Vacancies & Opportunities

Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

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Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

Local Ambassador

We are seeking an additional Local Ambassador to promote CIB’s services and volunteering in a defined geographical area, to complement our current team who cover Great Missenden, Marlow and High Wycombe.

We are particularly interested to hear from you if you are based in Aylesbury, Amersham or South Bucks, but if the role interests you please contact us anyway if you are based in another area of Buckinghamshire (excluding Milton Keynes).

As a Local Ambassador, you will raise awareness of CIB by voluntary and community groups within as defined geographical area and encourage potential volunteers to get involved.

The role will include liaising with local groups and potential sources of volunteers which will involve a mix of visiting external groups and organisations, volunteering from home and visiting CIB offices in Monks Risborough.
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 at least three hours a week.

If you possess excellent communication and organisation skills, are good at making new contacts and ideally have a good existing network in your own local area, this volunteering opportunity may suit you.

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

Pub lunch club co-ordinator

Voluntary Opportunity

We have three vacancies for a Pub Lunch Club Coordinator to work with our county coordinator to support Pub Lunch Clubs in their communities.

The Pub Lunch Club scheme is a way of helping people maintain a level of social contact in rural areas and is aimed at the over fifties, especially those who are becoming socially isolated. The project also helps village pubs which provide a great atmosphere for the lunches.

Your main tasks would include being host on the day of the lunch, maintaining a record of the names and contact details of attendees and liaising with the pub.

We are looking for someone who can give half a day a month on the day of the pub lunch as well as dealing with occasional phone calls. The role does not need any specific qualifications and would suit someone who has an outgoing personality and is a good organiser and communicator. We currently have vacancies in Wendover, Longwick and Burnham but would be interested to hear from people all across Bucks who might be interested in the role as we are continually expanding the areas we cover.

For more information download the job description  or email communities@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers - Aylesbury

Could you be a volunteer driver for a couple of hours a week? There is currently no help for 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 job description here or email communities@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

Thames Valley Partnership - Service Manager (Victims' Services)

Service Manager – Victims’ Services

Hours: 0.8 (30 hours a week)

£32,000 pro rata (based on £40,000 FTE)

Thames Valley Partnership is an established registered charity of 25 years operating a range of support services for those affected by crime, across the three Thames Valley counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and beyond.

Following a successful funding bid to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley, the Partnership has been selected to deliver a new, specialist support service for adult victims, beginning in April 2020. The new service will be tailored to meet victims’ individual needs, and could include trauma-informed interventions in individual or group settings, advocacy support including help to access mental health or drug and alcohol services, restorative justice conferencing, as well as practical and emotional support to navigate the criminal justice process. We will work closely with two partner agencies: bringing professionals with different specialisms together.

We now therefore seek a Service Manager, who will report directly to the Partnership CEO and who will have lead responsibility and accountability for delivering the new service, managing these key relationships as well as the contract with the OPCC. Overall, the role involves providing strategic direction in the development of the service, close working with key partners and stakeholders across criminal justice services and, in the short term, the integration of existing services and support and line-management of the relevant staff. You will oversee all aspects of the service including developing a strategy for the recruitment, training, retention and supervision of staff and volunteers and the development of peer support and buddy systems.  The role will essentially  be based in the Partnership offices in Aston Sandford, Buckinghamshire HP17 8JB (however flexibility and some remote working may be negotiated for the right candidate).

Closing date for applications:  29th November at 8am

Interviews will be held on:  4th December (at the Partnership’s offices)

For a full Job Description and an Application Pack please visit the Thames Valley Partnership website https://thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk/ccc/vacancies/jobs

Thames Valley Partnership is an equal opportunities employer; the aim of our policy is to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religious belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.  We do not disbar applicants with criminal convictions and are mindful of the requirements of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974