Job Vacancy; Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Manager – Closing Thursday 2nd August 2018

Dementia Support Manager
Hours: 30 per week
Salary: £18,970.29 pa
Contract type: Permanent


Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role
Sefton dementia support involves dedicated dementia support workers giving support, information and guidance to a person with dementia, or their carers and wider family or friends, whether in their home, at the office or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. Working closely with a range of health agencies & community groups. Our regular support groups include memory cafés, Singing for the Brain, reading & activity groups, these take place at various community venues throughout the borough

About you
They are looking for a well-motivated and creative manager with excellent communication skills with an understanding of dementia, to lead a team of support workers within a small but busy environment. Experience in the voluntary sector is desirable.

You will be responsible for the overall management of the staff working in the service and accountable for the delivery of high quality support services both in support groups, one to one support and our carer information & support programme.

To find out more about the role visit and to apply;
https://alzheimers.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/1611 

For further information about the role you can also contact val.metcalf@alzheimers.org.uk or telephone 01704 539 967 or 01704 540 023.

Job Vacancy: Wirral Based Charity WIRED; Payroll Officer – Closing Friday 10th August 2018

WIRED – Payroll Officer
Hours: 35 hours per week – Permanent
Salary: £17,290 pa


Wirral based charity WIRED require an experienced payroll administrator to work within the WIRED Payroll Service based in Wirral. WIRED’s busy payroll department provides Direct Payments Payroll, Managed Budget administration (Social Care Funds) and Small Business Payroll services to a range of clients across the North West.
The successful applicant will be experienced in accurate and timely payroll production in accordance with statutory regulations, a proficient IRIS Payroll Professional operator with strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel and a good communicator with high attention to detail. An aptitude for figures is also essential. Key areas of work will include:

  • Calculating Payroll using IRIS payroll professional system
  • Calculating the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)and Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) schemes and the processing of joiners and leavers
  • Providing advice to clients in relation to pay, taxation and National Insurance.
  • Recording sickness and other absences
  • Completing various forms required by HM Customs & Excise
  • Processing Clients Pension submissions and payments to NEST
  • Processing Managed Budget Clients salary and payments via bank transfer
  • Maintaining and analyse financial records using MS Excel
  • Producing end of year records for multi-company payroll

HOW TO APPLY: Download and complete the application pack available via http://www.wired.me.uk/Current-vacancies.asp

For more information contact Gill Tudor on 0151 522 7990 (Finance Department, option 6 on telephone system)

Closing date: 10th August 2018

Job Vacancies: Local Solutions are recruiting Care Support Workers

Local Solutions are looking for Care Support Workers in Maghull, Aintree, Orrell, Netherton, Waddicar, Sefton, Lunt and Lydiate.  

Are you:

Compassionate, Responsible, Committed, Enthusiastic, Respectful and Caring?

What Local Solutions offer

  • Competitive Pay £8.05 – £8.40 (£16,889.60 pro rata)
  • Enhanced Pay For Weekends
  • Full & Part Time Positions Available
  • Continuous Training & Development Opportunities
  • Career Progression & Professional Development
  • Smart Phone For Work Purposes
  • Pension Scheme

Please Apply

Call – 0800 988 2355
Website – www.localsolutions.org.uk 
Apply Online – www.cognitoforms.com/HumanResources5/ApplicationForm

Job Vacancy; Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre – Community Fundraiser

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Community Fundraiser
Location: Merseyside
Salary: £17,160 (Equivalent FT salary £21,450)
Hours: 30 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


Would you like to join a National Animal Welfare Award winning organisation and join the team saving the lives of domestic animals and wildlife?

Freshfields are offering an exciting opportunity to join the Fundraising team as a Community Fundraiser.  This varied and rewarding role is perfect for you if you have previous community fundraising experience, an ability to communicate with and connect with people, are creative and confident, can create opportunities and have a passion for animal welfare.

To apply download the Freshfields Job Application Form Here and for more information download the Job Description and Personal Specification Here

Job Vacancy: Local Solutions Community Response Carer (Homecare)

Community Response Carer (Homecare)
Location:  Based in Liverpool, St Helens, Kirkby & Sefton
Salary: £8.70/hr weekdays; £9.00/hr weekends; £18,220.80 per annum (Pro-Rata) 30p/mile mileage
Hours: Mon-Sun/Full & Part time hours available


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic charity and play a key role in the community mentoring care support workers, dealing with breakdowns in the community, starting new care packages, completing observations and supervision in the community to ensure a safe, effective and quality caring service is delivered.

Local Solutions is looking for self-motivated individuals who are keen to take the next step in their career and has a real passion for social care. You will have excellent caring and communication skills, along with good attention to details. Experience of working in a health and/or social care setting is essential. Applicants should ideally have an NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Care and/or equivalent. Benefits include; contracted hours, pension, smart phone provided, mileage, free uniform, enhanced pay for bank holidays, enhanced holiday entitlement after five years’ service and company pension scheme.

Local Solutions cares and invests in its employees and is proud to hold the following workplace awards; Investors in People Award, Disability Confident Symbol, LGBTI Charter Mark, ROSPA Gold Award and The Workplace Wellbeing Charter.

We are committed to delivering equality of opportunity for all of our service users and staff. Our aim is to create a workplace which is free from discrimination and diversity is celebrated. We aim to create an environment where staff and service users are equally valued and supported.

Local Solutions is committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A driving licence and use of a vehicle is essential. Opportunities for further training and development available.

Post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure.

How To Apply

Call – 0800 988 2355

Website – www.localsolutions.org.uk

Apply Online – www.cognitoforms.com/HumanResources5/ApplicationForm 

Job Vacancies: Catch 22 National Citizens Service (NCS) Mentor

National Citizens Service (NCS) is a fantastic opportunity open to all 15 to 17-year-olds across England, providing them with skills and experiences that can’t be learnt in the classroom. Since 2011, 28,856 young people have taken part in Catch22 NCS programmes, dedicating over 430,000 hours to social action and community projects. Over 3000 dedicated members of Catch22 NCS staff helped make this happen. You could join them and help make their NCS programme even better this summer. Apply now and gain new skills that employers will love.

Catch 22 have opportunities across England between late June and August 2018. As a minimum you’ll need to be available for four weeks during this period, but you may be able to work up to eight if you want! You could even get involved with keep-warm and graduation ceremonies at other times of the year.

The programme is split in to three distinct parts:

Week one:Away residential Week two:Home residential Weeks three and four:Social action
You will go away with your team for four nights and five days for outdoor adventure, new challenges and team-building This is the part of the programme where the young people learn new skills and get to know the community better You will support your team design and implement a project that will make a real difference to their local community

 

Not sure where to start? There are a range of roles on offer in 2018.

 Support Mentor

 Lead Mentor

 Wave Leader 

New to working with young people? This entry-level role is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience of youth work. Already have experience of working with young people? This mid-level role will give you the opportunity to build on your experience from previous placements Seasoned Youth worker? This role will allow you to develop your leadership and planning skills.
Find out more about becoming an NCS Support Mentor Find out more about becoming an NCS Lead Mentor Find out more about becoming an N

For more information and to apply for one of the three roles on offer CLICK HERE
or visit www.catch-22.org.uk/services/liverpool-ncs/

Volunteering opportunities with Merseyside Offender Mentoring (MOM)

Sefton CVS’s ‘Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project’ has been successful in securing National Lottery funding to work with offenders released from HMP Liverpool (regardless of sentence/ license circumstances), to deliver a mentoring service which will respond to individual offender needs (including employment, addiction, housing, education and training).

This service is further supported by a bank of Volunteer Mentors who will help and stabilize the offenders on release and help them with their action plans to reduce re-offending.

There may also be opportunities to volunteer with young offenders subject to completion of a probationary period.


Organisation Description

To provide one to one support to a newly released offender, through a befriending relationship, enabling the mentee to re-integrate back into their community, support them with identified issues and guide them in a positive way with an overall aim to instigate them into leading a more stable and secure future.

Skills and Qualifications

o Must be able to relate and communicate well to build a rapport with offenders.

o Strong personal and professional boundaries

o Non-judgemental attitude towards Mentee but has ability to judge a situation.

o Experience of dealing positively with challenging situations and people.

o Experience of the criminal justice system preferred but not essential.

o Passionate about supporting the community and the ex-offender in helping to reduce

Additional/Specific Suitability’s

Training; 6 mandatory modules including safeguarding, confidentiality and criminal justice. Plus we ask other agencies to come in and give additional training.

Expenses are covered ( travel and other out of pocket.)

Contact Info

Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project
Burlington House, Suite 3B
3rd Floor, North Wing
Crosby Road North
Waterloo
L22 0LG

Email:  merseyside.mentoring@seftoncvs.org.uk 
Tel:
0151 920 0726 ext. 229

Click here for a Role Description 

NCVO: “A Snap General Election – What Should Charities Be Doing?”

Source: https://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2017/04/18/a-snap-general-election-what-should-charities-be-doing/ 

In a political world where leaks are routine, Theresa May’s announcement of an election campaign seems to have caught everyone by surprise. Charities will not have made detailed plans for an election, so it’s worth thinking about what we should be doing to make sure we’re part of the debate.

What happens next?

The first hurdle to cross will be to call an election under the procedure set out in the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. Labour’s announcement that they will be voting for a motion to call an early election means it should be a formality to get the two thirds of MPs required to satisfy the requirements of the Act, avoiding the need for a formal vote of no confidence and a 14 day period in which another party could seek to form an alternative government.

Parliament will dissolve 25 days before the nominated election date, but this can be amended by statutory instrument, as was done in 2015 to allow a longer campaign. We’ll have to wait to see when the campaign begins in earnest, but in practice it has already begun.

How can charities prepare?

The first thing for charities to do is refamiliarise themselves with Charity Commission election campaigning guidance to ensure they are compliant with charity law surrounding campaigning during elections and the Lobbying Act.

Much has been made of the effect of the Lobbying Act on charity campaigning during elections and you should make sure you are familiar with the law, but remember that most charities are unlikely to meet the definition of controlled expenditure if they campaign on a cross-party basis on the substance of policies.

The dynamics of a snap election are going to be very different than normal, when we have a rough timescale even if we don’t know the exact date. Candidate engagement is going to be much harder, not least because a significant proportion of those who will be standing on 8 June will not have been selected yet, and a major hustings plan will be more difficult to co-ordinate.

Manifestos

One of the key milestones of any campaign is the publication of party manifestos. When an election date is known, parties will be working on the policy contained in those manifestos for a year or more beforehand. Obviously that detailed work can’t be completed before June, so expect shorter Brexit-focused manifestos that draw a lot on 2015 policies.

The parties’ policy gurus will already be thinking about what goes in, so finding out quickly who to submit recommendations to will be important for charities that want their voice to be heard in the campaign and in the next parliament. One word of caution, approval for new radical ideas is going to be much harder to achieve in such a short timescale, so aside from the obvious need to influence policies around Brexit, I would focus on encouraging parties to reaffirm existing commitments.

What will we be doing?

For our part, we’ll be making the case for the voluntary sector and volunteering to help solve many of the country’s problems. We know that volunteering can be an amazing route to improving skills and making new connections, changing people’s lives and bonding communities closer together. We know that voluntary organisations can run high-quality, efficient public services, for example, but that they’re often excluded from doing so. And most pressingly on the policy front, we’ll be highlighting the important role that the sector has to play in shaping Brexit policies. We want to make sure that Brexit doesn’t mean weakening or removing important safeguards for people and the environment. Charities must be involved in advising on and scrutinising proposals at every step of the way.

NCVO’s chief executive, Sir Stuart Etherington, has already called for European nationals in the UK to be allowed to stay. Charities will need visa arrangements that work for sectors such as social care and medical research, which depend on the involvement of staff who’ve moved here from around Europe. And charities must be involved in designing replacements – better targeted, more coherent ones – for EU programmes in areas such as employment and skills training.

It’s going to be a much busier couple of months for charity campaigners than we were expecting, but as always an election provides an excellent opportunity to make the case for the changes we want to see, and to make sure that the voice of charities is heard loud and clear.