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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:

Wellbeing & Membership Officer

Wellbeing & Membership Officer 

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

Part Time: 25 Hours per week   

Salary: £22,010.00 per annum full time equivalent
(Actual salary: £14,872.00 p.a.)

This is a part time post, home and office based, but will require flexibility/willingness to travel & work in other locations across Hampshire.

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

We require an enthusiastic Wellbeing & Membership Officer to provide the following:

  • full administrative support to the Health and Wellbeing Manager and facilitator for all Health Forums and associated events
  • facilitate and promote a strong and engaged membership of Community First.

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

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Excellent training (including training/mentoring for this role for the right candidate)
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Supportive working environment

For more information please click on the link below:

Wellbeing & Membership Officer JD PS- Aug 22

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Debbie Grace on 07436143006 or at Debbie.Grace@Cfirst.org.uk

To apply please send your CV, Equality Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) and a covering letter outlining why you are a good candidate for the role to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

Please note applications will be considered as they are received so don’t delay in applying.

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Transport & Mobility Coordinator - Winchester

Job Vacancy – Transport & Mobility Coordinator

Job Share of 2 x 20 hours per week subject to negotiation
Also available as a full time position of 37 hours

Salary £22,500.00 – £23,500.00 per annum FTE

Based in Winchester

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 and mobility services for those people who find it difficult to access public transport? 

Part of your job is to support the Head of Transport in providing an efficient, punctual, safe and high quality transport service for users travelling to and from locations throughout Winchester and further afield. The other aspect of this role is to support Community First Mobility Manager in delivering all aspects of the Shopmobility Service in Winchester and to work supportively with the wider Community First Shopmobility group.  Full training can be given for this role.

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

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Excellent training
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Supportive working environment
  • Free on-site parking

To preview and download the job description and person specification please click on the link below:

Revised Win New Coordinator JD PS Cond of Serv 5.2022

To apply please send your CV, Equality Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) and a covering letter to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Lynne Peters, Transport Manager North lynne.peters@cfirst.org.uk 07879 814474

Please note an enhanced DBS check is required for this role

Applications will be considered as they are received so don’t delay in applying

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Centre Coordinator/Duty Manager - Clanfield Centre

Clanfield Centre Coordinator/Duty Manager

Part time – 24 hours per week (shift pattern)

Salary – £ 10.40 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 and Person specification please click on the links below:

Centre Coordinator Duty Mgr JD 8.2022

Centre Coordinator & Duty Manager Conditions of Employ August 2022

To apply please send your CV, Equality Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) and a covering letter outlining what makes you a good candidate for the role 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

Applications will be considered as they are received so please don’t delay in applying.

 

 

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Community Development Worker (New Forest)

Community Development Worker – The New Forest 

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

Part Time: 25 Hours per week   

Salary: £25,112.00 per annum full time equivalent
(Actual salary: £16,967.56 p.a.)

This is a part time post, home and office based, but will require flexibility/willingness to travel & work in other locations.

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

We require an enthusiastic Community Development Worker with the skills to provide high quality, effective and targeted support and guidance to voluntary and community groups across the New Forest.  Training and mentoring can be provided for the right candidate.

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

  • 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Excellent training (including training/mentoring for this role for the right candidate)
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Supportive working environment

For more information please click on the link below:

CDW NF JD PS & Cond of Serv June 2022

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Debbie Grace on 07436143006 or at Debbie.Grace@Cfirst.org.uk

To apply please send your CV, Equality Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) and a covering letter outlining why you are a good candidate for the role to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

Please note applications will be considered as they are received so don’t delay in applying.

 

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Woolmer Forest Timebank Partnerships & Outreach Worker

Woolmer Forest Timebank Partnerships & Outreach Worker

Whitehill & Bordon

Part Time: 15 Hours per week    Salary: £21,230.16 per annum pro rata

Actual salary for this post £8,606.88 per annum

We are seeking a Timebank Partnerships & Outreach Worker to help Woolmer Forest Timebank to create more links with the activities of the project’s 7 organisational partners and to help the Timebank work more closely with those who – for whatever reason – find it more difficult to be involved in community activities.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, this is an exciting opportunity to continue the work started by the existing Timebank pilot project in Whitehill & Bordon launched in 2018.  You will develop further initiatives to meet the specific aims of the project and reach out to more residents especially those that are vulnerable and who may need extra support.

If you have experience of setting up projects and a passion to encourage participation in the local community we want to hear from you.

For more details please click on the link below:

WFTB Partnerships & Outreach Worker JD PS 8.2022

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Debbie Grace on 07723 531922 or at Debbie.grace@cfirst.org.uk

To apply please send your CV, Equality Monitoring Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) together with a covering letter to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk

Please note applications will be considered as they are received until the vacancy is filled.  This role requires a DBS check.

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Community Transport Minibus Drivers - Audleys Day Centre

Community Transport Minibus Drivers
(Audleys Day Centre)

Part time positions (20 – 25 hours per week)

Permanent contract for 51 weeks of the year

Salary £9.80 per hour

Based in Basingstoke

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

Would you love the personal satisfaction of enabling vulnerable people to achieve the best possible personal outcomes?

Community First, covering Basingstoke, East Hampshire, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest and Winchester, is seeking to recruit Community Transport Minibus Drivers to provide transport for those travelling to Audleys Day Centre in Basingstoke.  Audleys is a Hampshire County Council Day Centre that provides a holistic service to support people’s wellbeing.

Competitive salary of £9.80 per hour 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 8.2022

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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Home Helps

Community First Home Services is seeking to increase our workforce of Self-employed Home Helps and Gardeners in Fareham and Havant. This is 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, 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 Havant areas

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.

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

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Gardeners

Community First Home Services is seeking to increase our workforce of Self-employed Home Helps and Gardeners in Fareham and Havant. This is 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 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 Havant areas

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 or Havant?

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

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

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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

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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 £9.80 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 Gavin Rowe, Transport Manager, South on 01329 223152 .

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

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