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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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Administration Assistant

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 administration and fundraising, as a result of starting our new Dome group. An understanding of the new Data Protection laws is essential. You will work as part of a team in our new office, alongside our Administrator and IT lead. 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 need to have good communication, numeracy and administrative skills. You will have experience of electronic record keeping, providing accurate information and dealing with both internal and external agencies.

£8.66 per hour [including holiday pay] depending on experience, with pension option. Working 5-14 hours flexibly from our base in Watford, [work is significantly reduced in school holidays].

DBS & references required.  Informal visits will be welcome Tuesday 5th June .

Deadline for applications will be Tuesday 5th June 12pm.

Interviews Monday 11 June.

Contact Tanya Jacques for an application form tanya@playskill.org/ andrea@playskill.org

Or for more information contact Andrea Clarke Director/Paediatric Physiotherapist 07572 465504.

Reg Charity no 1122745.  

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Speech & Language Therapist

Playskill are looking for an experienced Paediatric SLT to join our multi-disciplinary team, working with pre-school age children 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.

£20.22 per hour. [including holiday pay], with pension option.   DBS & references required. 

Informal visits welcomed 21st May & 4th June 2018.  Start date mon 2nd July  & 9th July for handover then 10th September for main groups onwards.

Deadline for applications is Thursday 7th June 2018 4pm. Note Interview date Monday 11th June PM 2018. 

Contact Tanya Jacques for an application form tanya@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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Community Fundraising Officer - Part Time

Job Title: Community Fundraising Officer

Company: Para Dance (UK)

Location: Based in Watford

Duration: 1-year contract subject to 3 month probation period.

Salary:  £13,500 Plus Commission on all Grant activity raised                                                   

Hours:  20 hours a week 

Reports to: Operations Manager

Overseeing all fundraising activity for Para Dance UK. This is a central role responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy and related communications

Networking & Promotion

  • Representing Para Dance UK at events
  • Working with the team to ensure maximum impact and benefit using external PR & Marketing events and identifying opportunities for communications activity
  • Identify press opportunities or responses based on current things in our industry externally (policy & industry/sectoral).
  • Ensure the social media and website fundraising and communications information is up to date.
  • Contributing copy to the monthly e-update.
  • Develop corporate messages and disseminate proactively.
  • Collate case studies, photographs and information from the field.

Corporate

  • Manage current corporate partnerships, suggesting ways to build on these relationships, maximising engagement with employees at all levels.
  • Identify and approach corporate prospects, securing financial contributions and the support of employees.
  • Work with team to identify and promote events and sponsored challenges

General Fundraising

  • Support the Management Team in the development of Para Dance UK fundraising and communications strategy and action plans.
  • Contribute new ideas for fundraising and identify suitable funding initiatives, calls for proposals etc.
  • Produce detailed annual action plans on specific areas of responsibility outlined above, identifying areas for growth and development and outlining measurable objectives.
  • Objectively review the success and achievements against agreed targets, identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas for development.
  • Maintain organised hard and soft files of all fundraising information.
  • Participate in the day to day work of the organisation – such as reporting, attending team and Board meetings as required, and taking a flexible approach to general administrative and support tasks.
  • Support the Para Dance Team in managing database, ensuring that records are up to date and that all new contacts and correspondence has been entered.
  • Represent the work of Para Dance UK at events to members of the public and supporters, where necessary delivering presentations
  • Participate in staff appraisals and appropriate training for the role

Volunteers

  • Advertise and recruit volunteers as required to support the functions needed
  • Carry out volunteer inductions.
  • Manage and supervise volunteers with Operation Manager.

For all employee positions please fill out this application form and send it with your CV to projects@paradance.org.uk.

Applications can also be sent to:

Para Dance UK, HR Team, WDSA (UK), 524 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 7RX. Or by email projects@paradance.org.uk

Full job description can be found here: Community Fundraising Officer Jd 2018

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Marketing Officer - Part Time

Job Title: Marketing Officer

Company: Para Dance (UK)

Location: Based in Watford

Duration: 1-year contract subject to 3 month probation period.

Salary:  £4,940 Gross                                                    

Hours:  10 hours a week  

Reports to: Operations Manager 

Supporting marketing activity for Para Dance UK. This is a central role responsible for developing and implementing marketing and related communications for Para Dance UK

Marketing

  • Developing and leading marketing campaigns
  • Representing Para Dance UK at events
  • Working with the team to ensure maximum impact and benefit using external PR & Marketing events and identifying opportunities for communications activity
  • Identify press opportunities or responses based on current things in our industry externally (policy & industry/sectoral).
  • Identify or write press opportunities or responses for all internal activity.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the use of social media and develop 'followers'.
  • Ensure the website fundraising and communications information is up to date.

PR

  • Keep records of press communications activity.
  • Develop corporate messages and disseminate proactively.
  • Assess and oversee photos and films for our organisation.
  • Source pictures and images for our publications.
  • Manage all social media activity (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.).
  • Review all analytics.

Social Media & website

  •  Manage all social media activity (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.).
  • Review all analytics.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the use of social media and develop 'followers'.
  • Ensure the website fundraising and communications information is up to date.

Print and e-communications

  • Contributing copy to the monthly e-update.
  • Editing and promoting all publications and distribution of our events and materials as appropriate.
  • Collate case studies, photographs and information from the field. 

Volunteers

  • Advertise and recruit volunteers as required to support the functions needed
  • Support management with volunteer inductions.
  • Manage and supervise volunteers with Operation Manager.

For all employee positions please fill out this application form and send it with your CV to projects@paradance.org.uk.

Applications can also be sent to:

Para Dance UK, HR Team, WDSA (UK), 524 St Albans Road, Watford, Herts, WD24 7RX. Or by email projects@paradance.org.uk

Full job description here Marketing Officer 2018

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INCLUSIVE DANCE TRAINER

Job Title: Inclusive Dance Trainer 

Company: Para Dance UK

Location: Based in Watford (will work throughout UK)

Contract statues: Freelance

Salary: £100 per day for on course delivery. Up to £40 travel expenses

Main purpose of job:

We are looking for someone with a passion for teaching to join Para Dance UK  as a freelance Inclusive Dance Trainer to deliver our training programmes to participants wanting to become Instructors. Courses are delivered over 3 days and would be on an ad hoc basis. The majority of courses would take place at our dance studio in Watford, but you may be required to travel to other locations as necessary.

Purpose of the job:

Deliver face to face courses:

  • Ensuring all aspects of Para Dance UK training programmes and criteria, including specific aims and learning outcomes are covered through the course
  • Using a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning needs, abilities and experience
  • Making arrangements for specific learner support
  • Monitoring learners progress throughout the course and provide/evidence constructive feedback to aid the learner’s development
  • Ensuring access to appropriate support materials and resources
  • Making regular checks to actively involve learners in the learning process

Standardisation and training;

  • Attend at least, one face to face and one electronic standardisation per year

Maintaining accurate progress records:

  • Detailing trainer lesson plans and course delivery
  • Registering learner progression with worksheets
  • Recording learner attendance and provisions to support learning

Maintaining a current knowledge in the subject area(s) delivered;

  • Providing accurate and up to date information to learners for courses
  • Ensuring the level of information provided is relevant  to the learner needs

Person Specification

•      Dance Teaching Qualification

•      Experience working with disabled people or those with special needs or a special interest in this area

•      Willingness to travel as necessary

•      A forward thinking approach, promoting reflective practice and development

•      Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

•      Attention to detail and willingness to complete paperwork to high standard

•      Strong desire to promote the ethos and beliefs of the Para Dance UK and make inclusive dance accessible

Other Relevant Qualifications

Trainers should hold or be working towards one of the following qualifications;

  • Bachelor in Education (BEd)
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
  • City and Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector

Equal Opportunities

  • We are committed to providing equal opportunities and our policy is to ensure that no job Application or employee receives less favourable treatment, particularly on the grounds of sex, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.
  • We have designed this application process to help us select the best candidate for the job and to eliminate the possibility of discrimination.

To apply, please email your completed application form, CV and relevant certificates to projects@paradance.org.uk  

Following a successful application, you will be required to attend an initial standardisation session and shadow an existing course trainer.

 

Closing date is June 21st

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