Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks an
Assistant Charity Officer

Maternity Leave Cover for 9 Months

30 hours per week

£17,072 - £19,430
per annum (dependent on experience)

If you are interested in this position, you can download the relevant documents below, where all details about the application process can be found:

The closing date for applications is 7 November 2018.

Interviews will take place on 14 November 2018.

Volunteer Fundraiser

This is an opportunity to help us fundraise for our charity. With flexible working, we anticipate this role will require about a half hour a week. Being a volunteer fundraiser can involve:

  • Undertaking collections, including distributing collection tins
  • Attending and supporting our fundraising events
  • Organising your own fundraising ChangeMaker events
  • Encouraging others to fundraise or volunteer for us

Click here to view the full job description

The benefits to you

  • Opportunities to meet like-minded people in your community
  • Opportunity to develop self-confidence, PR, marketing and fundraising skills
  • The satisfaction of knowing you will be making a difference to real people’s lives
  • Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
  • Resources, training in suicide prevention & mental health, and ongoing support

Skills you need for this role:

  • A warm, friendly and engaging manner
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Previous fundraising experience would be a bonus
  • Commitment to work within fundraising guidelines and policies
  • Willingness to learn about Real Talk and Grassroots
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Creative with a strong desire to raise funds
  • Understanding of and commitment to equality and diversity
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a team

To apply for the position, please provide a cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages) describing why you would be most suitable for the role and what attributes you can offer. Please email your cover letter along with your CV to

If your application is shortlisted, we’ll be in touch to arrange an informal meeting.

Latest News!

23 October 2018

Grassroots Suicide Prevention seeks an Assistant Charity Officer Maternity Leave Cover for 9 Months

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our overall vision of reducing suicide across the UK. Closing date is Wednesday 7 November 2018. Find out more here...

10 September 2018

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day, and we are holding public events in the city in the daytime and early evening. Find out more here...

7 September 2018

September newsletter

Monday 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day. Join in at Jubilee Library, Brighton Train Station, or at a Real Talk session in the evening. Read the newsletter here...

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Stay Alive

A mobile app for those at risk of suicide and people worried about someone.

Android App on Google play
Available on the App Store
Patient Safety Awards Winner, 2015

Responding to the launch of the Stay Alive app Emma Wadey, Director of Nursing Standards and Safety at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, said:

"Suicide is everyone's business; it devastates so many lives no matter who you are, where you work or where you live. We want to use every method available to us to make Sussex, and beyond, a place where people thinking about suicide are supported and helped in their workplace and their community."
National Suicide Prevention Alliance Member

Thank you to all our clients and funders, including

  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department of Health
  • Crisis Care Concordat
  • Intrum
  • Pavilions
  • The Allen Lane Foundation
  • Brighton & Hove City Council
  • East Sussex County Council
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Ealing
  • Surrey County Council
  • YMCA
  • Royal Navy
  • Public Health England