Vacancies & Opportunities

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Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

Community Impact Bucks Trustee Positions (Voluntary) 1. Trustee: Rural Issues; 2. Trustee: Brand, Marketing and Communications

  • 2020 is here.
  • Do you find yourself ready for a new challenge?
  • Are you eager to use your skills to make a difference to communities across Buckinghamshire?
  • Do you have experience and expertise in Communications / Marketing, or Rural Affairs?
  • Have you thought about becoming a Charity Board Trustee?

We could have the answer. Community Impact Bucks is seeking to recruit a number of committed and dynamic new Trustees to join our Board in 2020.

Who are we?
Community Impact Bucks is a successful, highly respected charity dedicated to achieving a better life for the people of Buckinghamshire. We have a positive impact on a multitude of people and causes across the county – as a key cornerstone charity we help other charities, volunteers and community groups to thrive by finding funding; inspiring people to volunteer; running projects; building strong communities; and helping strengthen leadership throughout the voluntary sector.

Our vision, mission and strategic goals are highlighted on our website, along with stories and case studies of the difference we make.

The Roles
We are looking for new Trustees to join our Board at an exciting time in our development. The next phase of our organisation will involve considerable change and we know that a committed and diverse Board of Trustees will be crucial to the continued success of Community Impact Bucks. We are keen to attract committed individuals who are prepared actively to contribute to decisions and support the actions required for the future development of Community Impact Bucks.

  • As a Trustee, you will provide direction, challenge and support to the talented and dedicated team who work at Community Impact Bucks.
  • You will be part of a committed team who govern the Charity and ensure that Community Impact Bucks delivers on its mission and strategic goals.
  • You will be aligned with and motivated by our vision for improving the lives of people in communities across Bucks.
  • You will be willing and available to give of your expertise.

While not essential, we particularly welcome applications from those with passion and experience of being involved in or leading charities in Bucks.

The Board seeks to recruit two new individual Trustees who will fulfil all the generic responsibilities of the position of Trustee as well as specific expertise in (one of) the following areas in order to complement the current skillset of the Board:

Communications/ Brand/ Marketing Role
The next phase of our organisation will involve considerable change and we know that communication will be vital to our successful transformation. We have identified the need for an experienced marketing or communications professional to join our Trustee Board.

Rural Affairs Role
Do you have experience and expertise in rural communities and the issues affecting them? Buckinghamshire is made up of diverse communities, urban and rural. Changing policies at national and local level is likely to drive significant change in the next decade. Developments in housing, transport, and road and rail infrastructure projects will impact on the sustainability of communities and the environment.

At Community Impact Bucks, we want to be well-equipped to meet these challenges. In particular, we want to ensure that we have the right representation on the Board to enable us to support our rural communities throughout this transformation. We have identified the need to recruit a new Trustee to the Board who will bring considerable knowledge and experience of rural communities and of the issues affecting them. If you have experience in any of the areas affecting rural communities such as housing; transport; village halls; services; sustainability and are interested in becoming a Trustee, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Interested?
For more information or to express an interest, please email: recruitment@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

 

Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

Community and Events Fundraiser

Are you full of energy and ideas, with strong people skills, and a persuasive personality? Do you enjoy managing projects and organising successful, engaging and fun events? Do you want to get involved with a busy charity at the heart of Buckinghamshire’s voluntary and community sector?

This is an exciting time at Community Impact Bucks, and we are looking for a bright and dynamic individual to develop brilliant ideas to raise funds, organise fundraising events and inspire new supporters to raise money through events and challenges.

This will be a key role enable us to continue and grow the important work of the charity. We’re here to improve the lives of people in Buckinghamshire through helping charities, volunteers and community groups to thrive. You will also be directly supporting local charities and community groups by offering opportunities for them to extend their fundraising activities.

This could be a one-off project or an ongoing commitment. Hours and times can be flexible to suit your needs as well as ours: we anticipate one major event will require an average of 10 hours a week over a period of about 6 months. Time commitment is likely to peak around events.

This role could be split between 2 or more people.  You can volunteer from home or our office in Monks Risborough (during opening hours).  You are likely to spend some time out and about in communities around Buckinghamshire, including evenings and weekends.

If you are highly organised, able to use your initiative and capitalise on new opportunities, with the confidence to work independently, then this might be the perfect role for you!

For more information download the volunteer role description, or contact Katie Higginson, Chief Executive, on katie@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or phone 0300 111 1250.

Group Gardening

Voluntary Opportunity

Under our Group Gardening scheme which runs throughout Bucks, volunteers work as a team to carry out various gardening projects in clients’ gardens, supervised by the Community Impact Bucks gardening team leader. We always need more gardening volunteers to do valuable work and, drawing on each other’s knowledge and experience, there is always a great sense of camaraderie.

Both novice and experienced gardeners are welcome.

The scheme offers a great opportunity to learn new skills, be more physically active, make new friends and have fun whilst making a big difference to people’s lives.

For more information, click to download the role description or contact Samantha Hardy on 01844 348 831 or samantha@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Gardening 1:1

Voluntary Opportunity

Elderly and disabled people throughout Bucks need help to maintain their gardens. Through our Gardening 1:1 programme, we match our clients with volunteers who are able to tend the garden of somebody who needs help with garden maintenance.

Volunteers do not need to be experts, just lots of enthusiasm. Tasks could include:

  • Clearance of overgrown gardens
  • General gardening maintenance
  • Decorative, defensive and sensory planting
  • Cleaning of paths and patios

For more information, click to download the role description or contact Samantha Hardy on 01844 348 831 or samantha@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers - Aylesbury

Could you be a volunteer driver for a couple of hours a week? Join our new community transport scheme offering help to Aylesbury residents who are unable to access the bus to take them to the hospital or doctors. Drivers can claim 45p per mile for all volunteer journeys, plus any parking costs. Training and support will be provided by the scheme coordinator. You can commit as much or as little time as you want to fit in with your week. For more information download the role description here or email drivers@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

High Wycombe Mutual Aid - Publicity Lead - Volunteer role

Publicity Lead – Volunteer role 🧑💻

Location: Remote.

Time needed: 5-10 hours per week.

✔️ Develop new skills for your CV

✔️ Make a difference in your community

✔️ Keep your spirits up

 

As long as the pandemic goes on, residents need to know that Mutual Aid is still here to support them. The Publicity Team works to make Mutual Aid known across High Wycombe, but we need your help to continue reaching people!

The current Publicity Lead needs to step back and we are looking for someone to lead the Publicity team in an exciting new phase as we start to come out of lockdown and continue to support the community in new ways.

The role of the Publicity Lead is to lead the stream, providing direction and support to the team as needed. The current Publicity Lead will still be around for any questions. We are a friendly team of volunteers, who support each other and stay in touch between meetings.

The Publicity Lead role will take 5 hours per week on average, sometimes closer to 10 hours. Your volunteering can be done whenever suits you.

The Publicity Lead is responsible for the following activities:

  • Publicity strategy and direction for the team.
  • Agree agenda and chair the fortnightly Zoom meetings.
  • Work with the team to generate ideas for publicity. Oversee the resulting actions and support the team with their actions if needed.
  • Manage the Action log – archiving completed tasks, reminding people to update their actions, noting items that require discussion.
  • Check the email account and Slack for topics relevant to publicity.
  • Ensure everyone in the team is kept in the loop, has work to do but not too much, has opportunity to discuss and try out their ideas.
  • Maintain good relationships with the others streams including Social Media, Comms, Partnerships, and Stream Leads.

Alternatively, you could be the Publicity Deputy or a team member if you want to get to know the organisation first or you are unsure about the time commitment.

Other Publicity team activities include:

  • Helping run our social media (Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) – creating content and moderating posts.
  • Writing content for internal and external communications (newsletters, press releases, etc.)
  • Speaking on the radio.
  • Keeping track of Covid-related news and other research.
  • Taking minutes at our meetings.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, reliable and keen. If you have any experience with leadership or publicity, that would be a bonus but is not necessary.

Whether you have tons of experience or none, there’s a part you can play and we’d love to hear from you!

Here’s what the current Publicity Lead, Beth, had to say: “I have absolutely loved leading this team over the past year. My skills have grown massively and I’ve been part of something amazing that is having such an impact on the community. It’s truly a great team to be part of and we all support each other.”

 

If you are interested in this position please email: hwcoronavirusmutualaid@gmail.com

This advert has been published on our Facebook page and ideally we would prefer that applicants use that format to submit their application.

The closing date is the 20th of April 2021.

BAMER Outreach Worker - Rape & Sexual Support Service (South Buckinghamshire)

Our Rape & Sexual Support Service provides an equal opportunities service to all women over 16, regardless of their race, cultural background, sexual orientation and any disability. We want women from all walks of life to be supported by us and experience a safe and appropriate environment in which to heal.

We are looking to appoint a BAMER Outreach Worker who will raise awareness of the issues of sexual violence among BAMER women and those who work with them and ensure access for BAMER women to the full range of services provided by Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Service.

Hours: 20 hours per week
Salary: 15,000 – 16,000
Responsible to: Director
Location: High Wycombe

For more information, please see our advert.

To apply for this position, please email your CV to mona@gaiahrconsultancy.com

Aylesbury Youth Action - Youth Worker

Area: Aylesbury ValeAYA logo

Contract: Fixed Term

Hours: Flexible

Salary Bracket: Experience dependent

Aylesbury Youth Action is a local charity that aims to improve life chances for young people aged 14-24 years through Youth Volunteering opportunities, enabling them to make a positive contribution to their community.

We are looking to appoint an organised, enthusiastic and motivated individual to work with young people on a variety of projects in collaboration with other local community organisations.

For full details see our advert, poster, visit our website and contact Aylesbury Youth Action

Age UK Buckinghamshire - Befriending Plus Scheme Co-ordinator

Join our team to get Bucks Connected !

Age UK Buckinghamshire is a charity that supports older people overcome the obstacles and challenges of later life.

We are seeking to recruit an inspiring and engaging individual to join our team and help older residents of Bucks become digitally connected to promote independence and prevent loneliness. It is essential that you will have technical capability and able to support those people who have little or no experience of digital technology to become connected.

The role is initially a fixed term contract for 6 months working 25 hour per week and home based.

Salary : £21,218 fte

Please refer to our website AgeUK Bucks and complete a full application indicating evidence that you meet the Person Specification for the role.