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AVOW: Shopmobility Research Volunteer – Ongoing

Shopmobility Research Volunteer - Ongoing

Shopmobility Research Volunteer

Location Shopmobility Wrexham

Role

To approach local businesses and services in Wrexham, to find out if they would be willing to offer discount or award schemes to Shopmobility customers.

Report back findings.

Also looking at the practicalities of customers with disabilities being able to access these places using scooters, wheelchairs etc. Attend meetings to discuss and review findings.

Tasks include: Emailing, phoning and visiting shops, taxi firms and businesses in Wrexham. Attending meetings Present and review findings Giving input into recommendations to develop the Shopmobility service.

What is Shopmobility?

Shopmobility is a service that helps all people who consider themselves to have mobility problems (whether through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around city and town centres independently, with freedom, confidence and dignity.

You can hire Shopmobility wheelchairs and scooters to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient.

To register your interest please visit: https://www.volunteering-wales.net/opportunity/28961/ or emial vb@avow.org or telephone 01978 312556


DWP Community Partner Roles for People with Lived Experience of Disability – 22nd November

DWP Community Partner Roles - 22nd November

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is looking for people with lived experience of disability or have worked in a relevant field to join their new Community Partner team, based in Wrexham.

Community Partner teams are a new initiative from DWP that aims to shape the support for disabled people and people with health conditions.

Lead community partners lead a team of community partners to work collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening disability awareness within Jobcentre Plus, across a range of specialisms, tailored to local needs.

DWP are recruiting for the following Community Partner roles, and Lead Community Partner, based in Wrexham, with regular travel across north and mid Wales:

  • Learning Disabilities & Neuro Diverse – Community Partner
  • Pan Disability – Community Partner
  • Young Persons – Community Partner
  • Mental Health – Community Partner
  • Musculoskeletal – Community Partner
  • Drug & Alcohol Dependency – Community Partner
  • Lead Community Partner

The roles are all secondment opportunities. DWP pay the salary to the home organisation, so you continue to be paid by your employer at the DWP scale for the role. The DWP pay scales , and full details for each role, are in the adverts below.

Closing date for applications is 22 November.

Please apply by email to amanda.aldridge@dwp.gsi.gov.uk, enclosing your CV and some examples of how you meet the essential criteria and details of any relevant experience.


Community Agent – 24th November

Community Agent - 24th November

Role: Community Agent

Hours: 16 hours per week

Salary: £8.45 per hour, plus travel expenses

Location: Wrexham, North Wales

Contract: Temp, 12 months (potential for extension, subject to funding)

Apply: 

For an application form or more information about the role please contact Mrs T Nicholls-Smith,

Clerk to Cefn Community Council, George Edwards Hall, Well Street, Cefn Mawr, Wrexham LL14 3AE

Email: cefnmawrparish@btconnect.com       Tel: 01978 821298

Closing Date: Friday 24th November

 

Are you committed to supporting vulnerable and isolated people living Cefn community area?

Are you interested in a flexible local employment opportunity that you can fit around your other commitments?

We are seeking to recruit a Community Agent for Cefn Community (covers Cefn, Plas Madoc, Rhosymedre & Cefn Bychan, Acrefair & Penybryn Wards).Full training and support will be provided but you must know the area well. The Community Agent will work to connect people in the community to the services and support that they need, reporting to the Clerk of the Community Council.

For more information about the roll please see the attached document: cefn-advert-comm-agent

 

 

 


Education Worker – 24th November

Education Worker - 24th November

Role: Education Worker

Hours: Part Time

Salary: £20,661 – £22,658 (pro rata)

Location: The post involves delivering workshops across the whole of Wales with a focus on delivery across North Wales.

Contract: fixed term period of up to 12 months

Apply: http://www.theredcard.org/news/2017/11/6/education-worker-vacancy-wales

Closing Date: 12pm, Friday 24th November 2017

Welsh Language: Desirable

About the role:

The post is involved in delivering workshops to young people and adults throughout Wales, working within the team to help organise anti-racism events, reporting, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team.

Due to some of the Welsh rural locations visited, candidates must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car / driver.

 

Interviews will be held in Liverpool on 7th December 2017.


Children’s Play Assistant – 24th November

Children's Play Assistant - 24th November

Role: Play Assistant

Hours: Hours of work for this role are – Wednesday 9am-1:00pm, Thursday 11am-7pm, Friday 11am-7pm and Saturday 11am – 7pm (25 hours per week). Flexibility to vary normal working hours is required for this role. Work on bank holidays (including over the Christmas period) may also be required.

Salary: £10270 per annum, (Contributory healthcare plan & pension, Perkbox benefits)

Location: Chester

Do you have experience in mentoring at risk children? If the answer is yes, then this role may be for you.

Save the Family have an exciting opportunity for a Children’s Play Assistant to join their team based just outside Chester city centre. This position is funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund until Summer 2018.

The Charity offer a competitive salary, including employee benefits such as a contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site gym and employee benefits through Perkbox.

About the Role:

The role of the Children’s Play Assistant is to provide support to the Children’s Mentor for children’s play activities, both on and off-site. The role also involves providing advice, support, mentoring, information and role-modelling to children to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential.

Essential Skills:

  • A good standard of education (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent)
  • Experience of working within a mentoring environment, ideally in a families setting
  • Experience dealing with ‘at risk’ children on a one to one basis
  • Experience of applying safeguarding procedures and practices
  • Experience of planning and providing activities for children and families
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent empathy with the needs of vulnerable people
  • Excellent mentoring skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or as a lone worker
  • Full driving licence.

Desirable Skills:

  • Safeguarding training
  • Mentoring training
  • Experience of planning and structuring mentoring activities using own initiative
  • Experience working in a role within a project that is outcome driven
  • Business use on insurance or willing to purchase if appointed
  • Willing to use own vehicle for business purposes.

For more information about this role, please see job description: childrens-play-assistant

About Our Charity:

Save the Family is a Charity based in Cheshire. We provide a safe community environment combined with tailored mentoring to homeless and vulnerable families. The help offered includes access to training, employment support and issue led support enabling families to get back on their feet and move forward with confidence.

How to apply:

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form: equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form

Please send your CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria (as detailed in the person specification) to Jane.Gerrard@savethefamily.uk.com.

Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position. Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values.

We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form and return this to Jane.Gerrard@savethefamily.uk.com. Please find this form attached to this email.

If you would like an informal conversation about the above role or would like to request an application pack directly, please call Nicky Dixon on 01244 333810 or via email to nicky.dixon@savethefamily.uk.com.

Think you may know someone who would be suitable for the above role? Please pass on details of this advert!

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 24th November.

Save the Family – registered Charity number: 516484.

 

Safeguarding and equal opportunities

Save the Family is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (previously known as CRB) check is required with this post. The job offer will also be subject to two satisfactory references. References should be from employers, or ex-employers. Family member references are not acceptable. If the role involves working with children, at least one reference from a previous employer where the role involved working with children should be provided.

Save the Family is an equal opportunities employer and will treat all applicants for employment and employees equally regardless of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or disability.


Partnership Manager – 12pm, 24th November

Partnership Manager - 12pm, 24th November

Role: Partnership Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full-Time

Salary: £24,000 – £26,000 per annum depending on experience plus 6% contribution to the Pension Scheme

Location: Talacre, Flintshire

Contract: Permenant

For more information and to apply please visit: http://bit.ly/DPRP2017

JOB ROLE:

To assist with the day to day operation of the centre. Supporting the financial sustainability of the charity by applying for suitable Grants and Trusts, securing Private Sector sponsorship, developing relationships with Local Authorities and maximising income from in-kind/ personal donations.

If you have the experience to help us develop our fundraising and income growth to support the centre then we’d like to hear from you!

If you haven’t already had an opportunity to visit the centre then we welcome visits from prospective applicants, simply telephone 01745 850414 to arrange.

Alternatively, email info@dangerpoint.org.uk and we’ll send you the documents.

Closing Date: 24th November 2017 (12 noon)

Interviews: 7th December 2017

 

 


Service Co-ordinator – 24th November

Service Co-ordinator - 24th November

Role: Service Co-ordinator

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £18,619 per annum

Location: Anglesey / Gwynedd

Contract: until the 30th November 2019, funded by the Big Lottery Fund

Apply: http://bit.ly/2h72Cez

About the role
Camau Cadarn/Positive Steps is a national partnership project between the British Red Cross and the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS).  The service supports individuals to remain living independently and improve mental wellbeing and resilience.
The Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for the day to day running and co-ordination of the service in Anglesey/Gwynedd  in conjunction with RVS, including the day to day support and formal supervision of a team of volunteers.  This will support and enable older people aged 50+ to:
  • Increase their confidence to remain living independently in their own homes
  • Improve their emotional wellbeing and resilience
  • Have a greater engagement and participation, and increase their contribution to the community
About the team
You will be working within a well-established and experienced team who deliver Camau Cadarn/ Positive Steps across the majority of Wales and this service is part of the Independent Living services offered across the area.
About the person
You will have experience in dealing with staff/volunteers and members of the public, and have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable people. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to provide good customer service and also possess good IT skills.  You will be able to work under pressure, be dynamic and have a flexible approach to work.
About the organisation 
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. 
 
Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.
 
We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers
The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences – including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.
 
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
 
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
 
Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in – British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies. 

Family Support Worker – 5pm, 27th November

Family Support Worker - 5pm, 27th November

Role: Family Support Worker

Hours: 2 days (1:30pm – 6:30pm including a Saturday)

Salary: £10,051 – £11, 760

Contract: 3 year post subject to funding

Apply: For an application pack please phone 01978 366115 or e-mail familyfriends@lineone.net

Family Friends promotes the welfare of families with at least one child aged 5-11yrs . We aim to relieve parents from stress related to the upbringing of their children through the provision of advice, support, signposting and improving social and life skills.

You would be responsible for:

  • Providing emotional and/or practical support to families in need
  • A smooth transition of family to trained volunteer support
  • Recording information accurately and collating reports
  • Liaison with other agencies supporting families
  • Database input and collation

You should have at least two years experience of:

  • Parenting and an understanding of the needs of families
  • Working with families with Mental Health and/or Ethnic families
  • Working to tight deadlines

You must have minimum level 3 in Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent

Applicants must have the use of their own car for which expenses are paid.

The Post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance

 

Closing Date: Monday 27th November at 5pm

Interview Date: Monday 4th December 2017 TBC

 

Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s is committed to the equality of opportunity and diversity.

Registered Charity No. 1160655


Deputy Manager – 5pm, 27th November

Deputy Manager - 5pm, 27th November

Role: Deputy Manager
Hours: 22 Hours per week with flexibility
Salary: £13,472 – £15,948
Contract: 3 years, subject to funding
Apply: For an application pack please phone 01978 366115 or e-mail familyfriends@lineone.net

Family Friends promotes the welfare of families with at least one child aged 5-11yrs. We aim to relieve parents from stress related to the upbringing of their children through the provision of advice, support, signposting and improving social and life skills.

You would be responsible for:

  • Maintaining an overview of the scheme
  • Providing emotional and/or practical support to families in need
  • Planning and delivery of ongoing training
  • Recording information accurately and collating reports
  • Liaison with other agencies supporting families
  • Database/Finance input and collation

You should have at least two years experience of:

  • Parenting and an understanding of the needs of families
  • Managing Staff or/and Volunteers
  • Working to tight deadlines

You must have minimum level 5 in Health & Social Care qualification or equivalent

Applicants must have the use of their own car for which expenses are paid.

The Post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance

Closing Date: Monday 27th November at 5pm

Interview Date: Monday 4th December 2017 TBC

 

Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s is committed to the equality of opportunity and diversity.    Registered Charity No. 1160655


Independent Member (Trade Union) – 1st December

Independent Member (Trade Union) - 1st December

Role: Independent Member

Hours: 4 days per month

Location: various locations across the UHB

Apply:  http://bit.ly/2msALuW

Desirable

Person Specification
Independent Members will demonstrate the following qualities:-

Knowledge & Experience
• An understanding of health issues and priorities in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area and the ability to understand the role and work of the Board;
• Ability to hold the executives to account for performance whilst maintaining a constructive relationship;
• Ability to provide a knowledgeable, impartial and balanced perspective on a range of sensitive and complex issues;
• A broad understanding of the information governance requirements required to comply with legislation e.g. Data Protection Act (DPA);

Personal Attributes & Skills
The Health Board has defined a set of shared core values and behaviours – what the organisation stands for. You will need to be able to demonstrate the following:
• Good communication skills and the ability to engage with employees and employee representatives at all levels within the Health Board;
• Ability to work as part of a team and in partnership with other key organisations;
• Ability to involve and work with stakeholders to help shape, develop and improve services; and
• Ability to analyse and critically review complex information

Role Specific Criteria
To be considered, you must be able to demonstrate that you have the qualities, skills and experience to meet all the essential criteria for appointment. The role specific criteria for the Independent Member (Trade Union) is as follows:-

You must be a member of a trade union and a current employee of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.
You will have to demonstrate:-
• A knowledge and understanding of trade union matters in the area served by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
• Ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of trade union matters in a strategic board environment.
In addition to evidencing these criteria please answer the questions outlined on pages 3 and 4 of this candidate pack.

The Chair of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is happy to discuss the role specific criteria with applicants on request. Please see page five for contact details.

Questions to answer as part of your application in your personal statement in no more then 2 sides of A4.

Please outline how you meet the role specific criteria on page 7 of this booklet.

Describe your understanding of health issues and priorities in Wales and how these would apply within the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board.

Please give a specific example or examples of when you have had to analyse complex information to contribute to sound decision making.

Please describe an occasion when you have held a senior person to account while maintaining a constructive relationship.

Please provide evidence of your of communications and engagement skills. Please provide a specific example outlining your approach in communicating and engaging with people at all levels, what skills and methods you used and the outcome.

How can you show you have demonstrated our values.

 


Placement Request – ASAP

Placement Request - ASAP

Glyndwr Placement Learning Unit is looking for two placements for year two students on their family and childhood studies course.

Both would be interested in working with family setting or SEN organisation around the Wrexham area.

Their placement would be within two blocks, the dates of which are below:

Block 1                  06/11/2017 – 24/11/2017 3 weeks

Block2                   19/02/2018 – 02/03/2017 2 weeks

If you feel you could accommodate one of them please contact James Griffiths on 01978 293079 or via e-mail on: James.Griffiths@glyndwr.ac.uk


Warehouse Assistant (Voluntary) – ongoing

Warehouse Assistant (Voluntary) - ongoing

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Local Champions Wanted! – Ongoing

Local Champions Wanted! - Ongoing

Denbighshire / Flintshire / Wrexham Local Action Group

Local Champions Wanted!

Invitation to submit Expression of Interest to Become a Member of the Local Action Groups for rural Denbighshire / Flintshire / Wrexham.

  • Cadwyn Clwyd is inviting expressions of interest from individuals to become members of the new Local Action Groups (LAG) for the rural areas of Denbighshire / Flintshire / Wrexham Local Authority areas.
  • The LAG will be charged with the responsibility of overseeing and guiding the distribution of LEADER funds in their local area.
  • LEADER is a European funded programme which forms part of the Rural Development Programme.

The acronym ‘LEADER’ derives from the French words “Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économique Rurale” which means, ‘Links between the rural economy and development actions’. The idea is to enlist the energy and resources of people and bodies that could contribute to the rural development process by forming partnerships at a sub-regional level between the public, private and community sectors (examples could be a business in the rural area, trade association / chamber of commerce, tourism association, environmental group etc). The LEADER approach is associated with local empowerment through local strategy development and resource allocation. The main tool for the application of the LEADER approach to area development and involving local representatives in decision-making is the Local Action Group (LAG).  The LEADER programme will focus on 5 themes listed below:

1.    Adding value to local identity and natural and cultural resources
2.    Facilitating pre-commercial development, business partnerships and short supply chains
3.    Exploring new ways of providing non-statutory local services
4.    Renewable energy at Community level
5.    Exploitation of digital technology

Expressions of Interest are invited from individuals who represent local community groups.  Please complete the attached form and return to Cadwyn Clwyd by email to admin@cadwynclwyd.co.uk

Or by post:

Cadwyn Clwyd

Llys Owain

Bridge Street

Corwen

Denbighshire

LL21 0AH

Form: eng-expression-of-interest-to-become-a-lag-member


Fundraisers – Ongoing

Fundraisers - Ongoing

 

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Secretary – Ongoing

Secretary - Ongoing

Menai Bridge War Memorial Community Centre are looking for a Treasurer and a Secretary.

They are a very successful Charity in a busy community centre with an excellent management committee, with many clients using the centre.  They are currently applying for Lottery funding to refurbish the centre.

For further information contact the Chairman:

Selwyn  Williams on 07757011843 or e-mail: stw@Hotmail.co.uk


Treasurer – Ongoing

Treasurer - Ongoing

Menai Bridge War Memorial Community Centre are looking for a Treasurer and a Secretary.

They are a very successful Charity in a busy community centre with an excellent management committee, with many clients using the centre.  They are currently applying for Lottery funding to refurbish the centre.

For further information contact the Chairman:

Selwyn  Williams on 07757011843 or e-mail: stw@Hotmail.co.uk

 


Sessional Workers – Ongoing

Sessional Workers - Ongoing

WCD Young Carers Vacancy

JOB TITLE:              YOUNG CARERS SESSIONAL WORKER

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

To work with groups of Young Carers to provide activities and opportunities to enable them to enjoy social interaction, to feel supported and less isolated.

 

POSITION IN ORGANISATION:

Reports to: Service Manager

Responsible for: The Sessional Worker post has no people management responsibility

Budget responsibilities: The sessional worker post has no budgetary responsibility.

 

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To support the planning, delivery and development of group sessions and activities
  • To assist with the transportation of Young Carers to enable them to access groups and activities
  • To positively advocate on behalf of Young Carers living in the community.
  • To develop positive relationships with young people by listening to, befriending, enabling, empowering and supporting them as required.

To work effectively as part of the Young Carers Service team.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain and return timesheets, records of expenditure and travel costs.
  • Understand and adhere to WCD’s core policies
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times.
  • Attend identified training.

This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check.

 


Casual Young Carers Groups/Activity Assistants – ongoing

Casual Young Carers Groups/Activity Assistants - ongoing

POST:  Sessional Worker – Young Carer/Young Adult Carer Activities and/or Groups

SALARY: £8.25 per hour

REPORTING TO:  Outreach Worker/Team Leader

BASE: Powys

Aims of the Post 

  • To work with groups of Young Carers to provide activities and opportunities to enable them to enjoy social interaction, to feel supported and less isolated.

Key Tasks

  • To support activities and group meetings as requested.
  • To work effectively as part of the Young Carers Service team.
  • To positively advocate on behalf of Young Carers living in the community.
  • To maintain and return timesheets, records of expenditure and travel costs.
  • To ensure confidentiality at all times.

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barring Checks

 PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Essential Requirements

  • Qualification and/or experience working with young people in a group/play setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Colleagues and Young Carers.
  • A commitment to putting equal opportunities into practice.
  • Willingness to be flexible.
  • Able to uphold the ethic of confidentiality throughout the organisation.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Child Protection Procedures.

Desirable requirements

  • Ability to communicate in Welsh
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues facing Young Carers
  • Computer Literate
  • Clean driving license and willingness to transport Young Carers

For more information and to apply please visit: http://www.pavo.org.uk/home/current-vacancies/details/article/credu-casual-support-staff-wanted.html


Trustees Recruitment for NEW Dance – Ongoing

Trustees Recruitment for NEW Dance - Ongoing

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PA Finder – Ongoing

Flintshire Personal Assistant Finder - ongoing

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