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Centre Co-ordinator/Administrator – 20th September

Centre Co-ordinator/Administrator - 20th September

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Contact us on 01244 830436 for Job Description and Application pack

Or email info@dasunorthwales.co.uk

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Community Projects Manager – Ongoing

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For more details and to apply please visit: http://www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/


PROJECT COORDINATOR – VETERANS FORCE FOR GOOD – 28th September

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PROJECT COORDINATOR – VETERANS FORCE FOR GOOD

FULL TIME £25,000pa (18 month contract to March 2020)

Care and Repair North East Wales Ltd have been awarded funding from HM Treasury’s LIBOR fund, which supports Armed Forces Veterans. The funding enables Care and Repair to provide support to Forces Veterans and their families living in the North Wales area. The project provides opportunities for Veterans to learn new skills and gain access to employment along with supporting local Forces Families to develop their own networks, activities and support structures. The postholder will act as Project Coordinator and will have day to day responsibility for ensuring that all project outcomes are delivered.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced community project coordinator to oversee the day to day running of the project. The postholder will have significant experience of delivering community projects along with a demonstrable understanding of the needs of the Armed Forces Veterans Community.

To apply for the project please submit your CV along with a covering letter, no longer than two sides of A4, that demonstrates your experience of working within community projects along with your knowledge of the Armed Forces community. Applications should be emailed to Wendy Bowden, Chief Executive, Wendy.Bowden@CareandRepairNEW.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 28th September 2018. Please use Project Coordinator – Veterans Force for Good in the subject bar of your email.


Volunteer: 75th Birthday Champion – ASAP

75th Birthday Champion - ASAP

Role Title:  75th Birthday Champion (Big Birthday Raffle)
Department:  Income Generation
Reporting to:
Development Manager / Community Fundraiser
Location:
Within your local community

How do I apply?

Please follow this link to apply online via our website. Alternatively, please contact our Volunteer Development Team by email at volunteer@tenovuscancercare.org.uk or call us on 029 2076 8331/323 for more information.

Why am I needed?

This year, we’re celebrating our 75th birthday and as part of our celebration, we want to go back to our roots and honour the original ten businessmen who founded Tenovus Cancer Care all those years ago. Our founders launched a simple raffle with the grand prize of car and we want to pay tribute to them and do the same thing by launching our Big Birthday Raffle which will run from April to October.

And here’s where we need you! We’re looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to represent Tenovus Cancer Care within your local community by attending events and helping us to sell raffle tickets as well as raising awareness about the work we do.

The money we raise from this raffle will allow us to deliver more cancer treatments on board our Mobile Support Units to those who really need it. It means people can gain invaluable help through our support services. And it means we can carry out even more vital research into finding new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

If this opportunity is something you, or someone you know, would like to get involved with, then we’d love to hear from you.

Help us work toward a world where no one dies of cancer.

What will I be doing?

You’ll be helping us celebrate our 75th birthday and supporting our fundraising team by:

  • Attending a variety of events in your local area
  • Visiting our shops, local choir rehearsals and gigs, fundraising group meetings and events to sell raffle tickets
  • Co-ordinating birthday packs to give out in your local community
  • Promoting Tenovus Cancer Care events by distributing posters, leaflets and displays about our work throughout your community
  • Encouraging local businesses to engage with our Big Birthday Raffle campaign.
What skills and qualities do I need?
  • Proactive with a good knowledge of your local community
  • Enthusiastic about the work of Tenovus Cancer Care
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to drive and the use of your own vehicle would be advantageous as you may be out an about attending events and delivering display materials. 

How much time do I need to commit?

Ideally you’ll be able to commit to giving around two days a month to the charity. However, this may vary depending on our activity throughout the campaign and your availability. Please indicate on your application how much time you’re able to give.

What support and training will I be given? 

  • You’ll be invited to attend a training session to help you get ready for the role
  • Your Community Fundraiser will be on hand to offer you advice, support and guidance in your role, and you’ll be supported by the wider Fundraising team
  • You’ll be given raffle tickets to sell as well as a stock of materials such as banners and pop-ups to promote the campaign.

What benefits can I expect? 

  • The chance to meet new people and be part of our Fundraising Team during our 75th birthday year
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re making a vital difference to the work of Tenovus Cancer Care and the people who access our services
  • The chance to develop new skills and share existing skills
  • The opportunity to apply for our internal job vacancies
  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with organisational policy
  • The chance to gain experience of helping Wales’ leading cancer charity. 

Where will I be based?

You’ll be based at various locations within your local community, with occasional visits to our offices depending on your location.


Volunteer: Sectretary – ASAP

Volunteer: Sectretary - ASAP

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The Hafod Group of Churches is looking for:

A Volunteer Secretary

We are looking for someone with a few hours a week who will be able to help with the administration work for 3 Anglican (Church of Wales) Churches.

Skills (Required)

  • Checking and replying to email
  • Producing posters, booklets and other literature for distribution around the group
  • Taking and producing minutes.
  • Use of Google Calendar, and Google Docs for shared information
  • Being able to keep some information confidential.
  • Basic Filing
  • Organising and planning meetings.
  • Working as part of an active and growing team
  • The ability to get to Penycae, Johnstown and Rhosllannerchrugog, and Rhosymedre
  • Computer literate.
  • A willingness to learn.

Skills (Desirable)

  • Updating Facebook, Website, and Twitter with news, and events in the group (training can be given)
  • Updating a database of personal information (Training can be given)
  • Available some occasional nights for evening meetings.
  • The ability to drive.
  • The ability to speak welsh

The Role:

The work will involve supporting the Priest-In-Charge, as well as the churches in doing administrative tasks. These can involve everything from taking minutes at the Church council, to dealing with paperwork from the diocese, to booking baptisms and weddings. It can also mean ensuring that payment has been received for weddings, and writing letters of confirmation and invoices.

There will be posters to produce, and booklets to organise. There will be exploration of the cost of having some of these produced professionally, as well as coordinating with other volunteers to gather relevant information.

The role is varied, and training can be made available on the use of the systems in place, and training is also provided through the Church In Wales to support these roles.

There is an office at St. John’s Church, in Rhosymedre which will be shared with the Offa Mission Area Secretary, and some of the role will be a work-from-home.

Belief

The Hafod Group is part of the Church In Wales, and is a Christian organisation. Belief, or even church attendance is not mandatory for the role, however, the role is not suitable for someone who is openly hostile to religion. There may be times when the role will include being present for prayer, and Christian Worship is part of the pattern of doing business. This role is ideally suited for someone with an open heart towards religion.

Contact

You can explore our website at: http://www.hafodgorup.org.uk, our twitter on @HafodGroup, and our Facebook by searching for HafodGroup.

 

For more information about the role, you can contact:

Rev’d Phil Bettinson

Priest-In-Charge

The Hafod Group of Churches

Tel: 01978 86204

Email: vicar AT hafodgroup.org.uk


Traineeship Construction Academy – Ongoing

Traineeship Construction Academy - Ongoing

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Volunteering Opportunity: The Rainbow Centre – Ongoing

Volunteer at The Rainbow Centre - Ongoing
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Trustee Opportunity – ASAP

Trustee Opportunity - ASAP

Could you become a Trustee?

We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join us as Trustees

We need to strengthen our team by bringing fresh ideas, new skills, and knowledge.

We are particularly interested if you have skills in Finance,Fundraising ,PR, and Communications

You will have the satisfaction of belonging to a thriving,caring,.local charity with the aim of providing funding to purchase specialist equipment for the local Hospital

Interested then please email

Margaret Bryden Chairman at

BMargaretBryden@aol.com

 


Volunteer: Community Café Assistant – Ongoing

Community Café Assistant - Ongoing

Rhos Community Café are looking for assistants 16+

The cafe is situated in Rhos near Wrexham, duties include;

  • Cooking
  • Learning skills in our Community Café
  • Using coffee machine
  • Serving customers/building relationships in the community
  • Cleaning

Apply: Please visit https://bit.ly/2wnxq5d


Staff Nurse (bank) – Ongoing

Staff Nurse (bank) - Ongoing

Salary: £14.69 per hour
Base location: Wrexham

CAIS is seeking qualified Nurses to join its team of casual bank staff supporting adults with substance misuse problems at its residential drug and alcohol detoxification unit, Hafan Wen, providing medically managed clinical treatment support to those working towards a substance free lifestyle.

Duties will include overseeing the support and treatment of adults with drug and alcohol issues, and implementing therapeutic interventions and group work.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.


Volunteering: Sales Assistant – Ongoing

Volunteering: Sales Assistant - Ongoing

Salvation Army Charity Shop Volunteer

Volunteers are required to assist and help out in the running of the charity shop. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sorting out donations
  • Serving customers at the tills
  • Answering customer queries

Volunteering: Help for Heroes – Ongoing

Volunteering: Help for Heroes - Ongoing

Help For Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

We give the support they need to lead active, independent and fulfilling lives. Volunteers can; support participants at major sporting events across the UK.

Spread the Help for Heroes message with promotional items.

  • Find places for collection tins.
  • Assist with or run your own merchandise stall.
  • Take part or organise one of the national fundraising events.
  • Become Hero Bear for a day.
  • Attend shows with the events team.
  • Pick up a cheque from a fundraiser and pose for a quick photo.
  • Give talks and presentations for local schools, businesses and community groups.
  • Take part in the National Collection Weekends.

Whatever you decide to do, it all makes a difference!


AVOW Volunteer: Shopmobility Research Volunteer – Ongoing

Shopmobility Research Volunteer - Ongoing

Role Title Shopmobility Research Volunteer

Reports to VC Staff

Time Scale Times to be agreed. Flexible days.

Department Shopmobility

 

Role Purpose

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.

Key Tasks

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

Person

Specification Individuals will need to be confident in approaching businesses. The ability to carry out admin duties and present research information in a coherent format.

Additional

Information Volunteers will need to be available for a few hours a week. Volunteering will take place during normal working hours.


Volunteer: Support Buddies – Ongoing

Support Buddies - Ongoing

Macmillan Cancer Support is looking for Volunteer Support Buddies in the Wrexham area. This is a new and exciting volunteer-led service which aims to provide practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, including carers and family members.

Volunteers will be fully trained and will provide support which could be tailored to the individual needs of those affected by cancer, for a couple of hours a week or so over an agreed period of time.

Support could include helping around the house, assistance with shopping, giving lifts to appointments,

preparing a light meal, signposting to other services or simply having a chat over a cup of tea.

Our next induction training is taking place over a day and a half on Wednesday 7th & 14th March in Wrexham.

To find out more and to apply for this role please click here or if you are someone who could benefit from having volunteer support you can ask your Health Professional to contact us on your behalf. More information can be found here

For an informal chat please contact Rachel Twiss, Volunteering Services Coordinator on 07736275819 or by email at northwalesvolunteers@macmillan.org.uk


Volunteer: Customer Service Assistant – Ongoing

Volunteer: Customer Service Assistant - Ongoing

Role Title: Customer Service Assistant

Department: Retail, Income Generation

Reporting to: Shop Manager

Location: One of our shops across Wales & England          

Why am I needed?

Community is at the heart of everything that we do at Tenovus Cancer Care to help those affected by cancer. Our aim is simple – to deliver a vision where fewer people get cancer and those that do will receive equal access to excellent treatment.

However, we can’t do this without your help. Our shops in local communities are crucial to us raising vital funds. So, we’d like you to volunteer your time and commitment to help us make a difference. As a Customer Service Assistant you’ll be the friendly face that puts the shop together and looks after our customers. 

What will I be doing?

Your main duties could involve but may not be limited to;

  • Speaking with customers, making them welcome and answering queries
  • Cash handling and serving customers at the till
  • Accepting donations from the public
  • Putting goods on display in the shop
  • Maintaining high levels of shop standards, presentation and cleanliness
  • Generating add-on sales and Gift Aid conversion through high levels of customer service
  • Completing Gift Aid shop paperwork
  • Supporting the Shop Manager in carrying out shop security procedures
  • Promoting awareness of the charity and the services that we provide
  • Assisting the Shop Manager with activities such as stock take and general clerical duties such as filing and sorting the post.

What skills do I need?

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills both face to face and over the telephone dealing with a range of people
  • Organised and efficient at completing admin tasks
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • It’d be great if you have some knowledge of fashion, labels and trends
  • A keen eye for detail and good level of accuracy
  • Able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.

Many of the standard tasks within the shop involve standing or sitting, handling bags and donations from the public and there may be stairs to climb depending on which shop you are based in. If you have any concerns about this, please speak with the Shop Manager when expressing your interest in volunteering. For this role you will need to be over 17 years of age.

How much time do I need to commit?

We’d need you to give around half a day per week if you can with the possibility to do more if you’d like to. However we appreciate any time you’d like to give; please let us know this on your application form. All we ask is that you try and give the same hours each week and that you let us know as soon as you can if you’re not able to make it. This’ll help us to plan our rotas.

What support will I be given?

  • Before starting with Tenovus Cancer Care, we ask that you do try a small number of hours in the shop so we can both see how the role may suit you. The amount of hours can be decided between you and the Shop Manager
  • Following that the Shop Manager and team will be on hand to run you through the basics of helping in a shop in your first few days and they will always be on hand after that. Becoming a volunteer with Tenovus Cancer Care can be a rewarding experience and is certainly invaluable to the charity and its goals.

What benefits can I expect?

  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with organisational policy
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’re making a vital difference to the work of Tenovus Cancer Care, and in particular the people who access our unique services
  • The opportunity to be bring new ideas to the shop whilst developing your admin, retail and customer service skills
  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • Access to all internal vacancies
  • Access to training
  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of our Retail Team
  • The chance to gain experience of helping Wales’ leading cancer charity. 

Where will I be based?

You’ll be based within your local Tenovus Cancer Care shop.

How do I apply?

If you are over 17 years old and would like to apply please contact the Shop Manager in your local shop directly or alternatively please contact our Volunteer Development Team on 029 2076 8850 for an informal chat or e-mail volunteer@tenovuscancercare.org.uk for an application form should you require one. Alternatively please follow this link to Apply Online.


Volunteer Opportunity: Designer (18+) – Ongoing

Designer - Ongoing

Use your practical skills and ingenuity to help people with disabilities live fuller and more independent lives.

The role involves designing and making pieces of equipment for individuals who have a specific need.

Requests for help come from health professionals or directly from the public and we only help where no existing product is commercially available. You will be joining a local group of like-minded enthusiasts and with some opportunities for collaboration.

About REMAP

REMAP is a national charity, working through groups of skilled volunteers to help people with disabilities achieve independence and a better quality of life. REMAP do this by designing and making equipment for their individual needs. this helps them carry out daily tasks, or take part in leisure occupations that would otherwise be impossible for them. Everything is given free to the person it helps.


Volunteer: Stock Preparation Assistant – Ongoing

Volunteer: Stock Preparation Assistant - Ongoing

Role Title: Stock Preparation Assistant

Department: Retail, Income Generation

Reporting to: Shop Manager

Location: One of our shops across Wales & England          

Why am I needed?

Community is at the heart of everything that we do at Tenovus Cancer Care to help those affected by cancer. Our aim is simple – to deliver a vision where fewer people get cancer and those that do will receive equal access to excellent treatment. However, we can’t do this without your help. Our shops in local communities are crucial to us raising vital funds. So, we’d like you to volunteer your time and commitment to help us make a difference. We need you to help select and prepare the best clothes, shoes and accessories for sale on the shop floor and turn our rags into riches. 

What will I be doing?

  • Sorting donations of clothes, shoes and accessories into saleable stock and items for us to sell in our shops
  • Preparing stock for sale by hanging, sizing, steaming and labelling each item
  • Pricing garments at their full value to generate maximum income by considering the brand, quality, fashionability and condition of each item
  • Research goods for sale on eBay, car boot sales, auctions and competitors to make sure we’re charging the best prices
  • Maintaining high levels of shop standards, presentation and cleanliness
  • Speaking with customers, making them welcome and answering queries
  • Promoting awareness of the charity and the services that we provide.

What skills do I need?

  • A strong interest in fashion and clothing with an appreciation of quality and knowledge of brands
  • Be able to work quickly and accurately with a keen eye for detail
  • Able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team
  • Able to communicate effectively with other members of the team and customers
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Able to think methodically
  • Previous retail skills would be an advantage but not essential.

Many of the standard tasks within the shop involve standing or sitting, handling bags and donations from the public and there may be stairs to climb depending on which shop you are based in. If you have any concerns about this, please speak with the Shop Manager when expressing your interest in volunteering.

How much time do I need to commit?

We’d need you to be able to give around 4 hours per week if you can with the possibility to do more if you’d like to. However we appreciate any time you’d like to give; please let us know this on your application form. All we ask is that you give the same hours each week and that you let us know as soon as you can if you’re not able to make it. This’ll help us to plan our week. 

What support will I be given?

  • Before starting with Tenovus Cancer Care, we ask that you do try a small number of hours in the shop so we can both see how the role may suit you. The amount of hours can be decided between you and the Shop Manager.
  • Following that the Shop Manager and team will be on hand to run you through the basics of helping in a shop in your first few days and they’ll always be on hand after that.
  • Becoming a volunteer with Tenovus Cancer Care can be a rewarding experience and is certainly invaluable to the charity and its goals. 

What benefits can I expect?

  • Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed in line with organisational policy
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a vital difference to the work of Tenovus Cancer Care, and in particular the people who access our unique services
  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • Access to all internal vacancies
  • Access to training
  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of our Retail Team
  • The chance to gain experience of helping Wales’ leading cancer charity.

Where will I be based?

You will be based within your local Tenovus Cancer Care shop.

How do I apply?

Please contact the Shop Manager in your local shop directly or alternatively please contact our Volunteer Development Team on 029 2076 8850 for an informal chat or e-mail volunteer@tenovuscancercare.org.uk for an application form should you require one. Alternatively please follow this link to Apply Online.


Support Worker – Ongoing

Support Worker - Ongoing

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