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Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Playskill is an award winning, growing children’s charity. As a result of the growth of our organisation we are looking to recruit a co-ordinator for our volunteers who will  recruit, manage and support the workforce and grow it to support further fundraising events and groups as the charity grows.

Experience of people management is essential.

The applicant will need to understand working with children with special needs, and the training required for this and work flexibly between bases in Watford and Hemel Hempstead etc, and work from home as required. Work will be sessional 13 weeks per term, 10 hours per week at £13 per hour. DBS and references required.

Informal visits welcomed Tuesday 26th February and  Monday 4th March.
Deadline for applications Thursday 7th March midnight.
Interviews Monday 11th March pm.

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

Charity No. 1122745.  Funded by Big Lottery Fund.

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LEAD FUNDRAISER

Playskill is award winning charity which is seeking to recruit an experienced fundraiser to help develop this area of Playskill’s funding. The post holder will have skills in community, grants, committed giving schemes and corporate fundraising.  The post is funded in part by the Big Lottery fund.  

Playskill is looking for someone who can hit the ground running, and who has ideally worked within a similar role or can demonstrate the relevant skills and experience required in the job description.  You will be confident working independently and will have a pro-active approach to your work. You will have excellent communication skills, and will lead a team with 2 other part time fundraisers.   A full driving licence and use of a car is required for this position, as you will be required to complete some travel for events and meetings. The job will involve some home working, with some events and meetings on weekends and evenings. IT skills are essential, plus access to a computer and the internet.    

Part-time role 20-30 hours per week.  Hours are flexible with reduced hours in school holidays, daytime term time availability is essential on Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays.  Rate between £11-£16 per hour, depending on experience.    

DBS and references essential.     Informal visits welcomed Tuesday 26th February and  Monday 4th March. 

Deadline for applications Thursday 7th March midnight. Interviews Monday 11th March pm.   Contact Claire Duggett for an application form claireD@playskill.org or call for more information 07572 465504 or e-mail andrea@playskill.org   Reg Charity no 1122745. Funded by the National Lottery


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Sessional project workers

The Gifted are looking for passionate and experienced Sessional Staff to deliver our unique programmes.

Sessional project workers supports young people to own their development and growth journeys. By coaching and facilitating, you play a key role to enable young people to develop themselves further, build mindsets and competencies. During engaging in-person sessions, you will help create “light-bulb” moments, shape their thinking and stimulate their minds to grow and thrive through our Butterfly and Reality Check programme.

You will have experience of working with young people who have been labelled as ‘hard to engage’ and/or who have experienced disadvantage.  You have a proven track record of supporting young people to create change in their lives by providing constructive feedback and development mentorship.

If you are passionate about enabling young people to reach their full potential, to coach and develop the next generation of young leaders, while growing your professional skills  in an exciting and innovative place, you will love working with The Gifted. If you have a hunger to take on new challenges, experiment with novel ideas, and approach situations with a beginner’s mindset, join us!

You must have a full driving license and use of a vehicle to travel to sites across Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Sound like you?

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for The Gifted and what skills and experience you have that make you an ideal candidate.

For more information and to download a job description please follow the link below:

https://www.thegifted.org.uk/s...

Email: jobs@thegifted.org.uk

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Part Time (12 hrs p/wk) Butterfly Project Worker (12 month fixed term contract)

The Gifted is looking for an experienced part-time (12 hours) Project Worker to deliver our Butterfly Effect Program for young women aged 11-18 years old, across Hertfordshire and Enfield. The salary offered is £21,736 pro rata.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to nurture new and existing partnerships. The role also requires the ability to navigate strong relationships with young people, especially those who are vulnerable and require additional support. Outcomes need to be shared with local stakeholders and communicated via local network boards, such as Youth Advisory Panels etc.

We need someone with experience of facilitating powerful, engaging and empowering learning experiences for young people and building relationships with partners and stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a passion for working with young people to create bright futures for themselves using our delivery models, training and volunteering schemes.

We are looking for someone who is comfortable with working with hard to engage young people and who can be a self-starter as well as deliver a project through to completion.

We require someone with experience of facilitating community and / or educational programmes. The role will report directly into our Butterfly Project Co-ordinator and must be able to communicate how project outcomes are being met. 

You must have a full driving license and use of a vehicle to travel to sites across Enfield and Hertfordshire.

Joining The Gifted at this stage will give the right person the opportunity to shape the current work we do, whilst co-designing exciting projects that empower and support young women.

Sound like you?

View the full job description above

To apply send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you want to work for The Gifted and what skills and experience you have that make you an ideal candidate for the role of Butterfly Worker. 


For further information and to download a job description please follow the link below:

https://www.thegifted.org.uk/p...

jobs@thegifted.org.uk

Applications close on: 10th March 2019

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Part-time Senior Youth Support Worker

The Swan Youth Project - Berkhamsted  £10 - £11 an hour

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed person to work in our team of Youth Support Workers and volunteers to help provide a safe friendly environment at our Drop-In sessions for young people aged 12 - 18 years. The main aim of the job is to ensure that young people have a wide range of social educational opportunities, which will encourage their personal and social development as well as raise their level of personal achievement. Experience in Youth Work is expected, plus a willingness to attend training courses where appropriate, and to be a committed member of our team is essential. The position will also include some administration and planning and delivery of activities.

Knowledge in IT experience and technical musical experience is desirable.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10.00 to £11.00 /hour

Applicants need to email Penny at The Swan manager@swanyouthproject.co.uk

Experience:

  • Youth Work: 1 year (Required)

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SPEECH and LANGUAGE THERAPIST

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

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.

Rate from £20.83 per hour depending on experience. [including holiday pay], with pension option. DBS & references required. 

Informal visits welcomed Mondays. Start date Monday 18th March 2019.

Deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th February midday. Note Interview date is Monday 25th February 2019. 

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

Charity No. 1122745. Funded by The Big Lottery Fund.

 

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Project and Volunteer Manager

Job Opportunity with Herts Inclusive Theatre


Project and Volunteer Manager

Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT) use the arts and wellbeing practices to build confidence, develop skills and give participants and their families memorable, enjoyable life experiences where everyone is encouraged, valued, supported and has their part to play.
We believe that everyone should have opportunities to enhance their lives through creative and educational activities in environments that are positive and welcoming to all, regardless of people’s background or abilities.
HIT is an arts charity which aims to improve the well-being of people, particularly children and young people and those who are disadvantaged or disabled, by using the arts to build confidence and develop skills in an inclusive, fun, creative space.
Our drama activities are open to all, particularly welcoming disabled people and those experiencing various kinds of disadvantage.
Herts Inclusive Theatre are looking for a freelance contractor to provide the organisation with ‘Project and Volunteer Manager’ services as dictated by the specifications detailed in the scope of work below.
Project work will commence on 1st February and end on 31st July 2019. This is a trial period of a new contractor role and will be reviewed at the end of the trial period by the organisation’s Director. It is the hope that this will then become an employed position.
The aim of the position is to support the delivery of the day-to-day operations of HIT’s commissioned and self-funded projects including the current (As of Jan 18) 12 weekly projects, serving as liaison between freelance workshop leaders and the organisation. Support a team of volunteers and vet new volunteer applications.
This is offered on a self-employed basis, the organisation will pay a fee of £11 per hour.
The work will be for 16 hours per week over a period of 30 weeks between 1st February and 31st July 2019.
A copy of the full role description, can be downloaded from the HIT website – http://www.hit-theatre.org.uk/...
To apply please send a cover letter and CV for attention of Caroline Stevens, Director to caroline@hit-theatre.org.uk or post to Herts Inclusive Theatre, The Holywell Centre, Chaffinch Lane, WD18 9QD. Deadline for applications is 12pm, 23rd January 2019.

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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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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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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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