Volunteer Mediator

Brighton & Hove Independent Mediation Service (BHIMS)

Register your Interest

Are you age 18- 25?  

Are you a good listener?   

Are you keen to learn new skills that support people resolve conflicts?

You may be just who we are looking for!

Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service is recruiting young people for a mediator training course.  Our goal is to have a skilled and diverse cohort of mediators to volunteer with Brighton and Hove Independent Mediation Service.

JOB TITLE:    Volunteer mediator

RESPONSIBLE TO:   Caseworker & Training Manager


HOURS OF WORK:   Flexible

PAY:     Unpaid - expenses only

RESPONSIBILITIES:

To mediate between parties involved in community conflict. To help parties resolve their differences or to reduce the intensity of conflict between them by mutual agreement without recourse to the formal process of the law.

METHOD:   To work in pairs, assisting those in dispute to negotiate over the issues that divide them. To be responsible for the conduct of the mediation process.

REQUIREMENTS:   To attend training and supervision sessions provided by the Service and to act in compliance with the Service’s policies.


For further information, please contact Kathy 01273 700812 or email Kathy@bhims.org.uk



 

Skills

SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


 To listen and communicate effectively.

 To act in non-judgemental manner and maintain client confidentiality.

To empathise with and be able to relate to people from varied backgrounds.




Benefits

  • Gain new skills which can be used in many situations
  • Opportunity to work with  experienced mediators
  • Work with a great team of community mediators



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Practical Considerations

  • Awareness sessions will take place in January with training scheduled in March 

When do I need to be available?

Details Mediation takes place on different days. We will match mediation days to volunteer's availability.
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

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  • Details
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Appropriate for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BME, Women only)
    Offer will be subject to enhanced DBS check
  • Support on Offer
  • Training