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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Job Vacancy – Support Facilitator at Connection Support

Role –                                  Support Facilitator (Full and Part time)

Hours –                               37.5 hours p.w. flexible part time hours available

Location –                          Milton Keynes – Bletchley Park

Salary –                               £17,821 – £20,882 (pro rata if part time)

Contract Duration –        12 month Fixed Term

Annual Leave                    30 days plus Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time) per annum

Closing Date                      Midnight Wednesday 30th May
Interviews will take place on 7th June

About Connection Support –    At Connection Support we are passionate about the professional and quality services that we provide.

At the heart of what we do are the exceptional team of support workers, team managers, administrative support and volunteers, and we are currently looking for new people to join our team.

Benefits of Support Facilitator –      The role is part of a new and exciting Self Directed Support Enabling Service in Milton Keynes that supports clients to have real and meaningful choice and control over their care and support to live the life they aspire to.

Requirements of Support Facilitator –     Please note that you must have a full driving licence and use of a vehicle

Responsibilities of Support Facilitator:

  • Visit clients in their own homes to provide a fully flexible care and support options service
  • Help clients to identify how they can meet their care and support needs, including creative and innovative ways that helps them to achieve the life they aspire to.
  • Assist people to understand how a Direct Payment can be used to increase choice, their responsibilities and the support available.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £17,821.00 to £20,882.00 /year

For more information, please e-mail

Or, alternatively, visit – for the complete Job Description and Application Form.

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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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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 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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Job Vacancy – SNVB – LIO Development Manager

A vacancy is being advertised by snvb.

LIO Development Manager

37 hours per week , salary £25,000pa

snvb are seeking a manager to provide support services to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations and groups to enable capacity building to help create a resilient VCS ; encompassing strategic partnership working with statutory and private sector organisations.

This is a full time permanent position reporting directly to the CEO. A pension contribution of up to 5% is available matching the employee contribution.

The application form (no CVs) and details of the role are available for from here or write to Rob Tracey CEO SNVB, Volunteer Centre, 4 Whittons Lane, Towcester, NN12 6YZ.

Closing date is Wednesday 31st May 2017

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Recovery Worker (Supported Housing) with Richmond Fellowship


Salary: £15,850 pa* + excellent benefits

Terms: Permanent

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 14 May 2017

Interview Date: 24 May 2017

Job Description

Do you have experience of working in mental health or a related environment? Would you like to be part of an organisation that counts on the professionalism, insight, expertise and passion of its staff to inspire individual recovery for the people they work with? Then join Richmond Fellowship as a Recovery Worker.

Recovery Focus is a new group of expert charities with the shared aim to inspire individual recovery nationwide. Between them they have a track record of more than 200 years of developing and running personalised services that work with people with mental health, substance misuse and other complex needs to achieve their ambitions. Each partner organisation has its own rich history of success, but together they believe they can lead the way in evidence-based recovery pathways, tailored to meet local and individual needs.

Right now, one of their partners, Richmond Fellowship, is looking for a Recovery Worker to join the team at their Milton Keynes service. Our supported housing scheme provides one to one support, helping people to identify their own goals to empower them to achieve a better, more meaningful lifestyle via their chosen recovery journey. But, it’s only possible with the help of people like you.

Day-to-day, you’ll manage a caseload of residents and give them all the support they need to enable them to participate in community life. You’ll also work with individuals to develop an appropriate personal support plan that addresses their specific needs. Helping them to develop domestic, financial and emotional management and personal life skills to achieve greater independence and self-esteem will be important too. And, when it comes to liaising with statutory and voluntary agencies to give people access to a full range of services, again, they’ll rely on your expertise.

A great listener, with a flexible approach and a flair for planning and prioritising a busy workload, you love motivating and engaging people in a range of developmental and rehabilitative activities. What’s more, you have a good understanding of mental health issues and how they affect people. Experience of identifying and co-ordinating a range of services to meet an individual’s needs and to enable them to engage with community activities is also essential.

You will also be willing to participate in a rota which includes weekends and  sleep-ins.

*The average salary of their Recovery Workers is £19,500 pa with the inclusion of weekend and sleep in shifts.

In return, you can expect some great benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, contributory pension scheme, employee assistance programme and childcare vouchers, plus exceptional professional development and training opportunities.

To apply for this role click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website.

Please quote ref: 17/172 when applying.


PA to the Digital Discovery Director with Scripture Union

Salary: £12,900 pa

Terms: Part time

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 30 May 2017

Interview Date: 07 June 2017

Job Description

Scripture Union is recruiting a part-time (21.75 hours per week) Personal Assistant to provide effective and efficient support for the Digital Discovery Director.

This is a new and exciting role for an individual who wants project involvement and good working relations with the Director and the Digital Discovery team. They are seeking an ambitious candidate who is proactive and has the ability to accept responsibility and work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Excellent organisational, listening and communication skills
  • Confidence to communicate with people of various backgrounds and levels
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive information confidentially
  • Ability to take initiative and organise without direct supervision and with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage the Director’s busy diary

If this describes you, and you are in agreement with the aims and beliefs of Scripture Union, then they would like to hear from you.

To apply for this role click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website.

This role has an occupational requirement to be filled by a committed Christian. Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9 applies.

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Market Insight Specialist with World Vision


Salary: £30,763 pa + good range of benefits

Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract to 30th September 2018

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing Date: 28 May 2017


Job Description

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day they bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, their aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. They are also proud to be ranked 9th place in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ in 2016.

Help lead World Vision’s Fundraising and Marketing and Communication teams in putting audience insight at the heart of everything they do, providing actionable supporter and market intelligence that enables them to both drive the effectiveness of their marketing and fundraising activity. As an experienced researcher, this role offers you the opportunity to make a real impact- feeding into projects that will define how they implement their marketing and fundraising strategy for the next 5 years. This is a great opportunity to work with senior stakeholders at a key time for the organisation and see a direct link between the work you do and changing the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children for the better.

The role will involve developing a deeper understanding of selected core audiences and driving this across their Marketing and Fundraising departments, ensuring that their activities and communications are based on strong audience insight and acting as a consultant on key campaigns. You will also work closely with the Supporter Experience team to lead the process of defining ‘Supporter Transformation’ as a way of understanding Supporter experience and loyalty- a key element of how they move their Supporter understanding forward. In addition, you will use your research skills to commission and conduct qualitative and quantitative research, helping senior stakeholders to make the best decisions based on real audience insight. As an engaging communicator, you will be able to disseminate these insights across the organization in an impactful way, working with teams on an ongoing basis to help them implement the findings in their work.

All applicants must be willing to work within a Christian framework and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, they offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer

No agencies please

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

To apply for this role click here where you will be directed to Charity Jobs website


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