Please note: we reserve the right to close any of our vacancies early.
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Working pattern: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Interview dates: 28th – 30th October 2019
Salary: £27,472 to £29,091 per annum
We cannot provide sponsorship for the role.
As this role requires an Enhanced Disclosure check the start date for the successful candidate will only be confirmed upon receipt of the check.
The overall purpose of this role is to deliver specialist orientation and mobility services which support Guide Dogs strategic objectives and promote independence and choice to people who are blind and partially sighted. Through personalisation, the OMSp will provide specialist holistic assessment of customer needs that will improve their wellbeing. Travel may be required between Liverpool and Manchester region.
In your application, you will need to evidence, using specific examples, how your skills and experience meet the criteria laid out in the person specification, within the Job Description below. Requirements include;
Is able to build rapport with, and obtain information from clients using person centred planning.
Is able to cope with people who have additional needs.
Is able to liaise and work with other professionals and volunteers. Has good organisation and report writing skills.
Has a commitment to Health & Safety at work.
For more information on this role, the requirements and our benefits package, please see the documents attached below.
How to apply: Applications can be made using the online application form. As part of our safer recruitment policy, we do not accept CVs for job applications.
Working at Guide Dogs
Working at Guide Dogs is much more than just a job. Through the values that guide our work, we make a real difference, and change lives.
We believe that wellbeing at work is about creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows all employees to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and for Guide Dogs.
As a member of staff, we offer you a wide range of benefits to suit your individual needs. These include; 26 days’ holiday plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 3 years' service), flexible benefits package and a defined contribution group personal pension plan.
Guide Dogs welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively encourages diversity to maximise achievements, creativity and good practice. We positively welcome, and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability or nationality. We encourage applications from disabled people as they are currently under-represented in the organisation and guarantee an invite to interview for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job.
Guide Dogs is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk of harm with whom we work. We expect all our employees and volunteers to fully share this commitment.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Work for VAL
Administration & Premises Co-ordinator
£30,000 pa pro rata to March 2020
Full time 35 hours per week (some flexibility around reduced hours is possible, by agreement)
This is a temporary but important role in a friendly team of seven staff. We are looking for someone who is versatile and flexible,with the skills, experience and confidence to assimilate into the team quickly and effectively. You will be responsible for:
- Executive assistant support to senior management
- Premises and contract management
- Office administration
A job description and person specification is available on our website
CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date 23:59 on Sunday 22 September
Would you like to be part of a values led organisation, managing the services and volunteers that provide over 12,000 hours of one to one emotional support a year to people affected by mental illness?
Apply for SANE's new operations manager role, where you would provide high quality management and support to the service delivery team, ensuring all of our services including the SANEline, Textcare and Support Forum are provided in accordance with our model, values and principles.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Salary £22,800 p.a pro rata (£7,165), part time 11 hours / week
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-8.30pm
Fixed term contract to 31 March 2020 – extension subject to successful funding bids
Application Deadline: end of day 6th October
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the staff team at SHRUB Coop! We’re looking for a bike mechanic to help us run our weekly fix-your-own-bike sessions and help our community to learn how to take care of their bikes, as well as empowering our Wee Spoke Hub volunteers to take ownership of the project.
To ensure the smooth operation of the Wee Spoke Hub’s weekly bike repair workshops. The role holder will facilitate the workshops, providing top-level mechanical bike knowledge and assistance to participants, practical support to volunteers and ensuring that accurate records are kept.
Successful applicants must have experience and skills in the following areas:
Experience in bicycle maintenance / repair with high level of practical knowledge - at least Velotech Gold level qualification required.
Ability to engage and teach essential bike maintenance and cycling skills
A high level of empathy and respect for people with no cycling or bike knowledge, and people coming from a range of backgrounds and experiences.
Experience managing teams of volunteers and knowledge of how to delegate and empower them
Strong communication and team-work skills for a fast-paced working environment
Able to work on own initiative and organise own time and workload
Full proficiency with Google Accounts and familiar with Microsoft Office e.g. Excel
Ability to use inclusive, non-stigmatising and respectful ways of communication and a creative approach to engaging others and solving problems
About the Wee Spoke Hub
The Wee Spoke Hub is a welcoming workshop space where our volunteers and mechanic will empower members of our community with the skills and tools to take care of your bike. We also have a range of refurbished bikes and used parts for sale. We run 2 fix-your-own-bike workshops each week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5-8pm, and a volunteer session on Wednesday evenings, 5-8pm, where volunteers help fix bikes for sale, all at 13 Guthrie Street.
Further details and how to apply at our website
Location: Glasgow (with regular travel across Scotland)
Contract: Fixed-term contract for 18 months (with the potential to become permanent)
We’re excited to announce that in April 2019, Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now united to create one charity for everyone affected by breast cancer. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by the disease at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. United, we can carry out even more world-class research, provide even more life-changing support and campaign even more effectively for better services and care. By bringing together our passion, energy, expertise, funds and networks, we will make greater progress in more effective ways to make sure that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and receive the support they need to live well.
Would you like to make a real impact on the lives of people with breast cancer? We are looking for a dynamic and inspirational interim manager who can ensure the continued success of our services strategy whilst also assisting with the integration required to make the new charity a success in Scotland. You will lead on the development of our award-winning face-to-face services, working in partnership with the NHS, voluntary and statutory organisations in locations across Scotland. With oversight of the Glasgow office and liaison with the team in Edinburgh, you will also play a key supporting role in our external engagement and policy work in Scotland, and be responsible for drawing together the different strands of activity to support strategic development in the nation.
Thriving on challenge, you will be an experienced and motivational leader who can evidence the ability to bring out the best in your team and ensure that we achieve our ambitious targets to provide more services for more people with breast cancer. You will have a strong track record of service development as well as being an assertive and influential networker. You will demonstrate drive, credibility and presence but also bring the warm qualities required in a charity providing essential support to people affected by breast cancer. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the organisation and be confident in your approach to the external world.
For further information and to apply
Please download a copy of the job description and person specification. Please submit your CV and supporting statement, addressing the criteria you meet listed in the person specification, via our online application portal.
Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Interviews: First stage 8 and 9 October 2019 (Glasgow)
Second stage 15 or 17 October 2019 (London)
At Depaul UK we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Counselling Team Leader come and join our team in London. You will join us on a full time basis and in return you will receive a competitive salary of £26,960 per annum incl. London weighting + pension & other benefits.
Depaul UK delivers a wide range of support and housing services for young people and adults at risk of homelessness. We specialise in the provision of services that: prevent homelessness, increase the resilience of those we work with and energise opportunities for employment, education, training and volunteering in the communities we work within.
We're dedicated to putting our values into action to achieve a society where everyone has a place to call home and a stake in their community.
In return as our Counselling Team Leader, you'll be joining a friendly, flexible and values-led organisation, and will receive:
- Competitive salary
- 26 days of annual holiday, including bank holidays
- Contributory pension scheme
- Life assurance
- Cycle to work scheme
- Interest free Annual Season Ticket Loan
- Four Weeks Paternity Leave
The Counselling Team Leader role:
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Counselling professional with a BACP qualification (or equivalent) to deliver Depaul’s Mind Connect Counselling service across London. You’ll play a key role in recruiting and coordinating trainee Counsellors in the service. You’ll ensure safe, effective and flexible service delivery to homeless young people with low-level mental health needs based on Cognitive Behavioural Theory (CBT) and/or Integrative and Person Centred Models.
What makes this role exciting?
- You’ll be provided a full induction and ongoing training opportunities to enhance the skills required.
- You’ll work closely with your line manager who will help you deliver your personal and corporate objectives.
- You’ll be provided with suitable development opportunities to help you understand our heritage as a Vincentian organisation.
- You’ll be delivering a vital contribution to the great work Depaul does in supporting vulnerable Young people.
What will ideally support your success in the Counselling Team Leader role?
- Essential: You must hold a recognised counselling qualification at Diploma level (or equivalent), and current registration or accreditation with the BACP (or equivalent).
- Training and experience of providing CBT and / or Integrative
- Person Centred models in a 1-2-1 and group setting.
- Experience of providing support to vulnerable young people.
- Experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers / trainees.
- Experience of operating safeguarding requirements and procedures.
We will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis, so we strongly advise you submit your application as soon as possible.
Closing date – Wednesday 25th September 2019 at 23:59
So, if this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you’d like to become our Counselling Team Leader then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!
An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients. Depaul UK strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.
Senior Emergency Response Officer
Location: Quedgeley, Warmley or Taunton (will require regular travel within the area)
Contract type: Fixed term until 31st of March 2021
Hours per week: 21 (Mon - Wed, 9am to 5pm)
Salary: £21,831 - £25,106 pro rata (£11.99 - £13.79 per hour)
We've got an opportunity...
The British Red Cross has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and well organised individual to join the British Red Cross as a Senior Emergency Response (ER) Officer.
You will manage the day to day delivery of the service and provide overall support for the emergency response function including identifying improvements to our offer. You will be responsible for the achievement of local and team targets as part of the area and national plans.
You will work closely with the ER Operations Manager to provide area-wide strategic oversight and quality assurance, supporting operational teams to deliver consistent operating models and innovate and improve. The role will require data analysis and project management skills.
The role will also form part of the area operational team and will be required to be part of the Duty Manager rota, to deputise for the ER Operations Manager when necessary to enable an effective response to crises.
To be successful in this position you must have the following skills and experience:
Full driving license allowing you to drive manual vehicles - access to your own vehicle would be advantageous
Experience of maintaining effective working relationships internally and externally
Experience of creating and monitoring budgets and data
Strong IT Proficiency
Ability to contribute to the development of operating plans
Excellent communication skills at a variety of levels
Understanding of how to improve service quality for the benefit of user(s) and to develop services in line with needs
Able to respond to emergency situations, with 24 hour on call duties as required
Closing date for applications will be on the 16th October 2019. Interviews will take place on the week commencing 21st October 2019
Should you have any questions on this role please email us at or call us on 0300 004 0554 quoting reference REQ0000026VH.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
Up to 6% contributory pension
Flexible working policy
A little bit more about us
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on LinkedIn - British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies.
Connecting human kindness with human crisis
London - £34,680 - £38,760 per annum depending on experience
Hibiscus Initiatives is a voluntary sector organisation with a track record of delivering high-quality services for over 30 years.
They have distinct expertise in working with marginalised foreign national, black, minority ethnic and refugee women in prison, in community, and in detention, as well as with men in custodial settings where this complements their work with women.
They work with over 1,000 clients from over 119 countries, providing; welfare, advice, advocacy, volunteering and mentoring in prisons; reintegration assistance and practical and emotional support for people in detention and those released from Immigration Removal Centres; community resettlement support for ex-offenders and identification of potential victims of trafficking and awareness-raising on the risks of being trafficked to the UK.
They also aim to educate and influence policy makers and the public about the experiences of their clients.
Hibiscus Initiatives are now looking for a Head of Operations to manage and improve the central services and systems in the organisation to facilitate meeting the strategic aims of the charity. You will be part of the Senior Management Team and will support and where appropriate occasionally deputise for the Chief Executive or other Heads of Department.
You will work closely with the Chief Executive to diversify the funding base and will lead on the coordination and submission of funding applications.
You will manage the central services team (currently a team of 4 made up of mainly administrative staff) and will be the will be the strategic lead for the central services, developing a 3 year business plan for the team.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following qualities:
-Extensive experience of management, leading staff, managing resources and reporting on same
-Experience of leading or having a major role in developing strategy and applying it to the working environment
-Demonstrable success in securing new funding
-Strong budget management skills
-Working in an environment that promotes equality of opportunity and collaborative working to deliver non-discriminatory services
-Experience of producing and implementing policies, procedures and processes
-Able to set and manage own and central team priorities, objectives and deadlines while maintaining a focus on the key priorities
-Able to motivate and empower staff so as to build effective teams and relationships, trust, good morale and teamwork
Sense has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our Arts, Sports and Wellbeing team as our Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager.
This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week based at our Head Office in King’s Cross, London. This is a fixed term role for 3 years, due to project funding.
Title: Sport & Physical Activity Development Manager
Reference number: 43547
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time
Location: King's Cross, London
Contract type: Temporary
Salary: Circa £34,500 per annum (Inc. London Allowance)
About the role
In this new role, you will play a key part in the development our Sport England funded ‘Sense, Active Together’ project, working closely with a team of Regional Coordinators and reporting into our National Sport Manager. This is a fantastic time to join Sense as we grow our programme to ensure that more people with complex disabilities have the opportunity to lead an active life.
You’ll be responsible for overseeing the operational delivery of the project; developing new approaches, managing the day to day budget, and capturing data for reporting. You’ll support the National Sport Manager in raising the profile of the project, promoting our work both internally and externally.
Our team works across the country, so the post holder must be willing to travel as the role requires.
With a wealth of experience in Sports Development, our ideal candidate will be organised, adaptive and solution focused. You’ll have the ability to manage a project from start to finish. Excellent relationship management skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively individually and as part of a team. It’s really important that you’re able to align yourself with Sense’s values to provide the best possible experiences to the people we support.
For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.
We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.
Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.
Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.
Closing date: 29th September 2019
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process.
We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our site) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.
Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.
No agencies please.
At an exciting time to join the Hospice as we move towards opening our Living Well Services in our new Hospice in Bosham, we have an opportunity to further develop our specialist palliative respiratory and neurological services to patients and families within the community we serve.
Salary: In the region of £33,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Hours: 1 x Part time 22.5 hours per week (Maternity Cover up to 1 Year)
This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and experienced individual to provide a high quality and efficient Physiotherapy service to patients with a wide range of physical and medical conditions referred to the Specialist Palliative Care Service. The new hospice has 4 treatment rooms, and indoor gym facilities, to support this service.
The successful applicant will be required to work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team, promoting a high quality rehabilitative palliative care service that integrates rehabilitation, enablement, self-management and self-care into the holistic model of palliative care to patients in all care settings of the service. This includes the Inpatient Unit, Living Well Services and the Community.
The successful candidate must have a least 3 years post registration experience with some in depth working knowledge of respiratory and neurological conditions. Hold a valid, clean driving license and use of own vehicle is essential. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice proactively supports the professional and personal development of its staff. We will provide training, clinical supervision and support.
As part of our committed team environment the working atmosphere is friendly, inspiring and supportive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes holiday entitlement starting at 27 days per year, increasing to 33 days, plus bank holidays (pro rata) or a continuation of NHS entitlement, a contributory pension scheme, or continuation to the NHS Superannuation Scheme, life assurance, access to complementary therapies, discounted gym membership plus a contributory cash reimbursement plan for you and family members.
Closing date: 28 September 2019
To Apply and for More Information:
If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can see the full job description and download the application form.
No agencies please.
Do you want to be part of an organisation that fights for children every single day? Join Save the Children as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for our Emergency Health Unit (EHU) and provide invaluable inpatient and outpatient obstetric services in a humanitarian crisis setting.
In our Humanitarian department, we fight for children every single day. We integrate emergency and development work, through our country programmes. We increase our capacity to meet the assistance and protection needs of children and their families affected by crises. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.
As an EHU Obstetrician and Gynaecologist you will be regularly deployed to humanitarian emergencies where you will be the key reference point for obstetric complications. You will lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team, working in close collaboration with national and international staff. You will provide consultations, treatment and follow-up according to internationally accepted standards, as well as providing wider reproductive health services. You will provide high quality care for patients based on their history, physical examination and testing. In addition, you will:
- Perform emergency/elective obstetric and gynaecological surgery with post-operative follow-up
- Provide technical support and assistance in program design and proposal developments
- Conduct daily rounds on patients and document patient progress, ensuring patients records are completed to both Save the Children and Ministry of Health requirements
- Advise if further testing is required, ensuring referral systems are established and adhered to by staff
- Ensure notifiable disease reporting and follow-up system is used if required.
To be successful you will have previous experience of managing obstetric complications often associated with humanitarian emergencies. You will be familiar with the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for reproductive health in humanitarian settings. You will have a medical degree with current registration to practice, as well as at least 5 years relevant post-graduation experience (ST5 or equivalent), with at least 2 of these being in a medical setting in a developing country. In addition you will have:
- Advanced life support, paediatric life support and neonatal life support training (BEMONC, CEMONC, MISP)
- Experience supervising medical teams
- The ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
- The ability to exercise sound judgement and make decisions independently under difficult conditions in a low-resource setting
- The availability to be deployed at short notice for up to three months at a time.
Working knowledge of French, Arabic or Spanish is desirable.
The roster does not automatically translate to a paid role as it is dependent on the scale of our response and the availability of the roster members. Deployments with Save the Children are paid, unless specifically identified as a volunteer role.
At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.
If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.
Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.
This role requires the right to work in the UK and UK residency.
To apply please visit our website.
Closing date: 6th October 2019
Citizens Advice Westminster is a values-based organisation that recognises our employees as a great resource and asset. We strive to promote a healthy work-life balance by supporting our employees in providing them with a number of benefits, to help them better achieve this.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and proactive individual to join our team. Based at our offices in Paddington with outreach sessions delivered at community venues across Westminster, you will be pivotal in providing an effective advice service to clients.
The Ideal Candidate
As the successful candidate, you will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to deal appropriately with a cross section of people including potentially difficult clients whilst maintaining a professional approach. Self-motivated, with strong IT skills, you will also be a team player with the ability to share and contribute positively whilst having a flexible approach to service delivery. A minimum of 2 years’ prior experience of providing good quality advice on the full range of generalist subjects is essential, alongside a commitment to working in a multi-cultural environment.
What We Offer
In return, we offer an enhanced holiday entitlement, and subject to successful completion of a probation period, enhanced sick pay, an annual season ticket loan and career break policy. We provide development opportunities and all employees have access to a free employee assistance service.
Assessments: Wednesday 2nd or Thursday 3rd October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 7th October 2019
If after submitting your application you have not heard from us by the stated interview date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Citizens Advice Westminster values diversity promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage applications from all applicants who meet the person specification irrespective of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or race. Citizens Advice Westminster is a London Living Wage employer.
Administrator (Assessment Materials)
Position: Development & Production Administration Officer
Location: Central London
Salary: £22K to £25K per annum, Full time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Chartered Institute of Linguists, working in the fast-paced Development & Production Team of its Awarding Organisation the IoL Educational Trust (IoLET). We offer a broad range of both regulated professional qualifications for linguists as well as customer focused qualifications for government departments, agencies, business organisations, universities and schools.
We have a vacancy to assist with a variety of administrative tasks related to development and production of assessment materials. The team manages the development and production of all of IoLET’s assessment materials (written and oral), so experience in high level administrative support is a must to succeed in helping us to maintain our gold standard reputation for qualification delivery.
We now want to appoint someone looking to work in a fast-paced, constantly evolving and diverse environment. The role will suit someone who is comfortable working under pressure, flexible, creative and responds positively to new challenges. You will be educated to A Level (or equivalent), ideally with an NVQ3 in business administration (or equivalent) and a basic understanding of examination processes and procedures.
To succeed in this role, you will be an excellent communicator with the ability to draft correspondence and documents to a high standard. You will also have intermediate level skills in using Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
For further information please click on the apply button and follow the link to download a job description which details the key responsibilities, experience and attributes required. If you would like to apply for this position please Apply Online submitting your Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter setting out, in no more than 2 sides of A4, how you meet the requirements of the role.
Closing date for applications: Midnight on 22 September 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 7 October 2019
No Agencies please.
The Chartered Institute of Linguists and the IoL Educational Trust (IoLET) are committed to equal opportunities and value diversity in the workforce.
You may have experience of the following: Development & Production Administration Officer, Development Officer, Production Assistant, Administration Officer, Administrator, Admin Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Administrator, Learning and Development Assistant, L&D Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Administrator, etc.
Reports to: Head of Coaching
Employment term: Full Time/Perm, 37 hours per week to start at 35 hours a week.
Position based in: South Oxfordshire, UK
Starting salary: Starting on £21,426 per annum (pro rata at 35 hours will be £20,267 pa)
Salary range £21,426 - £24,799
(4 weeks notice period)
Employee Assistance Programme, Pensions, 33 days holiday (pro rata) inclusive of bank holidays, 4 weeks optional unpaid sabbatical after five year’s service and more
As a coach you will deliver an employment focused service both in Recovery Groups and to clients referred to you by other mental health services. You will be based in Restore Recovery Group sites as well as liaising with other services in the local community.
Within the Recovery Groups, Employment Coaches provide employment and training support. The role focuses on the challenges and opportunities that people attending our services face in taking up mainstream employment, and work directly to address these. You will provide support and information to staff regarding vocational and learning support that they can offer members in the course of their work.
Working also with other agencies, such as Job Centres, your focus will be to engage and support clients with mental health problems into employment based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, alongside your recovery coaching. You will be directly supporting people with mental health problems to engage in employment and meaningful activity.
Coaches provide Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) which covers a range of activities and interventions that help service users to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, including learning. This is done using recognised coaching models and techniques.
- Providing accurate, up-to-date and objective information about personal and lifestyle issues, learning and career opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice,
- and how to access it.
- Engaging in coaching conversations to help people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.
- Encouraging actions that help people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.
The post holder will be expected to work across allocated Recovery Groups in Oxfordshire, linking closely with the Team Leader who is based at Restore in Oxford City.
As part of your duties, you would be expected to provide leadership and supervision to Restore Volunteer Coaches based in your locality with support and guidance from the Coaching Team Lead. You would also participate in delivering training to volunteers.
- To work in a flexible way, recruiting and working with clients to encourage them to consider their options and to assess their abilities and requirements related to employment and other mainstream opportunities.
- To develop and maintain the delivery of coaching to promote meaningful activity and employment alongside Recovery Group Workers
- To develop and maintain contacts with Restore IPS Employment Specialists embedded in AMHTs to facilitate referrals of patients to our services.
- To assess clients’ employment needs and develop action plans with them.
- To support clients to access a wide range of services and activities, which will enable them to build the skills and confidence they need to gain employment.
- To support clients applying for jobs, including helping with the preparation of CV’s and job applications, job search and interview skills coaching.
- To provide on-going evaluation and support for clients in employment.
- To offer clients information and advice about their benefits in relation to employment opportunities, and/or supporting them in gaining further expert support from appropriate advisors.
- Employer engagement: To develop contacts with JobCentre Plus, other agencies in the Partnership and local employers with a view to supporting employment or work placements for people with mental health problems.
- To ensure that work placements are appropriate, covered by insurance and meet health and safety requirements.
- To facilitate employment support groups looking at employment options and mental health issues.
- To deliver training to groups in line with the remit of the role, including courses offered by the Oxford Recovery College.
- To offer practical supervision for Volunteer Coaches and to contribute towards their training programme.
- To participate in the research element of the project by maintaining the appropriate records and adhering to research guidelines in practice.
- To maintain records and time sheets, gather case studies and produce reports.
- To work with other Coaching staff as part of a team and participate in, and make use of staff meetings.
- To participate in, and make use of supervision.
- To proactively establish networks with employers and community groups in order to foster partnership working and encourage referrals.
- To proactively work under supervision with the media and others in order to promote Restore’s services, challenge stigma and promote social inclusion.
- To address issues of race, culture, gender, class, disability, sexual orientation, age and other discrimination in relation to mental health issues
- To enable clients to access a wide range of mainstream services and activities.
- To undertake any other duties as may be required by Restore, as an Oxfordshire Employment Coach
The post holder will have:
- Full, current driving licence and car available for work (for flexible working in rural and remote regions)
- Experience of working in supported employment services, HR or recruitment
- Experience of working with people with vulnerable service user groups
- Knowledge of disability and special needs issues.
- Good understanding of the principles and practice of supporting people into employment
- Able to use IT and tools such as MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel
- Flexibility to occasionally work out of ‘normal office’ hours when required
- Experience of working as part of a dedicated service for people with mental health problems.
- Knowledge of a range of interventions used in IPS.
- Careers Guidance or Mental Health qualification.
- Knowledge of the Benefits system, particularly in relation to employment.
- Experience of partnership working, negotiation and liaison work with other agencies
- Experience of opening up job opportunities with a range of employers
- Lived experience
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a range of people
- Team orientated and works collaboratively within a mixed-disciplinary team
- Compelling written and verbal communication skills, tailored to a variety of audiences
- Coaching and active listening skills, ability to ask perceptive questions that tease out important information through mentoring and coaching
- Abilities to persuade and negotiate in a constructive and appropriate manner
- Able to work independently and use initiative to think quickly on the spot in different, and often challenging, situations
- Creative problem solving to tackle obstacles that arise and fulfil requirements of the role in innovative ways to deliver greater impact
- Can effectively manage time to meet deadlines and balance competing demands while maintaining high standards
- Maintain effective and organised administration systems
- Non-judgemental and trustworthy
- Capability to be warm and empathetic whilst respecting professional boundaries
- Belief that people with mental illness can gain and sustain meaningful work
- The ability to motivate and empower others – consistent with the Recovery Model
- Instil hope and encourage agency in others, building on their own experience and choices
- Responds positively to failure and is able to translate it into a valuable learning experience
- Thick-skinned and doesn't take rejection or negative experiences personally. Able to remain resilient and tenacious despite setbacks and frustrations
- Ability to self-reflect and understand own reactions and use that insight to not impose one’s own beliefs and experience on others.
- Reliably deliver excellent results and go the extra mile for service users and employers
- Self-aware of personal strengths and weaknesses and actively invest in continuous personal and professional development.
Please note that we are unable to shortlist any applications that do not demonstrate how you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification responsibilities above.
Other work related criteria
Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service.
There is a probation period of six months for new employees, during which time your employment will be monitored. Your employment will be subject to you completing your probationary period to the satisfaction of RESTORE.
This job description is likely to change over time, subject to discussion with the post holder, and in line with the expectation of funders and the strategy for the organisation agreed by the Chief Executive and Trustees.
Restore is part of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership. A partnership that formally brings together six local mental health organisations: Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust, Connections Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxfordshire MIND, Response and Restore.
The partnership is committed to better integrate services across the county in order to make it easier for people in need to get the best support, possible.
Restore receives statutory funding: a contract held with Oxford Health. In addition it raises a substantial amount of its income from grant making bodies and fund raising activities.
It is a medium sized charity, employing just over 80 staff, assisted by over 100 volunteers, and delivering services to over 1,100 people each year. It has six sites in Oxfordshire (four in Oxford, one in Didcot, and one in Banbury), plus two sub-contracted sites (in West Oxfordshire) and staff who work across a range of other sites in the county.
Restore provides Coaching Services and Recovery Groups.
- Coaching provides one to one support enabling members (service users) to achieve their aims. Restore's coaching support focuses on supporting people who have experienced challenges to their mental health to achieve paid work, start volunteering or undertake training/educational courses.
- Recovery Groups provide members with the opportunity to work on their journey of recovery together. Members have access to coaching as part of this process.
Restore also act as the lead partner, for the Partnership, managing The Oxfordshire Recovery College, an innovative shared learning environment for people with mental illnesses, their families and carers and professionals working in the field.
Restore offers Mental Health First Aid training and Working With Mental Health, the former aimed at both individuals and organisations, the latter aimed specifically at large corporates.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You have catering and cleaning experience, certificates in basic/advanced cooking, Food Hygiene and Health & Safety, plus knowledge of food standards and FSA requirements. All you need is the perfect environment to put your skills to great use. Welcome to Richmond Fellowship as a Cook/Cleaner.
Right now, our registered care home at Meridan House in Colindale needs a Cook/Cleaner to join them. They encourage and support people aged over 18 with complex mental health problems to re-learn or develop independent living skills, whilst supporting and challenging them to develop their own aspirations. But, they need your help. Your challenge? To provide, manage and develop a high quality catering and cleaning service for our residents. Having quickly made yourself familiar with the planned menu, you’ll prepare and cook nutritional set dishes and other requested meals, including catering for vegetarian/vegan and other dietary requirements. Discussing meal arrangements and encouraging feedback will be important too, as will ensuring a high standard of cleanliness within the kitchen. And, when it comes to cleaning, vacuuming and dusting the other areas of the care home and replenishing soaps, hand towels, bin liners and toilet rolls, again, we'll count on you.
To succeed, you’ll need an understanding of the difficulties faced by people with mental ill health problem, a kind, caring nature and sensitivity to the needs of our residents. Previous experience of cleaning work is essential, as is the ability to maintain stock records of cleaning materials and complete relevant reports and legal records.
Comfortable working with minimal supervision, you're well-organised and great at communicating with people at all levels and from a range of backgrounds.
The closing date for this post is 20th September 2019.
So, are you ready to take on this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits, including a smartphone? Apply now via our website.
Richmond Fellowship is part of Recovery Focus, a national group of charities highly experienced in providing specialist support services to individuals and families living with the effects of mental ill health, drug and alcohol use, gambling and domestic violence. We know that recovery can look and feel very different to each and every one of us. But we also know that if we provide the right support, at the right time, we can inspire recovery nationwide and that recovery is possible for everyone.