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Peer Navigator (Lived Experience Practitioner)

Peer Navigator (Lived Experience Practitioner)Salary:£27,146 Per AnnumClosing Date:Sunday 14 Jul 2024Location:Reading, RG1 6AB, United KingdomJob Type:Fixed TermPlease note: This is a 18 months fixed term contractWorking hours: Minimum of 40 hours per weekLocation: Willow House Lifehouse, Reading Interview date: 24th/25th July 2024The Salvation Army are partnering with the University of Stirling via the Salvation Army Centre for Addiction Services and Research to deliver a trial for the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR). This unique and innovative social care trial will examine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a Peer Navigator/peer support intervention for people experiencing homelessness and problems with substance use. We are now looking for a Peer Navigator (lived experience practitioner) within our Homelessness service to deliver a relationship-based intervention to those experiencing drug and alcohol problems  and homelessness, providing both practical and emotional support.Everyone is welcome at The Salvation Army, and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to become part of our skilled and effective workforce. As a faith-based charity we expect our people to work within our faith-based ethos and our values of integrity, accountability, compassion, passion, boldness, and respect.Key Responsibilities: The role of Peer Navigator (Lived Experience Practitioner) is fundamental to The Salvation Army’s desire to help vulnerable clients achieve positive outcomes and as such you will be passionate, target driven, dynamic and demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of services for vulnerable clients in a competitive climate. You will also champion excellence in terms of ensuring our clients are central to our services and successful individual outcomes are achieved.There is a requirement to work flexibly to meet the needs of participants/client, due to the nature of this particular role, including the outreach element. The usual pattern of work will be Monday-Friday with hours between 8am-6pm. However, some working outside these hours may be requested, depending on the needs of the people you will be supporting. Work life balance will be taken into consideration and individual needs can be discussed with line managers.The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:Their own personal (not family related) experience of homelessness and/or problem alcohol/drug use.A passion for supporting vulnerable people, with strong previous experience of working successfully in a similar role, and good knowledge of drug and alcohol issues including harm reduction models.Genuine compassion and non-judgemental attitude for people in need with challenging lives.Knowledge of the main support needs of people experiencing homelessness and other forms of vulnerability, including problem substance use and challenges with the welfare benefit system.  Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and Enhanced with the barred list DBS adult workforce Disclosure check.We recognise that many of the individuals applying for the Peer Navigator roles may have previous criminal convictions. Those in Safeguarding and HR within The Salvation Army will work closely with the study team/recruitment panels to ensure that individuals are provided with support throughout the process of undertaking the PVG and DBS disclosures. This is important because we recognise that the legislative disclosure processes can be personally and professionally challenging and we aim to be trauma informed in our recruitment processes.In order to complete your application please download and read the job profile and any other attachments.In the job profile you will find the criteria required for the role please make sure that you address this in your supporting statement as this forms the basis of our shortlisting.Please note that any Salvation Army employees who are under notice of redundancy and apply for this position will be given priority consideration.We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we feel that we have received sufficient applications.Promoting equality in the workplace and as a disability confident leader scheme employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.Benefits:25 days annual leave + bank holidays (pro rata for part-time); a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan; an employee assistance programme

Independent Chair of Hub Cymru Africa

Independent Chair of Hub Cymru AfricaHub Cymru Africa is seeking an independent Chair for its Partnership Board.Hub Cymru Africa is Wales’ leading international development and global solidarity organisation. We were formed in April 2015 to bring together the work of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Fair Trade Wales, Wales and Africa Health Links Network and the Sub-Saharan Advisory Panel. We support organisations across Wales in building sustainable links and projects in partnership with organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the last two years, we have seen significant changes in our work and embarked on a new strategic period. As part of these processes, we committed to reviewing our governance and giving us a stronger foundation to move forward. We seek to appoint a new Chair who can help us deliver on this commitment and our collective vision.Currently, the partnership board comprises two trustees from each participating organisation. It is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of a programme of activities supporting international development initiatives in Wales. The board’s work is outlined in a detailed partnership agreement document signed by all parties. In particular, the partnership agreement outlines the specific functions of the Chair:Ensure that the Board carries out its responsibilitiesRepresent the Board where needed for any discussions with the Welsh Government, WCIA Board of Trustees or other official businessConvene and chair the Board’s meetingsAdjudicate where requested in disputes between PartnersLine Management of the Head of Partnership.Alongside the specific functions of the chair, we believe a skills and knowledge set is needed to ensure the Chair is able to help us deliver our Vision, Mission, and Strategy.Person SpecificationE = essential; D = desirableKnowledge of international affairs or locally led development (E)Knowledgeable of the third sector in Wales (D)A solid commitment to race equality and anti-racist practice (E)Proven leadership skills, including significant experience working with Boards (E)Brokering/negotiation skills (E)Proven experience of working with complex organisations with multiple funders (E)Ability to dedicate time, enthusiasm and energy to support the Hub Cymru Africa Partnership, including attending events and conferences and the workings of the board. (E)Ability to clearly and confidently represent the partnership in public (E)Experience in managing direct reports (E).Due to the independent nature of this position, the Partnership Board is not able to consider applications from people who have been staff or trustees of any of the partner organisations listed above within the last two years or from groups receiving funding from any of these organisations. The person must also be independent of the Welsh Government as the principal donor to the Partnership.How to applyApplicants interested in this position should provide a CV and Cover letter outlining why they are applying for the role and, using the person specification, outlining the skills that they will bring. These should be sent to enquiries@hubcymruafrica.wales by 09:00 BST on 12th of July 2024.Depending on number of applicants interviews are scheduled for the 24th and 25th of July 2024.We welcome applications from black and racialised candidates, particularly those who identify as part of the African diaspora living in Wales.To discuss the role, please contact us to arrange a convenient time for you to speak with Claire O’Shea, Head of Partnership, or a previous post holder.Candidate Pack

Carers Hub Co-ordinator

Carers Hub Co-ordinatorSalary: £27,281 p.a. (£28,464 after 6 month probation period)Hours: 35 hours a weekTravel: 45p per mileClosing date: 1st July 2024We are seeking to hire a Carers Hub Co-ordinator (CHC).The successful candidate for this role will be an integral part of the Carers Hub Project, focused on being a single point of contact for carers in Swansea offering advice and information on all carer related issues. This service will be delivered by a multi-agency partnership with the ability to refer to a comprehensive range of services. This role represents an exciting opportunity to be part of a new development aimed at improving and coordinating services for carers across the county of Swansea.For further information or to have an informal chat about the role please contact Ifor Glyn, CEO: ifor@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk or 01792 653344.Bellow you will find the Job Pack, where all the necessary documents to apply for the job position can be downloaded. Please return your application to admin@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk before the closing date (1st July 2024).CHC Development Officer Job Pack:CHC-Letter-to-applicants-1 DownloadCHC-Job-Description DownloadEqual-Opportunities DownloadApplication-for-Employment Download

Strategic Partnerships Manager Rhondda Cynon Taf

Strategic Partnerships Manager Rhondda Cynon TafReference: JUN20245479Expiry date: 23:59, Sun, 23rd Jun 2024Location: Rhondda Cynon Taf Homebased or Hybrid from BITC CaSalary: £42,435 Per AnnumBenefits: BITC benefitsAttachments: StrategicPartnershipsManagerRhonddaCynonTafJD6.24.docxWe are recruiting a Strategic Partnership Manager to work within our Place team.  You will work with a range of stakeholders including Community groups, Charities, Businesses, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and funders to launch, develop and grow Businesses in the Community’s Place work in Rhondda Cynon Taf.We are looking for someone who is able to quickly forge and develop relationships at all levels, who is highly organised, enthusiastic, adaptable, positive and proactive in their approach to work. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing multiple projects and priorities and identifying and applying for funding.The role will involve:Forming and managing strategic relationships with senior representatives from business, local government, voluntary and community organisations, and industry bodies to form cross-sector partnerships.Develop a deep understanding of community needs, to map cross-sector opportunities and identify the role of business in creating long term sustainable change.Engage key stakeholders (e.g., local businesses, local government, government departments, charities, Chambers of Commerce) who can contribute support and resource (time, money, skills, knowledge) in the socio-economic regeneration of the local community.Identify and secure financial support from business, local government, trusts and foundations to enable action on priority issues and secure future sustainability of the project.Drive action on the key issues identified from consultations in Rhondda Cynon Taf, with strategic support from BITC’s Place Director.Experience RequiredThe successful candidate will have experience of engaging with senior stakeholders from business, local government, and community organisations, cultivating successful multi-stakeholder partnerships, a successful track record in securing funding, managing contracts and reporting to funders. You will be a strategic thinker, confident in public speaking and have an understanding of the political, social, and economic context of Rhondda Cynon Taf and South Wales.Closing date:  23 June 2024 1st Interview date:  1 July 2024, 2nd interview date: 8 July 2024 Salary:  Minimum of £42,435 per annum 

National Sports Diversity Officer

We’re seeking an enthusiastic individual who will use their lived experience and creativity to coordinate opportunities for diverse communities to participate in sport; develop links with ‘mainstream’ clubs and Governing Bodies and work as part of a strategic partnership shaping the delivery of sports for diverse communities across Wales. This is an ideal opportunity for anyone with a passion to make a difference to the sporting landscape  and make sporting spaces more inclusive. Why work at WCVABenefits: Include 25 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays pro rata, Personal Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Sick Pay Scheme, agile working, healthcare cash plan.We are an organisation that embraces diversity, with excellent work life balance policies, where flexible working is promoted, and our culture is to nurture staff through effective leadership and excellent team working. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. WCVA invests in its employees and their development. As well as being a Living Wage Employer, committed to paying staff the real living wage, WCVA has been awarded Investors in People accreditation. About the roleYou will support the effective delivery of a Wales-wide sport inclusion training and support programme. You will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and partners to deliver a programme of work which identifies and addresses key issues in engaging and supporting ethnically diverse communities in sport. This could be through offering guidance, sharing insights and best practice, and supporting the delivery of training, events and networks.17.5 hours per week, flexibly£32,372 increasing to £34,308 pro rata per annum following successful completion of a six- month probationary period. The post will attract a contribution of 9% of annual salary to WCVA’s approved pension scheme.Base: Flexible: We have office hubs in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Rhyl that staff can utilise.Welsh Language Category: Desirable Closing date: Tuesday 25 June 2024, 10amApplications submitted in the medium of Welsh are welcomed and will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. To apply please complete the below application form and send it to people@wcva.cymruJob DescriptionUseful InformationPrivacy NoticeApplication Form  

Self-Employed Independent Mental Health Advocate

Role: Self-Employed Independent Mental Health AdvocateLocations: Birmingham, Luton, London, WarringtonRate of pay: £18 per hourClosing date: 28th June 2024Are you passionate about the rights of people with mental health problems in inpatient and residential settings? Are you able to challenge others on their behalf? Do you want to make a difference to their lives? NYAS provides mental health advocacy to individuals within mental health settings throughout the UK.Our service provides independent advocacy to people within mental health hospitals and community-based settings.  We support individuals to ensure their voice is heard regarding their care and treatment and that they are aware of their rights.The primary users of our services are vulnerable adults however some settings do include working with children and young people.Due to expansion and development of the service we are recruiting self-employed advocates to join our thriving workforce and we are recruiting in the locations listed above. If you live within one of these geographical areas and are able to provide weekly visits to these settings, we would like to hear from you.This role is most suited to professionals with a portfolio of self-employment work and may be combined with other regional/service work on behalf of NYAS.About the roleWe are looking to recruit a self-employed independent mental health advocate to provide independent and confidential mental health advocacy to qualifying patients and work to agreed outcomes with the patients promoting an understanding of outcomes and options available to them.You will be expected to work in line with Mental Health Act 1983 code of practice and will be required to produce written reports with the purpose of ensuring the views of the patient is fully represented. To be considered you must have experience of direct work with vulnerable adults or young people within a health or social care environment and have access to your own laptop.For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kelly Dowd, Service manager kelly.dowd@nyas.net To apply, please click here.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications. 

Self-Employed Advocate

Self-Employed AdvocateLocations: Cheadle, Hampshire, London, Norwich, Solihull, Stockport, Stroud, WillenhallRate of pay: £16 per hourClosing date: 28th June 2024Are you passionate about the rights of people with mental health problems in inpatient and residential settings? Are you able to challenge others on their behalf? Do you want to make a difference to their lives? NYAS provides mental health advocacy to individuals within mental health settings throughout the UK.Our service provides independent advocacy to people within mental health hospitals and community-based settings.  We support individuals to ensure their voice is heard regarding their care and treatment and that they are aware of their rights.The primary users of our services are vulnerable adults however some settings do include working with children and young people.Due to expansion and development of the service we are recruiting self-employed advocates to join our thriving workforce and we are recruiting in the locations listed above. If you live within one of these geographical areas and are able to provide weekly visits to these settings, we would like to hear from you.This role is most suited to professionals with a portfolio of self-employment work and may be combined with other regional/service work on behalf of NYAS.About the roleWe are looking for professional and passionate individuals to become self-employed advocates to support our service delivery.We provide advocacy support for individuals with mental health issues and learning disabilities at times when it is important for their wishes and opinions to be heard and their feelings expressed, for instance, representing them during discharge meetings, ward rounds and at multi-disciplinary team meetings.You will provide weekly visits to the allocated setting and deliver independent and confidential mental health advocacy, on behalf of NYAS to vulnerable adults within various inpatient settings in accordance with service specifications to ensure that the individuals you are supporting have their voices heard and that they are actively involved in decisions about their care and treatment.You will work to agreed outcomes and ensure that individuals are taken seriously and that their rights are respected, helping the person to access and understand appropriate information that is relevant and available to them and will complete case notes to a high standard and input these onto a case management system.To be considered you must have experience of direct work with vulnerable adults or young people within a health or social care environment and have access to your own laptop.For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kelly Dowd, Service manager kelly.dowd@nyas.net To apply, please click here.We reserve the right to close this vacancy early once we receive a high number of applications. 

Business & Relationship Development Manager

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & RELATIONSHIP MANAGERHere at WCVA we’re looking to better co-ordinate and diversify our income generation activities. If you enjoy building excellent working relationships and would like the opportunity to work across a dynamic organisation and really make a difference through your achievements, we’d love to hear from you.Full time, 35 hours per week£36,019 increasing to £38,009 per annum following successful completion of a six- month probationary period. The post will attract a contribution of 9% of annual salary to WCVA’s approved pension scheme.Base: Flexible: We have office hubs in Aberystwyth, Cardiff and Rhyl that staff can utilise.Welsh Language Category: DesirableWhy work at WCVABenefits: Include 25 days paid holiday plus 8 bank holidays, Personal Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, enhanced Sick Pay Scheme, agile working, healthcare cash plan. We are an organisation that embraces diversity, with excellent work life balance policies, where flexible working is promoted, and our culture is to nurture staff through effective leadership and excellent team working. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.  WCVA invests in its employees and their development. As well as being a Living Wage Employer, committed to paying staff the real living wage, WCVA has been awarded Investors in People accreditation. We will support you to work from home and provide you with the IT equipment you need, you will need to ensure you have a good broadband connection.   About the roleAs lead for WCVA’s Income Generation Activity in the Invest Group, you will work across WCVA’s Groups and Activities to secure income to underpin the delivery of WCVA’s organisational strategy:Co-ordinate and contribute to the implementation of WCVA’s income generation strategy;Grow new and existing income streams to develop WCVA’s products and services to underpin the delivery of WCVA’s strategy, and thereby sustaining this role;manage and grow relationships with key stakeholders that expand opportunities for income generation; andprepare business cases, and work with others to develop proposals for new and existing sustainable income streamsMAIN DUTIESCo-ordinate and contribute to the implementation of WCVA’s income strategy, including delivery of annually agreed priorities, and facilitation of a new internal Income Generation Group.Work with colleagues across WCVA to develop new and existing WCVA products and services which generate income for WCVA for the benefit of our members and wider sector.Lead on identifying prospects and assessing the feasibility of income generation activities to underpin the delivery of WCVA’s strategy.Coordinate and/or prepare business cases to generate earned income and tenders for contracts.Develop, manage and grow relationships with key stakeholders and networks, including trusted suppliers and sponsors, that expand opportunities for partnershipand collaboration across Wales and the UK to grow WCVA’s offer and make a stronger impact.Over two years, generate income to ensure this role is self sustaining.Establish effective governance for all aspects of income generation, setting up efficient systems and processesWork with colleagues across WCVA to build and share evidence of impactThis is not an exhaustive list. The post holder may be asked to carry out additional duties from time to time or, as required, by the developing needs of the service or organisationThe funding for this post is currently for two years, but the intention is for the role to become permanent position, dependent on its success over the first two years.Closing date: 1 July 2024, 10amInterview date: 11 July 2024To apply please complete the below application form and send it to people@wcva.cymruJob DescriptionUseful InformationPrivacy NoticeApplication FormApplications submitted in the medium of Welsh are welcomed and will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English. Croesawir ceisiadau Cymraeg ac ni fyddant yn cael eu trin yn llai ffafriol na cheisiadau Saesneg.    

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