Job Vacancy; Citizens Advice Sefton Money Adviser – Closing 27th June 2018

Citizens Advice Sefton

Role: Money Adviser – Money Advice Team
Location:  Sefton (based in Southport)
Salary:  £23,398 – £24,790
Hours:  35 hours per week
Pension: 7% Employer contribution
Annual leave: 28 days plus bank holidays


Sefton CAB are looking for an experienced Money Adviser to join our Money Advice team.  Ideally, you will be an approved Debt Relief Order Intermediary, and will be accredited with the Money Advice Service but if not then you should be willing to undertake the training required.

You will be someone who enjoys working within a busy environment and working holistically with colleagues to provide the support people need who are experiencing debt problems in Sefton.

For more information visit seftoncab.org.uk/jobs or email recruitment@seftoncab.org.uk or telephone 0151 282 5650 Ext 108

Closing date for applications: 27th June 2018 (5pm)

Interviews: 5th July 2018

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About Citizens Advice Sefton

Application Form – Money Advisor

Money Adviser Job Description

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Job Vacancy; Women’s Mental Health Recovery Practitioner (Crosby Women’s Service) – Closing 8th June 2018

Job Role: Women’s Mental Health Recovery Practitioner (Crosby Women’s Service)
Salary: £16,781.74 p.a.
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week Shift pattern Days / Waking nights


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated person to join Imagines’ Specialist Service portfolio.

Working as part of a team supporting women who have been discharged from secure services and have severe and enduring mental health diagnoses; this position provides specialist input to empower women to continue on their journey to independence and support them to achieve their full potential. The service delivered is a psychologically informed and therapeutically driven environment that puts women at the heart of their own recovery.

The ideal candidate will have experience of women’s support, forensic or mental health services and a willingness to engage with the extensive training programme provided.

The successful candidate will be provided with a standard five-day induction course along with a comprehensive package of specialist training. The candidate will be trained to deliver a service based on the principals of Cognitive Analytical Therapy and supervised monthly by our psychotherapist to ensure a consistently high-level of informed practice.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a positive mindset to recovery and inclusion and is looking for an opportunity to part of a team committed to outstanding person centred delivery. In return Imagine offer development opportunities across the UK, exposure to well-coordinated multi-disciplinary team working (including our collaborative team approach with CPNs and Psychiatrists) and the opportunity to work in a well resourced, well respected supportive team environment.

These posts are open to female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine Occupational qualification under the Equality Act 2010.

To apply and for more information visit; www.imagineindependence.org.uk/vacancy/womens-mental-health-recovery-practitioner-crosbys-womens-service/

Closing date for applications:
08.06.18

Completed application forms are to be returned by no later than the closing date/time by email to ldanson@imaginementalhealth.org.uk

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.