Local Voluntary and Community Sector Job Opportunities

An Opportunity to Join Us

Job opportunities with Harrogate & Ripon CVS and with our member and partner organisations will appear on this page.

If you are thinking about offering time to a local organisation as a volunteer, please click here to find out more. Volunteering can be an excellent introduction to working in the voluntary sector - many people currently working in the sector started as volunteers.

If you belong to a local voluntary organisation which is a member of Harrogate & Ripon CVS and you would like to include an opportunity on this page, please email the details to us. 

Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP)

Service Support Worker

We need a very special kind of handy man or woman for our charity’s gardening, decorating and DIY service

Part – time, 21 hours per week; worked over 3 or 4 days by negotiation, with some flexibility required for occasional extra hours/holiday cover etc

8.43 per hour

5% employer’s pension contribution

As part of the Harrogate Easier Living Project, the Service Support Worker leads a team of volunteers providing practical help in the home and garden for vulnerable and older people.  You will need an open-minded, friendly and sympathetic approach with clients and proven interest and skills in gardening, decorating and DIY.  You also need to be able to drive our van to visit people in their homes across the whole of the Harrogate District.

The full job pack including the Job Description and Person Specification is available to download below:

Job Description and Person Specification

Application form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Disabled People at Work Form

Equality and Diversity Policy Statement

Health and Safety Policy

Recruitment of People with an Offending History Policy Statement

Help at Home Leaflet

HARCVS Leaflet

Community House Brochure

If the post is of interest to you and you would like to apply please download the job pack above and return the application form, the equal opportunities monitoring form, (please include where you saw the job advertised) and the disabled people at work form (if applicable) by email to - cvs@harcvs.org.uk or post to Harrogate & Ripon CVS, Community House, 46 -50 East Parade, Harrogate HG1 5RR.

The closing Date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 1st June.

We plan to hold interviews on Tuesday 28th June.

It will be necessary to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check on behalf of the successful candidate.

For an informal chat about the role, call Christine or Frances on 01423 813090

Thank you for your interest in the post of HELP Service Support Worker with Harrogate and Ripon CVS.

HARCVS is working towards equal opportunities


Ripon Community Link
Learning Disability Community Support

Ripon Community Link provides a service for people with learning difficulties, offering a wide range of activities and opportunities, in a social, safe and supportive environment. Our aims are to maximise independence, health, well-being, skills and fulfilment. Ripon Walled Garden is our local garden nursery with shop, café and garden maintenance business.

Further growth means further opportunities to expand our team.   Opportunities are available within this dynamic community-based support service for people with learning disabilities.

Community Support Assistant - Relief

Negotiable hours

Pay:  from £7.67/hr under a Casual Bank Worker Arrangement, plus paid leave entitlement.

We are seeking people with a strong ethos of enabling others, able to use their initiative to lead planned activities within Ripon Community Link and in accessing community facilities, with a caring and patient approach.

For an application pack please email info@riponcommunitylink.org.uk or tel: 01765 607461

For an informal discussion, contact Louise Bowman on l.bowman@riponcommunitylink.org.uk or tel: 01765 609034.



Your Consortium

Head of Finance and Systems

Programme Manager

Head of Finance and Systems - Job Description

Head of Finance and Systems - Person Specification

Programme Manager - Job Description

Programme Manager - Person Specification

Please apply where possible by email to Jackie Wilson  jwilson@yourconsortium.org attaching a CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the detailed Job Description and Person Specification. 

The deadline for application for both roles is Tuesday 31 May 5pm

Interviews for Head of Finance and Systems are on Friday 3 June

Interviews for Programme Manager are on Wednesday 8 June

If you have any special requirements for access or other please detail this in your covering letter – we are an equal opportunities employer.

If you need to speak to someone about this role please contact the Your Consortium Offices on 01423 795300 or Jackie Wilson jwilson@yourconsortium.org and you will be directed to the most appropriate person.


Saint Michael’s
Retail Volunteer Co-ordinator 

Location: Harrogate

Salary: £12,180 per annum

Hours: 22.5 hours per week  

Saint Michael’s is a Harrogate based charity that exists to help people live with terminal illness and bereavement.  Our services include a 10 bedded inpatient unit, a day therapy unit, Specialist Palliative Care Team for the hospital and community and regional lymphedema and bereavement services. One in three local people are supported by the work that we do.

We are currently looking to recruit a Retail Volunteer Co-ordinator who will be responsible for leading, developing and co-ordinating good practice in volunteering for our Retail Operation. Working with the Retail Leads and managers of each outlet this role will ensure that volunteers are recruited, interviewed and inducted thoroughly and effectively, providing on-going support to managers in the mentoring, training and management of volunteers.

This role will work with the Retail Leads in the recruitment and training of new volunteering opportunities as the retail operation develops. This role will liaise with the other members of the Volunteer Support Team, sharing ideas on the development and maintenance of a suite of tools to support the standardisation and consistency of volunteer management, record keeping, training and support across the organisation. 

We are looking for an individual with strong interpersonal skills and a proven track record working with volunteers at supervisory/management level. They will need tenacity, be able to make things happen through persistence, enthusiasm, knowledge, planning and organisation and lateral thinking.

Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by employer.

To request an information pack including job description and person specification email recruitment@saintmichaelshospice.org  or telephone 01423 876086, asking for Helen Flemming/Alison Gales

Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed applications to be received by 12 noon on Monday 6th June 2016

Interviews will be held on 23rd June 2016



Care @ Carers' Resource
Care Support Workers

Part time work in the community

Harrogate/ Ripon area
Ripon/ Masham area

Opportunities for paid sitters to either take someone out or stay in with them to give a carer a break.

3-4 hour sessions available. £7.20 per hour + travel expenses

You must hold a full, current driving licence and have access to a car.

For an application pack call 01423 500555 or email care@carersresource.org


or write to Care at Carers' Resource, 11 North Park Road, Harrogate HG1 5PD 

Reg Charity 1049278


YMCA Ripon

Temporary Housing Support Worker

Ripon Housing Association, 5 Water Skellgate, Ripon HG4 1BQ

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Salary: £18,500 pro rata  

Contracted hours: 20 hours per week, plus occasional out of hours and weekend cover. 

Holiday entitlement: 14.5days pa

Job Purpose:     
The role of the Housing Support Worker will be to provide direct support to the residents to enable them to sustain their occupancy agreement and to help them to realise their goals around moving towards independent living.

The hours of work will be divided between working with residents and working from the housing team office base, providing office cover and carrying out administrative tasks appropriate for the post.

The hours of work will be rota based and will frequently involve working outside of normal office hours.

For further details or an application pack please call Ripon YMCA on 01765 607609 or email: riponymca@btconnect.com

Closing date: Monday 13 June 2016 

Ripon Community Link - Learning Disability Community Support

A dynamic community-based support service for people with learning disabilities, “enabling people to achieve their life goals”

Ripon Community Link provides a day time support service for people with learning difficulties, offering a wide range of community-based activities and opportunities. Our aims are to maximise independence, health, well-being, skills and fulfilment for our members.

We are based across three sites: two in Ripon centre and also Ripon Walled Garden, our local garden nursery with shop, café and garden maintenance business.

Coordinator (Link): 2 posts, Full-time or 30 hours per week

A Senior Support Worker role, with keyworker responsibility and delegated areas of responsibility.

Salary: £17, 714 - £19,742 per annum, pro rata, NJC Scale 18-21, permanent contract, ideally to start from September 2016. Based in Community House and St Wilfrid’s Bungalow, Ripon.

We are seeking someone experienced in social care provision to take keyworker responsibility for members, lead delivery of support sessions and contribute to team leadership.

Closing date for applicationsTuesday 14 June 2016 at 12noon

Interview date: Tuesday 28 June 2016

For more information please contact info@riponcommunitylink.org.uk.

For informal discussion contact Louise Bowman on 01765 609034

or Lindsay Tanner on 01765 607461.

Please note that CVs are not sufficient; you do need to contact us for an application pack.


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