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Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

Head of Finance & Operations

Part Time 21-28 hours per week, £37,000 pa pro rata

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?

We are advertising a number of new roles that will take the charity into the exciting next phase of development and ensure we’re strong, focused and better placed than ever to respond to our communities’ changing needs and adapt to new opportunities and challenges, while making the best use of our resources and developing ambitious services for the future.

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.

Follow the links to see our full advert and job description, and download our application form. [We are aware that some browsers may prevent downloads of these documents. If this is the case please try downloading it from CharityJob or email recruitment@communityimpactbucks.org.uk for a copy].

Closing Date: 9am 30th November

Finance & Operations Assistant

Full Time 35 hours per week, £20,000 per annum

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

Could you carry out the financial and administrative tasks that keep this busy charity running? If you are highly organised, with an eye for detail and great Excel skills, then this could be the role for you.

We are advertising a number of new roles that will take the charity into the exciting next phase of development and ensure we’re strong, focused and better placed than ever to respond to our communities’ changing needs and adapt to new opportunities and challenges, while making the best use of our resources and developing ambitious services for the future.

Skilled in use of IT software, in particular Excel, you get satisfaction from seeing everything running smoothly, have an eye for detail, and are happy to work on your own initiative as part of a remote team.

Able to manage your own time, you will have a flexible approach and be keen to test new ways of working to improve business processes.

Follow the links to see our full advert and job description, and download our application form. [We are aware that some browsers may prevent downloads of these documents. If this is the case please try downloading it from CharityJob or email recruitment@communityimpactbucks.org.uk for a copy].

Closing Date: 9am 30th November

VCSE & Community Development Officer (x2)

2 full-time roles, 35 hours per week – £27,000 per annum

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

Are you passionate about helping Buckinghamshire’s communities, charities and voluntary groups to be strong and resilient? Could you provide information, advice and training, and support local communities to make a difference?

If you have experience of developing and delivering activities in a community setting, or knowledge of what it takes to run a voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE), this could be the role for you.

We are advertising a number of new roles that will take the charity into the exciting next phase of development and ensure we’re strong, focused and better placed than ever to respond to our communities’ changing needs and adapt to new opportunities and challenges, while making the best use of our resources and developing ambitious services for the future.

Passionate and experienced in voluntary and community action, you will have a flexible approach and relish variety in your work. While you won’t have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the work, you will be resourceful and enjoy working as part of a team, drawing on each other’s skills and experience to find the best solutions.

Skilled at leading projects from ideas stage through to completion, you will take the lead on particular projects and knowledge areas, and be excited to learn and develop your expertise.

An excellent communicator, you enjoy building partnerships and working with people from a variety of backgrounds, with a strong awareness of diversity and inclusion value, and the ability to judge situations and personalities quickly and adapt style accordingly.

Follow the links to see our full advert and job description, and download our application form. [We are aware that some browsers may prevent downloads of these documents. If this is the case please try downloading it from CharityJob or email recruitment@communityimpactbucks.org.uk for a copy].

Closing Date: 9am 30th November

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

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 role description  or email communities@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

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

Thames Valley Partnership

The Victims First Specialist Service is an amalgamation of three existing services designed to cater for adult victims of crime with complex practical and emotional needs.

We now have vacancies for three Outreach and Inclusion Workers (working with our Oxon, Berks and Bucks delivery teams) to work specifically with BAMER communities to improve their experiences of accessing and receiving support if they are affected by sexual violence and/or other abuse. There will be an expectation of an ISVA qualification – or a willingness and interest to work towards this. You will manage a caseload of potentially complex cases, providing prevention, intervention, emotional and practical support (including crisis support) and will help to identify and engage with these individuals on a one-to-one basis, enabling them to access services and make positive, empowering choices to change their lives.

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th October 2020 at 5pm
Interviews will be held on: 5th and 6th November 2020

For details see the advert, and visit the Thames Valley Partnership website for a full Job Description and an Application Form.

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.

Chiltern Music Therapy - Fundraising Champion

Chiltern Music Therapy is an award winning, not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy and community music to people of all ages across England.

Chiltern Music Therapy are looking for a Fundraising Champion to join their team on a part-time basis. Their office is based in Chesham and we have an opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to join our team. Working alongside existing staff you will support with grant writing, schools based fundraising and supporting and thanking our individual donors.

The role is initially a fixed term contract for 6 months working 14 hours per week and home based. The ability to support local fundraising events in Buckinghamshire in future and to help us partner with local business would be very helpful.

Salary: £29,500 pro rata.

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page covering letter stating why you would suit this role to recruitment@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk with ‘Fundraising Champion’ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 20th November 2020.

Interviews will take place on Zoom in the week commencing 30th November.