• Organisation: Camphill Village Trust
  • Salary info: Variable hours up to full time and casual working. £7.25 per hour 
dependent on qualification and experience also a sleep-over allowance is payable
  • Benefits: Company Pension.
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Closing date: 29 August 2014
  • Location: Danby (near Whitby)
  • Job ref no :Botton Village
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Role:

CVT Botton Village Community, Danby near Whitby, provides supported living, learning and working opportunities for adults with a learning disability. We provide varied living and work opportunities including our own farms, working garden, bakery, weaving and other craft based workshops. We are in an exciting phase of developing our services and we need people to work with us who share our enthusiasm and commitment to provide quality support for adults with a learning disability. We are recruiting to enable people to live lives which are socially connected and full of meaning and purpose. You must be confident and have enthusiasm, and be able to follow support plans and support people in achieving their personal goals. It is desirable that you show some knowledge and understanding of intentional communities.

Due to location own transport is advisable as the nearest Train station is at Danby 3 miles 
away.

Support Workers: NVQ Level 2/3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.  £7.25 per hour 
dependent on qualification and experience also a sleep-over allowance is payable. Variable hours up to full time and casual working; worked flexibly including weekends and evenings and sleep-overs as part of a rota system.

All posts require you to have an Enhanced DBS disclosure, proof of qualifications & 2 
references.

Organisation profile:

WE ARE a leading, long established and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs. We support people in their home life, work, social and cultural activities through our nine urban and rural communities in England.

More information can be found on www.cvt.org.uk

Website: www.cvt.org.uk

Application notes:

Via the application form (attached below) or via email to karen.dowson@cvt.org.uk

Downloads:

Application Form (DOC document)
Job Description (DOC document)

  • Organisation: Camphill Village Trust
  • Salary info: Variable hours up to full time and casual working. £7.25 per hour 
dependent on qualification and experience also a sleep-over allowance is payable
  • Benefits: Company Pension.
  • Job Type: Part time
  • Closing date: 29 August 2014
  • Location: Danby (near Whitby)
  • Job ref no: Botton Village
Cvt_logo
Role:

CVT Botton Village Community, Danby near Whitby, provides supported living, learning and working opportunities for adults with a learning disability. We provide varied living and work opportunities including our own farms, working garden, bakery, weaving and other craft based workshops. We are in an exciting phase of developing our services and we need people to work with us who share our enthusiasm and commitment to provide quality support for adults with a learning disability. We are recruiting to enable people to live lives which are socially connected and full of meaning and purpose. You must be confident and have enthusiasm, and be able to follow support plans and support people in achieving their personal goals. It is desirable that you show some knowledge and understanding of intentional communities.

Due to location own transport is advisable as the nearest Train station is at Danby 3 miles 
away.

Support Workers: NVQ Level 2/3 Health and Social Care or equivalent.  £7.25 per hour 
dependent on qualification and experience also a sleep-over allowance is payable. Variable hours up to full time and casual working; worked flexibly including weekends and evenings and sleep-overs as part of a rota system.

All posts require you to have an Enhanced DBS disclosure, proof of qualifications & 2 
references.

Organisation profile:

WE ARE a leading, long established and progressive UK charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other support needs. We support people in their home life, work, social and cultural activities through our nine urban and rural communities in England.

More information can be found on www.cvt.org.uk

Website: www.cvt.org.uk

Application notes:

Via the application form (attached below) or via email to karen.dowson@cvt.org.uk

Downloads:

Application Form (DOC document)
Job Description (DOC document)

Manager

  • Organisation: Hartlepool NDC Trust
  • Salary: £33,500
  • Salary info: 37 Hours a week
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Closing date: 8 August 2014
  • Location: Hartlepool
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Role:

Hartlepool NDC Trust is a community led charitable company delivering innovative regeneration projects working with a range of partners to make a positive difference for the residents of central Hartlepool. It was established as a legacy body of the New Deal for Communities Programme that ran for 10 years at the beginning of the millennium.

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative person to work with our skilled Board members, our small staff team, and our regeneration partners, to drive our organisation forward.

The right person for this post will have a strong commitment to community led enterprise and regeneration and will have experience in a comparable role. They will be an excellent communicator and will have sound financial and business acumen.

If you think you might be that person then we look forward to receiving an application from you.

Organisation profile:

Hartlepool NDC Trust is a registered charity, established in 2008 to support the regeneration initiatives of the New Deal programme and sustainable community enterprise activity. Vision: A resilient organisation delivering valuable social outcomes in partnership with other organisations through the effective management of social enterprises and services, Mission: The NDC Trust’s mission is to support regeneration initiatives and to develop sustainable community enterprise activity by undertaking the coordination and management of a range of projects, businesses and initiatives wherever opportunities arise, but that will serve to improve the quality of life of local people in Central Hartlepool.

Website: www.ndctrust.org.uk

Application notes:

To request further information or for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Malcolm Walker at mallywalker@yahoo.co.uk.  For an application pack please contact Stacey Short at stacey.short@ndctrust.org.uk or call 01429 891312.

Please send completed application forms by e-mail to Stacey or by post to Dimensional House, 81 Stranton, Hartlepool, TS24 7QT by 12pm on Friday 8th August 2014.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15th August, so in the event that you are successful, please make arrangements to keep this date free.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Child Swimming

A report published today based on data from the RBS SE100 web platform reveals the social enterprises that are delivering leisure services and becoming serious competitors to privately run businesses.

The RBS SE100 Index is a listing of social ventures, ranked and scored according to their growth and social impact. 303 (9%) of the 3503 enterprises listed on SE100.net deliver leisure sports, arts and culture services. The size of these organisations varies greatly, on the whole the organisations in this sector are small – the mean turnover is £6m compared to £17m on the main Index. The top 10 largest organisations in this sector are dominated by social enterprises running leisure centres, all of which turnover seven figures or more. The data points to a solidly performing group of social ventures (often referred to as leisure trusts), which are not only providing sporting opportunities to the UK’s most vulnerable people but are also challenging the private sector health and fitness chains for the lucrative business of young, affluent gym-goers. In this era of cuts to local government subsidies, social enterprises have risen to the challenge of running leisure centres and are increasingly operating a ‘Robin Hood’ model of cross subsidy – making money from young affluent gym goers in order to fund services for disadvantaged users. But to attract this market, the service provided has to be top notch, and social enterprises have upped their game to provide this. John Comiskey, chief executive of Edinburgh Leisure, which runs around 30 venues for the local authority said:

With such aggressive competition in the marketplace we have had to pull ourselves away from the old council gym mentality and understand what customers are wanting. We work hard at being innovative and are advanced as anyone else in the products we are offering.

These social enterprises claim that their USP is to offer great facilities in all areas of the country – whether affluent or disadvantaged – which are available to everyone in the community. On top of this they reinvest their surpluses to help older people keep active, nurture the talent of the gold medal-winners of the future and reach out to those people in the UK who are struggling with diabetes, obesity and other health problems associated with inactive lifestyles. This is a model that the government is keen on backing – it cuts local authority costs as well as persuading the nation off its sofas. Minister for sport Helen Grant said: “Top class sporting facilities are vital so that people have a good experience and keep participating for life. Leisure social enterprises are helping to improve the facility stock across the country and offering affordable, accessible sport for all.” Alasdair Brown, chief executive of Kirkless Active Leisure (KAL) which runs 14 leisure facilities in West Yorkshire said that his organisation ‘Works on the model of taking the best of the public sector and the best of the private sector’.

We have high standards of health and safety, quality and a focus on giving something back to the local area – plus a business-like approach.’ Kirklees has ploughed funding into creating slick new gyms and now offers high quality gym membership from £15 a month – attracting a wider range of customers, and providing a competitive offer compared with the mid-range private sector gym operators in the area.

Steve Ward, Associate Director at GLL said:

Research has shown us that generally when they are looking for a gym, people will be looking for price, location and quality first. Being a social enterprise acts as an extra bonus for us. If someone is weighing up against another gym, I want our social enterprise status to be shining through, as it might just be the thing that encourages them to join us rather than another place.”

Ian Walters, MD Business Banking at RBS, said:

Enterprise is the life blood of the UK economy and, at RBS, we believe that new businesses lead to job growth and wealth creation. The social enterprise sector is playing an increasingly important part and their approach to business is bringing many benefits, transforming communities, creating jobs for people excluded from mainstream employment and helping to drive a healthy, vibrant economy. We support the RBS SE100 Index because, like any other part of the economy, it is important to gather as much market intelligence as possible.

 

Administrator/Information Officer

  • Organisation: Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing CIC
  • Salary: £14,500 – £17,200
  • Salary info: 30-35 hours per week (pro rata)
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Closing date: 13 July 2014
  • Location: Chester le Street, County Durham
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Role:

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic Administrator/Information Officer to join our growing team on a permanent basis. You will be responsible for providing a proactive administrative service to the team while providing support to the teams Apprentice Administrator.

You will produce accurate, timely and fit-for-purpose reports and ensure data entry is regularly and accurately completed. You will have relevant administration experience and the ability to prioritise work while working to deadlines.

Please note this role will be subject to DBS clearance, the costs of which will be met by the employer.

If you would like to be part of shaping the future development of our growing services, while developing your own skills, this could be the job for you.

Organisation profile:

Aspire Learning, Support and Wellbeing is an award winning, community interest company based in Chester le Street. We provide education, health and wellbeing and other services for women. We also provide a wide range of services to mixed groups within the local community.

Website: www.aspire-northeast.co.uk

Application notes:

Please visit www.aspire-northeast.co.uk/vacancies.html and download our application form. Once completed, please send via email to jobs@aspire-northeast.co.uk before the closing date of 13th July

Downloads:

Application Form (DOC document)
Job Description (DOC document)

  • Organisation: Groundwork NE Cumbria
  • Salary: £28,521 – £32,762
  • Salary info: 37 hours per week
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Closing date: 16 July 2014
  • Location: Annfield Plain, Stanley
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Role:

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Development Manager to work alongside the Trust’s Senior Management Team to develop proposals and write strategic bids which will support the aims of Groundwork NE & Cumbria and grow the operations

The ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and drive to achieve business targets, along with a track record of successfully sourcing and securing income through funding applications and tender opportunities.  You will use your excellent communications to engage partners in developing our diverse range of services. You will manage our funding pipeline and ensure that Groundwork’s strategic funding proposals are well coordinated and are of the highest quality. A confident networker you will represent Groundwork externally and support our project teams’ engagement with key funders in order to initiate and strengthen our relationships.

Educated to degree level or equivalent you will have extensive experience of writing complex, coherent and compelling bids to a range of organisations and programme funders, and be able to demonstrate considerable success in consistently securing contracts and grants. You will have a keen attention to detail, and an ability to pull together technical input from across the organisation often to tight timescales. We are seeking an individual who has the ambition and skill to identify opportunities and raise significant funds and who enjoys the challenge this brings.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in the development of our business and raise the profile of Groundwork across the North East and Cumbria.

Organisation profile:

Changing places, changing lives – one green step at a time

We deliver locally in communities across the North East & Cumbria and work on hundreds of individual projects each year. We focus our activity in communities where we can make the most difference.

Website: www.groundwork.org.uk

Application notes:
Job Description (DOC) (DOC document)

Person Specification (XLS) (XLS document)
Application Pack 2014 (DOC document)

All completed applications should be emailed to Karen Starkie at karen.starkie@groundwork.org.uk
or by post to
Groundwork North East,
Grosvenor House,
29 Market Place,
Bishop Auckland,
County Durham,
DL14 7NP

If you’re interested in this opportunity and would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sam Palombella on 07827 891847.

Closing date: Wednesday 16th July 2014 
Interview date: Friday 1st August 2014

Additional details:

Groundwork North East want our workforce to reflect the make up of the communities we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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