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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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Active Letchworth Partnership Lead

9-month maternity contract

Hours- 35 per week 

Location-Letchworth Garden City

Salary- £24,500 per annum pro rata

Benefits-Pension scheme + company benefits

Active Letchworth is a partnership of Statutory and Voluntary Organisations working in the town to increase levels of activity across all age ranges and communities. The Active Letchworth Partnership Lead (ALPL) is responsible for facilitating the Active Letchworth Steering Group and the Active Letchworth Forum. Both these groups meet twice a year and are chaired by a Foundation Governor.

The Active Letchworth Partnership Lead is the main point of contact for Active Letchworth and works independently and in partnership with local and national groups, organisations and governing bodies to develop and implement the Active Letchworth Strategy.

The role involves developing and maintaining a database of key contacts who can engage with and support the Active Letchworth Strategy and programme delivery. Use the appropriate channels of communication to enable groups and individuals to engage as fully as possible with the Steering Group, Forum and Strategy. This includes AL members and partners taking an active role in the organisation and delivery of meetings and their outcomes.

The ALPL is expected to actively seek to continually improve upon the Active Letchworth Delivery Programme either through focused evaluation of the programme or seeking out potential partners and examples of existing good practice locally, regionally and nationally. Promoting and publicising Active Letchworth and the delivery programme and where possible identify and recruit new groups and individuals to support the programme.

Work closely with The Foundations Comms team to provide information that can be used to share the impact of Active Letchworth and encourage participation in activities and support or lead on activity based events in Letchworth.

Take a collaborative and flexible approach by working in partnership with teams across the Heritage Foundation to get the job done. 

Whilst leading Active Letchworth Delivery Programme work in line with corporate policies and procedures to ensure that all matters relating to health and safety are adhered to, promoted and reviewed as necessary.

An exemplary team player with a can do attitude you will keep pace with ways of working within your field and take an innovative approach to the delivery of the role.

This role presents a rare and exciting opportunity for the right person to continue to make a real difference across the local community and is an ideal opportunity for a person who is passionate about getting people active and making a difference to people’s lives.

For more information on the job description click here.

How to apply

Send  a CV and covering letter giving details of your skills and linking them to the job description. Send them to alastair.stewart@letchworth.com. Interviews to be held the week commencing the 12th November.

Closing date:
Sunday, 04/11/2018 - 11.59pm

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Senior Youth Worker

Location: North Herts
Salary Range: £31,820 - £34,585 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Contract: Permanent

Hertfordshire County Council is a leading local authority with a highly regarded YC Hertfordshire service which delivers a range of community and school-based work including targeted prevention and early intervention youth work projects and programmes.

You will be part of a team delivering across North Herts to meet Service priorities. You will develop young people’s confidence, self-esteem and resilience to enable them to learn new skills and enhance their employability. You will be working with vulnerable groups; those who are challenged in education, their community or home life.

You will establish new initiatives and develop, with young people, stimulating and challenging projects and programmes - evidencing outcomes and delivering to targets. You will mainly work in group settings but also deliver work to identified individuals.

The ability to quickly establish positive relationships with diverse groups of young people and partners, to respond flexibly to their needs and to the changing priorities of the Service is essential. You will need to be a good communicator and advocate of young people.

You will deliver face to face work in accordance with JNC terms and conditions including residentials. You will be required to travel across the county so access to a vehicle is essential.

For more information and to apply please click on this link here.

Application deadline: 11 November 2018

Interview date: 19 November 2018

For questions regarding the position, please contact Judith Sutton on 01438 844407 or judith.sutton@hertfordshire.gov.uk

For more information regarding the work of YC Hertfordshire please visit www.ychertfordshire.org.

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Lead Youth Worker

Location: One YMCA, Welwyn, Hatfield, Stevenage & High Wycombe (+ frequent travel within & around Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire) Hours: 37.5 Salary: £24,612 per annum

Overview: The YMCA is continuing its exciting and ambitious development of our youth and community activities, ensuring that our various services work in an integrated and responsive way.  Our youth and community activities are themed by general youth work, project-based, mobile and mentoring.  The YMCA aims to ensure that each young person can progress between our specialisms in each location and, where possible, each neighbourhood.

Reporting to the Youth Work Manager, the Lead Youth Worker is responsible for delivery and coordination of a range of outreach and centre based youth work with young people aged 11-25 years and in line with the YMCA Youth Work Strategy and Principles.  The activities will include up to 4 evening sessions a week, occasional weekends and daytime during holidays.

Essential Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Degree or equivalent qualification in Youth Work and ideally a JNC recognised qualification Experience of leading and managing a team in a youth work setting Experience of working with young people from different backgrounds, providing a range of activities and support Knowledge of the potential barriers that young people face Experience of collaborative working with others (colleagues and other agencies) Knowledge of Health and Safety Practice and risk assessments within a relevant environment First Aid at Work Qualification or willing to undertake a qualification Child Protection/Safeguarding Level 2 or equivalent Full driving license and a D1 classification for minibus driving

For a full Job description and to Apply, please visit: – https://oneymca.org/work-for-us/current-vacancies 

 For further information please contact Simon Rudiger on 07776 672303  

Closing Date:  Monday 29th October 2018 

 Interview Date: Week Commencing 5th November 2018

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Safeguarding & Compliance Lead

Salary is £18 - £20,000 for a 25 hour week, based on £27-£30,000 if a full-time role.

The recent departure of our Safeguarding Lead, the changes we have been making to the organisation in light of our strategic plan, and the changing world of safeguarding following the publication of Working Together to Safeguard Children in July 2018 means that this role has developed significantly. 

It is therefore a great time to join the team and bring your expertise on safeguarding and compliance in the children & youth sector to influence many organisations that we serve across the county.

You will work closely with the team as we all share a focus of supporting our members and partners. Your work particularly dovetails with that of our Quality lead, an area where there are also new initiatives happening.

Pro-Action Hertfordshire supports, represents and champions the many organisations and individuals across Hertfordshire who work with children and young people.

Our Vision is for “Every child and young person in Hertfordshire to access high quality opportunities and provision to enhance their growth and development.”

We do this by focusing on 3 key strands of work:

• Quality
• Safeguarding
• Wellbeing & Resilience


Three ways we work are:

• Delivering a Training programme to those working with children & young people.
• Providing & encouraging opportunities for Children & Young People
• Engaging organisations & groups as members to provide support.


We currently support over 150 organisations. This represents over 20,000 young people and children, 3,500 volunteers and 1000 full and part-time paid staff. We provide a high quality service that supports those working with children and young people.

We do a great job and set the bar high for ourselves. With doing more partnership work, the challenge to ensure everyone is working to the same values means we need to step up even more to ensure compliance and quality is met at all levels.

Pro-Action is a great organisation to work in, we have a team approach and commitment is high and achieving results to benefit young people is what we do.

For more details please look at our Safeguarding & Compliance Lead Person Specification here.

How to apply:

Application is by CV and supporting letter, telling us why you are the right person for the role and Pro-
Action.

Email: dave.green@pro-actionherts.org by Wednesday 31st October 2018 at 1pm at the latest.

Interview Dates: week commencing 5th November 2018.

Safeguarding Compliance Lead Package 2018

Team Structure

Safeguarding Compliance Lead Jd 2018

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Specialist Worker Position (Two positions available)

Required for the charity Playskill with pre-school age children, working in a play based setting.  

Monday’s term time, 8.45-12.15PM,12:15PM-3:30PM or 12.15pm to 3.30 PM, in Watford. 

Experience of working with children with Special Needs is essential and applicants need to be fit for pre-school based work.   

DBS & references. £8.66 per hr. (including holiday pay), with pension option. 

Informal visits welcomed  Monday 15th October.  Start date 12 November.

 Deadline for applications is Thursday 18 October 2018

Interview date Monday 22 October 2018, PM . 

 Contact Claire Duggett for an application form claireD@playskill.org

For more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504 or andrea@playskill.org

Charity No. 1122745. 

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Watford FC Ladies General Manager

Salary: £24,000 - £28,000

 An exciting opportunity has arisen for the position of full-time General Manager for Watford FC Ladies, who compete in The FA Women’s National League Southern Premier.  If you are a dynamic, self-motivated and committed individual with high standards and a strong work ethic, then you may be the person we are looking for.

 The General Manager will have responsibility for the day to day management of the administrative and operational activities associated with running Watford FC Ladies.  This includes managing and supporting staff and volunteers.  The job holder will be expected to work collaboratively with all stakeholders (e.g. The Trust, Watford FC, The FA, Clubs, Sponsors and Partners) to ensure the smooth and successful running of the Ladies teams.  The General Manager will act as the primary contact with The FA to ensure that all statutory responsibilities are fulfilled.  The role will also be responsible for the Watford FC Ladies budget, as well as promoting Watford FC Ladies in order to attract sponsorship and increase revenue streams.

 The working week will vary depending on the needs of running the teams, but will inevitably include evening and weekend working for the successful performance of the role.  Applicants should ideally live local to Watford and be UK/EU residents, or non-residents with a valid UK work permit.

 Essential criteria:

• Experience of operational management, including administration, recruitment, seeking commercial opportunities, contracts and partnership agreements.
• Experience of building relationships and working collaboratively with a range of partners.
• Experience of managing staff and volunteers.
• Proficient IT skills.
• Experience of working to deadlines, in a high-pressure environment.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.
• Experience of managing budgets.
• Evidence of valid safeguarding and emergency aid certificates (or willing to attend courses).
• A full and valid UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle for work.

Application Process:

Please download and complete the application form located on the Club website www.watfordfc.com under the career section (Menu/ Club/ Careers) or from the Trust website www.watfordfccsetrust.com under the support section (Work for the Trust).

Application closing Date: 25th September 2018 (midnight)                           

Interview Date:  5th October 2018

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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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