Spot Checker Application Form

If you are interested in spot checking, call monitoring and supporting our frontline volunteers, please apply.

You will need above average listening skills and the ability to take informed decisions and act upon them.  Diplomacy, tact and great communication skills are a must.

Our next training segment is 4 days, 17-20 January 2023 inclusive.  Please allow 4 hours for Module 1 (times to suit you), 11am until 4pm for Module 2, 11am-4pm for Module 3 and 4 hours for Module 4.

Spot Checker's Application Form
All volunteers must be able to donate at least 4 hours of their time per week Phone & Spot Check volunteers must be UK residents, thank you. To offset our carbon footprint, SOS operates a paperless environment where applicable. However, if you prefer to print off a paper copy, you can do so by highlighting the whole form, right click, print, then complete it manually and post to: SOS Silence of Suicide C/O Nexus Chambers The Barbon Buildings, 14 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4QH
Spot checkers and phone support must be UK residents, thank you.
Please respect our tiny resources and do NOT apply if you are waiting to hear back from job or other volunteer applications which could change your ability and availability to volunteer with SOS. Training will not be offered to anyone whose situation could change in the next 3 months. Thank you for your understanding and honesty.
Being selected for initial training, does NOT constitute an acceptance of your application for unpaid volunteering with us. Day 1, Module 1 - please allow up to 4 hours to complete your online module. Day 2, Module 2 - Day 3, Module 3 Day 4, Module 4 PLEASE ensure you are available between 11am and 4pm on days 2,3 & 4, thank you. We reserve the right to cancel or amend training dates and times to best suit the needs of the charity.
Please confirm you are able to volunteer for 4 hours per week either on the phones or spot checking, thank you.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Please upload a copy of your current CV, thank you.
Type in the date or put NA if this does not apply to you.
We may ask you about any unspent convictions if you are offered a role with us.
This application and/or any offer of an unpaid volunteering role do not constitute an offer of employment, either at the application, training or volunteering stages throughout the duration of my time with SOS
Please provide a character referee who has known you well as an individual for at least 1 year. This does not have to be through work (if you're a student), although please do not use your spouse, partner or family members including in-laws
Please provide a character referee who has known you well as an individual for at least 1 year. This does not have to be through work (if you're a student), although please do not use your spouse, partner or family members including in-laws
If you are a student and do not/have not got an employment history, please mark N/A. An employer cannot be a family member, whether immediate or extended. By completing this section, you are confirming that this referee is not related to you directly or as an inlaw.
Please note, SELFIES are not acceptable forms of ID>
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Passport/Driving Licence, Bus Pass, Student Card, Travel Card. If you have no photographic ID, please email lolly@sossilenceofsuicide.org to discuss. Selfies are NOT acceptable forms of visual ID>
You should be able to tick all boxes. We are a charity who communicates regularly by email. Therefore, your reading, writing and understanding skills need to be of a reasonable standard, meaning, you would be able to carry out all aspects of your volunteering.
We will ask you more about this privately before we consider you for training to make sure volunteering for SOS is the right role at the right time for you.

OPTIONAL SECTION: In order for us to monitor volunteer applications, please tick all that apply

SOS wish to promote equality and opportunity for all, encourage diverse representation and work to eliminate discrimination. We welcome applications from under represented groups. You do not have to complete this section.
Training can only be done via a laptop or desktop. By signing, you are agreeing you have access to such hardware on the dates of training.
Please type your signature here if you agree that all your information is factually correct, you are available on the dates and times stated and that you have the necessary hardware on which to conduct training. Thank you.
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