Digital Engagement Project Officer

Salary: £20,779 pro rata
Hours: 10 hours per week
Responsible to: Project Manager
Location: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
Term: 2 years from 1st November 2017

URPotential are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can work with management, partners and colleagues to develop and deliver the ReachIT Lancashire Building Better Opportunities Digital Inclusion project to people at risk of social exclusion, and help them
move towards employment.

Key responsibilities of the role are to recruit, train and support a team of volunteer Digital Champions and Digital Buddies , who will provide additional training and support to those at risk of social exclusion to achieve positive outcomes. The successful applicant will be responsible for
assisting the implementation of the ReachIT Project across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

This post is jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, this post has a start date of 1st November 2017 until December 2019.
URPotential CIC is one of the thematic partners for the ReachIT Digital Inclusion Project funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund.

This is an exciting two year project, led by WEA, in collaboration with a number of community partners, to engage with and support people at risk of social exclusion and help them move towards employment in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

URPotential provides research and consultancy, accredited training and volunteering opportunities to young people, adults, families and the community and targeted youthwork. We work with young people, families, communities and organisations developing capacity across the North West through training and accreditation. We are an accredited centre for a number of awarding bodies including: AQA, Open Awards, ABC as well as Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.

Application packs can be obtained by email: [email protected] or telephone: 01253 344398

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30th October at 12 noon with interviews being held on Wednesday 1st November

Digital Engagement Project Coordinator

Salary: £24,165 pro rata
Hours: 29 hours per week
Responsible to: Project Manager
Location: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre
Term: 2 years from 1st November 2017

URPotential are looking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic co-ordinator who can work with management, partners and colleagues to develop and deliver the ReachIT Lancashire Building Better Opportunities Digital Inclusion project to people at risk of social exclusion, and help them
move towards employment.

Key responsibilities of the role are to recruit, train, coordinate, support and supervise a team of: Digital Engagement Project Officer (part time), and volunteer Digital Champions and Digital Buddies , who will provide additional training and support to those at risk of social exclusion to achieve positive outcomes. The successful applicant will be responsible for the implementation of the ReachIT Project across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

This post is jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, this post has a start date of 1st November 2017 until December 2019.

URPotential CIC is one of the thematic partners for the ReachIT Digital Inclusion Project funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund. This is an exciting two year project, led by WEA, in collaboration with a number of community partners, to engage with and support people at risk of social exclusion and help them move towards employment in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre.

URPotential provides research and consultancy, accredited training and volunteering opportunities to young people, adults, families and the community and targeted youthwork. We work with young people, families, communities and organisations developing capacity across the North West through training and accreditation. We are an accredited centre for a number of awarding bodies including: AQA, Open Awards, ABC as well as Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.

The nature of the post will require travel across the area. A full driving licence, appropriate insurance cover and use of a car is essential.

Application packs can be obtained by email: [email protected] or telephone: 01253 344398

Closing date for completed applications: Monday 30th October at 12 noon with interviews being held on Wednesday 1st November

Senior Manager – Young People

£26,273.13 – 37.5 hours per week

Permanent Position

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference.

Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

We are looking for a confident and creative individual who will be responsible for work conducted through out the young peoples department.

The Senior Manager – Young People will provide strong leadership to the staff team and ensuring the successful delivery of our young peoples activities across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Main duties will include:
 To be responsible for the management and direction of the service, ensuring delivery of service to meet set objectives and targets. To implement     YMCAFC Business Plan and initiatives to ensure the continuous improvement of our service.
 To represent YMCAFC at local and regional level, promoting the work we do and identifying new business opportunities.
 To ensure that robust financial / risk management and monitoring practices are followed, providing effective financial management and regular scrutiny of the expenditure of funds in line with budgetary and statutory requirements.
 To research, source and make applications for funding ensuring that all reports and outcomes are met and reported back to funders.
 To be responsible for ensuring that Youth activities are delivered effectively and efficiently to meet regulatory, legislative and quality standards that are relevant.
 To supervise and support staff within the young peoples team responsible for the delivery of services to deliver the service professionally.
 To have direct responsibility for a work load and projects and initiatives as an operational member of the team leading by example and demonstrating skill and knowledge.
 To arrange conduct regular meetings with service users to monitor the effectiveness of the service.
 To develop partnerships with voluntary, commercial and other relevant community organisations.

To the successful candidate we offer:
 28 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
 Flexible working environment
 Opportunities to apply for other internal roles
 An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role
 The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the Fylde Coast YMCA’s equal opportunity procedures.
 Job Share will also be considered

For an application pack on the above role, please email [email protected] or visit our website www.fyldecoastymca.org. This position will close when the successful candidate is appointed

Closing date Friday 3rd November 2017

Day Centre Co-ordinator and Deputy CEO

Streetlife are looking to recruit a full-time Day Centre Co-ordinator and Deputy CEO starting salary £28,000 – £30,00 per annum dependant on experience.
The contract for this position is permanent and is currently funded by Lloyds Foundation until September 2019.  This role is critical to the organisation and continuation funding will be a priority for the Trust.
The successful candidate will be an experienced youth worker, manager and leader.  They will be passionate about providing quality services for vulnerable young people as well as being organised, assertive and a supportive manager.
Please return applications electronically by Midnight on Sunday 5th November to [email protected].
Interviews will be held on Monday 13th November.

Administrative Assistant Apprentice

Apprenticeship Opportunity

For YMCA Fylde Coast Staff and Staff’s Family Members

Social Housing – Administrative Assistant Apprentice

Full-time: (37.5 hours per week)

Fixed-term Contract (One Year)

£6825 per annum

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.
We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

You will oversee the reception area of the F2F YMCA housing, dealing with members of the public both on the telephone and face to face acting as a single point of contact for all enquiries and room bookings. You will provide administration support to all services within the Social Housing Department preparing supporting paperwork for the Social Housing and Housing Services Managers, as well as assist in the collation and reporting of related statistical data. You will also be responsible for maintaining the Office and all of the systems within the Department.

The main duties will include: ~
– To communicate with all YMCA Fylde Coast staff and Managers and our external customers regarding Bond Guarantee, Social Housing enquiries, Fylde Counselling Services, via telephone, email and in writing.
– To record all till transactions accurately on the AMIS software and maintain a record of any communications from tenants and visitors to the office.
– To maintain all internal and external administrative systems for the Social Housing Department and those of our Awarding Bodies.
– To process all financial paperwork relating to purchase orders and recording completion of work.

To the successful candidate we offer:
 Flexible working environment
 Opportunities to apply for other internal roles
 An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role
 The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the

Fylde Coast YMCA’s equal opportunity procedures.
 Job Share will also be considered

For an application pack on the above role, please email [email protected]

Closing Date for this vacancy is Friday 3rd November 2017 at 15:00pm.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage, if you have not been contacted within 5 days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Operations Manager

Hours 30 hours negotiable to 37 hours

Position Permanent

Salary: £28,000 (FTE)

Closing date for applications: 30th October 2017

Proposed first interview date: 6th November 2017

About you!

You will have experience of leading a team and supporting personal development, and will use your communication skills to act as an effective and enthusiastic ambassador for the organisation both internally and externally. You will be passionate about ensuring your person centred values
are at the heart of what you do, setting and achieving high standards for your team and volunteers.

You will thrive in a role which requires a balance of responsive and operational planning, confident and dynamic operational management, and ample opportunity to be actively involved in the day to day delivery of our services. You will also recognise the value of service user involvement and volunteering.

If you love working with people and making a real tangible difference to their lives – this is the role for you!

About us!

Galloway’s is the leading local charity supporting people affected by sight loss in Lancashire and Sefton. Our aim is to reach people as earlier as possible in their sight loss journey with support that makes a real difference to their lives.

Working at Galloway’s is incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. Join us and help us shape our vision for the future.

If you require further information or you just want to ask a few questions, please call Jenny Lloyd (Head of Services): 01772 744148 or email [email protected]

Operations Manager

Night Support Worker

Supported Housing YMCA

Fixed term until 30th September 2018 – 37.5 Hours per Week

£8.65 per hour

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.
YMCA Housing works in collaboration with service users that are in crisis by enabling them to secure and maintain a safe place to stay. Positive emotional and mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to the growth and development of an individual, as such YMCA offers a holistic approach, supporting service users to better manage and improve their situation and to develop the confidence and skills to maintain independent living.

We are looking to recruit Night Workers to work within the Supported Housing scheme providing support to young people and families with dependant children. To be responsible for the safety and security of the building and service users, including completing and updating necessary case files.

You will ensure the health and wellbeing of service users is maintained out of normal office hours by providing a point of contact for service users who may need assistance and crisis support.

Main duties will include;
1. Provide assistance and crisis support to service users outside of normal office hours, ensuring their health, wellbeing and security.
2. Control access to the scheme and monitor visitors to ensure the safety of service users.
3. Maintain the security of the scheme to ensure that the assets of the YMCA are safeguarded.
4. Ensure that staff presence is maintained at all times
5. Respond promptly and positively to any issues or incidents that arise, ensuring that these are fully documented on the YMCA associated paperwork.
6. Ensure that case notes are maintained and all contact with service users is documented.
7. Be responsible for sale of tokens to service users and correct financial reporting.
8. Ensure that House Rules are maintained and in the event of serious anti-social behaviour the appropriate agencies are contacted.
9. Conduct regular Health and Safety and Fire Safety Checks within the scheme and document checks using association Health and Safety paperwork.
10. Complete Pre-Lets on Flats to ensure a high standard.

For an application pack on the above role email [email protected] Closing date for this role is 26th October 2017, by 5pm Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contactcandidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage, if you have not been contacted within 5 days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Housing Support Worker

YMCA Foyer, Fleetwood / Harbour House, Lytham

Fixed term until 30th September 2018 – 37.5 Hours per Week

£8.65 per hour

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.
YMCA Housing works in collaboration with service users that are in crisis by enabling them to secure and maintain a safe place to stay. Positive emotional and mental health and wellbeing is fundamental to the growth and development of an individual, as such YMCA offers a holistic approach, supporting service users to better manage and improve their situation and to develop the confidence and skills to maintain independent living.

We are looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker to be work within the Supported Housing scheme. The successful candidate will be accountable and responsible for providing housing management support to service users of the scheme to ensure they have the relevant information and support to successfully manage their accommodation.

The position will include evening and weekend work, a flexible approach is essential. Previous administration experience is essential for this position. Applicants should be
educated to NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

Main duties will include;
 To complete sign-ups with service users commencing the service, including full induction and application for Housing Benefit.
 Support service users to effectively manage their rent accounts, ensuring that housing benefit entitlement is secured.
 Be responsible for conducting weekly accommodation checks with service users and reporting and managing repairs to the accommodation.
 Support service users to develop understanding of their rights and responsibilities in a Tenancy and develop skills to effectively manage their accommodation.
 Monitor and update application process to ensure that applicants and service users are informed about the service and their responsibilities for the accommodation.
 Be responsible for the sale of tokens to service users and correct financial reporting.

Due to Safeguarding requirements as the successful applicant will be working with vulnerable service users under the age of 18 years old, the successful applicant will be over
the age of 21 years old For an application pack on the above role, please email [email protected] or visit our website www.fyldecoastymca.org

Closing date for this role is 26th October 2017 by 5pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage, if you have not been contacted within 5 days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Young People’s Scheme Manager

Fixed term until 30th September 2018– 37.5 Hours per week)

£21,858 per annum pro rata

If you are looking for a meaningful job, a caring, progressive work environment and an opportunity to reach your fullest potential, consider a career with the YMCA.

We are seeking individuals who are inspired by playing an important role in changing people’s lives and therefore communities. We are all about creating inspirational pathways and opportunities, opening doors and welcoming all to get involved and make a positive difference. Working with us means helping children, youth, adults and seniors at all levels of ability, from all walks of life, to develop their self esteem and potential in new ways.

YMCA Housing works in collaboration with service users that are in crisis by enabling them to secure and maintain a safe place to stay. Positive emotional, mental health & wellbeing is fundamental to the growth and development of an individual. YMCA offers a holistic approach, supporting service users to better manager and improve their situation and to develop the confidence and skills to maintain independent living.

We are looking to recruit a Scheme Manager to work within Supported Housing Scheme providing support to young people. You will be accountable and responsible for the
supervision of the Supported Housing Scheme, to ensure that the scheme runs to the high standards operated by Fylde Coast YMCA and evidences the standards set through
Supporting People.

The main duties will include:
 To supervise the smooth running of the scheme including management of staff rota
 Management of staff team, including monthly supervisions and annual reviews
 Management of applications to the scheme. Assessing needs and risks of applicants
 Housing Management including voids, arrears and ASB.
 Empower service users to meet full potential

To the successful candidate we offer:
 Flexible working environment
 Opportunities to apply for other internal roles
 An opportunity to work for a company who offer on-going development within your role
 The post holder must be aware of equal opportunity principles and comply with the

Fylde Coast YMCA’s equal opportunity procedures.
 Job Share will also be considered

For an application pack on the above role, please email [email protected]

Closing date for the role is 26th October 2017 at 5pm. Applications received after this time
will not be considered.

Please note, that due to the high volume of applications we are currently receiving, we are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage, if you have not been contacted within 5 days of the closing date, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Associate Navigator

Blackpool Fulfilling Lives are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual who is passionate about supporting others and also in developing their own skills and experience.

The ideal candidate will have had personal experience of the issues of our clients (homelessness, mental ill health, substance misuse or offending) and will be able to truly understand the challenges and barriers to getting the help and support they really need. You will need excellent listening and communication skills and have a good level of literacy.

You will need to be able to demonstrate at least 1 years’ experience of volunteering (preferably within the health and social care sector) and be able to travel independently around Blackpool.

In return we will offer you a fixed term position with a salary.  The hours will be worked on a shift rotation which will include evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

As part of your role you will be working towards your Level 3 Health and Social Care accreditation, combining your academic learning with work based assignments and practical experience.

If you think you have got what it takes to make a difference to your own and other people’s lives please apply.

If you have any queries regarding this post please email:  [email protected] quoting the job reference number.

For further information about the service please visit our website at:  http://www.blackpoolfulfillinglives.org.uk/

Please note that interviews are currently planned to be held on 2nd and 3rd November in Blackpool

Location Blackpool
Postcode FY1 3TG
Category Fixed Term
Contract duration and end date 2 years from start date
Full Time equivalent salary £16,771 – £17,347
Contracted Hours per week 37.5
Normal Hours 5 days over Sun to Sat
Allowance Amount / Type £3,000 out of hours allowance
Closing Date  23/10/2017
Ref No 1482