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£31,000 - £33,000 pa depending on experience; Permanent; Full time (flexible/part time hours considered for the right candidate); Home and community-based in Somerset
We are seeking a dynamic self-starter with demonstrable experience of successful fundraising and bid writing to lead our Funding Support Service and develop partnership working and cross-sector collaboration across the county. Working alongside the Funding Officer and Voluntary Sector Advice Team, the post holder will provide high-quality, tailored funding support voluntary and community sector organisations, helping increase their capacity and advising around issues of organisational development and financial sustainability. The post holder will also promote our services and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders, encouraging collaborative working across the voluntary and statutory sectors to achieve a more strategic and joined-up approach to bringing funding into Somerset. Through their work in the community, they will also support the CEO in identifying and applying for new income streams or opportunities for development for Spark Somerset.
Deadline 20 September
£22,795 per annum (Pay review scheduled for late 2021); Temporary until December 2022, with the possibility of extension to March 2023; Full time 37.5 per week; Based in Wakefield District
The role involves working within our award-winning social prescribing service, Live Well Wakefield, supporting adults aged 18+ to identify what matters to them and helping them to explore available services and provision to improve their health, wellbeing, and independence. The postholder will work with a caseload of clients who have a long term aim to gain employment, and who express barriers to achieving this goal related to the wider determinants of health. The postholder will empower them to access social solutions to address their needs and support them to become employment ready.
Deadline 23 September
£20,795 per annum; Fixed term until December 2022, with the possibility of extension to March 2023; Full time 37.5 hours per week; Based in Wakefield District
Nova are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our award-winning social prescribing service - Live Well Wakefield. The postholder will act as principal point of contact/liaison for clients, members of the public, and other professionals, taking and processing referrals and enquiries by means of face to face, telephone, and electronic contact. The postholder will communicate frequently with colleagues, clients, community anchors, primary care networks, housing associations and other professionals from across the Wakefield District and are therefore required to be a confident and natural communicator with excellent organisational and problem solving skills, to coordinate the multiple aspects of this job role.
Deadline 23 September
£27,741 per annum; Fixed-term until 31 March 2023 (with possibility of extension); 37.5 hours per week; Based in Salford
The post-holder will be a member of the Community Engagement team within the Answer Cancer programme. This post will be line managed by the Programme Manager and based at Salford CVS. You will lead on engagement with prioritised communities / groups across Greater Manchester, including people from BME communities, LGBT people, people with mental health conditions, disabled people, carers and people living in areas of high deprivation.
Deadline 24 September
£32,000; 1 year (with possible extension dependent on successful fundraising); Full time; Remote working with meetings in Cornwall
Cornwall VSF is looking to recruit an energetic, sociable, engaging individual who has charisma and an ability to positively influence others. They will be able to demonstrate that they can establish and sustain high quality trusting relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. This role will mainly focus on the youth sector, children and families. This person will have excellent interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and a sound knowledge and experience of the VCSE sector. The VCSE sector in Cornwall comprises of 2500 registered charities who offer a range of services to residents and visitors in Cornwall through paid roles and volunteers. Due to a new project opportunity, we are hoping to employ someone with an immediate start. This individual will have a proven track record of engaging this sector and helping to achieve its outcomes for its beneficiaries. We have established an Alliance model as a structure for increasing our engagement with the VCSE. This individual will be expected to establish new alliances on a broad range of themes such as housing, environment, and community safety etc. Therefore, they will possess skills in facilitation, coordination, need assessment, mapping provision, gap analysis, and chairing meetings. They will also have experience in planning and facilitating workshops, training, conferences, and events.
Deadline 24 September
£40,000 - £42,000 per annum FTE; permanent contract; 22.5 hours per week; based in Ipswich, Suffolk
Community Action Suffolk is a leading charity in Suffolk and are seeking an experienced and skilled finance professional, to join as the Head of Finance. The Head of Finance will lead the day to day operational function of the finance team and provide strategic support to the senior management team and trustees. The role will directly report to the Chief Executive. This is a great opportunity for an individual looking to further develop their career. You will be a qualified accountant who has worked at senior finance level with drive and enthusiasm to further develop and implement effective finance systems and processes. You will have a crucial role in continuing the success of the organisation and be able to prepare high quality reliable and timely management information to the Executive and Board of Trustees. Ideally you will have a good understanding of charity accounting and regulation as well as compliance and governance within charitable organisations. You will have strong leadership skills to motivate and develop the small finance team, helping individuals to fulfil their potential. We are happy to be flexible about the spread of the hours across the week, and for there to be some flexibility for some home working in line with our blended working policy, although the main place of work would still be our office base in Ipswich. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, or on commencement of post.
Deadline 27 September
£20,847; Fixed term until 31 March 2022; part-time, 22.5 hours; Based at 15 Priory Street Centre, Priory Street, York.
Healthwatch has been set up across England to give people who use health and care services and local communities a strong voice in influencing decisions about health and social care services. Healthwatch York provides this service across the City of York Council area. We are proud to be part of York CVS, as one of a number of social action projects within the organisation. Healthwatch York is a small organisation with a broad remit. Our job is to put people at the heart of health and social care in the city. Our success as a team depends on people trusting us to fulfil this role, and our staff team being flexible, co-operative and supportive of each other in meeting the demands and expectations upon us. We are pleased to be recruiting a Volunteering & Engagement Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to use your people skills to keep our volunteers up to date with all our activities and make sure they can get involved in them. You will also support our engagement activities, working closely with other team members. You will help bring people together to understand what works and what doesn’t in health and social care locally. Confident, outgoing and happy communicating face-to-face, by phone, by email and on social media, the successful candidate will love to listen and build real connections with people. You will need good IT skills, and a can-do attitude. If you are up for the challenge and want to make sure what matters to people using health and care services is at the heart of future service design, we’d love to hear from you.
Deadline 27 September
£22,500; Fixed term for 12 months; part-time - 14 hours per week; based at 15 Priory Street Centre, York
Healthwatch has been set up across England to give people who use health and care services and local communities a strong voice in influencing decisions about health and social care services. Healthwatch York provides this service across the City of York Council area. We are proud to be part of York CVS, as one of a number of social action projects within the organisation. Healthwatch York is a small organisation with a broad remit. Our job is to put people at the heart of health and social care in the city. Our success as a team depends on people trusting us to fulfil this role, and our staff team being flexible, co-operative and supportive of each other in meeting the demands and expectations upon us. We are pleased to be recruiting an Information and Signposting Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to use your customer service skills to support people to use our health and care system to get the best results for themselves and their family. You will use everything you hear to help the health and care system understand what really matters to people, to improve their experiences. Our ideal candidate wants to listen to people’s experiences, and make sure everyone who contacts us feels comfortable and confident to share whatever is going on in their life. You are happy communicating person to person by phone, email or face to face. You believe that good information empowers people, and that by connecting people with services that can help them, you can make people’s lives better. You are meticulous and methodical, making sure we follow up on all the communications we receive. You will need good IT skills, and a can-do attitude. If you are up for the challenge and want to make sure what matters to people using health and care services is at the heart of future service design, we’d love to hear from you.
Deadline 27 September
£26,511 (pro-rata); 12 months contract; Part-time (25 hours per week); based in Skelmersdale (and also home based)
• To support West Lancashire VCFSE capacity building through community development work across the borough. • To lead on the support and development of existing and emerging partnerships and thematic groups in the three neighbourhood areas (Skelmersdale/Upholland, Ormskirk/Aughton and Northern Parishes) through attendance at and/or facilitation of such meetings. • Support the recruitment and assist the mobilisation of Community Champion volunteers, being the key link between them, the WLCVS Volunteer Centre and VCFSE groups, ensuring the Community Champions cascade positive and factual information to the local communities. • Encourage VCFSE groups in the three neighbourhood areas to recruit and support Community Champion volunteers within their own organisations in conjunction with the WLCVS Volunteer Centre. • Encourage VCFSE groups and Community Champions to support asset mapping process for the CCS in the three neighbourhood areas. • Collaborate with the WLCVS Comms Team to support the cascading of key Covid-19 messages within the three neighbourhood areas and exchange and report information about VCFSE community activities/events. • To link and encourage local VCFSE groups to the CCS Grant Scheme. • To provide or link local VCFSE groups to other WLCVS services e.g., volunteering, funding support, governance support and training opportunities. • To support the CCS team in the development of a VCFSE database and directory of service. • To support WLCVS/CCS activity around increasing awareness of healthier lifestyles and improving uptake of self-care in the West Lancs communities
Deadline 27 September
£21,748 pro-rata; 12 months contract; Part-time (19.5 hours per week); based in Skelmersdale (and also home based)
• Provide high level administrative support to the Community Champions project team including scheduling meetings, taking minutes and arranging events. • Investigate and cascade training opportunities and organise training courses and events - booking venues, refreshments etc. • Support the facilitation of existing and emerging partnerships and thematic groups in the three neighbourhood areas (Skelmersdale/Upholland, Ormskirk/Aughton and Burscough/Parbold/Northern Parishes). • Support the WLCVS Volunteer Centre with the recruitment and mobilisation of Community Champion volunteers. • Support the WLCVS Comms Team to cascade key Covid-19 messages within the three neighbourhood areas. • Provide administrative support for the CCS Grant Scheme. • Support the development of a VCFSE database and directory of service, including data checking, entry, retrieval and database maintenance. • Create and manage documents, spreadsheets and presentations. • Collate and produce project information for internal and external reporting.
Deadline 27 September
£24,000; Full-time (37.5 hours); Permanent contract; based in Sevenoaks
Children’s mental health matters! More and more children and young people are experiencing difficulties with their own mental health. There is no single solution and we all need to work together to ensure young people can access the help they need and lead healthier and happier lives. Working alongside GP practices, Social Prescribing Link Coordinators help children and families connect with health and community services which will make a real difference to the child’s emotional and physical wellbeing. You will deliver personalised support to patients, independently managing new referrals from GP practices and a caseload. It’s essential that you have an understanding of how to prioritise need, and are able to recognise when to refer on to specialist services, and must be confident to communicate at all levels across health and social care sectors. We are looking for someone who is organised, proactive and able to establish instant rapport with children and young people. You should have experience of working with children, delivering mental health support and a background in education, medical or social care. You will need to demonstrate a robust knowledge of confidentiality, data protection, safeguarding and boundaries in all aspects of your work. The post covers Sevenoaks so a car driver is essential. The right support can make a difference to a child now and for their future.
Deadline 29 September
£25,991 pro rata; 2 years initially; Part-time, 25 per week (Mon-Thurs); Based in Bognor Regis Town Hall and with some home working
Volunteering has altered dramatically over the past 18 months and we recognise that the type of volunteering opportunities and experiences have changed too, as well as the way people want to volunteer. In order to support both our members and potential volunteers, we are increasing our team to include this important role. This position will require a flexible approach to volunteering, the ability to listen and respond to the needs of our members, creative engagement with a range of stakeholders and an ability to identify gaps and find solutions. If you have experience in recruiting, supporting and developing volunteering within the local community, this role could be for you.
Deadline 30 September
£17,000 - £20,000; Permanent contract; Full-time (37.5 hours); based in Tunbridge Wells
Are you proactive, organised and a great team player? We are looking for a service administrator to join our established community project based in Tunbridge Wells. You will administer day-to-day operations and processes, and help oversee the work of office volunteers and junior staff, ensuring the service runs smoothly. As part of a small team, you will manage enquiries and bookings by phone and email, talking to multiple clients and volunteers every day. You will need to be a good communicator with attention to detail, and have great customer service and organisational skills. This is a busy and much-valued service so you should be able to deal with unexpected issues and then refocus on the task at hand. Working alongside our finance team, you will prepare client invoices, chase outstanding payments and process volunteer expenses. You will be trained to use our bespoke database so should be confident in learning and using IT, and be able to enter data efficiently and accurately. There will be opportunities to promote the service and speak to community groups and others, so a car driver is essential. This is a great role for someone with admin or customer experience, or for someone starting a career in this field. Do you have the right skills and drive for the role?
Deadline 30 September
£18,000-£21,000; Permanent; Full-time (37.5hours) Part-time (32.5 hours); based in Dartford, Gravesham, and Swanley
Do you want to make a difference? That’s what we do at Imago. We help some of the most vulnerable people in society to make changes and improve their wellbeing. We’re looking for a bright, hardworking individual to join our established service in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley. It’s a great opportunity to support adults who need extra help for all sorts of reasons to navigate their way through health, social care and community services; think about what will best improve their health and wellbeing, and make it happen. Navigators bring their own experience to the role. You might have worked in a formal setting, completing assessments and support plans, or directly providing social care or health services. Perhaps you have worked or volunteered in a community setting, or are looking to give something back to your own local community. Or maybe you have personal experience of accessing services for yourself, a relative or friend. It’s a really varied role, and you’ll spend time visiting people in their own homes or in community settings, speaking to individuals and families. You’ll get to know local services, build networks and work in partnership with other agencies. There are also opportunities to work alongside colleagues in a friendly team so you will feel fully supported in the role. Car driver essential. It’s time to make a change.
Deadline 30 September
£4.30 per hour; Fixed term (1 year); Full-time (37.5hours); based in Tunbridge Wells
Are you a quick learner, reliable and looking to learn new skills? This is an exciting 1 year opportunity to join head office team. As a business admin apprentice you will provide essential administrative support and carry out reception duties. Based in a fast-paced office, you will deal with incoming enquiries in person, by phone, and email. You will have the opportunity to develop confidence in communicating with clients, professionals, businesses and the general public. You should have a pleasant telephone manner, good writing style and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. You will process incoming and outgoing mail, prepare papers and rooms for meetings, and complete general admin tasks. Good communication, the ability to follow processes, excellent data entry skills, speed and accuracy are key, and you will be trained to use our bespoke systems. This role offers core support for our Central Service and Leadership Teams, and is a great introduction to working in an office environment and the voluntary sector. You should expect to achieve NVQ level 2 or 3 in Business Administration or Customer Service. We are recruiting for an immediate start and full training is provided. To meet funding requirements, the applicants must be aged 17-24 and not in education, employment or training, and be registered as unemployed. Are you ready to take the next step?
Deadline 30 September
£35350; initially until 31st March 2023 with possibility of extension; Full time; hybrid (London and home)
We are looking to recruit for a newly created VCS Support Manager post. The postholder will be funded by the London Borough of Southwark as part of its contract with us for the provision of Council for Voluntary Services (CVS). They will manage a VCS Support Officer, a Policy and Participation Officer funded via the same contract, as well as between 2 and 4 other officers funded from different sources (currently this includes the VCS Support Officer (ethnic minority groups) and the Evaluation and Impact Support Officer). They will be actively working on securing funding for additional officers’ posts so that we can support our member organisations even more effectively with their capacity and capability building. You will be an experienced and hands on manager, ideally with experience of working in small charities, who thrives on supporting their staff and making a difference to the local communities by helping organisations rather than individuals. You will have many opportunities to demonstrate your can-do attitude as well as the ability to get things done but you need to be a strong team player who effectively facilitates the success of your team members and the wider organisation. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates and people from the LGBTQ+ community. Currently, all staff are required to work in the office 1-2 days a week. The hybrid way of working is likely to continue in the future. We also offer 5% employer's pension contribution and 2 volunteering days per year amongst our staff benefits. The post is currently being funded until 31st March 2023 but there is a strong possibility of this being extended for another 4-5 years, subject to funding.
Deadline 6 October
£25,000 per annum pro-rata (£15,000 actual); Permanent contract; 21 Hours per week, to include Fridays; based in Ilford
RedbridgeCVS is a well-established and highly regarded membership organisation supporting the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. We are a small, friendly team based in central Ilford just 20 minutes by train from Liverpool Street station. At a time when volunteering is playing such a vital role in supporting our community, RedbridgeCVS is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Volunteering Officer to join our team and build on the highly regarded work of our Volunteer Centre. As Volunteering Officer, you will help to create a vibrant and sustainable environment for volunteering in Redbridge. You will deliver volunteering brokerage services to clients from a range of backgrounds; and provide expert information, advice and guidance to individuals and volunteer-involving organisations. In this varied role you will need to be flexible; have excellent communication and admin skills; be experienced in customer service or advice provision; and understand just how life changing volunteering can be.
To apply for the role please download the job pack on our website and return the completed application form by midnight on Sunday 3 October 2021 Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 7 October 2021
£43,000; Fixed term to 31st March 2023, extension dependent on funding; Full time; Based in Colindale, with part remote option
Inclusion Barnet delivers both services for disabled people and services for the wider Barnet community. This role will lead on the community element of our offer. We’re looking for someone to lead on delivery of our voluntary sector support activity, working as part of our successful Barnet Together partnership with Young Barnet Foundation and Groundwork London. As well as attending senior meetings as the representative of the voluntary sector and leading sector groups, you’ll lead on developing our membership offer. Alongside this, you’ll have responsibility for oversight of our Healthwatch and Partnership Libraries contracts, ensuring that these services thrive and develop. As a Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO), we always welcome applications from disabled candidates, but lived experience of disability is not essential for this role. However, the successful candidate will need a commitment to the social model of disability and a passion for thriving, inclusive communities. They will also be willing to think strategically about how we reflect our identity as a DDPO in our portfolio of communities work. The role will be entirely home based during Covid, but the successful candidate must be able to be based in our Colindale office in the future and travel to meetings around the Borough of Barnet. Whilst it is ultimately a Barnet-based role, we anticipate that there will continue to be regular opportunities for home working going forward, and we encourage flexible working to suit your work preferences where possible. We also operate a Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) system.
Deadline 9 October
£30,906 per annum; 1 year contract; Full time; based across Wakefield District with some home working
The Nova Adviser - Community & Enterprise Development will: - Provide tailored development support to voluntary and community organisations to enable organisational sustainability, good governance and high quality of service delivery. - Combine the organisational support with advice around developing social enterprise and an enterprising approach to income generation so that organisations are able to take advantage of new economic opportunities and contracts for services, including through the Third Sector Framework.
Deadline 11 October
£21,000 per annum; Initially 24 months fixed term with the possibility of extension subject to funding; Full Time (37 hours); Huntingdonshire, Cambs
This is an entry-level role for someone looking to develop their career into the local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) by supporting it to grow and develop. This role is about developing Hunts Forum capacity to support our members and deliver a first-rate service to our communities. It is also about developing new talent, which will enrich the VCSE moving forward. This individual will be required to bring new ideas and knowledge into the sector. In return, they will receive the opportunity to learn on the job, allowing them to become experts in their chosen field.
Deadline 15 October
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