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Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

VCSE & Community Development Assistant, Community Impact Bucks

Full-time role, 35 hours per week – £20,000 per annum

Fixed Term Contract: 9 Months

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

 

Would you like a varied administrative role where no two days are the same?

Would you like to support Buckinghamshire’s communities, charities and voluntary groups to be strong and resilient?

Could you provide our staff and volunteers with the support needed to successfully deliver our work?

If you are highly organised, and enjoy talking to people from a variety of backgrounds, 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 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

Enthusiastic, committed, and customer-focused; you will be an experienced administrator with a flexible approach and relish variety in your work.

You will like connecting with different people whether that be individuals, volunteers, or those working with charities and community groups.  As one of our first points of contact for Community Impact Bucks, you will be able to demonstrate a respectful, inclusive and non-judgmental approach.

 

Key responsibilities

Key tasks include:

  • Provide administrative support and be the first point of contact for the Buckinghamshire Volunteer Matching Service (VMS) including organising and coordinating volunteer requests made by volunteer-involving organisations, preparing internal documents & templates for the VMS team, providing regular internal updates to the VMS team.
  • Provide first point of contact for enquiries and referrals to our projects and services, including the Transport Hub and our Handy Helper Service.
  • Recording and collating monitoring information – using SurveyMonkey and other tools. Providing support with our database (Salesforce).
  • Creating/editing reports, presentations, online forms, leaflets, newsletters and other materials.

Key requirements

  • Experience of administrative support and customer service
  • A multi-tasker who is able to prioritise tasks, plan ahead, be resourceful and use own initiative.
  • Able to communicate effectively and with people from a variety of backgrounds in writing and face to face.
  • Respectful of confidentiality, with a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Confident working with data and spreadsheets.
  • Able to work outside normal office hours on occasion.

 

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 consult the Job Description here.

 

If you are interested, please apply with Charity Jobs, using this link, sending a CV with a cover letter explaining how your skills, experience, and interests meet the Job Description and Person Specification by 9 am on Monday 9 August 2021.

 

Interviews will take place via video call – Teams or Zoom.

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 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 with Scouts Buckinghamshire

Volunteering Opportunities with Scouts Buckinghamshire

Scouting is “Good for you”

After spending nearly 15 months in Zoom meetings, Beavers (boys and girls aged 6 to 8), Cubs (boys and girls aged 8 to 10), Scouts (boys and girls aged 10 to 14) and Explorers (boys and girls aged 14 to 17) are returning in their dozens.

Due to the number of children wanting to join Scouting for the first time, we are looking for some more volunteers.

If you are interested in helping out with any of the sections or helping in the background with things such as building maintenance, finances etc, then please come along to our open evening.

This is being held on Tuesday 10 August from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The venue is Bedgrove Scout and Guide HQ, The Paddocks, Aylesbury, HP21 7AH.

If you cannot make the evening but are still interesting in helping out, please visit https://bucks-scouts.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.

Lead Youth Worker - Burnham Youth Club

Burnham Youth Club is recruiting for a Lead Youth Worker required to run sessions for Juniors and Seniors based at the Youth Club.

Sessions currently on Thursday and Friday evenings 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with an additional 30 minutes before and after)

Extra planning and administration hours (flexible 2-3 hours per week TBC)

The Youth Club has great facilities indoors and outside including a Dance/Drama Studio, Sound Studio, Art Room, Computer Suite, Indoor sports tables, Outdoor sports court for football/basketball.

Job Description:

  • Support the delivery of positive activity programmes for young people which encourages them to experience and participate in new activities and events.
  • Promote the sharing of their ideas and opinions within the Youth Club environment. 
  • Build positive relationships with young people that can act as a foundation from which personal and social development can occur.
  • To lead a team of volunteers and young volunteers
  • To work with and report to the Management Committee/Trustees

Qualifications:
Experience working with young people such as GNVQ youth work qualifications, teaching/working in a school environment or sports coaching experience. Further specific training and development could be provided by Bucks CC. Full DBS and safeguarding certification.

Salary:
£12-14 per hour depending on experience.

To apply:
Please email sjdennis@ymail.com for an application form and further details or with any enquiries.

Youth Concern seeks Trustees

Having launched the Next Step Project in December (supported accommodation project for homeless young people in Aylesbury), a raft of new programmes and service delivery from its Drop-in Centre, and growth in its counselling team, Youth Concern has increased in complexity, scope and size in the last 18 months.

The charity seeks to expand its board with the appointment of 3 new trustees, senior leaders with the following experience:

  • Charity secretary
  • HR
  • Property/ buildings / supported accommodation

Youth Concern is committed to being more representative of the communities it serves at board level. The charity would particularly welcome applications from candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, including lived experience relevant to the work of Youth Concern.

Job Description can be found here.

For an informal conversation about this opportunity please email the TrusteeWorks team trusteeworks@reachvolunteering.org.uk to arrange a call with Youth Concern.

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Buckinghamshire Council seeks Community Centre Caretaker

12 hours a week permanent contract, evenings and weekend work only  £6,697 -£7,041

If you live in Aylesbury and want a part time local job that makes a difference in the community and are looking for a role outside of school hours then this is the job for you.

The job purpose is as follows

  • Opening and locking Community Centre venues evenings and weekends only
  • Ensuring the Centres are left clean after bookings following COSHH regulations
  • Maintaining a professional attitude with hirers
  • Helping set up equipment i.e. tables and chairs
  • Following clear operational procedures on heating systems, fire safety, CCTV
  • Completing building and customer safety check lists
  • Undertaking relevant training appropriate to the role
  • Hours of work – 12 hours a week. Usual work pattern 4 hours Sundays during the day (booking dependent) and 2 hours 4 evenings a week from 17.30.

For full job details and to apply visit the Buckinghamshire Council Website

Application deadline: 4 Aug 2021

Buckinghamshire Council seeks Community Centre Casuals - 2 positions available

No fixed hours  £12.01 an hour

Buckinghamshire Council  are looking for casual staff to join a small team of Community Centre staff working with and supporting local groups that hire our venues in Aylesbury Town.

The job purpose is as follows

  • Opening and locking Community Centre venues during opening hours
  • Ensuring the Centres are left clean after bookings following COSHH regulations
  • Maintaining a professional attitude with hirers
  • Helping set up equipment i.e. tables and chairs
  • Following clear operational procedures on heating systems, fire safety, CCTV
  • Completing building and customer safety check lists
  • Undertaking relevant training appropriate to the role
  • Hours of work – flexible, as and when needed

For full job details and to apply visit the Buckinghamshire Council Website

Application deadline: 4 Aug 2021

 

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

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