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16/11/2018

Project Coordinator at Dolphins’ Den

The following is a vacancy from Dolphins’ Den.


Dolphins’ Den Project Coordinator
Home based in Swindon/Wiltshire
Part-time: 2 days a week Salary: £7,848.28 (FTE £19,130.19)
Deadline: Thursday 29 November 2018

What is Dolphins’ Den?
Dolphins’ Den is an initiative that supports people with a learning disability to set up their own business. We run a series of workshops followed by one-to-one mentoring by volunteer mentors from the local business community.

The role
The Dolphins’ Den Project Coordinator position is a unique opportunity for someone with high attention to detail and coordination and administration experience to take on a new challenge! You will be helping us satisfy our rigorous ESF and Big Lottery funding requirements by gathering participant documentation and completing our monthly financial claims.
You will also support our Project Lead to run fun and interactive monthly workshops for people with a learning disability around Swindon and Wiltshire, so good communication and people skills are essential.

For any questions about the post or the project, please contact Petra on 07718 962308. To view the job description and apply, please visit https://www.thera.co.uk/careers/
Search for vacancy ID: 012933

The Dolphins’ Den project in Swindon and Wiltshire is part of the Building Bridges programme.
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 £3.9M local funding is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme, which is jointly funded by the National Lottery, via the Big Lottery Fund, and the European Social Fund.

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08/11/2018

Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy at Swindon Advocacy Movement

The following is a vacancy from Swindon Advocacy Movement.


Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy

Fixed Term 18 month contract.

£21,734 – £23,188 depending on qualifications and experience. Up to 37 hours per week.

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our advocacy team and are looking for a passionate person to speak out for the most vulnerable in our society.

We are looking for an Independent Advocate for our Care Act Advocacy Service working with people with care and support needs. SAM has created a flexible and responsive accessible advocacy service enabling people to participate as fully as possible in any decision to maintain their independence and secure the rights and services they are entitled to.

Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care or a voluntary setting, or experience of working with vulnerable adults or young people? If so, we want to hear from you to join our committed and friendly team!

We are looking for a qualified Independent Advocate or someone who is interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others. We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including City & Guilds level 3 Independent Advocacy unit 301.

We need non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

This is a fixed term 18 month contract.

If you would like to be part of this exciting new venture and would like more information please email us at info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for our application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for our Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.

Closing date for applications is midday Monday 3rd December 2018 for interviews being held Thursday 6th December 2018.

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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06/11/2018

Volunteer Support Officer at Healthwatch Swindon

The following is a vacancy from the Care Forum.


Are you motivated to improve health and social care?

Do you have a track record of developing teams of volunteers to make a difference?

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

The post is 18.5 hours per week, £22, 401 – £25,463 pro rata (NJC 24-28)

The closing date for applications is 9am 10 December 2018. Interviews will be held on the 17 December 2018, 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 position is subject to a satisfactory DBS and eligibility to work in the UK checks.

For a job pack go to: https://www.thecareforum.org/jobs/volunteer-support-officer-swindon-part-time/ or email: admin@thecareforum.org.uk or telephone 0117 965 4444

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23/10/2018

Information and Marketing Worker at Healthwatch Swindon

The following is a vacancy from the Care Forum.


Information and Marketing Worker – Healthwatch Swindon
22.5 hours per week

Are you motivated to improve health and social care?

Do you have a track record of providing information, marketing and communications, if so, we would like to hear from you.

Healthwatch Swindon, part of The Care Forum, are recruiting for an Information and Marketing Worker based in Swindon who can:

The post is 22.5 hours per week, £18,070 – £20,661 pro rata (NJC:18-22)

Closing Date for Applications: 19 November 2018 at 9am

Interviews: 3 December 2018 to be held in Swindon.

For an informal discussion about the project and role please contact carolwillis@thecareforum.org.uk

The Care Forum is a strongly committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all members of the community.

We do NOT accept CVs/No Agencies

For a job pack visit www.thecareforum.org/jobs or email: admin@thecareforum.org.uk or telephone 0117 965 4444

The Care Forum, The Vassall Centre, Gill Ave, Fishponds, Bristol. BS16 2QQ

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09/10/2018

Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy at Swindon Advocacy Movement

The following is a vacancy from Swindon Advocacy Movement.


Independent Advocate – Statutory Advocacy

Fixed Term 18 month contract

£21,734 – £23,945 depending on qualifications and experience. Up to 37 hours per week.

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. We 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.

We are now looking for an Independent Advocate for our Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Service working with people who are deemed to lack capacity and are eligible to access the advocacy service in key ‘best interest’ decisions. This service enables vulnerable people to participate as fully as possible in any decision to maintain their independence and secure the rights and services they are entitled to.

Do you have experience in Advocacy, Information and Advice or a similar role, ideally in a health, social care, children and family services or experience of working with vulnerable adults? If so, we want to hear from you to join our committed and friendly team!

We are looking for a qualified Independent Advocate or someone who is interested in developing a career in advocacy and standing up for the rights of others. We offer a complete package of support, supervision and training including City & Guilds level 3 Independent Advocacy unit 301. This is a fixed term 18 month contract.

We need a non-judgemental, compassionate, person with excellent communication skills who enjoys working with others to make positive change happen.

If you would like more information please email us at info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for our application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for our IMCA Manager, Ian Reynolds.

Closing date for applications is midday Friday 26th October 2018 for interviews being held Thursday 1st November 2018.

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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18/09/2018

VAS Community Fair 2018

The 2018 Voluntary Action Swindon (VAS) Community Fair will be taking place on Sunday 23rd September from 12 noon-3pm at Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1HE.

The theme of the event is homelessness and the aim of this event to promote the services available to people living in Swindon who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness of any kind.

Come along to meet local community and statutory organisations working around homelessness in Swindon, including key charities that provide essential health support services for physical, mental, or emotional well-being. Other organisations providing varied support services will also be present.

This event will be all about bringing the community together to learn about the issues that create homelessness, and to look beyond the stigmas. Service users will also have the opportunity to access support. We will also celebrate the work of charities over the years and the good work that has been done to combat homelessness.

There will be entertainment in on the day provided by a fantastic duet named Sweet Harmony, who will be the performing a range of covers on the day. We would like to encourage all members of the Swindon community to come along and join us to show support to the people that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

To find out more please contact Jo Roberts at Voluntary Action Swindon on 01793 538398 or by email jo@vas-swindon.org

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17/08/2018

Solicitor at Wiltshire Law Centre

Established in 1981 Wiltshire Law Centre has an outstanding reputation locally in the free advice sector. You will have the exciting opportunity to build upon our expertise in Housing law and benefit from your highly experienced colleagues in supporting you based in our central Swindon offices.

Wiltshire Law Centre is a not for profit advice agency specialising in the areas of Housing and Immigration.

The aim of the service is to reduce the risk of homelessness, assisting clients with benefit appeal and reduce indebtedness.

We offer:

  • Salary between £28221 – £30756 pa
  • 27 days annual leave + statutory hols
  • 5% pension contribution
  • Permanent position
  • Flexible working
  • Part-time and job sharing considered

To request an information pack including job description & specification then please email: martin.kerr@wiltslawcentre.co.uk

Application closing date: 4pm, Friday 28th September 2018
Interviews: week commencing 8th October 2018

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