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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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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.

Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via their website at

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit

Closing date: Midday on 7th October 2019

Interviews: 16th October 2019

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

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Finance Manager at Willows Counselling Service

Hours per Week 15

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.

Key responsibilities:

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.

Job Requirements

Employee Benefits

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

The Executive Director

The Willows Centre

11 Prospect Place

Old Town



If there are any questions about the post please contact Tanya Orr

Interviews are currently scheduled for Friday 11th October 2019.

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Independent Advocate – Mental Health at Swindon Advocacy Movement (SAM)

Permanent Contract

£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 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.

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