We are currently recruiting for a fluent welsh-speaking social work volunteer to become a peer coach with the Social Work Professional Support Service.  If you are interested in volunteering please register your interest by emailing SWPSS.

However, if you are interested in volunteering as a peer coach and do not fit into the criteria we are currently looking for, you can still register your interest by emailing supportservices@basw.co.uk .  We will be happy to hold your details and contact you directly when we are are next recruiting in your part of the UK.

This is a unique opportunity to share your knowledge and compassion with social workers – to help colleagues look after themselves, support their mental and general wellbeing, and help them to make decisions.

BASW will ensure that you are well trained, supported and have a sense of reward by being involved.

Once trained up, you would be asked to offer six months service at 4 hours per month. Your details will be held in an online portal for BASW members to access and book an hour-long slot with you.

You will also be given group supervision by Strengthening Practice and have access to emergency support where required.

What training you can receive

Social Workers who wish to become volunteer coaches will take part in a professional induction programme of up to nine hours over three non-consecutive days run by our partners, Strengthening Practice, a relational social care training company with a proven history in coaching and support.

The CPD-accredited induction will help you learn the processes, policies, and paperwork of the PSS, as well as give you some solid training, where required, in the foundations of coaching.

How to volunteer as a peer coach

There are a few simple steps to take to register your interest:

  • You will be asked to indicate that you can give six months service at 4 hours per month.
  • We will get in touch with you to arrange a full induction and details of how the service works and what is in place to support you
  • Once ready to start your details will be held in an online portal for social workers to access and book an hour-long slot with you.

See our FAQs for more information.