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Wrexham Hospital League of Friends Seek Volunteers

Wrexham Hospital League of Friends Seek Volunteers - Ongoing

The Wrexham Hospital League of Friends are looking for Volunteers to take our Sweets  and Drinks Trolley around the wards in the Maelor Hospital a couple of hours in the morning once a week


For further information please contact Mr Trevor Jones Volunteers Co-ordinator  on 725051 or 07503780803


Autism Initivatives – Support Worker Vacancy

Autism Initivatives - Support Worker Vacancy


Employer Partner Vacancy – Closing Date 28th May

Employer Partner Vacancy - Closing Date 28th May






We’re taking SME’s in Wales on a culture change journey towards gender equality…want to join our team?

The opportunity
In the role of Employer Partner, you’ll spend the majority of time meeting with businesses getting to understand the business goals, drivers and ambitions. You’ll use your knowledge of HR, organisational development, equality, diversity and modern working practices to support your client’s to attract, retain, develop and inspire an inclusive culture.

Employer Partner – Office base Colwyn Bay.
£29,463 per annum pro rata.
Part-time or full-time considered (21 hours – 35 hours)

This role is offered on a fixed term contract until 31st March 2018.
Secondment opportunities also welcome.

Psst …You may think we just recruit women but we definitely don’t. We pride ourselves in Chwarae Teg on being an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from anyone excited by and experienced for this role.

This role presents a great opportunity to use your coaching, influencing and communication skills to help businesses move towards greater gender equality. The ability to converse in the Welsh language would also bring an added benefit to both our team and clients. It’s not essential though.

You’ll be spending a significant proportion of your time out and about, meeting businesses. You’ll be fully kited out with equipment so you can do the job anywhere, at any time.

Why Chwarae Teg?
Naturally, we offer a competitive benefits package (more about that later) and more importantly, you’ll get a great buzz from contributing to our vision every day whilst working with a talented team of people. You’ll also be joining a dynamic and forward thinking charity that is ambitious and relentless in creating a Wales where women can achieve and prosper.

Want to know more?
Visit our website to apply http://www.cteg.org.uk/about-us/chwarae-teg-careers/
To find out more about the Employer Programme visit http://www.agilenation2.org.uk/for-employers/

Closing date: 23.59pm Sunday 28th May.
Interview date: Week commencing 5th June.

Want to talk to someone? Give Gemma a call on 07950 492 103

All Wales BME Engagement Programme – Regional Coordinators

Regional Coordinators - Closing Date 1st June


Job Description

Job Title:                  Regional Coordinator* (There will be four Regional Coordinators for each of 4 regions: South West Wales; Central South Wales; South East Wales; Mid & North Wales)

Hours of Work:       17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE)

Salary:                       £10,000 per annum (£20,000 per annum pro rata)

Responsible to:      All Wales BME Engagement Policy, Research & Influencing Officer


Responsible for:

Aims of the Post

  1. To support the delivery of the All Wales BME Engagement Programme according to the project plan
  2. To engage with, represent and empower BME people living in the designated region
  3. To coordinate a Regional BME Network of relevant individuals and organisations within the designated region
  4. To develop partnerships with potential BME Champion Organisations in Local Authorities in the designated region working with key partners to support the project aims

Principal Accountabilities and Main Duties

  1. To engage widely with BME individuals and organisations in the designated region
  2. Deliver face to face support for BME people in the region giving practical advice and support on issues, and signposting to specialist agencies including Benefits agencies, housing providers
  3. Offer telephone or email-based support and advice to BME individuals living across Wales.
  4. To establish a regional BME Network in the designated region with diverse representation of BME Individuals and organisations and chair and facilitate regular meetings of the network.
  5. Invite mainstream service providers (e.g Police, Housing Providers, etc) to deliver information and awareness sessions to BME people via Local engagement events
  6. Work in partnership with existing advice providers (e.g Citizens Advice Bureaux) to ensure their services are accessible and to establish effective referral routes
  7. To work with the wider team to facilitate consultation responses by BME individuals, organising events and inviting oral or written contributions, ensuring that all access requirements are met.
  8. To identify local BME Champion Organisations in each Local Authority of the designated region and work with that organisation to deliver monthly advice and engagement events for BME people
  9. To identify and support Policy Leads from each BME Regional Network to feed into key WG stakeholder groups including key policy areas of: Education, Tackling Poverty, Family Support, Community Safety
  10. To collate and share evidence from regional & local project activity to the Policy Office and wider project team
  11. To work with the wider project team to deliver training to and work with statutory groups including EHRC, Wales Commissioners, WLGA, WCVA and NHS CEHR with particular regard to tackling racism and hate crime, poverty and ethnicity and BME access to health and mental healthcare
  12. To work collaboratively with other third sector organisations and key public sector bodies to highlight issues and provide advice and information on race equality.
  13. Engage with specific groups with highest known poverty levels e.g. Somali, Bangladeshi, Afro-Caribbean to identify ways of mitigating impact of poverty and share learning at Seminars and Conferences
  14. To help organise regional Seminars and National Conferences to share learning and highlight issues from local and regional groups.
  15. To help identify and address barriers to participation in public life for people from BME communities
  16. To contribute to the BME Mentoring, Leadership & Public Life Programme to be delivered through the project
  17. To represent EYST and the All Wales BME Engagement project as appropriate at local, regional and national networks, events and meetings, and work effectively with other organisations as required.
  18. To assist with delivering training and awareness sessions on race equality awareness and related topics as required.
  19. To contribute local evidence and data relevant to BME communities to the Policy Officer and the wider project team.
  20. To present regular progress reports to the project team and EYST Senior Management as required.
  21. To ensure that the project promotes and reflects equality of opportunity at all levels
  22. To ensure that EYST Safeguarding, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities and all other relevant policies are implemented
  23. To carry out any other duties that may from time to time be required

Person Specification

  1. At least one years’ experience of working with BME communities, preferably in Wales
  2. A good level of education and preferably a degree
  3. Specific knowledge and experience of the issues faced by diverse ethnic minority communities in Wales
  4. Able to work independently as well as good team-working skills
  5. Good written and verbal communication skills
  6. Ability to represent EYST at meetings, seminars and conferences as required
  7. Experience of developing partnerships and building relationships with a range of stakeholders including statutory and voluntary organisations
  8. Experience of planning, recording, monitoring and evaluation of projects/ programmes
  9. Experience of delivering training
  10. Understanding and commitment to equal opportunities
  11. Self-motivated and able to work to deadlines and under pressure
  12. Ability to travel across the designated Region, as well as occasional travel across Wales, including some overnight stays
  13. Advanced IT skills including Email, Powerpoint, Word, Excel

To download job application form please click here

Please see attached for the Job Description and Person Specification for this role. To apply please complete and return the attached application form to director@eyst.org.uk by 5pm Thursday 1st June 2017.

Stonewall Cymru Work Placements

Stonewall Cymru Work Placements

Stonewall are looking for LGBT candidates aged 16-25 to undertake a week of volunteer work experience with one of our Diversity Champions in Wales.

People perform better when they can be themselves, and through our Work Placements Programme, lesbian, gay, bi and trans young people will receive support from a mentor to improve their confidence, learn new skills and gain valuable experience of working with an LGBT-friendly employer.
Past organisations who have hosted placements include:

  • Welsh Government
  • National Assembly for Wales
  • Cardiff University
  • New Law Solicitors
  • Office of National Statistics

Stonewall would like to invite any LGBT young person to apply, no matter their experience, and would particularly welcome applications from young people who are not in employment, education or training. Successful applicants will then be matched with a workplace based on their interests, and the experience they hope to gain.

Community Liaison Worker

Community Liaison Worker



Reporting to the Project Manager, the Community Liaison will be responsible for building and developing links and partnerships with local schools, organisations and community groups, and building the reputation of the EEA and Outlook Meadow for delivering professional services.



The Community Liaison will

  • Be responsible for agreeing, developing and delivering collaborations with groups and individuals that wish to link with the EEA, use the facilities at Outlook Meadow and Woodland, or become involved in one of our funded projects or programmes.
  • Manage the volunteers, children and young people involved in the project to hand and ensure that all visits are planned and fully understood by all concerned.
  • Communicate the objectives and content of all sessions within the project to hand, ensuring that all equipment, personnel and facilities are available at each session.
  • Represent the EEA and Outlook Meadow at relevant meetings or sessions within Wrexham, Flintshire and the surrounding areas. Working with the Project Development Director, Project Manager and others, he or she will ensure that the EEA’s reputation for delivering quality projects, both on time and to an excellent standard is maintained.
  • Balance, at all times, the cost of attending a meeting, against the potential benefit and make it clear to all concerned that the EEA and Outlook Meadow and Woodland are not charities and have to cover costs.  

Skills Requirements:

The Community Liaison MUST:

  • Have a strong network of contacts within the educational/community sector of Wrexham and Flintshire
  • Have a good understanding of the financial constraints of schools, colleges and other educational establishments
  • Have experience of working in the training, development or ‘third’ sectors.
  • Have enthusiasm for social enterprise and the charitable focus of the EEA.
  • Be a good team player and enjoy the challenge of delivering projects both well and on time
  • Have a clean DBS record
  • Demonstrate these skills at a strong level:
  • Planning and prioritising
  • Problem solving
  • Innovative thinking
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Team-working

The Community liaison SHOULD have:

  • Proven experience of working in the educational or developmental field
  • Proven experience of working with children, young people and the disadvantaged.
  • Proven experience of working with local authorities, social enterprise and/or the NHS.
  • A valid ‘clean’ driving full driving licence


It is expected that the selected candidate will have good verbal, literacy, numeracy and computer skills.

Successful candidates will be expected to have the following qualifications, or obtain them within 6 months:

  • First Aid
  • First Aid (Outdoor adventure)
  • Food handling and hygiene
  • Forest School Leader (Grade 3)
  • Health and Safety Risk Assessment Level2)

Successful candidates will be encouraged to improve their qualifications in the following fields:

  • Child safeguarding
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Leading on safeguarding 

Important note

This position, as with all positions within the EEA, is a flexible and varied position that can be part time, or paired with another project to become full time. It can be job shared between 2 people and can be on a salaried basis, or on a sessional basis, all by negotiation. Under agreed circumstances, this position can be taken on a total or part voluntary basis with some or all of the salary being deferred or not taken.


The EEA is an equal opportunities employer and also has a multi-cultural and diversity policy. All positions within the EEA are advertised openly and are open to both existing staff members, volunteers, sessional workers and the general public. Selection will be on the basis of the Skills outlined above, and on those criteria only.


Carer Support Workers – Ongoing

Carer Support Workers - Ongoing

Basic CMYK


We are seeking to recruit Carer Support Workers in the Wrexham area. Car owner essential. Mileage allowance, holiday pay and enhanced rates of pay for evenings and weekends.

For more information please go to: www.nwcrossroads.org.uk

Or contact Carers Trust North Wales, Head Office 01492 542212

Self-employed Sessional Workers required

Vacancy details


The Domestic Abuse Safety Unit, Flintshire, is recruiting self-employed, experienced sessional workers to cover staff holidays. Information about the projects we manage can be found on our website which is: www.dasuflintshire.org

DASU is a specialised organisation that supports women and men experiencing domestic abuse – preference will be given to applications from people with experience of working within a similar organisation. Competitive rates of pay. Enhanced DBS check necessary before work can commence.

For further information and/or application form please contact Rachael Roberts on 01244 830436 or by email to dasu@btconnect.com

Youth and Community Organiser (Maternity cover) – TCC (Together Creating Communities)

Youth and Community Organiser (Maternity Cover) - Closing Date 2nd June

Autism Initiatives vacancies

Autism Initiatives Vacancies - On-going

Autism Initiatives jobs

Sessional Play Workers

Vacancy details


Groundwork North Wales are recruiting for a bank of Sessional Play Workers based in their Wrexham office to provide ad-hoc support to deliver the Holiday Club and Sustainable Play programme.

Hours: Casual, as and when required, including evening and weekend work

Salary: £7.50 per hour

These roles will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.

For further information please download the person specification and/or contact Aaron Jones, Senior Play Worker on 01978 757524

To apply for a Sessional Play Worker position, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable and how you meet the requirements of the person specification to jane.williams@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Groundwork is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Tenovus Cancer Cancer Care vacancies



Volunteer van driver



Share are looking for a part time volunteer van driver. The person would have to be physically able as the role would also involve moving aid and some furniture. Although this is a volunteer role there is the possibility that it could become a paid role in the future. Full clean driving licence essential.

For more information, contact: share_lowri@hotmail.com

(Cymraeg) Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol a Chwsmeriaid

Sorry, this entry is only available in Welsh.

Good Neighbour Volunteers



Location: Wrexham

Hours: Flexible – Hours to be arranged between volunteer and service user.

Good Neighbours volunteers are needed to visit older people at home. Tasks may include carrying out safe, warm and well checks, chatting to them and offering regular friendly, social contact.

This is an ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends, to develop your skills and experience and contribute to the work of the Royal Voluntary Service by enriching the lives of older people and helping them get the best from life.

You’ll need to have a friendly personality, an understanding of the needs of older people with the ability to observe and identify areas of concern. You’ll have good communication and listening skills with a non-judgmental attitude towards an individual’s circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality.

Training will be provided and you will be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.

Please contact Gill Taylor on 07714898678 or email on gillian.taylor@royalvoluntaryservice,org.uk

Voluntary opportunity for Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committee (VAPC)

Vacancy Details


Veterans UK (formerly the Veterans Agency and War Pensions Agency) are a Department of the Ministry of Defence which provides essential support services to the armed forces and veterans including:

  • allowances
  • pensions
  • compensation payments to those injured or bereaved through service
  • 1 to 1 veterans welfare support

The Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee (VAPC) is an independent body which acts as a bridge to:

– act as advocates for implementing the Armed Forces Covenant and associated measures at a local level.
– advise and guide UK Veterans of their rights and where to turn in the complex world of government pensions and other allowances.
listen to complaints when things go wrong and, where we can, help to sort them out.

– assist Veterans in obtaining help from the appropriate ex-service charity or government department.

I am the Focal Point within the Veterans UK tasked with assisting the VAPCs with recruitment issues. VAPC Chairmen and Members are Public appointments approved by the Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves  and Personnel. The posts are voluntary but Travelling expenses and loss of earnings are payable. For those interested in applying for the roles this is a fantastic opportunity to play a central role in promoting the interests and welfare of Veterans and their families.

The posts are currently being advertised on both the Public Appointments and the Cabinet Office websites and will close on 15 May 2015. However, it is in the interests of each Committee to advertise as widely as possible in order attract a range of candidates from a variety of different backgrounds which is why I would be grateful for your assistance in publicising these locally. Maybe your Armed Forces Community Covenant Boards/Champions would be able to assist. If you could also forward the adverts to any of your acquaintances (please see links below) who you think may be interested and who would fit the person specification that would be helpful.

Public Appointments website – Chair advert

Public Appointments website – Member advert

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Kerry Wright
Vets UK Business and Partnership Manager
Veterans UK
Ministry of Defence

We would like to hear your views on the service that you have received today from Veterans UK.  Please select this link to leave feedback.

Room 6406| Tomlinson House | Norcross| Thornton Cleveleys | FY5 3WP|
01253 332699|
Internal email: DBS Vets-Head-Coord
External Email: DBSVets-Head-Coord@mod.uk

Volunteer Home Befriender – Wrexham (Flexible daytime)



About Deafblind UK

Our vision – is that people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss should have equal rights, access and opportunities as all other citizens within society.

Mission – Deafblind UK is an organisation of and for people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss. We will champion the rights and interests of all people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and will deliver quality services to support individuals to have autonomy and control over their lives.

About the opportunity:

Do you have 1 hour to spare each week?

Would you like top make a difference in someone’s life?

Why not become a Volunteer?

Our member is a war veteran living with his wife.

His hearing is very poor and he is unable to communicate via the telephone, but is contactable through his wife.

His mobility is ok for short distances. He is a quiet and modest man with a gentle sense of humour.

His favourite past time is making model steam trains. He used to have a home workshop where he used to do this.

He is no longer able to do this unaided but would like a Volunteer who has a similar interest that could assist him to start doing this again.

There may be model railway social clubs in the local area that he and the Volunteer could visit together.

Our member communicates with clear speech.

What will be required:

We are looking for committed, reliable and encouraging volunteers for this role. You will need to complete an application on our website, online DBS and some online training. You will need to be over the age of 18 for some roles.

Contact Details: 

Lianne Santaniello-Chaudoir

Volunteer Home Befriender – Wrexham (1 to 2 hrs p/w)



About Deafblind UK

Our vision – is that people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss should have equal rights, access and opportunities as all other citizens within society.

Mission – Deafblind UK is an organisation of and for people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss. We will champion the rights and interests of all people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and will deliver quality services to support individuals to have autonomy and control over their lives.

About the opportunity:

Do you have 1 hour to spare each week?

Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?

Do you like to meet new people?

Why not become a Volunteer?

Our members are a married couple who both have some mobility issues.

They are interested in travel, history and local events.

The husband is ex-Army and a member of Blind Veteran’s and he attends the centre in Llandudno occasionally.

They are looking for general company and conversation and possibly to be assisted with a visit to the bank once a month.

Both of the members communicate with clear speech.

What will be required:

We are looking for committed, reliable and encouraging volunteers for this role. You will need to complete an application on our website, online DBS and some online training. You will need to be over the age of 18 for some roles.

When: 1-2 hours every Wednesday afternoon.

Contact Details: 

Lianne Santaniello-Chaudoir

Volunteer Home Befriender – Flintshire (1 hr p/w)



About Deafblind UK

Our vision – is that people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss should have equal rights, access and opportunities as all other citizens within society.

Mission – Deafblind UK is an organisation of and for people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss. We will champion the rights and interests of all people who are Deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and will deliver quality services to support individuals to have autonomy and control over their lives.

About the opportunity:

Do you have 1 hour to spare each week?

Would you like top make a difference in someone’s life?

Do you like to meet new people?

Why not become a Volunteer?

Our member has a book read and she is also interested in animals, particularly dogs.

Her sister passed away 1 year ago and she is struggling to come to terms with this. Her son lives close by but she doesn’t see him that often due to his working commitments.

She is unable to get out and about much so doesn’t often leave the house.

She is hoping to get out more with her volunteers assistance and build a friendship.

Our member communicates with clear speech.

What will be required:

We are looking for committed, reliable and encouraging volunteers for this role. You will need to complete an application on our website, online DBS and some online training. You will need to be over the age of 18 for some roles.

Contact Details:

Lianne Santaniello-Chaudoir

Your Space Trustee


Your Space

Your Space, one of Wrexham’s major autism charities, are looking to recruit some new trustees to support its charitable business.

Your Space runs sessions to provide opportunities in arts, sports and a whole variety of activities which children and young people on the autistic spectrum typically find difficult to access in mainstream settings.

As a trustee, your role will be to support the charity to ensure we are achieving the highest standards of opportunities which engage young people in Wrexham and the surrounding counties and encourage and support them in activities where they are safe, learning and having fun.

The trustee roles we are currently recruiting for include:

* Marketing and Publicity Officer;

* Website Technician/ Designer;

* Human Resources Officer;

* Fund-raising team members.

Anyone with any experience or passion for giving a voice and opportunities to those marginalised in society, is particularly invited to get in touch.

Please email yourspacewales@hotmail.co.uk for more information about our charity and to register an interest in working with us in any capacity.

Your Space, Gwersyllt Resource Centre, Second Avenue Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 4ED

Dy Le Di

Tel: 01978 756804

Email: yourspacewales@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.yourspacemarches.co.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1153848 Company no: 8377544

Support Services Operations: Operational Support Grade General

Vacancy Details


Ref: NWP0045-R4

Area: Wales

Business Unit: Berwyn

Band: Band 2


HMP Berwyn, the new 2106 bed prison, currently under construction in Wrexham, will be the largest prison in the UK and the first to be built in North Wales. It is envisaged that it will bring around 1,000 jobs and £23 million a year to the regional economy. The prison will be run by the public sector with 34% of service provision outsourced, including the running of the large industrial workshop complex. In line with NOMS in Wales’ mission to spearhead integration across the whole of the offender journey the operation of the prison will bring together the contributions of the public, voluntary and private sectors to support the reduction of reoffending and offender rehabilitation.

Band 2

Job holders within this Group Profile will carry out a range of activities across key areas to support efficient running of the establishment. They will also be flexibly deployed to provide a range of other support service activities within operational areas of an establishment when required.

This is an operational role that may involve contact with prisoners depending on their area of work within an establishment

Typical tasks associated with this Group Profile include:
-Understand, apply and conform to national and local polices
-Respond appropriately to invoke emergency procedures in line with Local Security Strategy (LSS) and National Security Framework (NSF), utilising knowledge of local contingency plans and the actions required in relation to incidents. Any initial decisions or actions will need to be referred to management for further action.
-Undertake administrative duties relating to area of work as required.

All of the competencies in the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Competency and Qualities Framework are relevant to this group profile. For the purpose of selection the following competencies will be measured:- Leading and Communicating

– Collaborating and Partnering

– Managing a Quality Service

– Achieving a Safe and Secure Environment

Essential Skills, Qualifications, & Accreditation

-Required to undertake a 2 week OSG induction course

Must hold a valid driving licence if there will be a local requirement to drive vehicles. Driving and navigating is an appropriate OSG duty as defined in PSI42/1997, Operational Support Grade: Schedule 3.

Salary, Working Arrangements & Further Information

Some of MoJ’s, including NOMS, terms and conditions of service are changing as part of Civil Service reform. The changes will apply to staff joining MoJ who are new to the Civil Service. Staff joining MoJ from other civil service employers will transfer onto the new MoJ terms if they are already on ‘modernised’ terms in their current post or onto ‘unmodernised’ MoJ terms if they are on ‘unmodernised’ terms at their current post. Details will be available if an offer is made.

Standard working hours for this post are 37 hours per week excluding breaks which are unpaid.

Salary Range
£15,009 to £16,075

NOMS Staff on closed pay structures only:

Additional Conditioned Hours Pensionable (ACHP)

Staff moving from a closed 39 hour pay structure will be eligible for the two protected pensionable additional committed hours (ACHP). They will work a 39 hour week consisting of the standard 37 hour week and a further 2 additional hours (ACHP) paid at plain time pensionable rate.

Unsocial Hours Working

This role requires working regular unsocial hours and a 17% payment will be paid in addition to your basic pay to recognise this. Unsocial hours are those hours outside 0700 – 1900hrs Monday to Friday and include working evening, nights, weekends and Bank / Public holidays.


Annual Leave

-The holiday year runs from 1 March. If you work a non standard work pattern your leave entitlement may be expressed in either hours or days as appropriate. Leave entitlement is calculated on a pro-rata basis and you will be advised of your actual entitlement on appointment. If you were appointed internally and your leave was previously calculated in days, this will continue to be the case.

Bank, Public and Privilege Holidays

-You are entitled to 9 Days (66 hours 36 minutes) in recognition of bank, public and privilege holidays. These hours are added to your annual leave allowance. There is a requirement to work some public and bank holidays subject to your shift pattern and the operational needs of the establishment


-The Civil Service offers a choice of two pension schemes, giving you the flexibility to choose the pension that suits you best.

Work Life Balance

-The Prison Service is keen to encourage alternative working arrangements. Work life balance provides greater opportunities for staff to work more flexibly wherever managers and establishments can accommodate requests to do so. The Prison Service offers flexible working subject to completion of a satisfactory probationary period and NVQ

Season ticket advance

-After two months’ service, you’ll be eligible to apply for a season ticket advance to purchase a quarterly or longer-period season ticket for travel between home and your place of work

Childcare vouchers

-The Prison Service offers a childcare vouchers scheme. The scheme enables staff to take part of their salary in the form of Childcare Vouchers. This is known as a Salary Sacrifice. The vouchers can then be used to help meet the costs of any form of registered or approved childcare for children aged 0-16. The vouchers are exempt from tax and National Insurance contributions


-The Prison Service is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, including areas such as Equality and Diversity, Dealing with Challenging Behaviour, Suicide Prevention and Anti Bullying Programmes

-There are opportunities to access promotion programmes and the Prison Service provide a variety of training appropriate to individual posts

-All staff receive security and diversity training and an individual induction programme into their new roles


All candidates are subject to security and identity checks prior to taking up post
-All external candidates are subject to 6 months probation. Internal candidates are subject to probation if they have not already served a probationary period within NOMS

-All staff are required to declare whether they are a member of a group or organisation which the Prison Service considers to be racist

Civil Service Code

The Civil Service Code, first published in 1996, sets out the core Civil Service values and the standards of behaviour expected of all civil servants in upholding these values.

• Integrity – putting the obligations of public service above personal interests.

• Honesty – being truthful and open.

• Objectivity – basing advice and decisions on rigorous analysis of the evidence.

• Impartiality – acting solely according to the merits of the case and serving governments of different political parties equally well.

To review the Civil Service Code visit: http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/values

Click here to apply for this job

KIM Inspire volunteers required

Volunteering Details


KIM Inspire have a snack bar at Wrexham Maelor and are looking for volunteers to help serve snacks and drinks to medical staff, families and patients.

If you are interested in lending a hand please contact Neil Jones on 01352 872189 or email neiljones901@hotmail.com.

Volunteer Treasurer

Vacancy Details


Cobweb Counselling are looking for a treasurer as the present one needs to resign due to family commitments. This is a purely voluntary role as we have no formal funding at this time. Our money comes only from fundraising and donations.

We would like an experienced treasurer who not only has accounting skills but has had experience in placing funding bids (if possible) and would be prepared to assist Cobweb in the placing of bids.

If you are interested and don’t know about us please visit our website – www.cobwebcounselling.co.uk

If you feel you would like to join our Trustees/Committee  then please either ring Kay Lock, Chairperson for Cobweb on 01978 753704, or send your CV and details in a letter of application to chairperson@cobwebcounselling.co.uk

Volunteer Counsellor Manager

Vacancy Details


Cobweb is a purely voluntary organisation run by volunteers in Wrexham and as such is seeking a person with counselling experience (accredited if possible or at least 400 hours) and who is a member of the BACP to become a voluntary manager for our counsellors.  Do visit our website to learn more about us – www.cobwebcounselling.co.uk

Below are stated our requirements. If you are interested in joining us please email your CV and a letter of application to : Kay Lock Chairperson for Cobweb at chairperson@cobwebcounselling.co.uk

(There is a possibility of this post being funded in the future).

The Manager is required:-

  • To organise the referrals and the rota for the phone referrals.
  • To hold meetings, approximately every two months, with the counsellors where any ideas or concerns can be voiced. To find and secure premises for the meetings. Cobweb will fund this room fee.
  • Communicate and liaise with counsellors and the Committee. Also be available to the counsellors for any organisational issues between meetings.
  • Attend and submit a report of the meetings with the counsellors to the Committee at its meetings.
  • To support the counsellors but this should in no way replace their own supervision. To ascertain that the counsellors are having regular supervision.
  • To keep a record of the hours worked each month by the counsellors, the no-shows, cancelled etc and the type of problems being presented. This information to be given to the Committee during reports of the counsellors meetings.
  • Arrange professional development sessions, as required, with a report being made back to the Committee.  If external professional assistance is required this must be approved by the Committee before arrangements are made.
  • Must bring to the Board’s attention any professional concerns. If of a serious nature, immediate contact must be made with the Chairperson or if unavailable a committee member who will initially deal with the situation calling an emergency meeting if necessary.

Sessional Play Worker

Vacancy Details - (Open closing date)


We are currently recruiting for a bank of Sessional Workers to provide ad-hoc childcare supervision of children aged 8-14 during our Holiday Club.

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people who will support lead staff in our outdoor based holiday club. Applicants must easily relate to children and young people and ensure their safety and respect for each other as well as making sure they have fun.  Activities are based in an outdoor setting (woodland/meadow) and are designed to encourage children to be adventurous and develop confidence.

Hours: Casual, as and when required.
Salary: £7.50 per hour
Location: Wrexham

These roles will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.

For further information please download the Person Specification and/or contact Shanone Towers, on 01978 757524.

To apply for a Sessional Play Worker position, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you feel you would be suitable and how you meet the requirements of the person specification to jane.williams@groundworknorthwales.org.uk

Groundwork is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Bilingual Information Officer

Vacancy Details


Do you want play a role in our 5 year project that will change the way young people with a learning disability / difficulty including Autistic spectrum disorder contribute to the workforce in Wales?

Funded by the Big Lottery, Learning Disability Wales are leading a consortium of organisations to deliver the Engage to Change project. These include supported employment agencies ELITE and Agoriad, the international internship programme Project SEARCH, self advocacy organisation All Wales People First, and Cardiff University.

We are looking for an Information Officer to provide a bilingual information service for the project and its beneficiaries and to manage the development and maintenance of the projects website.

For further details and an application form go to www.ldw.org.uk

Young Carers Sessional Workers

Vacancy Details

wcd young carers

Pay: £8.25 per hour

Group Locations: Abergele, Colwyn Bay, Llanwrst, Rhyl, Prestatyn, Denbigh and Wrexham.

WCD is a service provided by Powys Carers Service, a Registered Charity supporting unpaid and family Carers.

For more information visit – www.powyscarers.org.uk/index.php/en/wcd-young-carers/opportunities.html

We are looking for people who are experienced with working with children and young people to help us deliver our growing programme of trips and groups for Young Carers to have a break from their caring role and meet other Young Carers.  An enhanced DBS will be required.

To apply: Please send your CV, including contact details of 2 referees to marie@powyscarers.org.uk or by post to: WCD Young Carers, The Old Town Hall, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5DL.

Sessional Worker Job Description

Sessional Worker Person Specification

Autism Initiatives Vacancies


Autism Initiatives

Hafal vacancies



To view all current vacancies being advertised by Hafal please see the following link – http://www.hafal.org/vacancies/

ABA Support Worker – Part Time

Vacancy Details

We are currently seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in providing specialised support to a young man with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The support package is based upon the principles of behaviour analysis including Skinner’s analysis of verbal behaviour and, although specific qualifications for this post are not essential, a good standard of education, an ability to engage in a variety of activities, a willingness to interact and excellent communication skills are all important requirements. Knowledge and experience as well as being able to demonstrate a genuine enjoyment of working and interacting with young people with special needs would be an advantage.

Training and ongoing support will be provided and the successful applicant will be required to work within a team to provide the young person with opportunities to learn and develop self-help, leisure, social and communication skills across a variety of activities and in different settings. The position also requires an ability to keep detailed and accurate data on a daily basis and to engage in regular team meetings. Candidates must also demonstrate reliability, a willingness to develop the role and to fully engage in all training.

Although the team’s work is based in the young person’s home, the successful applicant will be required to work in the community, and be enthusiastic about introducing the young person to new activities. All team members therefore require a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicles for use during working hours.

Some parts of this young man’s support plan need to be delivered by a male and therefore we would particularly welcome interest from male applicants in order to meet the specific occupational requirements of the role. The position will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For an Application pack please email : robandhelenadderley@talktalk.net

Age Connects North Wales Central Trustees (Unpaid)

Vacancy Details

age connects nw central

Are you passionate about upholding the rights and choices of older people? Do you believe in promoting choice, control and a decent quality of life for people over 50 in Conwy and Denbighshire?

If so then this is an exciting opportunity for you to bring your expertise to a highly regarded local charity, as part of the team of volunteers who provide governance and direction for our work.

Age Connects North Wales Central has been working within Conwy and Denbighshire for the last 20 years to support and enhance the lives of older people. Our vision is of a future for older people that is positive, equitable and secure.

You will be supported to understand the role of trustees but we need you to have skills, experience and commitment that will help us achieve our objectives. A track record in fundraising for a charity would be a huge advantage as would a knowledge of successful and sustainable social enterprise development.

Interested? If so, then please get in touch with Judith.wynne@acnwc.org

Tel: 01745 816947

15 Bridge Street, Denbigh, LL16 3LF

This is an unpaid post

Cleaner / Support Worker

Vacancy Details

age connects new

Home Solutions


Salary Scale: £7.45 per Hour

Hours of Work: TBC

Base: North East Wales


Accountable to: Manager


To provide support to clients living in North East Wales who require assistance with domestic cleaning/support services.


  • general cleaning, such as vacuuming carpets, dusting, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, and changing bedding
  • helping clients to get out and about, either on public transport or in the support workers own car
  • accompanying clients to wherever they want to go, such as the post office, shops, GP surgery, hospital, garden centre, cemetery or to see friends and relatives
  • ironing, including helping to put clothes in the clients own washing machine
  • shopping on behalf of or with clients
  • paying bills
  • walking clients dog
  • collecting clients pension
  • reading a book or newspaper to the client


  • To use equipment within Health and Safety regulations and report any faults to the Social Enterprise Manager.
  • Be responsible for own health and safety as well as colleagues.
  • To adhere to COSHH regulations on consumables and the use of protective clothing and equipment.


The post holder must have full clean driving license and should have cleaning experience and be capable of carrying out the physical aspects of the position.

Applicants will subject to a DBS check.


None with this position. But must be self-motivated.


The post holder reports to the Manager. 


The post holder will be required to carry out any training requirements provided by Age Connects North East Wales.


The post holder has regular contact with the Manager.

This job description sets out the main duties of the post at the date
when it was completed. Such duties may vary from time to time without
changing the general character of the post or the level of responsibility



Desirable: Domestic cleaning


Essential: Full Driving License


Essential: Understanding of Health & Safety principles in the work place


Essential: Ability to work as part of a Team or on own

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Chris on 0845 054 9822

Prison Officers (North Wales Prison)

Vacancy Details


Applications are now open for Prison Officers at the new North Wales Prison in Wrexham.  If you think you or someone you know has the right mix of communication skills, understanding, assertiveness and integrity. Please visit the website below to find out more.  To make an application, set the Business Area to ‘North Wales Prison’ when searching for vacancies.


Support Workers

Vacancy Details

Do you care to make a difference?NAS Cymru

Full-time and part-time relief support workers and senior support staff positions available. Day and night shifts. No experience required. Free certificated, specialist training provided.

£7.28 – £8.73 per hour

Apply today at www.autism.org.uk/jobs

Local Committee Member – L’Arche Flintshire

Vacancy Details

L'Arche FlintshireL’Arche Flintshire Vacancies for Local Committee Members – come and guide us on our big adventure!

The International Federation of L’Arche Communities is a global organisation that supports people with learning disabilities all over the world. In the UK, L’Arche is registered as a charity.  Building relationships, shared lives and a sense of belonging between people with and without learning disabilities is at the heart of our Communities. Jean Vanier, who founded L’Arche over 50 years ago and who was recently awarded the Templeton Prize, speaks of L’Arche as a place of belonging, where the disabled are welcomed and treated as being of equal worth, perhaps greater worth, than their helpers. “People who came to do good discover that the people they came to help are doing them good,” “As we come together to listen we become, all of us, more human.”

There are now 147 L’Arche communities in 35 different countries; ten in the UK with L’Arche Flintshire aiming to be 11th but we are developing it in a new and slightly different way!

We are developing a housing co-operative, the first to include people with learning disabilities in the UK and a community hub of micro-enterprises in the centre of Mold. Apartments and bungalows for people with learning disabilities physical disabilities and older people will provide housing for 20 – 30 people in the neighbourly spirit of mutual benefit, support and community living.

We now have a pressing need to expand and strengthen the L’Arche Flintshire Local Committee to ensure effective governance for the project – in particular, we are looking for 3-5 people with experience in social housing, learning disability or health and social care, and someone with the skills to act as L’Arche Flintshire’s Treasurer.

Local Committee members are not paid, but can instead expect to have a rewarding experience supporting the development of a ground-breaking project to build a community enriching the lives of all who take part in it.

To find out more about L’Arche, please go to www.larche.org.uk

To talk about the work of Local Committee members, please read the role description attached. To discuss further, or to apply, please contact: Jacqui.lewis@larche.org.uk

Please find attached a detailed Job Description for the role – Local Committee Member Job Description

Trustee Recruitment

Vacancy Details

crossorads care

Crossroads Care North Wales is currently looking to recruit new Trustees to enhance its Board membership.

We are a registered charity which gives practical and emotional support to carers across North Wales, providing much needed respite breaks.

If you have any spare time which you could devote to our organisation, we would be very grateful to hear from you.  Experience of the care sector is not essential, as skills in other fields such as finance, marketing, law, management and health would also be welcomed.  We would also be very pleased to receive applications from carers, who could bring a personal insight into the role of caring to the Board.

Our meetings take place approximately once a month and travel expenses will be paid.  If you would like to apply or would like any more information, please ring Alison Jones on 01492 516435 or email alison.jones@nwcrossroads.org.uk.

Charity Registration No: 1119142

CSSIW No: WO30001450

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