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New Job Opportunities at Onside

Whatever role you have with Onside you will be helping to make a difference to the lives of people facing disadvantage.

Director of Services (based at our Worcester office) 

Salary – £34,000 to £36,000 per annum pro rata

30 hours per week

Closing Date:  Monday 10th July 2017 at 12 noon

As well as proven experience in a senior management position, the successful candidate will have demonstrated their skills and abilities in delivering services within a contract framework. Previous experience of leading and managing a team, inspiring staff and volunteers to deliver exceptional services is essential. You will have worked in an environment supporting adults who are vulnerable or disadvantaged. You will have an understanding of advocacy, its principles and value.

You will have a passion for ensuring people’s rights are respected and their voice is heard and therefore the needs and interests of individuals will always be at the heart of everything you do. You will demonstrate personal integrity and professionalism, have a customer focused attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to motivate and inspire those around you. It is important that you can demonstrate a commitment to the values of Onside, and show a willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of a continuously developing organisation.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work in an amazing culture, with a fabulous team of people, who make a real difference to the communities we work with.

Up for the challenge? We look forward to receiving your application.

For an application pack contact: Leon Zadeikis, 01905 27525 or email: recruitment@onside-advocacy.org.uk

For an informal discussion contact:

Emma Thompson or Cathy Jackson-Read on 01905 27525

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Advocacy Management Team Lead – Advocacy & Related Services (based at our Worcester office)

Salary – £23,000 to £25,500 per annum pro rata

Up to 25 hours per week

Closing Date:  Monday 17th July 2017 at 12 noon

As well as proven experience in a management or supervisory position, the successful candidate will have demonstrated their skills and abilities in delivering services within a contract framework. Previous experience of managing and supervising a team, encouraging and motivating them to deliver exceptional services is essential. You will have worked in an environment supporting adults who are vulnerable or disadvantaged, preferably in an advocacy related role. You will have a good understanding of advocacy, its principles and value.

You will have a passion for ensuring people’s rights are respected and their voice is heard and therefore the needs and interests of individuals will always be at the heart of everything you do. You will demonstrate personal integrity and professionalism, have a customer focused attitude, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to motivate and inspire those around you. It is important that you can demonstrate a commitment to the values of Onside, and show a willingness to work flexibly to meet the demands of a continuously developing organisation.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work in an amazing culture, with a fabulous team of people, who make a real difference to the communities we work with.

Up for the challenge? We look forward to receiving your application.

For an application pack contact: Leon Zadeikis, 01905 27525 or email: recruitment@onside-advocacy.org.uk

For an informal discussion contact:

Emma Thompson or Cathy Jackson-Read on 01905 27525

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We are recruiting for a Catering Assistant

Are you energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about food and people?

Do you have experience of working in a busy, friendly café?

Onside are seeking a Catering Assistant for our Mix café in St Paul’s Street, Worcester .

10 hours per week @ £7.05 - £7.50 per hour. Some flexibility to work extra shifts and cover for holidays is required.

The role will involve:

  •     Preparing and serving drinks (including Barista Coffee), meals and light refreshments
  •     Cleaning of equipment and Mix space
  •     Opening and closing up
  •     Supporting trainees

Skills & Experience:-

  •    Catering experience essential
  •    Excellent customer service skills
  •    Confident in handling cash
  •    Good attention to detail
  •    Confident in working alone and using your own initiative
  •    Previous experience in a front line customer facing role is desirable although not essential
  •    Experience of working with adults with learning difficulties would be an advantage

Interested? Please contact Cathy Jackson-Read on 01905 27525 or cathy.jackson-read@onside-advocacy.org.uk.

Or speak to Dan in the café to find out more.

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Voluntary Treasurer

Do you believe in people and their potential?  Would you be inspired by the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged adults?  Onside Independent Advocacy is looking for a new Treasurer to join the Board and strengthen our expertise in promoting and managing what is an increasingly complex business.

About Onside

Onside was established 22 years ago and has grown steadily to become a well respected medium-sized local charity.  We currently support and help change the lives of over 3,000 adults and their families across Worcestershire and Herefordshire every year; people who face disadvantage as a result of issues such as disability, ill health and older age.  We provide advocacy, support and mentoring to enable vulnerable and isolated adults to live better lives; be independent, feel included and part of their local community.

Vacancy background

We have a vacancy for the position of Treasurer; someone with an appropriate financial background and experience.  You will be joining a well-established and effective trustee team and will also be working with the senior management team and finance department.  Key aspects of the role are outlined in the attached duties.

We are working in challenging times and in a dynamic marketplace with ever-tighter budgets and changes to traditional sources of funding.  As a result, Onside is developing not-for-profit commercial initiatives to generate independent and sustainable income streams.  Ideally, we are looking for a Treasurer with a background who, in addition to other trustee duties, can bring skills and experience to help us achieve our goals.

Why join us?

We are biased!  We think this is a fantastic opportunity to work with a passionate, friendly and motivated charity which is making a real difference to local lives right now.  You’ll have the opportunity to develop your own skills and contribute to Onside’s exceptional work.  You, too, need to be passionate about the work that we do and have the time to work with and support the organisation. 

Interested?

 If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch and we can arrange an initial discussion.

Contact Kate Harvey, our Chief Executive on 01905 27525 or at kate.harvey@onside-advocacy.org.uk

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