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Jobs and volunteering


Join our team


We are committed to making Your Voice Counts a great place to work and
offer a supportive and fulfilling environment for our staff team. We’re proud of
the benefits we offer all our staff including: 

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays with additional benefits based on

  • home/office hybrid working available  

  • training opportunities including funding for qualifications 

  • 6% employer pension contribution with opt-in pension salary sacrifice

  • death in service insurance cover

  • cycle to work scheme  

  • travel pass scheme

  • enhanced paid leave for parents and carers  

  • support with eyecare costs and free flu jabs 

  • employee assistance programme  

  • volunteering days

  • trained Mental Health First Aiders 

  • continued commitment to Covid safety. 


We are an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all community groups.  We are a Mindful Employer, Disability Confident Employer and proud to provide reasonable adjustments and support with Access to Work. 

Experts by Experience are at the heart of all our work and we particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of learning disabilities, autism and mental ill health. We are also committed to making our workplace more diverse and would also especially welcome applications from people from ethnically minoritised communities. 

Current job vacancies

To apply for any of our vacancies, please download the recruitment pack and application form and email your completed application to along with the optional equality and diversity monitoring form if you choose to complete this.  If you have any questions about the jobs advertised or the recruitment process, please email us at or call 0191 478 6472.​​

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Volunteer with us


Our team of volunteers helps us to reach more people who need our support.  In return, our volunteers benefit from valuable and rewarding work experience, training and development opportunities and mentoring and support from our staff team.  Visit Volunteering at Your Voice Counts to meet some of our current volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities   


If you're interested in volunteering with us, please complete an application form (word doc) and return it to us at or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ann for more information by calling 0191 478 6472 or emailing

Current opportunities on our Board of Directors


The Board of Directors at Your Voice Counts are looking for people to join the Board on a voluntary basis to assist with the leadership of the charity. This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Board and will include working alongside Directors with learning disabilities.​

We’ve recently said goodbye to some long-standing Board members and would like to recruit people to support us to work towards building an inclusive society that is understanding of the needs of all, with communities that are welcoming and supportive, where people have the opportunity to live their best life.

We are currently looking for:

  • Directors (voluntary) - particularly people with knowledge and experience in one of the following areas:

    • Equality, diversity and inclusion​

    • Safeguarding and risk management

    • Business development and fundraising

  • Directors (voluntary) with lived experience of using mental health services

You can find out more in the Position Descriptions

You can also call 0191 478 6472 and ask to speak to Dave Woolley or Jenny Rohde.

To apply, please send an application form (word doc) to

If you require any support to complete an application form or any reasonable adjustments or support in order to attend an interview, please contact Jenny Rohde on 0191 478 6472 or

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