Support Worker/Care Worker

It’s not just a job, it’s a life experience. Join us and help us change lives.

Hft is a national charity that’s been supporting people with learning disabilities since 1962. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do and use our experience to work in partnership with them to provide personalised services to more than 2500 people.

You will join a brand new Hft staff team that is being set up to help an adult with learning disabilities move into their own home. We are about to commence this rewarding project which will change this person’s life.

Position: Support Workers
Location: Ingol, North Preston, Lancashire
Hours: Various hours are available
Salary: £9.00 per hour
Benefits: Apprenticeships – gain a fully funded Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care whilst earning, 20 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, staff rewards, family-friendly policies, discounted mobile phone and car schemes and a confidential Employee Helpline.

Closing date: Friday 27 July 2018
Interview date to be arranged

About the role:

As a Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible. In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.

Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding. You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. And you’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues who’ll support you all the way.

We provide 24/7 support to some people, so this role would suit you if you like the idea of working shifts and hours that include some weekends, nights and Bank Holidays. You may also get the opportunity to accompany the people we support on holidays and attend training courses and other activities.

About you:

To be a successful Support Worker having the right values, confidence and attitudes is more important than experience. Key qualities will be a natural resilience to challenges, the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other agencies, self-motivation and most importantly the ability to be passionate about promoting independence and active lifestyles.

What we offer:
We offer a range of benefits and career development opportunities. We’ll give you a comprehensive induction, full training and support along the way. With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills and expertise needed to support others to live the best life possible.

Join us and help us change lives.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.

Head of Services

Do you have a passionate belief that prevention and resilience are key to achieving Mental Wellbeing for All? Lancashire Mind seek a Head of Services who can deliver our vision.

Hours: 35 hours per week
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for: Wellbeing Services (adults & children) and Tenancy Management
Location: based in Chorley, Lancashire with regular travel across Lancashire and occasional travel to other parts of the UK.

Lancashire Mind has seen significant change over the past four years, developing a new vision, strategy and operational model that looks to deliver Mental Wellbeing for All in Lancashire. Our new CEO now seeks to complete the senior team at Lancashire Mind by recruiting two new posts: a Head of Development and a Head of Services.

We want an experienced senior leader, driven and highly motivated, to become our new Head of Services. You will need to develop an in-depth knowledge of our current services, ensure they provide real benefits for the commnunities of Lancashire and work with stakeholders across the county to develop and deliver new services.

We need a Head of Services who is able to oversee the efficient, safe running of a diverse range of services, delivered to vulnerable clients. The ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders is essential. You will need to work effectively with the CEO and staff team to continue to develop innovative ways of preventing and better managing mental health conditions and continue to deliver our highly successful resilience building work.

As Lancashire Mind’s Head of Services, you will provide both strategic leadership across a range of interventions, including:

  • Tenancy Management;
  • Wellbeing Coaching;
  • A range of other wellbeing interventions aimed at adults, children and young people.

You will gather intelligence about mental wellbeing and ensure a portfolio of programmes based on emerging needs is created and delivered. You will need the emotional intelligence to challenge others in a positive and empowering manner and be able to ensure coherence within a highly motivated but geographically disparate staff team. Some hands-on experience in areas such as HR, policy setting and finance will be required.

If you possess the above, share our optimism and believe you can help to deliver our vision of Mental Wellbeing for All, please consider applying to join Lancashire Mind as Head of Services.

Please note that this role is subject to an ehanced DBS check.

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications to be our new Head of Development from those with a lived experience of mental health conditions who already embrace and exude our organisation values.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 23rd July. Applications must be submitted using a Lancashire Mind application form.

Interviews for the Head of Services post will be held on Thursday 2nd August.

Head of Development

Do you have a passionate belief that prevention and resilience are key to achieving Mental Wellbeing for All? Lancashire Mind seek a Head of Development who can deliver our vision.

Hours: full-time, 35 hours per week
Location: based in Chorley, Lancashire with regular travel across Lancashire and occasional travel to other parts of the UK.
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for: Community Development Lead, Fundraiser and Training Lead

Lancashire Mind has seen significant change over the past four years, developing a new vision, strategy and operational model that looks to deliver Mental Wellbeing for All in Lancashire. Our new CEO now seeks to complete the senior team at Lancashire Mind by recruiting two new posts: a Head of Development and a Head of Services.

We want an experienced senior leader, driven and highly motivated, to become our new Head of Development. You will need to develop an in-depth knowledge of our current services and work with stakeholders across the county to develop and deliver new services.

We need a Head of Development with a great understanding of the challenges of working in the mental wellbeing sector. You will need to work effectively with the CEO and staff team to continue to develop innovative services focused around building resilience, increasing wellbeing and better managing mental health conditions. We need a highly competent influencer, who can lead a multidisciplinary team to create wider system change.

As Lancashire Mind’s Head of Development, you will be responsible for planning and leading a range of programmes designed to further the aims of Lancashire Mind. You will provide strategic leadership across a range of key functions, including:

  • Business development;
  • Income generation activities (including fundraising and training);
  • Service design;
  • Community development.

You will need the emotional intelligence to challenge others in a positive and empowering manner and be able to ensure coherence within a highly motivated but geographically disparate staff team. Some hands-on experience in areas such as HR, policy setting and finance will be required.

If you possess the above, share our optimism and believe you can help to deliver our vision of Mental Wellbeing for All, please consider applying to join Lancashire Mind as Head of Development.

Please note that this role is subject to an ehanced DBS check.

Lancashire Mind is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications to be our new Head of Development from those with a lived experience of mental health conditions who already embrace and exude our organisation values.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 23rd July. Applications must be submitted using a Lancashire Mind application form.

Interviews for the Head of Development post will be held on Wednesday 1st August.

Service Coordinator

Location: Blackpool Victoria Hospital, requires travel within the area
Contract type: Fixed Term until 31st of March 2019
Hours per week: 21
Salary: GBP 18,805 pro rata

About the role

The British Red Cross are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Independent Living team as a Service Co-ordinator. This exciting position is for someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and is able to lead and motivate people.

Working as a Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for building strong positive relationships and liaising with hospital staff and other medical professionals in the community, including GP surgeries, to receive patient referrals. You will be evaluating and analysing the outcomes of the services, assigning incoming referrals to support workers, monitoring the service delivery, ensuring service health and safety, evaluating progress, overseeing record-keeping, recruiting, engaging and managing volunteers, attending hospital meetings, and ensuring the team works together seamlessly.

About the team

The Independent Living (IL) & Crisis Response (CR) service (IL/CR) supports people in the space between hospital and home and responds to the needs of people in crisis following an emergency; maintaining an extensive network of external relationships across health, social care, and emergency services.

About the person

 

    • Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent by experience)

 

    • IT literate

 

    • Understanding of how to improve service quality for the benefit of users

 

    • Full driving licence holder and access to vehicle

 

    • Willingness to work flexible hours

 

    • Ability to deal with queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential manner

 

    • Understanding of how to improve service quality for the benefit of users

 

    • Willingness to work flexible hours

 

 

Closing date for application is 23.59 on, Sunday 29th of July 2018 with interviews to follow.

About the organisation

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

 

    • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)

 

    • Up to 6% contributory pension

 

    • Childcare vouchers

 

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences – including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes PVG/DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

Follow us on Twitter @RedCrossJobsUK and on Linked in – British Red Cross, to hear about our latest job vacancies.

Connecting human kindness with human crisis

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Centre Assistant

The RSPB are looking for a part-time Centre Assistant to pro-actively assist visitors in finding the right products for them and explain what makes our products special.

Centre Assistant
Reference number: A1990718
Location: Nr Lytham-St-Annes, Lancashire
Salary starting at: £15,269 – £15,696 per annum, pro rata
Hours: Part time, Hourly paid – 2 days which need to be flexible
Contract: Permanent

Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for helping Save Nature through your fantastic retail skills? If so, then the opportunity to work at our unique shop at RSPB Ribble Discovery Centre could be for you.

Applicants need to have a friendly, welcoming personality and an interest in learning about the work of the RSPB. Applicants will also assist with engaging visitors in our visitor centre and dealing with wildlife enquiries.

The role is a minimum of 0 hours per week and applicants need to be flexible as full day/s, weekend and bank holiday working will be required. You will be working with a very friendly and welcoming team of staff and volunteers.

Closing date: 30 July 2018
Interview date: 2 August 2018

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:

If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our website where you can download the role profile and application details.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

When you make your application please ensure that you include reference number A1990718 on any correspondence.

No agencies please.

Posted on: 13 July 2018

Closing date: 30 July 2018

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Research and Evaluation Officer

Research and Evaluation Officer (CS-00218)

NSPCC – Blackpool Centre of Early Child Development

Blackpool Better Start is an exciting new partnership between the NSPCC, Blackpool Council, NHS health organisations in Blackpool, local parents and community organisations. We were chosen as one of only five organisations in the UK to receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund of £45million over 10 years to realise our aim – to give every new baby in Blackpool a better start in life.

We are seeking an experienced Research and Evaluation Officer to join our innovative team, to support the work taking place to change the outcomes for children and families in our town. This post will support the Head of Research and Evaluation and Senior Research and Evaluation Officer on the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation strategy of the Centre for Early Child Development (CECD).

We are seeking a candidate with previous experience of evaluation and research within early years. The portfolio of work within Blackpool Better Start is innovative and impactful and a candidate is required to ensure that data is captured to allow formative and impact evaluations and longitudinal analysis of the approach for dissemination and learning.

You will have proven ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data, to develop and agree evaluation plans and methodology’s and will have strong IT skills including knowledge and experience of working with statistical packages. A higher level degree (Masters, DPhil, PhD) in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience is required for this role.

The Research and Evaluation Officer will work with the Research and Evaluation team to ensure that from conceptualisation all Better Start projects have evaluation integrated into design, and that monitoring is effective and meaningful through delivery.

For more information about this exciting opportunity please visit www.nspcc.org.uk/careers or contact Emma Lowrie [email protected] for an informal conversation.

Interim Chief Executive Officer

The Magic Club is a brand new youth facility opened in March 2018. It was developed to provide a space to inspire the futures for young people in Claremont, Blackpool.

We are recruiting for an Interim Chief Executive Officer to help the board of trustees develop the organisation at this very crucial stage.

As our Interim Chief Executive your day might include:
 Managing payment for a delivery of toilet roll and keeping an eye on our budget lines.
 Supporting a volunteer to deliver a presentation to a new potential partner.
 Writing a funding bid to deliver holiday activity.
 Playing connect4 with young people.
 Checking outcomes from our service providers against our agreements.
 Giving a local business a tour of our facility.
 Creating a performance report for the board.

This is a new post within a new organisation, and there is an element of us developing a concrete role description together. However, we do know this will not be your traditional CEO role, with no other directly employed staff, you will have to be able to turn your hand to everything and be able to learn new skills as you go.

We have:
 A passion for creating the best opportunities we can for and with local young
people.
 An open mind for new ideas.
 A committed board of trustees with a range of experience and skills.
 A lot of enthusiasm!

This job might be for you if:
You enjoy jumping into something brand new. You don’t mind some element of the unknown. You can quickly take stock of where we are now and how you can enhance that. You are able to work flexibly including some evenings and weekends.

You can understand the importance of what we are doing. You can work with a diverse range of people and organisations to make our vision a reality and you can help support the development of that vision.

You can work efficiently and independently. You pay attention to the details, and the budgets, and the SLAs, and the trustees, and the relationships, and the young people, and the delivery, and the petty cash, and the volunteers, and the opportunities; all at the same time.

You can communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently. You can explain just about anything to almost anyone. You can motivate other people to feel passionate about The Magic Club and what we do.

You are motivated and driven and you truly want to make a difference.

Full details of what you will have are outlined in our person specification.

This is a part time post based on £30,000pa. 2 days per week for approx. 39 weeks OR 3 days per week for approx. 25 weeks. However, we can be flexible for the right candidate. We hope to secure further funding for this role to become full time for a longer contract term. We might need your help to do this.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining your relevant skills and why this position appeals to you to [email protected] by Monday 7th May.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday the 16th May 2018, a short presentation will be required.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably
qualified persons regardless of their race,sex, gender, disability,religion/beliefs,sexual
orientation, or age.

Person Spec – MC CEO