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Handy Helpers Team Assistant - Community Impact Bucks 

Handy Helpers Team Assistant, Community Impact Bucks 

Part-time role, 7 hours per week – £3,500 pro rata- (17,500 FTE)

6-month fixed term contract (FTC) – with potential for extension 

Based at our depot in Aylesbury and involves driving across Buckinghamshire using the charity’s minibus and occasional attendance at the organisation’s main office in Monks Risborough

Do you have or would you like to build on your DIY/Handyperson/Gardening skills? 

Would you like to improve the home environment of vulnerable, elderly, and disabled people? 

Do you enjoy working as part of a team? 

If you are able, enthusiastic and have basic gardening & DIY skills, this could be the role for you. 

About us 

At Community Impact Bucks, we are passionate about helping people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.  

  • We support hundreds of communities and causes across Buckinghamshire by helping charities and voluntary groups to be the best they can be – perhaps by helping them find funding, run their organisation, or find volunteers.  
  • By helping local residents to find volunteering roles, we support people who want to give back to their communities while at the same time help local charities to find the volunteers that they may need to support vital services.  
  • And through our community services, we help to build strong, resilient communities and directly help people – the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated – where we see an unmet need. 

About you 

Enthusiastic with a positive attitude and a sense of humour; you will have basic gardening & DIY skills. 

You will have the ability to demonstrate a respectful and non-judgmental approach to volunteers, clients, and colleagues. 

This project  

Provides a basic gardening and handyperson service to vulnerable elderly and disabled people in Buckinghamshire, supporting and enabling them to stay independent and remain in their homes for longer by providing internal and external repairs and odd jobs. Find more about the project here.

Key responsibilities 

Key tasks include: 

  • Carrying out basic handyperson and gardening tasks under the supervision of the Handy Helpers Team Leader. 
  • Liaising with the Handy Helpers Team Leader on the day-to-day activities of the service. 
  • Ensuring that tools and equipment are counted in/out during each visit. 
  • Working with the Handy Helpers Team Leader to ensure that the van, equipment, and storage premises are always left secure, kept clean, tidy and in good condition. 
  • Removal of waste and debris after completing work, leaving the site clean and tidy.
  • Supporting volunteer team members in their volunteering role. 

Key requirements  

  • Has basic knowledge of gardening, DIY and Trade practices.
  • Interested and able to learn how to operate equipment and power tools.
  • A good communicator and able to work as part of a team.
  • Capable of following instructions efficiently.
  • Understanding of the special needs of older and vulnerable people 
  • Willingness to be flexible when required 
  • Positive attitude and a sense of humour! 
  • Willingness to extend current knowledge and skills through training, periodicals, and e-Learning 
  • Holder of a full Driving Licence 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Community Impact Bucks is committed to challenging inequality and values the diversity of our communities in Buckinghamshire. We recognise that reflecting that diversity will only ever make our organisation better. We work to ensure an inclusive culture where colleagues feel welcomed and supported to succeed and thrive. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented communities.  

How to apply 

For more information, please download the Job Description. 

Please apply via the Charity Job website with a CV and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests meet the Job Description and Person Specification. 

Closing Date for Applications:  Friday 3rd December 2021 at 9 am  

Interviews:   Week beginning Monday 6th December 2021 

Interviews will take place via:    Zoom 

 

Head of Finance & Operations- Community Impact Bucks

Head of Finance & Operations, Community Impact Bucks

Flexible 24.5 – 35 hours per week – £37,000 pro rata (£25,900 – £37,000 actual)

Permanent

Based at Community Impact Bucks Office, Monks Risborough (our team is currently working mainly from home).

Could you provide the financial and business leadership to enable this busy charity to grow its impact and ensure financial sustainability?

About us

At Community Impact Bucks, we are passionate about helping people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

  • We support hundreds of communities and causes across Buckinghamshire by helping charities and voluntary groups to be the best they can be – perhaps by helping them find funding, run their organisation or find volunteers.
  • By helping local residents to find volunteering roles, we support people who want to give back to their communities while at the same time help local charities to find the volunteers they may need to support vital services.
  • And through our community services, we help to build strong, resilient communities and directly help people – the elderly, vulnerable and socially isolated – where we see an unmet need.

Our office in Monks Risborough has free parking and good bus and rail links. Our team is currently working mainly from home, but with access to the office when needed.

About you

You will be a fully qualified accountant with strong all-round finance capabilities that can be evidenced through experience. You will enjoy guiding the Trustees and Leadership colleagues in their strategic finance and business planning discussions, providing insightful management and monitoring information which highlights challenges and risks, as well as opportunities.

Alongside this, you must be able to demonstrate an ability to manage HR operations, governance and office management. You will be driven to identify improvements to ensure robustness and efficiency.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain and develop a sound system of financial management and control.
  • Lead on day-to-day financial operations, produce statutory accounts and lead on financial planning, working closely with the Treasurer, Trustee Board and Leadership Team.
  • Act as Company Secretary, ensuring compliance with UK Company and Charity law.
  • Oversee operations including premises management, health and safety and customer service. This may involve an office move within the first 12 months.
  • Oversee the implementation of effective HR policies, procedures, record-keeping and staff development.
  • Lead on continuous improvement of financial and operational processes to ensure the organisational maturity required to deliver strategic objectives.
  • Identify and develop commercial opportunities to generate sustainable, independent sources of income, including through the provision of business services.

Key requirements

  • Fully-qualified accountant.
  • Leadership / Management experience from a senior finance role.
  • Able to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues at all levels
  • Experience of business partnering and providing financial analysis to support key decision-making.
  • Able to manage HR operations, governance and office management.

Diversity & Inclusion

Community Impact Bucks is committed to challenging inequality and values the diversity of our communities in Buckinghamshire. We recognise that reflecting that diversity will only ever make our organisation better. We work to ensure an inclusive culture where colleagues feel welcomed and supported to succeed and thrive. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from under-represented communities.

How to apply

For more information please  download the Job Description.

Please apply via the CharityJob website with a CV and a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience and interests meet the Job Description and Person Specification by 9am on Wednesday 8th December.

Interviews will take place via video call – Teams or Zoom. Please note we may interview candidates as applications come in.

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

Specialist HR Volunteer 

  • Are you 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 Human Resources and People Management?
  • Are you looking to refresh your professional skills, or apply them to a new venture?

We could have the answer. Community Impact Bucks is seeking to recruit a specialist HR volunteer to join our team.

The Role

This is an exciting time at Community Impact Bucks, and we are looking for a bright and dynamic individual to help Community Impact Bucks to provide an HR information and advisory service to local charities and community groups. This will be a key role to support the team.

You will be working alongside the VCSE and Community Development Officer provide one-to one support sessions and/or training on a broad range of subjects including employee relations, recruitment and selection, HR administration and general HR advice.

You will also assist in the development of HR resources that Community Impact Bucks can utilise to provide support for local VCSEs.

Hours and times can be flexible to suit your needs as well as ours, but we are ideally looking for someone who can commit to a minimum of 5 hours a month.   Volunteering will be mostly from home although there may be some opportunities to volunteer from our office in Monks Risborough (during opening hours).  There will be occasional ‘in person’ delivery of advice sessions/training in the community supported by a VCSE and Community Development Officer.

Interested?

For more information download the volunteer role description.

If you think this opportunity could be for you, please contact Debi Game, Head of VCSE and Community Development on debi@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or phone 0300 111 1250 for more information.

 

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 617233 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 617233 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

Project Manager - Healthwatch Bucks

Healthwatch Bucks are seeking a new Project Manager .

Could you lead on, and deliver, a project getting feedback from at-risk groups on a new Eating Disorders model?

Background

Oxford Health NHS Trust provide mental health services across Buckinghamshire including the Buckinghamshire Adult Eating Disorders Service (BEDS). BEDS is currently expanding to enable the delivery of FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) Pathway. Healthwatch Bucks are working with Oxford Health to get feedback from groups who may be at high risk of developing an eating disorder, on this model to help inform the rollout and delivery of the service. We need a project manager to lead and deliver on this work for a period of at least 6 months.

Company Description

Healthwatch Bucks are one of over 150 independent Local Healthwatch organisations set up by the government under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.  Our role is to ensure that health and social care services put the experiences of people at the heart of their work.

For more information, please download the job description.

If you would like to apply, please download and fill in our application form.

Remote working (with regular travel across Bucks)

Deadline for applications: 12th  December (midnight)

Interview dates – 17th & 20th December

If you would like to discuss the role, please email zoe@healthwatchbucks.co.uk

Supporter Care Administrator - Cardiomyopathy UK

Supporter Care Administrator – permanent, part time (17.5 hours per week)

Salary: £10,500 pa (£21,000 full time equivalent salary)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic team player with experience in supporter care or customer service to provide administrative support to our Fundraising and Marketing Team, respond to supporter enquiries and manage the day-to-day running of our office. We’re looking for an excellent communicator who is organised and takes a proactive approach to problem-solving.

At Cardiomyopathy UK we provide information and support for everyone affected by the heart muscle disease cardiomyopathy. We’re the only charity in the UK supporting children, young people and adults with this life-limiting condition. Our vision is that everyone affected by cardiomyopathy should live a long and full life.

If this sounds like the role for you, we’d love to hear from you.

For further details, please download the job description.

To apply, send your CV with a cover letter (of no more than one page) outlining how you meet the key responsibilities and person specification of the role to charlotte.sills@cardiomyopathy.org.

Closing date: Sunday 5 December, 23:59

Volunteer Coordinator - Talkback

Looking for an exciting new Volunteer Coordinator role where you can really have an impact and develop a service?

At Talkback we help people with autism or a learning disability to lead the fulfilling lives that they want and to actively contribute to their local community.

Our organisation began 22 years ago and we deliver a wide range of projects, across Buckinghamshire, to meet the needs of people with a learning disability and/or autism.  Current projects include social & life skills training, sports & wellbeing, men’s and women’s groups, a drama group which puts on regular shows, an upcycling & woodwork enterprise, gardening & allotment groups, work experience and a creative arts group.

As part of our strategy we want to establish an internal  volunteer service that will provide additional help to our Project Workers who support our students and members. The volunteers will work alongside the Project Workers in a wide range of groups and will be able to use their knowledge and skills to help people reach their potential.

Role: Volunteer Coordinator

Salary: £23500 – £24500 pa FTE    Actual salary – £4700 – £4900 pa

Working hours: 1 day per week (can be worked flexibly)

This new role will be remote, with a requirement for you to visit our locations in High Wycombe and Aylesbury, as needed. You will be part of the HR team and will work closely with the Heads of Programme to achieve the best outcomes.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience working with and/or overseeing volunteers. You will have a strong teamworking ethic, excellent communication skills, a sense of accountability and the ability to work flexibly.

If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team making a huge difference for people with learning disabilities and/or autism then we’d like to hear from you!

Closing date: 02 December 2021

For further detail,  please download the Job Description – click here.

To apply, please fill out this application form- click here, which can be returned to helen.black@talkback-uk.com

Volunteering opportunities - Action4Youth

Current Vacancies at Action4Youth

You don’t have to have charity experience to work with Action4Youth, but you do need a desire to take on new challenges that help make a difference to young people’s lives.

We are always looking for talented, passionate and motivated people to help us achieve a better life and future for young people in Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes.

We offer a range of job opportunities across all our teams and details of our current vacancies can be viewed below.

Office Volunteer

Part-time position –  10-15 hours per week.

A brief overview of the role – To assist with the smooth running of the office, to provide administrative and general day to day office support to the HR and Admin Manager and the wider team.

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

To apply or for an informal chat, please contact jan.knight@action4youth.org or call 0300 003 2334.

 

Volunteer Youth Worker

Part-time position.  The Junction is open seven evenings a week from 3.30pm – 9.00pm and we would be grateful for a regular commitment to working with the young people who attend The Junction.

A brief overview of the role – The Volunteer Youth Worker will assist the Action4Youth core staff team to run activities for young people aged 11 – 18 years (up to 25 with Special Educational Needs). The programme runs across seven days per week with hours ranging from 3.30pm – 9.00pm. The groups include a mixture of young people from different backgrounds, some of whom may have disabilities or additional needs.  The Volunteer Youth Worker will help register and supervise young people and ensure that sessions run safely. The activities are free for all young people.

We will keep the advert open until we appoint several volunteers.

To apply , please contact jan.knight@action4youth.org or call 0300 003 2334.  For an informal chat, please contact Steven Mann steven.mann@action4youth.org  or call 07767 62148.

 

More details regarding the roles can be found at https://www.action4youth.org/work-with-us/

 

Grow Together - opportunities

Grow Together was established in August 2020. Our initial purpose was to run a community allotment, but we are also running other projects: Urban Harvest, Grow to Give, and a gardening course at a local school. Our website has more details of our organisation and the projects. www.growtogetherbucks.co.uk

 Our beneficiaries for the allotment are our volunteers – our regular group is people recovering from mental health issues. For Grow to Give, the beneficiaries are the recipients of food packages from the foodbank, One Can Trust. The beneficiaries of Urban Harvest are currently members of the general public who identify and pick surplus fruit from trees on our map. However, part of this role is to reach others who would benefit from this work.

We are currently looking for:

  • Urban Harvest Communications Manager (Temporary role)  – please find the Job description here.
  • Community Allotment Volunteer Expert Gardeners – please find the Job description here.

If you think any of these opportunities could be for you, please contact Sheila Bees at  Sheila@growtogetherbucks.co.uk  or Tel 07989571380.

Application deadline: 31 December 2021

Treasurer - South Buckinghamshire Netball Association

ROLE SUMMARY:
To manage the finances of the County
ESTIMATED HOURS:
4-5 hours per month
KEY TASKS:
• Fulfil the responsibilities outlined in this role description and adhere to the EN Code
of Conduct of the South Buckinghamshire Netball Association (SBNA)
• Manage county finances in accordance with the decisions of the SBNA and the
county expense policy.
• Challenge any significant or unplanned expenditure
• Record and monitor all transactions and keep accurate records of county income and
expenditure.
• Prepare an annual report and balance sheet for the AGM
• Arrange an annual audit of accounts for submission to the SBNA AGM and undertake
any additional audits as requested by the SBNA
• Ensure that Technical Support Group (TSG) budgets are set and agreed by the SBNA
• Recommend action on financial matters of the SBNA
• Maintain the SBNA expense policy and finance processes
• Attend SBNA Meetings and report on the County’s financial position.
• If unable to attend the SBNA meetings, ensure that a written report is send to the
County Secretary
• Liaise with England Netball and Netball South regarding Membership finances as
required
• Pay expenses as detailed in the regional expense policy.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• Be able to produce budgets and forecasts
• Be familiar with online banking
• Access to a computer, email and telephone
• Be numerate
• Good organisational skills
• To have appropriate confidentiality and handling of any sensitive of personal data in
accordance with the EN Code of Conduct and Data Protection Policy
• Be a current member of England Netball, South Region and South Buckinghamshire
Netball Association.

To apply please email:

secretary_southbucksnetball@hotmail.com

Female & Male Volunteer Advocates - the Sexual Assault & Abuse Support Service in Aylesbury Vale & Milton Keynes

You’ll support survivors of sexual abuse people to make decisions and have their voice heard. You’ll secure people’s rights, such as accessing services and ensure that people are involved in their own care and support planning.

You might support people with decisions around housing, benefits, care planning, medical decisions, and financial planning.

It can be a varied role and might include:

  • Active listening
  • Exploring options to help people make decisions about their own lives
  • Assisting people to secure their rights to the help they need
  • Enabling people to self-advocate and represent themselves,
  • Representing a person and speaking up on their behalf
  • Helping people access services

For further details  please download the Role Description.

To apply, please complete the Volunteer Application Form and send it to: support@avmksaass.org.uk 

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

Trustees - Chiltern Child Contact Centre

If you are interested in the work of the centre and would like to volunteer as a trustee, please contact us by emailing recruit@chilternchildcontactcentre.org.uk

The trustees meet 4/5 evenings per year in Amersham.  We are especially interested in recruiting people with skills in media/ marketing/ advertising and fundraising.

The advert will stay open until we appoint someone to this role.

CPRE is currently recruiting volunteers

Social Media Volunteer

By volunteering with us you’ll be helping to find positive solutions for the issues facing the countryside and the environment. By applying your skills and experience you can make a real difference and be a central part of a friendly and passionate charity.

For more information, please download the Role Profile

Volunteer Content Writer

By producing informative, engaging, and creative articles/stories for our website and publications, you’ll help to raise our profile and increase support by reaching new audiences.

For more information, please download the Role Profile

Trustees

As a trustee you’ll contribute towards decisions to develop our charity in line with our strategy and policy. You’ll also ensure our compliance with governance regulations.

For more information, please download the Role Profile

If you are interested in any of the volunteering vacancies or want to volunteer for CPRE, please contact Paula for an informal chat on:

Telephone: 07545 665950

Email: buckpaula@gmail.com