Jobs in the voluntary sector: The Scouts, YMCA and Thames Valley Partnership

Thames Valley PartnershipProject Crisis & Support Coordinator (Bucks)

Role: To provide prevention, intervention and crisis support to anyone who is/has experienced, or is deemed to be at risk of, any form of exploitation (e.g.  modern slavery, criminal, financial) and those with complex needs.  The post holder will identify and engage with these individuals on a one-to-one basis, enabling them to access services and make positive, empowering choices to change their lives. 

Closing date for applications:  26th June at  at 8am
Interviews will be held on:   1st  July  2019  at the Partnership offices (Aston Sandford, Bucks HP17 8JB)

A full Job Description and Application Form can be download from the Partnership website at:  www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk.  Please note that applications will only be put forward for consideration if they are submitted on the Application Form supplied.

YMCA: Various Roles

YMCA England

In Autumn 2019, YMCA are launching a brand new campus in the centre of Milton Keynes which will provide homes to two hundred young people. We aim to support 75 young people each year out of homelessness and we will be helping 75 young people each year to move on, having secured a job and a new home.

Employment Manager: Salary £30,000
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview date: 12 July

The Employment Manager will oversee a team of staff who will be focussed on delivering employment related support to our residents, as well as developing relationships with employers and training providers in Milton Keynes.   Find out more

Activities Coordinator: Salary £23 – £25,000 depending on experience
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview Date: 19 July

We need someone who can lead on a range of engaging activities that make the YMCA a vibrant place to live and to build up the confidence of our young people. It’s key that the post holder is able offer a varied programme of skills that collaborate with other areas of life including volunteering opportunities, independent living skills and a range of health & wellbeing activities. Find out more

Hostel Manager: Salary £32,500
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview Date: 9 July

The Hostel Manager oversees a team of hostel support workers in our Stage 1 accommodation. The priority is the wellbeing and support of the residents, who have often faced homelessness, family or relationship breakdown, or trauma.  Find out more

The Scouts: Various Roles

Growth and Development Officer, South of England

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An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team working to create opportunities for more people to join the largest youth organisation in the county. Engaging with communities and young people to help set up new Scout groups, you will also support new and existing volunteers through workshops, one to one inductions and training across the South of England. Contributing to the Growth strand of the Skills For Life organisational strategy, this is a great time to be joining The Scouts!

Maternity Cover from July 2019. We foresee the successful candidate living in Berkshire/ Surrey area in order to respond to our current project demand, but the role will require regular travel beyond this geography : https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/jobs/growth-development-officer-south-(mat-cover)/

FTC until Sept 2020. We foresee the successful candidate living in Avon/ Gloucester/ Wiltshire area in order to respond to our current project demand, but the role will require regular travel beyond this geography.: https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/jobs/growth-development-officer-south/

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Adult Carers Support Worker (P/T) for Carers MK

Carers Milton Keynes is recruiting an Adult Carers Support Worker (P/T)

Job title: Adult Carers Support Worker

Salary: £21,060 – 22,250 (pro-rata)

Hours: 22.5 hours worked over three days a week, core hours 09.00 to 17.00 hours, with some evening and weekend work

Location: Central Milton Keynes

This is a six-month contract with a view to making it permanent subject to funding.

Carers Milton Keynes supports the health and wellbeing of people who are caring for a family member or friend who cannot manage without their support due to illness, physical or learning disability, frailty, mental health issues, addiction or additional needs.

Based in our offices in central Milton Keynes your main task is to provide emotional support, information, advice, and guidance to adult and parent carers and to identify and assist previously unidentified carers, informing them of the services available to them.

You will liaise and network proactively with other agencies and professionals to raise awareness of carers including running drop in and support groups for carers in community settings across Milton Keynes.

The application form and Job Description can be found on our website: carersmiltonkeynes.org

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st June at 5.00 p.m.  The interviews will be held on Tuesday the 25th of June. 

 

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Trainee Community Mobiliser Role

The post is part of the CA: MK staff team which aims to develop the capacity of BLC and assist the Partnership and residents of Conniburrow to achieve their collective aspirations. The post-holder will work as part of the BLC Team.

Community Action: MK is a local charity which is set up to support the local voluntary and community sector through community mobilisation, working with groups and influencing policy.

Big Local Conniburrow is a Big Lottery funded project aimed at enabling the residents of Conniburrow to achieve the vision:

“To transform Conniburrow into a place where people choose to live and contribute, to support residents and build a proud, empowered and cohesive community where strong and positive relationships are developed for all- simply to be Conniburrow and proud.”

Our ideal candidate is someone familiar with the local area, has a positive, flexible and can-do attitude to be able to assist in building an inclusive and engaged community. You must have good communication skills to build.  

A full UK driving license (with access to own vehicle) is desirable.

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance.

Application Details

Full job description person specification can be found here Copy of Trainee Development Officer BLC Community Mobiliser Role Description – June (1)

To Apply for this role, please visit www.communityactionmk.org, and complete an application as well as providing a written statement, giving reasons of what you would bring to the role, and what you want to gain?

For an application pack apply online, Here

Please note that Community Action: MK cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the standard application form which can be found at the above link.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17:00 on 21st June 2019

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Sessional Tutor & Sessional Learning Support Assistant at MK Snap

MK Snap, a leading local charity based in Milton Keynes providing education, life and work skills programmes for adults with learning disabilities, currently have two vacancies available:

Sessional Tutor

To lead in the planning, provision, development and delivery of activity sessions and work training skills sessions for learners across the curriculum as and when required on a sessional basis.

£12.24 per hour to include planning and essential training (£23,868pa FTE pro rata ) – fixed zero hours contract


Sessional Learning Support Assistant

To assist in the planning, provision, development and delivery of activity sessions and work training skills sessions for learners across the curriculum as and when required on a sessional basis

£9.18 per hour to include planning and essential training (£17,901pa FTE pro rata ) – fixed zero hours contract


For more information about the roles and to apply, please visit MK Snap website: mksnap.org/current-vacancies/

If you are interested in the positions you can also call and speak to a member of the team on 01908 690 330.

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Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: various roles at Citizens Advice Milton Keynes

Citizens Advice Milton Keynes are currently recruiting for several full time positions. Please click on the links below to find out more about the roles and to apply through the Charity Job website.

Deadline: 26th April.

Telephone Referral Officer:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/telephone-referral-officer/630062?tsId=8

Senior Money Adviser:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/senior-money-adviser/630058?tsId=8

Outreach Caseworker:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/outreach-caseworker/630057?tsId=8

Administrator:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/administrator/630054?tsId=8

Head of Service:

https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/head-of-service/629953?tsId=8

To find out more about the work of Citizens Advice Milton Keynes, please visit their website: https://www.miltonkeynescab.org.uk/.

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Support, Development and Volunteering Outreach Worker (Closed)

The Support, Development and Volunteering Workers role is to contribute to the support, development and volunteering services which are central to the work of Community Action: MK. The post holder will work as part of a team who are dedicated to delivering excellent infrastructure services to groups in Milton Keynes. The hours of work are 29.6 hours per week on a permanent contract (Dependent on Funding)

The main duties are as follows –

  1. Undertaking a programme of outreach visits to frontline groups
  2. Ensuring that referrals to specialist support services e.g. funding advice, training etc are carried out in a timely and appropriate manner
  1. To keep accurate and effective records about dialogue with groups and feed this into our intelligence gathering systems to ensure we are able to spot themes and issues affecting the sector.
  1. Organising networking opportunities for frontline groups
  2. Coordinating formal and informal training programmes to develop and implement capacity building support and quality standards for the provision of support services
  1. Organising groups to participate in, and promotion of, the Governance Toolkit.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

  1. To raise awareness of Community Action: MK’s available support for the VCS in MK through: 
  • Visiting/ engaging with a target number of groups and collecting information on their composition, activities, strengths, weaknesses and support/development needs through our Healthcheck process.
  • To both offer to, and collect information from groups on a range of technical, developmental, management and structural matters with the aim of identifying their infrastructure support needs.
  • To actively work with members of VCS organisations to ensure messages from the sector are channeled into a strategic voice to influence decision making.
  • To be responsible for promoting a community development approach that empowers local groups to build their organisational skills.
  • To identify areas of developmental support needs common to organisations within a specific area, to identify methods for meeting those needs and to work with appropriate partners to deliver appropriate support.
  • To keep detailed records on all groups visited (this will include detailing every intervention with the group either by phone, in person or by electronic means) and entering these onto our Data Recording System to the agreed standards.
  1. To coordinate: Networking opportunities for frontline groups which are focussed on a range of appropriate topics and issues. Formal and informal training programmes to develop and implement quality standards for the provision of support services using our Code of Governance Self Assessment tool.
  • The provision of training programmes for frontline groups on appropriate topics
  • Effective dialogue collection from groups and contribute to the organisational intelligence collection.
  • A programme of Volunteer Drop-In sessions across a range of venues in Milton Keynes and liaise with partner organisations to develop and promote volunteering opportunities.
  • Funding Advice and other 1:1 sessions with groups who send enquiries to Community Action: MK.
  • To work in partnership with organisations which interact with local community groups and voluntary organisations to support the needs of groups.
  • Effective and sector relevant information being shared with groups through newsletters, website, and social media platforms.
  • Monitoring and evaluation systems as specified
  1. To be able to use Technology, in particular, Google systems, Social Media, Funding Central, and our Volunteering and Database system called Simply Connect.
  2. To work within Community Action: MK’s policies and practices paying due regard to Health and Safety Procedures and Equal Opportunities.
  3. Any other duties appropriate to the post.

The successful applicant will need an understanding and passion for Community Action MK’s Community Development principles and experience of partnership working and relationship building with key stakeholders, including local authority, academics, and other community sector workers and residents.

Closing Date for Applications is at 12:00pm on the 10th April 2019

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Please complete our application form and return it via post or email to laura@communityactionmk.org by 10th April 2019 12.00pm

 

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Support and Development Service Manager (Closed)

The Support and Development Service Manager’s role is to ensure that through our infrastructure services to groups in Milton Keynes we have a thriving, vibrant and sustainable Voluntary and Community Sector. The post holder is accountable for the design, development, implementation, and coordination of the Support and Development programme for groups working in the Voluntary and Community Sector in Milton Keynes.

Community Action: MK is looking to recruit a Support and Development Service Manager to work 29.6 hours per week on a permanent contract (Dependent on Funding) The main duties are as follows –
1) To design a programme to support groups based on research from our recent State of the Sector Survey, Coordinate the Support.
2) Development and Volunteering enquiries and ensure groups are being given the right support.
3) Support and deliver complex 1:1 visits
4) Work with the Business Development team to prepare funding bids for grants which support this work programme.
5) Monitoring and evaluating the programme, analysing trends and making service development recommendations.
6) Ensure we have a programme of Networking/Convened Events.
7) Prepare and Participate in budget management.
8) prepare internal and external reports and attend meeting required
9) prepare the State of the sector Report.
10) Support a Representation process for Sector Involvement in Strategic Decision Making.
11) Develop a Training Programme for Groups to build their capacity.
12)Line Management of designated individuals.
13) Work Closely with other senior colleges to ensure Support and Development services are working to compliment volunteering development and opportunities for synergy across the organisation.
14) Work Closely with other key stakeholders and agencies to ensure groups are given the best available support to meet their needs and access grant funding or other income streams.

Successful applicants will need an understanding and passion for Community Action MK’s Community Development principles and experience of partnership working and relationship building with key stakeholders, including the local authority, academics, and other community sector workers and residents.

Closing Date for Applications is at 12:00pm on the 10th April 2019

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Read our Equal Opportunities Statement.

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Please complete our application form and return it via post or email to laura@communityactionmk.org by 10th April 2019 12.00pm

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