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The Charlie Waller Trust was created by the Waller family in 1997 in response to the loss of their son and brother Charlie to suicide having suffered from depression. We have since become one of the UK’s most respected mental health charities.

Our mission is to educate young people and those with responsibility for them - so parents and carers, teachers, college and university staff, employers, GPs and practice nurses - about their mental health and wellbeing.

Whether within our head office, or as part of our network of trainers, or as a volunteer, there may be opportunities for you join our team.


Parent/Carer Lived Experience Lead

Salary: £400 per day plus travel expenses

Location: Hybrid remote (office in Newbury, Berkshire) 

Freelance, part-time (approximately 3 days a week) 


We are now recruiting for a parent or carer with lived experience of supporting a child or young person with a mental health problem to take a lead role in ensuring the voice of parents and carers is at the heart of everything we do. This role will directly support the work of the Families Programme and the wider work of the Trust.

The post holder will work with the Families programme team, supporting them to deliver robust programmes of work that are delivered to scope, on time and within budget. The post holder will also support our other Expert by Experience (EBE) freelance partners.

Key areas:

1. Parent/carer coproduction in CWTs work, involving PLACE network members and offering input to local and national work as required

2. Running and developing the PLACE Network, expanding our support offer to meet the needs of this rapidly growing workforce

3. Continuing to promote and develop the parent/carer peer support worker role including:

✓ Supporting the EBE partner network to ensure that partners’ skills are fully harnessed, consulting with them as appropriate to ensure co production

✓ Input into PCPS Training courses and CPD

✓ Finding ways to support new and existing parent peer support workers

✓ Developing the role locally and nationally

4. National representation of the parent/carer voice in meetings, events and conferences

5. Leading or supporting coproduction of resources for parents and carers, encouraging creative approaches and solutions

6. Supporting the extension of the PCPS role into other care pathways eg neurodevelopmental, eating disorders, developing new modules

7. Supporting the Programme team, Programme Director and CEO by horizon scanning and offering best advice

8. Supporting the programme team and the team to report to Trustees, funders. Support the Trust fundraising team as required to apply for further funding.


How to apply

You can submit your application via Indeed or to send your application via email to

Your application should include your CV and a covering letter sharing why you would like to take up the post and the attributes you feel you can bring to this role. Please also include confirmation that you are a parent or carer with lived experience.


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Quality Assurance Lead

Salary: £400 per day plus travel expenses

Location: Hybrid remote (office in Newbury, Berkshire) 



We are seeking a freelance Quality Assurance Lead to join our growing team. The role will quality assure the training delivered by our team of freelance mental health trainers who work across our education and families programme, delivering training, talks or workshops on mental health and wellbeing to a range of audiences. This will include observing both online and in person delivery and how any slides or other aids or resources are used, ensuring our training remains evidence based, clinically sound and appropriately delivered. An important aspect of the role will be to ensure our trainers deliver in a way that meets the needs of a diverse range of audiences, whose mental health may have been adversely impacted by their race, sexuality, social or economic circumstances.

We are looking for someone with:

  • a clinical qualification in mental health and/or psychology or equivalent relevant experience such as Counsellor, Social Work, Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist etc
  • experience in training delivery across different education settings and to a range of audiences
  • experience in quality assurance of training programmes
  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health, including evidence informed approaches and interventions

We are seeking an experienced candidate who can:

· understand our training and processes and provide quality assurance of our training delivery

· demonstrate highly effective communication skills

· provide delivery specific feedback to our team of freelance trainers following observation and support with identifying any development needs

· provide a quality assurance report following each observation

· provide wider feedback and guidance to the senior management team as and when appropriate

We offer a self-employed contract at the rate of £400/day plus travel expenses. We expect this role to equate to 2 days a month on average.

If you are interested in joining our team, please apply with a CV and covering letter to:

Email: Chelsey Carre:

Post: FAO Chelsey Carre, Charlie Waller Trust, First Floor, 23 Kingfisher Court, Newbury Berkshire, RG14 5SJ

Closing date for applications: Midday on Friday 15 December 2023

Interviews: Thursday January 4 2024 (online)


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Volunteer roles

We have regular office volunteers as well as fundraising event volunteers, and we would love to hear from you if you're interested in micro-volunteering, photography, or social media. If you have skills and time that you would like to use to support the Trust, we will do our best to find a suitable role for you.

Tell us about your skills and experience by completing our volunteering form and we’ll get back to you about possible opportunities!

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