We are hiring!

Would you like to work for us? Community Action: MK are recruiting for a Group Support and Outreach Officer.

Are you passionate about the work of the not-for-profit sector and looking for a new challenge?  Do you want a role that works with voluntary groups and communities to do great things?  Do you have great communications skills and interpersonal skills?  If so, this role might be for you…

We are looking for a skilled individual to join our team here at Community Action:MK as a Group Support and Outreach Worker. The role is focused on undertaking a programme of outreach within New Communities in Milton Keynes which provides opportunities for residents in new areas to meet, connect and develop ideas to create action and change in their communities. The role also involves supporting the coordination and communication for the Milton Keynes Mental Health Alliance.

We are keen to hear from a range of people with relevant skills and experience, whether they were gained via education, volunteering or paid employment.  To be successful, you will need to demonstrate that you are organised, can work both independently and as part of a team, and are passionate about social justice, which sits at the heart of our work.  This is a really vibrant role that will give you the opportunity to get involved with a number of different aspects of work, as well as outreach to groups and communities, there will be opportunities to coordinate events and meetings, managing information and data, communications, partnership working and gathering intelligence and insights to share with key stakeholders.  

To find out more about the specific tasks that you will get involved with, please refer to the job description document.

Job description

Person Specification

Application and Interview Process:

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to Paula@communityactionmk.org. CVs and covering letters will be reviewed as soon as they are received.  If we think that you have the right skills and experience for the role, we will contact you via telephone to arrange a short assessment to be conducted online.  If successfully, you will be offered an interview.  

Deadline for application: Thursday 15th June 2023 

Interview date: W/C 26th June 2023

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Volunteer for SMART in Milton Keynes!


Our vision is to transform our communities so that every person has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential, participate in and contribute to all aspects of life. We do this by providing safe spaces to work with vulnerable people, empowering them to make positive changes and take control of their lives.

We help adults and young people, families and individuals with complex needs. Our dedicated teams work alongside people affected by drug and alcohol use, and those who find themselves homeless.

Together we help people reach and maintain positive change for the long term.

SMART Allotment Volunteer:

Do you like being outdoors? do you enjoy gardening? If so this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Norman Russell House is a 13-bed service run by SMART CJS and funded by Milton Keynes Council, with referrals accepted directly from them. The project is a supported accommodation facility with 10 bedrooms and 3 move-on flats for people who have previously faced homelessness.

When in SMART’s care practical living skills are taught (like washing, laundry, cooking and budgeting) as well as assistance given with applications and forms for benefits, training, education and employment. Whilst at Norman Russell House, residents also have access to health and mental health care as well as drugs and alcohol support services from community partners to ensure that their recovery and progress is maintained.

We all know the positive benefits of working outdoors has been recognised as a major contributor that promotes positive  mental health and wellbeing.

Our exciting allotment project  at Bradwell  Abbey  aims to engage our residents  at  Norman Russell House with the opportunity to learn about plants and how to grow your own produce.

The idea is they spend 1.5 hours on our allotment space and then half an hour in the communal gardens to give something back to the community. This will be every Wednesday from 2pm.

Interested please email: 


SMART Activities Volunteer:

Main purpose of the role: To help residents with engaging in activities that will help improve their wellbeing and mental health. This will also support them in learning essential life skills for when they move into independent accommodation, social skills and re engaging with the local community

To support our activities coordinator with creating or carrying out activities either in the 

property at Norman Russell house or where the activity will be. This could include things such

as cooking, going to the gym, running, playing board games, quiz night, walking, day trips,

gardening and other activities. 

Interested please email: 


Find out more about SMART CJS here: http://www.smartcjs.org.uk/

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Alzheimer’s Society are hiring!

Alzheimer’s Society MK is looking for a Dementia Support Worker

Salary: £12,217.80 – £12,961.80 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Working Hours: 21 per week
Closing Date: 07 March 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed (interviews will be conducted through Zoom or Teams)
Contact: Sam Marshall – sam.marshall@alzheimers.org.uk / 07484097048

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We are hiring!

Are you looking for a new challenge and are passionate about the work of the not-for-profit sector? Do you want a role that supports a busy team as well as volunteers, voluntary groups and communities to do great things? If so, then we have multiple vacancies on offer for you. Read on to find out more …

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