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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.




Trustee Director


Community First delivers critical community services and helps build the capacity of the voluntary sector.

Community First covers the areas of Havant, East Hampshire and Winchester and provides transport services in Basingstoke and surrounding area.  The organisation supplies services to 40% of the population of Hampshire.  With an income of £2 million and with a team of 85 staff, the organisation wishes to make some additions to its Board of Directors. The board of directors decide on the strategic direction of the organisation which is implemented by the Chief Executive and the Senior Management Team.

We would like to hear from individuals living in Hampshire (preferably within our operating area) who have knowledge and experience of: –

Legal and management functions within the private sector                                                         

Marketing and communication, especially developing digital marketing strategies.  

This would be an exciting time to join a dynamic and growing voluntary organisation and help guide its development.

For an initial informal conversation about these two volunteering opportunities contact 01420 85710 or our Winchester office (01962 890066) to register an interest and to receive a copy of our prospectus, which highlights our mission, programmes and aspirations for the future.

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 district 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 level of skill, experience and teaching qualification.

Subject areas in demand (but not exclusive to):

  •   IT
    • –  Applications – Excel, Word, Publisher and PowerPoint
    • –  Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Mailchimp and other varieties
    • –  Basic and improvers IT skills for beginners
  •   Funding for voluntary groups
    • –  Commissioning
    • –  Applying for funding
    • –  Fundraising
  •   Skills for independence and employability
    • –  Confidence building
    • –  Looking to build a better future
    • –  Managing your day and tasks
  •   Governance and Strategy
    • –  Business planning
    • –  Working in collaboration and partnerships
    • –  FinanceKey requirements Essential:
  •   Training qualifications (minimum of working towards Level 3 ( Level 3 Award 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
  •   Maintain records of the progress, attendance and achievement of learners inaccordance with the agreed policies.Desirable:
  •   Observation of Teaching and Learning experience
  •   Assessing and Internal Verification qualifications
  •   Working to Hampshire Future and Skills Funding Agency guidelines

    Informal enquiries please contact Liz Moore – Learning Services Manager on 0300 500 8085 ext 9719 or email your CV to

Coordinators for Day Opportunities for Older People

Community First provides  a modern service for people aged 55 and over called Silver Linings, based at our Hewitt’s Wellbeing Centre in Emsworth, close to the harbour where we also provide quality café services for older people provided by young adults with learning disabilities.


Community First are passionate about making a difference to people’s lives as they grow older enabling people to live a full life within their local communities.


You may have seen us on Meridian TV as a result of winning a Big Lottery Peoples Project grant this year.


We are looking for dynamic, creative people who are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of older people and their carers.


Sliver Linings offers clients a modern service that includes creative and fun group activities.


This is sessional work that can be offered flexibly, working within a small team of Coordinators and volunteers. You will have experience of working with older people and people with multiple long term conditions to support and enable clients to maintain their independence. Most importantly, you will need to be as passionate about making a difference to the quality of people’s lives, be kind, resourceful, an independent worker and be able to think on your feet. You will be a creative person able to organise, coordinate and market the service and play a vital part in driving forward a new exciting era for Hewitts.


If you think you could be that person,  we want to hear from you and please apply to us . For informal discussion please contact Dave Doyle, Project Manager on  07974772025 or 01243 373061.

To view and download or print a Job Pack which includes application form please click here.

Casual Leigh Park Community Centre Attendant

Casual Leigh Park Community Centre Attendants

Salary: £8 per hour

This is a casual post – hours to be agreed

We require friendly people 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 expectations of our customers including Centre users and hirers.

Please note this post requires a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

To view and download an application form and information pack please click here

For further details or an informal discussion please contact Dan Moore, Facilities Manager on 02392 476 382

or at

Community Transport Driver (Basingstoke)


Community First operating in Basingstoke is seeking to recruit a part time Community Transport Driver.

15 hours per week – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday.

Competitive salary of £8.38ph and benefits.  Training given to successful applicants. 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 an Application Pack (which includes an application form) please click here or contact Vanessa Kitt, HR/Admin Officer, on 01962 890066 for an Application Pack to be sent to you.

Closing date: Thursday 4 January 2018

Please note this post requires an enhanced Disclosure Barring Scheme check


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