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Chief Executive 

North Herts CVS are seeking a new Chief Executive to lead the organisation in the new year. The successful candidate will be experienced at managing change whilst ensuring we continue to play to our strengths and build on existing working relationships as we develop new ones. Our new Chief Executive will be an enthusiastic, creative and innovative individual with a willingness to learn and the determination and resilience to succeed.

Selection Process: The closing date for applications is 12 midnight on Sunday, 6th January. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a first interview on Friday, 11th January.  Please find attached the Job Description and Person Specification for this post. For more information, visit their website

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DEPUTY/ MANAGER POSITION

RE:PLAY BREAKFAST, AFTER SCHOOL & HOLIDAY CLUBS (St Albans)

Are you ready for a new challenge? 

If you are qualified & experienced, fun, organised, friendly and reliable, then we would love you to join our St John Fisher School Team as our new Deputy/ Manager. 

You would be assisting/ Managing & leading a small team of Playworkers in providing a safe, stimulating & fun environment for children aged 4-11 years old, 4-5 days a week. 

After School club hours are 2.30-6.15pm and if interested, Breakfast club hours are also available 7.15-8.55am (plus additional hours during school holidays). 

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate!

*Re:play have been operating for the past 13 years & we have several After School Club settings in St Albans plus Breakfast clubs and Holiday clubs. We therefore have the possibility of promotion in time. 

Please contact us by email: replay5905@ntlworld.com or telephone 07913 323608 for more information or email your CV to be considered for the role.

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Play Worker

Dynamic Ducks Ltd are looking to recruit a new Play Worker.

Main duties include:

 Assist with planning, preparing and delivering quality play opportunities within a safe and caring environment.
 Providing comprehensive care for the children including collecting them from school and delivering them safely to parents or carers.
 Setting up the play space including moving furniture and play equipment.
 Providing refreshments and ensuring that hygiene, health and safety standards are met.
 Administering first aid when necessary.
 Consulting with children and involving them in planning activities.
 Helping with club administration, where necessary.
 Encouraging parental involvement in the club.
 Facilitating good communication with all members of the organisation, parents, and schools.
 Undertaking appropriate and relevant training.
 Keeping the work environment healthy, safe and secure.
 Working within the framework of the club’s policies and procedures.

To apply please contact Lizzy Duck on dynamicduckschildcare@gmail.com for an application form.

Playworker Job Description

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Sport & Youth Crime Doorstep Sport Advisor

London 

48 days @ £160 per day (1 day a week)

StreetGames is a national charity which has a reputation for delivering doorstep sport in deprived communities engaging hard to reach young people through sport in the right style, right place, right time, and right price and with the right people; to help them lead an active lifestyle and achieve their potential. Our goal is to make sport accessible to everyone regardless of their income and social circumstance.

Doorstep Sport Advisors will form part of the StreetGames Area Teams and will work alongside the Area Director and Partnership Sustainability Lead to develop and support our vision of creating collaborative clusters across 50 geographical areas in England. Each cluster will aim to increase physical activity for children & young people that also achieves wider social outcomes.

StreetGames are looking for suitable people with suitable and valid experience of working in sport with disadvantaged communities and the skills to be able to support clusters of organisations, bringing them together to work towards a common goal. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and people management skills, be solution focussed as well as possessing a good knowledge of wider social outcomes and how to address them for people living in lower socio-economic communities through sport and physical activity.

We will be offering contracts that fit in with applicant’s other commitments and will discuss the number of days and contract length with successful candidates. Doorstep Sport Advisors will be paid £160 per day inclusive of expenses. Secondment opportunities will also be considered.

To see the FULL Job Description and Application Form click here

How to apply:

Please email your completed application form to jobs@streetgames.org quoting ‘Sport & Youth Crime DSA – London’ in the subject line.

 If you have any questions relating to these posts, please contact james.gregory@streetgames.org

Closing date: Friday 30 November 2018 

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Speech and Language Therapist

Mondays, term-time,9-12.15pm and 12.15pm to 3.30pm term-time, in Watford

£20.22 per hour. [including holiday pay], with pension option.  

DBS & references required. 

Start date Monday 7thJanuary 2019. 

We are looking for an experienced Paediatric SLT to join our multi-disciplinary team, for the charity Playskill, with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting. 

Qualified paediatric experience is an essential requirement.  You will have experience in working with children who have complex needs and a range of associated communication difficulties, as well as knowledge of AAC.  Knowledge of Makaton signing is highly desirable; experience in paediatric dysphagia would be beneficial. Applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work. The role also involves supporting staff and parents with training. 

Informal visits welcomed Mondays 12th November, 19thNovember or 26th November 2018.  

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 4th December midday

Interview date is Monday 10th December PM 2018.  

Contact Claire Duggett claireD@playskill.org  or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or andrea@playskill.org 

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Support and Interventions Lead

Full time £23,000 - £25,000

Phase is a Christian youth organisation based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire working across primary and secondary schools engaging with over 3500 young people.

We are looking for somone with the right skills, talents and passions to help grow and complement our current team in their delivery of a range of activities and services.

Do you have experience of working with young people in a variety of contexts? Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity and challenge to help improve young peoples lives?

Download the job specification here

Closing date: Tuesday 20 November 2018

Interview date: Friday 30 November 2018

How to apply:

For more information and how to apply click here

Contact details:

Kieran Murphy
kieran.murphy@phase-hitchin.org
www.phase-hitchin.org
01462 422940

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BME Advocacy Worker

Part-Time: 25 hours p/week,

Salary : £12,163 for 25 hours/week, based on £18,000 if a full-time

North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum is a charity helping the vulnerable Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people. We are looking for a BME Advocacy Worker to provide information, advice and guidance to our clients who have language and communication barriers. Candidates must have previous experience helping BME people with advocacy/counselling, be multi/bi-lingual and have flexible working attitudes according to the need of the organisation.

For information or application pack, please contact 01462-440224 or email: director@nhmef.org.uk

Application deadline: Friday 23 November 2018

Interview date: Monday 3 December 2018

Visit North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum website here.

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HIT Trustee Board Member

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At its simplest, the role of the trustee board is to receive assets from donors, safeguard them and apply them to the charitable purposes of HIT. The trustee board must always act in the best interests of HIT, exercising the same standard of duty of care that a prudent person would apply if looking after the affairs of someone for whom they have responsibility. The trustee board must act as a group and not as individuals. The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organisation. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy.

Duties of a trustee board member
The main duties of a trustee board member are to:
● ensure that HIT complies with its governing document (its Constitution), charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations
● contribute actively to the board of trustees by giving firm strategic direction to HIT, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets, and evaluating performance against agreed targets
● ensure the financial stability and safeguard the good name and values of HIT

Trustees are initially appointed for a 3-year period and expected to attend an induction meeting prior to their first board meeting. The post is unpaid but out of pocket expenses may be reimbursed.
Board meetings are held four times a year after office hours, Trustees are required to attend a minimum of three of those meetings. The meetings last approximately two hours and are usually at HIT’s office in Watford. Each year there is an Annual Meeting. Trustees are invited to attend HIT events, groups and activities.

Person specification

Each trustee must have:
● a commitment to the mission of HIT
● a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
● integrity
● strategic vision
● good, independent judgement
● an ability to think creatively
● a willingness to speak their mind
● an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
● an ability to work effectively as a member of a team and to take decisions for the good of HIT.

HIT are looking to augment the Board of Trustees with skills and experience in the following areas:
● financial management, income generation and enterprise
● corporate and charity law
● public policy and public affairs
● national and local voluntary sector
● national and local government and statutory bodies
● social enterprise
● human resource management
● volunteering management
● funding/foundations
● social investment and impact

We would welcome a conversation with anybody interested in becoming a Trustee. Please contact Caroline Stevens, Artistic Director on caroline@hit-theatre.org.uk / 01923 216951

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Finance Trustee Vacancy 

PLAYSKILL is an award winning Charity operating in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.  Our skilled team work with children aged 1-5 who have a wide range of disabilities in parent/carer and child groups.  We achieve outstanding results consistently beating the improvement targets which are agreed for each child. 

Financially sound and with good governance we are poised for a period of expansion.  We are now looking for a new Finance Trustee to join our team. Finance records kept in Xero, an understanding of this is essential to the role 

Please visit our website www.playskill.org to find out more information about the work of Playskill.  If you wish to speak to someone over the phone, please call 07572 465504.  

If the challenge of assisting children with difficulty or disability to take a full place in society interests you, and you feel you have something to add to our team, then please email our Chair of Trustees, Stuart Soloway at stuartatril@aol.com and copy in our Director Andrea Clarke MBE at andrea@playskill.org and let us know a little about yourself.    

Please note all volunteers will be subject to an informal interview, relevant DBS checks and references. 

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PROJECTS CO-ORDINATOR

Working for Award winning charity Playskill with pre-school age children with physical difficulty in a play based setting with a multi-disciplinary team based in Watford, but also working in Hemel Hempstead. 

We are looking for a person experienced in administration and IT to help with co-ordination of the 6 groups that Playskill runs. An understanding of the new Data Protection laws is essential. 

You will have a crucial role in the team in our new office, liaising with parents and organising written communications working alongside an Administration assistant and co-ordinating a group of volunteers working for the office. 

You will have a responsible attitude and a good understanding of administration systems. 

You will have experience in excel, access, and word plus an ability to use Mailchimp. 

You will be aware of Office 365’s capabilities. 

You will need to have good communication, empathy, numeracy and administrative skills. 

You will have good electronic record keeping, providing accurate information and dealing with both internal and external agencies. 

£8.78 per hour [including holiday pay] depending on experience, with pension option. 

Working 20 hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from our base in Watford.  

DBS & references required.  

Deadline for applications will be Tuesday 28th August. Interviews Thursday 30th August PM. 

 Contact Claire Duggett for an application form claireD@playskill.org / tanya@playskill.org. Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504. 

 Reg Charity no 1122745. Funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

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Admin Support Volunteer

Pro-Action is a small voluntary organisation with a wide reach.  We work with volunteers and staff who deliver children and young people’s provision across the county of Hertfordshire.  We have a long standing commitment to supporting projects across the county, by engaging them as members of Pro-Action and ensuring they offer a safe and quality service. 

We require an organised and efficient individual to support us in our admin work, processing admin for bookings and enquiries and supporting the office processes in membership.

 

The skills we require:

  • Organised
  • Efficient
  • Good computer skills in word & excel
  • Professional & friendly telephone manner
  • Competent in email skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Commitment to work in compliance with policies and procedures

 

We are looking for volunteers who are able to offer one, two to three mornings or afternoons per week on a regular weekly basis.  Timings of attendance are flexible around other commitments.

This role would suit an individual age 18+

We will provide expenses for travel incurred within the role.

Volunteers will be covered by our insurance.

Volunteers can access our training programme and can benefit from this.

The individual will be office based in Hatfield, and can work Monday to Friday between 9.30am to 4pm.

We would ask that the individual volunteer regularly for a minimum of 2/3 hours each time.

 

You will receive training, support and supervision.

Add something to your CV.  Make a difference to young people across Hertfordshire!

 To apply please send your CV with covering letter to membership@pro-actionherts.org 

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Play Worker

We are looking for a qualified/experience person in after school club setting.

You will be working:

  • 1 hour in the mornings & 3 hours in the afternoon (3.15-6.15) 
  • Monday to Friday
  • In St Albans
  • Permanant 
  • 20 hours per week 

The breakfast club you will receive £10 for the session and minimum wage depending on qualifications.

This position is to start in September. We also have other available hours in our holiday club.

If you would like to apply please contact us on:

Telephone number: 01727848355

Email address: lindees@Hotmail.com

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Leisure Support Worker - Casual Contract

Three Rivers District Council are looking for Leisure Support Workers!

Are you enthusiastic and have a passion to work with children, young people and adults? Enjoy working with or want to work with the community to make a difference? Want to expand on your skills and development and work when it suits you? 

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion to work with children, young people and adults. You will need to be flexible in your attitude and approach as you may be required to work with varying age groups and on varying leisure activities in a relaxed and informal setting.


You may be asked to work at many different Leisure service sites:
- Holiday Playschemes (Easter & Summer) across schools in the Three Rivers District
- Play Rangers – open spaces & woodland areas in the Three Rivers District and local schools
- Youth Projects
- Working across the Sport, Art and Inclusive Leisure activities

You will receive full training and induction manuals detailing specific procedures.


This role is great for:
 Those who work term time (e.g. School staff, Pre-school staff, Nursery staff etc.)
 University / College students
 Those looking for additional income
 Those looking for work during school holiday periods
 Those wanting to gain more experience in working with children, young people, adults and the community.

Come and join the Leisure Team at Three Rivers District Council, and support us with our community based projects. To find out more or to apply, please go to www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/leisure-support-worker-casual-contract. Any questions, please email Leisure@threeriverivers.gov.uk

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