The latest opportunities in the NAVCA family

Development Officer (Safeguarding)

Community Action Bradford & District (CABAD)

Full time


 CABAD has a long history of working across the district, with around 40 staff and 60 volunteers working across four offices, providing a range of services to both local organisations and individuals. 

It is now seeking to appoint a Development Officer (Safeguarding) to the team.  Reporting to the Young Lives Bradford Manager, key elements of the post will provide expert support and advice on all aspects of safeguarding across Bradford’s voluntary sector (all ages) and ensuring the voluntary sector’s voice, influence and strategic involvement in safeguarding issues.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 6 January 2020.

Interview date: Thursday 16 January 2020.

Bolsover Locality Officer

Bassetlaw Locality Officer

Full time / Fixed term



Having recently won the tender to provide VCS Support within Bolsover, BCVS are looking to recruit a Bolsover Locality Officer.

The Bolsover VCS Locality Officer post will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Bolsover infrastructure support network – this will include support for groups in both the early stages of development and also a more advanced provision.  They will also have responsibility for the development of a longer term plan for VCS support in the local Bolsover area.

The successful candidate will be the direct interface with the Bolsover CVS and wider community, gathering local information to shape delivery and building partnerships.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Thursday 9 January 2020

Live Well Wakefield Advisor

Nova Wakefield District Limited

Full time


 An exciting opportunity has arisen due to the creation of new roles working within an established service which supports adults aged 18+ to improve their health and wellbeing.


You will work closely with primary care surgeries and will empower clients to access non-medical social solutions to address their needs; in turn working to reduce attendances to general practice, hospital admissions and providing an alternative to medication.

You will work alongside a highly skilled and motivated team, delivering a well-respected, high quality and personalised referral based service across the Wakefield District which supports health, wellbeing and independence.

You will have a good understanding of health and social care services and of the community and voluntary sectors and  will understand the influence these services can have on improving a client's health and wellbeing and possess the skills to create rapport, influence positively and support clients to identify and achieve personal goals. 

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 3 January 2020

Interview date:  Friday 17 January 2020 

Engagement Champion - ConnectWELL

Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action

Full  time / fixed term to March 2022


ConnectWELL is a free service to help people improve their general health and wellbeing their way using non-medical sources of community support.

WCAVA is seeking an Engagement Champion to raise awareness of ConnectWELL in Warwickshire by establishing and developing connections with existing and new referrers including Voluntary, Community and not for profit groups and other delivery agencies and organisations. The successful candidate must have experience of public speaking and delivering presentations, working effectively in collaboration with a wide range of agencies & partners and knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, including case studies and proficient use of social media.

Excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team are essential for this role.

To apply for this role you are required to hold a driving licence and have use of a car for work purposes.

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 10 January 2020

Interview date: w/c Monday 20 January 2020

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS)

37.5 hours per week


 Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support. Link workers also support existing groups to be accessible and sustainable and help people to start new community groups, working collaboratively with all local partners. 

The Social Prescribing Link Worker is a key part of the primary care network (PCN) multidisciplinary team in a complex, ever changing environment. Voluntary and community involvement is becoming more critical in demand management, self-care and the wider health and wellbeing of the community of Bassetlaw. 

The role requires someone with strong inter-personal skills, sound knowledge of the voluntary and community sector and social care environment, and someone who is both well organised and capable of operating at strategic and operational levels. 

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 27 January 2020

Development Worker - Social Prescribing

High Peak CVS

Full time / Fixed term to March 2021


High Peak CVS is a charitable organisation that supports community and voluntary groups across the High Peak area of Derbyshire. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Development Worker leading on Social Prescribing across the High Peak (excluding Glossopdale) to join its small and dedicated team.

The post will be based at the High Peak CVS office in Whaley Bridge, although travel throughout the High Peak will be required. Building relationships with the Primary Care Network is essential and the main role will be to develop and deliver a Social Prescribing service in the High Peak that will link patients referred from GP surgeries with appropriate services and support from the voluntary, community and non-profit sector.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Executive Officer. Previous experience of working in a charity and/or health care environment would be beneficial to your application but not essential.

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Monday 13 January 2020