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Assessor in Plumbing & Heating – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 25th Feb

”Assessor

Assessor in Plumbing and Heating BLUA77282

Deeside

Salary £25,139 to £28,331 per annum, based on a salary assessment and relevant experience

Permanent, Full Time

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

As an Assessor in Plumbing and Heating, you will assess the full range of NVQ’s at Levels 2 & 3. Enrolling them on appropriate courses and providing coaching, mentoring and learning opportunities, you will be responsible for monitoring candidates progress towards qualifications, giving constructive feedback and helping them to provide a portfolio of evidence.

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must possess or be working towards an Assessor qualification and hold a professionally relevant qualification at Level 3 as a minimum. Ideally you will be gas approved. With an outgoing and positive, supportive personality and strong team working skills, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the maintenance and development of quality standards.

You do need to be self-motivated, have good organisational skills and time management, including the ability to carry out administrative tasks to support the role.

Candidates must hold a valid driving licence and have access to own transport.

Those who have experience of liaising with Managers in industry and commerce are advantageous as are those who possess or are working towards a Verifiers Award.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position.

Closing Date: 25/02/2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

Administrator – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 11th February 2019

 

”Administrator

Administrator BLUA77304
Deeside
Salary £18,002 – £19,256 per annum, based on a salary assessment and relevant experience
Fixed Term Contract until 31st October 2019

Here at Coleg Cambria, we are now looking for an Administrator to join us at our Deeside campus on a fixed term contract until 31st October 2019.

Providing administrative support to the Work Based Learning department, you will be responsible for; word processing and typing, maintaining clerical records, completing forms, data copying, storage and filing, responding to enquiries, telephone calls and emails, processing incoming and outgoing mail, booking appointments and diary maintenance. You will also be involved in event planning, marketing administration and liaising with the team and businesses to post apprentice job adverts.

This role demands an individual who holds an NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration (or equivalent) and who has recent administrative experience in a busy office environment. We’d like you to be proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as; Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and PowerPoint and be comfortable working with office equipment such as telephone systems, document scanning and data management devices.

Those who are familiar with and have experience of specialist IT packages will be advantageous, as will those who have worked in an education or training environment.

The ability to speak fluent Welsh is desirable.

In return for your hard work and dedication we can promise you; an excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, discounts of a range of college evening courses, a contribution of up to 1/3 towards professional course fees, discounted gym membership and much more!

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position.

About Us

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Closing Date: 11/02/2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

Volunteer Co-ordinator – The Reader– 7th February 2019

”Volunteer

Based at: North Wales team base, TBC in Conwy or Gwynedd
Reports To: Team Leader
Salary: £17,000 – £22,000
Hours: 35 hours per week, 30 days annual leave
Duration: Fixed Term to March 2020
Location: North Wales: Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey

About The Reader

The Reader is a charitable social enterprise which brings people together over a good story to improve mental health, build resilience and create communities through our innovative outreach model Shared Reading. We work predominantly in the Health, Criminal Justice and Education sectors however we have brought Shared Reading to people of every age and background, from pre-schoolers to end of life care. Currently we deliver over 300 Shared Reading groups per week and have worked with more 25,000 people since 2012.

We have been delivering Shared Reading groups and training others in our model for over a decade, working with diverse communities in libraries, schools, care homes, recovery centres, homeless shelters, mental health wards and in prisons. Trained Reader Leaders create a safe and welcoming space where group members can feel valued, encouraged and listened to by coming together each week to read aloud a story and a poem. Group members are invited to read aloud if they choose to and share their thoughts and personal reflections on what’s been read, creating connections not only with the literature but with each other.
It may seem a simple process but Shared Reading changes lives and our ambition is to have it take root in every community in the UK so that it is freely available wherever and whoever you are.

Our head office is in Liverpool, where The Reader began, but we are building communities of Readers across the UK and beyond with teams in London, the South West, Northern Ireland and a national prison project which spans the UK, as well as a number of international partnerships in Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.

About this role
We are looking for staff with a connection to literature who have the people management skills to develop relationships with partners and volunteers to ensure we get shared reading into the hands of those who need it.

Instructor/Demonstrator in Carpentry & Joinery – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 29th Feb

 

”Instructor/Demonstrator

Instructor / Demonstrator in Carpentry & Joinery BLUI77343
Deeside
Salary £19,343 – £22,827 per annum, based on a salary assessment and relevant experience

Are you passionate about the Carpentry and Joinery industry and looking for a role where you can share your skills and knowledge with others? Are you keen to join an organisation that invests heavily in their people and that can offer an extensive range of opportunities for continuous professional development?

If so, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

Here at Coleg Cambria, we are looking for an Instructor / Demonstrator in Carpentry and Joinery to deliver formal practical instruction and demonstration direct to student groups. You will prepare a schedule of practical activities, from information received from course co-ordinators and appropriate lecturers, and assist in monitoring the overall progress of each student; assessing competence and progress in practical activities, attendance, punctuality, discipline, and initiating action as required.

So, if you possess a Level 3 or equivalent qualification in Carpentry and/or Joinery and have recent and relevant industrial experience, then we would love to hear from you. With excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will demonstrate an understanding of current developments within your own specialist area and have the ability to assess learners within a practical situation. You’ll need to be self-confident, open and responsive to the needs of others and display energy and enthusiasm in the learning environment.

The ability to speak fluent Welsh is desirable.

In return for your hard work and dedication we can promise you; an excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, discounts of a range of college evening courses, a contribution of up to 1/3 towards professional course fees, discounted gym membership and much more!

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position and you will also be required to register with the Education Workforce Council.

About Us

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

Closing Date: 29/02/2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

Hyfforddwr / Arddangoswr Gwaith Saer ac Asiedaeth
Glannau Dyfrdwy 
Cyflog £19,343 – £22,827 y flwyddyn, yn seiliedig ar asesiad cyflog a phrofiad perthnasol

Ydych chi’n angerddol am y diwydiant Gwaith Saer ac Asiedaeth ac yn chwilio am swydd lle gallwch chi rannu eich sgiliau a’ch gwybodaeth gydag eraill? Ydych chi’n awyddus i ymuno â sefydliad sy’n buddsoddi’n helaeth yn ei weithwyr, ac sy’n gallu cynnig ystod eang o gyfleoedd ar gyfer datblygiad proffesiynol parhaus?

Support Assistant – Hafan Cymru – 28th January

”Support

Support Assistant x 4 Posts 

Young Persons’ Project RCT 

£8.45 per hour plus £57.60 sleep in allowance 

Permanent Contract 

Ref: 67.SARCT 

Location: Penygraig, Rhondda 

1 x 14 Hour Post plus one sleep in 

1 x 13 Hour Post plus two sleep ins 

2 x 7 Hour Post plus one sleep in 

25 days annual leave, (rising to 30 days after 5 years), flexible shift patterns, full training given, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, employee assistance programme. 

Full job description and application forms on our website. 

Closing date: 28th January 2019 

Gweithio i gyflogwr sy’n gwerthfawrogi ac yn hyrwyddo 

cyfle cyfartal i ymweld â: 

www.hafancymru.co.uk 

Dim cyswllt asiantaeth 

Gwasanaeth Datgelu a Gwahardd safonol (DBS). Bydd angen rhestr wirio ar gyfer gwirio Gweithlu Oedolion ar gyfer y swydd hon

To work for an employer that values and promotes 

equality of opportunity visit: 

www.hafancymru.co.uk 

Project Co-ordinator Vacancy for Same But Different

ProjectCo-ordinator

Starting salary £17,000 pro-rata (15 hours per week) – 24 months fixed term contract

Funded by Big Lottery Fund Wales

Same but Different are a Community Interest Company that uses the arts to raise awareness of rare diseases and disability to counteract prejudice.  We encourage people to look beyond first impressions and provide signposting to support organisations.

We are looking for a Project Co-ordinator to work on our exciting new project Rare Aware.  The Rare Aware project has been designed to specifically raise awareness of rare diseases and their impact on people and the communities in which they live in within the specific geographic area of North Wales.  The Project Co-ordinator will work closely with the rest of the Same but Different team and external stakeholders to deliver existing project commitments.  As a small team we will work closely together to achieve our aims.

This is a 24-month fixed term contract to start as soon as possible. The hours of work are 15 hours a week (worked flexibly according to the need of the project) including some morning, evening and weekend work.  The applicant must be a team player, flexible and organised with good communication skills. The post will be based in Mold and operate throughout North Wales. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses are paid. A Disclosure and Barring Service notification will be required.

Closing date:     31 January 2019

Job Description and further information is available from: enquiries@samebutdifferentcic.org.uk

For an informal chat about this vacancy, please call Ceridwen Hughes on 07971 983028

www.samebutdifferentcic.org.uk.


Assistant Manager – Wallich Wrexham – 22nd Feb

 

”Assistant
Assistant Manager – Wrexham
Reports To: Projects Manager
Term: Permanent
Based At: Wrexham
Salary: £23, 462 per annum
Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with flexibility
Closing Date: 22 Feb 2019 12:00PM

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

1. Residential supported housing projects, including direct access hostels, emergency night shelters and accommodation for people with specific issues such as substance misuse, youth services etc.

2. Floating (Tenancy) support projects in which we support people who have tenancy difficulties, sometimes with a contributing health or other need, and are in danger of losing their homes.

3. Prevention or intervention projects supplied through Homelessness Prevention Grant funding which are a broad range of services that prevent homelessness or make life better for homeless people.

4. Participation and Progression services, which are embedded in all our projects enhancing support through providing opportunities for Service Users to take an active part in their community. These services include those designed to enable people to move into meaningful activities including employment and training opportunities.

The Wallich’s values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and unconditional positive regard. The Wallich is committed to providing services that are trauma informed and delivered with Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) at the heart of its support. A PIE is an approach to supporting people out of homelessness whilst making significant and positive progress in overcoming trauma, substance misuse and mental illness. It also considers the psychological needs of staff: developing skills and knowledge, increasing motivation, job satisfaction and resilience. At the heart of what we do are the people we support, who are actively and meaningfully involved in their own support and encouraged to participate in the design, development and delivery of services.

Purpose of Role

To provide assistance to the Projects Manager in all aspects of the day to day running of the projects and to ensure relevant issues are brought to the attention of the Manager, along with deputising for the Manager when necessary.  To ensure the team has a consistent understanding of the mission, values, aims, objectives and policies and procedures of both the organisation and the project, to ensure that reports and finance information is provided on time to Central Services, Commissioners and Funders and to ensure the consistent and equitable application of policies and procedures with respect to both service users and staff.

This role is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure

Main Duties, Responsibilities and Person Profile

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

1. To provide management assistance to the Projects Manager in managing the projects and ensure that objectives and targets are met or surpassed.

a)      To provide assistance to the Projects Manager in all aspects of the day to day running of the project

b)    To ensure that shift rotas are prepared and adequate staff are present to work

c)      To take part in staff recruitment and ensure staff are trained and supported

d)    To ensure relevant issues are brought to the attention of the Projects Manager

e)    To deputise for the Projects Manager when necessary

f)     To ensure information is provided on time to Central Services and that the relevant policies and procedures are followed.

2. To assist in monitoring the effectiveness of the project, ensuring objectives and targets are met

a)    To assist with gathering quantitative and qualitative information in relation to objectives and targets

b)    To produce quality management review data and outcomes reports/returns for Supporting People

c)      To ensure key performance indicators are being met for the projects

d)    To ensure that records of clients using the service are maintained

e)    To provide statistics and other information to funders as required by the Projects Manager

f)     To produce reports on the effectiveness of provision for managers, Chief Executive, Management Committee and funders as requested.

3. To supervise an allocated number of staff

a)   To provide regular supervision to allocated staff in line with The Wallich’s Supervision Policies

b)   To undertake regular appraisals to allocated staff in line with The Wallich’s Appraisal Policy

c)    To agree with project staff any development needs and take appropriate measures to action these

d)   To monitor work done by the individuals and the team to ensure that duties and responsibilities are fulfilled, and obligations are met

e)   To address any areas of underperformance by the individuals or the team

f)     To ensure that the team has a consistent understanding of the mission, values, aims, objectives and policies and procedures of the project

4. To liaise with relevant agencies to ensure an effective and joined up service for clients across Wrexham

a)    To build and maintain positive relationships with relevant local agencies

b)    To ensure all staff are aware of and have details of other relevant services from induction onwards

c)    To ensure membership of all local relevant groups or committees of benefit to client group and share information gained with team

d)    To keep up to date with all local and national legislation and regulations for Homelessness and any other relevant issue e.g. Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Children Act, Domestic Abuse etc.

5. To ensure that client needs are met and that they benefit from the consistent application of policy and procedure

a)    To ensure the provision of services that meet clients’ needs.

b)    To ensure that clients have a means of expressing their views and that this expression receives appropriate consideration.

c)    To ensure that clients are aware of the mission, aims and objectives, policies and procedures of the projects and the duties, responsibilities and obligations of staff.

d)    To ensure that policy and procedure is applied consistently to all clients and that all clients are afforded equality of opportunity.

e)    To ensure new clients are admitted to the projects properly completing any necessary documentation and fulfilling other procedural requirements.

f)     To participate in the project’s work with clients with particular reference to:

i.        Meeting client’s support, care and health needs and advising on financial, housing and non-housing matters.

ii.        Ensuring assessment and support programme is comprehensive, planned and appropriate.

iii.        Establishing effective support mechanisms for clients including short term follow up support if necessary.

g)    To keep accurate, up to date records on clients and housing management issues according to procedure.

h)    To operate disciplinary procedures when appropriate.

6. Other requirements

a)    To undertake relevant training.

b)    To participate in own supervision.

c)    To represent The Wallich at relevant external meetings.

d)    To liaise with relevant bodies – Housing Associations, support agencies etc. – as appropriate and as the organisation’s representative.

e)    To ensure the maintenance of good standards of cleanliness, hygiene and adherence to Health and Safety regulations at the project.

f)     To ensure adequate administrative records are kept.

g)    To develop links with voluntary and statutory bodies in furtherance of the organisation’s work and for the benefit of the client.

h)    To undertake other duties within the remit of the post.

The list of duties and responsibilities is not an exhaustive one and may be varied from time to time by the organisation. This job description is subject to regular review.

Person Profile

1. Knowledge

a)    Knowledge and understanding of Homelessness Law and DWP Benefits

b)    Knowledge and understanding of support planning, risk and needs assessments

c)    Knowledge and understanding of the welfare changes and the potential implications to housing related support and vulnerable people

d)    Knowledge and understanding of how various issues can affect individuals, their vulnerability, and the consequential impact on communities

e)    Knowledge and understanding of the legal frameworks within which you are expected to work (e.g. POVA, Children’s Act, Mental Health Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Misuse of Drugs Act)

2. Experience

a)    Experience of managing and leading teams and individuals is desirable

b)    Experience of working with individuals with complex needs

c)    Experience of housing related support

d)    Experience of monitoring and reporting systems

e)    Experience of managing and controlling budgets is desirable

f)     Experience of preparing reports to a wide-ranging audience

3. Skills and Abilities

3.1. Working with Vulnerable People:

a)    Able to engage with diverse people and understand and value diversity.

b)    Able to respect personal choice and work non-judgementally with people who hold different views and lifestyles from your own.

c)    Able to work within and understand the importance of professional boundaries.

d)    Able to manage conflict and effectively deal with challenging situations.

e)    Able to work in a solution focused approach with effective motivational skills.

f)     Effective interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

3.2. Community Partnership and Networking:

a)     Able to professionally and effectively represent the wishes and best interests of clients and the organisation.

b)     Ability to build beneficial relationships with a range of agencies and people at front line and senior levels.

c)     Ability to confidently and professionally challenge judgemental stereotypes and inappropriate practice

d)    Confident and able to lone work on own initiative and without close supervision.

3.3. Project and Team Working

a)     Ability to form positive working relationships with members of the team and the wider organisation.

b)     Reliable and possess an understanding of how your personal lifestyle can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.

c)     Ability to gather and provide appropriate information and data.

d)     Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.

e)     Competent using Microsoft Word, Excel and MS Outlook to an intermediate level.

f)      Flexible and able to meet the changing needs of the service and the organisation.

g)     Committed to own continued professional development.

4. Other

a)    Driving licence and own vehicle is desirable but not essential.

b)    Able to work and travel across North Wales is essential.

c)    Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Induction details: 

New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

Interview details: 8th March 2019

More info: https://careers.thewallich.net/templates/Wallich/jobdetail.aspx?raparam=45504D456858754A4662632B6A2F6B616D7350445A67734C57786C5044595A66


Assessor in Plumbing & Heating – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 25th Feb

 

”Assessor

Assessor in Plumbing and Heating BLUA77282

Deeside

Salary £25,139 to £28,331 per annum, based on a salary assessment and relevant experience

Permanent, Full Time

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

As an Assessor in Plumbing and Heating, you will assess the full range of NVQ’s at Levels 2 & 3. Enrolling them on appropriate courses and providing coaching, mentoring and learning opportunities, you will be responsible for monitoring candidates progress towards qualifications, giving constructive feedback and helping them to provide a portfolio of evidence.

In order to be successful in this role, candidates must possess or be working towards an Assessor qualification and hold a professionally relevant qualification at Level 3 as a minimum. Ideally you will be gas approved. With an outgoing and positive, supportive personality and strong team working skills, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the maintenance and development of quality standards.

You do need to be self-motivated, have good organisational skills and time management, including the ability to carry out administrative tasks to support the role.

Candidates must hold a valid driving licence and have access to own transport.

Those who have experience of liaising with Managers in industry and commerce are advantageous as are those who possess or are working towards a Verifiers Award.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position.

Closing Date: 25/02/2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.


Administrator – Clwyd Special Riding Centre – 25th February

Administrator - Clwyd Special Riding Centre - 25th February

Clwyd Special Riding Centre provides equine activities for children and adults with additional needs and currently has the following vacancy.

 

ADMINISTRATOR

 

£19,760 pro rata     28 hours per week (negotiable)

 

The Administrator will be required to provide administrative support to Clwyd Special Riding Centre ensuring that it maintains its high standard of service provision.

 

 

Closing date:  12 noon Monday 25 February 2019

Invitation to Interview will be via email on Tuesday 26 February 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 5 March 2019

 

For further information and application form please contact CSRC on 01352 770446 or email: info@clwydspecialridingcentre.co.uk

 

 

 

Clwyd Special Riding Centre Ltd.  Registered Charity number: 1118241

Registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales Number 06033558

 


Business Manager – Denbighshire County Council – 25th February

Business Manager - Denbighshire County Council - 25th February
Business Manager –   Transformation of services (3 posts)

 

Job Reference:

Service: Community Support Services Location: County Hall, Ruthin

Salary: Grade 11, SCP 42-46,

Hours per week: 37 hours per week Fixed Term until end March 2020

 

 

SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY ONLY

 

The North Wales Regional Partnership Board has been awarded Welsh Government Transformation grant funding to deliver a programme of transformation within community Mental Health Services across the region.

 

We are therefore seeking to appoint three high calibre individuals who have a proven track record of delivering transformation of service across the health and social care sector.  Experience of successful multi-agency partnership working is a pre-requisite for this post as well as the ability to deliver within agreed timescales.

 

The post holders will work with the Chairs of the multi-agency Local Implementation Teams who will be responsible for delivery of the service transformation within the three areas across North Wales (West, Central and East).

 

The posts will be hosted within the Regional Collaboration Team but will work across North Wales and will be required to link into the various regional work streams to deliver on the agreed transformation programme.

 

Candidates will need to have gained agreement to a secondment by their Line Manager and their organisation.

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post, please call Bethan Jones Edwards Head of Regional Collaboration on 07920535974 and/or Lesley Singleton, Project Sponsor on 07919302339.

 

If you are interested in this vacancy, please apply on-line via the website www.denbighshire.gov.uk. For alternative methods of applying please contact Customer Services on 01824 706101.

 

Closing Date: Date

Interview Date: 25th February 2019


Instructor/Demonstrator in Carpentry & Joinery – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 29th Feb 2019

”Instructor/Demonstrator

Information in attached document.


Volunteer Co-ordinator – The Reader – 1st March

Volunteer Co-ordinator - The Reader - 1st March

 Based at: Bangor

Reports To: Team Leader

Salary: £17,000 – £22,000

Hours: 35 hours per week, 30 days annual leave

Duration: Fixed Term to March 2020

Location: Travel to Conwy, Gwynedd, Anglesey required

 

About The Reader

 

The Reader is a charitable social enterprise which brings people together over a good story to improve mental health, build resilience and create communities through our innovative outreach model Shared Reading. We work predominantly in the Health, Criminal Justice and Education sectors however we have brought Shared Reading to people of every age and background, from pre-schoolers to end of life care. Currently we deliver over 300 Shared Reading groups per week and have worked with more 25,000 people since 2012.

 

 

We have been delivering Shared Reading groups and training others in our model for over a decade, working with diverse communities in libraries, schools, care homes, recovery centres, homeless shelters, mental health wards and in prisons. Trained Reader Leaders create a safe and welcoming space where group members can feel valued, encouraged and listened to by coming together each week to read aloud a story and a poem. Group members are invited to read aloud if they choose to and share their thoughts and personal reflections on what’s been read, creating connections not only with the literature but with each other.

It may seem a simple process but Shared Reading changes lives and our ambition is to have it take root in every community in the UK so that it is freely available wherever and whoever you are.

 

Our head office is in Liverpool, where The Reader began, but we are building communities of Readers across the UK and beyond with teams in London, the South West, Northern Ireland and a national prison project which spans the UK, as well as a number of international partnerships in Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Germany and Australia.

 

About this role

We are looking for staff with a connection to literature who have the people management skills to develop relationships with partners and volunteers to ensure we get shared reading into the hands of those who need it.

This role will require you to play an important role in recruiting, supporting and training volunteers.  You will also develop and deliver a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project and build up contacts locally to set up referral routes into groups where appropriate.

Full training will be provided.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, support, train, and mentor volunteers
  • Recruit community members to reading groups/inclusion events
  • Manage the administrative processes underpinning the project
  • Plan and deliver group shared reading sessions with identified client groups by choosing and presenting a wide range of reading material, including poetry, in order to generate free-flowing conversation
  • Develop good working relationships with project partners, prioritising referral relationships into the project
  • Take responsibility for representing The Reader in public, maintaining relationships with partner agencies and ensure that positive impacts are recorded
  • Keep up to date records and write regular project reports
  • Coordinate/Issue monitoring forms and evaluation questionnaires
  • In conjunction with our Communications team, develop publicity materials, such as leaflets and posters to promote the groups – including developing and delivering a publicity plan to raise awareness of the project
  • Keep up to date records of delivery of shared reading, and volunteers in line with organisational best practice
  • Work with the a mentor to ensure volunteers deliver a quality service
  • Be an effective team member, participating in personal and professional development
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings, feeding back useful information
  • Other duties as designated by line manager.

 

 

Person Specification

 

Essential Criteria

 

  • Fluent in Welsh Language
  • A degree in English, or ability to demonstrate wide range of personal reading, including poetry and the ability to talk about it in an engaging manner
  • Excellent at reading aloud
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Project Management skills, or ability to co-ordinate a number of different activities and work to a specific plan
  • Experience of managing staff or volunteers
  • A good communicator with great presentation, listening and writing skills
  • Able to make and maintain appropriate relationships with external organisations
  • Able to deal with potentially distressing situations and challenging behaviours in a careful and calm manner demonstrating excellent emotional resilience
  • Able to work flexibly.
  • Self-motivated and able to work unsupervised in a peripatetic style.
  • Driving license and use of a car

 

Desirable Criteria

 

  • Understanding and experience of The Reader’s shared reading model
  • Experience and understanding of the voluntary sector.
  • An understanding of the problems of engaging people who think books are not for them
  • Experience in delivering training

 

 

You must be willing to undergo a fully enhanced DBS check.

Training and supervision in Shared Reading and Safeguarding practice will be provided.

 

 

 

How to Apply

Note: Please do not just send in a CV. We will only consider applications that adhere to the following process:

Visit www.thereader.org.uk and select the ‘Get Involved’ tab where you will be able to view the full job description and download an application form. Please complete the application form and submit a covering letter, explaining how you meet the requirements of this role, to kateharrison@thereader.org.uk

Your covering letter is an opportunity for you to include any additional information which could not be explained within the application form.

Deadline for applications: 1St March 2019, 9am.

NB: applications arriving after 9am will not be considered.

 

Successful applicants will be invited to interview by 5pm on 11th March. If you have not heard from us by this date, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.

Role begins: As soon as possible thereafter

Application Form Eng: job-application-form

Application Form Welsh: job-application-form-cym


Lecturer in Adult Basic Education – Coleg Cambria – 3rd March

Lecturer in Adult Basic Education - Coleg Cambria - 3rd March

Lecturer in Adult Basic Education BLUL77961

Deeside

Salary £22,827 – £38,629 per annum, based on a salary assessment and relevant experience

 

Are you passionate about what you do and looking for a role where you can share your skills and knowledge with others? Are you keen to join an organisation that invests heavily in their people and can offer an extensive range of opportunities for continuous professional development?

 

If so, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

 

Here at Coleg Cambria, we are looking for a self-confident, creative and imaginative individual to join us as Lecturer in Adult Basic Education.

 

Displaying energy and enthusiasm in the learning environment, you will perform scheduled teaching, prepare learning materials, mark students’ work, liaise with awarding bodies and exam invigilation as required. Providing educational guidance, support and counselling for all students, you will liaise with tutors from other business areas with regard to resources, curriculum development, student reports and other related matters, and complete and produce documentation such as registers, schemes of work, records of work, course review, course analysis documentation and student reports.

 

We’re looking for an individual who is qualified to Degree level (or equivalent Level 6 qualification) in a relevant specialist subject area and who holds a teaching qualification such as Cert Ed, PGCE or City & Guilds 7407. Able to prepare effective written and visual teaching materials, you will be able to identify, interpret and apply specific knowledge to practice and be a dedicated team player who can establish effective working relationships.

 

With an awareness of the importance of quality standards within teaching, you will have knowledge of a broad range of learning needs and how to support these needs within a learning environment and demonstrate and understanding of current developments within your own specialist area. You should be open and responsive to the needs of others and be able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and new ideas.

 

The ability to speak fluent Welsh is desirable.

 

In return for your hard work and dedication we can promise you; an excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, discounts of a range of college evening courses, a contribution of up to 1/3 towards professional course fees, discounted gym membership and much more!

 

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position.

 

About Us

 

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

 

Closing Date: 12/03/2019


Nursery Nurse – Blue Octopus Recruitment – 15th March

Nursery Nurse - Blue Octopus Recruitment - 15th March

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Salary £10.14 – £10.19 per hour (£16,900 – £17,000 per annum pro-rata), based on a salary assessment and relevant experience

12 Month Fixed term, Hourly paid.

 

Here at Toybox Nursery, we are now looking for a Nursery Nurse to join us on a casual, hourly paid basis.

 

Within the role, you will assist with all activities associated with the care and development of children, including their general health, welfare, safety and basic physical development. You will act as a keyworker and assist with the organisation, planning and preparation for meals, activities, rest times, cleaning and laundry.

 

So if you are qualified to NNEB, BTEC or NVQ Level 2/3 in Childcare Studies and have prior experience of working in a childcare establishment, then we want to hear from you!

 

You’ll have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, show personal drive and self-confidence, and be a strong team player who can work co-operatively with team members of all levels. You will have knowledge of child welfare issues and understand the importance of setting goals and objectives.

 

Those who hold a basic food hygiene certificate and a first aid certificate would be of distinct advantage, however this is not essential as full training can be provided.

 

The ability to speak fluent Welsh is desirable.

 

In return for your hard work and dedication we can promise you; an excellent pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement, salary sacrifice childcare vouchers, discounts of a range of college evening courses, a contribution of up to 1/3 towards professional course fees, discounted gym membership and much more!

 

A DBS Disclosure will be requested from the successful applicant being offered the position.

 

About Us

 

Coleg Cambria is one of the UK’s largest colleges employing more than 1450 staff in over five campuses, all conveniently located in North East Wales, offering easy accessibility from within North Wales, Shropshire, Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire.

 

Closing Date: 15/03/2019

 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.


Volunteer Treasurer Vacancy – Family Friends – Ongoing

Volunteer Treasurer Vacancy - Family Friends - Ongoing

Family Friends promotes the welfare of families with at least one child aged 5-11yrs . We aim to relieve parents from stress related to the upbringing of their children through the provision of advice, support, signposting and improving social and life skills.

You would be responsible for:

 Managing the Finances

 

  • Overseeing the petty cash systems and payments of volunteers expenses
  • Overseeing all income & expenditure transactions
  • Attending quarterly meetings to review funding and risks to organisation.
  • Overseeing and understanding Sage system

If you have approximately 8 hours a month to spare, the skills required and want to join the Family Friends team, please give Mary a call on 01978 366115

For a more detailed job description of this role & application pack please phone 01978 366115 or e-mail familyfriends@lineone.net

Family Friends for 5’s to 11’s is committed to the equality of opportunity and diversity.

Registered Charity No. 1160655


Community Projects Manager – Ongoing

Community Projects Manager - Ongoing

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For more details and to apply please visit: http://www.groundworknorthwales.org.uk/

 


Volunteer: Sectretary – ASAP

Volunteer: Sectretary - ASAP

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The Hafod Group of Churches is looking for:

A Volunteer Secretary

We are looking for someone with a few hours a week who will be able to help with the administration work for 3 Anglican (Church of Wales) Churches.

Skills (Required)

  • Checking and replying to email
  • Producing posters, booklets and other literature for distribution around the group
  • Taking and producing minutes.
  • Use of Google Calendar, and Google Docs for shared information
  • Being able to keep some information confidential.
  • Basic Filing
  • Organising and planning meetings.
  • Working as part of an active and growing team
  • The ability to get to Penycae, Johnstown and Rhosllannerchrugog, and Rhosymedre
  • Computer literate.
  • A willingness to learn.

Skills (Desirable)

  • Updating Facebook, Website, and Twitter with news, and events in the group (training can be given)
  • Updating a database of personal information (Training can be given)
  • Available some occasional nights for evening meetings.
  • The ability to drive.
  • The ability to speak welsh

The Role:

The work will involve supporting the Priest-In-Charge, as well as the churches in doing administrative tasks. These can involve everything from taking minutes at the Church council, to dealing with paperwork from the diocese, to booking baptisms and weddings. It can also mean ensuring that payment has been received for weddings, and writing letters of confirmation and invoices.

There will be posters to produce, and booklets to organise. There will be exploration of the cost of having some of these produced professionally, as well as coordinating with other volunteers to gather relevant information.

The role is varied, and training can be made available on the use of the systems in place, and training is also provided through the Church In Wales to support these roles.

There is an office at St. John’s Church, in Rhosymedre which will be shared with the Offa Mission Area Secretary, and some of the role will be a work-from-home.

Belief

The Hafod Group is part of the Church In Wales, and is a Christian organisation. Belief, or even church attendance is not mandatory for the role, however, the role is not suitable for someone who is openly hostile to religion. There may be times when the role will include being present for prayer, and Christian Worship is part of the pattern of doing business. This role is ideally suited for someone with an open heart towards religion.

Contact

You can explore our website at: http://www.hafodgorup.org.uk, our twitter on @HafodGroup, and our Facebook by searching for HafodGroup.

 

For more information about the role, you can contact:

Rev’d Phil Bettinson

Priest-In-Charge

The Hafod Group of Churches

Tel: 01978 86204

Email: vicar AT hafodgroup.org.uk


Traineeship Construction Academy – Ongoing

Traineeship Construction Academy - Ongoing

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