Volunteer Connect – The Volunteering Platform for Milton Keynes

Community Action: MK, the centre for volunteering, launched Volunteer Connect, a website where you can find over 300 volunteer roles available in Milton Keynes.


Volunteer Connect is a great way to promote volunteering roles and is a hub for local people to get involved in volunteering. Volunteer Connect will enable organisations to; keep details up to date, promote new roles, manage & track volunteers, and view volunteer profiles to find the perfect volunteer.

For local people interested in volunteering, they’ll be able to; create a profile, search for suitable volunteer roles, see invitations to roles that match their skills and interests and receive updates about new roles. Alongside this Community Action: MK will also continue to provide information and advice via their drop-in sessions every Thursday 10 am -12 noon at Acorn House, 1:1 appointments and in their monthly Bulletin which lists all the latest volunteer roles.

Interested? You can visit Volunteer Connect now! Just visit www.communityactionmk.org or contact us for advice or support at 01908 661623 or on volunteering@communityactionmk.org.

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Job Vacancy in the Voluntary Sector


Head of Digital Communications


Salary: £32,004 – £38,183

Terms: Permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 12pm midday 30 May 2017

Exciting opportunity to lead on digital communications for growing charity supporting part-time and distance learning students

Job Description

The Organisation

The Open University Students Association serves the interests of around 200,000 part-time and distance-learning students spread across the UK, continental Europe and beyond. Their role is to represent and support the interests of this vast and extremely diverse community of students. Whilst they operate within a world-class University, they are not governed by the OU. The OU Students Association is an independent organisation, a registered charity in its own right, run by elected student leaders. Their small team of dedicated, professional staff provide the vital support needed to deliver excellent services across the breadth of their student population.

The Job

You will be leading a small but skilled and highly motivated team responsible for raising awareness of the Students Association and their impact. You will work alongside their student leaders and management team to drive forward the best use of their digital communications channels. You will also make your mark by developing and delivering exciting new initiatives to further their work, including improving their external profile and bolstering internal communications.

The Person

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have experience in successfully developing and delivering communications and of leading and empowering productive teams. You will have a passion for digital technologies and have a good understanding of what works and doesn’t work when presenting content online. You will be a highly organised, self-motivated team player with a high level of personal resilience who is capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines.

Additional information:


No CVs will be accepted. OU Students Association application forms and further particulars with more information on the role, their organisation and the selection process can be downloaded by following the web link. Click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website.

The Open University Students Association is committed to Equal Opportunities in education and employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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NCS (National Citizen Service) Recruitment Co-ordinator


Salary: £20,000

Terms: Permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 29 May 2017

Job Description

Due to the continued expansion and development of UFA’s existing team, they are looking for somebody to promote the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in schools and colleges within Milton Keynes.

NCS is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 16/17 year olds to challenge themselves, learn new skills and support their local community. More details about NCS are available on the NCS Website.

They looking for somebody who is passionate about changing the lives of young people and understands the importance of getting this opportunity across to them.

In order to do this you will need to have the confidence to stand up in front and present to audiences of hundreds of people and sell them the experience. Confidence and an ability to motivate are must haves so some public speaking experience would be useful.

If you think this could be you, please send a CV and cover letter (max 1 side of A4) to UFA. Or Click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website where you can apply online.

Please note the closing date is 29th May 2017, they may however close applications early subject to receiving too many applications. 

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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MK Melting Pot Fun Sports Day


melting pot event

Milton Keynes is a cosmopolitan and vibrant city with people from different background and values. MK Melting Pot plans to host a Cultural and Sports Fun Day event to celebrate MK at 50. This event will bring all the people from diverse cultures together in a fun and creative way.
Sport is a great and effective way of bringing people together from different age-groups, gender, ethnicity, and this will mobilise and engage people in coming together in a competitive manner. The Olympics is the best example of how sports can bring different cultures together.
The event will be delivered in a 2 pronged approach Sports as well as Cultural Celebration activities which will include: diverse display and tasting of food, cultural artefacts, story-telling, music, poem, fashion show and many more.
Venue: Conniburrow Pavilion, 37-39 Conniburrow Blvd, Conniburrow, Milton Keynes MK14 7DX
Time: 11:00am – 6pm
Contact Name: Elijah Bada   & Jade Jaiyeola
Office: 01908 585 537 Mobile: 0757 676 3577
Email: mkmeltingpot@hotmail.com
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Macmillan Mobile Information Bus in Buckinghamshire

The Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Bus is coming to 3 venues in Buckinghamshire in the w/c 29 May.

Their Mobile Information and Support Services (MISS) tour the UK throughout the year, offering free, confidential information and support to people affect by cancer in their communities.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Their buses are staffed by Macmillan cancer information and support specialists who can offer a wide range of information and support tailored to a person’s individual needs.

The main advantage of the service is that they are an easily accessible community resource, often reaching people who wouldn’t usually seek information and support via conventional channels. The anonymous, drop-in style of the service attracts people who tend not to access traditional sources of information.

Being able to talk about concerns in a safe and confidential environment can reduce stress and anxiety for people affected by cancer. They may also feel more in control and more able to self manage their condition as a result of the advice they receive.


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Job Vacancies in the Voluntary Sector


School Liaison Officer with Safety Centre (Hazard Alley)


Salary: Not known

Terms: Full time, term time only

Location: Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes

Closing Date: Monday 22 May

The Safety Centre (Hazard Alley) is an interactive educational centre where children can learn about safety safely.

The Safety Centre are looking for a new school liaison officer and welcome qualified primary school teachers who are looking for a new challenge. The role is varied and includes teaching in the centre and out in schools as well as talking to schools, promoting their programmes and being part of a great team who are passionate about keeping children safe.

A full, clean drivers licence and own car is essential.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Please email jo@safetycentre.co.uk to request further information & an application form or call 01908 263 009.

Domestic Abuse Support Worker with Smart CJS


Salary: £22,843 to £26,722 per annum

Terms: Fixed Term Contract until 31st March 2018. 37 hours per week flexible working hours, to include some evenings and weekends.

Location: Bucks including Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 12pm Thursday 25 May 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

SMART has been delivering services to service users with Complex Needs across the Thames Valley since 1996.  Their innovative projects are designed to support recovery and reintegration into local communities, build confidence, self-esteem, develop skills and build recovery capital.

SMART strives to develop individuals in an environment that is respectful, professional and open, with both personal and professional development being central to their culture.

This is an exciting time for SMART in Bucks, they are in the second year of a 2-year pilot scheme funded by the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner to a support service for people with complex needs experiencing domestic Violence/Abuse.  They are looking to recruit a dynamic individual to provide crisis support and advocacy to victims of domestic abuse who have complex needs. It requires knowledge and understanding of domestic abuse issues and the needs of those affected by it; and a commitment to the values of empowerment and equality. You will in addition liaise with external agencies, and participate in local Multi-agency Risk Assessment Conferences. Ideally you will have an IDVA qualification, however this is not essential for the role. Applications will be welcomed from those with experience of working with vulnerable people in a Complex Needs field. Whatever your background you will have strong casework management skills, good written and verbal communication, and an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional boundaries.

Key duties include:

  • To provide assessments, risk management and treatment and recovery plans for all service users.
  • Work in partnership with other support services to aid vulnerable people with complex needs
  • Deliver outreach support to service users

Benefits of working for SMART:

  • Competitive salary
  • Open, professional and friendly environment
  • Working Hours 37 hours per week with an expectation for weekend and evening work
  • Annual Leave 27 days per annum
  • Flexi-time
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Development support with your continual personal development
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7

SMART CJS is committed to the principles of diversity and equality of opportunity and is striving to ensure that its workforce is representative of the communities it serves.

Clearance for this role: Enhanced DBS

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.

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