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The Forces Employment Charity are looking for highly motivated Quality and Compliance Coordinator to ensure the smooth running and maintenance of a comprehensive internal audit system in relation to Forces Employment Charity's ISO certifications and Cyber Essentials Plus and providing support on various operational matters and projects.
Compliance: The Quality and Compliance Coordinator is expected to comply with all Forces Employment Charity Data Protection Procedures, Privacy Framework, Policies including Safeguarding, Health and Safety as well as Operational Procedures Work Instructions.
This role is homebased with some travel as required
- Carrying out annual internal audits for Forces Employment Charity’s ISO certifications and Cyber Essentials Plus including production and submission of full audit reports.
- Monitoring the audit cycle programmed to ensure it remains effective and up to date.
- Ensuring any non-conformities are listed on the appropriate non-conformities log and corrective actions are assigned to the appropriate party.
- Maintain continuous knowledge and understanding for each certification’s requirements, recommended best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.
Compliance and Governance:
- Maintain a framework for ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and best practice in relation to data protection, modern slavery, bribery, and corruption.
- Manage the compliance registers including Data and Policy Breaches, Non-Conformance, and Safeguarding and Incident.
- Monitor the charities compliance with best practice charity governance, including the Charity Governance Code. This will include the maintenance of governance registers, including Register of Trustees and Skills Matrix.
Data Analysis and Reporting:
- Maintain integrity in all interactions with all CRM systems, ensuring accurate and timely recording of all quality assurance activity
- Liaise with the programme managers to ensure that performance reports and the quality assurance systems in place are understood, function properly and are reported regularly
- Develop approaches to extract information from the various CRM to meet reporting needs
- Compile and present data for reports to existing funders, understanding the reporting requirements of each, including written analysis to support reporting and infographics.
- Experience of conducting internal audits.
- Project coordination or assistance experience.
- Experience of data governance and information security, including GDPR 2016 and DPA 2018.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, QA applications and databases.
- Knowledge of tools, concepts and methodologies of QA/QC.
- ISO Certified Implementer in the ISO Management System Standards; ISO 9001:2015.
- Experience working across multiple CRM systems including Salesforce.
- Empathy for those who have served in the armed forces.
- Knowledge of the UK Charity Governance Code.
- An understanding of the ISO 27001 and/or Cyber Essentials Plus requirements
What We Offer:
- Competitive Salary- £28-30k
- Annual Leave- (25 days holiday + bank holidays + Birthday Grant Leave)
- 4% Pension Contribution
- Training and Development Opportunities
Successful candidates will be required to undertake Ministry of Defence security clearance check which requires applicants to have been resident in the UK for over 5 years.
To apply, please submit a Covering Letter and CV. Closing date for the position is Midnight 9th of June 2022. Interviews are scheduled to be shortly after.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Reporting to: Support Network Manager
Working hours: Full time/ 37.5 hrs a week; would consider 4 days/30 hrs for the right candidate
Interview date: Interviews will take place virtually on 17th June 2022
About the role:
The Scottish Development Coordinator is a new role for the charity and our first post in Scotland. There is an exciting opportunity for the post-holder to make a tangible difference to all those affected by endometriosis in Scotland. This role aims to increase the availability of support in Scotland for those facing isolation, loneliness and disadvantage due to endometriosis, by expanding and strengthening community-based support groups, led by local volunteers with lived experience of the disease.
We also want to ensure that more people in Scotland can access support and opportunities to build resilience, by increasing the awareness and availability of our Helpline, WebChat and information resources, at a time when access to NHS care and information is limited. In this role, the post holder will raise awareness of endometriosis across Scotland including with healthcare professionals, members of the Scottish Government, and in some cases with local media. The post holder will also be raising the profile of Endometriosis UK across Scotland and signposting the endometriosis community of Scotland to our supportive services.
There are currently seven Endometriosis UK support groups in Scotland. These groups play a key role in reducing the isolation felt by many and are a vital source of information and support. There is still so much work to do and lots of people we haven’t reached yet. This post will help us offer support to the whole endometriosis community in Scotland, raise the charity’s profile and develop exciting new projects to achieve our ambitious goals.
This is a new post that will work alongside the support network team and colleagues in the UK, and our expanding community of volunteers in Scotland. The purpose of the role is to expand our reach in Scotland to ensure we are delivering vital supportive services to everyone affected by endometriosis at this exciting time for endometriosis care in Scotland.
Duties and Key Responsibilities:
Support and Information
- Recruit, train, induct and support volunteers within Endometriosis UK’s support services
- Review, monitor and develop services in response to community and organisational need
- Scope out, plan and deliver new initiatives to develop the support network in Scotland
- Liaise with support network team and volunteers to ensure a high-quality service is delivered
- Adhering to quality standards, confidentiality, policies and the standard operating procedures of the support network services
- To promote the charity’s support network services across Scotland Awareness and Communications
- Raise awareness of endometriosis and Endometriosis UK across Scotland including with healthcare professionals, members of the Scottish Government, and in some cases with local media
- Raise the profile of Endometriosis UK across Scotland within BSGE centres, NHS trusts and with the general public
- Identify potential opportunities, including funding opportunities, to increase our capacity and work in Scotland
Data collection and reporting
- Ensure the ongoing collection and analysis of volunteer and service user data for internal and external use
- Assist with maintaining the charity database (CiviCRM), ensuring accuracy and consistency across records
- Maintaining up-to-date recording and filing systems, both manual and electronic as appropriate
- The role will require travel to meeting and events throughout Scotland and sometimes London and elsewhere in the UK. Some weekend or evening work will be required and time off in lieu will be given
- The post holder will be working in a developing environment and will be required to undertake other appropriate duties as necessary for the efficient operation of Endometriosis UK
- The post holder will be required to provide regular reports on support network service activity
- Support the CEO, Support Network Manager and colleagues to ensure the smooth running of the charity. We are a small, busy charity, and all staff help with the general running of the organisation in addition to their specific role activities.
We are looking for a confident and proactive individual with experience of working independently in a goal-oriented environment. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people including health professionals, volunteers, MSPs and members of the public. The successful candidate will have good problem-solving skills and be an excellent team player. A confident volunteer manager with experience of building and developing relationships, you will have empathy with the organisation’s mission and be keen to develop new and exciting ways to reach and support our audiences.
- Experience and confidence in recruiting, managing and nurturing volunteers to deliver services
- Experience of managing volunteer led support services and identifying development needs
- Evidence of successfully developing relationships with a wide range of audiences including volunteers, community groups, health professionals and MSPs
- Experience of event management
- Experience of evaluating, monitoring and reporting on services
- Strong IT skills, including standard Microsoft Office packages, databases and spreadsheets.
- Excellent attention to detail
- Excellent planning and organisational skills
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise effectively
- Good interpersonal skills, with a flexible, proactive and positive attitude, and ability to build relationships
- Ability to work creatively and professionally both individually and within a small team
- Empathy with the mission and vision of Endometriosis UK
- Willingness and ability to undertake travel around Scotland and occasionally the UK, and some evening & weekend work.
We envisage the post holder would work from home. If that is not feasible, we will work with the successful candidate to identify a shared office facility close to where they live. As this post requires travel throughout Scotland and sometimes across the UK, the post holder will require access to good transport links.
Whilst the post is advertised as full time, we would consider part time for the right candidate. If so, the salary is pro rata.
To apply please submit a CV and maximum two-page cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification and why you’re interested in the post.
We welcome queries from potential applicants. For an informal conversation about the job requirements please get in touch.
Remote homebased in the UK
This role is classified as requiring standard pre-employment checks
Note you must have the right to work in the UK.
About Relief International
Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
About our Programs
RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.
- RI employs 7,000+ staff and auxiliary workers
- 97% of staff are local nationals
- We only have some 90 ex-pat staff out of 7,000+
- RI spent $125 million in 2021 on our programs
About the opportunity
You will be part of a small and very busy HR Team; supporting the Head of Talent Acquisition, to deliver an inclusive and high-quality recruitment cycle from job design, advertising to onboarding and orientation experience to internal managers and candidates.
This will include
· developing roles and advertising
· supporting the shortlisting process
· setting up interviews across sometimes numerous time zones
· verifying due diligence in the hiring
· contracting process
· ensuring fully completed documents are chased from panel members and files are audit ready
In addition, supporting a variety of talent acquisition projects, including but not limited to internships and volunteers, surge/ emergency response rosters, orientation and onboarding and succession planning.
You will be highly organized and bring excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage the recruitment and selection process, keep HR records, use HR systems and producing reports. You must be detail focused and customer service oriented.
You will have previously worked in a talent acquisition/ recruitment role in a global organization. Your ability to work effectively with cross departmental teams and build relationships across cultures and time zones will be essential. Together with your flexible approach and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
You will bring formal HR qualification or working towards HR qualification together with some HR experience and some knowledge of either US or UK employment law.
How to apply
To apply for this post, click on the “Apply” button in the job advert page.
You will be asked to upload a CV and Cover Letter. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages long and explain why you are interested in this post with Relief International and how your skills and experience make you a good fit.
Closing date. Note the closing date as per the job board listing, however, please apply immediately as we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis and may withdraw the position before the job board closing date.
Due to limited resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Relief International has a zero-tolerance policy for unlawful harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse. Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator
£37,166 – £41,020
We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging.
The reoffending rate has remained broadly static at around 29% since 2010. Reoffending is costing society approximately £18bn per year and almost half of all prisoners reoffend within 12 months of release.
The Prisons Strategy White Paper was published in December 2021. As part of the paper, MOJ and HMPPS committed to:
“Introduce Health and Justice Partnership Coordinators in every probation region in England by 2024/25“
We know that many offenders with a substance misuse need also have a mental health problem. These staff will build connections between commissioners and providers across substance misuse and mental health services in the community to ensure that clear pathways into treatment are in place for all offenders leaving prison, including those with coexisting needs.
The Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator role will work strategically to support people to access appropriate support and treatment once someone is released, known as ‘continuity of care.’ It is incredibly important, because of increased health risks including relapse and death as well as an increased risk of reoffending. The post holder will work to ensure that people released from prison into the community have the right access to local health services to address their health needs during their resettlement period and beyond. For example, working with stakeholders to improve successful engagement in community-based treatment within 21 days of release from prison.
This role will work at system level to improve the lives of people in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS), specifically around improving and maintaining their health and wellbeing.
Working as a Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator is a unique and rewarding role, with a focus on operational delivery. They will work in tandem with relevant local partners and HMPPS operational policy leads to develop practice related to substance misuse and health-related release planning, designing and consulting on process to enable information sharing, the use of substance misuse and health-related licence conditions and understanding of health and substance misuse resettlement pathways.
To learn more about the Health and Justice Partnership Coordinator role please join the Accelerator Prisons Project team for a digital information session on 17th May 2022 12:30pm – 13:30pm. The session will be made available on Teams please click on the Apply Button to see more
Closing date: 6 June 2022.
To apply please click the Apply Button
Who we are
Peace Direct is an international charity with a big mission: to work with local people to stop violence and build sustainable peace in some of the world's most conflict affected countries. More than that, we want to change the international system so that it better supports the role that local people and communities play in preventing violence and building and sustaining peace.
About the role
This is an exciting new role, which will support a global campaign entirely led by local peacebuilders. Yes, that's right: not a campaign designed and delivered by us, but by local peacebuilders around the world. Our role at Peace Direct is to act as a secretariat and facilitator of the campaign, providing logistics support and guidance as required. Local peacebuilders will be in the driving seat.
The Campaign Coordinator will work closely with a cohort of local peacebuilders around the world who will meet online regularly to identify the main problems experienced by them and others like them globally, as well as the potential solutions, which will lead to the development of key campaign messages. The role of the Campaign Coordinator is to ensure that the local peacebuilders have whatever they need to deliver an impactful global campaign.
This is not your typical campaigns role! You will be the support team, not leading or directing the campaign but helping a diverse group of passionate activists to coalesce around a set of campaign messages. Key activities include:
- Engaging with existing campaigns led by Global South actors and networks to develop an inclusive process for identifying local peacebuilders to form a ‘global campaign team’
- Designing a selection process to recruit 8-10 local peacebuilders as the campaign team
- Developing a campaign co-creation process, enabling the campaign team to identify the problems in the peacebuilding system, explore solutions, and craft campaign messages
- Identify and work closely with a creative agency to support the visual identity and narrative formulation of the campaign
- Support all aspects of the implementation of the campaign, ensuring that it has global reach
- Provide regular ‘touch points’ for the campaign team to share ideas and brainstorm together
- Facilitate any training and coaching necessary for the campaign team
- Organising in-person events for the global campaign team to meet periodically and to participate in other global meetings
The ideal candidate will be a true campaigner, ideally with a lived experience of conflict, who will have a strong background in supporting national or international campaigns. You will have excellent project management and communication skills, strong written skills, excellent interpersonal and team working skills and will be highly organised. Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish or Arabic) would be a bonus.
This position can be based anywhere globally (so long as there is a reasonable internet connection!), and we strongly encourage campaigners from the Global South to apply. Due to the part time and flexible nature of the role, we expect the role to be a consultancy position.
Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.
Please note that we expect all applicants to complete a cover letter and an application form. CVs will not be accepted.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Job Title: Events Coordinator, Youth Engagement and Participation
Hours: 35 hours a week (full time)
Salary: £26,417 per annum
Type of Employment: Permanent
Dept and Location: Youth Engagement and Participation, Home-based with occasional travel to London
Line Manager: Head of Youth Engagement and Participation
Direct Reports: None
The Youth Engagement and Participation Events Coordinator will be responsible for managing logistics and data for specific events for young people within the Youth Engagement and Participation team which will support the implementation of the charity’s end of treatment support model across the UK. The identified events will be either in person, digital or hybrid. These events offer young people for therapeutic and peer support interventions as part of their post treatment pathway and are flagship events.
You will coordinate logistics around events and evaluate impact, as well as creating and maintaining a list of external suppliers for end of treatment events/services and liaising with suppliers and agencies. You will support the wider team to develop support programmes and create information for young people with cancer as well as providing administrative support to the wider Youth Engagement and Participation (YEP) team.
You will have:
- Experience of organising and coordinating events, both digitally and in person.
- Experience of collecting, maintaining and recording information and managing information of a confidential nature.
- Be highly organised, self-motivated with excellent administrative skills and be able to prioritise and organise own workload with minimal supervision.
- Be IT literate and confident with budgets and spreadsheets.
- Experience of communicating key messages, positions and views to a range of audiences.
- Experience of engaging with young people and their families.
- Ability to plan, implement and manage projects and activities to tight deadlines independently.
How to apply:
To apply please submit your CV along with a short supporting statement. Refer to the person specification and succinctly outline:
- Your experience
- Your knowledge and know how
- Your skills and personal qualities
Application to be received by: Wednesday 01st June
First interviews: Thursday 09th June
Second interviews: Tuesday 14th June
At Teenage Cancer Trust one of our key focuses is around equity and making sure our services are accessible and inclusive to all young people with cancer, with no-one left behind. We have the same goal for people working with us. We want you to be yourself here and thrive doing so. In line with our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion commitments, we would love to see applications from LGBTQ+ people, people of colour/those from ethnically diverse communities, people living with disabilities and people of faith.
At Teenage Cancer Trust we take our commitment to safeguarding seriously and work to protect and promote the rights of the young people who we support. Our safeguarding responsibilities extend to the children and adults who work to support the charity, who we also have a duty of care to protect. Safeguarding is at the forefront of each activity we carry out. In line with our approach, this role is subject to a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service).
We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential. If there is any assistance or adjustments, we can make to support you to make your application, Please contact the HR team.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Contract Type: Fixed Term contract for 12 months.
Location: Home Worker - England and Wales
Salary: £23,384 - £24,328 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience) + London allowance of £3,600 (if applicable)
Working Hours: 35 per week
Closing Date: 06 June 2022
Interview Date: TBC (via Zoom or Teams)
Please note, the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 23:59pm on the closing date.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Who we are
The Alzheimer’s Society are a vital source of support and a powerful force for change for everyone affected by dementia.
What we want
We will not rest until people with dementia and their carers live more fulfilled and less fearful lives, free from stigma and inequality.
What we do
We support people affected by dementia through some of the hardest and most frightening times, to improve their lives and help to avoid crisis.
No matter whoever you are, whatever you’re going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society/us for expert support through practical advice, emotional support, and guidance for the best next step.
We join forces with people affected by dementia, leading scientists and policy makers, amplifying voices to push for cutting edge breakthroughs and societal change that’ll improve the lives of people affected by dementia, now and in the future
How we do it
We’re the friendly face of support, the warm voice at the end of the phone and the determined minds who will fight passionately for the cause of everyone affected by dementia
About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join our Third Party & OYO team as an Events Fundraising Coordinator. Your focus will be supporting on a portfolio of third party & OYO events helping the team to maximise all fundraising opportunities for the Society so we can reach our ambitious income targets.
You will be responsible for recruiting and supporting our participants, ensuring your events are performing well against agreed income and expenditure targets, as well as carrying out a range of admin and database tasks.
- Be well-organised, ambitious and target driven
- Experience working in a busy events environment.
- Ability to prioritise your workload and focus on the right task at hand
- Experience in multi-tasking and prioritizing business-critical tasks.
- Be self-motivated and have a strong attention to detail
- Experience in working with data and be IT confident
- Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
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What did you do last night? Did you build a den? Have fun with music and movement? Cook a new dish? Try a new sport? Do you want to make a real difference disabled young people with lived experience of disability or long-term health conditions?
Join us as an Activity Group Coordinator or Assistant Coordinator and you could be doing all this and more, whilst enjoying our range of brilliant benefits like full training, private health insurance and working with a supportive and dedicated team
You will use your ability to connect with young people to plan and deliver creative, fun and accessible activity sessions as part of a supportive and dedicated team. You will need to be confident to provide high quality activities, supervise a small staff and volunteer team and provide personal care, (including medication) and be able to offer behaviour support to members of the group.
As we are now expanding our services across Cheshire, we need the following roles
Sensory Hive (Cheshire West), an exciting new, accessible, sensory based, after school group for young people aged 5-11 years, with lived experience of disability or long-term health conditions. The group is funded by Children in Need and will provide fun and creative activity sessions, during term time. 18.5 hours per week Mon-Weds for Group Coordinator, 5 hours per week Tues & Weds as Assistant Coordinator
Buzz (Cheshire East) our amazing accessible youth group for 12-18 year olds. The group supports young people to experience a range of great activities including cookery, sports, creative art, drama, bushcraft, Duke of Edinburgh Award programme and more. 9.5 hours per week Weds-Thurs for Group Coordinator and 2.5 hours per week (Thursday) for Assistant Coordinator
Does this sound like you?
We’d love to hear from you!
Closing date for applications : 8th June 2022
Post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check
Disability Positive are an equal opportunities employer. Applications from disabled people/people with lived experience of disability and long-term conditions are particularly welcome.
Registered charity no 1091744
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Community Engagement Coordinator x 3
1x role in the south of England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the south of England, the London office and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.
1x role in the central England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the central England and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.
1x role in the north of England
The role will be home-based with extensive travel across the north of England, the Leeds office and regular travel to other regions and BookTrust offices in England.
Contract: 2 years fixed term, extendable for a further year
Salary: £30,000 p.a.
BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Working with every local authority and across every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and supported by Arts Council funding, we reach over 3 million families a year through schools, health visitors, libraries and other partners. This incredible network helps us to get children excited about reading from an early age. We know that children who read are happier, healthier, more creative and do better at school.
This is an exciting time to join us; Book Trust is investing in the expansion of the Partnership Team that supports our work across England. Building our capacity in all regions of England will offer greater opportunity to work with our partners in a place-based way, working in and with local communities and the children and families most in need of support.
As a Community Engagement Coordinator, you will work within the regional partnerships team to support projects, pilots and pieces of learning to build greater place-based working with the BookTrust partner network.
To apply, you must complete all elements of the process below and submit by the closing date. To find out 'How to Apply', please go to our website. The selection process will take place in June 2022.
- Submit a written answer in no more than 750 words to the question below:
“Can you tell us about a time when you worked to support local communities, tell us what you role was, what was important to ensure a successful outcome and how you used your skills, knowledge and or experience to deliver a successful outcome.
- Please submit your CV, comprising of no more than 2 sides of A4.
- Please submit a covering email stating only the attachment of the documents set out in points 1 and 2 and confirming which role and region you wish to apply for. Lengthy covering emails will be disregarded.
Closing date: Friday, 3rd June, 12pm
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
We aim to provide an inclusive recruitment process and actively welcome applications from diverse talent pools: BAME candidates, candidates with disabilities and long-term conditions and candidates from underrepresented communities.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and want to ensure we have an accessible application process for all candidates. If you need any reasonable adjustments or would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact our HR team (contact details can be found on our website).
BookTrust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The recruitment and selection process reflect our commitment to safeguarding therefore, the suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment, and pre-employment checks.
Fixed Term Contract
Job Ref: V402
Hours/Days per week: 35 hours per week – (Flexible days/hours)
Salary: £24,000 plus attractive employee benefits package
Start date: ASAP
Location: Hybrid (Milton Keynes office)
Closing date: 5th June 2022
Interview date and Location: 9th & 10th June, Milton Keynes office
At Volunteering Matters we use volunteering’s unique power to bring people together and build stronger, more resilient communities across the UK.
We bring people together to resolve some of society’s most complex issues. From social isolation and loneliness; improving health and wellbeing; building skills, confidence, and opportunity; to ensuring young people can become change makers in their community, the impact that we make is great. And we won’t stop until everyone in the UK has the opportunity to thrive.
People-led and impact driven, we are a national charity that is deeply embedded in local areas across the UK. We operate in five regions: London and the South East; Wales and the West of England; East of England; the Midlands and North West England; and Scotland and North East England. We also have an Employee Volunteering Team with over 25 years’ experience, acting as a broker to provide tailor-made solutions to employers. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
This is an exciting time to be joining the team. We’re changing the way we work to meet new ambitions and make sure our impact continues to grow alongside out business.
Stepping Stones is a project developed and delivered by Volunteering Matters and Service Six, a charity supporting children and young people, particularly with their mental health. It works to support young people’s transition from inpatient mental health provision to the outpatient support from Service Six, and then onto community integration with the support of a volunteer mentor with Volunteering Matters.
Volunteers will be recruited and trained to support children and young people to integrate into their local community, to enhance their mental health, well-being, social inclusion, and opportunities after discharge from inpatient units. The project also offers flex’ to also provide support to families of children and young people, and to develop a youth social action that may include a peer-to-peer approach.
The Project Co-Ordintor will lead the day-to-day work of our Stepping Stones Project. This includes recruiting, training and supporting volunteers, matching young people with their volunteer mentors and supporting those lasting relationships for up to 12 months. The Project Co-Ordintor will work closely with our partners at Service Six, to support the transition from inpatient clinical support to outpatient therapeutic sessions, on to 1 to 1 support with a volunteer mentor and beyond. There will also be opportunity to support the wider work of Volunteering Matters within Milton Keynes.
List the main responsibilities of the role as bullet points. Ideally no more than 12 maximum
- Recruit, train and support Volunteer Mentors
- Work closely with partners/referral agencies and funders to ensure a steady flow of referrals of young people into the service
- Manage the matching process of volunteers and young people
- Ensure monitoring, evaluation and impact data is collected and shared
- Prepare reports to commissioners/funders
- Provide administrative support for the project, this will involve processing volunteers’ expenses and maintaining databases
- Maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and project partners on a day-to-day level
- Risk assess volunteer activity and carry out regular reviews
- Play an active role in identifying and developing new business
- Contribute to joint working and teamship across Volunteering Matters
List the skills & abilities that are required to perform the role successfully. Include technical, leadership, administrative and work & life skills & behaviours. Also specify levels of competence required (excellent, strong, proficient, working, moderate, basic etc). Ideally no more than 12 maximum
- Ability to motivate and engage people, particularly earning trust and nurturing relationships
- Ability to work in partnership with other agencies, colleagues and stakeholders
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a developing, person centred workload
- Strong negotiation and facilitation skills
- Ability to dynamically assess risk and carry out risk assessments
- Evidence of strong administrative and IT skills
- Ability to maintain project monitoring and financial records
- Understanding and commitment to Equal Opportunities
- Understanding and commitment to Data Protection and confidentiality
List the previous experience required to enable success in the role. Include practical, work & life previous experience gained.
- Experience of recruiting, training, and managing volunteers
- Preferred experience of working with children and young people requiring mental health support
Typically our approach is: Relevant experience and values alignment is more important for this role than specific qualifications.
However if any role specific qualifications are required, please included here.
The role is based in or around Milton Keynes and will ideally be a hydrid between home working and office based. The postholder will require good internet access to enable remote working, and a suitable home office space. I.T. equipment and infrastructure will be supplied.
Post Covid-19 there will be an expectation to travel across your region in the role. This includes travel in and around Milton Keynes and/or Northamptonshire.
This role does require Enhanced DBS clearance.
Our Values & Way of Working:
In all that we do, we embrace a philosophy of ‘Freedom within a Framework’ and are guided by our values: Empowering, Inclusive, Compassionate, Positive & Straightforward.
This job description is intended to include the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but while some variations will be expected, these will be at an appropriate level for the role.
Diversity & Inclusion
Volunteering Matters welcomes all applicants and are keen to ensure our team reflects the diversity of the UK and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from disabled, LGBT and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, along with candidates with any protected characteristics and from disadvantaged groups.
Disability Confident & Reasonable Adjustments:
We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. Please provide evidence in your application, which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required in the “Experience/Skills” section of this advert. To be considered for a guaranteed interview or to discuss any reasonable adjustments during the process, please state this in your application or contact our HR team for more information.
We have also committed to the following pledges which positively encompass our recruitment and selection processes and methodology: The Promise, Show The Salary, Salary History.
Our employee benefits reflect our culture which is built on an approach of full flexibility with accountability, and designed to let you make your most positive contribution; we offer Flexible Working by Default (re hours & place of work), Unlimited Annual Leave, Employee Pension scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced sick and family leave. We are also open to discuss job share applications.
If you apply for a role with us, we will retain your contact details including your name, address, email address and phone number to help us manage your application for up to 6 months. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose or share it with any third party. You can contact us at any point to update your personal information or ask us to delete it from our records.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Support Coordinator with strong digital skills to join the Homicide Service Peer Support Team team, working 37.5 hours a week. This position is home-based.
Do you want to make a difference every day? Do you want to contribute to change & improvement for those who need it?
Do you have resilience & adaptability? Can you work effectively with a focus on customer service and care?
If yes, then we'd love to hear from you…
What we offer:
At Victim Support we believe in attracting & retaining the best people and offer a competitive rewards & benefits package including:
- Flexible working options including hybrid working
- 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days plus Bank Holidays
- Pension with 5% employer contribution
- Enhanced sick pay allowances & maternity payments
- High Street, retail, holiday, entertainment & leisure discounts
- Access to our financial wellbeing hub & salary deducted finance
- Employee assistance programme & wellbeing support
- Ongoing training & support with opportunities for career development & progression
About the role:
This role is home based, but will include some travel nationally, and some overnight stays.
As a Peer Support Coordinator you will: -
Manage a number of Peer Support volunteers who have lived experience of bereavement through homicide. You will support them to use their experience to help others who are also bereaved. This will involve monthly supervisions and regular communication to ensure they are up to date with service procedures and developments.
You will have experience of working in a trauma-informed way, with empathy and compassion. You will have good personal resilience, and be able to make effective use of supervisions to manage your wellbeing.
You will have a passion for using digital technology to make support accessible for people. You will take the lead on maintaining our secure online chat room by working with a group of volunteer supporters. You will also be key in the planning and organisation of our online support groups. Strong digital skills and enthusiasm for digital working is essential.
You will need: -
Knowledge of the impact of bereavement through homicide or the psychological impact of significant trauma resulting from a distressing event
Proven ability to work digitally in creative and appropriate ways to engage with service users and/or peer supporters
Confidence in using Microsoft Word, basic Excel and PowerPoint, and the ability to use client databases
Ability to work on own initiative with good time management skills, prioritise work load, and make use of clinical supervision
Victim Support (VS) is an independent charity providing a range of specialist services to people who have been affected by crime across England and Wales. We work towards a world where there are fewer victims but who have stronger rights, better support and a real influence in the Criminal Justice System. Everyone at VS is driven by our Vision Ambitions and Values to play their part in making a difference for those who experience crime and traumatic events. Working for VS gives you the opportunity to play a key role in a national charity providing high quality services to victims and witnesses and being a vital force for change.
Victim Support are committed to recruiting with care and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Background checks and Disclosed Barring Service checks may be required.
Victim Support is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe having a diverse workforce at all levels allows us to represent the communities we serve and connect better with people affected by crime. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds. We therefore welcome applicants from all communities and monitor the diversity of applicants to analyse if we are representative of the communities we serve in terms of sex, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, trans identity, relationship status, religion or belief, caring responsibilities, age and socio-economic status. As part of our commitment to the Race at Work Charter we would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities.
How to apply:
To apply for this role please follow the link below to the Jobs page on our website, and complete the application form demonstrating how you meet the essential shortlisting criteria.
We looking forward to hearing from you.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, if we receive enough suitable applications to take forward to interview prior to the published closing date.
We are recruiting an Area Services Coordinator for our supported housing and community services. Life provides accommodation and support services to Mum’s with children under the age of 5 and Mum’s to be. We are passionate about providing strength-based services which meet the needs of the service users. Ensuring positive outcomes are achieved during their time with Life.
Post to cover Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
12 month fixed term contract with potnetial for extension
Life is a UK pregnancy and maternal support charity that helps over 60,000 people a year to manage pregnancy and pregnancy loss with dignity and courage so they can flourish.
Our services include
· Supported housing and community support
· Counselling and skilled listening
· Free pregnancy tests and baby supplies
All our work is underpinned by the following universal human values:
· Humanity – All people are special and equal.
· Solidarity – We’re with you and for you.
· Community – We’re better together.
· Charity – Doing good for one another.
· Common good – Building a better world.
To be successful you need to be passionate about supporting women and children to thrive. You will be confident dealing with multiple challenges on a daily basis and be able to show the ability to prioritise accordingly. You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills to ensure the team are supported on a day-to-day basis, referrals are dealt with in a timely manner and the manager is kept up to date with ongoing activities. You will be able to demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs and barriers for vulnerable service users dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child.
You will have a sound understanding and experience of delivering strength-based services, ideally in a trauma informed way, to ensure independence, choice, and control for Life’s service users. (Training on Trauma Informed Practice will be provided)
You will be committed to providing a high quality service in line with organisational aims and principals. Bringing enthusiasm, energy and a can do attitude to everything you do.
IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understanding the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines are essential.
At Life we are passionate about providing our employees with a supportive and engaging environment. As well as ongoing development and training, we offer:
- Generous holiday allowance, starting at 25 days per year, plus 8 Bank Holidays, (for full-time positions, pro-rated for part-time positions)
- Birthday leave (following a successful probationary period)
- Extra annual leave for long term service
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Length of service awards
- Company Pension Scheme
If this sounds like you and you want to work as part of a passionate team, please provide your CV and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the following criteria:
· Demonstrable experience of working within a care and/or support service for vulnerable service users with a sound understanding of their needs
· An understanding of operational management within a similar organisation
· Experience of safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
· Experience of communicating effectively with a wide range of people to identify their needs, preferences and demands
· Ability to prioritise workload and plan time
· Ability to motivate others and work as part of a team
Applications without a supporting statement will not be considered
Our Values and Commitment to Safeguarding and Equality
Life is committed to protecting all staff, volunteers and service users from harm of any kind. Life expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organisation by encouraging applications from all backgrounds.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks. Life takes its obligation to protect the rights of children and vulnerable people very seriously; therefore, the successful candidate for this post will be also subject to extensive background checking, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) which is paid for by the Charity.
The post is open to women only. (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke. We are looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our Stroke Recovery Service based in East Berkshire.
Position: Stroke Association Support Coordinator
Location: Home based, East Berkshire with extensive travel across the service area
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: Circa £24,370 per annum (inner London weighting £3,299 per annum or outer London weighting £1,755 per annum may be applied in accordance to where you live) FTE is £30,450 per annum
Contract: Permanent. Our services are contracted; we currently have funding for this contract until 31 March 2023
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 12 June 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Interviews will be held via video conferencing. Please let us know if this will present any challenges when you email your application.
The service aims to identify and address the needs of stroke survivors and carers across the stroke pathway, by providing a range of innovative support solutions, supporting them to meet their desired outcomes. A key part of the role will be to support service users and the delivery of the service.
Reporting to the Stroke Association Service Delivery Coach, the Stroke Association Support Coordinator will:
- Support new stroke survivors and their carers from hospital discharge into the community.
- Provide personalised information, advice and support.
- Support clients to make informed lifestyle changes which will help them to prevent further strokes
- Be accountable for volunteers, so experience of recruiting, training and managing volunteers would be an advantage.
- You will have excellent IT skills and demonstrate a flexible approach to your role.
The post holder will have experience/background in:
- A caring profession ideally with experience of supporting people with disabilities.
- Setting up and running virtual groups.
This role is home based, but extensive travel is required across the local area and occasionally further afield.
This role requires extensive travel across a large geographical locality to visit people at home and in community settings. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they can meet this requirement of the role.
To fulfil the role, you must abode in the U.K and have the right to work in the U.K.
About the Organisation
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
When stroke strikes, part of your brain shuts down. And so does a part of you. That’s because a stroke happens in the brain, the control centre for who we are and what we can do. It happens every five minutes in the UK and changes lives instantly. Recovery is tough, but with the right specialist support and a ton of courage and determination, the brain can adapt.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives.
We’re working to improve the diversity of our team. Because we know that individuality leads to a richer experience for our people and better support for those affected by stroke.
We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. And we’re particularly looking to increase the number of applications from those with lived experience of stroke and those from under-represented communities.
Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
In 2019, we developed a bold new corporate strategy so that we can rebuild more lives after stroke and make a bigger difference to people’s lives. To help us deliver our strategy and make a real difference, we are looking to recruit talented people to a number of new roles. If you would like to support stroke survivors to rebuild their lives, we want to hear from you!
You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care, Care Worker, Support Worker, Carer, Care Team Leader, Support Team Leader, Volunteering Manager, Volunteer Coordinator, Support Group, Support and Advice, Social Care, Carer Support, Support Service, Vulnerable Adult, Social Care and Support Officer, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Volunteering Manager, Care and Support Officer, Social Care Worker, Health, Health Care, Support Worker, Care Worker, Social Care Support Worker, Residential Support Worker, Relief Support Worker, Support Worker Disabilities, Day Centre Support Worker, Rehabilitation Support Worker, Night Support Worker, Stroke Support Worker, Disability, Disability Support, Stroke.
PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.
Location: Flexible including home working, based in a hospice or a combination of both.
Hours: 35 hours per week(flexible shifts)
Salary: £18,018 - £20,000 per annum plus enhancements Weekday Nights (Mon - Fri 8pm - 10pm) - 20%, Saturday - 30%, Sunday & Bank Holidays - 45%
Closing date: midnight Sunday 5th June 2022
Interview date: TBC
As a Coordinator you will help ensure our care gets to those that need it most.
Day to day you will work as key member of our hub team who ensure Marie Curie nurses can deliver care to patients who need our support at end of life. You will be responsible for accurately taking details from health professionals of patients needing our care. You will then work to identify members of our team who are able to help and guide our care staff to get where they need to be.
Most importantly you will liaise directly with families and patients understanding their preferences and keeping them informed every step of the way.
You will also ensure all our systems are kept up to date with the most accurate information, helping us keep patients and staff safe, well supported and enable us to fulfil our legal and contractual responsibilities.
What we are looking for
- An excellent communicator able to work effectively with patients, families, frontline staff and professional partners
- Good IT skills with a willingness to learn our systems and processes
- High attention to detail in a fast-moving environment helping keep our team and patients' safe
- A good team player able to work flexibly in an environment where our patients' needs are always changing.
Why you should join us
- The challenge and satisfaction of working directly with patients and families in a critical phase in their life
- The opportunity to join our core hub team in a strongly values driven charity environment
- Access to a wide range of training opportunities
- Continued access to NHS Pension Scheme or Marie Curie group pension scheme
- Flexible working opportunities including remote/hybrid working, full and part-time options and a competitive range of benefits and support
- All required equipment for home and/or flexible working provided at induction
- A variety of flexible shifts worked on a rotational basis are available between 8am - 10pm 7 days per week
For more information please contact Helen Forrow, Associate Director,
Shortlisting and Interviews will happen on a rolling basis so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Agencies need not apply.
Marie Curie is committed to its values, which underpin our work. We take stringent steps to ensure that the people who join our organisation through employment or volunteering, are suitable for their roles and are committed to safeguarding all our people from harm. This includes our staff, volunteers and all those who use or come into contact with our services. We are dedicated to creating not just a safe place to work but also a supportive and rewarding one.
We are committed to a world where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential. We are devoted to the social justice imperatives and organisational benefits of full diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace, and are a Stonewall champion. We actively encourage and welcome applications from candidates of diverse cultures, perspectives and lived experiences.
About Marie Curie and Caring Services
As part of Marie Curie Caring Services, you will contribute to supporting more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their loved ones each year. We provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.
Marie Curie is the UK's leading end of life charity. The Caring Services' team work alongside colleagues in policy, research and funding to ensure everyone gets the best possible experience at the end of their lives.
Rethinking Economics (RE) is an international network working to build a better Economics in society and the classroom. We started as a student movement in 2012 and have since grown to become a registered charity with a staff team. RWe're undertaking an exciting transition process in which we are developing and expanding the future of the organisation.
Over the coming year we are promoting our latest book on the lack of diversity in Economics, redeveloping our website and visual communications and building a spokesperson network of student economists that will promote Rethinking Economics in the UK.
What we’re looking for
We are looking for a dynamic communications professional who can contribute to the ongoing improvements to Rethinking Economics’ output through various channels including newsletters, blogs, social media, website and events. You will help us develop our external messaging and assist in managing internal systems such as a CRM. You will also support the successful delivery of events, including live streaming.
You will have a keen eye for effective communication tools, and you will be passionate about keeping up-to-date with sector trends and have solid knowledge of best practice.
You don’t need an economics degree to apply but you should have an awareness of issues related to economics and the university education sector. You do not need lots of qualifications or years of experience in everything listed below but you should be able to demonstrate your training and experience in the areas of communications, digital marketing, journalism or PR that make you a great candidate for the role.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work. And we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation. We want to bring greater diversity to our team and we’re keen to hear what you think you’ll bring from your own background and experience (beyond your professional skills and knowledge).
Terms & Conditions
Reporting to: Senior Communications Manager
Starting salary: £24,988-£26,022 pro rata per annum on the basis of an offer by the organisation which cannot be negotiated
Start date: As soon as possible / negotiable
Contract type: 12 months part time role (with a view to becoming permanent)
- Statutory pension of 5% matched
- 31 days’ holiday pro-rata (including UK Bank Holidays) in addition to a winter break over two weeks during Christmas and New Year
- Access to bespoke economics education
- Person centred training opportunities
- Yearly review of salary taking account of cost-of-living increases
- Work from Home Allowance
Hours: 14-21 hours per week. Evening and weekend work will sometimes be necessary, for which time off in-lieu can be claimed. We support flexible working across the whole team.
Location: Remote. The role involves occasional international travel.
Purpose of the Role
To support the external communications for the organisation, ensuring that Rethinking Economics remains relevant and responsive to the needs of the network. To support the organisations delivery of events, with a focus on digital support.
Main Areas of Responsibility (with support from Senior Communications Manager)
Oversee the RE newsletter
Oversee the RE blog
Monitor and respond to general queries and press enquiries
Assist in developing RE’s social media presence
Schedule social posts promoting RE International and monitor post requests from RE groups
Assisting with events and campaigns promotion especially the launch of new RE books – Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations and Economy Studies
Supporting Senior Manager to implement and maintain systems including a CRM, Website CMS
Developing and maintaining external communications
Reviewing website content
Where relevant, recruitment of and liaison with students, writers, designers and video editors for content creation
Promotion and amplification of a diverse range of voices within our network
Key Skills and Experience
An interest in and understanding of Economics.
Ability to craft credible communications about economics and issues in university education.
Experience in digital marketing, communications, journalism, PR or similar role.
Experience writing newsletters, managing blogs, writing for various social media platforms.
Experience of growing an organisation’s media presence and maintaining its reputation.
Proven written English skills with ability to explain ideas in a clear and compelling way.
Experience of a range of digital platforms (E.g. Mailchimp, WordPress, CRMs or equivalent systems)
Ability to proactively spot and exploit relevant comms opportunities
Commitment to RE’s Values of Justice & Fairness, Diversity & Inclusion and Collaboration.
Ability to adapt to a constantly evolving environment and a movement that is growing
Self-reflective, willing to listen and consider other points of view.
Ambitious, dynamic and energetic, constantly reflecting on RE’s effectiveness and seeking ways to improve our impact.
A critical and strategic thinker, able to both see the big picture and have an eye for detail.
Ability to communicate effectively to different audiences. Adapting communication style as necessary and targeting communications to ensure that information is understood and has influence.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different teams on projects or initiatives.
Use initiative and creativity to solve problems.
Ability to work independently under self-direction whilst also knowing when to check back in with others on contentious issues.
Study or previous work experience in economics.
An interest in alternative / pluralist economics.
Knowledge of SEO principles.
Experience of hosting or managing webinars and online events using platforms like Zoom.
Experience cultivating media and journalist relationships.
Languages including Spanish, French, German would be highly desirable.
Experience of working with international volunteer organisers.
Familiarity with graphic design and video editing would be advantageous.
How to Apply
Please apply before the closing deadline of 1st June 2022.
We will anonymise all applications for the recruitment panel.
Interviews will be held over zoom on 8th June so please hold this date.
Please note, we will ask for your CV but we will only use your application form to shortlist, so please give as full an answer as possible.
At interview stage we will review your CV before we interview you.
At interview we may ask you to do a presentation or an activity as well as the interview session.
Interviews will be online via zoom. You’ll need a camera, microphone and stable internet connection. Please let us know if this will be difficult. If you have any queries or would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please do not hesitate to contact us via recruitment [at] rethinkeconomics [dot] org
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.