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Building Bridges Programme Administrator at Community First
The following is a vacancy from Community First.
36.50 hours per week
Fixed term contract for one year, with an option to extend – £20,456 gross per annum, plus 7% employer pension contribution
We are looking for an individual who is extremely organised and can support the Building Bridges Programme Manager to effectively deliver the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.
The role will be to provide administrative assistance and general support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager, including administration of the financial claims process across all programme delivery partners.
It will require someone with an eye for detail and process who can provide reliable support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager and lead team to ensure effective and compliant delivery of the programme.
The role will be fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.
Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via our website at www.buildingbridgessw.org.uk
Closing date: Midday, 15th June 2018
Interviews: 21st June 2018
To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please visit http://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies
For additional information, please contact Dave Potts, Building Bridges Programme Manager on 01380 729826.
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 up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery 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
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Funding Officer at the Big Lottery Fund
The following is a vacancy from the Big Lottery Fund.
Funding Officer, Ref 18/042
Hours per week: 37 hours per week. Part-time will be considered.
Location: Gloucestershire and Wiltshire
Salary: £21,000 to £24,000 per annum + generous benefits (salary will be dependent upon skills and experience)
External secondees are welcome to apply
Are you a confident communicator who enjoys working with people?
Are you able to build excellent working relationships and partnerships?
Do you see the potential in ideas as well as the challenges?
Are you interested in learning how to make excellent grants and supporting people and local communities?
The Big Lottery Fund (the Fund) distributes around £650 million of National Lottery Funding across the UK each year supporting health, educational, environmental and charitable projects. We are fortunate to be able to support around 12,000 projects each year with grants ranging from as little as £500 to multi million pound programmes. By funding good causes, the Fund makes a real difference to local communities all over England.
Through our regional work in England we work to tackle disadvantage by focusing on what people can contribute, supporting communities (geographical or otherwise) to be better prepared for future challenges.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Big Lottery Fund team in the South West. We’re changing the way we work by moving closer to the communities we fund. This new Funding Officer role will cover Gloucestershire and Wiltshire and you will be the main point of contact for communities. You will take responsibility for working effectively alongside people and organisations in these areas to develop their ideas. This will be from the initial proposal and application stage, overseeing Grant management, and through to project completion. You will be part of a dynamic team and supported and encouraged by Big Lottery Fund colleagues locally and nationally.
You will help us to bring our funding to even more people than now, creating opportunities for groups to come together.
As a Funding Officer in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, you will need to demonstrate your knowledge, abilities and experience in the following areas:
- Understanding of great customer service.
- Ability to develop a sound understanding of the needs and priorities in the geographical area that you would be responsible for.
- Ability to assess applications, manage grant funding, and make good judgements and manage risk.
- Ability to manage a varied workload and competing demands.
- Ability to nurture, develop and promote effective relationships and communication with colleagues, community organisations and other external agencies.
- Be committed to own professional development and able to relate your learning experience to this role.
We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.
We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:
- Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
- Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance
- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Childcare vouchers
- Season ticket and cycle to work loans
- Paid volunteering leave
How to apply
To apply online and further details about our application process, the Fund’s work, and our range of excellent benefits, please visit www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/jobs.
Closing date: Monday 28th May 2018 at 23:59 pm
Interview date: Monday June 18th 2018 in Bristol. Please can all candidates make sure they are available all day on this date.
For more information, or if you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail please contact Rowan Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fund is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities and will respond positively to meet individual needs throughout the recruitment process. Once in post, the Fund will ensure that any appropriate reasonable adjustments to our workplace are made, in order to support colleagues with any form of disability.
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Charity Team Manager at Healthwatch Swindon
The following is a vacancy from Healthwatch Swindon.
Salary/Rate: £24964.00 – £28485.00 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
The main duties include the responsibility for the following:
- Co-ordinate the project to ensure responsiveness to change generated as a result of local, regional and national developments
- Foster and sustain a strong partnership working with the stakeholders, such as the Clinical Commissioning Group, the local authority, NHS providers, equalities groups and voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations
- Develop and manage the information and signposting, community engagement and outreach work, ensuring that equalities and under-represented groups, individuals and communities have access to, and to advocacy and support services
- Assist commissioners to evaluate service changes and developments, and to escalate any serious concerns regarding service providers to the CQC
- Manage the team, including responsibility for the delivery of induction, supervision, training needs analysis, performance management and annual appraisal
- Negotiate on the content of individual worker action plans, and to ensure that progress is monitored on a quarterly basis
- In partnership with the Volunteer Support Officer, to plan and support the recruitment of a competent, accountable and diverse cohort of volunteers, who are well-supported and are given meaningful opportunities to deliver the workplan
- Liaise with staff in Corporate Services to ensure that activities within the Charity meet the quality assurance processes adopted by the organisation
- Partnership working and external relationships
- Attend the Health and Wellbeing Board and ensure that the views of local people are represented
- Allocate expenditure on designated devolved budgets within the budget limitations, to achieve the workplan
- Report on progress and future planned expenditure on a quarterly basis
- To liaise with TCF Finance Officer as necessary to ensure that reports and plans are accurate and appropriate
- Work with SMT on funding applications and budget setting
- Create and maintain systems that ensure that all meetings are effective including that relevant papers are prepared and circulated within agreed timescales
- To be responsible for ensuring that the project meets targets and outcomes and works within budget
- Produce, with volunteers, the annual reports to the Secretary of State for Health
- Produce written/verbal reports to Management Team, Board of Trustees and commissioners and stakeholders as required, including quantitative and qualitative reports
- Implement individual and team action plans
- Liaise with and seek support from staff within Corporate Services on any issues regarding the management of the remote premises
- In partnership with the communications officer, to prepare and oversee the implementation of a communications strategy that ensures becomes a highly visible agency within the health and social care community
- Ensure that all communications approaches meet the varied needs and preferred communication methods of all service users (implementing the accessible information standard)
- Responsible for ensuring that team members maintain the website and social media resources, and respond to phone and written enquiries
- Develop a regular media presence promoting on a systematic basis.
- Allocate the screening of local and national press and publicity and ensure relevant information is circulated to volunteers as appropriate
The ideal candidate for this role should have the following skills & qualifications:
- At least 3 years’ experience of working in or with the voluntary, health and/or social care sector
- A minimum of 1 years’ experience of managing paid and volunteer staff, including staff supervision and performance management
- Experience of project planning and co-ordination, and monitoring and evaluation of outputs and outcomes
- Significant experience of outreach work with equalities groups, children and young people and other under-represented groups
- Working in partnership with statutory agencies and in a multi-agency setting on service planning and delivery
- Experience of planning, organising, publicising, facilitating and presenting at meetings, conferences and workshops
- Monitoring and evaluation of services, report writing and evidencing impacts
- Implementing office and administrative systems
- Providing and disseminating information which is accessible to a wide range of users, including the implementation of accessible information
- Financial management skills, including budget planning, implementing control systems, and reporting on progress
- Ability to work effectively both as part of a team and on own initiative within service boundaries and to ensure that staff and volunteers do this as well
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including sourcing, writing, producing and designing written and electronic material
- Knowledge of central and local government policy towards health and social care services, including the Charity, patient and public involvement initiatives and the role of the voluntary and community sector
- Understanding of how to engage under represented or marginalised groups in consultation and feedback mechanisms.
- Training/ qualification in Project Management and Supervision skills
- Strong commitment to equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice, and experience of implementing this in your own work and service delivery
- Efficient and effective travel across the Swindon area will be a regular part of this post
Apply Here. Applicants are encouraged to go via the link in order to find out more, rather than contacting Healthwatch Swindon or The Care Forum directly.
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