Sector Vacancies

To advertise a vacancy in the voluntary sector, please email us with a job description plus other relevant documents (e.g. person specification, information about your organisation) at vasid@vas-swindon.org. We will feature the vacancy on our website until the application closing date (including on the front page) and post the vacancy on our social media channels and in VAS id (our weekly e-bulletin which is sent to around 1,000 people in the local voluntary and community sector). This service carries a charge of £50.

03/07/2018

Vacancies at Swindon Advocacy Movement

The following vacancies are from Swindon Advocacy Movement.


General Administration Assistant

Fixed 6 month contract

Up to 15 hours per week. £8.50 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. 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 a General Administration Assistant to provide support for our advocacy teams on a day to day basis. The work will include answering the telephone, taking minutes, preparing information packs, data entry, 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? Are you detailed focused with a high level of data entry accuracy? If you are interested in this varied and flexible part time role then email us at info@swindonadvocacy.org.uk for our application pack. If you have any questions please ring 01792 542575 and ask for our CEO, Dawn Dixon. Closing date for applications midday 30th July with interviews being held on Tuesday 7th August.

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.


Independent Advocate – Short Term Independent Advocacy

Fixed Term 1 year contract

£21,734 – £23,188 pro rata depending on qualifications and experience. 21 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 a part time Independent Advocate for our Short Term Independent Advocacy service working with people with learning disabilities, high functioning Autism, Aspergers or mental health conditions. This service enables vulnerable people to make informed decisions to maintain their independence and secure the rights and services they are entitled to. We prioritise those in crisis whose wellbeing or independence is threatened or people facing significant change in their lives.

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 one year 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 01792 542575 and ask for our Advocacy Manager, Rachel Hill.

Closing date for applications is midday 30th July for interviews being held Tuesday 7th August.

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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03/07/2018

Service Delivery Manager at Victim Support

The following is a vacancy from Victim Support.


Job Description

Job title: Service Delivery Manager
Band: 6
Department: Wiltshire
Reporting to: Senior Service Delivery Manager
Responsible for: Service Delivery, Volunteers, Service Delivery Assistant.

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Main purpose of the job

To provide an effective and high quality service supporting victims of crime within a designated area. Ensuring that volunteering is at the heart of service delivery by managing, supporting and recruiting volunteers who will support victims of crime, ensuring service delivery and performance standards are maintained at all times.

Main duties and responsibilities

Performance

Change, Challenge and Improvement

Managing People & Teamwork

Tasks

Generic responsibilities

Learning, Development and Training

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Health, Safety & Environment

Data Protection

Other Duties

Key Deliverables – Measures of success

Key Dimensions

Budget

Staff & volunteers

Resources

Travel

Unsocial Hours

This job description serves to illustrate the type and scope of the role and to provide an indication of the required level and breadth of responsibility.


Person Specification

Job Title: Service Delivery Manager
Department: Wiltshire

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1. Knowledge and Experience

Essential

Desirable

2. Skills and abilities

Essential

3. Qualifications

Desirable

Special conditions

(S) = shortlisting criteria 6

Indicate which level is required for the post

DIMENSIONS Level for Post
Accountability for actions Direct decision making which could impact on others
Independence of action Considerable discretion – refers to higher levels
Complexity Work requiring discretion and judgement. Knowledge of a variety of procedures etc required
Relationships and communication skills required Frequent contact internally and externally, requires influencing, negotiation, diplomacy etc
Direction (supervision received) – Freedom to Act Work is managed, outcomes usually assessed on a monthly or agreed reporting basis
Demands of work Minimal demands on concentration

Victim Support in Wiltshire

Victim Support provides services to more than 1,200 people affected by crime and Anti-Social Behaviour in Wiltshire and Swindon.

Service Delivery Team

Our team consists of a Senior Service Delivery Manager, a Service Delivery Assistant, two full-time and two part-time Service Delivery Managers, a part-time Caseworker and an Anti-Social Behaviour Independent Victim Advocate. We also have a team of over 20 trained and supported volunteers who deliver longer-term support to people in the community. The Service Delivery Assistant’s role is to provide office management and support for the Service Delivery team. The Service Delivery Team receives daily referrals of victims of crime directly from Wiltshire Police, from victims themselves (some of whom will not have reported to the police), and from other organisations. The police force referrals are largely people who have experienced serious crime, those who are or might be vulnerable in some way, or those who have repeatedly experienced crime. The team makes prompt contact with victims in order to explore their support needs, to provide information about victim services and the criminal justice process, and to provide emotional and practical help where required. We also ensure that victims are referred on to relevant services so that other specialist needs are met.

The Service Delivery Managers allocate each victim to the specialist Caseworker or to one of the volunteers from the various communities of Wiltshire and Swindon, who themselves provide the majority of our help for victims. The Service Delivery Managers give ongoing case management support and supervision for the volunteers, and guidance and quality oversight to ensure that the support needs of victims of crime are met. Service Delivery Managers also take the lead in periodic recruitment, selection and induction of people who are interested in volunteering for Victim Support. Service Delivery Managers also undertake some of their own casework, working with people with particularly complex circumstances and needs.

All team members also contribute to the promotion and development of victim services in Wiltshire and Swindon, in community engagement and in fundraising activities.

Apply via the Victim Support website

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