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.
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:
Monday – 9am to 4.30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Tuesday – 9am to 4.30pm (with a 1 hour lunch break)
Saturday – 9am to 3.30pm (with a 30 minute lunch break)
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
Community Led Housing Hub Coordinator at Community First
36.5 Hours per week
Fixed Term until March 2021
£23,166 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution
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. www.communityfirst.org.uk
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.
Building Bridges Support Worker at Community First
Devizes based, including working across Wiltshire.
£24,717 to £25,694 gross p.a.
36.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract to September 2021
Community First are looking for an individual who is committed to supporting young people and making a difference to their lives. Youth Action Wiltshire is part of the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by The National Lottery Communities Fund and the European Social Fund.
The role will be to support young people in Wiltshire referred into the Building Bridges programme who are NEET or in significant danger of becoming NEET aged 15 – 21 years and help them progress into education, training and employment.
You will be able to organise and manage a range of provision through the programme to inspire and engage participants, including accredited learning and weekend, evening and residential development activities. You will provide practical one to one support, along with, where appropriate working with parents and carers to encourage their involvement to support young people.
This role will be fully funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund. It is a two-year fixed term contract as part of the Building Better Opportunities programme and will be solely employed on the programme delivery. The salary is £24,717 to £25,694 gross per annum, depending on experience, plus 7% employer pension contribution.
Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.
For additional information, please contact Steve Crawley, Head of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813
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 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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding
Application deadline is 12 noon Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Willows is a charity 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 a key part of the executive management of Willows Counselling service. The finance manager will manage and oversee all Willows finances in accordance with direction from the Trustees and Executive Director. This post reports directly to the Executive Director and will also be expected to work closely with the trustee with specific responsibility for finance as well as other key staff members.
Regular reviews of financial strategy
Attendance at trustee meetings (Bi-monthly evenings)
Regulatory reviews in respect of finances
Weekly logging of donations and other monies
Developing the operational and aspirational budget in conjunction with the rest of the staff team
Running the monthly payroll and pension contributions
Completing the monthly bank reconciliations
Processing supplier invoices for payment
Maintaining the Willows financial records and accounts system
Provide monthly finance reports to the Director and Trustees
Submission of gift aid and GASDS submissions
Providing support for grant applications and training related finances where needed
Preparation of information for the year end accounts
As well as the specific items above the job may involve line management as appropriate and other duties related to the finances of willows as required.
Experience working in a finance setting or finance qualifications e.g. AAT or QBE
Knowledge of accounting software and payroll
Previous finance work within a charity is desirable
Good administrative and organisational skills
Ability to work on a variety of tasks at a time
To be sympathetic to the Christian values underpinning the work of Willows Counselling
Well organised with the ability to meet deadlines
Positive attitude and effective communicator
Good interpersonal skills
Willows offers 26 days holiday per year (pro rata), free on-site parking and flexible working hours for this post.
Salary £20, 400 pro rata
How to Apply
Application deadline is 12 noon Thursday 3rd October 2019.
Applications should be made in the form of a covering letter and CV to
Independent Advocate – Mental Health at Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)
£23,188 – £23,945 pro rata on successful completion of City and Guilds Level 3 Independent Advocacy Qualification. 30 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.
SAM are now looking for a part time Independent Advocate for our Community Mental Health Advocacy Service working to enable, inform and represent people with mental health issues leaving institutional care under The Mental Health Act. This service ensures individual’s rights are properly respected and control over their own lives is maximised. The role will also involve working in a variety of community settings enabling individuals to gain access to help and support they need in order to progress through a successful transition to living independently in the community. To hold a small case load acting within the framework of the Mental Health Act and its related code of practice as an Independent Mental Health Advocate.
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 their committed and friendly team!
They 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 Qualification.
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 them at firstname.lastname@example.org for their application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01793 542575 and ask for their Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.
Closing date for applications is midday 23rd September 2019 for interviews being held 26th September 2019.
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.
Swindon Advocacy Movement is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from anyone regardless of disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.