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Post title:                     Participation Officer (Part time) FTC funded until Sept 2020

Accountable to:           Community Centre Project Manager

Hours/Salary:              18.5 hours a week – £9.84 per hour

Location:                      Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Participant Officer who will play a key role in engaging efficiently and effectively with our participants to deliver and meet the agreed targets within the Black Country Together, Family Matters project. The Family Matters Project is designed to meet the criteria of the European Social Fund’s (ESF) Investment Priority. GSCC are working in partnership to ensure active inclusion which aims to tackle the root cause of poverty and barriers that prevent disadvantaged groups entering the labour market.

 Working under the supervision of the Project Manager, you will conduct a planned series of counselling, coaching and/or mentoring sessions for participants facing disadvantage, social exclusion to access relevant specialist support. You will engage with the unemployed, economically inactive to empower and build self-esteem and confidence to become economically active or gain employment. The role will also involve planning activities: providing practical support for participants and their children; before, during and after planning their journey to gaining their desired outcomes. You will also regularly promote the project externally; also working with the FM team, Outreach Support Worker and volunteers to ensure engagement is to the highest possible standards; helping to support activities within the project and providing practical and occasional administrative support, as directed.

Other responsibilities:

  • Support the holistic assessment of an individual’s needs
  • Help to bring freedom to people in the community that struggle with life controlling habits
  • Provide support, advice and guidance with issues such as domestic abuse, life skills, debt management, addiction and self-harming.
  • Provide support for those identified as having personal issues that create barriers to employment, education and training
  • Support the Engagement Officer and Family Support / Outreach Worker with small case-loads, enabling in-depth support; and regular participant reviews
  • Identify and liaise with local outreach support accessible to all participant groups;
  • Support the research and organisation of activities that link participants to the labour market;
  • Where necessary, signpost and refer participants on to additional external services that meet their specific needs;
  • Regularly promote the project, track, monitor and submit monthly progress reports to Management

Personal qualities are important: The post holder will also need to be self-reliant, motivated, proactive, energetic and able to prioritise activities. It is essential that you are able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills and time management. A good working knowledge of MS Office packages is essential for this post, and the ability to learn new tasks and processes quickly would be advantageous.

The specific flexible hours / days of work will be discussed and agreed with the Community Centre Project Manager. 

How to apply: The closing date for applications is Fri 1st Nov 2019. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to admin@gscommunitycentre.org or post to Gloucester Street Community Centre, 1- 8 Gloucester Street, Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT with a covering letter detailing why you should be considered for this role. For more information about the role call Marcia Williams on: 07866 6841689 or 01902 425461

Post title:                     Administrator (Part time) (FUNDED UNTIL MAY 2022)

Accountable to:           Community Centre Project Manager

Hours/Salary:              18.5 hours a week – £9.84 per hour

Location:                      Gloucester Street Community Centre, 1- 8 Gloucester Street,  Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT

We are seeking to recruit by January 2020, an experienced Administrator who will play a key role in ensuring the administration processes are efficiently and effectively delivered to meet the prescribed reporting procedures within the BBO (Building Better Opportunities) Bridges Project. You will work solely on the BBO Bridges project.

The post holder will have a proven track record in successfully meeting tight deadlines, tracking, monitoring spend and processing financial transactions for specific projects.  You will also liaise and support the administration, monitoring and planning of all project activities in line with budgetary requirements.  Working in conjunction with the Community Centre Project Manager, Project & Training Officer, Accounts, External Partners, Outreach Support and Volunteers you will ensure project documentation meets the required standards for successful outcomes of the project.

The post-holder has an integral role with the BBO Bridges Project which is designed to meet the criteria of the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund Investment Priority.  The ideal candidate will have worked previously as an administrator with additional exposure to project or process-related tasks.

To be successful in the position of Administrator you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong planning and organisational skills whilst working under pressure;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Good communication skills – written and verbal;
  • The ability to build rapport with internal and external customers at all levels within organisations
  • You are a team player with a positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work autonomously using your own initiative
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive information and able to maintain confidentiality      and adhere / compliant with the Data Protection Act, Confidentiality and GDPR
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

Personal qualities are important: The post holder will also need to be self-reliant, energetic and able to prioritise activities.  A good working knowledge of MS Office packages is essential for this post, and the ability to learn new tasks and processes quickly would be advantageous.

The specific flexible hours / days of work will be discussed and agreed with the Community Centre Project Manager.

How to apply: The closing date for applications is Fri 8th Nov 2019. If you are interested in applying, please email your CV to sharon@gscommunitycentre.org or post to Gloucester Street Community Centre, 1- 8 Gloucester Street, Wolverhampton. WV6 0PT with a covering letter detailing why you should be considered for this role. For more information about the role call Marcia Williams on: 01902 425461/686068

Gloucester Street Community Centre are committed to Equality and Diversity

 

Volunteer Breakfast and After School Club Driver – Part time

Hours: Monday – Friday Core hours: 7:45am – 9am and 2:30pm – 4:00pm (Flexible)

(Any out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed)

This is a part-time volunteering opportunity with our breakfast and after school club, for transporting to and collecting children from school and then to clean and maintain the minibus when required. This role will offer the ideal candidate up to 12 hours per week (as demand for the service increases). We are looking for a mature and responsible capable individual.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Use of our company minibus to transport and collect children to and from school to attend our Breakfast and After school club at Gloucester Street Community Centre
  • To maintain the minibus to high standard ensuring it adheres to all Health and Safety standards as required

Qualifications and Skills

Previous experience in driving (transporting passengers) essential

Enhanced DBS

(Highly desirable) Knowledge of Health and Safety

Full clean driving licence

Relevant endorsed driving licence for minibus

Required experience:

  • Driving: 2 years
  • Able to drive a 9 or 16 seater minibus
  • Communication skills verbal and written
  • Flexible working (potential to increase hours)

Required licences or certifications:

  • Enhanced DBS
  • Driving License

Closing date: 25/10/19