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Chair

Chair
Welsh Government

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £35,184 per annum, plus travel and subsistence cost
Term: 3 years
Time Commitment: 2 days per week (minimum)

The Welsh Government is seeking a new Chair for Sport Wales, a Welsh Government Sponsored Body. Sport Wales’ role is crucial in helping us to drive forward our plans to increase the nation’s physical activity levels and to develop and promote Wales’ sporting excellence on a world stage. The new Chair of Sport Wales will have a vitally important role in achieving these aims, challenging how we do things and ensuring our investments have maximum impact.

The closing date for applications is 18 February 2016

To apply visit:
https://cymru-wales.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-3/brand-2/xf-34402a64d38f/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/8/opp/1799-Chair-Sport-Wales/en-GB

A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from 029 2082 5454.



Foundation Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeship
Barclays

JOB DESCRIPTION

Build a career, and your future, with Barclays

Opportunities nationwide

We believe that talent can come from anywhere, and we’re committed to making sure people can take theirs as far as possible with us. This is what our apprenticeships are all about.

Our Foundation Apprenticeships are exactly that – a foundation, upon which you can start to build a rewarding and lasting career. And nothing will hold you back. Not your age, not your background, and certainly not a disability or health condition. We’ll see to this, right from the start.

From adjusting our initial application procedures to making your working environment work for you throughout your career, we’ll help you perform to your best. Because the further your potential takes you here, the better it is for our customers, our clients, and our business. You’ll soon be adding your own energy to the momentum that’s taking us all forward.

If you have absolutely no work experience, or have been out of work for a while for whatever reason, don’t worry. You can take a Traineeship with us first, where we’ll help you develop some key skills and get you ready for the next step.

Our Foundation Apprenticeships offer:
• A minimum of 12 months of focused on-the-job development
• A relevant qualification at the end of it
• A fulfilling role to take on, leading to a permanent job
• Specially designed training
• Full support and advice along the way
• The opportunity to progress into a full-time role, or to stay on our apprenticeship learning pathway.

What we look for
To qualify you must be over 16, and you can’t have completed an apprenticeship higher than foundation level before. Other than this, we’re open to anyone who can show potential, initiative and a can-do attitude. Because what you’ve done and where you’ve come from don’t matter to us – what we’re really interested in is how far you could go.



Higher Apprenticeships with Barclays

Higher Apprenticeships with Barclays
Barclays

JOB DESCRIPTION

Opportunities nationwide

Potential can lead to great things. It’s just a matter of spotting it, and then giving it the support and freedom to grow. This is the aim behind our Higher Apprenticeships.

There are a number of pathways within this apprenticeship, in very different parts of our business. All of them are designed to take people from all kinds of backgrounds, and help them turn their potential into lasting and rewarding careers. Join us, and you’ll find that nothing will hold you back. Not your age, not your background, and certainly not a disability or health condition. We’ll see to this, right from the start.

From adjusting our initial application procedures to making your working environment work for you throughout your career, we’ll help you perform to your best. Because the further your potential takes you here, the better it is for our customers, our clients, and our business. You’ll soon be adding your own energy to the momentum that’s taking us all forward.

Our Higher Apprenticeships offer:
• Three to four-year programmes designed especially for people with high potential
• A rich combination of practical experience and study
• A relevant academic qualification up to the equivalent of a degree
• 100% funding for your qualification – along with competitive salary and benefits
• Structured work placements in various roles to give you far-reaching skills, experience and insight
• Support from tutors, an academic mentor, managers and an assigned buddy.

What we look for
Where you’ve come from and what you’ve done before are not important to us – it’s your potential and where it could take you that we’re excited about. We want people who are eager to learn, ready to work hard, and great at working with others. We do, however, insist on at least 200 UCAS points at A-Level or equivalent, in any subject – or at least 12 months’ work experience.



Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Finance Assistant (Maternity Cover)
JRHT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Salary: £16,653 pro rata, per annum (i.e. £9.15 per hour)
Hours of work: Part time, 10 hours per week (worked over two days; ideally Monday and Thursday, but would consider Tuesday and Thursday working)
Location: Hartfields, Hartlepool
Term: 6 month fixed term

The JRHT strives to deliver excellent services, demonstrate best practice and influence service providers across the UK.

Within our care services operation, we provide housing, care and support services for older people that enable individuals to maintain their independence and live full and active lives. Hartfields is an extra care facility with 242 self contained properties and home to over 300 residents.

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to support cash and finance administration and reconciliations at Hartfields, as well as assisting the Care Finance Officer with other relevant tasks.

The successful candidate will be numerate, with basic book-keeping abilities; be able to work accurately, and possess good knowledge of Microsoft Office IT applications, including use of Excel spreadsheets and use of basic formula, as well as good time management and organisational skills.

The post is available as a maternity cover, for a fixed term period of 6 months, in the first instance.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at www.jrf.org.uk/jobs

Closing deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 February 2016.
Interviews will be held at Hartfields on Wednesday 2 March 2016.

Late applications will not be accepted. Please complete our application form; CV’s will not be accepted.



Change Your World Project Officer X3

Change Your World Project Officer X3
Friends of the Earth

JOB DESCRIPTION

Starting salary: £25,280 per annum, pro rata. Excl. £3,750 London weighting

Maximum salary: £31,935 per annum pro rata excl. £3,750 London weighting

Contract: 5 years

Location: 1 each based in London, Nottingham and Bristol/Cardiff

Hours per week/FTE:
London 0.6 FTE/21 hours
Nottingham 0.7 FTE/ 24.5 hours
Bristol/Cardiff 0.7 FTE/ 24.5 hours

Closing date: 22 February 9am

Interview date: 7, 8 and 9 March

Are you a skilled, creative grassroots organiser and trainer with a demonstrable commitment to environmental justice? If so, then we want to hear from you.

We are recruiting three Project Officers, one each based in London, Nottingham and either Bristol or Cardiff. The Nottingham Project Officer will be a home-worker. All equipment, including a laptop, will be provided.

Purpose of the Role
The Change Your World Youth Organising project is a brand new Big Lottery Funded 5 year programme led by Friends of the Earth and Citizens UK. The project will work in Further Education institutions to recruit, train and support young people aged 16-21 to devise and deliver their own projects related to the themes of Biodiversity loss and Climate Change, and support them in working towards an Open College Network certificate in Campaign Organising.

As a key part of the staff team delivering this project, you will make use of your knowledge of working on environmental campaigns, and your experience in effective grassroots organising to

• Work on the ground in Further Education institutions to deliver high quality structured training, coaching and support to young people to complete an accredited certificate in Campaign Organising
• Help to develop training content, online and print resources and other support as required to support and organise young people to achieve their aims within the Change Your World project.
• Work closely with the Project Co-ordinator to contribute to planning, monitoring and reviewing the project on an ongoing basis.

Main Responsibilities
Working with colleagues at Citizens UK
Coaching and guiding course participants in the development of environmental and social justice projects
Contribution to design of training and other on- and off-line resources based on recognised community organising principles
Supporting course participants to gain skills in use of digital technologies for outreach, engagement and organising.

You will be required to undertake frequent and regular travel in and around London or Nottinghamshire or Bristol/Cardiff and occasionally further afield to provide face-to-face support, training and coaching.

Key Skills and Attributes
• Ability to inspire, motivate and lead (particularly people who are different than you)
• Ability to organise yourself and others to work effectively in an unstructured environment.
• Ability to plan and organise under pressure
• Ability to work with and relate to all types of people
• Ability to develop and run workshops and training days
• Ability to develop the potential of others
• Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing
• Ability to work independently to an agreed brief.
• Ability to speak Welsh desirable but not essential for
the Bristol/Cardiff based role.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

About the team
You will be based within the Community Activism Team at Friends of the Earth and line managed by the Change Your World Project Co-ordinator, but you will also work closely with colleagues at Citizens UK.

The Change Your World Project Team comprises:
• A Project Manager (Community Activism Team Leader at Friends of the Earth)
• A Project co-ordinator
• Project Officers (staff employed within the Community Activism Team at Friends of the Earth and within Citizens UK).
• A Project Steering committee made up of senior staff from Friends of the Earth and Citizens UK
• A Project Advisory team made up of project participants (young people)

The Community Activism Team is part of the Mobilisation and Activism Department at Friends of the Earth. Led by the Head of Activism, the Department as a whole comprises two teams:
Activism Impact team, which looks to drive the most impactful and engaging activism across our immediate campaigning work and to reach and recruit more people to Friends of the Earth
Community Activism team, which looks to build and grow the strength of our activism and networks, by supporting, training and developing people, bringing people together and developing new approaches to engagement

What we offer
• Generous holiday allowance and pension scheme – with up to 7% employer contribution
• Life assurance scheme
• Loans - for season ticket, bicycle and personal development
• Childcare vouchers
• Flexible working e.g. reduced hours, working from different offices, job sharing - agreed with managers on a case by case basis
• Removal expenses - agreed on a case by case basis
• Employee Assistance Programme - free and confidential legal, financial or emotional advice

Training
A thorough structured induction period is planned for the role, comprising a train-the-trainer day, organiser work shadowing, a supervised project in your allocated area, participation in the Citizens 2 day training and workshop delivery at Friends of the Earth’s BASECAMP. If you do not currently hold a teaching qualification it will also be necessary to enrol in the City and Guilds Award in Education and Training, which will be organised by Friends of the Earth.

Diversity and equal opportunities
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and woman in senior positions. Do contact us as we really do want you to see how you can become part of the Friends of the Earth team.



Events Executive

Events Executive
Sightsavers

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.

Location: Haywards Heath
Salary: Circa £31,500 per annum

Sightsavers has an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to fill our vacancy for a Events Executive based in Haywards Heath.

You will work closely with the Head of Global Events to plan, manage and deliver specific organisation led events. The role will involve managing aspects of specific events. You will manage the home team at an event to ensure that all logistics are handled in a professional manner, to time and budget.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in an events management role. You will have excellent organisational and negotiation skills as well as be an excellent communicator. The ability to travel is required in this role.

Closing date: 18 February 2016

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://jobs.sightsavers.org.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.



Individual Giving Executive

Individual Giving Executive
Sightsavers

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.

Sightsavers has an opportunity for an Individual Giving Executive to work as part of the Global Individual Giving team.

The successful candidate will have a crucial role within the Global Individual Giving team and be responsible for helping to deliver excellent direct marketing across the UK, Ireland, Sweden and Norway. They will ensure delivery of effective campaigns that maximise supporter recruitment and engagement and long-term income growth for Sightsavers.

The post holder will have substantial experience in Fundraising or Direct Marketing, including proven experience in devising and implementing successful direct marketing campaigns to mass market audiences, across both recruitment and development activity.

We are looking for an individual with proven project management and planning skills as well as excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
Closing date: 21 February 2016
To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://jobs.sightsavers.org.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.



Compliance Executive

Compliance Executive
Sightsavers

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our vision is of a world where no one is blind from avoidable causes and where visually impaired people participate equally in society. Each year, we improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world. Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers a great place to work within easy reach of London and Brighton.

Sightsavers has an opportunity for a Compliance Executive to support and assist the Ecommerce and Information Security functions with their strategic objectives and day to day operations.

The Compliance Executive will assist with incremental process improvement, simplification and deployment of related tools and procedures for both functions.

The successful applicant will ideally be educated to degree level, in a relevant area (technical, legal, financial etc.) or demonstration of equivalent experience. They will have knowledge of or exposure to one or more regulatory frameworks (ISO, PCI-DSS, Data Protection Act etc.) or technical knowledge of one or more information systems platform (web, database systems, servers etc.)

Strong written and spoken communication skills are essential, as well as effective time management, a good analytical approach and excellent attention to detail.

Closing date: 23 February 2016

To apply, and for further details about the role, please download an application pack from http://jobs.sightsavers.org.

As an equal opportunities employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.



Activism Assistant

Activism Assistant
Friends of the Earth

JOB DESCRIPTION

Purpose of the Role

Friends of the Earth places people at the very heart of what we do and why we do it. Our Activism Department exists to make peoples' involvement in our campaigns as powerful as possible and now we need a highly organised, energetic and enthusiastic person to boost its efficiency and impact.

The Activism Assistant post sits between the two Activism teams at Friends of the Earth and exists to support the effective running of the whole department.

You will manage and improve the systems and admin we need to function effectively, support a variety of projects, manage communications with our local groups and others and manage and improve our data. You'll work directly on projects yourself and sometimes help with campaign events and actions.

Main Responsibilities

The successful candidate will work across both teams but currently has a slightly greater focus on the Community Activism team. Key responsibilities will be:

To help manage our communications with groups and support our processes and systems for supporting the groups network in particular.
To help manage and improve our data and monitoring, which is critical to understanding where and how we are having impact.
To take responsibility for delivering small amounts of own project work, and take the opportunity to develop skills relating to the wider work of the Department.
To support Activism and some campaign events and projects directly
To identify and implement improvements to how we work to maximise flexibility and efficiency.
Key Skills and Attributes

You will work well under pressure, handling multiple demands and understanding and managing your priorities. You'll be most comfortable working flexibly and creatively in a constantly changing campaigning environment.

You will have previous experience of working in an administrative and support role, ideally in a campaigning or NGO environment and experience of setting up, improving and managing administrative systems. Ideally you'll also have experience of website content management and database systems and experience using social media and email in campaigns.

You will have excellent communication skills and be confident working with a wide range of people including local campaigners, staff from different teams and at different levels and representatives of other organisations. Experience managing volunteers would be an advantage. Experience working with or being closely involved in local community groups would also be preferable.

If you think you have these skills and experience along with the energy and enthusiasm to help drive our activism forward, we'd love to hear from you.

Please see the attached job description for a detailed person specification.

About the team

Friends of the Earth's Activism Department leads the organisation's work supporting and building ways for people to take action and drive change on Friends of the Earth's broad suite of issues. We work with teams across the organisation to build powerful ways for people to have an impact and to build their own campaigning strengths. The department consists of two teams. The Community Activism team works to build up the strength of our activism base whilst the Activism Impact team focuses on making activism on Friends of the Earth's priorities as impactful and engaging as possible. Central to our work is working with, supporting and building up our network of around 175 local groups around the country who campaign on issues from the local to the global.

What we offer


• Pension - with employer contribution
• Generous holiday allowance
• Life assurance
• Loans - for season ticket, bicycle and personal development
• Childcare vouchers
• Flexible working eg reduced hours, working from different offices, job sharing - agreed with managers on a case by case basis
• Removal expenses - agreed on a case by case basis
• Employee Assistance Programme - free and confidential legal, financial or emotional advice



Diversity and equal opportunities
Friends of the Earth is an equal opportunities employer and we are especially keen to encourage applications from people currently under-represented in the environment movement including: black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; and woman in senior positions. Do contact us as we really do want you to see how you can become part of the Friends of the Earth team.

HOME & HOUSING.
YOUR HOME.

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If you live in your own home you may be entitled to a grant which will allow you to adapt your home to allow you to live more independently, and to purchase equipment which will help you in a number of day-to-day tasks.

Adapting your home


Local authorities are required by law to give Disabled Facilities Grants to eligible applicants to make houses suitable for disabled people. The Grants are available to owners and tenants in both private and social housing sectors.You may be expected to pay some of the costs, depending on your financial circumstances.

Contact your local social services department / housing authority to arrange for an assessment of the improvements and adaptations to meet your needs, and details of accessing Disabled Facilities funding. Your local council may also be able to move you to more suitable living accommodation if this is your preference, and would offer the same help as improving or adapting the existing accommodation.


Home Improvement Agencies


If you are arranging for the work to be carried out yourself you may be able to get help from a Home Improvement Agency. They are not-for-profit organisations which advise on what work needs to be done and then project manage it on your behalf.

Foundations


The National Co-ordinating Body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) in England. HIAs are not for profit, locally based organisations that assist vulnerable homeowners to improve, maintain or adapt their home. By improving people's living conditions, HIAs enhance their quality of life and enable them to remain in their home in greater comfort and security. Foundations, Bleaklow House, Howard Town Mill, Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 8HT - Telephone: 01457 891909

 

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Employment Rights.

Disabled workers share the same general employment rights as other workers, but there are also some special provisions under the Equality Act. Under the Equality Act, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against disabled people, for a reason related to their disability, in all aspects of employment, unless this can be justified. If you believe that your employer has treated you less favourably than others for a reason related to your disability, or if your employer has not made reasonable adjustments for you in the workplace, you may want to consider further action. There are a number of actions you might take.

Disability Toolkits.

The main barriers can be inaccessible information, inaccessible buildings, inaccessible transport, inflexible procedures and practices. Public services have a duty to consult on the likely impact of proposed policies to ensure they do not have an adverse or negative impact on people due to their disability, age, gender, race or ethnicity, sexuality, religion or faith. Our team provides strategic and practical advice on engagement. Contact us for more information.

Sports & Hobbies.

Contact local council to obtain details of accessible sports facilities, parks, arts, neighbourhood centres, museums, community facilities and entertainment venues in your area. Many national and local sports organisations, clubs and groups cater for people of all ages, with all kinds of disabilities. In addition there are organisations that are specifically for people with particular disabilities. 

Disability Engagement.

Effective community engagement and consultation can help ensure the Council is providing the services that residents really need, in the way that residents want to access them. It is crucial that those being asked to take part in engagement of whatever type understand what the offer is - whether it is the ground rules of a participatory budgeting event, consultation on service changes, or why it is important to register to vote. 

Accommodation needs.

Plan ahead and let the airline or travel operators know about your needs - it is their job to help you and make your trip as safe and comfortable as possible. Choose your method of transport with care, and when flying, go with the most direct route so that you are not left trying to change flights at numerous locations around the world. Discuss with the airline if you will need any assistance.

Sportability.

A British registered charity which provides sporting and adventurous activites for people with all forms of paralysis. Activities include everything from Archery to Canoeing, Gliding to Shooting, Quad-biking to Scuba-Diving, Land-yachting, Falconry and Fishing.

Motoring.

If you are disabled and need motor transport to get out and about, contact Motability, an independent not-for-profit organisation, which provides options on car transport solutions for disabled people. In addition The Disabled Drivers' Motor Club (DDMC) is a specialist voluntary organisation in the UK run by and for disabled people who have an interest in motoring and independent mobility.

Reasonable Adjustments.

Under the Equality Act your employer has certain duties to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to ensure that you are not put at a substantial disadvantage by their employment arrangements or by any physical feature of the workplace. Examples of the sort of adjustments your employer should consider in consultation with you, are set out in the Equality Act.

YOUR RIGHTS IN HEALTH.
HEALTH SERVICES.

Your Rights in Health

YOUR RIGHTS IN HEALTH

The Equality Act 2010 is the law protecting people living with a disability from any form of discrimination as a result of their disability. Under the Act health and social services must give disabled people the same access as all other service users. 

Health Consent

CONSENT

You must be given the opportunity to grant or deny your consent to any health procedure that is suggested, provided you are mentally able to give it, are in possession of enough information to allow you to make a decision and your consent is given freely and not as the result of pressure from anyone else.

Disability Health Services

HEALTH SERVICES

If you are disabled, or care for a disabled relative or friend it is important that you understand what health related services are available to you from social services, the Health Service and voluntary organisations. 

Occupational therapists

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS

Occupational therapists work with people of any age with physical or mental health problems to promote their independence in caring for themselves, in employment and in leisure activities. Occupational Therapists work with disabled people, their families and/or carers, to resolve any practical problems or restrictions on lifestyle that might be experienced.

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Disability Network Sponsorship

SPONSORSHIP
DISABILITY NETWORK

Sponsorship is a great way to support the Disability Network whilst gaining fantastic visibility for your company.

Disability Network Will

LEGACY
WILL AND GIFT

Leaving a legacy for the Disability Network is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us.

Disability Awareness

DISABILITY AWARENESS
PARTNERSHIP

The Disability Awareness partnership provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition.

Disability Network Profile

COMPANY PROFILE
MINI WEBSITE

Company profile page gives advertisers a mini website within our niche coverage dedicated to promoting their organisation.

WE'RE JUST LIKE THE REST.
ONLY DIFFERENT.

RECRUITERS. £380 Job Posting

With commitment to equal opportunities for the disabled community at its core, the Disability Network brings together jobseekers with employers committed to equality in their recruitment practices.

JOB LISTING SUBSCRIPTIONS. £6500 per year

This subscription allows the jobs you post on your website to automatically appear on our job board. We do all the work! You can avoid having to send the jobs to us.

BRANDED LOGO. £4500 per year

Links are non-animated advertising which appear at the home pages, providing a high visibility short-cut straight to your information result or your website.

FEATURED EMPLOYER. £4000 per year

This is a value added option, allowing advertisers to uniquely position their organisation’s name at the centre of the home page, with a dedicated link to your advertised positions or Company Profile.

COMPANY PROFILE. £6500 per year

Company profile page gives advertisers a mini website within our niche coverage dedicated to promoting their organisation, its opportunities and career development policies to interested candidates.

EMAIL CAMPAIGN. £800

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