Community Development Lead

Children and Young People’s Community Development Lead, Lancashire Mind

Job Description

Hours: full-time, 35 hours per week
Starting salary: £25,694
Location: Chorley, with extensive travel across Lancashire

Do you feel passionately about enabling young people to build resilience enabling them flourish and succeed in life?

The Wellbeing Challenge has been funded by The Big Lottery to work with 500 children across 50 schools in Lancashire over three years. The Wellbeing Challenge will empower children with skills to support the wellbeing of their peers, resulting in resilient schools and reductions in the number of children that go on to develop mental health conditions.

We are looking for an optimistic, motivated and innovative individual to develop and implement the Wellbeing Challenge. You will lead a partnership, working effectively with a range of stakeholders to mobilise 50 sustainable peer led initiatives. You will also create a flexible accredited membership model to develop the business opportunities for the Wellbeing Challenge and Lancashire Mind.

You will passionately believe in mental wellbeing for all and have experience of leading and implementing sustainable community solutions.

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly candidates with a lived experience of mental health conditions who fulfil all the criteria within the person specification.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 3rd July 2017.
Interviews will take place on 14th July in Chorley.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

How to apply:

Download the attached recruitment pack for further details about Lancashire Mind and the Community Development Lead post, including the job description and person specification. Applications must be submitted using a Lancashire Mind job application form, which can be requested by emailing [email protected] We do not, under any circumstances accept CVs. The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 3rd July 2017. Interviews will take place on 14th July in Chorley. Late applications will not be accepted.

Documents to download

Lancashire Mind Recruitment Pack (.pdf)DOWNLOAD

Project Officer

Lancashire Works Project Officer

Posted by Gingerbread

Salary £25,224 per annum

Location Lancashire, North West

Job Description

35 hours per week • FTC until 31 July 2018

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support, and campaigns to improve the lives of single parent families. We work with single parents, including teenage parents, who face substantial barriers to entering education, training or work, to help them gain confidence and skills, and become ready to progress into work or further learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on our employment and skills programmes.

You will work on Lancashire Works contract; the project will be support single parents from across Lancashire in employment and skills opportunities.

As Project Officer you will use your skills to:

Recruit single parents to support our programme including planning and attending engagement events
Provide guidance and ongoing support
Deliver training and workshops to single parents
Support accreditation and verification activities
Arrange work experience and / or volunteering placements
Provide coaching and pre- and post-programme support
The ideal candidate will have:

experience of supporting disadvantaged individuals to commence the transition to progress towards paid work, education or training
relevant and recent IT skills particularly in updating and maintaining databases and participant records
experience of delivering training and workshops
an understanding of the issues affecting single parents
excellent communications skills to inspire single parents and work in partnerships
proven ability to work to deadlines, demonstrate strong attention to detail and understand the importance of meeting contractual targets
The post is based in Lancashire with travel to our regional delivery areas.

In return for your dedication to making the project a success, we will support and develop successful candidates.

For further information about the role and to apply please see our website.

As this role will be working with families and children, an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2017 at 5.00pm.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including single parents and those with caring responsibilities. We offer excellent work-life balance policies for all staff.

Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, no. 402748, and a charity, no. 230750.

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Support Officer

The Ashley Foundation, Support Officer

Salary £11.00 per hour

Blackpool x 1

The Ashley Foundation is a homelessness charity which offers accommodation with support to vulnerable single homeless people, delivering responsive and innovative support to a wide range of individuals in a variety of challenging situations.

They work closely with people aged 16 years and above who need short term housing related support.  They are looking to fill the following vacancies:

Support Officer x 1: Permanent contract available based at one of their Blackpool hostels.

Ideally you will have experience of working in supported accommodation or a housing management setting.  You will be able to relate purposefully and communicate effectively with people in a manner which shows sensitivity and understanding of their needs. You will have the ability to manage complex and difficult situations in relation to people and demonstrate a non-judgemental approach.

Using your well-developed knowledge of local resources (in Blackpool and Blackburn) and your understanding of the support needs of vulnerable people, you will play a key role in helping us deliver a first class service that coaches people to reach their goals following an agreed action plan.

This is an exciting and challenging role, which means you need to be organised to balance several on-going tasks at the same time, whilst understanding the importance of accurate and timely recording.  You will manage your own caseload as part of a supportive team.

You will have excellent organisational skills, enjoy problem solving and be comfortable working to deadlines. You will have good ICT, communication and numeracy skills with a commitment to client involvement.

Come and join one of their knowledgeable, supportive, professional and friendly team providing holistic housing support to single vulnerable persons in need.  You will receive excellent training, regular supervision and plenty of development opportunities together with a competitive salary and good terms and conditions.

You need to be a driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Please phone 01253 297200 or call in at The Ashley Foundation, 81 Abingdon Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PP for an application pack.

Please remember to state on your application form the location (s) you would like to be considered for.

Closing date: Friday 30th June 2017 at 12 midnight.

Project Lead

Equality & Welfare Reform Transformation Project

Project Lead – 30 hours per week, actual salary £24,324 per annum (£30,000 pro-rata)

Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn have secured 3 years funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to deliver a new and exciting project, which aims to address inequalities and poor decision making within the welfare benefit system that adversely affects vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  This will be achieved through specialist casework, gathering evidence to influence fairer practices and policies and developing links with legal advice providers both locally and nationally. This is a unique opportunity to make a real difference.

The Project Lead will have overall responsibility for managing and delivering the project in line with its aims and objectives, working alongside the Project Support Assistant and reporting to the Chief Officer.

The ideal candidate will have experience of giving welfare benefit advice and have knowledge of the impact of recent welfare reform.  You will also have knowledge of the Equality Act 2010 and how this is applied in advice giving.  You will need excellent interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences. This post requires travel locally and nationally, a full driving licence is required and access to a car or otherwise able to fulfil the travel requirement.

An application pack, including the job description and personal specification, is available on our website www.rossendalecab.org.uk.  To request an application pack, please email [email protected] or phone 01706 252012. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without an application form.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Rachel Whippy on 01706 252012/01254 304110

Closing date: Monday 26th June 2017, 5pm

Interview date: week commencing 10th July 2017

Project Assistant

Equality & Welfare Reform Transformation Project

Project Assistant – 22 hours per week, actual salary £10,108 per annum (£17,000 pro-rata)

Citizens Advice Rossendale and Hyndburn have secured 3 years funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to deliver a new and exciting project, which aims to address inequalities and poor decision making within the welfare benefit system that adversely affects vulnerable and disadvantaged people.  This will be achieved through specialist casework, gathering evidence to influence fairer practices and policies and developing links with legal advice providers both locally and nationally.

The Project Assistant will provide personal assistance and administrative support to the Project Lead to ensure the smooth running of the project, including managing the Project Leads diary, dealing with queries from clients and other organisations and maintaining systems and procedures. The ideal candidate will have recent and substantial experience of providing office and administrative support, proficiency in MS office and strong organisational skills.

An application pack, including the job description and personal specification, is available on our website www.rossendalecab.org.uk.  To request an application pack, please email [email protected] or phone 01706 252012. Please note that CVs will not be accepted without an application form.

If you would like an informal chat, please contact Rachel Whippy on 01706 252012/01254 304110.

Closing date: Monday 26th June 2017, 5pm

Interview date: week commencing 10th July 2017