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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:

Wheels to Work Coordinator

Wheels to Work Coordinator

15 – 20 hours per week negotiable

Salary £19,549 – £20,570 per annum FTE

To cover the areas of East Hampshire and Winchester
(some home working may be possible)

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 for work? 

Your job is to support the Wheels to Work (W2W) service which is a moped loan scheme allowing people to independently get to work, apprenticeships, training or job interviews.  Full training will be given.

The service is available for people with no access to suitable transport aged 16+ in Winchester and East Hampshire, and 16-25 in the New Forest and Test Valley.

9 out of 10 hirers on average have found employment thanks to the W2W scheme.

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 for this role)
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Supportive working environment

To see more details please click on the link below:

W2W Coordinator JD & PS 6.2022

To apply please send your CV, Equality & Diversity Form (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021) and a covering letter explaining your reasons for applying and your suitability for the role together with the Equality Monitoring Form (available on our website) to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Sue Ward, email mopedadmin@cfirst.org.uk 07896 218046.

Application closing date: 11 July 2022  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so the closing date may be earlier if the position is filled

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Community Development Worker - Havant  

Community Development Worker – Havant

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 Havant 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 Havant.  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 Havant 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 & Diversity 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 Scheduler/Admin Assistant x 2 - New Forest

Transport Scheduler/Admin Assistant

2 x 20 hours per week subject to negotiation

Salary £19,549.00 per annum FTE

Based in Cadnam, New Forest
(some home working may be possible)

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.  Full training can be given.

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

Transport Sch Admin Asst NF JD PS 6.2022

Trans Sch & Admin Asst Cond of Employ 6.2022

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 (CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021)  to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.

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: 30 June 2022  

Applications will be reviewed as they are received so the closing date may be earlier if the position is filled

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NEW PROJECT! Health & Wellbeing Coordinators/Workers

Health & Wellbeing Vacancies:

Wellbeing Coordinator (F/T) x 2

Wellbeing Worker (F/T) x 2

Wellbeing Worker Advocacy (P/T) x 2

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 today!

Community First are very excited to be recruiting a number of new job opportunities within our Health and Wellbeing team.

We are looking for a number of enthusiastic and committed individuals to work across a range of projects in these exciting new roles.

Funded by our Health partners, you will be working with individuals and organisations, providing high quality, individually tailored support ensuring the most vulnerable in our communities.  Giving people the opportunity to access the high quality support needed to maintain and maximise their independence, health and wellbeing.

The successful candidates 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.

Click on the links below for more details.

We are recruiting for the following:

  • 2 self-motivated and innovative Wellbeing Co-ordinators, 37 hours pw, to coordinate and work across a range of projects including reducing dependence on Health Services, oversight of a Digital Champion project and coordinating Core20 plus5 community connectors.  You will be coordinating projects in across areas of Hampshire with a focus on East Hampshire, Havant and Fareham.

Vacancy 1 Comm Engage Job Wellbeing coordinator 1 37 hour

Vacancy 2 Improving Access Wellbeing Coordinator 37 hour

  • 2 Wellbeing Workers, 37 hours pw,  who are passionate about improving peoples Health and Wellbeing.  You will be self-motivated  and work to enable individuals to maintain and improve their wellbeing whilst developing resilience and confidence to help them live as independently as possible.  Experience of managing a team of volunteers is desirable.

Vacancy 5 Comm Engage wellbeing worker JD 37 hours

Vacancy 6 Digit & Supp wellbeing worker JD 37 hours – B

  • 2 x Wellbeing Workers, 25 hours per week.  These roles will provide telephone/online support those with more complex needs using a strength-based approach, enabling access to community services who are able to provide more intensive support, and the opportunity for improved access to a full range of services that are available in our communities.

Vacancy 3 & 4 Adv 25 Job Description Wellbeing Worker – Health Advocacy

CF Conditions of Service 6.2022

Alternatively come along to our Recruitment Day on Wednesday 22 June from 4pm to 7pm at 163 West Street, Fareham, PO9 0EF to meet us and find out more.

To apply please send a CV together with a covering letter stating what vacancies you are interested in to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk.

For further details or an informal discussion please contact  Jackie Hartless at Jackie.hartless@cfirst.org.uk or telephone ​07467 941008.

Application closing date:  12 noon Monday 27th June 2022

Virtual Interviews:  Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July 2022

These posts require enhanced DBS checks.

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

 

 

 

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Heart of the Park - Casual Centre Attendants

Casual Centre Attendants – Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre)

£9.80 per hour plus holiday pay.  

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.

Following a review, we have exciting opportunities for inspiring, enthusiastic and committed people to support the running of Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre) including Casual Centre Attendants.

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

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

To apply please send your CV and CF Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form (link to download is above) to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk or pop into Heart of the Park to find out more.

For an informal discussion please contact Ina Allum, Programme Manager ina.allum@cfirst.org.uk, 07467 941002.

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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Heart of the Park - Positive Pathways Project Assistant

Positive Pathways Project Assistant – Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre)

15 hours per week

£8,018 – £8,821 per annum

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.

Following a review, we have exciting opportunities for inspiring, enthusiastic and committed people to support the running of Heart of the Park (formerly Leigh Park Community Centre) including Positive Pathways Project Assistant.

Positive Pathways is a Big Lottery funded Volunteering Project, supporting those in the Havant Borough with support needs to link with their communities and enhance their wellbeing via volunteering. The project offers team and individual opportunities, your role includes supporting clients to take part in training and activities, and organising and overseeing  team activities including gardening and decorating.

Please note this role requires an enhanced DBS check.

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

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

Positive Pathways Project Assistant JD&PS 1.2022

CF Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form 5.2021

To apply please send your CV and CF Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form (link to download is above) to recruitment@cfirst.org.uk or pop into Heart of the Park to find out more.

For an informal discussion please contact Ina Allum, Programme Manager ina.allum@cfirst.org.uk, 07467 941002.

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

 

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Community Transport Minibus Drivers - Basingstoke & Winchester

Community Transport Minibus Drivers

25 – 30 hours per week

Salary £9.80 per hour

Based in Basingstoke or 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 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 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 links 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

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, 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

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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.

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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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