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Marketing & Communications Assistant (P/T)

Vacancy details (Closing date - Noon, Wednesday 29th March 2017)

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Hours: 18.5 per week
Salary: £18,066 pro rata

The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) is the County Voluntary Council providing a wide range of support services for voluntary and community organisations throughout Wrexham County Borough.

The successful applicant will have some experience of marketing and communications including updating websites, disseminating information through social media, press, e-bulletins and newsletters.

This post attracts an 8% employer contribution into the AVOW group pension scheme.

To apply please call or e-mail AVOW for an application pack.

Telephone: 01978 312556           E-mail: reception@avow.org

We do not accept CVs as part of the application process. 

AVOW is a Carer Friendly Employer.

AVOW operates a policy of equality of opportunity and wishes to recruit people from all backgrounds irrespective of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, ethnic origin or religion.

Interviews are to be held WC 4th April 2017.


Volunteer Co-ordinator

Vacancy details (Closing date - Wednesday 22nd March)

DASU

Salary: £25,842 (per annum) plus 6% pension (fixed term contract until December 2017) – 32 hours per week

Location: Throughout Flintshire – based within Flintshire Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop, Shotton.

DASU is looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator who will be responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of all Volunteers.

Responsibilities include

  • Oversee volunteer activities ensuring they are safe and comply with best practise
  • Arrange one to one supervisions, group supervisions and group meetings
  • Identify opportunities for volunteers. Keep records of volunteers recruited, training attended, service users supported and activities that have been arranged.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and background checks

The post holder must have a full clean driving license and use of own car.

*A secondment would be considered for this post*

Interviews: Thursday 6th April

For application pack please apply to: Domestic Abuse Safety Unit, Uned Diogelwch Trais Teuluol, Wrenmore House, 104 Chester Road East, Shotton, Deeside. CH5 1QD

Tel: 01244 830436
Email: dasu@btconnect.com
Website: www.domesticabusesafetyunit.net


Community Agent

Vacancy details (Closing date - 12 noon, Monday 27th March 2017)

WCBC

RHOSDDU COMMUNITY COUNCIL are looking to appoint a ‘COMMUNITY AGENT’

16 hours per week

Salary: £8.45 per hour plus travel expenses

Fixed term for 12 months (with potential for extension – subject to funding)

  • Are you committed to supporting vulnerable and isolated older people living in the Rhosddu area?
  • Do you have 16 hours per week to spare?
  • Do you live/ know the area of Rhosddu well?
  • Are you interested in a flexible local employment opportunity that you can fit around your other commitments?

If the answer is yes to the above……………………………………

Rhosddu Community Council are looking for a Community Agent to operate within the Rhosddu area.

Full training and support will be provided but you must know the area well.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can proactively engage with and support older people in the community, often on a one to one basis.

You must have excellent spoken and communication skills and possess the ability to solve problems.

Must be able to use a computer and have a basic knowledge of word/ excel, although training can be provided as needed.

Welsh speaker desirable or must understand the importance of Welsh Language and Culture.

The post will be subject to a DBS check

Community Agents work to connect people in their area to the services and support that they need, and help older people find their way to activities or services which they would enjoy or find useful.

Making the most of local activities and services is a good way to keep fit, active and independent, but not everyone knows what is available. People with health or other difficulties may need that bit of help to access and benefit from activities and services available to everyone. Community Agents will build relationships with organisations such as the Police, PCSO’s, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, GPs, local libraries and housing groups to ensure that more vulnerable and isolated people have access to the support provided. Fixed-term contract for up to 12 months

  • Line management: the post reports to the Community Council

For an application form/ more information about the role please contact:

Nigel Hodges, Clerk, Rhosddu Community Council, 12 Miller Road, Brymbo, Wrexham, LL11 5FH or email: –  rhosddu@gmail.com or Tel  (01978) 449230

Closing date: – 12 noon Monday 27th March 2017


Senior Public Health Practitioners (x2)

Vacancy details (Closing date - Monday 27th March 2017)

NHS Wales

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Senior Public Health Practitioners within the North Wales Public Health team; one post will work within the Central area (covering Conwy & Denbighshire) and the other will work within the East area (covering Wrexham and Flintshire). Both roles will include regional working across North Wales to support a varied programme of work and will be based in Preswylfa, Hendy Road, Mold.

The post can be viewed at NHS Jobs; https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/


Engagement, Involvement and Empowerment Manager

Vacancy details (Closing date - 29th March 2017 @ 8:00 am)

MS Society

  • Job title: Engagement, Involvement and Empowerment Manager
  • Job type: Fixed term
  • Location: London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast considered, office based but with UK travel
  • Employer: MS Society
  • Salary: £41,243 – £45,537 plus excellent benefits

https://www.mssociety.org.uk/jobs/vacancies/2017/03/engagement-involvement-and-empowerment-manager


Vice President to the National Library of Wales

Vacancy details (Closing date - Friday 31st March 2017)

NLW

Do you want to help us to position the Library at the heart of information planning in Wales and use our collections to enhance our public service
and further broaden our range of users? The National Library, as a national institution, wants to make a significant difference to the culture, the society and the economy of Wales. Come and help us by joining our Board of Trustees.

Located in Aberystwyth, and extending its footprint in other parts of Wales, the Library is a registered charity and a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. It is one of six Legal Deposit Libraries in the UK and it collects and preserves printed and electronic material, archives, paintings, photographs and audiovisual material. It provides free access to its collections for visitors to the Library, and is at the forefront of digitising and providing online access to its
collections for the people of Wales and the world.

The Welsh Government is looking for a highly committed, enthusiastic and motivated individual who can contribute to the continued strengthening and development of the National Library. As Vice-President you will be expected to undertake any role, including chairing Board meetings and representing the Library in the event of the absence of the President. You would also be expected to have a genuine interest in its affairs and its audiences and an understanding of the responsibilities of Trusteeship.

As Vice President you will have the leadership, governance, interpersonal and ambassadorial skills required to lead an important national institution such as the Library. Welsh Language skills are desirable for the role of Vice President. The time commitment for the role of Vice President is estimated at
up to 3-4 days per month.

The appointments will be for an initial term of 4 years. The posts are not remunerated but all reasonable expenses incurred on Library business are reimbursed.

For further information about the Library you may wish to visit their Internet web site: www.llgc.org.uk or contact Carol Edwards (01970 632923) e-mail: carol.edwards@llgc.org.uk

It is the policy of the Welsh Government and The National Library of Wales to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of their business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment,
race, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.gov.wales/publicappointments or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or e-mail sharedservicehelpdesk@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The closing date for applications is 31 March 2017. Application forms received after this date will not be considered.

You will be informed whether or not you are being invited to interview at least two weeks before the interviews are held. If you are unable to attend an interview during this period would you please let us know as soon as possible in case alternative arrangements can be made.

The Commissioner for Public Appointments


Trustee required for North East Wales Wildlife Board

Vacancy details (Closing date - 5pm, Friday 31st March 2017)

NEWW

NEWWildlife is a small independent charity, formerly known as the Deeside Urban Wildlife Group, which has been in existence since 1986. The main objectives of the charity are: “To promote and assist in the preservation and conservation of land in North East Wales which is of educational or scientific interest to the general public. This includes land within which the wildlife is in need of protection and including the improvement and maintenance of public parks and to educate the public in all matters concerning wildlife and nature conservation”. Much of the focus is on land management for amphibians and reptiles and engaging with local communities to promote wider aspects of biodiversity and conservation. The charity has its main office base at Plas Power, Wrexham, from where it coordinates its operations including the management of the Rhydymwyn Valley Nature Reserve on behalf of the Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Our small team of up to six staff is both office based and reserve based. The staff are involved in a wide range of projects and land management and are assisted by a team of dedicated volunteers.  We manage 14 nature reserves in Wales mainly comprising brownfield sites, pondscapes and woodland habitats, several of which are Special Areas of Conservation (SAC). Whilst NEWWildlife is a membership organisation, much of the funding for the work of the charity comes from grants from Defra and Natural Resources Wales as well as income received from landowners/developers to manage sites given over to conservation, as well as the provision of training courses. Local community groups and volunteers help us in a variety of ways and are a key part of our success story.

For more information on NEWWildlife please visit www.newwildlife.org.uk

The opportunity

  • NEWWildlife is seeking to recruit a trustee to join its Board of Trustees.
  • The charity is keen to encourage applications from people with a wide range of skills, but particularly with any of the following expertise or keen interest: working in a conservation context in a professional environment, great crested newt experience, organisational management in a professional environment, fundraising, working with volunteers, legal background.
  • The role would require at least 4 hours support for the charity every month and would be a voluntary appointment for an initial commitment of three to five years.

Application Contact

For more information about the opportunity, please contact Anne Brenchley, Chair of Trustees for NEWWildlife on 01352 750118 or 07896 830940

Applicants should send a CV and a completed Nomination Form to:

Mair Westwood (Administrative Officer) to the below address or by email: mwestwood@newwildlife.org.uk

North East Wales Wildlife Ltd
3 – 4 Plas Power Road
Tan y Fron
Wrexham
LL11 5SZ

01978 269568

info@newwildlife.org.uk


Groom

Vacancy details (Closing date - 12 noon, Thursday 6th April 2017)

Clwyd Special Riding Centre

Clwyd Special Riding Centre provides equine activities for people with additional needs to benefit their health and wellbeing. We currently require a –

£13,936 – £15,600 per annum 40 hours per week to include evening and weekend work.

You will be required to hold a minimum of a Level 2 in Horse Care and Riding or have equivalent proven skills and experience. You must be confident in producing horses to a high standard and demonstrate an understanding of and be committed to the work of CSRC.

With the above post there is a requirement to undertake evening stable checks for 2/3 nights per week. Accommodation is available for these nights or full week occupation if required.

Closing date: 12 noon, Thursday 6 April 2017
Invitation to interview will be sent via email on Friday 7 April 2017
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 11 April 2017
Start date: Negotiable

For application forms please contact CSRC on 01352 770446 or email: info@clwydspecialridingcentre.co.uk

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Independent Member to the Supporting People National Advisory Board

Vacancy details (Closing date - Thursday 6th April 2017)

WAG

The Supporting People programme started in April 2003. The programme provides support to individuals and families who are socially excluded and at risk of losing their home to regain their independence.

In November 2010 an independent review of the programme was carried out by Professor Sir Mansel Aylward. The report recommended that “the Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration considers the establishment of a Supporting People National Advisory Board (SPNAB). The Supporting People National Advisory Board, which meets four times a year, has been operational for five years.

The aim and overall focus of the Supporting People National Advisory Board is to advise the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and ensure that the Supporting People programme is focussed on meeting the housing-related needs of vulnerable people in Wales.

The Board is made up of representatives from service providers, landlords, trade organisations and statutory agencies including the NHS, Local Government and Probation; it also includes three independent members.

The term of office for two of the three independent members has now come to an end and we are seeking to recruit two new members. The independent Board member will

  • contribute to the work of the Board by thorough preparation, making informed contributions and regular attendance;
  • assist the Chair in securing consensus in the Board’s deliberations;
  • meet high standards of probity and governance;
  • assist in communicating the vision for Supporting People across the sector and to service users.
  • be able to take the Chair position when necessary.

The members will have a range of skills which are fully described in the Information for Candidates document. In summary the candidate will have knowledge and/or expertise in the housing or associated sectors, strategic thinking, leadership and communications skills and the ability to foster collaboration and co-production. They will also possess a clear understanding and commitment to equality issues and challenging discriminatory practices when appropriate; and have a clear understanding and commitment to Nolan’s ‘Seven Principles of Public Life’.

This is a voluntary position, however travel and subsistence costs will be met.

It is expected that members will commit as a minimum two days a quarter, with quarterly board meetings. Meetings are likely to be held in Cardiff, with one meeting per year held elsewhere in Wales. There may be occasions where additional meetings are required throughout Wales.

It is the policy of the Welsh Government to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business including appointments to public bodies. Applications are welcomed and encouraged from all groups and we ensure that no eligible candidate for public office receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief or pregnancy and maternity. The principles of fair and open competition will apply and appointments will be made on merit.

For further details go to http://wales.gov.uk/publicappointments or for queries contact Julie Woollard/Sheilah Gaughan on 0300 062 8300/0300 062 8258.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 April 2017. Application forms received after this date will not be considered.


Positive Steps Service Coordinator

Vacancy details (Closing date - 7th April 2017)

Positive Steps BLF

Location: Wrexham
Package:  
The position is currently for a fixed term contract of 35 hours per week until the 30th November 2019, funded by the Big Lottery Fund
Salary: 
GBP 18,619

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 Wrexham  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 organisation
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.  We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their communities.  And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives.
The British Red Cross is proud to have a diverse and neutral workforce. We are bound by seven fundamental principles including impartiality, neutrality and independence and we are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

About the team
The Independent Living & Crisis Response service supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About the person
Cadarn/ Positive Steps across the majority of Wales and this service is part of the Independent Living services offered across the area.
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.

Apply online here

Closing date for applications: 7th April 2017


Appointment of Commissioners (Three Posts)

Vacancy details (Closing date - Tuesday 18th April 2017

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Can you help us to deliver the best possible historic environment services for the people of Wales?

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is the unique, independent national archive and investigation service for Wales, dedicated to the authoritative recording and interpretation of our rich historic environment. Located within the National Library of Wales building in Aberystwyth, we operate at arm’s length from the Welsh Government, with skilled staff providing professional advice and expert information to the public. We’re committed to delivering the best possible historic environment service for Wales, fostering greater understanding and care for our historic buildings and
landscapes, and recognising the potential for heritage to help improve people’s lives.

Building on our recent successes and achievements, we’re now looking to grow and develop our organisation for the future. We’re looking for people to join our Board of Commissioners who are prepared to help direct, challenge and constructively review our
work. We’re committed to strengthening and diversifying our board, and so are looking for new members who have significant experience or expertise at a senior and/or strategic level in one or more of these areas:

1. Community engagement: We wish to recruit a Commissioner with practical experience of working in this field to help us formulate an appropriate and realistic community engagement strategy and to help us identify potential partners for this work.

2. Digital strategy: We wish to recruit an individual with a strong track record in digital leadership to help us see with clarity what we need to do to lay the foundations of a viable strategy that will serve the Royal Commission well in the immediate and longer
term future.

3. Archaeology (including industrial archaeology): We wish to recruit a leading archaeologist as a Commissioner to help with our horizon scanning work so as to identify suitable projects and to help us exploit digital field recording technologies to the full, especially in regard to large and complex sites.

For further details and to apply go to http://gov.wales/about/recruitment/public-appointments
or for queries contact the Shared Service Helpdesk on 029 2082 5454 or email SharedServiceHelpdesk@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 18th April 2017. Application forms received after this date will not be considered. It is expected to hold interviews during May 2017.


Self-employed Sessional Workers required

Vacancy details

DASU

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


Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound Trustee Recruitment

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COS

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (formally North Wales Deaf Association) is a regional organisation that supports all Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind people across North Wales as well as their family, friends, carers, colleagues and the services and organisations that support them.

We do this both by providing a variety of services ourselves and working with other organisations to promote, develop and enhance the provision of appropriate accessible services and resources available to people with a hearing.

Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound currently have four Trustee positions out for recruitment. Candidates should be self-motivated and have strong organisational, co-ordination and leadership skills.

The board is looking to appoint Trustees who have experience in a financial field with an accountancy qualification, Marketing experience and HR knowledge and experience. Previous experience of audit committee work is essential. As a non-executive director and Trustee of the charity you will use strategic leadership skills, together with integrity, to lead the organisation. You will be prepared to devote at least 12 half days per year to the role.

Trustee positions are unpaid, however COS can reimburse travel and subsistence costs to enable full participation in our business and activities.

Trustees are actively involved in shaping the COS’s strategic direction, high performance and responsive decision-making. Candidates should ideally be able to commit approximately 2 working days per quarter, and are expected to attend board meetings.

If you believe that you can make a significant contribution to the governance and development of this organisation, and you can give the necessary commitment, please send a CV to info@signsightsound.org.uk


Sessional Play Workers

Vacancy details

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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.


Volunteer Minute Taker

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The Wrexham Area Civic Society are looking for a Volunteer Minute Taker who would take the minutes at their monthly meetings held at Tesco Community room.

Possibly someone who is interested in the environment around us, maybe architecture and history of this area but not essential.

If you would like to be involved then get in touch with our secretary Nick Roe on 07807772307 or email nickroe01@gmail.com


Tenovus Cancer Cancer Care vacancies

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Engage To Change Job Coach

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agoriad cyf

Full Time, fixed term posts until May 2021:

Salary range: £14,500 to £17,500

Do you want to have a role in a project that brings together employers and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism, engaging access to employment?

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Agoriad Cyf is part of a consortium of organisations to deliver the Engage to Change project. Consortium partners include Learning Disability Wales, ELITE Supported Employment Agency Ltd, All Wales People First and Cardiff University. We are seeking job coaches to work with us across north and mid Wales, who will help make this project a success for our participants and develop a legacy model.

We will consider requests for part time or Job Share for these positions. The successful candidate(s) will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and any appointment will be subject to completion of a probation period and performance review.

Job Coach Job Description

Job Coach Person Specification

For further information contact Robyn Williams (01248) 361 392 or email Recruitment@agoriad.org.uk

To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to: Recruitment@agoriad.org.uk or;

Engage to ChangeEngage to Change
Agoriad Cyf,
Porth Penrhyn,
Bangor,
Gwynedd,
LL574HN

Interviews will be held on date to be arranged.


Volunteer van driver

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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


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Research Assistant at Wales Public Services 2025

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Wales Public Services are looking for a Research Assistant to help us with our work. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding researcher. The vacancy is now open on the Cardiff University website – www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs. The vacancy reference is 5469BR.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Research Associate Dr Daria Luchinskaya and the programme director Michael Trickey. The Programme works closely with UK and Welsh think tanks such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Health Foundation, the Public Policy Institute for Wales and we are planning to add more organisations to this list in the future. The Programme’s goal is to produce independent and high quality evidence and analysis which can be trusted and informs public policy and debate in Wales about public services and public finances. The Research Assistant will have opportunities to contribute to publication in high quality journals and achieve a significant impact on policy decisions. Hosted by Cardiff Business School, Wales Public Services 2025 is a unique partnership between Cardiff University and five national bodies.


Trustees

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Voluntary Treasurer (4 hrs per month)

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The Wrexham Hospital League of Friends Treasurer is retiring after over 20 years of dedicated service.

They are now looking for a special person to work alongside him for a few months and eventually to take on the role.

For the right person we would consider an honorarium.

If you have the skills needed (accounting/banking etc.) please contact the Chairman by email BMargaretBryden@aol.com for further information or telephone the Treasurer on 01978 351494.

The League of Friends is a not-for-profit charity who fundraise to buy specialist equipment for the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. 

Visit their website www.whlf.btck.co.uk  to see what they do.


Good Neighbour Volunteers

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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

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.

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Internal email: DBS Vets-Head-Coord
External Email: DBSVets-Head-Coord@mod.uk


Volunteer Home Befriender – Wrexham (Flexible daytime)

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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
01733358100
Lianne.santaniello-chaudoir@deafblind.org.uk


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

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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
01733358100
Lianne.santaniello-chaudoir@deafblind.org.uk


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

Details

deafblind-uk

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
01733358100
Lianne.santaniello-chaudoir@deafblind.org.uk


Your Space Trustee

Details

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

NOMS

Ref: NWP0045-R4

Area: Wales

Business Unit: Berwyn

Band: Band 2

Overview

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

Summary
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.
Competencies

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.

Benefits

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

Pension

-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

Training

-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

Eligibility

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

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KIM Inspire volunteers required

Volunteering Details

KIM-General-Info-Leaflet-ENGLISH

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

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

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)

gnw

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

ldw

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

Details

Autism Initiatives


Hafal vacancies

Details

hafal

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

JOB DETAILS

Salary Scale: £7.45 per Hour

Hours of Work: TBC

Base: North East Wales

ORGANISATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

Accountable to: Manager

JOB PURPOSE

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

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

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

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

The post holder reports to the Manager. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

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

PRINCIPAL CONTACTS

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

PERSON SPECIFICATION 

EXPERIENCE

Desirable: Domestic cleaning

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential: Full Driving License

KNOWLEDGE

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

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact Chris on 0845 054 9822


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