Job vacancy: Green Space Development Officer

Green Space Development Officer (Req No. 001094)

Service Area / Directorate Community Services
Salary and Grade G5: £24,732 with possible progression to £26,550 per annum – (pro rata for part time)
Contract Permanent
Hours 22.2 hours per week
Location Oxford – St Aldate’s Chambers


For more information please see: GreenSpaceDevelopmentOfficer_CS_G5_Mar17_001094

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JOB VACANCY: Future Resources – Community Engagement Manager

Job location (usual place of work): Oxford (with travel to Bristol and Devon)

Pay rate: £28,000 – £38,000 depending on experience

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Community Engagement Manager

Applications close on date: 15/03/17

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Permanent

Job summary: Resource Futures is committed to a vision of everybody using resources sustainably. We are a purpose-driven company which contributes to the communities we work and live in.

We are looking for a passionate and committed person to lead on the development of our community engagement work, including overseeing the Community Action Groups networks in Oxfordshire and Devon. A key part of the role will be focused on developing revenue streams from a wide range of sources including private sector collaborations, to make the projects self-sustaining in the future; as well as securing opportunities and partnerships to expand this positive work to other areas in the UK. Work on the ground will involve supporting and developing (directly and through the CAG teams) the activities of local communities and established community groups as well as developing further local action groups around waste, resources and related sustainability issues.

The Oxfordshire CAG project has been running for 15 years and is pioneering the community environmental sector nationally. The project is the largest local network of environmental groups in the UK with nearly 60 groups running 2,700 events per year attended by over 140,000 people. Our Resource Community Impact Tool (ResourceCIT) is used to collect data and to calculate outputs for the events and projects run by individual CAGs, which is used by them as evidence in funding bids and publicity. The CAG project in Devon was set up in 2016, with two on-the-ground staff working with local groups in and around Tiverton.

You should have a passion for working with community groups and enjoy the challenge of solving problems. Resource Futures is a B Corp certified company and we believe business can be a positive force for social and environmental improvement, if you share these values then we would love to hear from you.

The post holder will work 37.5 hours per week, predominantly based at County Hall in Oxford.

To apply, please contact: To find out more please visit our website:

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JOB VACANCY: BYHP – Employability Service Programme Coordinator

Job location (usual place of work): Grimsbury, Banbury

Pay rate: £22,000 – £24,000 PA subject to qualifications & experience

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Employability Service Programme Coordinator

Applications close on date: Monday 27th February 2017

Hours are: Full time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job summary: As part of BYHP’s developing strategy in skills, training and employability, we are looking for a new member of staff to coordinate BYHP’s Employability Service Programme, Unlocking Potential and Job Club, as well as developing new elements to respond to the needs of new project deliverables.

The Employability Service is one of BYHP’s three core services and is well placed for growth and further development in the next three years following success in one major consortium project bid with another nearing conclusion.

The successful candidate will be a mix of qualified teacher, programme leader and business networker, someone who will be as at ease with a vulnerable young person as they are with a guest presenter or a potential local employer.

Whilst this is initially a one year fixed contract position, BYHP is working on projects which are anticipated will continue until the end of 2019 and subject to performance and ongoing funding we expect the role to be required until at least 2019.

The intention is that subject to a satisfactory review at the end of the first year, BYHP would hope to be able to extend the term and provide on-going support and training for the candidate to develop their career further within the organisation.

Employability is a core element of BYHP’s future strategy hence we are working on continuing the Service when these projects conclude.

For a job description and more information please visit:

To apply, please contact: Please email a CV with 2 referees and covering letter of application and motivation by midnight on Monday 27th February 2017 to

Job Vacancy: The Leys Community Development Initiative – PROJECT WORKER FOR OVER 50s

The Leys Community Development Initiative (a local charity based in Blackbird Leys, Oxford)


25 to 30 hours per week, salary in the range of £24,000 to £26,000 p.a. pro rata, according to experience.

An exciting opportunity to build on the success of this 10 year old project working in collaboration with older people in Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys, Oxford, to address their needs.

For more information or to request an application pack ring 01865 395927 or email

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2017

Job Vacancies: Chalgrove and Watlington Children’s Centre

We currently have several part-time, self-employed positions available.

  • Centre Coordinator (Grade 8) approx. 12 hours per week
  • Senior Playworker (Grade 7) negotiable, up to 10 hours per week
  • Playworker (Grade 5) negotiable, up to 10 hours per week
  • Playworker (Grade 5) negotiable, up to 3 hours per week

All roles are offered on a temporary, self-employed basis, initially for 4 months, with the possibility of an extension.

For more information on the Centre Coordinator role please download this file ChalWatCC_Centre_Coordinator_v4.

For more information on the Playworker roles please download this file ChalWatCC_Playworker_v4.

To apply for any of the roles listed above please download and complete our application form. ChalWatCC_Application_Form

Hardcopies of the role descriptions and application form can be obtained from Julie Quarrell, Headteacher at Chalgrove Community Primary School or Matthew Attree, Headteacher at Watlington Primary School.

Completed application forms should be emailed to or delivered for the attention of Julie Quarrell at Chalgrove Community Primary School or Matthew Attree at Watlington Primary School.

Closing date for all roles is 5pm on Thursday 9th February 2017.

JOB VACANCY: Sobell House – Driver

Job location (usual place of work): Sobell House

Pay rate: £15,251 to £17,978

Pay is pro rata?: Yes

Job title: Driver

Applications close on date: 19/02/2017

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Fixed term

Job summary: Sobell House Hospice, based on the Churchill Hospital site, are looking to recruit a part-time driver (20 hours per week, shift pattern involving split shifts) to join their friendly and efficient transport team.
As part of the team of staff and volunteers you will drive the hospice vehicles, providing a safe and reliable transport service for patients and their carers using the services of Sobell House. Flexibility is essential. Please visit for more information on our services.
Full training will be provided. Previous experience in a health care environment or community transport service is desirable.
Please note that the appointment of a successful candidate will only be confirmed upon completion and passing of driver training and assessment.
This post will have a fixed term contract of 2 years. There is the possibility of extending the post at the end of the term.

To apply, please contact: For more information please contact Rebecca Norris-Bulpitt on 01865 225868
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JOB VACANCY: Young Dementia Support Worker

Job location (usual place of work): Oxfordshire

Pay rate: £9.70/hour

Pay is pro rata?: No

Job title: Support Worker

Applications close on date: 27 February 2017 noon

Hours are: Part time

Contract is: Permanent

Job summary: YoungDementia UK, an award-winning charity supports Oxfordshire’s working-age people with dementia and their families to live well.

Hours – minimum 9 hours/week plus variable hours to be negotiated
Job type – part-time/permanent/flexible hours
Location – Banbury/Thame/Central Oxfordshire

Developing a strong, long-term relationship with the younger person with dementia and knowing them well is the key to success in this role. You will offer individually -tailored, active support sessions each week to several people, with positive content as diverse as their needs and wishes – practical, leisure, emotional, physical, creative, social and so on – adapting according to the progression of the dementia.
You will need to be non-judgemental, calm, flexible, empathic and reliable – and that is just the start – this can be a challenging, deeply satisfying role.
You will be building self-esteem, being a reassuring presence through sad and difficult times, creating joyful moments – all whilst being alongside the person and their unique experience of dementia. There is also the possibility of hosting groups for people with young onset dementia with different activities.

Our experience tells us that around 6 support sessions x 3 hours per week work well so 9 hours/week is a starting point. We would like the majority of support roles to achieve this, with flexibility.

Induction, on-going training and supervision are provided.

YoungDementia UK team work from home bases, utilising an e-office and you will need to have your own access to the internet and be reasonably confident and competent with e-communication – support is provided.

To apply, please contact: Download application pack from (Please note we do not accept CVs)

Job Vacancy: Homestart – Scheme Organiser

Scheme Organiser

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
197 Broadway Didcot OX11 8RU
01235 511152

Salary: £20,661 per annum, pro rata (£10.71 per hour).
Hours per week: 22.
Contract type: temporary, to 30 September 2017. Continuation of the post after September is dependent on funding. Work base: as above.
We are a charity supporting families with young children through home-visiting and two weekly groups. We train volunteers to provide regular practical and emotional support to families who have at least one child under five, and are experiencing stressful/demanding situations or are ‘hard to reach’. This is an opportunity to work as part of a small, friendly team, and take responsibility for assessing families’ needs and matching them with volunteers, training and supervising volunteers, and liaising with referrers and local partners. You will manage your own caseload of families, with a variety of needs. We want to hear from you, if you have:
 parenting experience and an understanding of families’ needs
 experience of supporting children and families
 knowledge of safeguarding procedures
 the ability to work using your own initiative, and in a small team
 good communication and networking skills
 experience of using IT systems.

Application pack available from Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire
Informal discussion: contact Doreen McNulty, Chair of Trustees, 01235 511152
Closing date for applications: 27 January 2017 (note: CVs are not accepted)

Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire is committed to equal opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. We expect all employees to share this commitment. We ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced level criminal records check through the Disclosure & Barring Service. Applicants must have use of their own car, for which expenses will be paid. Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire 197 Broadway Didcot OX11 8RU 01235 511152


Job Vacancy:Grandpont Nursery School and Children’s Centre – Freelance Community Fundraiser and Volunteer Coordinator

Grandpont Nursery school and Children’s Centre is looking to contract a Consultant Freelance Community Fundraiser and Volunteer Coordinator to help with our transition to a new self-sustaining community-led family project in response to the scheduled closure of our Children’s Centre at the end of February 2017.

Freelance Community Fundraiser and Volunteer Coordinator (3–6-month temporary contract, £22,400 pro rata, flexible hours)

We are seeking a self-motivated, energetic consultant to develop and implement innovative income-generation strategies and fundraising ideas.

Proven bid-writing skills are essential, as is the ability to work in collaboration with neighbouring charitable organisations to develop projects within the wider community.
The consultant will also develop and lead our fledgling volunteer network, coordinating our core project activities, which will focus on already established open-access activities including stay and play sessions, Baby Café (breastfeeding support), midwife clinics and health visitor drop-in sessions.

Note: It will be necessary to either have or obtain a DBS Check for working with vulnerable adults and children If you would like to be part of securing the long-term opera;on of this essential local resource, please direct any queries to Yan Wong by email: or to apply, send a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to by email to the same address or by post FAO Yan Wong, to: Grandpont Nursery School and Children’s Centre, Whitehouse Road, Oxford, OX1 4QH. Closing date: 30/01/17; Interviews taking place on 03/02/17 Further information at