Join our Team

Community First is a dynamic and rewarding organisation to work for. We are committed to continually learning as an organisation; embracing change, identifying opportunities, taking steps to address weaknesses and constantly striving to find better ways of delivering services. If you would like to work for Community First you can find out more about our latest job opportunities below.

‘I can’t rate Community First highly enough as employers. You’ve all been amazing and supportive. ‘
Mandy Broom, Insight & Engagement Officer, August 2021 

‘I’m good thanks – really enjoying my new role and working with Marie and Sue.’
Vanessa Brindley, Young Carers Activity Worker, November 2021

‘Feel very lucky to have such great training available to me!’
Courtney Howden, Partnerships & Outreach Worker, Woolmer Forest Timebank, November 2021

Current Vacancies

Transport Scheduler/Admin Assistant - New Forest

Transport Scheduler/Admin Assistant

Initial fixed term contract for a year
(continuation subject to funding)

15-20 hours per week

Salary £18,797.00 – £19,779.00 per annum FTE

Based in Cadnam, New Forest

Would you like to join a local charity committed to making life better for everyone?

Would you like to support your community by helping to provide transport services for those people who find it difficult to access public transport? 

Your job is to support the Transport Manager in providing efficient, punctual, safe and high quality transport services for service users travelling to and from locations throughout the New Forest and further afield.

To preview and download the Job Description/Person Specification and Conditions of Service please click on the links below:

Transport Sch Admin Asst NF JD PS 12.2021

Trans Sch & Admin Asst Cond of Employ11.2021

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the role together with the Equality Monitoring Form to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk by Friday 10 December 2021.

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Gavin Rowe, Transport Manager South gavin.rowe@cfirst.org.uk, Tel: 01329 223152

Please note a D1 driving licence and an enhanced DBS check are required for this role as the role includes some occasional driving of minibuses.

Application closing date:  Friday 10 December 2021

Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received

Clanfield Centre Coordinator/Duty Manager

Clanfield Centre Coordinator/Duty Manager

Part time – 28 hours per week (shift pattern)

Initial 6 month contract – continuation subject to funding

Salary – £ 10.00 per hour

Interested in joining a dynamic and successful charity making a real difference to lives in your community?

If the answer is yes, then we really want to hear from you.

We have an exciting opportunity for an inspiring, enthusiastic and committed person to support the Clanfield Centre.  Your job will be to help ensure the smooth day-to-day running and operation of a busy vibrant Centre including Wellbeing café along with providing services for a diverse community and wide range of user groups.

The Clanfield Centre is a superb facility and offers a wide range of classes & activities as well as a comfortable & inviting café for all to enjoy.

To view and download the full Job Description/Person Specification and Conditions of Service please click on the links below:

Centre Coordinator Duty Mgr JD 11.2021

Centre Coordinator & Duty Manager Conditions of Employ Nov 21

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

To apply please send your CV, covering letter outlining what makes you a good candidate and CF Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

For more information or an informal discussion about the position please contact Natasha Glover on 02394 211650 or email natasha.glover@cfirst.org.uk

Closing date for applications:                 Friday 3 December 2021(12 noon)

Date for interviews:                                 w/c Monday 6 December 2021

 

Community Response & Digital Inclusion Officer

Community Response and Digital Inclusion Officer

Fareham, Gosport, Havant and East Hampshire

25 hours per week – contract to 30th June 2022

Salary range: £23,088 – £24,050 per annum full time equivalent

Actual Salary range: £15,600 – £16,250 per annum

Are you passionate about the Voluntary Sector?

Do you want to make a real difference to someone’s wellbeing?

If the answer is yes, then we really want to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual for this exciting new role.

Working alongside our Wellbeing Workers you will be working with individuals, providing high quality, individually tailored support to help those who have struggled during the  Covid19 pandemic to now move forward during recovery.

You will take the lead for our  Digital Inclusion project, recruiting, managing and facilitating a team of volunteers to enable clients to access high quality health services  taking advantage of digital gateways.

Ideally, you will have experience of leading and managing happy and effective volunteer teams and have a strong understanding of Digital connectivity and devices on an operational level in order to support the team with trouble-shooting.

The successful candidate will ideally have proven experience of working in the voluntary or social care sector and have the ability to work with individuals with a range of needs. The candidates will need to be articulate and able to manage their own workload whilst maintaining effective relationships with colleagues, service users and health professionals.

Please click on the links below to see the full Job Description/Person Specification and to download our Recruitment Monitoring Form.

Job Description & Person Spec Community Response and Digital Inclusion Officer

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

If you would like to apply please send a copy of your CV together with a covering letter stating your reasons for your interest in applying for the role and outlining the skills, attributes and experience which you consider make you a good candidate.

Please email your CV, covering letter and Recruitment Monitoring Form to: recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.

We would be happy to discuss secondment, please contact Jackie Hartless on ​07467 941008  for an informal discussion or email Jackie.hartless@cfirst.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Thursday 9 December 2021

Interview Date: tbc

Centre Attendants (Casual) - Heart of the Park, Havant

Heart of the Park Centre Attendants

Casual Contract – hours as agreed including weekends

Salary: £9.20 per hour

Based at Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre) in Havant

Would you like to join a local charity committed to making life better for everyone?

Your job is to supervise the occupation of the Centre by hirers, ensuring access to the building and being responsible for opening and locking the building, meeting the expectation of our customers including centre users and hirers.

To preview and download the Job Description/Person Specification, Conditions of Employment and Equality Monitoring Form please click on the links below:

Heart of the Park Attendant job description Sept 2021

Heart of the Park Attendant Conditions of Employ 9.2021

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the role together with the Equality Monitoring Form to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Mandy Harris, Community Development Director mandy.harris@cfirst.org.uk, 07500 781 421

Please note this post requires a DBS check.

 

 

Home Helps

Community First Home Services is seeking to increase our workforce of Self-employed Home Helps and Gardeners in Fareham, Havant and The New Forest. This a great opportunity to grow your own business and manage a workload to suit your lifestyle.

Our Home Help Service provides cost-effective assistance for anyone living in Fareham, Havant, The New Forest and surrounding areas,  who is unable to do their own basic housework and/or shopping.

The service supports older and vulnerable people who would like help around the home and  with daily chores which aim to improve their quality of life and keep them living safely and  independently at home.

Wanted Home Helps!
Location:  Fareham and District, Havant and The New Forest

Hours: Flexible

We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Excellent communicators and can build rapport easily
  • Trustworthy, conscientious, reliable and punctual
  • Flexible and able to show initiative
  • Good listeners

If you are looking for work that allows you to manage your own hours and build up your own regular client base, then apply to be a registered Home Help with Community First.

Our Home Helps support our clients with:

  • Light cleaning duties,
  • laundry and ironing,
  • bed linen change,
  • shopping,
  • helping to prepare a light meal or snack,
  • prescription collection and
  • companionship

The needs of the clients will be assessed by one of team, prior to allocating the visit to ensure you are not expected to carry out work outside of your remit. You will be provided with guidance regarding keeping yourself and your client safe, including Covid19 safety guidance.

Personal care is not part of the service we offer.

The Home Help service operates in and around the Fareham area,  between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday and does not include Bank Holidays. We have recently expanded the service to include Havant and The New Forest.

Home Helps can specify which area they wish to work, on which days and for how many hours a day.

As a Home Help you will enjoy:

  • Managing your own workload
  • Support from our Home Services Team
  • Working flexible hours Monday to Friday

The position is rewarding and flexible although Home Helps are required to ensure they keep their commitments to their clients.

All Home Helps will need to have a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

https://www.cfirst.org.uk/wellbeing/home-services/home-help/

For more information or to apply, please contact us by phone 01329 223144 or email homehelp@cfirst.org.uk

Gardeners

Community First Home Services is seeking to increase our workforce of Self-employed Home Helps and Gardeners in Fareham, Havant and The New Forest. This a great opportunity to grow your own business and manage a workload to suit your lifestyle.

Our gardening service provides cost-effective assistance for older/vulnerable people living in Fareham, Havant, The New Forest and surrounding areas, who need assistance to maintain their garden, helping them to improve their quality of life and keeping them living safely and independently at home.

GARDENERS WANTED – work available immediately!

Location:  Fareham and District, Havant and The New Forest

Hours: Flexible

We have clients waiting for you right now!

Do you love gardening and have a few hours to spare?

Would you be able to work in Fareham, Havant or The New Forest?

Do you want to:

  • Be self employed
  • Work flexible hours Monday to Friday
  • Manage your own workload?

We are looking for gardeners to help support older and vulnerable clients with low-level gardening work, including:

  • Weeding
  • Mowing
  • Light trimming & tidying of shrubs
  • Low hedge trimming

And you will need to be:

  • Compassionate and empathetic
  • Excellent communicators and can build rapport easily
  • Trustworthy, conscientious, reliable and punctual
  • Flexible and able to show initiative
  • Good listeners

Please give us a call and find out more:

https://www.cfirst.org.uk/wellbeing/home-services/gardening-service/

For Fareham and Havant call  Beth and Alison on 01329 223144 or email gardening@cfirst.org.uk

For the New Forest call Jacqui on 01425 205 678/01329 223144 or email gardening@cfirst.org.uk

Please note these roles require a Disclosure and Barring Scheme check.

Qualified Tutor/Trainers (Self-employed)

Community First is seeking a range of tutors to join our expanding bank of trainers who have a desire to utilise their skills working with a range of voluntary groups across Hampshire. Community First Training works across Havant, East Hants and Winchester, Fareham and New Forest districts but works with groups on a 1:1 basis in other areas. Engagement would be on a self-employed basis, working hours are as required, and according to the need as agreed. Paid on an hourly rate appropriate to the level of skill, experience and teaching qualification.

Subject areas in demand at the moment (but not excluded to:)

  • Funding and working with voluntary groups
    • Community development skills
    • Applying for funding including Bid Writing and Commissioning
    • Fundraising
  • Skills for independence and employability
    • Confidence building
    • Job seeking and applying for work
    • Managing Anxiety
  • Governance and Strategy
    • Business planning
    • Finance
  • People Management
  • Volunteer and Staff Management
  • Conducting Appraisals and Supervision
  • Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Law

Key requirements

Essential:

  • Training qualifications (minimum of working towards Level 3 (Level 3 Award and Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training can be obtained through CF).
  • Experience of tutoring in a voluntary sector setting (college, statutory and business settings also well received)
  • Commitment to work with colleagues and adhere to guidelines and expectations, including documentation expectations on funded courses.
  • Maintain records of the progress, attendance and achievement of learners in accordance with the agreed policies.
  • Experience of safeguarding learners or willingness to undertake mandatory training including safeguarding, prevent duty and embedding British values.

Desirable:

  • Observation of Teaching and Learning experience
  • Working to Hampshire Future and Skills Funding Agency guidelines
  • Experience in delivering courses online and training on delivering online learning

Informal enquiries please contact Liz Moore – Learning Services Manager on 01730 777059 or email your CV to liz.moore@cfirst.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers in all Areas

Do you enjoy driving? Do you have some free time? Would you like to be involved in your local community? Come and volunteer for Community First and make a difference in your local area.

We need volunteer drivers to help transport passengers to activities such as lunch clubs and social activities.

One of our volunteers commented: “Our lives are busy and it can be hard to find the time to volunteer, but the benefits can be really great if you find a place and job you enjoy.  Volunteering your time can enhance your life in a variety of ways, those that benefit from your help will be happy you did no matter the reason.”

You will need a clean full driving licence with D1 category to drive a minibus. MiDAS Training can also be provided for suitable drivers and mileage expenses paid. To find out more please visit:

https://www.volunteerfirst.co.uk/organisation/100140/

www.cfirst.org.uk/transport/individuals/volunteer-drivers/

Our Transport Service runs in Basingstoke, East Hampshire, Fareham and Gosport, Havant and Winchester.

Community Transport Minibus Drivers

Community First, covering Basingstoke, East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest and Winchester, is seeking to recruit Community Transport Minibus Drivers to cover various contracts including school contracts.  Flexible hours by negotiation.

Competitive salary of £9.20 ph and benefits.  Training given to successful applicants including training on processes adhering to government guidelines to ensure the safety of staff and users.. Applicants must have the following:

  • Full Driving Licence with D1 category code
  • For insurance purposes be over 25 years of age

For further details and to download an application pack please click here or call Vanessa Kitt HR/Admin Officer on 01962 890066 to request an application pack to be sent to you.  For an informal discussion about the role please ring Lynne Peters, Transport Manager, North on 07879 814474 or Gavin Rowe, Transport Manager, South on 01329 223152 .

Please note this post requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Scheme check.

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