to deliver Unlock’s peer-led Helpline, by providing advice and support by telephone, email, and letter, and producing information for our online Information Hub.

We’re looking for somebody who…

  • Is a person with past convictions
  • Is confident person with experience in a customer-facing role
  • Has a passion for making a difference and challenging inequality
  • Loves working in a small team but who is self-motivated enough to excel without heavy supervision
  • Has excellent verbal, written and research skills and are able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people
  • Is confident using computers (including use of internet and emails)
  • Is ideally able to commit to volunteering 2 days per week for at least 6 months
  • Lives near to our Maidstone office; we have a limited travel budget, but travel costs can be covered where agreed in advance (up to a maximum of £15 per day)

Interested?

  • The Role Description provides more information about this position.
  • If you wish to apply, please complete an Volunteer Application Form and return along with a covering letter.
  • Send your application by email to admin@unlock.org.uk or post it to Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH.

 

Content Writer (Voluntary) – Home-based

About the role

We are an independent and highly respected social inclusion charity based in Maidstone, Kent. In this home-based role you will form part of a small team who help to maintain and develop our online Information Hub by researching into complex issues and producing updates to existing information and developing new information updates for the site.

We’re looking for somebody who…

Is a highly-skilled researcher/writer looking for an opportunity to use your skills to create a positive social impact. You enjoy examining complex issues, sometimes legal, thinking creatively to communicate complex ideas with simple, high quality information documents. You enjoy working with a small team and are self-motivated enough to excel without supervision. Your verbal and written skills are excellent and you are able to communicate effectively with other team members and external organisations. You are a confident computer user, comfortable using internet and email.

Interested?

  • No specific vacancies at present – but please apply and we’ll keep your details on file.
  • The Role Description provides more information about this position. You should also read our Guidelines for home-based volunteers.
  • If you wish to apply, please complete a Volunteer Application Form and return along with a covering letter and any evidence of previous information/advice/research documentation that you’ve produced that demonstrates your skills for this role.
  • Send your application by email to admin@unlock.org.uk or post it to Unlock, MCSC, 39-48 Marsham Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HH.

Got a question?

If you’re interested in a particular vacancy, or if you have a general query, please get in touch. You can email admin@unlock.org.uk or call 01622 230705.

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