Jobs in the Voluntary Sector – Project Coordinator for NESS project

Job Opportunity – Project Coordinator for NESS project

28 hours per week, salary £18,200 (£12.50ph) plus pension

snvb, a charity based in Towcester, manages the Brackley and Towcester Volunteer Centres as well as a number of front-line, support projects.

We are seeking a Project Coordinator to lead our involvement with the Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS): an exciting new three-year project working to alleviate fuel poverty for households across the county. The project is a close partnership with Care & Repair (Northamptonshire), Corby & Kettering Citizens Advice and the Community Law Service (CLS) with funding from The Warm Homes Fund.

The role will be undertaken through a community-based outreach approach, breaking down any potential barriers to support services, encouraging householders to take up tariff reviews and switching and signposting them to NESS partners including CLS, Care and Repair and Citizens Advice Corby and Kettering.

This is a part-time position reporting directly to the CEO. Working occasional evening hours and/or Saturday or Sunday may be necessary. A pension contribution of up to 5% is available matching the employee contribution.

The Application Form (no CVs) and further details can be downloaded using the links below or write to Rob Tracey CEO SNVB, Volunteer Centre, 4 Whittons Lane, Towcester, NN12 6YZ.

The closing date is 22nd February 2019

https://www.snvb.org.uk/news/job-opportunity-project-coordinator-for-ness-project/

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Growth and Development Officer, The Scouts

Growth Development Officer-South

The purpose of the job is to support, instigate and deliver focussed growth projects and plans across the Region as agreed by the Area Growth and Development Manager and to provide high quality and proactive support to prepare key line managers (specifically District and County Commissioners) to undertake their roles effectively throughout their term of appointment.

Term: Permanent

Salary: £27,500 per annum, Band E, Level 3

Hours: 35 hours per week

Location: Home based

Holiday Entitlement: 25 days pro rata per year plus bank holidays.

Applicants are advised to read the full Job Description by clicking here before applying.

To apply:

Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and Selection policy.

Please complete the below Smartsheet:
https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/6a86ccc1bd23422c8bd51b549dca9295

Closing date: 12pm on Monday 4th February 2019.

Source: https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/jobs/growth-development-officer-south/

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Various Opportunities at Citizens Advice

Administrative Assistant – Reception
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
Do you like to make a good first impression? At the Citizens Advice Milton Keynes We recognise that our clients might have a lot on their mind and the last thing they need is to feel uncomfortable when they visit the office.
Analyst Volunteer
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
The focus of this role will be to assist the management team to develop and apply innovative analytical approaches to monitoring the performance of their services and help with drafting reports that illustrate how they perform.
Face to Face Assessors
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
Can you cut to the chase? Are you good at getting to the point? Face to Face Assessors prioritise and assess the level of advice and information that the clients may need.
General Advisors
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
Being a General Adviser with the Citizens Advice Milton Keynes is an incredibly varied role.
Money Advice Volunteers
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
As a Money Advice Volunteer you will volunteer within a team of approximately 100 staff and volunteers to provide help, support, assistance and advice to clients with issues.
Social Policy Researcher
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people who are committed to fighting discrimination and injustice. As one of the Research and Campaigns Volunteers you’ll help them campaign on local and national issues. You should be able to work as part of a team and to feel comfortable in researching topics and writing reports on your own.
Telephone Assessors
Citizens Advice Milton Keynes
Details and Contact
Can you cut to the chase? Are you good at getting to the point? Telephone Assessors are the first point of contact for clients accessing the telephone service. You will deal with a wide range of clients problems and issues.

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: MK Play Association, Play Co-ordinator

Play Co-ordinator (Part-time)

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our team within a play services capacity.

Milton Keynes Play Association is one of the oldest charities in Milton Keynes having started in 1971. There are three core services that we offer; play, training, and the provision of resources. These three together allow MKPA to encourage the development of individuals and organisations through play in the local community. We also offer a wide range of activities and courses as well as stage fun and exciting events across the region.

During the summer we deliver many open-access play sessions across Milton Keynes as well as other sessions during the year. We are looking for an individual who has a focus on care and quality, can lead teams and loves enabling child-lead play.

Job Title: Play Co-ordinator

Hours of work: 20 hours per week, flexible hours, for most of the year with the requirement for full-time during and in the lead up to the summer holidays. (May include some evening and weekend work).

Location: Milton Keynes and Surrounding areas

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Deliver high quality play opportunities in safe environments, ensuring the effective operation of each session, as set out in our policies and procedures.

Identify safe play spaces for our sessions and resources so children can play independently.

Co-ordinate teams of playworkers to support children’s needs by either joining in or supervising in an unobtrusive manner.

Engage and maintain excellent relationships with schools, parishes and others to deliver commissioned play sessions (including meetings and the facilitation of external play sessions).

Promote open access play sessions and other play services.

Qualifications and Experience:

NVQ Diploma Level 3 or equivalent in Playwork or Playwork experience in the last 2 years (desirable).

Experience in managing teams and rotas.

Excellent managerial and organisational skills.

Recent experience in using Excel, Word and report writing.

Full UK driving license.

The ability to identify and remain focussed on priorities.

Good customer service and interpersonal skills are essential.

Experience of grant/funding applications (desirable).

A first class communicator at all levels.

Knowledge of digital marketing (desirable).

Be able to fulfil the role including all of its physical requirements (this will be a hands on role)

Understanding equal opportunities.

Benefits:

Attractive remuneration package.

Encouragement and support for training and personal development.

A pivotal role in a great team that makes a difference to children, families and the wider community.

Salary indicator:

£10 – £12 per hour dependant on qualifications and experience.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. As such this post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an Enhanced DBS.

MKPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MKPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

We look forward to receiving your application.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to admin@mkpa.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st February 2019

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: MK Play Association, Scrapstore, Retail and Marketing Lead

Scrapstore, Retail and Marketing Lead (Part time)

We are looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and energetic individual able to work under own initiative to take responsibility for our existing retail operation, the Resource Unit and Scrapstore, with the opportunity to grow and develop it.

Milton Keynes Play Association is one of the oldest charities in Milton Keynes having started in 1971. There are three core services that we offer; play, training, and the provision of resources. These three together allow MKPA to encourage the development of individuals and organisations through play in the local community. We also offer a wide range of activities and courses as well as stage fun and exciting events across the region.

Job Title: Scrapstore, Retail and Marketing Lead

Hours of work: Starting at 20 hours per week with potential to increase, dependent on results. Mostly office based.

Location: Milton Keynes and surrounding areas

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

Co-ordinate resource unit and staff on a day to day basis, ensuring the effective operation of the Scrapstore and Resource Unit set out in our policies and procedures.

Responsible for stock ordering and supplier negotiation.

Actively develop new sources of materials to be donated.

Report to Board on progress at regular intervals.

General digital marketing duties to promote the Resource Unit and Scrapstore.

Qualifications and Experience:

Ideally you will have the following qualifications, training and experience:

First class communicator at all levels.

Recent retail experience.

Be able to fulfil the role including all of its physical requirements (this will be a very hands on role).

Be confident in using IT packages – Word, Excel (Sage desirable)

Relationship management, forming and maintaining links with the customers, business community and donors.

To identify and remain focussed on priorities.

Experience using results of data analysis to implement improvements to the retail operation.

Understand the ethos behind reusing/repurposing scrap materials as well as how it can be used for play (desirable).

Full UK driving license.

Benefits:

Attractive remuneration package.

Encouragement and support for training and personal development.

A pivotal role in a great team that makes a difference to children, families and the wider community.

Salary indicator:

£10 – £12 per hour dependant on qualifications and experience.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. As such, this post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an Enhanced DBS.

MKPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MKPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

We look forward to receiving your application!

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to admin@mkpa.co.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st February 2019

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 6th February 2019

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Qualified and Unqualified Childcare Practitioners for the Pre-school Learning Alliance

Career opportunities with the Pre-school Learning Alliance

The Pre-school Learning Alliance is the largest early years membership organisation and
voluntary sector provider of quality affordable childcare and education in England. An
educational charity, the Alliance represents the interests of over 14,000 member settings who deliver care and learning to over 800,000 families every year.

Benefits
– 20 days annual leave plus 8 Bank Holidays, pro rata for part time employees
– Employer and employee contribution pension scheme
– Regular access to internal and external learning and development opportunities
– The Alliance operates a Team Recognition Scheme to recognise the outstanding work of the staff across the Charity
– Can save up to 40% on 02 Refresh Airtime Plan if getting a new phone or tablet on 02

The opportunities
Qualified Flexible Childcare Practitioner
Location: Milton Keynes
Department: Development Services
Salary Details: £8.13 per hour
We are looking to recruit a qualified flexible childcare practitioner to work in our crèche and stay and play sessions.  The job purpose is to provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the settings and to help maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Closing date: 24th January 2019
Interview date: 30th January 2019

To apply for this role or to find out about working for the Alliance and other roles currently available, please go to:
https://careers.pre-school.org.uk/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and equal opportunities in employment. All successful applicants will be required
to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Flexible Childcare Practitioner
Location: Milton Keynes
Department: Development Services
Salary Details: £7.90 – £8.13 per hour
We are looking to recruit a qualified flexible childcare practitioner who will provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending our crèche and stay and play sessions.  He / she will help maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment.

Closing date: 24th January 2019
Interview date: 30th January 2019

To apply for this role or to find out about working for the Alliance and other roles currently available, please go to:
https://careers.pre-school.org.uk/vacancies/vacancy-search-results.aspx

The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and equal opportunities in employment. All successful applicants will be required
to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

 

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Healthwatch Enter and View Programme Co-ordinator

An exciting new opportunity to join Healthwatch Milton Keynes

Enter and View Programme Coordinator

Hours: 18.75 hours per week

Salary: £11,200 pro rata (£22,400 FTE)

12- month temporary contract

Healthwatch Milton Keynes is an independent public and patient champion promoting choice and influencing the provision of high quality health and social care services for all, across Milton Keynes.

Our mission is to be an independent organisation, providing an effective local voice for people in Milton Keynes, influencing and shaping health and social care services to meet their needs.

An exciting new opportunity has opened for an Enter and View Programme Coordinator.

The Enter and View Programme Coordinator will be responsible for delivering a planned programme of Enter and View activities across Care Homes, Hospital and GP services, supporting and managing Enter and View Authorised Representatives to deliver activities and liaising with key professional stakeholders with regards to visits. The post-holder will be responsible for producing high-quality reports and recommendations based on the evidence collected during visits, seeking responses from relevant providers and publishing reports within set timeframes. The post-holder will work with the Healthwatch Milton Keynes Executive Team to develop Enter and View activities for 2019 and maintain appropriate levels of volunteers to deliver the programme.

We are looking for someone passionate about patient engagement, with the skills and experience of working with volunteers and professional stakeholders to deliver challenging projects that shape the future of health and care provision.

To apply, please submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter no more than one side of A4 demonstrating your suitability for the post to: dee.prior@healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 5th December 2018.

If you would like to have a discussion with a member of the team prior to application, please do get in touch.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a formal interview on Tuesday 11th December, or Friday 14th December 2018 at the Healthwatch Milton Keynes Offices.

What is Enter and View?

Our Enter and View programme gets to the heart of people’s experience of local health and social care services, assessing them from the patient perspective. Using our statutory right to discharge Enter and View visits, we help providers across a range of health and social care services identify changes that could improve patients’ experiences of those services.

There are two pieces of legislation which place a duty on health and social care providers to allow a representative of Healthwatch to carry out Enter and View;

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

The Local Authorities (Public Health Functions and Entry to Premises by Local Healthwatch Representatives) Regulations 2013.

Enter and View allows Healthwatch to go into health and social care premises to hear and see how people experience the service, to collect the views of people using the service at the point of delivery, to collect the views of the carers and relatives of people using the service and to observe the nature and quality of services.

We collate evidence-based feedback, based on what people have told us on the day and report our findings and recommendations to providers, regulators, Local Authority, NHS commissioners and quality assurers, the public, Healthwatch England and any other relevant partners. Healthwatch Milton Keynes operates an annual schedule of Enter and View activities and in addition undertakes responsive Enter and View activities where a need is identified, requests are made by providers/commissioners, or there is compelling insight from patients of the service to undertake a visit.

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