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Self-Employed Experienced Autism Support Worker

Self-Employed Experienced Autism Support Worker to work in a residential home

Who are they?

They are an Asian, Sikh family who has a son of the age of 21 who is on the autistic spectrum. They are looking for experienced autism support worker to provide personal care and practical support. They are looking for an individual who is conscientious and committed to delivering a high quality, person centred care and support service.

Preferably male supporter who holds a full driving licence.

Due to the setting being residential, we expect the support worker to maintain Dhaliwal family’s confidentiality at all times.
Subject to experience and commitment, this role can lead to a full time or part time permanent role.

Working Hours: Flexible days
Hours: Commencing at 16 hours per week
Salary: 25 years old and over – £20.00 / 21 to 24 years old – £15.00
Location: Swindon SN5

This position will be reviewed after a 6-month probation period.

• Build and maintain an excellent relationship with the service user
• Supporting service user whilst ensuring dignity and independence is maintained
• Help establish a routine for service user to follow
• Ability to take the service user to social events and encourage participation
• Encouraging activity participation and practical skills with service user
• Washing and putting service user to bed, support in managing hygiene
• Feeding
• Assisting in self care
• Making sure to report back to the appropriate family member as and when required with updates on service user.

Essential Skills:
• Adheres to Safeguarding requirements and protection of vulnerable adults
• Applicant is knowledgeable in autism
• Have compassion to work with autism clients
• Have the ability to understand the service user and family
• Requires having good patience and tolerance skills
• Reliable
• Punctual
• Trustworthy
• Good listener and communicator
• Enthusiastic

Desirable Skills:
• Knowledge on the Sikh culture
• Punjabi Speaking Language
• Some relevant experience and education background

To Apply:
Please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Charanjit Dhaliwal
Please note, if you do not hear from them within 28 days, due to a high demand of applications, they are unable to respond to everyone.

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General Administration Assistant at Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

Fixed 6 month contract

15 hours per week Tuesday and Thursdays. £9.00 per hour.

Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM) has a well established reputation of providing a range of advocacy services for people with care and support needs in Swindon. They are passionate about speaking out for the most vulnerable in our society and have created a flexible and responsive advocacy service enabling people to access their rights within health and social care services.

They are now looking for a General Administration Assistant to provide support for their advocacy teams on a day to day basis. The work will include answering the telephone, administration of emails, taking minutes, preparing information packs, booking meeting rooms, filing and typing.

Do you have experience of working in a busy office, ideally for a charity?

Do you enjoy working as part of a team?

Have you a high level of administrative experience?

If you are interested in this varied and flexible part time role then email them at for their application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for the Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.

Closing date for applications midday Friday 21st February

Interviews being held on Tuesday 25th February

Swindon Advocacy Movement is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Swindon Advocacy Movement expects all staff and volunteers to share that commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS check.

Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

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Volunteer Support Officer at Healthwatch Swindon

Are you motivated to improve health and social care?

Do you have a track record of developing and support volunteers?

Healthwatch Swindon, hosted at The Care Forum, is recruiting for Volunteer Support Officer.

The post is 22.5 hours per week, £22911 – £26317 pro rata (NJC 15-22)
Fixed term until March 2021

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Monday 10th February 2020.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 18th February after 1 pm, at Sanford House in Swindon.

All applicants are reminded that applications are most likely to be successful if they are written clearly to align with the numbered points in the job description. Main tasks include:

The Care Forum is a strongly committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all members of the community. The Care Form does NOT accept CVs. This post is subject to enhanced DBS and right to work checks.

For a job pack go to: or email: or telephone 0117 965 4444

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Young Carers Service Coordinator at Community First

Community First are looking for a dedicated and experienced individual to join our Young Carers Service as part of our successful youth arm, Youth Action Wiltshire. We are seeking to recruit a well organised and motivated individual who is dedicated to the personal development of young people through the provision of 1:1 support, advocacy and positive activities.

Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, includes evening, weekend and school holiday work

Salary: £24,717 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution

Location: Office base in Devizes, county wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.

Supervisor: Youth Action Wiltshire Programmes Coordinator (Young Carers Service Lead)

Fixed Term contract until September 2021

The role focusses on providing practical and emotional support to Young Carers in Wiltshire aged 5-18 years. The post holder will be required to work with young people, understand their individual needs and develop a positive trust-based relationship with them and support them throughout their “journey” with our service.

Ideally, you will have a relevant youth work qualification and/or two years of experience in delivering youth work and positive activities. You will hold a valid UK driving licence and will be prepared to drive a minibus and transport young people to and from activities and 1:1 meetings. There will be a need for regular evening and occasional weekend working.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 13th January 2020

Interviews: Monday 20th January 2020

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813 or

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

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Shopmobility Co-ordinator at Voluntary Action Swindon

Do you want to help local people live a more independent life?

Voluntary Action Swindon are looking to recruit a Shopmobility Co-ordinator to oversee all aspects of the day to day running of the Swindon Shopmobility service.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide a high standard of service to the customers including demonstrating to new customers how to safely use the machines. They will also be expected to open up and close the Shopmobility building.

Salary: £20,000 (£10,001 pro rata)

This is a permanent role, working 19 hours a week including Saturday working with the option for additional hours to cover holidays and sickness.

The hours will be as follows:

This role will be subject to a DBS check

To download a copy of the Job Description please click here

To download a copy of the Application Form please click here

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 5th December.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th December.

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Trusts and Grants Officer at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Reports to: Head of Fundraising and Communications

Salary: £27,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Based: Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NJ

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking for an ambitious and flexible fundraiser to join us as Trusts and Grants Officer. You will provide a key role in supporting the Trust to deliver its vital conservation work across Wiltshire and Swindon: standing up for wildlife, fighting the effects of climate change and sustainably managing over 3,000 acres of land to help bring about nature’s recovery in our county.

Reporting to the Head of Fundraising and Communications, you will organise and deliver a targeted and strategic programme of fundraising to support our organisational aims. You will maximise income from trusts and grant-making bodies, ensure timely reporting and maintain relationships with both existing and new funders.

The role is based in our office in Devizes and will involve some travel within Wiltshire, including our network of 39 wonderful nature reserves. By meeting your fundraising targets, you will enable us to support wildlife and help people reconnect and develop a deeper relationship with the natural world

Closing Date: Monday 21st October 5.00pm (Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 5.30pm Friday 24th October)

Written test: There will be a written test for shortlisted candidates to be submitted by 12 noon Friday Tuesday 5th November

Interviews: Monday 11th November

A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website

If after reading the job description you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Dugald on 01380 736 088 or

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Community Led Housing Hub Coordinator at Community First

Devizes based

36.5 Hours per week

Fixed Term until March 2021

£23,166 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution

Community First

Community First is a forward-thinking charity and is Wiltshire’s Rural Community Council. We are dedicated to strengthening and supporting local communities throughout Wiltshire and Swindon.

The Role

They are looking for a self-starter who can support the growth and development of a new community led housing initiative, Homes of our Own. The role involves both administrative support and community engagement duties in order to help the new housing hub grow and thrive.

They are looking for someone who is a team player and who can support the multi partner project team all working to encourage communities to manage and create new community led housing initiatives.

They are looking for someone with good organisational and finance skills who can engage well with people and with a genuine passion and interest in community-based work.

For additional information, please contact Lynn Gibson, Chief Executive on 01380 732811.

To download a, job description, person specification and an application form for this job, please visit Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing date: Midday, 25th October 2019

Interviews: 8th November 2019

Community First is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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