Weekly Bulletin for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Milton Keynes

Weekly Bulletin for the Voluntary and

Community Sector in MK

Looking for a venue? The Chepstow Community Centre in Bletchley has spaces during the day for community groups and activities. See their website or call 07894 449951.

Need a hand from a big group? The Public Health team at Milton Keynes Council are looking to do a volunteering group day on 17th September. There would be a maximum of 40 people in total but they can split up into smaller of groups of 10 if needs be. Contact Sophie Ward directly on 253000 #volunteermk

A football club catering for partially sighted people over the age of 16 has been set up to create more footballing opportunities for people with sight loss. Visit their website for more info.

Interested in the Disability Leadership Programme Summer School?

Advert Summer School (1)Contribute to the future of Station Square. MK Development Partnership are looking at ways in which the area around Station Square in front of Milton Keynes Central rail station could be improved. Please complete this short survey to have your say. The survey closes on 5th August 2018.

“A truly diverse board is the best protection against risk that I know of.” ~ Julia Unwin. Explore this gem of wisdom and more on our free Governance for trustees and committee members workshop next Wednesday evening in CMK. Book here.

Save the date for the Community Action: MK AGM!

Wednesday 14th November (1)

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Administration Officer Healthwatch MK

Job Title: Administration Officer

Contact: Emma Williams, HR Initiatives Limited

Location: Milton Keynes

Contract: Part Time Permanent (25 hours) Monday to Friday

Salary: £14,333.00 (pro-rata for part time working) [FTE £21,500.00]

Benefits: 22 days annual leave plus benefits (pro-rata for part time working).

Healthwatch Milton Keynes is here to help improve local health and social care services and make sure they work for the people of 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.

The new post of Administration Officer will be responsible for providing administrative support for Healthwatch Milton Keynes and personal assistant support to the CEO; Ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day office functions including record keeping, data management, financial administration and human resources records.

Duties will include supporting the CEO and Deputy CEO to process and maintain membership/stakeholder data in line with Information Governance Policy;

Undertake bookkeeping for the organisation; Manage the petty cash system for Healthwatch Milton Keynes; Support the CEO in the preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and monthly management accounts for the Board of Trustees; Ensure the accurate record keeping of the organisation’s records and ensure that electronic and paper records for all staff and volunteers are accurate, and maintained to a high standard.

Candidates should possess knowledge of bookkeeping and record keeping in line with GDPR; report writing and communication skills.

Candidates should possess good IT skills; be numerate and literate; with excellent interpersonal skills. Previous experience of working within a Social Care or Healthcare setting is highly desirable.

For a full job description, organisation brief and an application pack, please visit our website at: http://www.healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk/

Further details about Healthwatch Milton Keynes CIO and our activities can also be found there.

Closing date: 09.00a.m. Wednesday 8th August 2018

Interview dates between: Tuesday 28th August 2018 to Friday 7th September

Healthwatch MK CIO is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous criminal offences and to provide an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Communication and Engagement Lead Healthwatch MK

Job Title: Communication & Engagement Lead

Contact: Emma Williams, HR Initiatives Limited

Location: Milton Keynes

Contract: Full Time Permanent (37.5 hours) Monday to Friday

(Would consider a Job Share arrangement)

Salary: £22,400.00 (pro-rata for job share)

Benefits: 22 days annual leave plus benefits.

Healthwatch Milton Keynes is here to help improve local health and social care services and make sure they work for the people of 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.

The new post of Communication & Engagement Lead will be responsible for developing and delivering innovative ways of reaching people affected by health and care services, gathering information on experience and empowering people to provide challenge to those that pay for and provide services. The right person will also develop and deliver the social media strategy for our organisation, maximising the potential of social media, our website and our communications to Healthwatch MK members, enabling and empowering our community to speak out about local health and social care services.

Duties will include raising awareness of the aims and activities of Healthwatch Milton Keynes via a range of digital and print channels; Ensure Healthwatch Milton Keynes internal and external communications is compliant with communications standards set by Healthwatch England; Draft external communications messages, on behalf of the CEO and Board of Trustees; Lead on promotional and digital campaigns; Improve contact with Stakeholders; Create Promotional Materials; Recruit and Train Volunteers; Provide Reports and Manage Data in line with GDPR and good Governance.

Candidates should be passionate about community engagement, with the skills, confidence and experience of reaching out to people of all backgrounds, particularly under-represented groups such as young people, BME communities and the LGBT+ community to build trusting, collaborative relationships.

Candidates should possess good IT skills; Strong Social Media skills; Experience of outreach & Engagement programmes; Good Report Writing and Presentation skills. Previous experience of working within a Social Care or Healthcare setting is highly desirable.

For a full job description, organisation brief and an application pack, please visit http://www.healthwatchmiltonkeynes.co.uk/

Further details about Healthwatch Milton Keynes CIO and our activities can also be found there.

Closing date: 09.00a.m. Wednesday 8th August 2018

Interview dates between: Monday 13th August 2018 to Friday 24th August

Healthwatch MK CIO is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities.  The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous criminal offences and to provide an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Volunteering Opportunity of the Week: Welcomer for ASTI

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Based at Milton Keynes Hospital, ASTI (Assessment and Short Term Intervention Team) are the “front door” for secondary Mental Health Services in Milton Keynes.

Referrals are received mainly from GPs, and patients assessed to determine if there are ongoing support needs to be met by Health and Social Care.

Volunteers are required to ensure that the patients coming to the service feel welcomed and valued. Maintaining and updating leaflets in reception and consulting rooms. Keeping reception tidy, handing questionnaires to patients.

Volunteers are required Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 1 pm.

Read more and apply here.

#volunteermk

 

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership

Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership

CEO or CEO / Project Manager role

Closing date: 6th August 2018 at 12 noon

Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership (MKHP) has an exciting opportunity for a highly strategic self-starter to shape a new organisation and drive forward implementation of its ambitious new vision and strategy.

About MKHP

MKHP is a partnership between public, private and voluntary sector organisations with a vision of sustainable homes for all. MKHP’s strategy is to shift the focus from managing homelessness to ending homelessness by wider engagement and a joined-up approach to provide a clear pathway to sustainable housing.

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a CEO (8 hours per week) or the combined role of CEO and Project Manager (24 hours per week). If we appoint a CEO only, the project manager role will be advertised again as a standalone role.

CEO (8 hours per week)

The CEO will have responsibility for development and review of MKHP’s strategic plan, highlighting key priorities from best practice & policy research and collaborating with homelessness prevention & support services and accommodation providers on joined up working and sustainable homes. Reporting to the new CIO Board of Trustees, you will recruit and manage a small team of staff with project management, communications, fund raising, finance and administrative skills.

Project Manager (16 hours per week)

The project management role includes the review of supply and demand of homelessness services, KPI reporting, data analysis and working with partners on the implementation of priority schemes.

Rates of pay

Fixed term contract until 31 March 2020 at a rate of £20 per hour for CEO role alone, or £18 per hour for the combined role of CEO and project manager.

Interested?

If you are interested in applying for this role there is one further document summarising MKHP’s agreed outline strategy available from Jackie Banderet at jackie.banderet@newlifechurchmiltonkeynes.org

To apply for the position please submit a CV and covering letter explaining why you think you would be suitable to Richard Wightman, Interim Chair of Milton Keynes Homelessness Partnership, c/o Jackie Banderet at the email address above.

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Camphill Communities Support Workers

CAMPHILL MILTON KEYNES COMMUNITIES LIMITED

Support Workers
Salary: £8.75 per hour
Full time (37.5 hours per week).
We will be able to consider part-time or job sharing posts.

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability.

We’re seeking to recruit some great new support workers; people with the right values and behaviours to work in our Community; most important is a caring attitude and a genuine interest in people – could this be you?

We support our residents in all aspects of their daily lives, and believe that each person should be valued for their contribution to the community. Support workers play a key role in enabling people to try to achieve their goals and aspirations through person centred support plans and their ongoing development.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. However, as a general guide, duties may include some support with personal care needs, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support residents’ health and wellbeing such as cooking, arts and crafts, watching the footie, musical events, shopping trips and social occasions.

It is important that you can demonstrate a flexible approach to work as you will be required to cover a weekly rota, whichincludes evenings, weekends, sleep-ins and bank holidays.

The ideal candidate would have:
Level 2 qualification or equivalent in Health & Social Care, or life experience and transferable skills, as additional training would be available.

Some experience of working with people with learning disabilities or other needs.
Good organisational skills.
A caring and supportive disposition.
Willing to work in accordance with our Vision and Mission Statement.

In return we offer:
 A diverse and high quality working environment.
 The opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated and supportive colleagues.
 Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities.
 A healthy life/work balance.
 Work pension scheme.
 Paid DBS application.
 Free parking.

For an application pack or further information, please call 0190823500 or visit the “Work with us” section of our website at www.camphillmk.co.uk or email: recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk

To submit your application, please email: recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk
Closing date: 18 th July 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced

DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

Our mission is to create a living and working community where people with learning disabilities may reach their full potential in the spirit of lifelong learning.
Registered Charity 283556

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Camphill Communities House Coordinator

CAMPHILL MILTON KEYNES COMMUNITIES LIMITED

House Coordinator (Team Leader)

Salary: Salary: £21,500 – £23,500 per annum (depending on experience and qualification level)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week with on-call duties on an agreed rota basis

This role is an opportunity to put your professional values and principles into real action with service users at the heart of your thinking.

About us:

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability. We support our service users in all aspects of their daily lives, and believe that each person should be valued for their contribution to the community.

About You:

We are seeking a team leader with previous experience in social care, working with people with learning disabilities or complex needs, with a minimum Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Health and Social Care.

You will work as a member of the day to day hands-on Care & Support Team in close liaison with our Care & Support managers to provide high quality care and support to residents.

As team leader, you’ll oversee the development and implementation of care and support plans that are designed to provide meaningful choice and support to those in need of care and support, so they can access services to help them lead the life they want.

You’ll also be able to demonstrate experience in managing and developing staff and volunteers, alongside leadership abilities and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

You will also ensure the Charity continues to be compliant with CQC (currently rated good) and continuously seek and implement methods to improve standards.

It is important that you can demonstrate a flexible approach to work as you will be required to cover a weekly rota, which includes evenings, weekends, bank holidays, sleep-ins and on-call duties on an agreed rota basis.

In return we offer:

A diverse and high quality working environment.

The opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated and supportive colleagues.

Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities.

A healthy life/work balance.

Work pension scheme.

Paid DBS application.

Free parking.

For an application pack or further information, please call 0190823500 or visit the “Work with us” section of our website at www.camphillmk.co.uk

or email: recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk

To submit your application, please email: recruitment@camphillmk.co.uk

Closing Date: 18th July 2018.

We are an equal opportunities employer. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

Our mission is to create a living and working community where people with learning disabilities and those who support them may reach their full potential in the spirit of lifelong learning

Registered Charity 283556

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