We're looking for a trainee or qualified barber or hairdresser, who is mindful of how much a new appearance can increase the self-esteem of someone who is experiencing homelessness to volunteer in our Worcester and/or Malvern Day Centre.

Role: Barber Volunteer

Responsible To: Day Centres’ Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Time Commitment: 2 – 3 hours per month.

Location: Maggs‘ Worcester Day Centre and/or Malvern Day Centre

The role of the Volunteer Barber is an important one to the charity as part of our confidence-building and well-being health hub service at our Worcester Day Centre. The role will suit someone who is a trainee or qualified barber or hairdresser and who is mindful of how much a new appearance can increase the self-esteem of someone who is experiencing homelessness.

The volunteer will enjoy developing positive relationships with new people and will be willing to work outside of their own comfort zone providing haircuts at no charge to Maggs’ service users. The volunteer must have an enhanced DBS background check (Maggs will apply for this on your behalf).

We warmly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce – this diversity is vital to our journey and is fundamental to our values and enriches the service we offer the people we work with.

Key Responsibilities

• Attend our Health Hub at least once a month to offer your services.

• Uphold Maggs’ data confidentiality policy and code of conduct.

• Immediately report any causes for concern around a service user to the Operations Manager or Support Workers.

• Report to line responsibility for any safeguarding issues.

About You

• We are looking for a trainee or qualified barber or hairdresser.

• You will be familiar with the approved codes of practice in hairdressing standards.

• Friendly, empathetic approach and a good listener.

• Is open-minded with a non-judgemental approach to persons experiencing homelessness, addiction and recovery.

• Good communication skills.

• Is able to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries.

• Can work on their own.

• Adhere to the work and values of Maggs.

If this sounds like a role you would be interested in, please contact us at volunteers@maggsdaycentre.co.uk.