Vacancies & Opportunities

Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

Projects Assistant (part time)

We are looking to recruit a part-time projects assistant. This is a great administrator role offering a broad range of duties and the opportunity to work on projects that make a real difference.

Community Impact Bucks improves the lives of people in Buckinghamshire by helping charities, volunteers and community groups thrive.

The Community Services and Projects Team delivers time-limited and ongoing projects which support the development and delivery of services for individuals and communities. We focus on meeting the needs of vulnerable and socially isolated people and work in the heart of the community.

Role: Projects Assistant – Community Services and Projects Team
Line Manager: Head of Projects
Area Covered /Team: Buckinghamshire and rural Milton Keynes
Base of Work: Community Impact Bucks office, currently in Monks Risborough
Hours / contract: Part-time (17.5hrs per week – mornings Mon-Fri); one-year contract
Salary: £8, 250 (£16,500 FTE)

Closing Date: Sunday 30 September 2018
Interviews: Thursday 11 October 2018

Please click on the links for a full job description (pdf) and application form (Word download). If you have any questions about the role please contact:

Debi Game, Head of Projects
Direct Line: 01844 348830
Email: debi@communityimpactbucks.org.uk

Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Project Manager

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have at least 5 years’ experience of working in a communications, PR or marketing role, and are looking to refresh your professional skills, or apply them to a new venture? 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 lead on rolling out the action plan to promote volunteering in Buckinghamshire. This will be a key role to support the team.

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 1 day a week. This role could be split between 2 people.

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 role description, contact Hazel Finney, Lead – Volunteering on cibvolunteer@communityimpactbucks.org.uk or phone 0300 111 1250.

Local Ambassadors for High Wycombe and Aylesbury

Volunteer opportunities

We are seeking two additional Local Ambassadors to promote CIB’s services and volunteering in a defined geographical area, to complement our current team of two, who cover Great Missenden and Marlow. We are particularly interested to hear from you if you are based in the Wycombe or Aylesbury areas, 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 a 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

Burnham Health Promotion Trust – Trust Manager

Burnham Health Promotion Trust – Trust Manager

25 to 30 hours per week – Salary £31,000 FTE (Equivalent to NHS Band 6)

Burnham Health Promotion Trust is a highly regarded local charity which has been actively working to improve, sustain and enhance health and wellbeing throughout the Burnham community since 1997.

We are now looking to appoint a Trust Manager who will take a key leadership role in all aspects of the charity’s work, building on what has been achieved over the first 20 years of the charity’s life and helping to develop and implement the vision for the next 20. This is an unusual and exciting role offering the opportunity to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of individuals, families, and the wider community.

  • As Trust Manager you will work with, and support the Trustees, to ensure the smooth running of the charity and to help develop and monitor the strategic direction for the Trust.
  • You will work with a small team of staff and volunteers to initiate, develop, implement and support appropriate, effective and sustainable programmes and activities aimed at improving and/or maintaining health and well-being throughout the local community.
  • You will develop and/or maintain the Trust’s links with statutory and voluntary groups and organisations, identifying opportunities for new ways of working and developing projects in partnership where appropriate.

For full job description and person specification please email shirley@bhpt.org.uk or telephone 01628 661441.

Applications by letter, marked for the attention of Shirley Shaw, should be sent to the address below explaining how your experience relates to the requirements of the role with an accompanying CV (2-page maximum please)

  • Closing date for applications is Friday 5th October 2018
  • Interviews will take place in last week of October or first week of November

Burnham Health Promotion Trust

Burnham Health Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7DE

Registered Charity No. 1066070   Registered Company No. 3435602
Trustees: Dr B.N.J. Daily MBE, Dr S. Daily, Mrs D. Harries, Mr I. Nixey

Integration and Participation Worker

XenZone are pioneers of online counselling in the UK and our vision is to lead the way in using digital technology to remove barriers to achieving emotional and mental health. We are working with over 50 + commissioners, CCGs, mental health trusts and charities to ensure it’s easy and safe for all generations to access the best emotional and mental health services as and when they need.

Since being founded in 2001 we have helped over 95,000 young people and adults through our online support platforms, Kooth, for children and young people, and Qwell, for adults. Our team of counsellors, support workers and therapists are professionally qualified and operate under close clinical supervision to deliver the highest quality service to our users.

We are seeking to employ an Integration and Participation worker, who will work with children, young people, professionals and stakeholders, for 60 hours per month on a flexible basis, with a requirement to attend school assemblies. The successful candidates will deliver presentations, training sessions and group work to small and large audiences, working effectively in networks and with partners to ensure that our Kooth service is promoted and embedded as part of local pathways and integrated services.

Job Summary: 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 in Buckinghamshire. The post requires extensive travel.

Main responsibilities:

To deliver promotional presentations and informative training on the Kooth service to small groups and large audiences including: young people, professionals and other stakeholders.

To develop and deliver the Kooth Ambassador programme including workshops with young people who want to become ambassadors

To take the lead for integration planning and activity within the area, encouraging young people to participate in the design and development of Kooth services through collating feedback and facilitating focus groups

To deliver issue-based training programmes and resilience programmes in schools to teachers and young people around mental health and emotional wellbeing, safeguarding wherever necessary

To develop and maintain effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders and services that have contact with young people to ensure awareness of service, engagement of target groups, and establish pathways into other services

Attending local network and partnership meetings, giving feedback on how the Kooth service is operating, understanding local issues and agendas regarding the needs of young people and our commissioners, and ensuring that what we are delivering is effective and relevant

To be aware and knowledgeable of the contracts which exist in each area of the country and be able to assist the managing director and counselling service manager in contract compliance and to assist in providing information for Commissioners in all areas.

To undertake any requests made by the XenZone Management Team which are relevant to the post of Integration and Participation Workers

Essential candidate criteria
A relevant professional qualification in youth work, teaching, mental health, counselling, or psychotherapy

Experience working with young people (11-25) in face to face settings

Evidence of your capability to deliver group work, presentations and training to different types and sizes of audiences

Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development, the issues and inequalities they face, and a commitment to improving their emotional well-being

Ability to positively, proactively, and professionally communicate and engage with a variety of people in different settings

The post requires travel predominately across Buckinghamshire with occasional travel to head offices in London and Manchester.

The above position is subject to a successful Disclosure and Barring Service check.

In return we offer a unique opportunity to work at the forefront of innovative counselling services within a highly supportive and highly experienced peer group, where you will have the opportunity to embed mental health services in your community. Along with a competitive salary starting at £25,000 p.a.(pro rata) 36 days (pro rata) annual leave entitlement (includes bank holidays) and a company health care plan, you will benefit from a proactive commitment to continued learning through extensive training and development programmes.

To apply, please go to https://xenzone.com/careers/