Do you have experience of gardening and horticulture?
Do you have knowledge, training, experience of working with people with dementia and their carers?
Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, innovative team?
Here at TWIGS we work with people with mental health conditions and provide a level of support and training to help them gain skills, confidence and self-esteem and have been doing so for 21 years.
They are looking to employ someone to organise, plan and ensure effective delivery of regular gardening activities to people who suffer with dementia and their carers, as well as a range of adults experiencing a broad range of differing mental health issues. This project is available for two sessions a week for 32 weeks of the year between mid-March and mid-November on Wednesdays and Fridays.
13 hours per week to be worked from 9.30 – 4.00pm Wednesday and Friday
Over the past year trial courses have been run for people with dementia and their carers, staff have received appropriate training, lessons have been learned and funding successfully applied for. They are now in a position to employ a suitably qualified person to manage and help to deliver this work.
If you are interested in learning more they would love to hear from you:-
For over 25 years Big Breakfast Plus has been supporting the homeless, providing cooked breakfasts to those in need and helping them to engage with support services.
They’re looking for a Project Coordinator who can manage the day to day operations, including supervising their dedicated team of catering staff and volunteers and engaging with both guests and partner agencies, as well as supporting their management committee with administrative, PR and fundraising tasks.
They are looking for someone to work 20 hours a week, including covering 5 breakfast shifts (from 7am to 9am on a rota basis between Monday and Sunday) where you will be supervising the team, helping with preparing and serving breakfasts at busy times, as well as carrying out stock takes, health and safety checks and other administrative tasks. It’s essential to keep track of how many people are using our service, as this helps us to gain further funding. So an ability to multi-task and manage your time effectively is definitely important!
With your experience of supervising staff and volunteers, you will be able to support them in introducing new processes for reviews and appraisals, as well as handling recruitment and induction of new volunteers/staff, providing information to our payroll provider and organising rotas.
For your remaining 10 hours per week, you will have the chance to get involved in many areas of the charity’s work, including liaising with partner organisations, attending networking meetings with trustees to raise the profile of our project and helping with fundraising and marketing activities. You will also support the management committee by preparing reports and statistics for monthly meetings and providing admin support such as producing agendas and minutes.
It’s essential that you have strong communication skills, as you will be the first point of contact for the organisation and will need to be able to build rapport with people from all backgrounds.
To be successful in this role, you will have an understanding of the voluntary sector, and ideally an understanding of homelessness. It is also important that you are computer literate, as well as having basic cooking skills! Equally important is the ability to listen without judging and provide a friendly welcome to everyone who needs our services.
They will provide training on food safety, first aid and health and safety if you do not already hold up to date qualifications in these areas.
They will provide you with a laptop to enable you to carry out some of your work remotely and will require a certain amount of flexibility with regards your working pattern to enable you to attend external meetings.
Closing date: 23rd August 2019
Interviews: 1st week of September 2019
Salary: £19,788 to £20,450 pro rata (£10,696 to £11,054)
CVs please by e-mail or to: Swindon Therapy Centre, Bradbury House, Swindon SN5 7ER
Swindon MS & Neuro Therapy Centre provide services to children and vulnerable adults and candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Swindon Therapy Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Finance and Admin Officer at Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse
Reports to: Operations Manager
Part-time – 0.4 FTE (14 hours per week)
Salary – £21,074 per annum pro rata
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA) are looking for a part-time, home-based Finance and Admin Officer to join our small, ambitious and growing charity. This role is dynamic and fast paced requiring an experienced administrator with excellent finance skills. They are looking for someone who is highly motivated, proactive and able to work remotely.
If you are well organised, with an eye for detail and adaptable, with excellent interpersonal skills then this job is for you.
Prepare monthly staff invoices and expenses including verification of claims.
Raise invoices and manage debtors.
Support the CEO in completing accounting records.
Maintain appropriate filing systems and records.
Support the Senior Management Team in producing, managing and maintaining project and event budgets.
Ensure the smooth running and efficiency of the charity including supporting the activities of the CEO and Operations Manager.
Provide confidential secretarial and administrative support services to management and operational teams.
Participate in Trustee meetings when possible, providing key administrative support (approx. 4 meetings per year)
Help to plan, organise and support AAFDA events
Assist the Senior Management Team in other ad hoc administrative tasks as required
Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of the post.
AAFDA is a small, busy charity, and all staff contribute to the general running of the organisation in addition to their specific role activities.
Excellent organisational skills with the ability to multi task, prioritise work and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Numerate and a problem solver with excellent attention to detail, able to spot and correct errors.
Principles of confidentiality including data protection/GDPR
Handling sensitive communications confidentially, efficiently and effectively
Willingness to get involved in a variety of projects and activities
Build and sustain relationships
Excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly and professional manner
Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages, in particular Excel
Flexible, proactive approach and a positive attitude
Willingness to undertake occasional travel around the UK and some evening and weekend working
Experience of working independently and remotely
Experience of working within a non-profit organisation
Dementia Cafe Coordinator at Central Swindon North Parish Council
Central Swindon Parish Council are currently recruiting for a Dementia Café Coordinator (to be employed via an agency). The successful candidate will be working 20 Hours per month for 6 months (Sep 2019 – Feb 2020) with an hourly rate of £16.31 being paid.
The Café Coordinator will be responsible for:
The successful running of the new Dementia Café
Working closely with the key stakeholders to ensure all sessions and related activities are run successfully.
Providing information and peer support in an informal setting for individuals with Dementia and their carers.
The successful applicant will be expected to initiate the setting up of a new Community Group or identify an existing group able to sustain the successful running of the Dementia Café and obtain required funding beyond the initial 6 month contract.
Subject to an enhanced DBS check
You will be expected to co-ordinate, organise and facilitate the engaging and safe running of services aimed to inform, educate, and support those affected by dementia.
All sessions should be well designed and allow participants to engage fully to maximise their enjoyment and the beneficial impact, considering the individual needs of group and adjusting the programme as necessary. The role will involve effective service user involvement, co-ordination of volunteers and liaising with relevant statutory and voluntary organisations in the area.
You will have an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent as well as having good organisational skills combined with excellent communication and listening skills. An understanding of the value of the group activities to people living with dementia along with experience in a care and support environment will be essential.
They are looking for someone that has experience in co-ordinating, organising and facilitating group work, particularly focused on peer support and activity groups for individuals that have been affected by dementia. It is desirable that you have experience of co-ordinating volunteers and liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies. Fundraising experience would be an advantage.
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For an informal chat about the post please contact Natasha Perrett, tel: 01793 466499
First City Nursing Services are delighted to offer an opportunity for a Community Living Lead to integrate to deliver the integration of care and support services to tenants in 4 extra care schemes and a daytime activities programme. They are looking for someone who is passionate about delivering great customer care and enabling people to live the lives they want as well as being an inspiring leader to work with staff in making the changes that are required.
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing a staff team able to implement a change programme based on the needs and wishes of those receiving services or who may receive the service in the future. This person will need to understand how to work in a person centred way that builds on the strengths of staff and customers to develop together a service that offers excellent care and support and a range of stimulating and interesting activities and events to those in the schemes and in the wider community.
The team leader will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the highest levels of quality support and at the same time being prepared to lead staff and customers through a challenging change programme that will require everyone to try new things
Leadership qualifications in Health and Social Care is desirable but full training will be given to the appropriate, passionate, customers focused individual. Health and Social Care Level 5 would be desired but a willingness to complete this would be acceptable with the right candidate that meets the rest of the requirements.
Experience in leading change
Ability to inspire staff and customers to be the best they can be.
Experience in developing or delivering a service that enables customers to participate in designing and managing the service.
Experience of writing records and ensuring an excellent standard of accuracy within care files and other relevant documents.
Recognition of the importance of self-development and an ability to bring Personal skills, interests and hobbies to this role.
Experience and knowledge of the health and social care system including awareness of CQC, the Care Act, strength based social work and other key legislation.
Expertise in planning customer visits and priorities.
Experience in participating in/ contributing to the out of hours related services.
First City welcome applications from candidates who have appropriate skills in terms of being strength and values based in their delivery and a flexible approach in terms of leading an evolving and changing environment which will enrich and promote wellbeing improvements for customers.
25 days annual leave entitlement
Workplace pension scheme
Supportive induction, and training and development
Salary £22,000 – £26,000 dependant on experience based on 40hrs pw.
Salary Scale: £17,500 – £23,500 pro rata (dependant on qualifications and relevant experience
Hours: 20 hours – ability to work regular evenings and weekends, plus summer and half term activities
Holidays: 22 days a year plus Bank Holidays – pro rata
Notice Period: 1 month on completion of probationary period
Pension: 5% contribution to your personal pension following successful completion of probationary period
STEP (Swindon) is a voluntary organisation delivering a range of services supporting young people aged 7-18 years across Swindon.
We are looking for a vibrant, hardworking individual who works well with young people and has experience within a youth setting.
Your job will be to support and engage young people, including those with additional needs, through delivery of therapeutic group work sessions.
The successful applicant will also need to have the skills and confidence to engage with young people in a variety of settings to support meaningful youth participation.
Acting as both supporter and group facilitator, you’ll draw up session plans to assist young people through and beyond the challenges they face, and work with them to make positive changes. You’ll need to have excellent listening skills, balanced with a team-orientated and proactive attitude.
Our aim is to enable children and young people to reflect upon their current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to discover techniques to overcome them so they become active and productive members of their families, peer groups, schools and wider communities.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this role.
To apply, or if you would like any further information, please contact Amy Law or one of the Management Team on 01793 714042 or email email@example.com
Closing date for applications 9th August 2019, 12.00pm. Interviews will be held week commencing 19th August 2019.
‘This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment’