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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

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Community First Ongoing Vacancies:

Community Engagement Coordinator - Eastleigh

Community Engagement Coordinator – Eastleigh

Full-Time Position Salary: £26,108.68 per annum

Based in Eastleigh, Hampshire with options for hybrid working.

If you are passionate about mobilising and enabling the voluntary sector to make a difference to the residents of Eastleigh we want to hear from you.

We require an energetic and enthusiastic ‘animateur’ with the skills to provide high-quality, effective support to voluntary, community groups and residents across Eastleigh.   It would be great if you have local knowledge of Eastleigh’s communities but if your skills have been honed elsewhere we can quickly bring you up to speed

We can offer you the following in addition to a competitive salary:

– 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

-Contributory pension scheme

– Excellent training and development opportunities

– Energetic, friendly and supportive working environment

For more information please click on the links below:

Final Job Description Eastleigh Engagement Coord

CEC Eastleigh CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Mandy Harris on 07500 781421 or at Mandy.Harris@Cfirst.org.uk

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter outlining why you are a good candidate for the role to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk by 5pm on Monday 11th March

Interviews will be held on Friday 15th March

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Communities First Wessex Trustees (volunteer role)

 

Communities First Wessex

We are looking to replenish our Trustee Board to replace retiring trustees after their many years of service.

This is an exciting and challenging time for all community organisations and Communities First Wessex is looking for new trustees to support the work of the organisation and develop new directions.

Trustees will be responsible for setting the vision and goals whilst guiding the implementation of the agreed plans through the Chief Executive and the management team during these interesting times.

Are you up for the challenge?

Email Vanessa- vanessa.kitt@cfirst.org.uk for more information

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Community Transport Minibus Drivers (Winchester/ Eastleigh/Chandlers Ford)

Community Transport Minibus Drivers

Part time positions (22.5 – 25 hours per week) Mon-Fri

Salary £10.72 per hour

Based – Winchester/ Eastleigh/Chandlers Ford

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 ?

Community First is seeking 2 Minibus drivers to support the local community with a new local bus service between Eastleigh & Chandlers Ford.  The positions are part time 22.5 -25 hours per week Mon-Fri with some flexibility.

Reliability, Flexibility, Good Communication and Customer Service skills with a can do are attitude are key requirements for this role.

Competitive salary of £10.72 per hour and benefits including 25 days holiday (+ Bank Holidays) per year (pro rata for part time staff).

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

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

Driver JD & Person Spec 10.2022

To apply please send your CV and Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.  For an informal chat about the role please contact Mark Skellon, Transport Coordinator mark.skellon@cfirst.org.uk, 01962 852602 or pop into the Dial a Ride/Shop Mobility Office Upper Parking level The Brooks Shopping Centre Winchester SO238QY to find out more.

 

 

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Heart of the Park Centre Attendants - Casual contract

Job Opportunities – Casual Centre Attendants 

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

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

We have exciting opportunities for inspiring, enthusiastic and committed people to support the running of Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre).

Casual Centre Attendants – £10.72 per hour plus holiday pay 

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.

We can offer you the following in addition to a competitive salary:

  • Holiday pay for casual staff
  • Excellent training
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Supportive working environment

To view and download Job Description and Person specification please click on the link below:

HOTP Casual Centre Attendant JD – January 2022

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk or pop into Heart of the Park to find out more.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jon Allum, Centre Manager jon.allum@cfirst.org.uk, 07467 941010.

This role requires a DBS check

Please note applications will be considered as they are received until the positions have been filled so don’t delay in applying.

 

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URGENTLY NEEDED - Qualified Tutor/Trainers (Self-employed)

Due to successful funding bids Community First is urgently seeking to increase its range of tutors to join its 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.

Community First is looking for trainers who have skills in delivering the following (examples on the list below and all need to include some element of Maths embedded):

– Exercise/yoga
– Budgeting
– Healthy Eating/cooking on a budget/for one
– Cutting food bills/bulk cooking/weekly menu planning + cost
– Saving Energy
– IT/Digital Inclusion
– Attendance Allowance & Form filling
– Board games for families involving money, such as Monopoly
– Family Budgeting
– Back to work benefits checks
– Helping Boards/Trustees with Profit/Loss accounts, Cash Flow Forecasting, How to save money in Community Buildings
– Families – homework
– Anything else involving Maths (soft outcomes of Maths, so for example working out families finances and their income against outcome)

Essential Requirements:
– Relevant adult education teaching certificate
– Annual online training in Safeguarding
– Received training on Prevent and British Values
– Experience of delivering online courses
– Have Zoom or similar owned accounts

Desirable Requirements:
– Experience of working in an educational environment, such as Colleges/Schools
– Delivery of courses outlined above
– Experience of completion of relevant paperwork/forms (e.g. lesson plans, scheme of work, attendance sheets/evaluations and progression of learners)

Delivery will be mainly face to face with some online delivery across the areas of Winchester, East Hants and Havant.

Benefits:
– competitive hourly rate of pay
– payment of mileage
– CPD

Regular work is not guaranteed as this will be self employed work and payment will be upon production of invoice.

For an informal chat please contact Liz Moore – Learning Services Manager on 01730 777059 or email your CV to liz.moore@cfirst.org.uk

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Community Transport Minibus Drivers - Basingstoke & East Hampshire

Community Transport Minibus Drivers

Part time positions (20 – 25 hours per week)

Salary £10.72 per hour plus holiday pay

Based in Basingstoke/East Hampshire

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? 

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 in Basingstoke & East Hampshire.  Flexible hours by negotiation.

Competitive salary of £9.80 per hour and benefits including holiday pay.  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

To preview and download the Job Description/Person Specification please click on the link below:

Driver JD & Person Spec 10.2022

To apply please send your CV to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please ring Lynne Peters, Transport Manager, North on 07879 814474.

Please note applications will be considered as they are received until the vacancies have been filled.

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

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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.

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Community Transport Minibus Drivers - all areas

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? 

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 £10.72 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

To preview and download the Job Description/Person Specification please click on the link below:

Driver JD & Person Spec 1.2022 (1)

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

To apply please send your CV and CF Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form (available to download above) to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

For an informal discussion about the role please ring Lynne Peters, Transport Manager, North on 07879 814474 or Sayonara Anderson, Transport Manager, South on 02393 873007.

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

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