COMMUNITIES 1ST VOLUNTARY SECTOR BRIEFING 9TH FEBRUARY 2021

It continues to be a difficult period for Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) organisations. Traditional fundraising activities remain impossible and the sector must look to new and innovative ways to replace these. 

If your organisation would like support with financial resilience and/or sustainability, please visit the Covid-19 pages on our website. These include useful resources and tools, up to date grant information, and information on funding surgeries.

As the virus continues to impact our lives, we see increasing numbers of people self-isolating/managing health problems. We continue to support individuals in whatever way we can. The demand on voluntary sector services also remains high, as they continue to support others, whilst perhaps feeling overwhelmed themselves, and requiring assistance from organisations/community groups.

Neighbourliness and the willingness of individuals to help in whatever ways they can, no matter how big or small, has had a huge positive impact on the health and wellbeing of local residents. Communities 1st and other established VCFSE organisations have adapted and increased their core services to play their part and work alongside statutory partners, ensuring the right help is given to those who desperately need it. 

We can expect this type of support to continue to be crucial. We at Communities 1st will keep asking you what you need to help your efforts, and make your voice heard with local and national partners/stakeholders. We will provide support to you through training, 1:1 advice and guidance, and specially tailored tools/resources.

My final thought is that while current times are challenging, and the damaging effects of the pandemic on many organisations should not be underestimated – the resilience, flexibility, and can-do attitude that our sector has shown and continues to show is phenomenal. Ultimately, to coin a phrase, expect the unexpected! Our sector does this incredibly well – so be proud, stay safe and keep going.

If you would like to find out more about any of the work we are doing to support organisations and communities during the pandemic, please do not hesitate to contact Christine or Isobel at memberservices@communities1st.org.uk

Many thanks

Stephen Craker
Chief Executive

 

INFORMATION TO SUPPORT VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SECTOR ORGANISATIONS

Weekly coffee mornings for member organisations 
Our weekly Virtual Coffee Mornings for voluntary sector organisations are a chance to say hello, tell us what you are working on, what support you need and to hear from other local voluntary sector organisations.  

Every Wednesday at 11am.

The sessions are friendly, informal and hopefully useful.  You don’t have to come every week, come along whenever you are able to.

To register visit www.communities1st.org.uk/calendar or for more information please email memberservices@communities1st.org.uk or phone Christine on 01727 743018.

Thinking about your group's volunteering activities?
Contact our Volunteer Centre team who will be able to assist you through the volunteering decision tree to help you work out which volunteering activities can be done safely in person, or remotely. Email volunteer@communities1st.org.uk.

Sustainable St Albans environmental charity is running online events

Sustainable St Albans are holding a Sustainability Festival in 2021 – dates are set from Sunday 23 May to Sunday 6 June.

The event will be COVID safe, and run in a flexible way to allow for lockdown challenges. If you are interested in running an activity with your local group or street, sign up here

Hertfordshire year of culture celebration event

As the Hertfordshire Year of Culture has now drawn to a close, a celebration event is being held to look back on all that was achieved last year. 

This is an open event and will take place online at 9.30am on March 2nd. Partners and creative practitioners will be able to hear about the HYOC 2020 campaign, as well as the wellbeing evaluation and experiences.

Read more.

The organisers of Hertfordshire Year of Culture would like to hear your experiences of HYOC 2020. Please fill in this very short survey  It should only take 5 minutes to complete.

Herts Coach Education Week

Herts Sports Partnership are holding a coach education week, a week of workshops and webinars for anyone in the sport/physical activity workforce. 
There are over 25 virtual and e-learning courses to choose from, and opportunities to add to all areas of your coaching toolkit, while keeping safe.

View all the workshops here.

Rapid community COVID-19 testing launches in
Hertfordshire

Key and essential workers who cannot work from home are being encouraged to book regular rapid Covid-19 tests as part of Hertfordshire’s new community testing scheme launching this week.

Read more.

Consultation - New Integrated Health and Wellbeing Service for Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire County Council, Public Health, is researching the need for a new integrated health and wellbeing service.

Our ambition is to create a service that provides a tailored approach to individual residents’ needs to improve health and reduce avoidable disability.

Your views to help design the new service are essential. We would like  to understand what you believe to be the key drivers in improving health and wellbeing, what you see as the barriers to adopting a healthy lifestyle, together with how you see your role and the role of your organisation in the delivery of this service.

To enable this to happen a survey to capture your views has been designed with Public Health and others with an interest reducing avoidable ill health.

Please follow the link to the survey, which will take about 20 minutes to complete. Please note that the survey closes on 12 February 2021.

Providing youth sector activities during COVID-19 lockdowns

According to the recent lockdown restriction announcements, the youth sector can remain partially active with strict adherence to National Youth Agency's guidance for the RED readiness level.

This paper outlines what is permitted across the youth sector under Red Readiness level. They recommend that you also read their version 4.2 guidance in full.

You can read both here.

Care home vaccination follow-ups
On 1 February 2021 the Department of Health and Social Care published a news story describing that the COVID-19 vaccine has now been offered to residents at every eligible care home with older residents across England. They are advising any care home in England with older residents and staff who have not yet been visited to contact them to ensure vaccinations can be offered as soon as possible.

Read more.

How the conversation on racial inequality in the voluntary and community sector changed in 2020
Jeremy Crook OBE, Chief Executive of BTEG (the Black Training and Enterprise Group) has written an excellent blog for Barrow Cadbury Trust as part of their centenary celebrations.

The blog looks back over the year and examines how perceptions, expectations and conversations have altered, as well as what we need to know to stop them returning to the previous state.

Read more.

Job centre opening hours

Jobcentre Plus is a government-funded employment agency and social security office whose aim it is to help people of working age find employment in the UK.

Read more.

Transforming Public Procurement Consultation
The consultation closes at 11:45pm on 10 March 2021
The government’s goal is to: Speed up and simplify our procurement processes; Place value for money at their heart and Unleash opportunities for small businesses, charities and social enterprises to innovate in public service delivery.

Read more.

Free furniture giveaway 

A number of furniture items are being given away free, including open plan desks, screens, lockers, large wardrobes and cabinets. 

If your organisation is interested in any of these items, email memberservices@communities1st.org.uk.

 

TRAINING & WEBINARS

Recruiting, Retaining And Managing Volunteers
This interactive and engaging one-day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers. We have split the course into two halves to give participants more choice.

Wednesday 24 February

Recruiting Volunteer - 10am - 12:30pm

Managing Volunteers - 2pm - 4:30pm

Action Learning Groups 2021 - Open For Applications
We are proud to introduce Action Learning Groups as part of our programme of support for good governance, alongside our Better Boards trustee training programme. HCF Training & Development would like to offer Hertfordshire CEO's and Chairs the opportunity to join one of our tailored action learning groups, run by our experienced Action Learning facilitators.

Action learning is a way to tackle organisational issues in real time, in a safe & confidential learning environment amongst peers. The programme is fully funded and open to organisations providing Adult Care Services. Deadline for applications: 28 February 2021

Find out more about the programme and how to apply here.

Better Boards 2021 - Open For Applications
Better Boards is a comprehensive programme of training & consultancy for trustees, developed to improve the effectiveness of Hertfordshire charities. The revised Better Boards 2021 programme will be run online and includes:

1:1 individual consultation for the CEO & Chair
'Principles of Good Governance' training to the whole board based on the seven pillars of The Charity Governance Code
In-house training for your trustees tailored to your organisational needs.
HCF Training and Development can fund up to 10x places for organisations providing Adult Care Services on the programme (worth £1,250 in training for each organisation). Places will be offered on a 'first come, first served' basis. Application deadline for funded programme: 31 March 2021 

Find out more about the programme and how to apply here.

Meet The Funder With The People’s Postcode Lottery

24 February - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

Book via email here

How To Gather Data – Qualitative Or Quantitative? - An Introduction To Methods

Thursday 18 February – 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book here.

Acting For Impact - Working Practices And Organisational Culture 

Thursday 18 March – 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book here.

Writing Successful Bids 

2 March – 10:00am

Book here.

Funding Strategy And Diversification In The Current Climate 

19 March – 10:00am

Book here.

 

FUNDING

Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
The Wingate Foundation supports projects, institutions and activities in the following areas: Medical Research, Travel grants; Jewish Life and Learning; Performing Arts; and Music. Applications are invited from smaller charitable organisations only; the Trustees will not consider approaches from large charities who are well represented on the High Street or their local branch offices. Applicants need to detail how the funding they are seeking can be used under the constraints of the current HM Govt Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the sector. The next deadline to apply is 21 February 2021.
Read more.

Funding For Projects That Assist Disadvantaged Young People 
Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available for projects which empower disadvantaged young people aged 11 -25 in the UK to fulfil their potential by providing safe social spaces, mentoring or work, and social skills. The funding is being made available through the KFC Foundation and is available to local charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs and associations which have a local KFC restaurant in their community. Expressions of interest must be submitted via a two-minute video and a short expression of interest form by the 28 February 2021.

Read more.

Royal Society of Chemistry – Outreach Fund
Individuals and organisations such as researchers, museums, schools, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, arts groups and libraries can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences and in schools. The Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund is split into two categories: small grants - up to £5,000 and large grants - up to £10,000. Previously funded projects include "Cool chemistry at the seaside" where the Society awarded a grant of £2,000 to volunteers in Ramsgate who transformed an empty town-centre shop into a makeshift theatre, delivering free chemistry demonstrations to anyone. The closing date for applications to the small and large grants programmes is the 1 March 2021.

Read more.

Music for All Re-opens it Grant Making Programme 
Grants are available to UK based community groups and schools who would benefit from a “helping hand” to fulfil their potential in bringing music to their community. The funding can be put towards musical instrument costs, workshops/training, using music to break down barriers, providing a variety of educational opportunities as well as helping to find ways to integrate many diverse and minority groups positively into society. The funding is being made available by the charity Music for All and applications are assessed three times a year in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Read more.

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People and Children 
Charities in England and Wales can apply for funding for projects that help disadvantaged children and young people. The funding is being made available through the Masonic Charitable Foundations Early Years Opportunities Grant scheme. The Foundation operates two funding streams. Small grants of between £1.000 and £15,000 per year for up to 3 years and large grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 per year for up to 3 years. The next closing date for the large grants programme is the 31st March 2021. The small grants programme is currently closed to applications and will re-open for applications between the 1 March and 5pm on the 31 March 2021.

Read more.

Grants of up to £100,000 available for community facilities
Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature reserves; public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access; and Museums. The next funding round closes on 3 March 2021.
Read more.

Grants of up to £5,000 available for projects that help the homeless
Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life. Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months. The closing date for applications is 15 March 2021.
Read more.

Funding for Community Based Projects 
Charities working at a local level in both the UK and in developing countries can apply for grants of around £5,000 for projects that may find it difficult to raise funding from other sources. The funding is being made available through the Hilden Charitable Fund and within the UK their focus is on homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, and community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25. Charities working in developing countries on community development, education and health can also apply. Hilden accepts applications at any time but the closing date for applications to be considered at the next meeting of Trustees is 16 April 2021.
Read more.

Covid-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK social enterprises
Social Investment Business has announced that their Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund will close to new applications at 11.59pm on the 31st March 2021. The £25 million fund provides emergency loans of between £100,000 to £1,500,000 with no fees or interest for the first twelve months to social enterprises and charities which are facing financial difficulty and disruption to their trading due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund is intended to provide working capital until normal business can resume for organisations that are improving people’s lives across the UK. Applicants will be considered on a first come first served basis.

Read more.

School Grants to Promote Physics 
UK schools, colleges or home school groups can apply for grants of up to £600 for small-scale projects or events linked to the teaching or promotion of physics and engineering to pupils aged 5-19. Grants can support a wide range of projects such as school-based science weeks, extracurricular activities, science clubs, careers events or a visit from a working physicist or engineer. Grants can be used for the following project-related purposes: materials/resources; transport; marketing and publicity; other purposes deemed proper by the judges; and supply cover (in certain circumstances). The funding is being made available through the Institute of Physics School Grant Scheme and the closing date for applications is 1 June 2021.
Read more.

Ford Britain Trust
The Ford Britain Trust's large and small grants programmes are currently open for applications. Through the large grants programme registered charities, Schools/PTAs (Non-fee paying, state sector schools only) and non-profit organisations can apply for grants of between £250 and £3,000 and for grants of up to £250 through the small grants programme. Priority will be given to projects in locations where Ford Motor Company Limited / FCE Bank plc operate. The closing date for applications to the small grants programme is the 28th February 2021 and for the large grants programme 31 July 2021.
Read more.

Volant Trust - Covid-19 Response Fund
The Volant Trust has announced that its Covid-19 Response Fund has opened for applications. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding is available to support running and core costs as well as for medical equipment and the production or distribution of PPE will also be considered. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2021.

Read more.

Funding Boost to Get More Young People into Work 
Businesses in England can apply for grants of £1,000 to help with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee. The new scheme, announced by the UK Government, will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need to get a job or start further education or training, while boosting productivity and filling more jobs. The funding, which is available until the 31st July 2021, will help with costs such as uniforms, travel expenses, and providing facilities. Employers will receive the bonus for every trainee they take on up to a maximum of 10 trainees, and can claim the cash incentive for all work placements that have been completed since 1 September 2020.

Read more.

Return to Play: Community Asset Fund 
Sports clubs, local authorities, schools and community organisations can apply for grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 to help clubs and community groups through the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to return to play. The Return to Play: Community Asset Fund provides capital funding, to help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces so people within their community can return to play and physical activity, safely. The focus is on responding to the immediate challenges of sports and physical activity returning to play. Priority will be given to projects located in areas of high deprivation and to organisations working with Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, people on lower incomes, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions and people experiencing a greater burden of care because of coronavirus. Applications can be submitted at any time.

Read more.

Funding to develop and improve community partnerships
Not for profit organisations such as community organisations, charities, schools and social enterprises in England can apply for grants of over £10,000 for up to five years to develop a more strategic approach to improving their community by developing and growing new and existing partnerships. During the current Coronavirus crisis, The National Lottery Community Fund will support people and communities most adversely impacted by COVID-19. Support is available to continue to deliver activity to existing users, responding to the immediate crisis or undertaking recovery activity and to change and adapt, becoming more resilient in order to respond to new and future challenges. Applications can be submitted at any time.
Read more.

Grants available for capital projects benefiting disadvantaged people
The Clothworkers Foundation awards grants to charities and other not for profit organisations (including special schools) to support capital projects that support disadvantaged sections of the community. To be eligible the projects must fit within one or more of the Foundation’s specified programme areas. This includes alcohol & substance misuse; disadvantaged minority communities; disadvantaged young people; domestic & sexual abuse; homelessness; domestic & sexual abuse; and older people. Applications can be made at any time. The Foundation aim to make a decision within eight weeks for grants and projects less than £10,000 or within six months for grants over £10,000.

Read more.

Funding to Create Resilient Rural Communities
Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects from across the UK which are working to create resilient rural communities. The Prince’s Countryside Fund will award funding from the Barclays 100x100 UK Covid-19 Community Relief Fund to support farming and rural communities to cope with the impact of Covid-19, to expand on new services that have emerged to support the local community during this time and to build future resilience. Applications are encouraged from community-led organisations with a turnover under £500,000 per year, from communities with a population of up to 3,000 residents. Examples could Include rolling out longer term food and medicine delivery services; social groups to support isolated people; or mental health support. The Fund will close when enough eligible applications have been received

Read more.

Magic Little Grants 2021 
Online fundraising platform Localgiving, together with the Postcode Community Trust have announced that this year’s Magic Little Grants grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st March until the 31st October.  Small charities and community groups can apply for grants of up to £500 to launch or strengthen their services. To be eligible applicant organisations will need to have an annual income of below £250,000 or be in their first year of operation. As well as receiving a Magic Little Grant, successful organisations that are new to Localgiving will also be given a free annual membership with Localgiving worth £96. This membership gives them access to all of Localgiving’s wider online fundraising services, such as regular fundraising campaigns and training.

Read more.

£30 Million Waking Watch Relief Fund Now Open for Applications 
The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £30 million Waking Watch Relief. The fund is targeted at cities across England with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding and is designed to protect lease holders from the high cost of Waking Watches by providing funding for fire alarms. The fund will be distributed through councils, regional authorities and directly through the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government, with £22 million targeted to the cities with most high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding, including Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. The remaining £8 million will be centrally administered and is available to buildings across all other areas of England. Applications will close when all funding has been allocated.

Read more.

 

INFORMATION TO SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS

Herts Inclusive Theatre Half Term Workshops
HIT are offering a fantastic series of half term workshops for children aged 5 and up.

For more information and to book your place click here.

Free 20 week online award-winning wellbeing programme for anyone over 60 with a mobility problem or who is living with a long-term condition
Gentle, relaxed, fun movement based upon Adaptive Yoga (a simplified form of yoga developed especially for people with mobility issues), the Alexander Technique  and Mindfulness.

Anyone interested should email: rebeccaskeel@letchworthcentre.org.

Add-Vance - The ADHD and Autism Trust
Add-vance are delighted to announce their programme of SPRING TERM ONLINE WORKSHOPS for parents/carers
funded by Hertfordshire County Council.
These interactive workshops will be delivered via Zoom and can be accessed via a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

For more details and to book your FREE ticket, please see add-vance.evenbrite.com or visit their Facebook page.

Advice on COVID-19 vaccination
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

At the current time (5 February 2021) the vaccination is being offered to:

people who live or work in care homes

people aged 80 and over

NHS front line staff

people over 70 and over and people who are extremely clinically vulnerable

The vaccine is our best defence against the virus alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing our hands.

Key Information Sources

Goods for Good nappy appeal

Goods for Good need your help! They are responding to increasing community requests for nappies and baby wipes.

They are working to provide emergency food banks, housing associations, refugee and asylum seekers’ drop-in centres with the nappies and baby wipes they so desperately need.
If you can help supply nappies/baby wipes please email: info@goodsforgood.org.uk
Read more.

Bonkers Bears 

Bonkers Bears is a group that knits teddy bears to send to those in need of a hug, or place out in the local community for vulnerable people to find.
They are particularly keen to get bears out to frontline workers, who are under so much pressure at the moment. 
Find Bonkers Bears on Facebook, or Instagram with @bonkersbears.If you want to get involved and help BonkersBears you can email eventhelen.welsh.wand@gmail.com

National lockdown: stay at home

Under the new restrictions we are all being asked to stay at home to reduce the spread of Coronavirus and save lives. You cannot leave your home unless you have a reasonable excuse, including:

  • Working, if you can’t do this from home  
  • Essential shopping  
  • Medical appointments, or if you’re at risk of harm from domestic abuse  
  • Daily exercise, once a day  

Read more.

Citizen Advice St Albans District are offering 1:1 energy advice sessions 

  • Advisers can help with matters relating to household energy supply, including:
  • Finding the best energy tariff
  • Dealing with fuel bills
  • Grants to help pay for thermal efficiency measures in the home
  • Identifying eligibility and claiming benefits
  • Consumer rights and priority services for vulnerable consumers

To find out more, call Citizens Advice St Albans District on 01727 811118 or email energy@castad.org.uk 

Mind in Mid Herts continue to offer a huge range of remote support and services:

  • Peer Support – Free one to one support service offering 8 free sessions for clients experiencing mental health issues
  • Online Meeting Places – Various groups supporting men, women, LGBTQ community and young people.
  • Young People’s Helpline – For children aged 10-17 years old who would like someone to talk to.
  • Crisis Helpline – For anyone experiencing crisis out of normal hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Online HAFLS Groups – Anxiety & Fear, Building Self Esteem, Coronavirus & Wellbeing, Confidence Building and many more.
  • Online Carers Group – Offering relaxation sessions as well as online groups.
  • Counselling – For information on this service please call our main number 0203 727 3600

Find their updated 2021 timetable here.
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Online talk series held by Rotary 

Rotary, a global membership and humanitarian service organisation, is holding a series of free online talks. 

The next talk, "The Critical Role of Gender Equality in Leadership" with Amanda Ellis - Director of Global Partnerships, Wrigley Global Futures Lab, ASU, will be held on Tuesday 16 February 2021.

This 40 minute session will include an in-depth conversation around important topics, Q & A and live chat room. 

Book here.

Safe Space have published a positive mental health and wellbeing guide for parents and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic 

The guide includes information on 'Looking After Your Mental Health', 'How to Support your Child/Young Person' and 'Practical Needs (finance, housing, food)'.

Find it here.

Online sessions for unemployed parents

The National Careers Service have organised free online sessions for people with children under 11 years, who are out of work.
The first session is on January 26th at 11am.
This will be a group session with an overview of what the organisation can offer as support. Following this 1:1 appointments can be organised, which can look at individual needs, training, applications, CVs, and interview skills.
Book here.

 

VACANCIES

Polling Station Marshall

This role will include:

  • greeting electors
  • ensuring that queues are managed
  • social distancing is maintained and directing electors where necessary
  • dispensing hand sanitiser
  • distributing masks
  • cleaning surfaces in the polling station

We would advise that although there will be the opportunity to have a break this work will require you to be standing and outside.

Training and PPE will be provided. Payment for this role is £190.

Poll Clerks
This role is inside the polling station and will include:

  • checking electors are registered to vote against the electoral register
  • issuing ballot papers
  • cleaning surfaces in the polling station

Training and PPE will be provided. Payment for this role is £190.

Count Assistants
The dates and timings of the election counts are yet to be confirmed but it is likely these will take place over a number of days between Friday 7 May and Monday 10 May. Training will be provided on arrival at the count centre. Payment for this role is around £80.

If you or anyone you know would be interested please email the elections team on elections@stalbans.gov.uk or call 01727 819318.

Covid Recovery BAME Community

Development Officers (full time) 

Are you passionate about tackling the health inequalities provision for BAME people and communities?

This is a unique opportunity to be involved in bringing together health and social care practitioners, public agencies with the voluntary and community sectors and BAME people.

We are looking for two experienced, highly motivated, and skilled community development officers to advocate, provide social prescribing support, engage and capacity build BAME people and communities and to connect with the health and social care sectors.

Salary: £30,750 per annum

Please contact Kate Belinis for further information and the Job Description

email: kate.belinis@cdaherts.org.uk

Application is by a covering letter and CV.

The interviews will be held on Thursday 25 February 2021.

Closing date: Noon Monday 21 February 2021

Homeless Navigator – ReStart Resolve’s Homeless Project
This is an excellent opportunity for someone with drive, motivation and commitment to join the
Resolve Team delivering our expanding Homeless Project & Support Services for homeless individuals as part of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council’s approach to tackling homelessness.

Competent IT skills, effective listening skills, excellent communication skills and a knowledge of homelessness, drug and alcohol harm reduction and treatment services are key requirements.

Salary: £21,216 per annum

For an application pack including job description email: info@resolve-online.org.

Deadline: 5.00pm Friday 26 March 

Interviews will be held as soon as possible by arrangement the following week

Outreach and Engagement Worker
Do you believe in community leadership and supporting local people to get involved and develop opportunities? Noel Park Big Local in Wood Green, North London, is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to work with the resident-led partnership and support the implementation of the Noel Park Big Local Plan.

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Click here for more information and an application pack.

Deadline is 26 February 2021.

Fundraising & Communications Officer, Red Trust Bushey

We are looking for a gifted, experienced, and hardworking communications and fundraising officer to undertake the core fundraising activities for the charity. The purpose of the role is to raise funds for both the ongoing day to day costs and for specific projects. The postholder will also be responsible for communications to local churches, other faith groups, as well as individual supporters and secular organisations.al. If you believe you have the ability to articulate the vision and needs of RTB, as well as the skills to use IT and social media needed to undertake this role, we’d love to hear from you!

Salary: Negotiable (according to skills & experience)

For an application form, full job description and personal specification, please contact: Stuart Singleton, Chair of Trustees singletonstuart17@gmail.com.

Closing date for applications: Friday 26 February 2021.