Job Title: Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Project’ Co-ordinator
Hours of work: 16 hours per week (52 weeks; statutory leave in line with Swindon City of Sanctuary staffing policies and procedures)
Salary: £11 per hour
Contract: Fixed term for one year starting January 2021 (subject to passing a three-month probationary period)
Responsible to: Executive Officer, Swindon City of Sanctuary; Board of Trustees, Swindon City of Sanctuary. You will be working as part of a small, enthusiastic, and dedicated team and supported by a similarly committed team of volunteers.
About Swindon City of Sanctuary:
Swindon City of Sanctuary (SCoS) is part of the national City of Sanctuary network which seeks to build a culture of welcome, inclusion and support through: work in local schools supporting learning about asylum and migration; local events to tackle social isolation, racial prejudice and increase understanding; awareness-raising; actively engaging with campaigns.
About Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Network:
Schools of Sanctuary is one of the many Streams of Sanctuary within the national network.
A School of Sanctuary is a safe and welcoming place, proud to be a place of safety and inclusion for everyone – especially for those who have been displaced and are seeking sanctuary.
About the FAB Project and the Swindon Schools of Sanctuary Project Coordinator role:
The FAB (Family Activity Boxes) Project was set up in response to Covid-19 school closures in March 2020, to meet challenges faced by school-age young people whose families are seeking asylum and were faced with further challenges beyond the difficulties already experienced being in the asylum system.
The FABs Extensions Project will be a conduit for bringing schools and families together, through literacy and oracy, art and craft, games and puzzles; in collaboration with local libraries and new Family Literacy developments in Swindon.
The FAB Extensions Project will help to boost young people’s confidence and enable them to access resources in order to maintain their engagement with learning as they continue through school. The project will also enable families to feel less isolated as new challenges arise from Covid-19 changes.
Purpose and Scope of the Role:
- to set up and develop the FAB Extensions Project expanding current work to meet new challenges in current Covid-19 context
- to enable children to sustain existing engagement with formal learning processes
- to enable families to become more connected in their communities through confident participation with their children’s schools
- to support families who speak languages other than English to connect with their children’s schools
- to enable families to feel less isolated as new challenges arise from Covid-19 changes
- to work closely with all team members and volunteers
For the full job description and person specification please click here
If you think this could be you, please send a CV and cover letter (max 1-side of A4) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: 1:00pm, Tuesday, 24th November 2020
Remote interviews, by Zoom will be held on Tuesday, 1st December 2020
Responsible to: Funding and Governance Manager
Salary: £4.15 per hour
Hours 35 hours per week
Purpose of the post
To complete the apprenticeship training programme by:
- Attend in-house training and college as and when required
- Completing a Business Administration Apprenticeship standard at Level 3
To complete the full range of administration tasks associated with the day to day running the VAS office (under supervision) by:
- Developing a good working relationship with colleagues and supporting them when required in line with the apprenticeship standard
- Promoting the local Voluntary Sector and VAS via social media
- Enhancing the VAS printing offer
- Assisting in the sourcing and providing of the VAS training offer
- Providing cover for reception when necessary
- Co-ordinating and marketing the car parking spaces
- Supporting the production of the VAS newsletter (VAS id)
- Ensuring that VAS policies are kept up to date
The list is typical of the level of duties which the post holder is expected to perform or be responsible for. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type and level may be expected from time to time.
This Person Specification lists the essential skills, attributes and experience necessary to successfully carry out this apprenticeship. Please illustrate on your application form how you meet the requirements of the post.
No previous experience of business admin is required, as full training will be given. However, we do expect a good level of commitment, a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to learn.
Please be sure to cover each one of these points in your application form.
Skills and Knowledge
- Good level of written English
- Good organisational skills
- Strong communication skills
- Good IT skills and knowledge of Microsoft packages
- Interest/knowledge of social media
- A good general level of literacy and numeracy and a minimum pass at level 4 GCSE for English and Maths
- A positive attitude
- The ability to listen and follow instructions
- Ability to work as part of a team and independently
- Strong attention to detail
- A flexible and adaptable approach to work
- Ability to display discretion and maintain confidentiality
- Keen to work in a diverse environment, and in an organisation that values equality, diversity and inclusion
Closing date: Friday 13th November 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 18th November 2020
To download an application form please click here
Please email your completed application form to Carol Willis at email@example.com
Are you an Immigration Solicitor looking for an exciting new challenge?
Established in 1981 Wiltshire Law Centre has an outstanding reputation locally in the free advice sector. We are now looking for an Immigration Solicitor to establish a new legal aid immigration and asylum hub from our offices in central Swindon.
As a dispersal Town, your expertise will be greatly valued by the residents of Swindon and you will have the opportunity to shape the service and build relationships with other agencies all as part of a well-established Law Centre.
Wiltshire Law Centre offer:
- Salary between £31043 – £33831 pa (pay review pending)
- Non-hierarchical collective working
- 27 days annual leave + statutory hols
- 5% pension contribution
- Permanent position
- Flexible working
- Part-time and job sharing considered
- Be able to self-supervise under SRA and SQM standards
- Relish the opportunity to set up and run our new LAA Immigration contract
- Have a minimum two years’ experience of immigration and asylum casework
- Be a qualified Immigration Solicitor and hold Supervisor status to IAAS Level 2
- Be experienced in close working with colleagues, local agencies and the Tribunal Service
To request an information pack including job description & specification then please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon SN1 1HE
Closing date for applications; 12 noon, 9th October 2020
Interviews shall be conducted w/c 19th October 2020
Swindon Therapy Centre is seeking an exceptional individual for the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer. The ideal candidate will bring a robust understanding of leading a service delivery organisation, a strategic approach and the ability to motivate, lead and inspire the Centre’s team through a period of growth and change.
This role offers a real opportunity to make a significant difference to the Centre’s future development, and to ability of local people living with MS and other neurological conditions to live their best life.
We are rightly proud of how we have grown from a small self-help group in 1981 to an established charity operating from recently expanded premises where we provide therapy, treatment, support, advice, and counselling. Yet we are only reaching a tiny fraction of those who would benefit from our services locally.
The new CEO will play a pivotal role in enabling us to widen our reach, including by using networking and partnership working skills to form strategic links with the primary healthcare sector and by taking an innovative approach to delivering services virtually. Your ability to establish robust measurements to demonstrate the value of our work will help to build compelling proposals to funders and commissioners, thereby building a sustainable platform for growth.
We are unashamedly ambitious and excited about the next phase of our development. To make these ambitions a reality will require a candidate with the right blend of vision, empathy and passion combined with the capability to identify and seize opportunities.
Inevitably, with growth comes change, both operationally and culturally. Success will depend on your ability to articulate an engaging vision and to inspire and lead the team with a shared sense of purpose where each individual feels enabled to perform to the best of their ability.
The ideal candidate will:
- Demonstrate substantial senior operational management experience, preferably at Chief Executive or General Manager level
- Have a proven track record in developing and delivering effective, high impact strategic plans and translating these into operational goals/targets
- Have previously worked in a service delivery area, preferably in the voluntary sector
- Be a strong and inspirational leader and team player, with experience of successfully managing and communicating organisational change
- Be experienced in people management processes and leading teams
- Have knowledge of charitable governance and experience of working closely with Trustees or non-executive Boards
- A good understanding of budgeting and financial controls
- Have experience of developing and using management information to aid decision making
- Have a proven track record of generating income through fundraising, grant applications and/or tendering
To download a copy of the recruitment pack which includes the full role description please click here
Hours: Full time including occasional evening and weekend working
Location: Based in our facility in West Swindon, with potential for some home working and flexibility to travel in the local area.
Additional Requirements: To hold a full driving license and own transport, or other means of being able to travel independently.
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000
Closing date: 9am on Monday 5th October 2020
Interested? To apply, please send a CV and covering letter highlighting what attracts you to the role and why you are a strong candidate, for the attention of Tim Culling, Chair c/o our HR Consultant email@example.com
Interview date: Interviews to be held in Swindon (with social distancing measures) during early-mid of October.
Swindon Therapy Centre commits to provide an environment which is free from harassment, bullying or discrimination and which safeguards the welfare of our Members, Volunteers and Staff. All staff and volunteers are expected to demonstrate that they embrace and support this commitment. An enhanced check will be carried out using the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) to assess applicants’ suitability for this position of trust, and Swindon therapy Centre complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants fairly.
Works To: Project Manager
Salary: £10 per hour subject to annual review & availability of funds
Hours: 25 hours a week.
Contract Term: 12 month contract from date of appointment.
Holidays: 28 days per year, pro rata, plus bank holidays
Notice Period: 1 month after completion of 3 month probationary period
Location: The Harbour Drop-in Centre, St. Luke’s Hall, Broad Street, Swindon SN1 2DS
To be the primary point of contact for all young Visitors to the Harbour Project (under 25’s), to ensure that their voices are heard and their needs are understood. To arrange, coordinate and lead activities specific to this age group with the support of volunteers and other members of staff. To be the primary point of contact with other agencies supporting young Visitors.
Working With Young People
- 40% of Harbour Visitors are under the age of 26. 22% are between the ages of 14 and 25. Some of these young people will be part of family units, and others will be on their own without the support of family. We also have UASC’s who engage with the Harbour who are looked after by Wiltshire Council or Swindon Borough Council. We need to ensure the needs and interests of this cohort are represented in the work that we do and in how we prioritise our resources. The primary purpose of the role of the Young Person Engagement Lead is to ensure that the voices of our young Visitors are heard and that young people are involved in the design and delivery of their projects
- To engage and support young Visitors and their families offering information, and connecting them into activities to improve mental well-being
- To pro-actively connect with Young Visitors and encourage participation in and access to Harbour activities
- To work with a network of existing and new volunteers and to ensure that they receive appropriate training and support in order to deliver appropriate services and activities
- To be a positive influence and mentor for young people, demonstrating the value education, volunteering, sport and activities, and employment
- To sign-post to the Project Manager and other members of the team where additional help and support is required (such as Steps2Work or Counselling)
- To sign-post the young person to other agencies as appropriate
- The role holder will be responsible for existing activities such as:
o The Homework Club
o Language Lounge
- The role holder may also identify other activities which are of benefit to young Visitors. The role holder will either lead such activities, or work with volunteers to ensure that the activity is safe, effective and meeting the need. This may include, for example, activities and trips during school holidays
- To evaluate the impact of activities designed specifically for young Visitors. This may include, for example, producing case studies, questionnaires or utilization of other evaluation tools
Working With Other Agencies
- To represent the Harbour Project, as appropriate, in meetings with funders or in local or regional liaison meetings.
- To be the primary point of contact with other agencies and organisations supporting young Visitors. To build on existing relationships and initiate new contacts with a wide variety of community, third sector and statutory partners. Organisations could include:
o Social Work teams supporting UASC’s
o Nurseries, Schools, Colleges and Schools Admissions teams
o Health Visitors and Children’s Centres.
o Youth counselling services.
o National Citizenship Scheme.
- To manage a budget or budgets specific to activities for young Visitors, with an understanding of sources of funding.
- To support the CEO in identifying potential sources of funding, compiling funding applications and in submitting monitoring reports to funders.
- To maintain records of activities (with respect to Data Protection and Retention Policies) to allow reporting of all activities involving young Visitors.
- To use Harbour equipment and resources for business use only.
- To work occasional additional hours if required (which is then taken as ‘Time off in lieu’)
- The nature of the role will demand evening and weekend working from time to time. Overall, it is expected that the weekly hours will balance out to 25 hours a week
- To work within appropriate personal boundaries to maintain a distinct professional working relationship with all young Visitors
- The staff team at the Harbour is very small, requiring everyone to work together and understand interdependencies between roles. This also means that people need to occasionally step in to help when things are busy, or to help cover holidays, for example. The Young Person Engagement Lead may be asked to support other activities outside the core scope of the role but considered as priority items for the organisation at that point in time. This may include, for example, supporting funding applications or preparatory work for Trustee Meetings
Candidate Specification – Essential
- Interest in the aims and activities of The Harbour Project
- Reliable with the ability to work independently. The role holder will be required to work from home and from The Harbour premises. Ability to manage one’s own time with good organisational skills and high self-motivation are vital
- Excellent written and verbal communication & interpersonal skills, adaptable to the breadth of different stakeholders (Visitors/Volunteers/ other members of staff/ Trustees/ other voluntary and statutory agencies)
- A good understanding and application of the principles of Safeguarding, particularly in relation to young people at the Harbour
- Commitment to the confidentiality of the organisation and its Visitors
- I.T. skills, particularly Microsoft Office or equivalent
- Evidence of entitlement to work in the UK
- Willingness to work flexible hours.
- Experience of working in the voluntary sector
- Previous experience of working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees
The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
If you would like to apply for this role, please submit your CV and a covering letter explaining why you think you are suitable for the position to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: Friday, 18th September 2020.
Home working with some time spent in the Devizes office
Fixed term contract to December 2021
18 Hours per week – £15,032 gross per annum (FTE £30,480 gross p.a. pro rata)
Community First are looking for an exceptional individual to support our fundraising and marketing activity and join the Youth Action Wiltshire team who support young people aged 5-25 years including young carers, and young people not in education, employment or training.
The new role is an exciting opportunity to become a key part of the team in helping to shape the future vision of this dynamic and successful organisation, with responsibility for development and delivery of multi-channel marketing for YAW fundraising, client services, business trading and support on overall brand awareness.
Working alongside the delivery teams and voluntary fundraisers, candidates should be self-motivated and happy to work alone but equally confident amongst a team in organising and motivating volunteers, staff, and the young people we support. You will have a strong working knowledge of marketing and communications in the charity space and experience of delivering fundraising strategies and running digital marketing campaigns.
You will continue communications with the organisation’s long-standing and highly committed audience of established individual and legacy donors alongside creating and implementing new communications strategies for new audiences.
Ideal candidates will need to have:
- Confidence and enthusiasm for working with young people
- A successful track-record in regional community fundraising
- Excellent digital and social media communications skills
- Experience in running fundraising campaigns and CRM databases
- A full valid driving licence and can work evenings and weekends when required
In addition, we are looking for someone who can support the strategic development of the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive to include partnership and relationship development, income generation and overall growth across a number of areas of our work.
Identifying potential new sources of funding and developing proposals to be submitted for external funding support to ensure the continuation and development of existing or new areas of work will also be part of the role.
Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.
For additional information on the role, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire at email@example.com or by phone on 01380 729813.
Closing date: Friday 4th September 2020
Interviews: w/c 14th September 2020
To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies. CVs, with a covering letter describing why you are applying and how your skills relate to the role, will also be considered.
Please send applications to Bernadette Lowe, Business Support Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community First is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Job Title: Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Hours per Week: 16
Contract: 6 months contract with extension funds permitting
Salary: £18-20k full time dependent on experience (equating to £7,200 – £8000 pro-rata)
Employee Benefits: Willows offers 26 days holiday per year (pro rata), free on-site parking and flexible working hours for this post.
Application deadline is 12 noon Friday 4th September 2020.
Willows is a Swindon based charity, in operation for 30 years, offering subsidised counselling particularly specialising in working with clients that have been affected by trauma and abuse. In addition to its counselling activities. Willows also runs a thriving training operation offering certified training qualifications in counselling as well as courses on well-being for local businesses and other charitable organisations.
About the role
This role is new to the organisation of Willows Counselling service. Willows has a current supporter base of individuals and many links to local businesses and churches.
To facilitate the future strategic vision and aims of Willows this post will take the lead on fundraising via a balanced range of income generation streams. A second key aim of this role is to enhance Willows reputation and credibility with funders and the wider community, by further developing and implementing the marketing strategy.
This post will report to the Executive Director and Finance Manager and will also be expected to work closely with other key staff members and volunteers.
- To develop manage and grow the supporter journey for an increasing number of individuals, churches, businesses, organisations and groups through a balanced fundraising programme through tailored programmes to target audiences
- To develop, and lead on an agreed strategy for appeals, and regular and individual giving
- Undertake and increase stakeholder engagement including
- Acknowledging gifts as part of the supporter engagement journey
- Increasing links to trusts and other funders
- Manage an effective grants programme to increase overall funding levels in line with agreed targets particularly multiyear funding
- To manage and oversee the Friends of Willows (the volunteer fundraising group for Willows) including assisting in the organisation and promotion of events
- Lead on the development and implementation of an effective marketing and communications strategy
- Leading on all copy for fundraising, marketing and communications including but not limited to multi-media strategies to reach target audiences and achieve desired outcomes and the Willows website and social media activities
- Working with the Finance Manager and other staff assist in the preparation of budgets for income and expenditure and other reports as required
- To uphold confidentiality and professional good conduct at all times
- Other duties as required
- Excellent track record of stakeholder engagement and management including demonstration of influencing and networking skills to achieve results. Understanding of best practice and theory in stakeholder management and insight, including the ability to segment audiences and develop innovative engagement plans
- Effective interpersonal skills: ability to work collaboratively, and deal tactfully and diplomatically with people at all levels; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships within Willows and across professional networks; experience of ability to establish and maintain credibility with relevant communities; a strong track record of success in managing relationships
- Ability to think and work creatively to tackle problems and challenges, demonstrating own initiative and judgement within given constraints; asking for and giving help when needed
- Excellent organisational skills: able to plan and prioritise a varied workload to ensure that work meets deadlines, and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and demands
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with good attention to detail: ability to develop and deliver well-structured and clearly-articulated documents and presentations for internal and external audiences
- To be in sympathy with the Christian values underpinning the work of Willows Counselling
- Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and databases
- Professional qualification in communications or fundraising, and/or or equivalent experience gained working in a relevant context including experience of applying for grant funding.
How to Apply
Application deadline is 12 noon Friday 4th September 2020
Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter and CV to The Executive Director Tanya Orr email@example.com
Devizes based with some home working
£20,456 gross p.a. pro rata
Fixed term contract to September 2021
30 – 36.5 hours per week negotiable
We are looking for an individual who is extremely organised and can support the Building Bridges Programme Manager to effectively deliver the Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund and the European Social Fund.
The role will be to provide financial administrative assistance and general support to the Building Bridges lead team and, in particular, compliance checking of the financial claims across all programme delivery partners.
It will require someone with an eye for detail and process who can provide reliable support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager and lead team to ensure effective and compliant delivery of the programme.
The role will be fully funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and is a fixed term contract to September 2021. The salary is £20,456 gross per annum pro rata, plus 7% employer pension contribution.
Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.
Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via our website at www.buildingbridgessw.org.uk
Closing date: 21st August 2020
Interviews: 3rd / 4th September 2020
To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies
For additional information, please contact Dave Potts, Building Bridges Programme Manager on 01380 732826.
Community First is an equal opportunities employer.
Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.
The project has received up to £6.4M of funding from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Hours: 28 hours per week
Duration of post: Permanent dependent on funding
Salary: £32,032 per annum (for 28-hour week)
SMASH is an incorporated charity funded by public grants, philanthropic contributions and commissioned services. SMASH promotes wellbeing – the education, research, service delivery and best practice to ensure sustainable change in individuals and ultimately the local community of Swindon.
Wellbeing is the key to the prevention and early intervention of mental ill health and the solutions to thriving individuals and flourishing communities.
The Project Director is the pivotal role in the organisation’s day to day running and long-term strategic direction. The role is centred around people. To succeed, this role needs to create an environment for individuals to flourish, maintain strong relationships with Trustees and external stakeholders, deliver outstanding services and measure and evaluate the impact of our work.
The post holder will be responsible for:
1. Management of team to build a culture of personal accountability and autonomy
2. Oversight of programme design and delivery
3. Reporting and evaluating
4. Volunteer Management
5. Financial oversight and planning
6. Strategic oversight
7. Policy, procedures and processes to ensure safety and consistency
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To apply for the role please request an application form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
CV’s are accepted along with the completed application. Closing date for completed applications to be received by email by Friday 31st July at 12 noon. Interviews dates will be arranged for early August.
Working hours: Full Time. The hours are 37 per week. The hours of work are those necessary to fulfil the requirements of the position. This may involve working unsocial hours in evenings and at weekends or at special events.
Contract Term: Permanent Full Time
Accountable to: Parish Clerk
Accountable for: Finance Assistant, Administration Assistant, Grant Support Manager, Leisure & Libraries Manager.
Key Relationships: Parish Clerk, Parish Councillors, Swindon Borough Council, CSNL<, External Contractors.
- To act as the Parish Council’s principal adviser in all financial matters and to ensure the efficient exercise of all decisions taken by the Council.
- To provide a direct link with internal & external auditors for the purposes of mid-year compliance audits and the end of year AGAR.
- To provide the Council with the necessary information for making effective decisions and to implement constructively all financially based decisions of the Council.
Supported by the RFO; to be responsible for the effective management of the Parish
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Due to Covid19; Written applications cannot be accepted at this time.
Deadline for applications: Friday 10th July 2020 17.00 BST
Applications: Completed application forms should be sent to email@example.com