Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Trust Fundraising Manager Spinal Injuries Association


Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is a leading national organisation supporting individuals who sustain damage to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis. SIA provides the essential advice and support people need to live fulfilled lives after injury.

We are recruiting a Trust Fundraising Manager to join our enthusiastic fundraising team and manage our work to secure funding from charitable trusts and foundations.

Supported by the Trust Fundraising Co-ordinator, the Manager will develop and implement a plan to identify funders, write applications, provide impact reports and develop relationships. They will also be responsible for coordinating the monitoring and evaluation of SIA’s service delivery.

With proven experience of securing grant funding and an ability to hit the ground running, the post-holder will have excellent writing and communication skills as well as a high level of interpersonal and organisational skills.

The post is based in our offices in Milton Keynes and we offer a salary of £31,505 per annum, a modern and pleasant working environment and enthusiastic work colleagues.

Click here to download a Job Information Pack or e-mail to request a pack in Word format.

No CVs and no agencies please.

Blog Post

Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Milton Keynes Play Association – General Assistant

Job Vacancy at Milton Keynes Play Association – General Assistant

A permanent opportunity is available now for an adaptable general assistant to join a hard-working team which runs the office and craft shop of MKPA, ensuring that members and customers receive an efficient service.

Duties could include:
Assisting staff with workload peaks in the office
Covering as necessary in the shop, especially over the lunch break
Answering the telephone
Filing and Mailings
Helping visitors and shop customers
Assisting with room preparation for training events

Requirements: relevant experience of basic office practices and systems including Microsoft Office and, ideally, Sage; punctuality; good communication skills; team working; flexibility; and some understanding of MKPA’s work.

Contracted hours: 52 weeks, weekdays, 20 to 25 hours per week, approx.10 3 p.m.

Closing date: 12pm Friday 13th July.

To apply or for further information please email Sky Eeles


Blog Post

Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: MK Reader Service Co-ordinator

MK Reader Service Co-ordinator
110 hours per month, flexible

(£21,693 per annum pro rata)

Milton Keynes Reader Service is a well established voluntary organisation, which provides a high quality personal and confidential reading, facilitation and transcription service to sight impaired people in Milton Keynes.

A vacancy has arisen for a person with a professional outlook to manage, co-ordinate and maintain our services. Key aspects of the post will be to recruit, train and place volunteers, to maintain the audio recording service, and to market MKRS to new users,
local organisations and potential funding bodies.

The successful applicant is likely to have a background in voluntary sector management, service development and information technology. Communication skills will be essential, as will the ability to work independently.

Apply by sending a letter and CV to the address below, preferably by email. The closing time and date for receipt of applications is noon Monday 9th July 2018.

For further details please contact:

Milton Keynes Reader Service,
First Floor, Margaret Powell House,
403 Midsummer Boulevard,
Milton Keynes MK9 3BN
Tel: 01908 231123

Job Description June 2018

Job Specification June 2018

Blog Post

Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: Housing First Support Workers


Milton Keynes Council and Connection Support are working together to end rough sleeping within the city. The Housing First Support Service is part of the provision to make this a reality.

The purpose of the service is to support people during their journey from rough sleeping to a lifestyle that improves their health and wellbeing.

Connection Support are looking for Housing First Support Workers to join this new and exciting project in Milton Keynes. Seeking 3.2 fte roles and full time or part time will be considered.

1 year fixed term initially.

£18,404 – £22,173 (pro rata)

30 days AL plus Bank Holidays (Pro Rata)

Closing date – 12 noon on Tuesday 10th July 2018

Interviews – Friday 20th July 2018 at the MK Office

Please visit for further information and an application form. Applications to

Blog Post

Jobs in the Voluntary Sector: The Bus Shelter MK

Homeless Shelter Manager – The Bus Shelter MK

The Bus Shelter MK will provide short-term accommodation aboard a converted double decker bus for people who would have no other option but to sleep rough on the streets of Milton Keynes.

In addition to providing a safe, warm environment, with shower block and laundry facilities, it will signpost residents to support services which will assist them in moving into more permanent housing and more stable living situations.

They are looking for a confident, caring and creative leader to manage our accommodation, the experience for our residents and ensure safety on board.  Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, you will be joining at an exciting and critical time as they launch the service this autumn.

Experience working with homelessness or in a related sector is essential. NVQ level 3 or equivalent an advantage. This post is offered on a full time (37 hours per week), permanent basis and includes some unsocial hours including weekend work. The annual salary range is £21,500 to £25,000 based on skills and experience with an Employer matched pension contribution of up to 5%. The post holder will be required to independently travel to various locations.

Please email your CV and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the role to:

Blog Post

Jobs in the Voluntary Sector


Community & Challenge Fundraising Manager

for Spinal Injuries Association

£31,505 per annum, permanent

The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) is the leading national organisation supporting individuals who sustain damage to the spinal cord resulting in paralysis.  Their mission is to support all those… Read more

Closing date: 27 October 2017

Blog Post

New Job: Netherfield Drug and Alcohol Outreach and Engagement Worker

Work with local stakeholders to help tackle some key issues in Netherfield

Compass and Netherfield Local Conversation Steering Group have partnered to create a role to address the specific needs of the Netherfield community in Milton Keynes.

They are seeking one full time or two part time drug and alcohol engagement workers to work intensively within the estate of Netherfield. Through the People’s Health Trust Local Conversation project, supported by Community Action: MK, the post has been developed by the residents themselves as a solution to local drug and alcohol related issues in order to bring about positive outcomes for service users and their families, as well as the wider community.

The role will be extremely varied and will involve direct work with drug and alcohol users in Netherfield, supporting them to access specialist services within Compass as well as encouraging their involvement in the wider community through volunteering opportunities. It will also involve educating Netherfield residents and professionals working in the area to embed a greater understanding of effects related to drug and alcohol issues and support available. The successful candidate will work in partnership
with the resident-led steering group to develop and implement a local action plan.

You will need to be an approachable, flexible and committed individual who enjoys developing creative solutions, as well as being an exceptional communicator with the ability to work positively and collaboratively.

A good understanding of the Netherfield area is desirable.

You will share our commitment to safeguarding children, young people and
vulnerable adults.

As part of the safer recruitment process, an enhanced DBS check will be undertaken before appointment can be confirmed.

For more information visit:
Closes 18th November / Interviews 28th November
Compass is committed to equal opportunities.


Blog Post Communities Jobs in the VCS Netherfield