Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Baby Clinic Meet and Greeter


MK Hospital NHS Trust are looking for volunteers to greet people attending baby clinics at various locations throughout Milton Keynes: Neath Hill Surgery, Wednesday 9.30 – 11.30 Newport Pagnell Medical Centre, Tuesday 1-3 Oakridge Park Health Centre, Tuesday, 9.30 -11.30 Watling Vale Medical Centre, Wednesday 9.30 – 11.15.

Read more and apply here.


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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Building Better Opportunities Job Club Support Worker

POST TITLE: Building Better Opportunities Job Club Support Worker

LOCATION: Age UK Milton Keynes Head Office

RESPONSIBLE TO: Building Better Opportunities Manager

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Supporting clients who attend Job Clubs to use digital technology for:

Developing Job Search Skills; CV’s; Identifying training needs; and

Supporting them into work

POSITION STATUS: 6 months fixed term contract

MAIN PLACE OF WORK: Peartree Centre Milton Keynes

HOURS: 10 to be agreed with the BBO Manager

SALARY: £ 90.00 per week, travel expenses to job clubs reimbursed


The post holder will be responsible for supporting clients attending Age UK Milton Keynes job clubs. You will carry out initial assessments and devise a personal programme for each client.

The programme is targeted at supporting hard to reach residents in Milton Keynes into employment. It is an initiative that is working with long term unemployed and economically inactive beneficiaries to provide tailored support that enables them to move into sustained employment. The programme is currently scheduled to run until January 2019.


Complete assessments with clients identifying their training needs and make recommendations to the Project Officer and Manager

Complete a programme that will support clients to remove the barriers that exist to their employment

Complete all paperwork required by ESF/Lottery to ensure compliance with the guidelines of the BBO programme

To set up and support the Job Club at Peartree Bridge (Wednesday 1.30 -4.30pm), you may be required to support job clubs in other areas in Milton Keynes as and when the need arises

To maintain confidentiality of clients on the programme

Attend project meetings and input into the delivery of the programme

Support the BBO Project Officer when required.

To adhere to Age UK Milton Keynes policies and procedures.


The successful candidate should be able to evidence the following essential criteria:

IAG qualification

DBS required

Experience of working with clients in a sensitive manor

Use of IT, setting up equipment for the Job Club and supporting clients to use search engines

Proven experience in completing forms and understanding the requirements for evidence for the BBO programme (training will be given)


Your working hours are 10 hours per week.

4 hours will be based at Age UK Milton Keynes, Peartree Bridge on Wednesdays

Various locations in MK , Aylesbury and Cherwell

You will need to move to Job Clubs in a timely manner. Your travel expenses to Job Clubs will be reimbursed at the current Age UK Milton Keynes mileage rates.

Working hours may be extended if demand increases at Job Clubs up to 5 hours per week.

To apply for this position please email: Sue.Quinn@AgeUKMiltonkeynes.org.uk

Please send a CV and covering letter outlining your experience.

Closing date: 20th April 2018

Interviews 9th May 2018

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Sports Development Assistant (Ping! MK)


Summer Job opportunity with Leisure, Community Facilities and Sports Development Team at MK Council:  Sports Development Assistant (Ping! MK)

MK Council are looking for an individual to join their team for the next 6 months to lead on the Ping! MK Table Tennis project over the summer, for 20hrs per week.

This will be an opportunity to grow the project, to enable more volunteer support and encourage increased Ping activity at the tables.

Please visit the job page to find the application (currently at the bottom of the list).

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Funding Alert: Communities at risk of illegal money lending

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New funding available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team to be used to benefit local communities.

For the year 2018-2019 organisations will be able to apply for  up to £5,000 to directly target an area affected by, or believed to be at risk of illegal money lending. Your project idea needs to be delivered by the 31st March 2019.

If you are interested in applying and would like to know more about the funding criteria, please contact David.A.Benbow@birmingham.gov.uk then just send a short summary of your great idea and the budget you will require.

Closing date for applications is 30th June 2018.


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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Clearly Speaking Garden Club


Clearly Speaking Specialist Children and Family Support Service are looking to restart their garden club to encourage young people to come outside and enjoy their outside area.

They are currently looking for volunteers with garden experience to come down weekly to help maintain and water the organic borders and ensure the courtyard stays clean, tidy and safe.

There are no specific requirements for this volunteer role, this would be a great position for someone of retirement age, or a young person who enjoys gardening. The only thing they ask is for reliability and turn up to our centre when agreed.

Read more and apply here.


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