Vacancies & Opportunities

Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

Handy Helper Team Leader

  • Do you have DIY/Handyperson skills?
  • Would you like to improve the home environment of vulnerable, elderly and disabled people?
  • Do you enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Would you like to share your skills/experience with our volunteers?

Then this is the job for you!

Community Impact Bucks is looking for an experienced, able and enthusiastic handyperson to lead, support and manage a small team of volunteers.

This project provides a basic 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.

This post is part of a 12-month pilot for a Buckinghamshire wide Handy Helper Project.

Hours: 14 hours per week (2 days a week).

Salary: up to FTE £20,000pa (pro-rata £8,000pa) dependent on experience.

The post is based at our depot in Aylesbury and involves driving across Buckinghamshire using the charity’s minibus.

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 24th July 2019.
Interviews: weeks beginning 29th July and 5th August 2019 at Community Impact Bucks’ offices in Monks Risborough.

Please download our job description and application form, or contact Community Impact Bucks on 0300 111 1250, ruth@communityimpactbucks.org.uk for more information. Please send your completed application to Anne Burton (anne@communityimpactbucks.org.uk) or post to Community Impact Bucks, 6 Centre Parade, Place Farm Way, Monks Risborough, Bucks, HP27 9JS.

Communications and Engagement Lead, Healthwatch Bucks

Salary: £24,000 per annum

Working hours: 35 hours (full time)

Location: Monks Risborough

Job type: 1 year contract

Closing Date: Sunday 21st July 2019

Interview dates: Tuesday 30th July 2019

  • Do you believe the residents of Buckinghamshire deserve the best from their health and social care services?
  • Do you believe residents’ views should shape the health and social care services they receive?
  • Can you help us talk to people so that we can make a difference to the way health and social care services are run in Buckinghamshire?
  • Can you help promote Healthwatch Bucks and the work we do?

The Healthwatch Bucks Communications and Engagement Lead pays a key role in ensuring that we listen to the people of Buckinghamshire and use their views to influence the way Health and Social Care Services are run.

To thrive in this role you will be:

  • happy to talk to anybody face to face or online about Healthwatch Bucks
  • proactive in your approach to gaining feedback
  • comfortable with social media and more traditional forms of communication and tracking their impact
  • confident in working with the media
  • able to define our approach to promote Healthwatch Bucks
  • able to work with a team of dedicated volunteers

For more information about the role see the Job Description and visit our website (details below). Please apply using our application form, which should be returned to Belinda Burke (belinda@healthwatchbucks.co.uk) by 21st July.

Healthwatch Bucks is an independent statutory organisation dedicated to representing the views of the people of Buckinghamshire in shaping Health and Social Care Services. It based in Monks Risborough and is run by a small staff team and a group of around 30 dedicated volunteers. Please visit our website for further information, or contact Thalia Jervis, Chief Executive on 01844 348846.

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 a vacancy for a Pub Lunch Club Co-ordinator to run one of our monthly lunches as part as our Pub Lunch Club scheme.

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 Bourne End, Wooburn Moor, Wendover and Stewkley.

For more information download the role description or email llewmonger@btinternet.com

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

Integration and Participation Worker

Integration and Participation Worker Opportunity 

XenZone are leading pioneers of online counselling in the UK.

As the Integration & Participation worker your focus will be to ensure that the KOOTH service is fully integrated into our clients settings and that the needs of local young people are being met by the service.

This is a 12 month contract consisting of 14 hour per week. The post holder will work from home. However the post requires extensive travel across the Buckinghamshire area.

For more information you can download the job description here.