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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.


Education Worker – 5pm, 21st February

Education Worker - 21st February

Role: Education Worker

Hours:  21 hours/week

Salary: Salary – NJC Scale 22 – 25 – £20,661 – £22,658 (pro rata) + 6% pension

Location: Wales

Contract: The post is for a fixed term period of up to 12 months

Apply:

To download an application pack please visit http://www.theredcard.org

or write to:

Show Racism the Red Card
The Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
NE30 2AY

Email: info@theredcard.org 

 

 

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity.

Our aim is to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racism message to young people and society.

The post is involved in delivering workshops to young people and adults throughout Wales, working within the team to help organise anti-racism events, reporting, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team.

Due to some of the Welsh rural locations visited, candidates must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car / driver.

The successful candidate will initially work from home with a view to securing local office space.  The post involves delivering workshops across the whole of Wales with a focus on delivery across North Wales.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience in a similar role including delivering workshops to young people and adults
  • Excellent communications skills; written, telephone and inter personal
  • Commitment to tackling racism and other forms of inequality
  • Ability to meet specific deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to develop new educational ideas and activities

SRtRC offer good conditions of service including, flexible working hours, annual leave of 25 days (pro rata) rising with service, plus bank holidays and a group pension scheme.


Peripatetic Support Worker – 12, noon, 23rd February

Peripatetic Support Worker - 12, noon, 23rd February

Role: Peripatetic Support Worker

Hours: 37 hours per week

Salary: probationary salary £17,200 pro rate riding to £17,721 pro rata on satisfactory completion of 6 month probationary period

Location: St. Asaph

Apply: http://bit.ly/2Aa6qpX

Do you want to work for an innovative, dynamic forward thinking organisation?

Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Hafan Cymru
Our Vision: Communities free from abuse
Our Mission: Preventing abuse and promoting independence
Our Value: Our work is underpinned by the following Values



Support Worker – 12, noon 23rd February

Support Worker - 12, noon 23rd February

Role: Support Worker

Hours: 37  hours per week

Salary: probationary salary £17,200 pro rate riding to £17,721 pro rata on satisfactory completion of 6 month probationary period

Location: Wrexham and Flintshire

Contract: Permanent

Apply: http://bit.ly/2nMpi7D

 

Do you want to work for an innovative, dynamic forward thinking organisation?

Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives?

Hafan Cymru
Our Vision: Communities free from abuse
Our Mission: Preventing abuse and promoting independence
Our Value: Our work is underpinned by the following Values


Volunteer: Church and Community Cold Weather Shelter – 27th February

Church and Community Cold Weather Shelter - 27th February

Church in Wales are looking for volunteers and will be providing volunteer training run by Housing Justice on Tuesday 27th February the sessions will take place in Wrexham with the venue to be confirmed.

The volunteer training takes about 2 and a half hours and we will be doing two sessions on that day one at 1.30pm – 4pm and another from 7pm – 9pm (you only need to attend one session).

Following on from a meeting that took place last year in St Margret’s about the church and community cold weather shelters run by Housing Justice, Church in Wales are looking to develop a pilot project for a cold weather shelter in Wrexham to run over 4 weeks in March in conjunction with Housing Justice.  The project will run approximately 3 nights per week for the 4 week pilot over three locations (church buildings)in Wrexham so that each location will be used once per week.  Homeless people (guests) will be referred to the project from existing homelessness provisions.

There will be many volunteer opportunities, some behind the scenes such as cooking, baking, setting up the venues or providing welcome packs as well as working directly with the guests using the shelter.

There is a further volunteer opportunity for venue coordinators that will mean a bit more responsibility (such as coordinating volunteers for each shift, ensuring smooth running of pilot at that venue and booking in guests).

If you would like to attend a volunteer training session to find out more about the project and how you might be able to help please email: Stephen ConvillHomelessness Engagement Officer at s.convill@housingjustice.org.uk

Please state which session you would like to attend.  If you might be interested in becoming a venue coordinator please tell Stephen and he will give you more information.

 

Below is the link for the latest rough sleeper stats for Wales: https://statswales.gov.wales/Catalogue/Housing/Homelessness/Rough-Sleepers/roughsleepers-by-localauthority

 


Grant Funds Manager – 28th February

Grant Funds Manager - 28th February

Role: Grant Funds Manager

Hours: Full Time

Salary: £30,785 to £32,486 Per Annum

Location: Cardiff/Aberystwyth/Rhyl

Contract: Permanent

Apply: please visit https://www.recruit3.org.uk/job/grant-funds-manager-415.htm

  • Responsible to: Assistant Director European Operations, Consultancy & Business Development
  • Responsible for: Grants Officer
  • Key Responsibilities: To lead an excellent grant fund management function
  • Salary: WCVA Grade D – £30,785 to £34,538
  • Base: Cardiff / Aberystwyth / Rhyl
  • Annual leave: 25 days plus bank holidays plus five discretionary days
  • Travel: Use of public transport is preferred; when this is not convenient, staff may use their own vehicles or use the car rental system. Mileage rates are paid in accordance with recommended Inland Revenue rates.
  • Hours: 35 hours per week. A flexi time scheme is in operation and time off in lieu is permissible for any work required to be undertaken outside the normal hours.
  • Superannuation: The post will attract a maximum contribution of 9% of annual salary to WCVA’s approved pension scheme or membership to the local authority final salary pension scheme.
  • Language skills: Welsh language skills would be an asset to the post but are not considered essential.

Aim of the Post

Manage and grow WCVA’s non-European grant management function to ensure effective implementation, administration, assessment, monitoring and reporting of the funds under management including the Landfill Disposals Tax and Wales for Africa grant schemes.

Main duties

  • Ensure there are appropriate processes and systems in place to effectively deliver the grant funds’ agreed objectives and performance targets
  • Adhere at all times to performance, audit, risk and governance policy requirements in respect of WCVA, Welsh Government and other funders requirements
  • Ensure the smooth introduction of grant schemes including their promotion in liaison with Welsh Government or other funders as applicable
  • Actively seek and secure new grant fund management opportunities liaising and working directly with other WCVA teams
  • Undertake assessment of funding applications in accordance with WCVA’s grant management policy and procedures
  • Ensure that recommendations for grant awards comply at all times with the terms and conditions of the grant through effective assessments, quality assurance processes, evaluation, and taking corrective action where needed
  • Prepare and contribute to the production of data and management information to meet recording requirements, including reports to the Panel, Welsh Government, partners and other stakeholders
  • Manage and co-ordinate the grant assessors to ensure effective delivery in accordance with WCVA’s procedures and criteria set by Welsh Government and other funders
  • Develop and maintain links with key stakeholders and partners, extending reach within communities
  • Keep abreast of policy developments linked to the funds under management including biodiversity, waste minimisation, wider environmental enhancements and international development trends.
  • Provide training, information and support to potential applicants, grant holders and assessors as set out in each grant scheme contract
  • Develop a bilingual communications plan with WCVA’s communications team
  • Monitor and manage allocated budgets and seek opportunities to increase efficiencies and improve value for money
  • This is not an exhaustive list. The post holder may be asked to carry out additional duties from time to time or, as required, by the developing needs of the service or organisation.

Person Specification

The following are essential skills: (candidates who cannot demonstrate these skills will not be short listed)

  • A track-record of being able to provide a consistent, transparent and non-discriminatory grant assessment and award recommendation service that provides the highest quality provision to applicants whilst adhering to regulatory and contractual needs.
  • Experience in the implementation, management and continuous improvement of efficient operational systems and processes including the development of online grant application and management systems
  • Knowledge and experience of the Third Sector
  • Knowledge of key policy areas including;
  • Biodiversity environmental enhancements including waste minimisation
  • International development and Wales’ contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
  • An ability to manage and support team members in undertaking a grant assessment function to provide a consistent and coherent service
  • The confidence to communicate both orally and verbally difficult grant award decisions to applicant organisations in a way that is constructive and clear
  • An ability to work on your own initiative with an adaptable attitude towards altering work plans at short notice to meet changes in priorities
  • Experience of managing stakeholder relationships, maintaining maximum support from stakeholders/partners
  • Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences using a range of media including social media, websites, information sheets, presentations, case studies and project reports
  • Good IT skills
  • A commitment to equal opportunities

The following are key skills: (these skills are needed for the role but could be acquired on the job or through training within 6 months of appointment)

  • Experience of providing advice and training to organisations on funding, grant application and project management best practice
  • Experience of working with Welsh government departments and political representatives.
  • Experience of developing and delivering training materials and resources

The following are desirable skills: (these skills are preferable, and would enhance the application)

  • Welsh language skills would be an asset to the post but are not considered essential.

Volunteer Opportunity: St. David’s Day Parade – 1st March

Volunteer Opportunity: St. David's Day Parade - 1st March

Mentor Maelor will be celebrating St. David’s Day in style again this year with a parade through the streets of Wrexham on Thursday 1st March (1:00-2:00pm).  We are also holding a competition for businesses to decorate shop windows in the town.

To ensure the event is a success, we need the help of volunteer stewards for the parade in Wrexham.  We will need at least 20 stewards in Wrexham, primarily to stand and guide people at the corners/junctions of streets and to ensure that the parade moves safely along the route.  We will also need stewards in Queen’s Square before, during, and at the end of the parade and for the celebrations.  Every steward will be given guidance by the staff of Menter Iaith Fflint a Wrecsam and they will be loaned a high viz jacket for the event.  Certain stewards will be using Walkie Talkies.   Stewards for the Wrexham parade will need to be available from 12:00 and assistance to tidy away equipment at the close of the event would also be much appreciated.

We ask kindly for your support by offering your time to volunteer to steward the event.  We look forward to hearing from you very soon.

If you are also able to further publicise this call for volunteers, we would be most grateful.

gwen@menterfflintwrecsam.cymru                       01352-744040


Solicitor – 1st March

Solicitor - 1st March

Role: Solicitor

Hours: Part time position – 17.5 per week

Salary: £29,948 per annum (pro-rata for part time)

Location: Wrexham, Rhyl or Felinheli

Apply: For further information, a job description & application form please visit our website – https://sheltercymru.org.uk/what-we-do/work-with-us/current-vacancies/

We are looking for an enthusiastic part time Solicitor to deliver a specialist legal casework service in housing law & to represent homeless people or people in housing need in North Wales.

The post is expected to provide a range of legal services and support for Shelter Cymru staff and the public; including litigation work.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintaining an active caseload, including litigation, which enables homeless people or those with housing problems to enforce their existing rights.
  • Ensure all work meets the contractual requirements of the Legal Aid Agency
  • Provide support to Shelter Cymru’s housing advice services by answering legal queries on housing law, the legal process, tactics and other relevant areas of law
  • You will have excellent drafting, communication and analytical skills and the ability to work independently.
  • You will assist with advising Shelter Cymru’s policy and campaigns team on relevant legal changes and their implications, as well as delivering training / briefings on aspects of housing law.

Shelter Cymru offers generous terms and conditions, including 29 days annual leave for full time members of staff plus 2 concessionary Shelter Cymru days.  If you want to help end homelessness in Wales, we would love to hear from you

Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home.

We understand the damage that bad housing causes. Every day we deal with the effect it has on people’s lives.

Shelter Cymru challenges discrimination in all areas of its work and employment practices.

Charity No 515902


Lead Drupal Developer – 5th March

Lead Drupal Developer - 5th March

Role: Lead Drupal Developer

Hours: Full time, but open to candidates who wish to work on a part time job share basis

Salary: £37,600 – £44,950

Location: Cardiff

Contract: This is a 2 year fixed term post, with the possibility of being made permanent

Apply: please visit http://bit.ly/2EDSBj5

This is an exciting time to join the Welsh Government as we modernise our online presence.  We want to expand our team of developers and we’re looking for an experienced Drupal developer to hit the ground running and join a friendly team.

As an experienced Drupal developer, you will demonstrate attention to detail and dedication to your work.  You’ll relish a challenge and will enjoy working as part of a team to deliver new products and improve existing sites.

You’ll work as part of the Corporate Digital Team to ensure that the Welsh Government makes best use of the capability of its websites. The post will involve being part of an agile delivery team, working on a range of exciting projects.

This is a demanding yet rewarding role in a key area. We encourage and support skills development through relevant accreditation and conference events such as Drupalcon.  We also offer a variety of equipment choices for the role.

You will form part of Welsh Government’s Digital, Data and Technology profession.  This is a growing profession within Welsh Government and you will have to opportunity to be part of the community and to develop the role of that community within the organisation.


Community Agents – 6th March

Community Agents - 6th March

The Rainbow Centre are looking to recruit Community Agent/s for a new Community Wellbeing Service.

The Rainbow Centre have been working together with our local Community Councils to bring a new service, which will provide Community Agents with Social Prescribing in the form of a ‘Community Wellbeing Service’.

Role: Community Agents

Hours: Part time and full time opportunities available

Salary: £9 per hour, plus travelling expenses

Location: Community Agent/s to operate in Wrexham Maelor South Community Council areas of:

  • Bronington,
  • Overton,
  • Penley & Bettisfield,
  • Hanmer,
  • Bangor on Dee,
  • Marchwiel, Sesswick,
  • Erbistock and Eyton

Apply: Please contact caroline.tj@rainbowcentrepenley.org.uk for the job description and application, please complete an application form and return it to caroline.tj@rainbowcentrepenley.org.uk

Full training and support will be provided but you will need a good knowledge of the local community and the district.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they can proactively engage with and support older people in the community often on a one to one basis. Working as part of a team you must have excellent spoken and written communication skills and possess the ability to solve problems. You must have good IT skills, a full driving licence and use of your own car.  All appointments will be subject to a DBS check.

PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER DETAILS www.rainbowcentrepenley.org.uk   OR EMAIL CAROLINE caroline.tj@rainbowcentrepenley.org.uk for the job description and application.

The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 6th March 2018            Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th March 2018

 


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 with Home Start – Ongoing

Volunteer with Home Start - Ongoing

Ways to volunteerhome visiting
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.


Volunteer: Minute Taker – ASAP

Volunteer: Minute Taker - ASAP

The Wrexham Area Civic Society is looking for a volunteer minute taker to take minutes at their Monthly Meetings.

For more information,  please tel 01978 356765

About Wrexham Area Civic Society:

We are people who care about our town and countryside and wish to balance the past with the present and future. We promote excellence in architecture and landscape through our annual awards scheme. We aim to foster debate through our programme of talks.

Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wrexhamcivic/


Through the Gate Mentors (Male Voluntary Role) – Ongoing

Through the Gate Mentors (Male Voluntary Role) - Ongoing

Role: Through the Gate Mentors

Apply: http://bit.ly/2GYmiwL

Pact, a leading charity working with offenders and their families is providing a new mentoring service for prisoners, supporting them on release into the community.

Across North Wales we have opportunities for male volunteers to provide mentoring support to offenders on release from custody. Our Through The Gate Mentors meet with Service Users prior to their release from prison, on the day of their release, and approximately two weeks after release. You will provide 1:1 mentoring support and help with their immediate resettlement needs. This may include escorting the Service User to appointments in the community, linking them in with appropriate support services, and providing practical and emotional support during the mentoring period.

All volunteer mentors will receive a comprehensive training programme, and will be supported to develop in the role by a supervisor. You will need to access to IT, transport, and will be fully reimbursed for all costs incurred as part of the role. Volunteers will need to be able to commit to 1 full day per week, Monday to Friday.

All mentors will undergo an enhanced DBS and prison-standard vetting as a requirement of the role.

About Prison Advice and Care Trust

Pact is a national charity which supports people affected by imprisonment. We provide practical and emotional support to prisoners’ children and families, and to prisoners themselves.Pact provides services in 35 prisons across England and Wales. This includes Family Support Caseworkers, Visitors’ Centres, children’s play, tea bars, relationship and children education courses and resettlement projects. Pact also run training for prison, probation and local authorities.

www.prisonadvice.org.uk

For further information or to register your interest, please click the “Fill in an Application” link to the right hand side– we will ask you to complete a short online application form, and then contact you to arrange a meeting


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.


WCVA Trustee Opportunity

WCVA Trustee Opportunity

Can you help us make a real difference in Wales?

WCVA is looking for someone with digital, communications or marketing skills to join our board of trustees. Previous board or trustee experience is not necessary.

We are looking for someone to join WCVA’s board as a  trustee who has skills/experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Digital – can you help us increase our digital participation?
  • Communications – can you help us communicate across multiple platforms and to people all over Wales?
  • Marketing – have you got ideas about how we can promote the work of charities, voluntary groups and volunteers?

If you have skills/experience in social media, digital communications, reaching out to audiences and getting messages across then we would love to hear from you.

For further details and how to apply please visit our website

 


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 Support / Receptionist – ASAP

Volunteer Support / Receptionist - ASAP

 

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Duties to include: 

To answer the door and greet clients whilst counselling takes place.

There may also be occasional photocopying or small administration tasks to complete.

Also support to counsellors by acting as a third person to cover lone working of counsellors in the evening.

Please note there will be long quiet periods so it would be acceptable to bring a book or own work.

About Stepping Stones: 

Stepping Stones is a registered charity providing therapeutic services to adults who have been sexually abused as children across the region of North Wales.

Location:

Stepping Stones,
59 King Street,
Wrexham
LL11 1HR

Contact:

by phone: 01978 352717

or visit their website: http://www.steppingstonesnorthwales.co.uk/contact-us/

 


Volunteer Opportunity: Focus Wales – ASAP

Volunteer Opportunity: Focus Wales - ASAP

 

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Volunteer Opportunity: New Project with Nightingale House Hospice – ASAP

New Project with Nightingale House Hospice - ASAP

A new project aimed at supporting local people with advanced heart failure is looking for volunteers to get involved in the New Year.

Starting from January 8th, Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham is teaming up with Dr. Jenny Welstand and Wrexham Maelor Hospital’s Heart Failure Team to deliver improved palliative care services for those living with advanced heart failure, and their families.  Funded initially for 18 months by the St. James’ Place Charitable Foundation, the project aims to look at how patients living with advanced heart failure can best be supported in terms of wellbeing and care.

Sister Kay Ryan, Outpatient Services Co-ordinator at Nightingale House explains: “This is a new collaborative project looking to build long-term support structures and self-help mechanisms for people across our catchment area experiencing heart failure.  We will be piloting monthly drop-in meetings for patients over the next four months and have invited a group of patients to attend.  They will be given the opportunity to share their own thoughts and ideas about the drop-in going forward but in order to make this idea sustainable in the long-term we will need volunteer support to help us run the sessions.

“This type of volunteering may appeal to people who have experience of caring for someone with heart failure in a personal or professional capacity or to those who enjoy meeting people and working in a sociable environment.  It’s a great opportunity to get involved with something new for the New Year and we encourage anyone interested to get in touch.”

If you would like to know more or feel you could offer your time once a month, please feel free to contact Kay Ryan on 01978 316 800.


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


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

Form: eng-expression-of-interest-to-become-a-lag-member


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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