We are seeking an inspiring new leader to help FRP make an even greater impact and create a greener, more inclusive community. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced social entrepreneur seeking to lead a small organisation through an exciting period.
HOURS:27 to 30 hours per week TBD (preferably over 4 days)
CONTRACT:18 month fixed-term, with scope for extension
REPORTS TO:Board of Trustees
LINE MANAGEMENT:Operations & Finance Manager, Project Manager (Green Champions), Retail & Admin Assistant
PLACE OF WORK:Bakers Avenue, E17 with visits to our nearby warehouse in Leyton as needed
FRP is a social enterprise and charity with environmental and social aims. We engage with organisations and communities in London through a range of practical initiatives to reduce, re-use and recycle waste, and help people live sustainably. Based in Walthamstow in East London, we have been in operation since 1989. All our work and activities are supported by volunteers.
Applications are open to everyone. Inclusivity and equality are part of our culture at FRP, we treat people as individuals and we involve people from right across the community in our work
Applicants should send a CV (max 2 pages) and cover letter to FRP’s Chair, Jo Winyard, via the charity job website, by no later than Monday 16 September. Successful candidates will be contacted to agree an interview shortly after this deadline.
PURPOSE OF ROLE
- Oversee all FRP’s day-to-day operations, ensuring that its activities and operational processes are appropriate to support the aims of the organisation and help FRP maximise its effectiveness.
- Develop and implement plans for growth in impact using FRP’s established presence in the sector. Use entrepreneurial flair and business knowledge to help FRP to grow and fulfil its undoubted potential, across the range of our activities from sales to workshops and community events.
- Support FRP’s Board in exercising its governance function, providing regular reports and overseeing necessary financial reporting and management of financial budget.
- Be an effective leader for the FRP team of staff and volunteers, providing support and direction where needed, helping FRP to be the best it can be and make a difference in our community.
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS
- Day-to-day leadership of the FRP team, incorporating partners/affiliates, staff, andvolunteers. Working with the team, ensure business process are efficient and support the team and the business to operate effectively
- Specific oversight of grant-funded projects, most importantly the National Lottery Green Champions Project, providingsupervision and guidance to the ProjectManager, ensuring that project goals are met that volunteers are at the heart of everything we do, and liaising with the grantor
- Provide support to Operations Manager in making the paint operation as effective as possible
- Formulate and oversee delivery of annual plans to support FRP’s strategy, which seek to maximise FRP’s impact whilst also developing new opportunities using FRP’s established position in the sector
- Support Operations Manager and Project Manager in relationship building with partners and customers
- Identify & scope development opportunities, consulting with the Board on feasibility & timing of developments given availableresources. Oversee delivery of new initiatives based on any agreed plan
- Work with the board and the team to develop plans and targets to driveincome growth
Finance & administration
- Oversee budget settingprocess and undertake regular budget monitoring, including identifying any areas for further management attention
- Oversee record-keeping, filing, and effective officesystems that support the effective delivery of operations
- Ensure all legal requirements are met in terms of liability insurances, waste carrierlicenses, etc.…
- Share general office duties – phone calls, correspondence, handlingvisitors
Strategy & external relations
- Attend external events and meetings to represent FRP
- Build and manage relationships with key partners, stakeholders and local community organisations, as required, in support of Operations Manager/Project Manager
- Work with the board and staff to develop and implement the FRP Strategy 2018-21
- Attend Board and sub-committeemeetings
- Support the Board through organising meeting agendas and writing/coordinatingdistribution of reports
- Ensure all health & safety, safeguarding & legal requirements aremet
- Ensure staff contracts are issued andupdated, consulting with the board where necessary.
At least 3 years’ management experience, ideally in a social enterprise/community business or environmental organisation with a diverse customer base and where services are delivered with the help of volunteers.
Previous success in setting up and developing new projects, fundraising and meeting objectives, whether gained in a voluntary community or social enterprise setting or elsewhere. Experience of working with grant-makers or funders is desirable.
Track-record of managing budgets and providing a management review of financial accounts.Experience of discussing financial reports with finance managers and / or senior managers.
Developing and achieving strategic and operational plans, with clear and challenging objectives.
Experience of change management, with an ability to demonstrate this at interview.
Effective collaborative working with external partners and stakeholders and developing effective relationships.
Managing teams and individuals, including objective setting, supervision, support, and performance management & review
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
General business knowledge, particularly in the areas of project management, HR, budget and financial management.
Effective oral and written communication
Capacity to work on own initiative and be self-sufficient in terms of administration, and to identify, prioritise and plan activities balancing conflicting demands.
Understanding of the challenges of working within the community environmental and/ or social sector and of working with a diverse range of volunteers. Experience of working with a Board of Trustees is desirable but not essential.
ICT skills including knowledge of social media and its deployment
Prepared to work flexibly according to the needs of the organisation, including occasional work outside core hours.
Demonstrable commitment to and interest in social inclusion and environmental sustainability
Share the values of FRP.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you want to join a small team commited to inspiring children to read and improving their life chances? We are looking for an experienced finance officer to be responsible for managing all aspects of our charity finances. This role has an operational and a strategic aspect – you will be responsible for managing the day to day finances of the organisation, as well as assisting the SMT with setting budgets and long term planning, and supporting the fundraising team with income generation.
Doorstep Library was established in 2010, with the aim of instilling a love of reading for pleasure among disadvantaged children. Our projects are different to other literacy programs because we are home-based, meaning we are able to establish relationships with those families who may face barriers to reading with their children or taking them outside of the home to access services. These are often families that are most in need or socially isolated. With our long-term support not only do we spark the joy of reading for both children and their parents, but families are able to build up their self-confidence and trust in others in the community, towards professionals and the world of education.
Please download the Job Description for much more information on what we do, your role, and the person specification.
Hours – 14 per week.
Contract – 12 months initially with potential to extend.
Salary - £27,032 per annum pro rata, plus 25 days holiday pro rata and 6% pension contribution.
We will be interviewing as applications are received and may close the advert early, so please apply immediately to avoid disappointment. Please apply with a CV and cover letter.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
To enable us to further market our presence and our activities, , we are seeking an Engagement & Social Media Officer. This is a key role and the post holder will have the opportunity to use their existing experience and skills to really shape the engagement activities of the Community Forest. This is not ‘just’ an office job. The successful applicant will be just as comfortable rolling up their sleeves and helping out onsite at events as they will be at delivering community marketing campaigns.
Working at the Thames Chase Trust’s busy Visitor Centre, the post holder will need to support trustees, the small staff team and volunteers to:
- Deliver the stretching ambitions for the Thames Chase Trust through managing the digital and media operations, its presentation and maintenance and with accountability for key outcomes relating to interpretation and publicity of the Community Forest
- Maximise the influence and reputation of the Thames Chase Trust by raising its profile in the media, the local community and other environmental groups.
- Ensure that Thames Chase projects have maximum opportunities for business growth through the introduction of new initiatives, effective publicity and marketing campaigns and associated events and function.
Use the Visitor Centre as the information hub for the Community Forest and the work of the Thames Chase Trust and to promote the objectives of the Thames Chase Plan.
To be considered for this position, please supply a covering statement as well as your CV when applying for the role.
- Competency in managing websites and in using various forms of digital media to help successfully develop stakeholder engagement and e-fundraising.
- Create ideas and initiatives then present and implement them.
- All-rounder type attitude and team player ethic in having the ability to contribute in other areas.
About the Thames Chase Trust
The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that change lives and that demonstrates the values outlined in the Thames Chase Plan through exemplar community led management of the Forest and in the Thames Chase Forest Centre.
About the Thames Chase Community Forest
The Thames Chase Community Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders and encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering, Thurrock and Essex. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, and success, over the last 30 years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
Do you have experience and passion for communication and a desire to help people move beyond homelessness? As Glass Door's communications officer, you would be at the centre of the organisation interacting with front-line and back-office staff to help ensure our volunteers and supporters are united by a common vision.
Glass Door Homeless Charity is London’s largest open-access winter night shelter. This award-winning, independent charity provides shelter and support for those with nowhere else to turn.
We are recruiting an experienced and compassionate Communications Officer to join our growing team.
At Glass Door, we're passionate about finding people routes out of homelessness. In order to best leverage the resources in the community, we work with thousands of volunteers, hundreds of supporters and many partners. Communicating well with these key stakeholders and with the many individuals we support is central to the success of what we do.
Working closely with the senior communications manager, the communications officer has a key role to play in planning and delivering communications to key groups, including supporters, guests, volunteers and staff. The post holder will write, edit, co-ordinate and publish content across various channels, including the website, social media and printed publications. He or she will also nurture and manage relevant media contacts and ensure media opportunities are fully maximised.
You will be a confident and friendly self-starter who takes initiative to get things done. No two days will be the same: we are a dynamic office with all-hands-on-deck approach when required.
To apply: Please send your CV and cover letter (no more than two pages) by midnight 29 September. Interviews to be held the following week.
Start Date: early November, depending on notice period.
Working for Glass Door
- We’re a rapidly-growing, collaborative team who love making a positive impact. If you believe in our ethos and want to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
- Glass Door provides its employees a full induction as well as learning and development opportunities and access to our employee wellbeing programme.
- We offer interest-free season ticket loans and a cycle-to-work scheme.
- We operate an equal opportunities policy and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Although Glass Door services normally take place within churches or church-owned properties, please note individuals with connections to a variety of faiths or none work for, volunteer at, and use the services of Glass Door.
- Our headquarters are located in the heart of Chelsea, close to both Sloane Square and South Kensington tube stations.
The post holder will be responsible for the following:
- Write, co-ordinate and issue media releases and statements, briefing materials and features.
- Be aware of the national news agenda, identifying opportunities and bringing issues to the attention of the team.
- Develop and maintain a network of media contacts and journalists, ensuring contacts are kept up-to date in a central database.
- Field inquiries from journalists and work with Senior Comms Manager to deliver an accurate, appropriate and timely response.
- Ensure that all media work reflects the charity’s values.
- Develop, manage and update content for website.
- Work with the Senior Comms Manager to create and implement a social media strategy and calendar.
- Maintain/update all social media accounts in-line with Glass Door's social media guidelines, focusing on driving traffic and increasing engagement.
- Stay informed of upcoming trends and developments within the field of social media.
- Inform and advise Senior Comms Manager of any significant problems that might jeopardise the reputation of the charity.
- Use social marketing tools to increase traffic.
- Plan and create multi-media communications materials.
Editorial and design
- Provide creative, editorial and operational support for all communications projects.
- Contribute creative ideas to generate content for news stories, blogs and features.
- Write profiles of guests, news stories, blogs, press releases, statements and speeches as needed.
- Produce, edit and distribute materials for external and internal audiences.
- Maintain library system for press cuttings, photos and quotes.
- Provide quality-control support (eg proof-reading and editing) on all materials, ensuring all content and images are consistent with house style and brand.
- Assist with design: create graphics and publications.
- Create simple video content on an ad-hoc basis.
- Coordinate the production of publications.
- Ensure consistent branding is used throughout all Glass Door comms.
- Monitor and track print and online coverage
- Evaluate social media and online reach, create monthly reports, and evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns
- Assist with ongoing reviews and evaluations of whether the charity is reaching the right audiences and achieving communications goals
- Work with data manager to review and write up shelter and casework outcomes
- Administer staff, event and volunteer feedback reporting using both paper and online questionnaires, assisting with distribution, analysis and reporting
- Support co-ordination of events, providing materials, online support to fundraisers, and representing the charity as needed.
- Help market and communicate events and fundraising challenges.
- Collate invitations and replies to specific events, assisting with organising our Sleep Out and End of Season supporter event.
Dowload the Comms Officer Job Description to learn more about the position, the charity and our impact. We look forward to hearing from you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Do you have a passion for excellent customer service with strong administrative skills and a polite telephone manner? If so we are looking for an outgoing and enthusiastic Supporter Care Administrator to join our Supporter Care team. This role will allow you to carry out essential supporter engagement and administrative activities associated with marketing campaigns, donations, fundraising events and requests for materials. With previous experience of providing excellent customer service, you will have the ability and confidence to communicate with a variety of people, engaging with supporters by phone, email and in writing about a wide range of enquiries.
The Supporter Care team is part of the wider Supporter Marketing team within the Fundraising department. The Supporter Care Administrator is responsible for ensuring that people receive an excellent standard of customer care to maintain supporter satisfaction and to generate the maximum amount of income for dementia research.
This is a part time; fixed term contract opportunity working Monday to Wednesday (22.5 hours per week), for a period of 12-months, or on return of substantive post holder, whichever is earlier to cover a period of maternity leave.
Main tasks of role:
- Answering inbound telephone calls; responding to a wide range of enquiries including marketing campaigns, donations, fundraising events and requests for materials
- Managing enquiries received by email and post, either by responding or forwarding as necessary
- Contacting current supporters via telephone in order to increase the value of, or to retain supporters; including thanking, obtaining Gift Aid declarations and reactivating lapsed donors
- Recording feedback and assisting in the resolution of complaints
- Processing donations from telephone calls and mailings, acknowledging supporters appropriately
- Sending out materials, processing donations and sending appropriate acknowledgements relating to community fundraising, sporting events and donations given in memory
- Processing new direct debit instructions and standing order payments, amending and cancelling gifts as necessary
- Amending supporter details as necessary
- Dealing with incoming post
- Updating team procedures as required
- Recognising fundraising, engagement and retention opportunities when talking to supporters using a range of initiatives to explain how donations positively contribute towards the cause
What we are looking for;
- GCSE in Maths and English, or equivalent
- Good knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and databases
- Excellent telephone manner
- Excellent written communication skills
- Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload
- Experience of working in a customer facing role
- Experience of handling complaints and queries
Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge
Salary: Circa £11,700 pro rata, per annum (£19,500 FTE per annum) plus benefits
Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.
The closing date for applications is the 6th October 2019, with interviews to be held on the 14th October 2019. We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a specific date.
Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Supporter Care Executive. When accessing our online recruitment system, the role will be listed as Supporter Care Executive.
In order to be considered, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.
To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.
AFRICA PROGRAMME OFFICER
This is an exciting newly created position to support the Africa Programme team in the administration of a range of anti-slavery projects across Africa. This role is likely to support the delivery of new projects in Mali and Mauritania initially, but this may change over time.
This exciting role will be responsible for supporting the Africa Programme team in ensuring the efficient and effective implementation of project activities (including advocacy, research, publications, training, country visits, meetings and conferences), as well as contributing to donor reports and applications for new projects. The role will also involve monitoring slavery-related developments in Africa, attending meetings on behalf of the Africa Programme and responding to external enquiries. The role would be 3 days per week for 12 months, initially with the possibility of increasing in hours and or contract length at a later stage, funding permitting.
We are looking for someone who can embody our values and who shares our passion for fighting slavery. The successful candidate will be someone who is proactive and can use their own initiative, someone skilled in project administration and planning and can be flexible to meet the demands of this growing programme.
The Programme Officer role would suit someone who is extremely well-organized, who pays attention to detail and who enjoys record-keeping. Furthermore, the work will require communications with partners in French and the translation of reports and written correspondence. Fluency in both French and English is therefore essential, while fluency in Arabic would be an added advantage
If you think this role fits with your expertise and ambition, we would love to hear from you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Dementia devastates lives. By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won't win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer's Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia - wherever they are, whatever they're going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
We are the UK's leading dementia charity. Every day, we work tirelessly to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure for dementia. We provide expert information, training, and support services to all those who need our help. And we are creating a more dementia-friendly society so people with the condition can live without fear and prejudice.
Position: Volunteering Officer
Location: Hereford & Worcestershire
Contract type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 25 per week
Salary: £14,260 to £14,835.61 depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 19 September 2019
Interview date: 26 September 2019
About the role:
Volunteers are vital to the success of Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer's Society was founded by volunteers, and their contribution continues to be absolutely essential to our ability to improve the lives of people living with dementia. Volunteers are involved in every aspect of our work, from delivering services to fundraising and campaigning and acting as Dementia Friends and Champions.
To maintain and continue building our exceptional community of volunteers, we are now looking for an experienced and well-motivated person to join us. You will be responsible for recruiting, inducting, training and supporting our volunteers in Hereford & Worcestershire. This will include matching the skills and availability of volunteers to the available roles. You will also promote volunteering opportunities and spearhead our volunteer recruitment across the area. Working in this geographically dispersed area, you will be responsible for all aspects of volunteering in the local area whilst adhering to the Society’s volunteering policies.
Along with excellent people skills, you must have the confidence and expertise to communicate our vision and inspire others to take up volunteering roles. You will need a relevant NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) or will have otherwise demonstrated that you have the relevant skills and experience to help us achieve our goals.
Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
You may have experience of the following: Volunteering Support Coordinator, Volunteering Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer Officer, Volunteering Officer, Support Coordinator, Project Assistant, Project Coordinator, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.
Employment type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months with the possibility of extension on completion of the fixed term)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Al-Khair Foundation is a UK registered charity working to deliver humanitarian and development projects worldwide. Founded in 2003, Al-Khair provides emergency aid, medical care, education and livelihood support to vulnerable communities in the UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and is committed to supporting these groups to become sustainable active citizens in their society. Al-Khair Foundation is a key development partner of choice for Governments, NGOs, donors and civil society in their respective countries.
The Finance Department manages all aspects of financial management including financial and management accounts, statutory accounts and investments. It also provides professional support on all Al-Khair activities in the UK, including broadcasting (TV stations), schools and international programmes.
The Finance Assistant will structurally sit in the Finance Department and will report directly to the Finance Manager. The primary focus areas will witness the successful candidate assisting with the efficient and effective delivery of the financial accounting and management accounts for AKF and its subsidiaries.
The key responsibilities of this role will be to assist the Finance Department in all aspects of financial policy, including statutory requirements, best practice and the development of new initiatives. To maintain the financial accounting systems to achieve maximum efficiency within the department, to prepare and present documents from a number of sources as advised by the Finance Manager, to maintain Gift Aid claims records and other government/Inland Revenue Schemes in conjunction with the Supporter Services and Fundraising Officers, to consult with the Finance Manager to develop effective financial systems and procedures and to ensure that these are continuously improved.
For this role you will need a degree level qualification or its equivalent. You will be at least a part-qualified Accountant with general financial office experience. Good knowledge of IT systems, good communication skills and knowledge of the charity sector is also required.
Due to the expected high response to this vacancy we reserve the right to close this campaign once we have a suitable pool of applicants.
Candidates interested in this role should apply by submitting a copy of their CV and a Covering Letter outlining their suitability for the role to the email provided.
Closing date: Midnight on Thursday, 10th October 2019
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, faith or disability. Only candidates with the right to work in the UK will be considered. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two talented and self-motivated Volunteer Coordinators to join our Regional teams, based in our East and South West Regions to deliver the Annington Homes sponsored ‘Eyes On, Hands On’ volunteering project.
This is a part-time role on a 6 months fixed term contract - with possible extension up to a total of 30 months.
The ‘Eyes on, Hands On’ project is a new venture which will seek to develop a volunteer network to link the military communities in the UK with the CWGC sites in their local area. The postholder will develop opportunities to use volunteers to support and supplement the care provided by regional operations staff to CWGC commemorations.
Working two days per week, you will be liaising closely with the local Regional Manager, and in the in-place Volunteer Coordinators (one in Lincolnshire and the other in Devon) building and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of volunteer organisations and associations, ensuring regular engagement.
In order to succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication, presentation and networking skills. You will also have experience of working with the UK Armed Forces, and empathy with the Service ethos.
The CWGC honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth Forces who died in the two world wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago.
If you would like to be part of a key team raising the profile of our valuable work and think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description, and which Region you would like to be considered for to the email address below.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic, proactive individual, to help us motivate and engage participants in our ground-breaking study into Parkinson’s disease, PREDICT-PD, and bring us closer to a cure.
Funded by Parkinsons UK, PREDICT-PD is a large cohort study jointly led by Queen Mary University of London and University College London, which aims to identify people at risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, years before the condition is currently detected. In the longer term this will mean we can treat it at a much earlier stage. We are currently recruiting 10,000 participants aged 60-80 who do not have Parkinson’s, to answer an annual online questionnaire and other tests via the internet and in the post.
The successful candidate will be great at engaging with the public, and should able to produce materials for a variety of platforms (social media, newsletters, blogs etc) that will help us recruit and retain participants in the PREDICT-PD study.
This post is based in the Preventive Neurology Unit (PNU), which has been set up with the aim of developing clinical trials to prevent neurological disease. It is part of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, which has a focus on academic discipline, research, the translation of research into public health strategies and the practical implementation of such strategies – all dedicated to the reduction of disease and disability.
The post is 40% FTE and fixed term until 15 May 2021. Starting salary will be in the range £33,615 - £39,483 pro-rata per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave pro-rata and a pension scheme.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Fixed term three month contract
35 hours per week
£20,298 per annum
The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.
Our corporate team is looking for a Corporate Executive for a fixed-term three month role. You'll be working with some of our existing donors, making sure they are well-looked after and have an outstanding experience with The Children's Society.
This role would be ideal for someone who has finished school or University and would like to learn more about the charity sector.
We will provide all the training you need to be successful in the role.
We are accepting applications and interviewing on a rolling basis.
We are a successful charity provider working in the community and hospitals with a critical service contract to support friend and family carers across the county. We offer a wide range of wellbeing support options and our plans focus on using digital technology and our fundraising to do even more for carers.
Working as a member of a county-wide Autistic Spectrum Conditions team, you will cover the north west Sussex area ncluding Crawley,Horsham,Haywards Heath and Billingshurst. You will use your specialist knowledge and understanding of specific issues that impact on family and friends carers of autistic people 16+ to provide information and relevant support by telephone and through support groups.
Your work with carers will include offering personalised time-limited support promoting and referring into a range of resources including assistive equipment, relaxation therapies, coping strategies, planning for the future, finances and benefits in partnership with local voluntary, health and social care services.
You will be providing front line active listening and emotional support for all carers as a worker on our Carer Response Line along with raising awareness of our services to generate new referrals and increase the numbers of carers we reach and support.
Skills and Experience
Essential qualities include understanding the issues carers’ face, excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing a high quality service and continuous improvement.
You will have experience of supporting autistic people 16+ preferably in a specialist health or social care environment.
You will be able to plan and prioritise your own work, taking the initiative and working independently while being a supportive flexible team member.
You will be proficient in using IT to research information, write letters, maintain database records, organise appointments and communicate with colleagues, carers and partners.
You can relate to people from all walks of life, dealing sensitively with complex issues and situations including at times of emotional need.
You will be required to travel across the locality, including rural locations and outside of office hours
The working hours are 18.5 per week. Your working days will usually be Tuesdays and Wednesdays with flexibility in when the third day can be worked. You will be required to provide 4 hours cover on our Response Line once a week and run a bi monthly support group Wednesday evenings until 7pm. You will also cover approximately 4 Saturday shifts per year from 10am-12pm .
Your work pattern will be structured and planned in advance with some flexibility in start and finish times and shift days, allowing you to plan your personal commitments.
Working for us
Employing more than 90 staff and 70 volunteers, we make a real difference to over 24,000 friend and family carers that we support across West Sussex.
You will be assured of a friendly and supportive working environment with flexible and family friendly working practices including structured, regular work patterns.
For staff who are carers themselves we offer paid carer’s leave and paid time off to attend their own support group.
Our staff are supported with regular training and support opportunities, along with access to employee assistance programmes.
As well as an attractive salary we offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service (pro-rata for part-time), a pension scheme,free parking, paid business travel and a shopping savings platform.
YMCA DOWNSLINK GROUP
Corporate and Events Officer
Reed House, Brighton & Hove
Full Time - 37 Hours per week
£27,000 per annum
YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity that works with young people throughout Sussex and Surrey to enable them to belong, contribute and thrive by providing accommodation, counselling and wellbeing services, housing advice, mentoring and apprenticeships.
We have a bold ambition to significantly increase fundraised income to help us to support even more young people across Sussex and Surrey. To achieve this the group has committed to growing and diversifying income streams through investment into a new fundraising team and strategy.
As part of this fundraising development, there is an exciting opportunity for a Corporate and Events Officer to join the new team.
The Corporate and Events Officer will work closely with the Head of Fundraising, taking responsibility for activating, managing and growing local corporate partnerships and YMCA fundraising events across Sussex and Surrey. They will be responsible for developing existing contacts and events, whilst also creating and delivering new ones. They will be the key contact for local corporate activity and YMCA events, working to a fundraising target.
Given this is a new team, there is scope for the successful candidate to significantly grow their fundraising knowledge and experience. The role will suit an ambitious individual with a commercial and creative mind, who is looking to further develop their skills in corporate and events fundraising.
The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, and an interest free bike loan. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.
If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, please contact Hannah Barrett, Head of Fundraising at [email protected] .org. We will not respond to agencies.
YMCA DownsLink Group is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.
YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns.
Closing date for applications: Monday 30th September at 9am
Interview date: Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th October
Please note that we do not accept CVs.
To apply, please download an Application Pack and an Application Form from YMCA DownsLink Group, www.ymcadlg .org/vacancies/, or contact HR via [email protected] .org or Human Resources, 47 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BE
About the role
We are seeking a committed and driven Advisor who has solid experience of strategising and developing relationships with a wide variety of donors. This role is part-time (approx 20 hours per week).
We’ve been on the frontline of the world’s response to HIV and AIDS for 25 years, working with marginalised people who are denied HIV prevention and treatment simply because of who they are and where they live.
Set up in 1993 to work with community groups in the countries most affected by the global AIDS epidemic, we’ve continually adapted our approach, looking for innovative ways to break down the barriers that marginalise people living with, or at risk of acquiring, HIV. All with one goal in mind – a future free from AIDS for everyone, everywhere.
Everything we do is rooted in our two key beliefs:
- That the lives of all human beings are of equal value.
- That everyone has the right to access the HIV information and services they need for a healthy life.
Today, we work with communities in more than 40 countries, taking local, national and global action on HIV, health and human rights.
As a global partnership that is open to everyone, we can only do what we do – and achieve what we want to achieve – by working with partners from grassroots community groups to national governments. Our partners drive change where it matters, shaking up the status quo and making a noise on issues the world often chooses to ignore.
Are you the Frontliner we’re looking for?
You are a committed team member with a clear focus on team objectives, as well as your own. You will promote best practice within your field of expertise and challenge ways of working to ensure the highest quality and levels of efficiency. Your actions will be aligned with Frontline AIDS vision and you will inspire the same behaviour in your peers. You are comfortable working in a matrix management environment.
How to apply
Find out more by downloading the full job description and person specification from our jobs page. If you are excited by this opportunity and think it’s right for you, we’d love to hear from you so apply on our website and upload your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you are a great match for this role.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
Frontline AIDS operates a rigorous recruitment and selection process that reflects our commitment to child protection. The Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy can be downloaded from our website.
Due to the application of UK immigration rules, we unfortunately cannot sponsor this position for anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Mighty Creatives is a children and young people’s Charity. Based in Leicester, our staff team pulls together more than 17 creative professionals from a range of backgrounds to design, lead and champion change-making partnerships, programmes and initiatives.
In addition to the core team, we work with an increasingly wide range of experts to benefit from their specialist skills. This includes finding ambitious ways of collaborating with children and young people themselves, benefiting from their creativity and capacity for innovation.
We are looking for an Events Coordinator to join our team. We want you to use your creativity to help children, young people and adults transform their lives, the services they use and the communities they live in. You will provide co-ordination and administrative support for all TMC events.
This role will be responsible for coordinating our events administration processes for the whole organisation.
This is a good opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in events management. It is an opportunity to design process, improve event management practice and deliver a series of outstanding promotional and training events. There is also a degree of administrative tasks to perform alongside this co-ordination.
Further details, along with our application form and application pack can be found on our website:
- Deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 23rd September 2019.
- Interviews to be held on Monday 30th September 2019.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.