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

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

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

Board Members - Healthwatch Bucks

Could you help lead Healthwatch Bucks?

We are looking for new Board members to add their skills and perspectives to those of the current Directors

We would like them to share a commitment to our mission and span a broad range of professional qualifications and leadership experience.

You would need to commit between 8 and 12 hours each month to Healthwatch Bucks. Including participation in quarterly meetings in public at different locations across the county.  You would also be expected to participate in one or more of the Board committees or working groups.

Together with your colleagues on the Board, you would be responsible for the overall governance of Healthwatch Bucks. In particular, setting the strategic direction and making sure that the organisation is well run.

Our Board members should have a good grasp of local issues surrounding health and social care. Therefore, they should preferably live or work in Buckinghamshire. We want our Board to reflect the diversity of our county and the many different communities which live and work here.

We are looking for team players who are excellent communicators with proven problem-solving and interpersonal skills.

If you would like to know more about us and what we are looking for please download an information pack below.

Director Recruitment – Information and Application Pack 

Closing date: 5 pm Monday 7 June 2021

We will reply to all applications and interview short-listed candidates soon after the closing date. For more information, please visit our page here.

Job Opportunities - Age UK Bucks

WE ARE HIRING!

You will be aware that the impact of COVID will have a long and lasting effect on the lives of the people of Buckinghamshire. Age UK Bucks is currently reviewing our range of services and charity work across the county.

Age UK wants to replace some of the skills and experiences left by colleagues who have left the charity in recent months and attract new skills and experiences to help address challenges faced by people and communities in later life.

If you or someone you know think that you can help Age UK along its journey then one of these roles might be of interest to you.

Head of Community Services

Befriending Area Facilitator – North Bucks

Befriending Area Facilitator – Aylesbury and surrounding areas

Volunteer Coordinator

If you or anyone you know wishes to find out more, please contact Ros Hammond on ros.hammond@eliaction.com

Development Officer - Mediation Bucks

Development Officer
Mediation Bucks
HP11 High Wycombe
£35,000 – £39,000 per year
Part-time, 2-year contract, flexible working

Mediation Bucks is a small but well-established and highly respected community charity based in High Wycombe. We help residents to resolve their neighbourhood disputes through the provision of a high-quality mediation service delivered through a network of well-trained volunteer mediators. Mediation is also offered to other clients including individuals and organisations in business, family, and workplace settings.

We are proud of our success rate and have seen a 40% increase in the number of case referrals over the last year. As a charity, we rely solely on external funding, principally from client organisations in the form of grants and SLAs.

We are now seeking to appoint a part-time Development Officer, to maintain our current income level, to identify and develop new income streams, and to assist the board to attain strategic objectives.

This is a new post providing an exciting opportunity for a creative, proactive self-starter to help shape a much-valued community service, expand its reach and help secure its future.

Relationship management is crucial to this role and candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Applicants should also be numerate, computer literate, and have experience of fund-raising, grant applications/tendering, and ideally working to Service Level Agreements and performance targets. Experience of working in the voluntary or local government sectors would be an advantage.

For further role requirements and the criteria that will be used in selection for this post, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Deadline for applications – 7 June 2021

Interviews will be held on Zoom – w/c 14 June 2021

Mediation Bucks values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

All offers will be subject to pre-employment checks including 2 references and proof of the right to work in the UK.

Application Instructions

Please send your CV together with a brief statement (preferably no more than one page) outlining how you meet the selection criteria for this post) to john.elliot@mediationbucks.org.uk

Additional Documents

Job Description, Person Specification, Background Information, Additional Benefits