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Director, Academi Wales – 3rd December

Director, Academi Wales

Role: Director, Academi Wales

Hours: Full time (applications are welcome from people who work part time, as part of a job share or who work full time)

Salary: £70,000

Location:  Pan Wales

Contract: 2 Years

Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2L25g4m

To provide effective leadership for all aspects of the Academi Wales function, working with leaders across Welsh Public Services to improve organisational performance and build management and leadership capacity. Working to the Minister for Housing and Local Government and First Minister, it will take the lead on the cultural and behavioural development of One Welsh Public Service and setting the direction for Leadership and Management Development within the legislative context and the Programme for Government within Wales.

Through the team, the role develops and sets the public service leadership development agenda for Wales, working across Welsh Government, the Public Sector and the Third Sector. It is a very busy and varied, mostly externally, facing role which requires the postholder to develop and nurture high trust based and collaborative relationships with senior leaders across the whole of Wales. There is a significant opportunity over the term of the post to shape the One Welsh Public Service leadership agenda and to develop the Academi Wales function, its cross sector engagement and delivery work programme in its current field – but also more widely.

The role also provides professional leadership and organisational development expertise, offering advice, consultation and mentoring to both leaders and their organisations. It is supported by the Academi Wales Advisory Board which comprises representatives from the most senior levels of public service.

The role also has responsibility for the national reputation and impact of Academi Wales, working with other home nations on progressive development agendas on matters of public service leadership, building and maintaining relationships with the Scottish Executive, Greater Manchester and the Cabinet Office Centre for Public Service Leadership.

Project Development Officer – 4th December

Project Development Officer

Role: Project Development Officer

Hours: Part Time 15/16 hrs Week

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

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


Who is  IPAC ?

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

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

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

Job Description

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

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

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

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

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

Person Specification

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

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

National Co-Ordinator for Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention – 11th December

National Co-Ordinator for Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention

Role: National Co-Ordinator for Suicide and Self-Harm Prevention
Hours: Full time
Salary:  Band 8A
Location: Swansea University
Contract: fixed term post for 3 years due to funding.
Apply: please visit https://bit.ly/2KZreVF

If you are an Public Health Wales employee this post will only be offered on a secondment basis and you will need to have gained your line managers approval for the secondment prior to going to interview.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, enthusiastic, experienced and motivated person to join the national suicide and self-harm prevention team. This post is fixed term for an initial period of 3 years. The post will be based in Swansea University working to the National lead for suicide and self-harm prevention on a day to day basis.

The post holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation and delivery of the national strategic objectives of ‘Talk to Me Too’, the national suicide and self-harm prevention strategy across Wales. The role will also be responsible for co-ordinating the consistency, responses and activities of Regional Forums under the guidance of the National Advisory Group. The post will report to the National Lead for Suicide and Self-harm prevention in Wales.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Placement Marketplace for Business – 12th December

Placement Marketplace for Business

Children’s Team Leader – 13th December

Children’s Team Leader

Role: Children’s Team Leader

Hours: 35 hours per week for full time. One hour per day unpaid lunch break. Due to the nature of the role, some evening, weekend and bank holiday working is required.There is a requirement to take part in the management on call rota one week in four, for which additional payment is made.

Salary: £25 k per annum plus on call payments

Location:  Just outside Chester

Apply:  To apply, please go to our website https://www.savethefamily.org.uk/workforus/ or click on the link below and upload your CV together with a supporting statement detailing how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification: https://savethefamily.breathehr.com/v/children-s-team-leader-6260

Employment Offer

Save the Family aims to be an employer of choice, and we provide a great working environment in rural Cheshire and the opportunity to work as part of a dedicated team.

Personal Development: Save the Family is committed to continuous professional development and encourages all team members to develop their skills and abilities.

Third Sector Coordinator – 18th December

Third Sector Coordinator (Social Prescribing/Single Point of Access

Role: Third Sector Coordinator (Social Prescribing/Single Point of Access)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £21,495 per annum
Location: Flintshire Local Voluntary Council

Apply: Contact Karen Peters via jobs@flvc.org.uk to request an application pack.

Flintshire Local Voluntary Council has a vacancy for a Third Sector Co-ordinator to be based within Flintshire’s Single Point of Access (SPoA). Flintshire SPoA offers an Information, Advice and Assistance service and access to a range of Health and Social Care services to the people of Flintshire.
The SPoA is staffed by employees of Flintshire County Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Flintshire Local Voluntary Council.

Overall Purpose of the Post
As a Third Sector Coordinator within the SPoA, the purpose of the post holder is to assist Flintshire residents achieve “what matters” to them by providing information, advice and assistance so that they may benefit from what is available to them outside of the statutory sector.   As part of a small, but expanding team of Third Sector Coordinators, this post holder will have a specific remit to build and maintain links with GP Practices as part of a “social prescribing” approach to meeting patient needs.

We welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Wrexham Hospital League of Friends – 20th December

Wrexham Hospital League of Friends

Role: Wrexham Hospital League of Friends
Hours: 16 hrs per week
Salary: £17,652 (Pro rata)
Location: Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Apply: Please send your details of interest and C.V. to Mr Trevor Jones. 35 Maxwell Close, Leeswood Mold CH7 4SR

Applications are invited for the post of Part- time Shop Assistant (16 hrs per week) to work in our busy shops alongside our Shop Manager, serving hospital staff, patients, and visitors.

Finance Officer – 30th December

Finance Officer

Role: Finance Officer

Hours:  The post is contractually 25 hours per week (Monday to Friday) although there will be a need for flexibility depending on the deadlines.

Salary: The rate of pay is £10.60 per hour.

Location: Plas Madoc Leisure Centre

Apply: An application form is available from our website www.plas-madoc.com. The email address for submission of the application form is denise.chadwick@plas-madoc.com

This post offers you an opportunity to join the Splash Community Trust team at Plas Madoc Leisure Centre.  We are a successful Social Enterprise and a not for profit Charity.

The post will support the Management Team and work towards the objectives of Splash Community Trust as defined by the Members of the Board.

The successful applicant will need to have some experience in a financial environment, be IT literate, accurate, competent with sage 50 and be able to provide financial reports in a timely fashion. We are looking for a person with focus and the ability to work as part of a team as well as individually. Some experience of VAT would be beneficial but is not essential.

Job Description and Personal Specification: finance-officer-jd-ps

Research on a New Employment Initiative

Research on a New Employment Initiative


Participants needed for research on a new employment initiative: participant-recruitment-leaflet-v2-0-05-10-2018

Nurturing Young Talent Programme

Nurturing Young Talent Programme

Calling ALL businesses in North West Wales!  

Do you have talented future leaders aged 18-35 in your workplace? If so, apply today!
Your young talent could join our FINAL cohort beginning early 2020 and benefit from highly-subsidised training by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Are you struggling to keep 18-35 year olds that are key to your business success?

  • Would you like to grow confident and skilled new leaders equipped for the future?
  • Could you benefit from a fresh evidence based approach to business operations?
  • Increase the productivity and effectiveness of your business?

North Wales Business Academy are pleased to announce we are currently recruiting for the fourth and final cohort of the exciting Young Talent Academy, programme due to begin 6th February 2020.

The highly rated 15 month programme can help you to grow talented new leaders, increase productivity and bring fresh ideas into your business.
‘The Young Talent Academy has already improved my confidence having gained a new understanding of management in the workplace and this can be seen in my approach to work. It’s the perfect balance of theory and practical skills.’ 

Emily Sturgess, Iceland Frozen Foods
I have seen a huge improvement in our staff’s leadership and management skills … so I can only congratulate you on the delivery, it is clearly working!’ Hadlow Edwards Financial Planning

‘Emma is really working hard on the Young Talent Academy and her confidence is growing and starting to come through in the workplace’.  Patchwork Traditional Foods Company

For more information on the benefits of joining the Young Talent Academy, see our YouTube Channel or contact nwba@gllm.ac.uk

This programme is heavily subsidised by the European Social Fund, through the Welsh Government and entrants will gain a Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Leadership & Management.


Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Member – ongoing

Equality and Human Rights Commission Wales Committee Member

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

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

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

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

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

You will need to demonstrate:

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

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

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

Salvation Army Employment Plus Programme

Salvation Army Employment Plus

Get support into work with Salvation Army Employment Plus Programme.

Are you:

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

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

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

Volunteering – Town Centre Ambassadors – Ongoing

Volunteering - Town Centre Ambassadors

Town Centre Ambassadors project


These are extremely challenging times for many independent retailers, in Wrexham and elsewhere. We need to raise awareness of just how much our town still has to offer – both on event days and others. Even after thirty plus years trading in the town centre we still sometimes get someone turn up in our shop who says “Gosh, I’ve lived in this area for ten years and I never knew this lovely shop was here!”

Another frustration is that when we do have an event in the town, its often hard for people in (say) Eagles Meadow or Island Green shopping centres, to realise that there is anything extra going on that might tempt them to explore a little further. And sometimes even people who have come into town for that event, go away disappointed because they have not realised just where various things are happening! We know this is true because of the comments we receive on social media.

Social media can only do so much; what we need are friendly people on the spot, roving through the different areas welcoming people with a big smile, helping them to find what they need (library, toilets, a particular shop, or whatever.) And armed with maps, flyers, heritage trail leaflets, and so on – to make sure people remember their visit to Wrexham town centre with pleasure and want to repeat it soon.

Martin and I decided to kick start the project in November from our own business funds, with a two-pronged effort – a flyer on Independent Wrexham, and a first batch of tabards to be worn by our volunteers. An appeal on the Wrexham Town Matters Facebook group quickly produced our first volunteer Ambassadors, and six people so far have ventured out in the tabards on some of the Saturdays before Christmas. We all received a largely positive reception as we distributed copies of the flyer, the Snowflake Trail entry form and the WCBC Christmas booklets.

AVOW has posted this volunteer opportunity on the “Volunteer Wales” database which should help us gain extra support. (Link: http://www.volunteering-wales.net/opportunity/29990/)

Joe Bickerton of the WCBC Tourism team is hoping to design some online training for us. And I have secured permission for the Ambassadors to operate within Eagles Meadow, hopefully I will do so for Island Green as well shortly. Various places in town have supplies of tabards, leaflets etc so you can grab them and put an odd hour in if and when you have the time!

I believe this is a great way to build community spirit, and make sure all those coming to our town centre – both residents and tourists – have a really great time. There’s no need to commit to a set number of hours or regular days – if everyone does a little when they can, it will all add up! You can make a difference, have a laugh and make new friends at the same time.

To get involved, either contact me, Ruth Rees, via Facebook Messenger, or email admin@wrexhambusinessgroup.co.uk – or drop in our shop, Martin Rees Jewellers in Chester Street – or you can follow the link above on the Volunteer Wales website.

Traineeship Construction Academy – Ongoing

Traineeship Construction Academy - Ongoing


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