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Office Manager – 12, Noon, 18th June

Office Manager - 12, Noon, 18th June

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Swyddog Datblygu – 20 Mehefin

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Head of Project Delivery – 24th June

Head of Project Delivery - 24th June

Role: Head of Project Delivery

Hours: 37 hours per week, Full-Time

Salary: £43,130 – £58,695 pa (Outside London), £47,443 – £64,565 pa (London) + generous benefits

Location: Flexible

Contract: Permanent

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

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference, who can demonstrate experience in the following areas:

Required Experience

• Proven experience using agile project management methods to deliver projects
• Proven experience managing digital projects
• Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams, keeping them healthy, happy and productive
• Experienced at unblocking barriers to project delivery, whether human or technical
• Experienced at communicating clearly and successfully with colleagues. You will need this skill both for clear day-to-day project management, and to help colleagues to understand why and how ‘People in the Lead’ connects so closely to service design.

Desired Characteristics

• Empathetic with users
• Detail oriented
• Completer-finisher
• Enjoys building networks and getting teams of people to perform together
• Shipping-focused
• Problem solver
• Likes to deliver at pace
• Loves to iterate and improve
• Undeterred by bureaucratic complications
• Loves clear, simple documentation
• Cares about thriving communities
• Interested in the business of grant funding
• Friendly and open
• Inclusive and diversity minded
• Seeks out evidence before making decisions

Comfortable with managing multiple priorities, and handling ambiguity.


LifeWorks Event – 25th – 29th June

LifeWorks Event - 25th - 29th June

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Director, Business and Regions – 3pm, 30th June

Director, Business and Regions - 3pm, 30th June
Economy, Skills and Natural Resources
Senior Civil Service 2
The SCS pay system is a simple band structure based on job evaluation groups. The structure has three core bands, Deputy Director, Director and Director General. This role is at Director (SCS2) level and the salary we are offering is circa £88,000 per annum
Full time, but open to candidates who wish to work on a part time job share basis
Permanent
Pan Wales
You may work from any of the Welsh Government Offices in Wales. The main locations are Cardiff, Merthyr, Llandudno Junction and Aberystwyth. However, weekly travel to Cardiff will be essential for 2-3 days per week, usually including a Tuesday and Wednesday when the Assembly is in session.
Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2sHJ1HV

The Welsh Government is recruiting to three Director roles in our Economy, Skills & Natural Resources Group. These are pivotal roles in the senior leadership cadre of the Welsh Government Civil Service, and will be instrumental in delivering the Welsh Government’s programme ‘Taking Wales Forward’ and our national strategy ‘Prosperity for All’, and ensuring that our workforce is strong, skilled and sustainable for the future.

Reporting directly to the Director General, the Director posts will take a whole-government approach to the delivery of Taking Wales Forward (link) and the Prosperity for All (link) cross-cutting strategy.  They will work as part of the ESNR Senior Team to ensure that the Group’s resources, its corporate systems and processes, engagement with delivery partners and the work of the Welsh Government are aligned to, and focused on, delivering Ministerial priorities. The Welsh Government has a strong commitment to promoting and supporting diversity across the organisation and actively encourages applications from women, BAME and disabled people to ensure that we are representative of the people of Wales at all levels of the organisation.

The purpose of this post is to lead the Business and Regions Directorate of Welsh Government. This includes developing and delivering key components of the ‘Prosperity for All’ National Strategy: Economic Action Plan (EAP), ensuring successful implementation of the Plan that drives inclusive and sustainable growth across all regions for greater social and long- term economic benefit, and puts Wales in the strongest possible economic position for the future. You will help drive cultural change in our economic development work, and help shape our approach to work with  the private sector across Welsh Government as a whole.

For full details please see the above Candidate Brief and Job Description.


Vice Chair – 1st July

Vice Chair - 1st July
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Board meetings are held monthly, normally at various locations across the UHB. The UHB also has various committees, the meetings which meet either monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly.
£56,316 per annum
13
month
How to apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2kVL1Ih

The three key roles through which the board of the Betsi Cadwaladr  University Health Board demonstrates leadership within its organisation are:-

  • Formulating strategy.
  • Ensuring accountability by holding the organisation to account for the delivery of the strategy and through seeking assurance that systems of control are robust and reliable
  • Shaping a positive culture for the Board and the organisation.

The role of the Board member focuses on four key areas:-

  • Strategy – to contribute to strategic development and decision-making
  • Performance – to ensure that effective management arrangement and an effective team are in place at the top level of the organisation. To help clarify which decisions are reserved for the Board and then ensure that the rest are clearly delegated and to hold management to account for its performance in meeting agreed goals and objectives through purposeful challenge and scrutiny, and to monitor the reporting of performance
  • Risk – to ensure that financial information is accurate and that financial controls and systems of risk management and assurance are robust and defensible
  • Behaviour – to live up to the highest ethical standards of integrity and probity and comply fully with the Code of Conduct. Board members should demonstrate through their behaviour that they are focusing on their responsibilities to citizens, the organisations and its stakeholders

 


Director, Economic Strategy and Decarbonisation – 3pm, 30th June

Director, Economic Strategy and Decarbonisation - 30th June
Economy, Skills and Natural Resources
Senior Civil Service 2
The SCS pay system is a simple band structure based on job evaluation groups. The structure has three core bands, Deputy Director, Director and Director General. This role is at Director (SCS2) level and the salary we are offering is circa £88,000 per annum
Full time, but open to candidates who wish to work on a part time job share basis
Permanent
Pan Wales
You may work from any of the Welsh Government Offices in Wales. The main locations are Cardiff, Merthyr, Llandudno Junction and Aberystwyth. However, weekly travel to Cardiff will be essential for 2-3 days per week, usually including a Tuesday and Wednesday when the Assembly is in session.
Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2Jqky4w

The Welsh Government is recruiting to three Director roles in our Economy, Skills & Natural Resources Group. These are pivotal roles in the senior leadership cadre of the Welsh Government Civil Service, and will be instrumental in delivering the Welsh Government’s programme ‘Taking Wales Forward’ and our national strategy ‘Prosperity for All’, and ensuring that our workforce is strong, skilled and sustainable for the future.

Reporting directly to the Director General, the Director posts will take a whole-government approach to the delivery of Taking Wales Forward (link) and the Prosperity for All (link) cross-cutting strategy.  They will work as part of the ESNR Senior Team to ensure that the Group’s resources, its corporate systems and processes, engagement with delivery partners and the work of the Welsh Government are aligned to, and focused on, delivering Ministerial priorities. The Welsh Government has a strong commitment to promoting and supporting diversity across the organisation and actively encourages applications from women, BAME and disabled people to ensure that we are representative of the people of Wales at all levels of the organisation.

The purpose of this role is to lead the Economic Strategy and Decarbonisation Directorate of Welsh Government. This will include developing and leading Wales’ economic strategy, energy and decarbonisation work, including the economy policy components of Brexit, the development of the Fair Work agenda in Wales, and delivery of the new Economic Action Plan (within the National Strategy: Prosperity for All). You will help drive cultural change in our economic development work, and shape our strategic thinking across the Economy, Skills and Natural Resources Group as a whole.

For full details please see the above Candidate Brief and Job Description.


Chief Executive – 5pm, 30th June

Chief Executive - 5pm, 30th June

Role: Chief Executive

Salary: £50 – £55k per annum

Apply: To download an application pack please visit http://www.savethefamily.org.uk/workforus/. To apply please forward your CV with a supporting statement evidencing how you meet the personal specification requirements to jobs@savethefamily.uk.com

Save the Family have a fantastic opportunity for a Chief Executive. Responsible for working with the Board of Trustees, staff, members and other key stakeholders, the post holder will help create a positive future for Save the Family and those we serve.

An inspirational leader, and strong ambassador, you will ensure that our families continue to be places at the heart of everything we do. You will lead on developing the business plan and underpinning strategies with the aim of securing new funding streams and growing our customer base. you will use your senior experience and commercial acumen to effective manage finance and risk. With a good knowledge of Charity Governance and statutory requirements, you will ensure that the business operates effectively and is well managed. In particular, you will lead on the successful development of our family mentoring approach, whilst ensuring that key during outcomes are achieved.

For more information please read: ceo-pack-june-2018

 


A Day of Exploring Co-production – Day and Employment Opportunities – 4th July

Day and Employment Opportunities - 4th July

A Day of Exploring Co-production- Day and Employment Opportunities

Date:  Wednesday 4th July 2018

Time: 10:00 – 15:00 BST

Location: Cunliffe Centre For Enablement and Independent Living Skills, 67 Rhosddu Road, Rhosddu, Wrexham, LL11 2NW

Wrexham Day and Employment Opportunities are holding our first open event during National Co-production Week to explore the benefits of co-production with people who use services, carers and the community.

Co-production is about working in equal partnership with people using services, carers, families and citizens. Co-production has the potential to transform social care and health provision to a model that that offers people real choice and control.

Join us as we start our journey, doing things differently, working together and developing new opportunities.

Relevant to everyone who is involved or has an interest in Day and Employment Opportunities and co-production in Wrexham.

Refreshments will be available.


Volunteer: Board of Directors – 31st July

Board of Directors - 31st July

 

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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.


Train the Trainers – Ongoing

Train the Trainers - Ongoing

Learning Disability Wales are looking for trainers across Wales to deliver our ‘What matters to me training’

Would you like to help people with a learning disability understand their rights around assessment and care planning?

We are looking for people to run training sessions to groups of people with a learning disability and others.

We have developed training called ‘What matter to me’ to help people understand the assessment and care planning process under the Social Services and Well-being Act. The training aims to help people know their rights and to be able to take part. Meaningful participation is only possible if people understand what is happening and know how they should be involved.

We have developed a 1.5 hour and 3 hour training session and an easy read booklet.
• Trainers will be paid.
• You can be an individual or be part of a small team of trainers.
• We are particularly interested to hear from trainers who have a learning disability.

If you are interested in joining us as a trainer you can see our What Matters to Me project page where you can find further information and an application form or contact Simon Rose on 029 2068 1173.
Please can you forward this email to any of your contacts you think might be interested in applying.


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!


Session Support Worker – ASAP

Session Support Worker - ASAP

Role: Session Support Worker

Location: Groundwork North Wales Holiday Club, Wrexham

Hours: Casual, as and when required out of term time

Salary: £7.50 per hour

Apply: To apply please visit http://bit.ly/2pvKbot

We are currently recruiting for both Lead and Support Sessional Workers in the provision of childcare supervision on an ad-hoc basis for our Holiday Club, which caters for children aged 8-14.

We are looking for suitably qualified, energetic and enthusiastic people who will work closely with the team to lead and supervise children and staff (if applicable) in the delivery of activities of our 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 a mix of classroom based and outdoor activities in a woodland setting. These are designed to encourage children to be adventurous and develop confidence.


Lead Support Worker – ASAP

Lead Support Worker - ASAP

Role: Lead Support Worker

Location: Groundwork North Wales Holiday Club, Wrexham

Hours: Casual, as and when required out of term time

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Apply: To apply please visit http://bit.ly/2pvKbot

We are currently recruiting for both Lead and Support Sessional Workers in the provision of childcare supervision on an ad-hoc basis for our Holiday Club, which caters for children aged 8-14.

We are looking for suitably qualified, energetic and enthusiastic people who will work closely with the team to lead and supervise children and staff (if applicable) in the delivery of activities of our 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 a mix of classroom based and outdoor activities in a woodland setting. These are designed to encourage children to be adventurous and develop confidence.


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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Volunteer with Home Start – Ongoing

Volunteer with Home Start - Ongoing

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Help parents and their children by visiting them for a couple of hours a week in their own homes.

Ways to volunteer – local trustee
Each local Home-Start is an independent charity and being a trustee is all about the governance of the charity. Could you help plan and oversee how each Home-Start will support families in your community?

Ways to volunteerother helping hands
From play groups to fundraising balls and social events, there are many opportunities for willing hands.

Home-Start has 16,000 volunteers, working in 269 Home-Starts right across the UK and in British Forces bases in Germany and Cyprus. Opportunities mainly include becoming a home-visiting volunteer, working with family groups, becoming a trustee and helping with office administration or fundraising.  But there may also be other opportunities in your local Home-Start too. So if you have particular skills you’d like to offer us, we’d love to hear from you.

To find out about the volunteering opportunities near you, you should contact your local Home-Start using our online map.


Session Workers with Book of You CIC – Ongoing

Session Workers with Book of You CIC - Ongoing

Role: Session Workers

Hours: ad hoc

Location: North Wales

Apply: please contact Kathy on 01492 555381 or by emailing info@bookofyou.co.uk

Book of You CIC are recruiting sessional workers this year to work with us on our latest North Wales projects, including those living with dementia and also young adults with learning disabilities.

If you would like to find out more, we are holding a no obligation information morning in Room 3, The Optic Centre, St Asaph Business Park, Ffordd William Morgan, St Asaph LL17 0JD on 12th February between 9am and midday. You will be able to find out more about our work, ask any questions and if you decide you would like to work with us, we will arrange an interview on a separate date shortly after.

To register for this information morning, please contact Kathy on 01492 555381 or by emailing info@bookofyou.co.uk

 

Book of You CIC are recruiting sessional workers this year to work with us on our latest North Wales projects, including those living with dementia and also young adults with learning disabilities.

Book of You CIC won the Tech For Good category at the Social Business Wales Awards in 2017. In 2018 we are looking to expand our work across the UK and to help as many people as possible with our multimedia life story/reminiscence web app. At the end of last year, we updated our app to make it simpler and more intuitive and our feedback from users is very positive.

The work you’ll be doing will be interesting and varied. We are looking for people of all ages but you must have excellent communication skills and be at least reasonably confident using digital technology (especially tablet computers/iPads) as this is the main focus of our work. You will need to have a full UK driving license as your work will be with clients and their carers as part of group sessions, or in their own home. An up to date DBS check will be required and we will provide this if necessary. Please note, this will not be transferrable. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable but not essential. Sessional workers are employed on an ad hoc basis, when and where there is work to be done. You are free to accept or decline such offers of work.

The posts will suit people who are looking to work, or have worked in the caring profession or who have an interest in dementia, digital inclusion and/or learning disabilities. Previous experience in this type of work is not essential as you will receive full training and ongoing support, but as you will be working on your own most of the time, you will need to feel comfortable with this.


MS Society Cymru Volunteering – Ongoing

MS Society Cymru Volunteering - Ongoing

Fancy a new challenge in 2018 and an opportunity to learn new skills whilst supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in North East Wales? 

MS Society Cymru’s ‘My MS My Rights, My Choices’ project is funded by the Big Lottery and Masonic Charitable Foundation and offers a free and confidential information and support service for people living with and affected by MS in Wales. 

The My MS My Rights My Choices team are recruiting volunteers to help deliver the project. If you’d like to get involved or for more information please contact; 

Sophie Dyment Tel: 020 8438 0832 Mobile: 07740 753 941

Email: sophie.dyment@mssociety.org.uk


Trainee Nursery Assistant – Ongoing

Trainee Nursery Assistant - Ongoing

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AbilityNet Volunteers – Ongoing

AbilityNet Volunteers - Ongoing

Ability Net
Adapting Technology | Changing Lives
Technology advice and support in the comfort of your own home
www.abilitynet.org.uk/at-home
Freephone: 0800 269 545
Charity Number: 1067673

We provide free computer support to older people and disabled people of all ages.
Our volunteers provide free advise and technical support to disabled people using any type of technology.

We are currently looking for IT support volunteers to join Abilitynet who can help in the North Wales region.

To volunteer you need to have basic IT skills. So if you have anymore advanced IT skills that’s a bonus.

The IT support role includes call outs to people homes or community centre to help upgrade, repair, teach use of IT equipment from PC, Laptop, Mobile phones and Smart phones etc.

You can do just a few hours a week to a few days a week. This is all flexible for people currently in work, out of work wanting IT support experience and retired etc.

Your out of pocket expenses are paid for traveling by a car, motorbike this includes mileage allowance and any cost of parking to be claimed for expenses. The train ticket and bus ticket are expenses as well which can be claimed for to. You can travel within an area your happy to travel to there no set distance to travel to.


Volunteer Opportunity: Men’s Shed Assistant – ASAP

Men's Shed Assistant - ASAP

Gwersyllt Men’s Shed meets at 1pm every first Wednesday of the month at Gwersyllt Resource Centre in the atrium.

The group are looking for people who are committed to the Men’s Shed ethos and would like to help them get Gwersyllt Men’s Shed up and running and off the ground.

There are plans to put a shed outside the resource centre over the next few months and the group will then focus on gardening, litter picking, walking and woodwork.

If you are interested in finding out more please come on the first Wednesday of the month or contact the chair of the group Stephen on: stephenmatthias73@gmail.com

 

Men’s sheds was established in 2016 by Stephen & Derek, the aim of the group is to overcome social exclusion and encourage both men and women to get involved in their local community and make it a better place.
Everyone is welcome to join in.


Volunteer Opportunity: Café Assistant and Administrator – ASAP

Volunteer Opportunity: Café Assistant and Administrator - ASAP

Brynteg Community Café requires volunteers to help them in their kitchen, preparing and serving food. Duties also include cleaning and tidying the café and the kitchen. Full training will be provided and the café is a friendly and supportive environment, no experience required.

Additionally, but not essentially, the café would like someone who might be able to support with events being put on for the local community at the café, promotion and administration duties such as sending and replying to emails etc.

More information available on request.

Please contact Irene or Sandra on 01978 756650

 


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


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


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