Self Help UK


Self Help UK provide the tools and resources to set up and run peer support groups.

Our goal is to support and encourage self help groups and empower through mutual support. We give people the training and resources needed to take control of their health and wellbeing.

At Self Help UK, we campaign to keep self care and peer support on the agenda. As a charity we are influencers and work with health and social professionals to improve support available. We work with partners from local authorities, NHS, national governments, and charities to advocate on social subscribing and self help.


We value diversity and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds. We seek to employ people based on their ability to carry out the requirements of the role and no applicant will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, gender, race, religion or belief, age, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, or caring responsibilities.

Administration Officer - Deaf Cancer Support Project

Applications for this position have now closed.

Full job advert - Administration Officer [pdf]  Role description and person specification [pdf]

Volunteer Coordination Officer - Deaf Cancer Support Project

Applications for this position have now closed.

Full job advert - Volunteer Coordination Officer [pdf]  Role description and person specification [pdf]


We are looking to expand the range of expertise and experience of our Board and are looking to recruit additional Trustees, with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Experience of attending or leading a self-help group or other peer support activities
  • Financial management
  • Fund raising/social investment
  • Management of a small charity
  • Communications and marketing

Trustees are required to attend four board meetings per year plus the AGM, away days and any sub-committee meetings they are involved in. Most meetings will remain virtual but there will from time to time be a need to attend key meetings and events in Nottingham. The time commitment is approximately 4- 6 hours per month. Trustee positions are unremunerated, but reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

For an informal discussion please contact our Chair Nina Ennis at

Trustee role description [pdf]

To apply for this role please send the following information to

  1. CV
  2. Covering Letter (Please outline how you meet the criteria in the role description)

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15th December 2023. On receipt of your application you will be sent an equal opportunities form to complete.

We are committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive community. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and communities. Much of our work has a focus on improving equality of access, opportunity, and care, and we particularly welcome applications from individuals whose experience of inequalities might enlighten our future work.


We are always looking for volunteers to join the team. Please email for details of our current volunteer roles.