Registration Form for Volunteer Coaches

Thank you for offering to be a volunteer coach with the Social Work Professional Support Service (SWPSS).

When you complete the online form below, you are deemed to understand that this is a volunteer role and that you will need to offer up to four hours of coaching a month for a period of 6 months.

Once you have submitted the form a member of the SWPSS administration team will contact you to request evidence of your identity and credentials so that you can be set up on the SWPSS Platform. The reason this is a multiple-step verification process is to protect the security and privacy of yourself and the participants.

Once your credentials have been confirmed by a member of the administration team, you will be sent a separate email invitation from SWPSS to join the SWPSS Platform. This email will include step-by-step instructions on how to register on the secure service, enter your biographical details, and manage your calendar and appointments.

Please note that the information you provide on this form will be used solely for the purposes of registering you as a volunteer coach on the SWPSS Platform and assessing your suitability for the role.

And once again, thank you for offering your valuable time to help support your social work colleagues.

Personal Details

Please provide us with your name and contact details. This information will only be used for the purposes of processing your application and to set you up on the coaching platform. If for any reason you do not proceed as a coach, this information will be destroyed.

Enter a mobile phone number for us to contact you in relation to this expression of interest

Enter the email that we can use to contact you to process your expression of interest. Should you proceed as a coach, we will then ask you for the email address that you will use to log in to the service and receive booking confirmations.

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Please provide us with any previous coaching experience or relevant qualifications you may hold:

Current employment

Please provide us with some information about your experience and current employment, including:

As BASW NI has limited places for the coaching training, we ask our volunteer coaches to commit to the scheme for a short period of time. We also ask you to agree to follow the BASW Code of Ethics in engaging with the service to ensure we have clear expectations of a shared values base.

Please provide two reference contacts. Where you are in employment, please ask your manager to endorse this application by acting as a referee.

Please give their name, position and email address

Please give their name, position and email address

BASW NI (part of BASW UK) and Strengthening Practice are committed to responsible data management and subscribe to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in the United Kingdom. Emails and listing information processed through the Social Work Professional Support Service are stored within the BASW UK email service, the Strengthening Practice email system, and a web-based platform hosted by Microsoft and are subject to BASW’s Data Protection and privacy policies. Your data will be used only for participation in the Professional Support Service and will not be used for any other purpose without your express knowledge and consent.

Please let us know if you would like to hear more (by email) about BASW NI and the benefits on offer.

Diversity and Equal Opportunities

We aim to be an equal opportunities provider, and our policy is that all people receive equal treatment regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or marital status, where any of these cannot be shown to be a requirement of the role concerned.

We need your help and co-operation to enable this, filling in this form is voluntary.

Which group do you most identify with? The options are listed in alphabetical order.

What is your religion or belief (including non-belief)?

Ethnic origin is not about nationality, place of birth or citizenship. It is about the group to which you perceive you belong.

Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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