Job Vacancy; Christchurch Youth & Community Centre – Youth & Play Worker – Closing 23rd August 2019

Christchurch Youth & Community Centre are looking for a Youth & Play Worker.

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE JOB

To provide information, advice and support to children and young people aged 3-19, including one to one work, group work and structured programmes in response to children and young people’s needs and development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct work with young people (YOUTH);

  • To develop effective curriculum
  • To deliver face to face information sessions with a structured environment both formal and informal
  • To support young people to gain accredited awards and outcomes
  • To support young people in action planning to enable them to take step by step approach to problem solving
  • To work alongside young people to ensure they are seen as partners in the planning and delivery of sessions
  • To provide support and advocacy to young people as and when required
  • To attend and participate in residential and outdoor pursuits activities

Direct work with children (after school club)

  • To develop an effective curriculum in response to EYFS Frame work and Every Child Matters.
  • To deliver face to face informative sessions within a structured play environment both formally and informally.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate sessions in response to children’s needs and development

Recruitment Pack:

Job Description
Job Application

Closing date – 23rd August 2019
Interviews – 30th August 2019

Please return all applications to Sarah; s.willis@ccycc.org or for more information contact 07710457599.

 

Job Vacancies at St Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre – Closing Thurs 30th August 2019

St Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre
Job Role:
Development Worker
Salary:
£19,921 P.A.
Hours:
30 hours per week

To work within the Community Resilience Project. This is funded by the Lottery Community Fund.



St Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre
Job Role:
Debt Advisor
Salary:
£16,293 P.A.
Hours: 
28 hours per week – 9am to 5pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

To work within the Community Resilience Project. This is funded by the Lottery Community Fund.



Closing date:  5.00pm, Friday 30th August 2019
Interviews will take place on Thursday 5th September

Please contact Debbie or Joy for an application pack at Stleonards60@yahoo.co.uk or ring 0151 933 1300

 

Job Vacancy: VOLA Admin Officer – New Futures Project – Closing 12noon, Friday 6th September 2019

Admin Officer – New Futures Project (VOLA)
Salary:  £17,772 – NJC point 17
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Location: Burlington House, Crosby Rd North, L22 0LG
Responsible To: Project Manager (VOLA Consortium Manager)



New Futures
is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and co-financed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

The post-holder must be prepared to work flexible hours, in line with the requirements of the post. This may involve some evening and occasional weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be granted subject to the organisation’s policies and procedures and prior line manager agreement.

The post-holder will be expected to adopt a mature and common sense approach to this arrangement.

Job Purpose:

  • To support the project’s Finance & Monitoring team in maintaining project monitoring systems.  The primary, but not exclusive focus of the role will be on the maintenance of participant (i.e. learner) tracking records (hard copy and computer.
  • To provide administrative and clerical support to the Project Management Team and to be the first point of contact for dealing with general enquiries relating to the New Futures project.

Closing date: Friday 6th September 2019
Interviews: Thursday 12th September 2019

Downloads:

Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF
Application Form (Word/ PDF
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application form and return it to recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk no later than 12noon on Friday 6th September 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th September 2019.

Sefton Young Advisors are Recruiting! Closing Friday 27th September 2019

Sefton CVS wants to appoint new members to its team of Young Advisors, who help local organisations to understand the interests of young people, and how to get their message across to them in a more youth-friendly way.

In this paid position for 15 to 21-year-olds, the Young Advisors are trained to act as consultants, speaking out for young people to ensure that their thoughts and feelings are considered when decisions are taken that affect them.

They also help organisations to ‘youth proof’ the way they operate, and to attract and maintain the interest of young people in their work.

Major research and consultation projects carried out by the Young Advisors in the past have focused on issues including youth mental health, child sexual exploitation and how to tackle anti-social behaviour.


The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 27th September 2019.

Group Interview: Week Commencing 7th October 2019 (TBC)
Interviews: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019
Pre-Residential Training: Saturday 26th October 2019
Training Residential (3 Days): Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November 2019

*Please note successful candidates will need to be available to attend the Pre-Residential Training and 3 Day Training Residential.

YAs recruit

Due to the nature of the role and our recruitment process, please note that there is sometimes a delay in between us receiving your application form and contacting you for interview.

We DO NOT accept CV’s.

Recruitment Pack (Click to download – word doc.)
Application Form
Job Description
Guidance Notes
Disability Confident Form
Criminal Convictions Declaration (DBS Required)

All applicants should look at the Guidance Notes to help them fill in this form.  Assistance can be given when completing your application – just get in touch with the team.

More Information

Jo Lee
Sefton Young Advisors Team Lead
Email: young.advisors@seftoncvs.org.uk
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 223

Website: Sefton Young Advisors
Twitter: @SeftonYAs

Job Vacancies with SWACA – Closing 23rd August 2019

SWACA – Adult Caseworker
Hours: Part-time – 21 hours per week
Salary:  £22,958 (full-time equivalent) – pro rata

A committed and skilled practitioner is required to support our existing team in providing a direct service to Women who have experienced Domestic Abuse.

The post is based at SWACA’s Centre in Knowsley Road, Bootle, although the post-holder will be expected to deliver services in other locations across the borough of Sefton.

A relevant qualification, together with an excellent understanding of the issue of Domestic Abuse, and its impact on Women and Children, is required.

Application packs can be downloaded from the SWACA website at: www.swaca.com/news-release/

Completed forms can be emailed to: recruitment@swaca.com

Closing date: 23rd August 2019
Candidates shortlisted to be advised by: 29th August 2019
Interviews to be held on: 5th September 2019

 This post is restricted to women applicants only under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 


SWACA – Children / Young Person’s Worker
Hours: Part-time – 21hours per week
Salary: £22,958 (full-time equivalent) – pro rata

A committed and skilled practitioner is required to support our existing team in providing a direct service to Children and Young People who have experienced Domestic Abuse.

The post is based at SWACA’s Centre in Knowsley Road, Bootle, although the post-holder will be expected to deliver services in other locations across the borough of Sefton.

A relevant qualification, together with an excellent understanding of the issue of Domestic Abuse, and its impact on Women and Children, is required.

Application packs can be downloaded from the SWACA website at: www.swaca.com/news-release/

Completed forms can be emailed to: recruitment@swaca.com

Closing date: 23rd August 2019
Candidates shortlisted to be advised by: 29th August 2019
Interviews to be held on: 3rd September 2019

Job Vacancy; Community Cook at St Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre – Closing Thurs 15th August

St Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre
Job Role: Community Cook
Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £12,480 p.a.


We are looking for a Community Cook to join our team at St. Leonard’s Youth & Community Centre. Please contact Debbie or Joy for an application pack at: stleonards60@yahoo.co.uk or call 0151 933 1300

Closing date is Thursday 15th August 2019

Interviews will take place on Thursday 22nd August 2019

Job Vacancy: Tenancy Sustainment Worker with Sefton Supported Housing Group (closing date: 12noon Monday 8th July)

Sefton Supported Housing Group (SSHG) is seeking applications for Two Tenancy Sustainment Workers to work across a number of temporary accommodation settings in the Sefton area. The posts will be employed by our partner providers, Excel Housing Solutions and Venus Charity.

SSHG is an organisation that promotes a work life balance to ensure staff are productive and remain motivated in their objective. Working 33 hrs per week, you will be required to have a flexible approach to your hours to meet your own personal commitments and the commitments of your clients.

Working with clients who are ready for move on to independent accommodation but may be prevented due to lack of opportunity, you will be required to find them suitable accommodation and provide support to clients to set up and manage their property until they are able to manage it independently.

Applicants will have a positive attitude, be confident, assertive, innovate and be able to establish a good rapport with clients and other professionals quickly. You must be able to work alone and be self motivated. Your role will require you to establish positive relationships with Registered Social Landlords, Landlords from the Private Sector, and local lettings agents.

Applicants must have general knowledge of the Property Pool Process and knowledge of the Welfare System (Benefits and Housing Benefit). Knowledge of Mainstay is desirable. A full clean driving licence is preferable.

Please note that two positions are available in two separate organisations.  For further information please go to:

www.excelhousingsolutions.com refer to the jobs section within the website.

For Venus Charity please email: recruitment@venuscharity.org

Job Vacancy: Youth Work Co-ordinator with Parenting 2000 (closing Monday 15th July 2019)

Parenting 2000 is a Sefton based  Charity established in 1993, we deliver  a number of services to improve the lives of  families, children and young people 

We have an vacancy for a youth Co-ordinator to lead our Alchemy Youth Service 

Job Purpose:  To provide, targeted support for Young People at risk to themselves or others. To develop services within the Crosby/Southport Youth Centres and to deploy and manage sessional staff and volunteers, to support the universal services within the area. 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • To take day to day responsibility for ensuring that the Alchemy Youth  service meets the needs of the commissioners, young people and local community
  • Work closely with Children’s Services, Youth Providers and other partner agencies and to attend Youth Providers meetings and other relevant meetings and events.
  • Work proactively with those Young People that are difficult to engage, using a variety of methods, in order to gain their trust and support them to address their issues going the extra mile to achieve this.
  • Create bespoke programmes of activity for vulnerable Young People in partnership with other organisations
  • To develop volunteering programmes that includes opportunities for Young People to develop their leadership skills. 

Minimum Qualifications:  Youth and Community Qualification, Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent – or demonstrable evidence of delivery at an equivalent level. 

Experience & Skills:

  • Experience of working with young people aged 11 – 19 years, including those displaying challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of leading and supervising staff and volunteers in a youth club work setting.
  • Knowledge of effective youth work and experience of working with service users in groups and as individuals

Working Pattern:  25 hours per week. There is an expectancy that workers will be available to work on at least 4 evenings per week as well as occasional weekend work.  The pattern of the remaining hours will be between Monday to Friday as agreed with a flexible approach for which time off in lieu 

Salary£23,900 pro rata,  plus Company Pension
Closing date:  Monday 15th July 2019

Job Description/Person Spec.
Application Form & Guidance Notes
Equal Opportunities Form & Equality and Diversity Statement

Closing date for applications is Monday 15 July 2019

Completed forms must be returned by email or post to: Head Office, Parenting 2000, Crosby Youth & Community Centre, 58 Coronation Road, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 5RQ.
Email: admin@parenting2000.org.uk

Job Vacancy: Community Builder with the L30 Community Centre (closing Monday 22nd July)

The L30 Communtiy Centre are looking for someone who can get alongside the Netherton community whilst it builds.

For the last two years we have been working in Netherton, thanks to funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, on developing asset based community development approaches across the area.  The focus on what’s strong rather than what’s wrong has enabled this community to begin to discover and connect what is already there.  In the last few months, the buds have started to flower and community members have stepped up to take the lead.  They want to see a village where neighbours get together and look out for each other, they want to see local businesses supported and growing; they want a village where children, young people and adults who are on the edge feel a sense of belonging.

They need a special person to support their growing vision.  Someone who can get alongside, steward and serve whilst walking backwards.  They are looking for someone who loves their village as much as they do.  Anyone who applies for the role from the village and meets the requirements will automatically be offered an interview.

We know that this is a long term role.  We know that we only have two years Lottery funding left at the moment.  We have hope and believe that this work will continue (believe not guarantee!).

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of something special in Netherton.  In addition to support from The National Lottery Community Fund the area is also a Big Local area. Local people are keen to create a legacy. Can you help them do it?  Do you want to see if you have the gifts, skills and passion that we are looking for?

For an application pack please contact rene.martin@l30communitycentre.org.uk

For an informal discussion please email angela@ripens.co.uk to arrange.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd July 2019. 

Satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure and references are required if successful at interview.

The L30 Community Centre is based on the Sefton Estate in Netherton and sits under the umbrella of Fun4Kidz.

Registered office: L30 Community Centre, Stonyfield, Netherton, L30 0QS. Company Limited by Guarantee: 4201603. Registered Charity: 1091549

Job Vacancies; Housing First Recruitment

Housing First Team Recruitment

Date posted: 26/03/2019
Closing date: 15 April, 2019 4:00 pm
Hours per week: 35.00
Salary: Various
Location: No.1 Mann Island, L3 1BP
Employment type: Full Time
Contract type: Fixed Term for 18 Months


On behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority; 

Job Description:

HOUSING FIRST TEAMS
Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
Homelessness Strategy Team

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is pulling together a team of exceptional individuals with the passion to deliver on our vision of supporting people out of Homelessness by developing a Housing First service across the city region.

Central government has allocated £7.7million to the Liverpool City Region to help tackle homelessness. The Housing First pilot will be delivered in conjunction with existing programmes throughout the city region and will help complement steps already being taken by councils and their partners. It will allow the testing of the Housing First models at a scale that could make a significant difference in providing support to homeless people.

Housing First is an internationally evidence-based approach, which uses independent, stable housing as a platform to enable individuals to begin recovery and move away from homelessness.

Through the provision of intensive, flexible and person-centred support, people are supported to maintain their home. Unlike other supported housing models, individuals do not need to prove they are ready for independent housing, or progress through a series of accommodation and treatment services. There are no conditions placed on them, other than a willingness to maintain a tenancy agreement, and Housing First is designed to provide long-term, open-ended support for their on-going needs.

We are now looking for outstanding people to form the first Housing First support teams in the Liverpool City Region to deliver this vital piece of work. The positions available are:

Housing First Operational Manager – £35,964 – £39,303 (On-call allowance £1300)

Housing First Senior Support Worker x 3 posts – £28,977 – £34,918 (On-call allowance £1700)

Housing First Support Workers x 12 posts – £26105 – £27,865 (Shift allowance £3263 plus weekend allowance)

We want people who are passionate and committed to ending homelessness across the Liverpool City Region. The success of this ambitious programme of delivery and system change will rely on us building a team of knowledgeable, skilled and driven people to deliver this work. The Homelessness Strategy Team is committed to ensuring that people with lived experience are at the heart of everything we do. We recognise that people who have overcome difficulties in their lives may have gaps in their employment history, periods of homelessness and involvement with the criminal justice system. We will adopt an understanding approach to the circumstances of applicant’s past lives in order to ensure that a troubled past does not become an unnecessary barrier to employment within Housing First services.

All posts will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

There will be an information evening on Monday 8th April for interested candidates. If you wish to find our more information on the above roles please join us from 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm on a drop in basis at our offices at No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP.

The roles will initially be for 18 months on a fixed term contract. We however we envisage that the successful candidates will champion the development of the model into the longer term commissions and there is the possibility that staff could be part of a planned transition to commissioned providers.

Interviews will be held between 22nd April – 30th April 2019

For full details please visit;
https://www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk/governance/vacancies/

Completed application forms should be sent to;
recruitment@liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk

Closing date: 15th April 2019


Documents:
This information can be provided in alternative formats on request

Job Vacancies at Sefton Carers Centre

Sefton Carers Centre have a number of exciting new opportunities to join them and provide valuable services. They are also seeking to recruit a new Trustee to Sefton Carers Centre Board.

Completed Applications and Monitoring Forms can then be emailed to
rachel.fripp@carers.sefton.gov.uk by the relevant closing date, or return via post to:

Rachel Fripp, Head of Performance & HR
Sefton Carers Centre, 27-37 South Road, Waterloo, L22 5PE



Parent Carer Development Worker

Salary: £12,444 per annum
Terms: 0.6 FTE, 21 hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Friday 12th April 2019

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Living Well Sefton – Support Worker
Salary: £12,444 per annum
Terms: 0.6 FTE, 21hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 15th April 2019

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Living Well Sefton – Support Worker & Frontline
Salary: £16,593 per annum
Terms: 0.8 FTE, 28hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 15th April 2019

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Welfare Benefits Advisor
Salary: £10,370 per annum
Terms: 0.5 FTE, 17.5hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 16th April 2019

Read more …

Personal Health Budget – Lead
Salary: £32,096 per annum
Terms: Fulltime post, 35 hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2019

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Personal Health Budget – Advisor
Salary: £22,890 per annum
Terms: Fulltime post, 35 hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2019

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Personal Health Budget – Payroll & Monitoring Worker
Salary: £18,311 per annum
Terms: part-time post 28 hrs/week
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2019

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Personal Health Budget Advocate – Two posts (employed by Sefton Advocacy)
Salary & Terms: 1 x Fulltime £24,072 per annum
1 x 17.5 hrs/week £12,036 per annum
Closing Date: 5pm, Monday 22nd April 2019

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Trustee (Volunteer)

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Job Vacancies: Help to Claim Adviser (x 2) with Citizens Advice Sefton (closing 5pm, 21st February 2019)

Citizens Advice is set to deliver a new service called “Universal Support: Help to Claim” which offers end-to-end support to help people make a new Universal Credit claim and be ready for when their first payment arrives.

Job Vacancy: High Intensity User and Reablement Co-ordinator, Full-time (closing 5pm, Monday 17th September)

Sefton CVS in partnership with South Sefton CCG and Southport and Formby CCG will deliver a pilot project working directly with Sefton residents who are using urgent care services inappropriately.

Salary: £28,485
Location: Based at Sefton CVS Burlington House however the post is borough wide and will require some travel
Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive, Sefton CVS

This role is fixed term for 18 months.

Job Purpose: 

The post holder will manage a team of ‘Outreach and Intervention Workers’ who will work with ‘high intensity users’ to reduce the number of emergency ambulance calls and unscheduled care interactions. The ‘Outreach and Intervention Workers’ will focus on positive behaviour change addressing those issues that are contributing to residents utilising care services inappropriately.

The post holder will also manage a team of ‘Reablement Health and Wellbeing Trainers’ working as part of the ‘Virtual Ward’..  The focus of reablement is on helping older people “to do for themselves” in their own home rather than “doing it for” them.  Reablement is about supporting adults to achieve maximum independence and regain the skills and confidence they may have lost as a result of poor health or as a consequence of having spent a period of time in hospital.

Downloads:
Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF)

Application Form (Word PDF)
Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF)
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Monday 17th September 2018.

Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th September 2018. Please note: candidates must be available to attend interview. 

All completed applications and for any enquiries, please email recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk.

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

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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.