Jobs & Volunteering

Freelance Fundraiser

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a freelance fundraiser to apply their skills & experience to establish relationships with new donors & develop existing supporters to improve our financial position. MindOut is an established charity with a fantastic reputation, has harnessed community and corporate support in the past, and has great future potential.

Your Priorities

Your main activity will be to generate income, stewardship of key relationships to protect and sustain our organisation in a rapidly changing landscape. You will have agreed targets to ensure our financial stability.

The Fundraising Lead will use their experience and initiative to generate new income. This will include stewardship of key supporters, working creatively to transform opportunities into commitment to support. You’ll have a ‘can do’ positive approach, be innovative, have confidence and be able to think big in order to:

· Develop opportunities with past, current and prospective donors

· Establish new partnerships with trusts and corporate supporters

· Strengthen our supporter base to ensure organisation sustainability

· Diversify our income streams for our future

· Manage creative fundraising campaigns

· Contribute to writing bids and commissioning tenders to secure funds for the range of LGBTQ mental health services

Skills Required

· Understanding and ability to work with MindOut’s values and principles

· Experience of diverse income generation and target driven

· Confidence to nurture stakeholder relationships to increase donor support

· Strong communication skills and ability to engage with a range of supporters from local businesses, sponsors and large corporate supporters

· Business acumen and confidence

Deliverables will include

· Contribute to supporting a minimum no of large grant bids with the CEO

· Maintain existing supporter donations and relationships

· Manage and grow corporate partnerships with a specific strategy and value

· Oversee Campaigns to generate a minimum agreed income

To Apply

Please forward your CV with one page proposal outlining your skills/experience would meet the required priorities. To discuss this opportunity please email our CEO, [email protected]

Applications will be assessed as they come in.

Download recruitment pack

Join our team and make a significant impact by contributing to the development of others! We look forward to receiving your application.

MindOut is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.

Clinical Supervisors

MindOut is looking to employ two Clinical Supervisors to the Counselling Service, which provides 12 weekly sessions to the LGBTQ+ community. We are looking for qualified Counselling Supervisors to join our team in providing fortnightly group clinical supervision to our counsellors who are either trainees or qualified. In addition, the successful candidate will commit to attending monthly meetings with the Counselling Service Manager and the Clinical Supervisors Team.

To be eligible for this position you should have as a minimum a Diploma in Counselling or Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Clinical Supervision, with detailed knowledge and experience of working therapeutically with adults (18+) in the LGBTQ+ community. Ideally, you will have experience of working with trainees and small groups, and be competent to offer supervisory support to trainees working from different approaches, across a range of settings.

Job Type: Freelance contract with an expectation of a minimum of 5  hours monthly

Salary: £50 per hour

Download recruitment pack

Join our team and make a significant impact by contributing to the development of others! We look forward to receiving your application.

MindOut is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.


Note: All posts are based at our offices at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton.
We offer hybrid working, where some days may be worked from home.

Actual working days can be negotiated with the successful applicant, unless otherwise stated.

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Additional staff benefits include: friendly LGBTQ affirmative working environment, central Brighton location, 29 days annual leave (pro rata), access to a company contributory pension scheme and an Employee Assistance Programme.

Volunteer Opportunities

Online Chat Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who identify as LGBTQ with an understanding and/or lived experience of mental health who would like to support others by providing vital mental health support through our Online Chat service.

We are aiming to recruit volunteer Online Support Workers, Peer Mentors and Telephone Befrienders to work with LGBTQ people experiencing mental health and wellbeing concerns. These services run in and outside of office hours and we are keen to build our teams to provide evening, weekend, and bank holiday support.  

Do you have:

A passion for supporting LGBTQ mental health?

A spare few hours each week?

An up to date DBS check?

We want to hear from you!

We encourage applications from people over the age of 50, from trans and non-binary people, from People of Colour and those from ethnic minorities as we are currently developing these areas of the service. 

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter, outlining why you would like to volunteer to [email protected]


Please note; applicants must be available for training 30th and 31st January from 3pm - 5pm.

Applications welcome to join our team of LGBTQ volunteers for our Counselling service.

Our LGBTQ Counselling service is offering online and telephone counselling, so volunteers will ideally be trained and/or experienced in these ways of working. We do prioritise applicants who are Sussex-based and are also available for face-to-face sessions. Ideally you will offer both methods of delivery.

See here for more information.

Supervision will be offered for the role.

We are continually striving to diversify our counselling team and are keen to hear from BAME and trans counsellors who would like to volunteer with us. We're particularly keen to hear from qualified counsellors who wish to volunteer, though we do offer trainee placements to any LGBTQ counselling trainees.

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MindOut are recruiting both trainee and qualified volunteer counsellors to join our busy, low-cost LGBTQ Affirmative counselling service. There is currently no closing date for volunteer counsellor applications.

We need counsellors who:

  • are training on/qualified from level 7 (Post Graduate level) or above courses
  • identify as LGBTQ
  • trans and BAME LGBTQ counsellors are particularly welcome to apply

To find out more about the service, see 

To enquire, please email [email protected]


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