We have a number of jobs to be filled. If you are able to help by spending a small amount of time covering one or more of the following, or wish to discuss what's involved further, please contact us.

Barrett's Wessex Job Vacancies

Newsletter Editor

To compile a newsletter every 3 months, receiving files from other charities and groups as appropriate. The format may be changed as the new editor sees fit. Depending on the quantity and quality of submissions, this can take anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days every three months.

Newsletter publisher

Emailing copies and printing, collating and stapling newsletters for post and drop-in sessions etc. Also making available a pdf copy for upload to the website.

Currently, we print about 200 copies of the newsletter quarterly; the new format usually has 8 sides requiring 2 reams of paper and using a full set of colour toner cartridges for the colour laser printer currently used. A colour laser printer will be given to whoever takes on this role (plus toner and paper as required)

Time required – one or two days every 3 months.

Librarian / printer

To keep available at least one copy of the various leaflets and publications and print extra copies as required. A (second) colour laser printer (plus all supplies as required) will be given to whoever takes on this role.

The world’s smallest colour laser printer, HP Colour LaserJet Pro CP1025

 (N.B. The printers are two of those currently used for printing newsletters and leaflets.)

Web master

To update the website as required and post occasionally on facebook and twitter pages.

Minimal computer skills are required. Anyone who can use a word processor could do it.

Time required depends on the new incumbent’s inclination.

Some of the present features which could possibly be dropped include

1. The News/research page carrying links to latest research. This is presently updated a couple of times a week taking about 10 minutes each time.

2. The News/Press page carrying links to pertinent news stories and press reports taking about 5 minutes about once a month on average.

Other than that, news of drop-ins, meetings etc may need updating monthly taking 5 – 10 minutes at a time.


Anyone with ideas and expertise about how to raise sufficient funds to maintain our services and towards any specific projects.

Publicity officer

To write press releases and advertisements as required.