Jobs and Volunteering

Jobs & Volunteering

Organisation: The Hamlet 
Job Title: 
Support Worker - Short Breaks (Casual)
Pay: £7.90 up to and including 24 years old, £8.05 over 25 years old 

The Support Worker will work with other staff in ensuring that the children and young people have a range of exciting and inspiring activities that will excite and 'wow' children. All children and young people attending deserve the best experience that we are able to offer in a happy and safe environment. Children must have a sense of belonging, of being welcome and be able to grow in confidence and self-esteem. The Support Worker will support independence, choice, integration and inclusion in the community.

To become a support worker at the children's service it is essential that you:
Are over 18 years of age and can provide evidence of your right to work in the UK?
Have a satisfactory DBS check. Any conviction or adverse report relating to care, children or dishonesty would make a candidate unsuitable for this role.
Are able to work weekends, school holidays and some evenings?
Have an understanding of the importance of all children's need to have fun, socialise and relax and ways in which staff can support this?
Are prepared to use the skills you have, and demonstrate an enthusiasm and energy to join in and get involved?
Have an understanding of the challenges disabled young people and their families can face on a daily basis and an appreciation of the barriers to inclusion that disabled people and their families experience?
Are able to work in a physically demanding role that involves lifting and operating lifting equipment?
Are willing to undertake training as required for the role?

For more information please download the relevant documents below:
Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

To apply: Please return your completed application form to admin@thehamletcharity.org.uk 

Closing date: Friday 31st March 2017
Interviews: Week commencing 3rd April 2017


Organisation: Build 
Job Title: 
Programme co-ordinator
Location: Norwich 
Salary: £17,500 per annum (pro rata) 
Hours: 18.5 hours per week

We have an excellent opportunity to join the BUILD Charity team with responsibility for co-ordinating over 200 activities each year in our new Programme Co-ordinator role. We're looking for someone special, flexible, innovative, able to lead and support others with the task of leading two of our flagship projects the Wednesday Club and a new service in partnership with Easton College. The role is funded until 31st March 2018. 

Click here to download Job Description
Click here to download Application Form

For an informal discussion contact James Kearns on 01603 618029 or e mail volunteer@buildcharity.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 13th March 2017.


Organisation: Nelson's Journey 
Job Title: 
Service and Training Administrator 
Location: Little Plumstead, Norfolk
Salary: £18,000 
Hours: Fulltime (37hrs per week) - Permanent contract

Norfolk's child bereavement charity, Nelson's Journey, is growing! In 2016, the number of children and young people referred to the charity increased by a massive 22%. The charity requires a new member of the team to complete administrative tasks and provide practical support to the bereavement service. The post will be based in Little Plumstead, near Norwich.Candidates should have knowledge and experience of administrative tasks required in a busy office. 

The role will also include taking and recording information, including by phone, from families who have been bereaved. The post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The successful candidate must be committed to the safeguarding of children.

For an application pack please click here

Closing date: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 14 March 2017 


Organisation: Voluntary Norfolk 
Job Title: Communities Manager
Location: Great Yarmouth
Salary: £31,846 per annum pro rata 37 hrs 
Hours: 22.5 hrs per week 

Responsible for the development and operational management of all community engagement and support and development programmes provided by Voluntary Norfolk, including support for community groups and voluntary organisations. Leading on the delivery of all such projects to meet performance targets and the leadership and management of staff, budgets, volunteers and partnership relationships. Working closely with commissioners, funding bodies, statutory services and the voluntary sector on the development of new community services and innovation to increase engagement, impact and value.

Voluntary Norfolk is committed to both the principle and the practice of Equal Opportunities and we welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of gender, physical ability, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We know that people from different age groups bring varying levels of expertise and experience to an organisation and we are always keen to receive applications from every candidate with relevant skills and qualifications, regardless of age.

For more information and to download an application pack please click here

Closing date: 9th March 2017 


Organisation: Voluntary Norfolk 
Job Title: 
Health & Social Care Manager
Location: Norwich 
Salary: £31,846 per annum pro rata 37 hrs 
Hours: 22.5 hrs per week 

Responsible for the development and operational management of all health and social care services provided by Voluntary Norfolk. Leading on the delivery of all such projects to meet performance targets and the management of staff, budgets, volunteers and partnership relationships. Working closely with commissioners, funding bodies, statutory services and the voluntary sector on the development of new health and social care services, improved integration and innovation to increase impact and value.

Voluntary Norfolk is committed to both the principle and the practice of Equal Opportunities and we welcome applications from all parts of the community regardless of gender, physical ability, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We know that people from different age groups bring varying levels of expertise and experience to an organisation and we are always keen to receive applications from every candidate with relevant skills and qualifications, regardless of age.

For more information and to download an application pack please click here

Closing date: 9th March 2017 


Organisation: The Magdaelen Project 
Job Title: 
WONDER Link Worker

The Magdalene Group has been providing services to women and young people, affected by sexual exploitation and coercion, for over 20 years. We are pleased to be expanding our service to include a specialist Link Worker to work on the Wonder project in partnership with Julian Support and Sue Lambert Trust. The Wonder Project is looking to develop a whole system approach for the rehabilitation of female offenders, utilising a conditional caution to divert consenting women out of custody and into a community based system of gender specific support and assessment of needs.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to take forward the development and delivery of interventions targeted at vulnerable and marginalised women 18+ diverting them wherever possible from appearing at court and into a positive intervention aimed at preventing re-offending and also diverting those at risk of entering the Criminal Justice System. 
The Link Worker's Role will be to:
·         Connect or reconnect a woman with relevant services in the community
·         Support and mentor women in following their access and use of services.

You will have experience in engaging and working with vulnerable women and improving their well-being and be familiar with the Reducing Reoffending Pathways and guiding and empowering women in completing the Justice Outcomes Star. This post is subject to a Genuine Occupational Requirement for a female due to the nature of the job role. 

If you welcome a challenge and would like to work as part of a small team dedicated to supporting women with complex and multiple needs then please download an application pack from  Please return completed application forms to vivienne@magdalenegroup.org or post to 61 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1PH. 

Closing Date for Applications: 28th February 2017
Interview Date: 03rd March 2017 


Organisation: Break
Job Title: 
Full Time Support Worker - PH1857
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Current salary: scale for this post is £15,852 - £18,648 pro rata per annum. At appointment, the salary will be between £15,852 and £17,847 pro rata per annum, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: 38 per week (plus approximately 8 sleep-ins per 4 week rota)

We are currently looking for a Full Time Support Worker at our mainstream Residential Children's Home which provides a long term family like environment for young people within the care system, situated in Norwich, Norfolk.

'Have you always felt you wanted to do something different? Make a difference and help change a young person's life? 

Do you want to be part of a team that helps a child along a healing path to a better future? Although challenging at times, the reward of seeing the difference made to a child's life and future outweighs the challenges. A job that means you can bring all of who you are, all that you enjoy, all you have to give - to change young lives. 

We aim to provide stability through a nurturing, thoughtful and therapeutic approach. It is within the relationships with the adults who come here, that the healing takes place.' The children deserve the best, we aim to recruit the best. Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate commitment, flexibility, empathy, creativity and enthusiasm and the ability to role-model the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle. The ability to work a rota shift pattern is essential as this post will be mainly evening and weekend work. Note: An additional £33.93 is paid for each sleep-in duty undertaken.

For more information and to apply online please click here

Closing date:  Monday 27th February 2017
The Safe care Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th March 2017 and the formal interview process is scheduled for Thursday 9th March 2017. 


Organisation: Break
Job Title: Temporary Social Worker / Senior Residential Family Support Worker - HD1859
Location: Lowestoft, Suffolk
Salary: The current Social Worker salary scale for this post is £27,585 - £29,037 per annum. 
The current Senior Residential Family Support Worker salary scale for this post is £19,985 - £22,884 per annum. At appointment, the Social Worker salary will be £27,585 per annum. The current Senior Residential Family Support Worker salary will be £19,985 - 20,602 per annum.
Hours: 38 per week - This is a Fixed Term Contract for 6 months to cover maternity.

We are seeking a Temporary Full Time Social Worker / Senior Residential Family Support Worker to support the busy team at our residential Family Assessment Centre in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Candidates will need to be able to provide vital assessment and support to families in crisis, many of whom are very young parents with babies. Applications are required from HCPC registered Social Workers, or from anyone who can demonstrate significant relevant experience of children and family work and take a lead role in the assessment process.

This vacancy is open to men and women as we aim to provide a gender balance in working with our young families. The ability to work a 38 hour rota/shift pattern including nights and weekends is an essential requirement for this position. Note: An additional £33.93 is paid for each sleep-in duty.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Carole Childs or Lesley Harker on 01502 560344. 

Please apply via the following link: http://www.break-charity.org/opportunities/  
For more information about Break please visit: www.break-charity.org

Closing Date: Monday 6th March 2017
All interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 13th March 2017.


Organisation: MAP 
Job Title: 
Finance Administrator
Location: Norwich 
Salary: £17,000 pa pro rata 
Hours: 18.5 per week (working 3-4 days per week)

We are currently looking for a self motivated, hands on and bright part-time administrator to provide support to the Finance Manager. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience, preferably in charity finance, with qualifications in a business or finance related subject, and significant experience of using SAGE and MS Excel. 

The successful candidate will receive a range of benefits including: 
* Competitive salary
* Generous pension contributions
* Excellent on-going training and development opportunities
* Support from an established and reputable team, including regular line management and supervision
* Flexible working 30 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Access to benefits including child care vouchers and cycle to work scheme 

For further information and application pack go to www.map.uk.net or send an A4 SAE (large stamp) to HR, MAP, The Risebrow Centre, Chantry Road, Norwich, NR2 1RF clearly specifying the role of choice.  

The closing date for completed applications is 24th February 2017.


Organisation: YMCA Norfolk 
Job Title: Fundraising and Research Officer
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £10.04 per hour
Hours: Part-time (Negotiable) Contract Type: Permanent

Job Role
To provide support to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager to achieve departmental predetermined annual targets for restricted funding.

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people, valuing the skills and attributes of every member of our team and personal development plans enabling staff to focus on aspirations and fulfil their potential. Work with us and make every day count, helping young people towards a brighter future.

Fundraising and Research Officer JD YMCA


For more information on this role, please contact Stephanie Coker on 01603 621263 Ext 161 or stephanie.coker@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to careers@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Stephanie Coker, HR/Payroll Administrator, 35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 8th March 2017


Organisation: YMCA
Job Title: 
Fundraising and Events Officer
Location: Norfolk
Salary: £10.04 per hour
Hours: Part-time (Negotiable) Contract Type: Permanent

Job Role
To provide support to the Marketing and Fundraising Manager to achieve departmental predetermined annual targets for unrestricted funding.

YMCA Norfolk is a great place to work, offering meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of young people, valuing the skills and attributes of every member of our team and personal development plans enabling staff to focus on aspirations and fulfil their potential. Work with us and make every day count, helping young people towards a brighter future.

Fundraising and Events Officer JD YMCA

For more information on this role, please contact Stephanie Coker on 01603 621263 Ext 161 or stephanie.coker@ymcanorfolk.org

To apply, please complete an Application Form and Job Application Survey Form and forward to careers@ymcanorfolk.org or by post to Stephanie Coker, HR/Payroll Administrator, 35-37 Exchange Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1DP

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 8th March 2017


Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation 
Job Title: Youth Support Worker
Location: Norwich & South Norfolk
Salary: £8.71 per hour
Hours: 235.5 hours annualised - 4.5 hours per week (9 hours a week 1 week in 3) Term time only
Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 2018 in the first instance 

The Benjamin Foundation, on behalf of Norfolk County Council is looking to recruit a Youth Support Worker to work two Tuesdays and two Thursdays in a three week cycle (term time only) as part of our Young Carers team offering a range of early evening activity clubs (for ages 6-12 & 12-18) at Norwich & South Norfolk (Poringland, Winfarthing, South Norwich & North Norwich). 

The clubs are delivered on a 3 week cycle between 4.30pm & 9.30pm. The Benjamin Foundation are committed to ensuring the very highest possible standards of care to our young people and as such require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS with a barred list check will be required and other procedures and checks will be followed as part of our safeguarding procedures. The school is an equal opportunities employer. The Benjamin Fully embeds the Nurtured Heart Approach ® in all that it does and staff will adopt this approach as a part of their practice. Information and training about this Approach will be provided. 

To apply online please click here
Email recruitment@benjaminfoundation.co.uk
Tel: 01603 886925/886951

Closing Date: Monday 6th March Noon
Interview Date: Wednesday 15th March (Norwich)


Organisation: The Benjamin Foundation
Job Title: 
School Governor 
Location: Copperfield School, Great Yarmouth
Salary: Voluntary 
Hours: 1 meeting per month (or as agreed)

The Trustees of The Benjamin Foundation are looking to appoint a range of School Governors to enable the establishment of a new Governing body. The Governing body will support the operations at Copperfield School, a small SEN specialist independent school in Great Yarmouth. The school runs as part of The Benjamin Foundation, a charity working in East Anglia with children, young people and families. The school is on an improvement journey and we are looking for determined individuals with a passion for education for all.  

We are looking for School Governors who will need to be brave, focused, have the ability to make difficult decisions and the commitment to make a real difference. The role of the school Governor is subject to a DBS check and full Governor declarations. The role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses can be paid in line with policy and procedure. 

Training and support will be available to support the work of Governors. We welcome all applications but are particularly looking to appoint those with one or more of the following attributes:
Experience of strategic planning and delivery
Experience of implementing a Quality Improvement Plan
A good understanding of financial planning
An understanding of the needs of SEN students, particularly those with social, emotional and behavioural needs
Previous experience of senior leadership in a relevant setting 
Experience of being a Trustee/Governor in an educational establishment
Experience of undertaking specialist service inspections and/or working at a senior level in a regulated environment

To apply please send your CV to corinne.bennett@benjaminfoundation.co.ukor post to FAO Corinne Bennett, The Benjamin Foundation, 23-27 St Andrews Street, Norwich, NR2 4TP.

Telephone: 01603 886926

Closing date: Thursday 1st March 2017

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