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Community Impact Bucks Vacancies

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Community Impact Bucks Volunteer Opportunities

Board Director - Healthwatch Bucks

Could you help lead Healthwatch Bucks? We’re the local independent organisation working to shape and improve local health and social care services for local people.

We are looking for new Board members to add their skills and perspectives to those of the current Directors who 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 16 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 with particular regard to 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 and preferably live or work in Buckinghamshire. We want to 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 in our directors, please download an information pack, and visit our our website.
As for all our directors, these are voluntary and therefore unpaid roles.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 29 March 2019

We will reply to all applications and interview short-listed candidates soon after the closing date.

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

Volunteer Promotions Co-ordinator

Volunteer Opportunity

If you are keen to get out and about in the Buckinghamshire community and make new connections – then this might be your perfect role! This is an exciting opportunity to support the Lead for Volunteering with promoting volunteering throughout the county.  Volunteers are essential to the work of the voluntary and community sector, and therefore this will be a key role to support the team.

You will be distributing promotional materials (postcards/posters) across Buckinghamshire (e.g. to libraries, GP surgeries, district council offices) by post/in person, contacting organisations to find out if they need new materials, and refreshing these materials as required.  You will also maintain the distribution database.

If you have a few hours to spare each week (less frequently as the bulk of the distribution has been achieved), then we would love to hear from you!

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

Volunteer Wordsmith

Volunteer Opportunity

Do you have experience of working as a journalist, or in a communications, marketing or PR role, and are looking to enhance or refresh your professional skills?  Or have you recently graduated with a degree, or equivalent, in communications/marketing/journalism, and are looking to gain hands-on experience in the voluntary and community sector?

If you can write engaging copy, then this might be just the volunteer role you’re looking for! This is an exciting opportunity to support the Lead for Volunteering with promoting volunteering in Buckinghamshire. Volunteers are essential to the work of the voluntary and community sector, and therefore 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 ½-1 day a week.  Minimum commitment of 3 months preferred.  This will be an ongoing opportunity.

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

Other Bucks Charity Vacancies

Community Lead - Healthwatch Bucks

Community Lead – Healthwatch Bucks 

£24,000 per annum (pro rata to 21 hours per week); one year contract

  • 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 build our links with local communities?
  • Could you take the lead in establishing and managing a network of community volunteers so we can make sure what our local communities have to say makes a difference to the way health and social care is run?

To thrive in this role you will be:

  • Happy to talk to anyone about Healthwatch Bucks
  • Happy working with diverse groups of people
  • Confident in managing and supporting volunteers
  • Experienced in reaching out and talking to different groups

For more information about the role see the Job Description and visit our website. Please apply using our application form, which should be returned to Belinda Burke (belinda@healthwatchbucks.co.uk) and Thalia Jervis (thalia@healthwatchbucks.co.uk).

Salary: £24,000 per annum (pro rata)
Working hours: 21 hours per week (part time)
Closing Date: Monday 15th April
Interview date: Tuesday 30th April

Healthwatch Bucks is an independent statutory organisation 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 348846/07483 979294.