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

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

Volunteering Opportunities at Turn End Trust – Digital Champion

Turn End Trust is in an exciting phase of developing a new Digital Engagement Programme and is looking for a volunteer for the role of Digital Champion to help deliver its Autumn/Winter programme of online events.

Generous grants from the Finnis Scott Foundation and Rothschild Foundation has enabled the Trust to commissioned PSL Technology Group (the creative event production company that delivered Thame Literary Festival’s innovation DigiTAL online programme) to set up the online talk system and train Turn End personnel and volunteers in using the cutting-edge software.

Alongside staff, the Digital Champion Volunteer will attend training sessions in use of the software,  then be present as online lectures are being delivered, as part of the ‘live’ training.  The Trust would also like you to help drive the digital project by training others.

The aim of the project is to explore gardens, landscape and their inter-relationship with architecture through online lectures by Turn End’s staff and Trustees and guest speakers. The first lecture programme will run between late Autumn 2021 and Spring 2021 and will include post-war landscapes and horticultural practice and plant knowledge at Turn End.

The project is part of the Trust’s wider development plans which include diversifying and developing our audiences, securing a sustainable and resilient future for this unique house and garden and offering vibrant contributions to Buckinghamshire’s communities, culture and heritage. The winter lecture programme will add to our existing programme of events at Turn End and off-site events with our local partners.

The programme will be advertised on the What’s On page: https://www.turnend.org.uk/new-events

If you would like to be involved in this exciting new project, please get in touch turnendtrustevents@gmail.com.

The closing date for this opportunity is the 30th of September 2021.

Aylesbury Homeless Action Group - Charity Director Vacancy

We are seeking an inspirational full-time Chief Executive Officer to join us at Aylesbury Homeless Action Group.  Someone who shares our vision and values, who can develop the charity, raise the profile of our work and sustain our long-term future.

We are looking for a dynamic and knowledgeable leader with vision.  Someone who can develop the charity and support the delivery of high-quality services, raise the profile of the work that we do, and progress the charity’s finances for the long-term future so that it continues to be sustainable for the benefit of the local community.
You will have experience working with socially excluded and/or vulnerable people and will work collaboratively with external agencies and build networks across the region.  Your experience will be coupled with a hands-on approach to motivate and support our dedicated staff.

Salary: £41,028

Closing date 1st October 2021

To apply, please read this application pack.

For more information, please contact info@ahag.org.uk or visit our website www.ahag.org.uk
 

Volunteering Opportunities at Grow Together Bucks CIC

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.

Empower to Cook CIC - Requires Someone to Carry out Bookkeeping Duties

 

Empower to Cook CIC is a not-for-profit social enterprise seeking to inspire motivate and empower people through cooking.  When we learn how to cook, we develop independence, self-esteem, and the ability to choose for ourselves. What we eat has a huge impact on our health, the environment, and the lives of those around us.www.empowertocook.co.uk

Download the JD Here

For further information email Hilda Steam

hildas@btinternet.com

Closing date: 31/10/2021

7Roadlight - Seeks Volunteer Hospital Navigator

The Hospital Navigators do not need any formal specialist skills, but a greater emphasis is around relatability, strong communications skills and the ability to show compassion and develop or show instant trust.  All volunteers will be security/DBS Cleared, receive level one safeguarding training at the hospital, and require local NHS induction.

Download Job Specifications here.

Download Role Description Flyer here

For further information contact Ishia on: 07883 346784 or 0800 7747127 or email: ishia@7roadlight.co.uk

Website: www.7roadlight@gmail.com

South Buckinghamshire Netball Association Requires a Treasurer

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