group of Peabody volunteers

Get great experience, improve your skills and help make your community a better place by volunteering a few hours of your time with Peabody!

We work with volunteers from all backgrounds. Here are our current volunteer opportunities:

Role

Location

Closing date

Home Energy Advisor London, SE1 25 Nov 16
Transfer Specialist London, SE17 25 Nov 16
Volunteer Housing Assistant  London, E8 25 Nov 16
Volunteer Housing Assistant  London, SE1 25 Nov 16
Volunteer Support Assistant London, SE17 25 Nov 16
Literacy Project Assistant London, E4 25 Nov 16

 

Home Energy Advisor

Our Asset Management team is looking for a home energy advisor to join their Sustainability team.

Activities: You will be required to assist the sustainability advice officer in tackling fuel poverty and promoting energy efficiency and environmental sustainability to residents. You will also perform simple home energy surveys and give advice to residents on how to manage fuel bills and heating controls. In addition, you will also answer queries from residents via telephone, email and in person and compile information about home-energy-related issues, sustainability activities and achievements. Other work includes helping to coordinate contact with residents, including booking advice sessions and sending out report and keeping  databases up to date.

Requirements: Basic IT skills, including MS Word, Excel and email. A polite manner with good organisational skills. The volunteer will also need to have a good telephone manner, listening skills and have the ability to communicate objectively and effectively with a wide range of people and work within professional boundaries.

As well as being punctual and reliable, it's important to have an awareness of the difficulties faced by those who are socially isolated and vulnerable and/or who have special needs, as well as the ability to be understanding and sensitive.

Location: 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB

Hours: Volunteers will be required for 1-3 days a week, between 7-21 hours. The placement will last for 3-12 months. Hours are flexible and negotiable to suit the volunteer.

More information: Contact Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To apply: Complete the registration form quoting 'Home Energy Advisor' in the role title.

Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016


Transfer Specialist

Our Residents Services Team is looking for volunteers to provide assistance to Peabody households by using various external transfer systems. To enable these selected households to register on suitable systems and familiarise them with the use of these systems.

Activities: You will work with residents who have low to medium support needs to register on external systems and help them to take necessary actions where appropriate. You will also be required to manage multiple cases simultaneously using SMART planning to schedule tasks as well as general befriending and emotional support of clients who might be facing one or more of the following issues: mental health problems, difficulties with family responsibilities, isolation due to age, disability, ill health and language or literacy barriers.

Requirements: Each Transfer Specialist will need to demonstrate the following attributes;

  • The ability to communicate effectively on the telephone, in person and in writing
  • A commitment to maintaining professional boundaries when working with people who are disadvantaged and vulnerable
  • A commitment to helping households take control of their transfer requirements
  • Ability to prioritise workload

Location: Peabody Office, Walworth Road, 116 -118 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JY

Hours: You will be required for 2 days a week for 4-7 hours each day. The placement will last for a minimum of 6 months. Hours are flexible and negotiable to suit the volunteer.

More information: Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To applyComplete the registration form quoting "Transfer Specialist" in the role title.


Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016


Volunteer Housing Assistant - Pembury

Our Residents Service Team is looking for a Volunteer Housing Assistants to support their Neighbourhood Managers

Activities: This role involves volunteering within the Neighbourhood Services Team. As a volunteer, you'll be engaging with residents with varying support needs. You will have an opportunity to learn more about estate management, resident involvement, health & safety and day to day services undertaken by neighbourhood managers.

Requirements: Good IT Skills including ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook, have a willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to working as part of a team.

Support the team with general work such as mail outs to residents, preparation for tenancy audits, walkabouts and health & safety inspections, minute taking, good written and spoken English, good organisational skills and a good telephone manner and be punctual and reliable.

Location: Pembury, E8

Hours: Volunteers will be required for a minimum of 2 days a week. The placement will last for 3 months. Hours are flexible and negotiable to suit the volunteer.

More information: Contact Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To apply: Complete the registration form quoting 'Housing Assistant' in the role title.

Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016


Volunteer Housing Assistant - Walworth Road

Our Residents Service Team is looking for a Volunteer Housing Assistants to support their Neighbourhood Managers

Activities: This role involves volunteering within the Neighbourhood Services Team. As a volunteer, you'll be engaging with residents with varying support needs. You will have an opportunity to learn more about estate management, resident involvement, health & safety and day to day services undertaken by neighbourhood managers.

Requirements: Good IT Skills including ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook, have a willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to working as part of a team.

Support the team with general work such as mail outs to residents, preparation for tenancy audits, walkabouts and health & safety inspections, minute taking, good written and spoken English, good organisational skills and a good telephone manner and be punctual and reliable.

Location: Walworth Road, SE1

Hours: Volunteers will be required for a minimum of 2 days a week. The placement will last for 3 months. Hours are flexible and negotiable to suit the volunteer.

More information: Contact Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To apply: Complete the registration form quoting 'Housing Assistant' in the role title.

Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016


Volunteer Support Assistant

Activities: You will be dealing with incoming enquiries from new and existing volunteers. You will also be checking the your.time email inbox for new enquiries and responding appropriately.

Assisting in matching new volunteers with appropriate roles and occasionally liaising with colleagues to research new available roles. General office admin duties including filing, photocopying, scanning, envelope-stuffing. Occasionally helping with the word-processing of documents using Microsoft Word. 

Requirements: Good IT Skills including ability to use Word, Excel and Outlook, have a willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to working as part of a team.

Good verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with internal and external customers. Good written and spoken English, good organisational skills and a good telephone manner and be punctual and reliable.

Location: Walworth Road, SE17 

Hours: Volunteers will be required for 2 days a week between 10am – 4pm. These days are flexible and will be discussed with the Volunteer Coordinator. The placement will last for 3 months initially and possibly renewed after this time.

More information: Contact Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To apply: Complete the registration form quoting "Volunteer Support Assistant" in the role title. 

Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016


Literacy Project Assistant

Activities: The project is for families with children under 5 years old. You will meet with families and assist at weekly sessions through arts & crafts, storytelling and other fun activities to promote early literacy. Promote the importance of reading and assist the Project Coordinator with recording families’ progress.

Requirements: You should be punctual & reliable with the ability to be understanding and sensitive as well as being confident in reading and writing. Show an interest in working with young children and have good organisational skills, commitment to work with families and have a willingness to learn.

Location: Chingford, E4

Hours: Volunteers will be required for a minimum of 1 day (Tuesdays) for 3 hours a week. Each session will last two hours and the volunteer will dedicate at least this plus preparation and monitoring/reporting time per week.

More information: Contact Michelle Lewis, Michelle.Lewis@peabody.org.uk

To applyComplete the registration form quoting "Literacy Project Assistant" in the role title.

Closing date: 12pm on Fri 25 November 2016