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AVOW Vacancy: Health & Social Care Facilitator – AVOW – 14th June

AVOW Vacancy: Health & Social Care Facilitator

Role: Health and Social Care Facilitator

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £25,000

Location:  Wrexham with some travel to other areas

Contract: This post is secure subject to ongoing funding from BCUHB

Apply: please call or e-mail AVOW for an application pack. NO CV’s will be considered.

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



The Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) is the County Voluntary Council for Wrexham providing a wide range of support services for voluntary and community organisations throughout Wrexham. With funding from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), AVOW are looking to recruit a Health and Social Care Facilitator.

The successful applicant will show a commitment to, and experience in, partnership working in the field of Health and Social care to support the Third Sector and strengthen the role of the Third Sector in the delivery of relevant public sector plans.




This post attracts a 7% employer contribution into the AVOW group pension scheme.


 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.

Closing date for applications is Noon on Friday 14th June 2019. 

Interviews are to be held week commencing 24th June 2019.

Casual Health Wellbeing Advisors – April to August 2019

Casual Health Wellbeing Advisors


Integrated Autism Service Support Worker (Flintshire) – 14th June

Integrated Autism Service Support Worker

Role: Integrated Autism Service Support Worker (Flintshire)

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: £19,563 to £21,074

Location: North East Wales. Based in Wrexham covering Flintshire, Wrexham and North Powys

Contract: Permanent 

For more information please see the links below:


Job Description & Person Specification

Benefits of Working for Flintshire County Council

To view job details or apply on-line click here.

Employment Advisor / Volunteer Coordinator – 14th June

Employment Advisor / Volunteer Coordinator

Role: Employment Advisor / Volunteer Coordinator

Salary:  £23,000

Location: North East Wales. Based in Wrexham covering Flintshire, Wrexham and North Powys

Contract:  3yr Project (Feb 2019 – Jan 2022)

Apply: Find out more at: https://bit.ly/2R9U4ou


It’s an exciting time for the Centre of Sign-Sight-Sound (COS) as we begin a new three-year employment project working with key partners Action on Hearing Loss and Elite Specialist Employment Agency, to deliver the JobSense project over the next 3 years, which aims to support people with sensory loss (those who are deaf, have hearing loss, blind, have sight loss or are DeafBlind) into work.

Answering to the team leader, this post will be responsible for working closely with the Employment Engagement Coordinator for East Wales, other Employment Advisors and a Support Worker to enable people with a vision loss or sight impairment to access, obtain and maintain paid employment through training and support in the workplace or undertake volunteering opportunities.

The role requires someone who is experienced at giving advice, support and/or mentoring and has previously worked or volunteered with people who are blind or have sight loss.

You’ll also be used to working independently under your own initiative, with the ability to plan and prioritise your workload effectively. You will play a key role in the successful running of this European Social Fund project.

You will also be passionate about making a difference to the lives of people who have sensory loss.

This scheme has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government www.gov.wales/eu-funding

Chair, Wales Committee – 14th June

Chair, Wales Committee

Role: Chair, Wales Committee
Hours: 3 days per week
Salary: £36,045 for a 3 day a week commitment
Location: The post is based in Cardiff but the Chair will be expected to attend meetings across Wales and to attend board meetings which will be held across England and Wales.

Apply: please visit  https://bit.ly/2MECF8Q

The post-holder will lead the Committee responsible for representing the interests of water consumers in Wales, and as a member of the national CC Water Board, will provide strategic direction and oversight from a Wales perspective.

There is no requirement for candidates to have had water industry experts. However, candidates should have senior level experience in the private, public or voluntary sector. Candidates should also demonstrate an understanding of the socio-economic context within which the CCWater operates, specifically an appreciation of the political and economic framework of the provision of private water supply to customers in Wales.

For more information please see the link above.



Dynamic Charity Manager – 26th June

Dynamic Charity Manager

Role: Charity Manager
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £29,000
Location: Wrexham

Apply: Applications and further information available from the Dynamic Office on 01978 263656 or email carol.gardner@dynamicwrexham.org.uk

Dynamic are looking to appoint a Charity Manager who will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the charity, its staff, volunteers and service provision.

About Dynamic:

Dynamic runs a centre for children and young people with disabilities in Wrexham, North Wales.
We are a center for children and young people with disabilities in Wrexham, North Wales. Dynamic is a charity that provides out-of-school activities for children and young people with special needs.

The children have a range of disabilities from physical, intellectual or sensory impairments and emotional problems, to life limiting illnesses.

Members of the Community Health Councils (CHCs) – 4th July

Members of the Community Health Councils (CHCs)

Role: Members of the Community Health Councils (CHCs)

Hours: 3 days per month

Salary: CHC members are volunteers.  Once appointed members can claim for travel and other reasonable expenses in accordance with the CHC’s policies.

Location: There are seven local Community Health Councils in Wales. We are seeking to appoint members to all CHC areas in Wales, apart from Cardiff and Vale CHC where there are no current vacancies.

Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2JVKYuv

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.

Members do not need to be experts in the work of the NHS. We are looking for individuals from all walks of life who have a genuine interest in helping their local community to improve the services provided by the NHS.

Independent Members of Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs) – 4th July

Independent Members of Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs)

Role: Independent Members of Board of Community Health Councils (CHCs)

Hours: 4 days per month

Salary: The post of independent member is not remunerated but once appointed you can claim expenses for travel and other reasonable expenses in accordance with the Board of CHC’s policies.

Location: The Board of Community Health Councils in Wales is based in Cardiff. There are seven local Community Health Councils in Wales. The Board of Community Health Councils in Wales oversees local Community Health Councils.


Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2MCQzrV

The role of independent members as described in a factsheet from the Institute of Directors, is to provide “a creative contribution to the Board by providing objective criticism”. They should bring “independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance and resources including … standards of conduct.”  They will focus on Board matters and not stray into matters of day to day running.

Find out more at the link above.


Volunteering – Town Centre Ambassadors – Ongoing

Volunteering - Town Centre Ambassadors

Town Centre Ambassadors project


These are extremely challenging times for many independent retailers, in Wrexham and elsewhere. We need to raise awareness of just how much our town still has to offer – both on event days and others. Even after thirty plus years trading in the town centre we still sometimes get someone turn up in our shop who says “Gosh, I’ve lived in this area for ten years and I never knew this lovely shop was here!”

Another frustration is that when we do have an event in the town, its often hard for people in (say) Eagles Meadow or Island Green shopping centres, to realise that there is anything extra going on that might tempt them to explore a little further. And sometimes even people who have come into town for that event, go away disappointed because they have not realised just where various things are happening! We know this is true because of the comments we receive on social media.

Social media can only do so much; what we need are friendly people on the spot, roving through the different areas welcoming people with a big smile, helping them to find what they need (library, toilets, a particular shop, or whatever.) And armed with maps, flyers, heritage trail leaflets, and so on – to make sure people remember their visit to Wrexham town centre with pleasure and want to repeat it soon.

Martin and I decided to kick start the project in November from our own business funds, with a two-pronged effort – a flyer on Independent Wrexham, and a first batch of tabards to be worn by our volunteers. An appeal on the Wrexham Town Matters Facebook group quickly produced our first volunteer Ambassadors, and six people so far have ventured out in the tabards on some of the Saturdays before Christmas. We all received a largely positive reception as we distributed copies of the flyer, the Snowflake Trail entry form and the WCBC Christmas booklets.

AVOW has posted this volunteer opportunity on the “Volunteer Wales” database which should help us gain extra support. (Link: http://www.volunteering-wales.net/opportunity/29990/)

Joe Bickerton of the WCBC Tourism team is hoping to design some online training for us. And I have secured permission for the Ambassadors to operate within Eagles Meadow, hopefully I will do so for Island Green as well shortly. Various places in town have supplies of tabards, leaflets etc so you can grab them and put an odd hour in if and when you have the time!

I believe this is a great way to build community spirit, and make sure all those coming to our town centre – both residents and tourists – have a really great time. There’s no need to commit to a set number of hours or regular days – if everyone does a little when they can, it will all add up! You can make a difference, have a laugh and make new friends at the same time.

To get involved, either contact me, Ruth Rees, via Facebook Messenger, or email admin@wrexhambusinessgroup.co.uk – or drop in our shop, Martin Rees Jewellers in Chester Street – or you can follow the link above on the Volunteer Wales website.

Volunteering – Citizens Advice – Ongoing



Resettlement Project Officer – WCBC – Ongoing

Resettlement Project Officer - WCBC - Ongoing

Role: Resettlement Project Officer

Hours: Full time

Salary: Grade L07

Location: Wrexham, Wrexham County Borough Council, based in the Partnerships section of the PIPS (Performance, Improvement, Partnerships and Scrutiny) team within Finance.

Contract: One year fixed term

Apply: If you would like more information on this role, please call Rachel Morris, Senior Performance, Improvement and Partnerships Officer on 01978 292261 for an informal discussion.



We are looking for someone who has excellent project coordination skills coupled with an appreciation of the challenges of resettling displaced families.  The post holder will be responsible for day-to-day coordination of the project working with a range of providers and partners to ensure that families are supported to resettle in their local community.  The post requires excellent organisation skills and an ability to monitor delivery of contracts and recognise opportunities for service improvement.

The post holder must have experience of working in partnership.  On a day to day basis they will work closely with the Equalities and Community Cohesion officers in PIPS, as well as the wider Partnership team, and also across other local authority departments and with partners from Health, Education and third sector stakeholders.   The post holder will also need to be able to develop strong and sustainable working relationships with regional partners.

We are looking for someone who can work across organisation boundaries, and work with people from a variety of backgrounds with varying job roles.  The post holder will need to be able to work without direct supervision and be able to understand and evaluate the project from both an operational and strategic perspective.

In return we can offer you an opportunity to work in a fast paced, friendly, working environment and to further develop your skills in partnership working and understanding of the work area. Appointment will be subject to satisfactory references.

Traineeship Construction Academy – Ongoing

Traineeship Construction Academy - Ongoing


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