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Welsh Drama Facilitators – Ongoing

Welsh Drama Facilitators - Ongoing

Theatr Clwyd are looking for energetic individuals to deliver drama sessions on a freelance basis.  Up to 4 hours a week available.

Interested?  Send an email to our Director of Creative Engagement, gwennan.mair@theatrclwyd.com


NEWCIS Carer Well-being Facilitator – 14th December

NEWCIS Carer Well-being Facilitator - 14th December

Role: Carer Wellbeing Facilitator

Hours: Full time and part time position pro rata 16 hours a week, plus pension allowance until June 2018

Salary:  £ 22,937

Location: Located in Flintshire area

Contract: continuation subject to funding

Apply: For more information and an information pack  please contact NEWCIS on 01352 752525

NEWCIS is seeking to appoint a Carer Wellbeing Facilitator to work with carers within Flintshire. The post will provide one to one support to carers raise awareness of carers needs and work in partnership with social care and health.

We are looking for an enthusiastic person with significant experience of working with carers or have had a caring role with the relevant experience.   Experience of working within a multi- agency setting is also essential. Good written and verbal communication skills are required.

 

Closing date for applications: 14th December 2017

Interview date: 21st December 2017


Volunteers Officer – 15th December

Volunteers Officer - 15th December

Role:Volunteers Officer

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £19,262 per annum

Location: Mold

Contract: Fixed Term

Apply: http://bit.ly/2kqU4UE

 

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

Volunteers are vital to Alzheimer’s Society which was itself founded by volunteers. Their contribution continues to be absolutely essential to our ability to improve the lives of people living with dementia. What’s more, volunteers are involved in every aspect of our work, from fundraising and campaigning to delivering services and acting as Dementia Friends and Champions.

This role is central to promoting volunteering opportunities across North Wales. Liaising and networking with other organisations in all sectors. Recruitment, retention and rewarding volunteers is the key area of this role as is induction, training and matching people to the best role for them.

The number of people whose lives are affected by dementia grows daily so we need the skills, energy and commitment of all our people – volunteers and employees – to rise to the challenge

About you

To maintain and continue building our exceptional community of volunteers, we are now looking for an experienced and well-motivated person to join us. You will also promote volunteering opportunities and spearhead our volunteer recruitment across the region.

Along with excellent people skills, you must have the confidence and expertise to communicate our vision and inspire others to take up volunteering roles.

You will need a relevant NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) or will have otherwise demonstrated that you have the relevant skills and experience to help us achieve our goals.

You should be methodical in approach and proficient in the use of MS Office packages.

This full time fixed term role covers the North Wales area so you must also be able to travel independently throughout the area.

Are you ready to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of people affected by dementia? Then take the first step and apply today.


Community Development Administrator – 15th December

Community Development Administrator - 15th December

Role: Community Development Administrator

Hours: 16 – 20 hours per week

Salary: £9.05 per hour plus option to join workplace pension scheme

Location: based in Chester

Contract:

Apply: For an information pack including job description and person specification and application form, please email hello@cwtogether.org.uk.  You can also ring Georgina Clarke for an informal chat on 07881 345031.

We’re looking for a customer focused Administrator with good office administration skills to support this exciting new project.

The successful applicant will have two years’ experience in supporting office administration. They will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills and the confidence to work on their own initiative, supporting the community development team.    An interest in supporting people working in the community and working in partnership with a wide and diverse range of organisations is desirable.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 15th December 2017.  Applications will not be accepted after this date. Interviews 8th January 2017. 

 

 


Welfare Benefits and Advice Officer – 15th December

Welfare Benefits and Advice Officer - 15th December

CAIA PARK COMMUNITY COUNCIL 

WELFARE BENEFITS / ADVICE OFFICER 

PART TIME (14 Hrs per week) 

Salary £8853 – £9446

 

The Council’s Advice Team make an essential contribution to services maximising residents’ welfare benefit entitlement and dealing with a variety of other problems such as debt, housing/council tax benefits and tax credits within the community of Caia Park, Wrexham. The service is delivered on a drop-in basis from a number of community venues.

It is essential that you have experience in most of the above disciplines. An ability to represent would be an advantage.

The position is for 14 hours per week with an expectancy to undertake additional hours to cover holidays and sickness.

Application pack available from:

Mr. M. Morris. Clerk of the Council. Community Council Offices, Prince Charles Road, Wrexham LL13 8TH 01978 354825 or preferably by email clerk@caiapark.gov.uk

Closing date: 15th December 2017


Nominated Trustee (North Wales) – 29th December

Nominated Trustee (North Wales) - 29th December

Role: Nominated Trustee (North Wales) of Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA)

Apply: submit a Personal Statement and CV including all contact details to Steve Milsom, Temporary Hon. Sec milsoms@sky.com by 23.00 on 29 December 2017

 

Advert to fill post of Nominated Trustee (North Wales)

The Board of Cymru Older People’s Alliance (COPA) agreed on 9 November that as a matter of priority, its remaining nominated or co-opted trustee vacancy should be filled by someone from North Wales to address our geographical in-balance in Board membership. Nominated or co-opted trustees are required to provide knowledge, skills and experience in respect of the age sector that the Elected Trustees do not have sufficiently. For example, expertise in running a charity, about age and ageing policy and practice, service delivery, HR, finance and administration etc. The decision to appoint a co-opted Trustee is a matter entirely for the Board to take to provide additional capacity and meet their requirements. Nominated or co-opted Trustees are appointed for a period of 3 years and can be re-appointed by the Board for a further period of 3 years.

This is a vital role as COPA became a Registered Charity in September 2017 and have introduced a new democratic membership selection process and a new agenda to forge a more coherent and impactful voice at the national level in Wales for older people’s fora and groups in every local authority area. As well as ensuring all parts of Wales are fully represented on COPA, the Board are also keen to establish its policy and practice on the Welsh language as soon as possible.

The Role

The functions and duties of charity trustees are:

(Extract from COPA Constitution)

The charity trustees shall manage the affairs of the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) [i.e. COPA] and may for that purpose exercise all the powers of the CIO. It is the duty of each charity trustee:

(a) to exercise his or her powers and to perform his or her functions as a trustee of the CIO in the way he or she decides in good faith would be most likely to further the purposes of the CIO; and

(b) to exercise, in the performance of those functions, such care and skill as is reasonable in the circumstances having regard in particular to:

(i) any special knowledge or experience that he or she has or holds himself or herself out as having; and

(ii) if he or she acts as a charity trustee of the CIO in the course of a business or profession, to any special knowledge or experience that it is reasonable to expect of a person acting in the course of that kind of business or profession.

For more information on being a charity trustee see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee-whats-involved

Skills and Experience

The individual that we are seeking to recruit for this post will ideally have:

  • A good knowledge, expertise, understanding and recent experience of policy and/or services for older people and of the age sector in North Wales;
  • Skills and experience of working with a Charity, Board, committee or group to improve the lives of older people;
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing and have good IT skills
  • The ability to speak and write in Welsh (Desirable)

Candidates who wish to be considered should submit a Personal Statement and CV including all contact details to Steve Milsom, Temporary Hon. Sec milsoms@sky.com by 23.00 on 29 December 2017. Telephone Interviews will be held in early January 2018. A final decision on appointment will be made at the Board’s next meeting in early February.

If you have any queries about this advert please contact Steve Milsom on milsoms@sky.com or 07966312672

COPA Objectives and Aims 

The object of COPA is to enable older people across Wales to have an independent voice ensuring that older people’s opinions are heard, acknowledged and acted upon, giving Older People in Wales a strong and independent national voice COPA brings together the views, opinions and concerns of local older people’s forums and organisations to the national, all- Wales level, so as to strengthen the impact of, and provide coherence to, the

representations made to Government and others.

COPA aims to achieve its object by:

  • Being an effective and informed advocate for older people’s

views

  • Identifying and sharing good practice
  • Working in partnership with older people’s organisations across

Wales to create a collective voice.

  • Developing and promoting good practice on the engagement of

older people in all actions that impact upon them, including

effective consultation that engages the views of older people at

all stages of the process.

  • Influencing policy and practice concerning current and future

older people at a local, national and regional level, including

lobbying when appropriate.

  • Working in partnership as appropriate, with Government,

statutory, voluntary and public organisations to achieve shared

aspirations.

  • Challenging age discrimination and promoting the rights of older

people as defined in the UN Principles for Older People.

  • Proactively engaging with older people’s groups to ensure that

all older people, particularly those who might be experiencing

exclusion and isolation, have a genuine and powerful voice that

recognises their experience and expert knowledge regarding

their own needs.

  • Promoting, building and extending the COPA network across

Wales

 


Board of Directors and Trustees Vacancy with Wrexham Tennis Centre

Board of Directors and Trustees Vacancy

Wrexham Tennis Centre is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic individuals to join the Board of Directors/Trustees in developing all aspects of its strategy, governance and management.
The Centre, which is the biggest in Wales is a Community Indoor Tennis Centre, supported by the local authority, Sport Wales, the LTA and Tennis Wales. It is run by a charitable limited company with a volunteer Board currently of 5 Directors/Trustees, most of whom have been involved with the Centre since before it opened in 1990. We want to strengthen the team by bringing in new blood, new skills and knowledge and fresh ideas and enabling some of our longstanding members to stand down. We are looking particularly for people who can offer skills, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • Governance
  • Financial management and accounting
  • Human Resources and Employment Law
  • Facilities management
  • Fund raising
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • PR and communications

You do not have to be a tennis player, but a keen interest in community sport would be an advantage. As importantly, we are looking for people who would be able to demonstrate a commitment to the Centre and its ethos, aims and objectives and who are passionate about working with other Directors and the staff team to ensure its long term success.
Trustees would need to attend monthly Director’s meetings as well as occasional ad hoc contact internally and externally on matters related to their individual responsibilities. Additionally they will be asked to contribute to decision-making and strategy and policy development outside formal meetings. They should be able to establish a profile within the Centre by getting to know staff and coaches and attending some of our major events.
There is no remuneration, but you would have the satisfaction of being part of ensuring that we continue to provide and improve our fantastic facility and to create opportunities for everyone in the community to participate in tennis and to love the game.
If you are interested in this role, or indeed in helping us in other ways, please send your CV to us at trustees@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk


Wrexham Tennis Centre Assistant – Ongoing

Wrexham Tennis Centre Assistant - Ongoing

Applications are invited for the postion of Centre Assistant at Wrexham Tennis Centre on Plas Coch Road, Wrexham.

The role of the centre assistant is to provide a service to all customers of the Centre including reception duties, preparing and serving food, serving drinks, ensuring health and safety and security procedures are followed, maintaining tidiness and cleanliness and making the experience of using the Tennis Centre an enjoyable one for all. A detailed job description is available from the address below.

The successful candidate will have a really positive attitude to customer service and will be self motivated and a good team player. No specific qualifications are required, although IT skills are essential and some experience in a customer facing role and of food preparation and cash handling, would be an advantage.

For the right person, preferably with an interest in tennis or sport in general there could be opportunities in the future to progress into a supervisory role.

Vacancies are available for a range of working patterns from 10 to 30 hours per week across our opening hours. The Centre is open every day and a shift system is operated to cover the hours from 7am to 10pm on weekdays and slightly shorter hours at weekends and bank holidays.

The rate of pay will depend on skills and experience. Holiday 28 days per annum (pro rata).

As the job includes serving alcoholic drinks in our licensed bar, candidates must be over 18 years of age.

For further information and an application form please contact Lucy Scott on lucy.scott@wrexhamtenniscentre.co.uk

 


Voluntary Community Chest Grants Panel – Ongoing

Voluntary Community Chest Grants Panel - Ongoing

Do you fancy making a difference to sport in Wrexham?

Wrexham Community Chest is a Sports Wales fund, giving National Lottery  grants of up to £1,500

Get – More people – More active – More often.

Would you like to be part of the decision making team that awards the grants?

Can you spare a couple of hours every other month?

Join our Community Chest Grants Panel!

For more information contact: Louise Brady – 01978 297359

 


Volunteer Administrative Assistant – ongoing

Volunteer Administrative Assistant - ongoing

Your Space are currently recruiting a Volunteer Administrative Assistant to carry our various office duties for a minimum of 5 hours per week.

Previous office experience desired.

You will be required to carry our various office duties, be computer literate and able to work independently.

To apply please e-mail C.V to yourspacewales@hotmail.co.uk

or post to Unit 1 Gwersyllt Resource Centre,

Gwersyllt,

Wrexham. LL11 4ED

Your Space, Unit 1 Gwersyllt Resource Centre, Second Avenue, Gwersyllt, Wrexham LL11 4ED

Dy le di, Uned un, Canolfan Adnoddau Cymunedol, Ail Rodfa, Gwersyllt, Wrecsam LL11 4ED

Tel/Ffon: 01978 756804

Email/Ebost: yourspacewales@hotmail.co.uk

Website/Gwefan: wwwyourspacemarches.co.uk

Registered Charity/ Elusen gofrestredig: 1153848 Company no: 8377544


Placement Request – ASAP

Placement Request - ASAP

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

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

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

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

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

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


Warehouse Assistant (Voluntary) – ongoing

Warehouse Assistant (Voluntary) - ongoing

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Local Champions Wanted! – Ongoing

Local Champions Wanted! - Ongoing

Denbighshire / Flintshire / Wrexham Local Action Group

Local Champions Wanted!

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

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

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

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

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

Or by post:

Cadwyn Clwyd

Llys Owain

Bridge Street

Corwen

Denbighshire

LL21 0AH

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Fundraisers – Ongoing

Fundraisers - Ongoing

 

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Secretary – Ongoing

Secretary - Ongoing

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

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

For further information contact the Chairman:

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


Treasurer – Ongoing

Treasurer - Ongoing

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

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

For further information contact the Chairman:

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

 


Sessional Workers – Ongoing

Sessional Workers - Ongoing

WCD Young Carers Vacancy

JOB TITLE:              YOUNG CARERS SESSIONAL WORKER

MAIN PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

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

 

POSITION IN ORGANISATION:

Reports to: Service Manager

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

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

 

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

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

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

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

 


Casual Young Carers Groups/Activity Assistants – ongoing

Casual Young Carers Groups/Activity Assistants - ongoing

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

SALARY: £8.25 per hour

REPORTING TO:  Outreach Worker/Team Leader

BASE: Powys

Aims of the Post 

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

Key Tasks

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

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Disclosure with Barring Checks

 PERSON SPECIFICATION 

Essential Requirements

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

Desirable requirements

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

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


Trustees Recruitment for NEW Dance – Ongoing

Trustees Recruitment for NEW Dance - Ongoing

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PA Finder – Ongoing

Flintshire Personal Assistant Finder - ongoing

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