Paid Opportunities

 

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Peripatetic Community Enabler – Oldham

We’re looking to recruit a Community Enabler based in Oldham

This is a full time role of 37.5 hours working across the team. All applicants will need to be flexible and able to manage competing priorities and handle a varied workload.

About KeyRing:

KeyRing has been supporting vulnerable people in England and Wales for over 25 years. We exist to improve the life chances of those we support and enable them to take control and responsibility for their lives thereby achieving their full potential.

KeyRing believes that inclusion is the key to people living as full citizens, and seeks to promote it in all we do. KeyRing challenges attitudes and approaches that exclude and demean. Our vision is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their communities sharing skills and talents for the whole community’s benefit. 

About You: 

  • Driving license and use of a vehicle are essential.
  • You will provide cover for sickness and absence/annual leave in the team.
  • We require individuals to be flexible, enthusiastic and have a common-sense approach. 
  • Have an understanding of learning disabilities, mental health conditions and supporting people with financial matters. . 
  • Will need to be prepared to travel across the networks in Oldham working 1-1 and in the hubs.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including service users, their families, staff, volunteers and professionals.
  • You will use existing and new community links to support individuals to find other support as needed.  
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own workload 
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • A commitment to the values, aims, and objectives of KeyRing 

Benefits: 

  • Salary £16,282.50 per annum 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Excellent training program with recognised qualifications 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • We pay for your DBS & Online Update 

KeyRing is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Closing date for applications is 30th April, 2019 at 17.00hrs.

For more information about the role please contact Donna Calverley on 07825426850 donna.calverley@keyring.org or Jane Dodgson on 07415273555 or jane.dodgson@keyring.org

Click here to apply online or click here to download the application form. The completed form should be returned to recruitment@keyring.org

 

Apprentice Community Enabler in Croydon

We’re looking to recruit an Apprentice Community Enabler to provide support to KeyRing service members in an enabling way so that people can take control of their lives and develop, use, and share their skills and talents through a programme of Hub and drop-in services. This is a full-time apprentice role, 35 hours per week and the salary is £228.80 Per Week.

Key Tasks:

• With guidance, take a leading role in facilitating the organisation, development and expansion of drop-in and Hub services across Croydon

• Support people to make links to organisations and services in their local community.

• With guidance, provide direct assistance in accordance with people’s support plans, respecting their preferences and taking steps to preserve their dignity. Help service members to find solutions to the problems they face, including mutual support and community based support. Assist them to find and use relevant information, advice and guidance to make informed choices and decisions. 

• Learn to coach people to develop new skills and recognise and use their talents, as well as supporting them to meet other people with shared interests and ideas. Where appropriate, access services and agencies necessary for the wellbeing of the individual.

• Work collaboratively with the staff team in the delivery of the service in a professional manner, keep good records, communicate effectively and share information as appropriate.

• Encourage and support service members to understand and use their rights, and to meet their responsibilities and obligations as citizens. 

• Understand safeguarding and ensure safeguarding procedures are adhered to.


Standard Duties:
1. To adhere to the relevant quality standards

2. To actively promote the equalities and diversity agenda in the workplace and in service delivery

3. To adhere to KeyRing policies and financial guidelines / regulations, including customer care, health and safety, data protection, data management and information security 

4. To participate in self-improvement in performance through workplace development

5. Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post

Location: Community based across Croydon, with local offices in Norbury and South Croydon
Working Week: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm 35hrs per week.
Salary: £228.80 Per Week
Personal Qualities :
  • Able to work in a customer facing environment and deal with enquiries either face to face, over the telephone or in writing and deliver a polite, courteous and efficient service.
  • Organisational skills to complete tasks to regularly conflicting deadlines, working under pressure to reprioritise own work without direct supervision. 
  • Teamwork skills to ensure the work is consistently completed to service quality standards, ensuring deadlines are achieved and learning opportunities are shared across the team. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people at various levels inside and outside the organisation
  • Ability to use IT applications in relation to the requirements of the post with skills in using MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Problem solving skills to identify solutions to a range of issues.
Skills Required :
  • Experience of working with a range of administrative tools for:
  • Diary management
  • Organising meetings
  • Document production
  • Maintenance of office systems
  • Experience organising meetings or groups
Qualification Required :
  • A-C Maths and English at GCSE or equivalent - Functional Skills

Things to consider :

  • Committed to personal development
  • Willing to complete a relevant level 2 apprenticeship programme (Community Activator Coach)
  • Be punctual and have regular attendance
  • Work flexibly to meet the needs of the service.

 

Please click here to download the Job Description/Person Specification.

Click here to apply online through Croydon College.

Application Deadline Date: 06/05/2019

Possible Start Date: 20/05/2019

 

 

Community Enabler for the Financial Freedom Project in North Warwickshire

We’re looking to recruit a Community Enabler for our Financial Freedom Project working with people with physical and mental disabilities living in Nuneaton and Bedworth to support and motivate them to achieve life-changing financial outcomes. The support will be provided through 1:1 and group sessions.

This is a 23 hour per week, part-time post until the project ends on the 30th June 2010. The salary is £8.35 per hour.

(We are also recruiting a Community Enabler for the Mental Health Community Links Service, this is a part-time role of 12.5 hours per week and candidates can apply for both roles.)

Project Description: Many people with disabilities and poor mental health struggle to understand and implement financial advice. Signposting is ineffective, and direct help over time is required. We will provide a financial support worker who will support and motivate people so they have the chance to achieve life-changing financial outcomes. The worker will see 200 people over the life of the project. The community enabler will be required to drive to see KeyRing members across North Warwickshire, therefore, a driving licence and a vehicle are essential. 

Target Location:  Nuneaton and Bedworth

Project End Date: 30/06/2020

What are our project aims: 

Money problems cause many difficulties for people! It is even harder if you have a learning disability or mental health problem. Our project supports people with these conditions to get better with money. It will help them get sorted out, and give them the skills they need for the future. By resolving money problems, people will have a real chance to make a better life for themselves, address other difficulties, get into the community, and start sharing their gifts!  

About KeyRing:

KeyRing has been supporting vulnerable people in England and Wales for over 25 years. We exist to improve the life chances of those we support and enable them to take control and responsibility for their lives thereby achieving their full potential.

KeyRing believes that inclusion is the key to people living as full citizens, and seeks to promote it in all we do. KeyRing challenges attitudes and approaches that exclude and demean. Our vision is for vulnerable people to be at the heart of their communities sharing skills and talents for the whole community’s benefit. 

About You: 

  • Driving licence and use of a vehicle are essential.
  • We require individuals to be flexible, enthusiastic and have a common-sense approach. 
  • Have an understanding of learning disabilities, mental health conditions and supporting people with financial matters. 
  • You will work with people who have these conditions and who are in, or at risk of, financial distress and not eligible for local authority support, or who need more support with finances than they are getting. 
  • Will need to travel across Nuneaton and Bedworth and attend training and marketing events as well as advertising the service in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
  • Be confident with group speaking as you will need to hold finance advice sessions and advertise the service across Warwickshire.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including service users, their families, staff, volunteers and professionals.
  • You will provide 1:1 and group sessions and work with approx.15 people per week, and each person will receive approx. 6 sessions.
  • You will liaise with a range of local partners, all of whom will be able to refer people into the Financial Freedom project.
  • Support meetings will be held in community spaces or in people's homes as appropriate.
  • You will use existing and new community links to support individuals to find other support as needed.  
  • Willing to try new activities and be open to challenge 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own workload 
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • A commitment to the values, aims, and objectives of KeyRing 

Benefits: 

  • Salary £8.35 per hour 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Excellent training program with recognised qualifications 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • We pay for your DBS & Online Update 

KeyRing is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

For more information about the role please contact Bethany Hunt at bethany.hunt@keyring.org or Michelle Lloyd at michelle.lloyd@keyring.org or on 07974673154

Click here to apply online or click here to download the application form. The completed form should be returned to recruitment@keyring.org

 

Community Enabler in North Warwickshire, Mental Health Community Links Service

We are looking for a community enabler for our low-level mental health support service for adults across North Warwickshire.  The worker will be community-based and work out of community venues.

This is a part-time post of 12.5 hours per week. The salary is £8.35 per hour. The community enabler will be required to drive to see KeyRing members across North Warwickshire, therefore, a driving licence and a vehicle are essential.  

(We are also recruiting a Community Enabler for the Financial Freedom Project, this is a part-time role of 23 hours per week and candidates can apply for both roles.)

Hours:  12.5 to be split flexibly throughout the week.

Aim:  The aim of the service is to reduce isolation, reduce people needing further mental health services and to get people out and about in their communities and accessing other services and activities.  

KeyRing are a not for profit organisation and their aim is to support vulnerable people to live independently.  We provide support to over 1000 people across England and Wales, from KeyRing networks to Self- Advocacy. 

Support:  Support is provided inside and outside of the home.  Support sessions are three hours long and for 6 sessions

Main areas of support:

  • Supporting members out of their homes and accessing local shops, community centres, libraries, groups etc
  • Support to appointments ie IAPT or MHT
  • Support to manage their own mental health wellbeing and building confidence
  • Referrals and support to other services/agencies

 Outcomes to be achieved :

  • Support to Manage Mental Health
  • Support around Physical Health & Self Care
  • Help build Identity & Self Esteem
  • Help Build Trust & Hope
  • Support to manage any Addictive Behaviour
  • Support with Living Skills
  • Support to build Social Networks
  • Support to get into Work
  • Support around Relationships
  • Support to manage any Responsibilities

 About You: 

  • Driving licence and a vehicle are essential.
  • We require individuals to be flexible, enthusiastic and have a common-sense approach. 
  • Have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults and have experience in a relevant area. 
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including service users, their families, staff, volunteers and professionals. 
  • Willing to try new activities and be open to challenge 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own workload 
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • A commitment to the values, aims, and objectives of KeyRing 

Benefits: 

  • Salary £8.35 per hour 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Excellent training program with recognised qualifications 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • We pay for your DBS & Online Update 

KeyRing is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

For more information about the role please contact Bethany Hunt at bethany.hunt@keyring.org or Michelle Lloyd at michelle.lloyd@keyring.org or on 07974673154

Please click here to download the Job Description/Person Specification. 

Click here to apply online or click here to download the application form. The completed form should be returned to recruitment@keyring.org  

 

 

Community Enabler in Flintshire

We currently have a new vacancy for a Community Enabler to join KeyRing in Flintshire. 

This is a permanent part-time post of 16 hours per week. The Salary is £8.35 per hour. 

KeyRing have been commissioned by Flintshire County Council to provide a new Community Enrichment & Transport Service which is part of a wider Community Disability Support Service, working in partnership with other identified key agencies. 

Who Are KeyRing? 

KeyRing are a not for profit organisation and their aim is to support vulnerable people to live independently. 

KeyRing focuses on the assets of the people we support and other people in the communities in which they live. 

KeyRing listens to and works alongside people in their local communities. 

KeyRing work in 35 local authority areas across England and North Wales; supporting 2000 people last year to have choice & control, gain greater independence, improve their wellbeing and be part of a network of contacts and friends. 

Primary Functions of the Community Enabler role is to:  

  • Empower and enable adults and children with disabilities to feel valued and to actively contribute and participate in their local communities. 
  • Engage with adults and children with disabilities; working with individuals to recognise and harness their strengths, resources and skills. 
  • Provide information and advice regarding local transport and facilitate training for safe and equal access to transport. 
  • Provide advice, resources, practical training and support to help adults and children with disabilities to establish and sustain projects and initiatives. 
  • Offer access to technical expertise. 
  • Provide information and guidance relating to funding streams and fundraising opportunities to support the growth of active and sustainable communities 

About You: 

  • We require individuals to be flexible, enthusiastic and have a common-sense approach. 
  • Have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults and have experience in a relevant area. 
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including service users, their families, staff, volunteers and professionals. 
  • Welsh speaking is desirable 
  • Willing to try new activities and be open to challenge 
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own workload 
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • A commitment to the values, aims and objectives of KeyRing 
  • Must have a driving license and a vehicle for this role

Benefits:

  • Salary £8.35 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Excellent training program with recognised qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • We pay for your DBS & Online Update 

KeyRing is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

For more information about the role please contact Pauline Jarvis at pauline.jarvis@keyring.org or on 07961295959 

  Please click here to download the Job Description/Person Specification. 

Click here to apply online or click here to download the application form. The completed form should be returned to recruitment@keyring.org 

The closing date is Tuesday19th March 2019

 

 

 

Community Enabler in Newcastle, Chain Reaction Service

We currently a new vacancy for a Community Enabler to join KeyRing in Newcastle's Chain Reaction Service. 

Chain Reaction is a service that supports older people (55+) to live independently in the community. 

This is a part-time zero hour contracted post. The salary is £8.35 per hour.

KeyRing are a not for profit organisation and their aim is to support vulnerable people to live independently.  We provide support to over 1000 people across England and Wales, from KeyRing networks to Self- Advocacy.

The Role:

The role will include supporting older people (55+) to achieve their aspirations, share their skills and talents, utilise and develop community connections and to promote natural support relationships.

The support includes:

1. One-to-one personalised support with things like health, budgeting, dealing with correspondence, domestic skills, just getting to know someone.

2. Connecting people to their community, including help to get out and do the shopping, finding out what’s going on in the community and local area and help to reconnect or get involved with local groups and activities.

3. Connecting people to others and creating a network of natural support

We want to help to prevent people feeling lonely by:

• having some support to come to groups and meeting new people
• making new friends, or reconnecting with family or old friends connecting with people who have shared interests

 

About You:

  • We require individuals to be flexible, enthusiastic and have a common-sense approach.
  • Have an understanding of the needs of vulnerable adults and have experience in a relevant area.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people, including service users, their families, staff, volunteers and professionals.
  • Willing to try new activities and be open to challenge
  • Ability to plan and prioritise your own workload
  • Good IT skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • A commitment to the values, aims and objectives of KeyRing

Benefits:

  • Salary £8.35 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Excellent training program with recognised qualifications
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • We pay for your DBS & Online Update

KeyRing is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.  


Please click here to download the Job Description/Person Specification.

For more information about the role please contact Catriona Hackney-Huck at Catriona.Hackney-Huck@keyring.org or on 07917686658

Click here to apply online or click here to download the application form. The completed form should be returned to recruitment@keyring.org 

The closing date is Monday 18th March 2019