We are looking to recruit for a Suicide Prevention Adviser to advise and support service users and other stakeholders through our helpline, literature and outreach services to help prevent young suicides.

About Us:

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

What We Know

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people – male and female – under 35 in the UK.  Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.

Our Mission

We exist to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

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Job Role:


  • Help to deliver HOPELINEUK (the PAPYRUS national helpline) as part of a team participating in shift cover on a rota system, with a significant amount of weekend and evening working.
  • Help to deliver PAPYRUS online support for young people and those concerned about their mental health.
  • Contribute to the advice and information PAPYRUS provides on its website, its social media portals and in its literature for the public and stakeholders.
  • Deliver presentations on PAPYRUS and training on suicide prevention to stakeholders.
  • Engage with and support members and stakeholders when required.
  • Work directly with young people as key stakeholders when required.
  • Contribute to PAPYRUS Campaigns as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
  • Help to plan, contribute to and attend PAPYRUS training, conferences and seminars as required.
  • Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of an up-to-date information database.
  • Contribute to quality control systems for our suicide prevention services.
  • Respect confidentiality and manage data according to PAPYRUS policy.
  • Understand your duties and manage any matters relating to safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults within PAPYRUS policy.
  • Attend and contribute constructively to regular line management supervision, clinical supervision and appraisal protocols.
  • Attend training courses as required.


It is the nature of the work of PAPYRUS prevention of young suicides that tasks and responsibilities are in many circumstances, unpredictable and varied. All staff are, therefore, expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and when tasks not specifically covered in their job description have to be undertaken. These additional duties will normally be to cover unforeseen circumstances or changes in work and they will normally be compatible with the regular type of work. If the additional responsibility or task becomes a regular or frequent part of the member of staff’s job, it will be included in the job description in consultation with the member of staff.

Additional Information:

Contract:  Permanent

*HOURS 30 hours per week Mainly unsocial hours including weekends (predominantly weekend and evening working)


To Apply:

For further information about the role and to apply please click on the Apply for Job button below.

Closing Date:  Friday 6 November 2020