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Co-evaluators for North Wales Together

Co-evaluators for North Wales Together

Co-evaluators for North Wales Together 

Barod needs 3 co-evaluators with learning disabilities to work with us in:

  • Wrexham and Flintshire and/or
  • Conwy and Denbighshire and/or
  • Gwynedd and Anglesey

Applicants can apply to work with us in one, two or all three of the areas.


At least one of the people joining the team must be happy working in Welsh. 

Please get your application to us by 1pm on Thursday 28th November 2019..


What does a Co-Evaluator do?

The co-evaluators have two roles:

  • being part of the team that plans the work and writes reports about the work
  • going out in pairs to meet and talk with people. Each pair will always have an experienced co-evaluator who can drive, and a co-evaluator with learning disabilities.


Will I be paid? 

You will be paid the Real Living Wage, the same as the other people in the team.

If you need to travel, we will pay for that.

If you need to buy food or drink when you are out working, we will pay for that.


Will I get the support I need?

We expect people to need support.

If you are chosen, we will ask you what support you need.

We will make sure you get the support you need.


How much time will it take? 

Planning the work and writing reports:

  • 1 team day in late November or early December 2019
  • 1 team day in April 2020
  • 1 team day in November 2020


Team days are from 10am to 4pm.

You may have to travel for up to 2 hours to get to the team day.

So it may be a long day.


Going out to meet and talk with people:

  • 8-12 hours a month in April 2020, May 2020 and June 2020
  • 8-12 hours a month in September 2020 and October 2020


If you apply, please get a benefits check to see how working and earning money may affect your benefits.


If this sounds like the job for you, please read on.


How to apply, document: english-coevaluators 

Please read the forms or ask someone to read the forms to you. Please tick your answers.

If you fill this in on paper, please take a photo of each page and email us the photo.

If you fill this in on a computer, please save the file and email it to us.

Please send your application to us at info@barod.org


If you do not have an email account, you can text 07800755076 and ask someone to phone you so you can fill the forms in over the phone.


Remember, you can ask someone to help you fill in the form.

At the end of the form, you must tick to say if you had help or did it by yourself.

We are very happy for people to get help. It will not count against you.

Support Assistant Role – Noon, 22nd November

Support Assistant Role - Noon, 22nd November

Role: Support Assistant Role, Llamau LGBTQ+ Supported Housing

Hours: Full Time (47 hours per week)

Salary: £19,200 per annum

Location: Rhyl

Contract: Permanent 

Apply: application_form__september__2018_version_2 Please submit your completed application to careers@llamau.org.uk by noon on 22nd November 2019

Job Description


Senior Support Worker (x 2) – 12, noon 29 November

Senior Support Worker (x 2)

Role: Senior Support Worker

Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 6:30am – 10:30am

Salary: £19,566 per annum, pro rata

Location: Rough Sleepers Intervention Team, Wrexham

Contract: Fixed Term (18 months)

Apply: https://bit.ly/33V18Le

The Wallich is a homelessness charity delivering innovative housing and support services to homeless and vulnerably housed people. The Organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff and now supports around 8000 people a year across Wales. Our work falls into four principal areas:

1. Residential supported housing projects, including direct access hostels, emergency night shelters and accommodation for people with specific issues such as substance misuse, youth services etc.
2. Floating (Tenancy) support projects in which we support people who have tenancy difficulties, sometimes with a contributing health or other need, and are in danger of losing their homes.
3. Prevention or intervention projects supplied through Homelessness Prevention Grant funding which are a broad range of services that prevent homelessness or make life better for homeless people.
4. Participation and Progression services, which are embedded in all our projects enhancing support through providing opportunities for Service Users to take an active part in their community. These services include those designed to enable people to move into meaningful activities including employment and training opportunities.
The Wallich’s values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.
Project Description
The Rough Sleeper Intervention Team project operates across Wrexham working with rough sleepers providing basic humanitarian aid in the community, with the aim of engaging vulnerable individuals in support services and signposting to relevant support. The project is funded through a charitable foundation.
Purpose of Role
To coordinate and provide support that enables and empowers Service Users to address housing and/or personal difficulties, build their skills and confidence, and ultimately improve their ability to access and maintain accommodation. The support will not create or increase dependence. It will ‘do with’ rather than ‘do for’. Support will help people improve their control, understanding and involvement in dealing with the issues that affect them, and assist Service Users to achieve their preferred outcomes.
This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS

For more information and how to apply please visit https://bit.ly/33V18Le

Project Development Officer – 4th December

Project Development Officer

Role: Project Development Officer

Hours: Part Time 15/16 hrs Week

Salary: £20,000 pa pro-rata [approx. £10/hr]

Apply: For further information Phone: 01978 391 181 | Text: 07749 391 181 | Email: info@ipac-options.org 


Who is  IPAC ?

IPAC Options is a faith-based charity providing a confidential pregnancy and post loss / abortion listening and support service.

Our Mission is to provide free impartial advice and confidential support to those women and men who are or have been experiencing emotional stress as a result of an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

We aim to provide a service which is impartial and non-judgemental, regardless of age, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, beliefs or disability. We are recognised as an advisory service by the abortion service of Betsi Cadwallader NHS Trust.  We have no links with any clinics and are not able to refer directly for termination / abortion. Here you will find mutual respect for both clients and counsellors. IPAC is part of a national network of over 80 like-minded   Independent Pregnancy Advisory centres.

Job Description

The post of Development Officer is a new one, supported by the Welsh Community Fund and is focussed on raising awareness of the service and its availability from its Wrexham base across Chester and North Wales alongside developing the organisation for expanded activity.

The person appointed to this post will have the opportunity to lead a small but highly committed team of specialist qualified counsellors and other supporters in the development of the charity, the expansion of the service and the development of the team.  As the team leader you will be expected to :-

  • Work with the trustees to help meet their vision for the work as it relates to clients who are often  under stress,  and with other linked organisations
  • Work with the team administrator in developing the recording of information in compliance with GDPR requirements and reports to appropriate bodies
  • Develop and  implement a communications strategy in conjunction with the chair of trustees and the Social Media Manager
  • With the chair of trustees, develop and extend the existing network of partners and supporters across Chester &  North Wales to raise awareness of the service
  • Make presentations about IPAC  to interested organisation about the work and availability of service support
  • Meet with the team of counsellors and trustees on a regular basis to update and encourage one another.
  • Support the implementation of the training programme for 2020
  • Manage the day to day running of the office
  • From time to time, such other things as are conducive to the work of the charity as required and agreed with the trustees.

The post is fixed term and may be extended subject to available funding and . 

More information about IPAC is available on the web-site [which is currently under revision and update!] as well as on Facebook and twitter.

Person Specification

You will be able to demonstrate at interview that you have the following skills and experience:

  • To be known in, have appropriate knowledge of, the community, and have or be able demonstrate ability to make personal contact with appropriate representatives and community activists.
  • Outgoing and confident personality that is community orientated and able to make good presentations of the work of IPAC.
  • You will have new, creative  and innovative ideas that will help the development of IPAC
  • Experience of  counselling services or other caring professions and of raising awareness of new or existing service delivery in the community would be an advantage
  • While you will be computer literate and familiar with social media, a heart for the work is more important than advanced academic qualifications.
  • You will be a team player but will need to be able to demonstrate leadership to the team
  • You will occasionally need your own transport to meet with third parties
  • The post-holder may be required to have  a full DBS Check for Safeguarding purposes

Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Member – ongoing

Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Member

We are seeking to appoint to one immediate vacancy to our Wales Committee and identify candidates for further vacancies that will arise in 2020.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission exists to protect and promote equality and human rights in Britain.

We stand up for freedom, compassion and justice in changing times. Our work is driven by a simple belief: if everyone gets a fair chance in life, we all thrive.

Being a Wales Committee member offers you a unique opportunity to influence the equality and human rights agenda in Wales.

Supporting the Wales Commissioner, the Wales Committee shapes and oversees our work in Wales, advises the Welsh Government on equality and human rights, and represents us in Wales through meeting and listening to people across the country.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • a commitment to and understanding the equality and human rights agenda across Britain and particularly in Wales
  • an understanding of how Wales and its institutions operate
  • an ability to work in partnership and engage with a wide range of stakeholders in Wales to deliver improvements
  • experience of developing strategies to deliver change
  • an understanding of, and commitment to, good governance

We welcome applications from everyone and we value diversity in our team. We are committed to being an exemplar employer with an inclusive culture, developing a workplace environment where all our colleagues are treated with dignity and respect. This is central to our recruitment process, therefore we actively encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Please visit the recruitment page for more information on how to apply. 

Salvation Army Employment Plus Programme

Salvation Army Employment Plus

Get support into work with Salvation Army Employment Plus Programme.

Are you:

  • Over 25 years old?
  • Out-of-work for 12 months or more?
  • Live in the Wrexham Area? (LL11 – LL14)

Salvation Army Employment Plus are running a CV workshop on Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th November.

Either call into The Salvation Army, Garden Rd, Wrexham LL11 2NU or contact Nicky by phone 07827036580 or email nicky.jones@salvationarmy.org.uk

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.

Traineeship Construction Academy – Ongoing

Traineeship Construction Academy - Ongoing


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