Local Voluntary and Community Sector Job Opportunities

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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 Homeless Project
Temporary Bank Staff
Shift Supervisors

Harrogate Homeless Project operates the district’s only cold weather provision, providing emergency overnight accommodation for homeless people over the winter months, on behalf of Harrogate Borough Council.
The provision operates between 8.30pm and 8.00am for anyone who would otherwise be sleeping rough, regardless of their local connection to the area. We help homeless people with a range of support needs and low to high risks and endeavour to help them access other services, such as our resettlement scheme No Second Night Out.

We are looking for a reliable team of temporary bank staff who will supervise the shelter overnight, working alongside a colleague. Previous direct experience is not essential, however you will have some experience of dealing with the public, coping in a busy and often demanding environment, and working effectively in a team.  In addition we are seeking suitable candidates to act as shift supervisors. 
Rotas will be agreed each week from November to March, depending on whether the service is activated or not (according to temperatures), however the service will open continuously between 19th December 2016 and 29th January 2017.

For a full information pack and application form, please email liz@hhphostel.org
http://www.harrogate-homeless-project.org.uk/

 

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

Hospitality Coordinator (Ripon Walled Garden Cafe)

Part-time, 20-25 hours.

A Senior Support Worker role: responsibility for running our thriving Plot-to-plate café, keyworker responsibility for members and contributing oversight to hospitality and customer service.

Salary: £17, 891 - £20,138 per annum pro rata, NJC Scale 18-21.

We are seeking someone with initiative, drive for development and high standards to build on excellent foundations and an expanding café business, experience in catering and in social care provision, and a team player.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 13th October 2016 at 4pm

Proposed Interview date: Wednesday 19th October 2016

Support Assistants (Ripon Walled Garden Cafe)

Part-time contracts available, full days or half days.

Salary: £15,507 - £16,191 per annum pro rata, NJC Scale 11-13.

As we expand our café team and operations, we are looking for resourceful support workers, with a strong ethos of enabling others, able to use their initiative in allocating and supporting activities for members developing their skills whilst meeting the needs of the café and its customers.

Catering skills and food hygiene knowledge is required. Support Assistants also contribute to the wider team and the development of the Walled Garden enterprise.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 6th October 2016 at 4pm

Proposed Interview date: Wednesday 12th October 2016

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. Ripon Walled Garden is our garden nursery with shop, café and garden maintenance business.

The café has been open since October 2014 and has a 5-star Environment Health rating, a NYCC Healthier Choices Gold Award, is featured on Trip Advisor and is a flourishing café with a plot-to-plate ethos and a growing customer base.

For more information and an application pack, please contact info@riponcommunitylink.org.uk

For informal discussion contact Lindsay Tanner on 01765 607461 or 01765 609229, or via email: l.tanner@riponcommunitylink.org.uk 

Business and Development Manager
(location: Ripon Walled Garden)

Full-time.

Part of Ripon Community Link’s senior leadership team, driving forward our vision as a leading provider of services for people with learning difficulties, with particular responsibility for developing business enterprises and marketing.

Leading the Walled Garden Horticultural and Hospitality/Catering Team

Salary: £25,694 - £27,394 per annum pro rata, NJC Scale 29-31.

We are seeking someone with horticultural business experience and vision to take Ripon Walled Garden through its next stage of development, focussing on key enterprise areas and promoting our unique site and its opportunities and attractions. The successful applicant will also bring marketing, fundraising and business expertise to our whole company strategy.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 4pm

Proposed Interview dates: 10th, 11th, November 2016

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: Ripon Walled Garden and two sites close to the centre of Ripon.

Ripon Walled Garden is our garden nursery with shop, café and garden maintenance business.

The garden has achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Community Award and a Ripon Civic Society Award, has won Gold Award at Harrogate Flower Show for a Show Garden, and continues to receive commendations for improvements to the garden year on year. Our Walled Garden café has been open since October 2014 and has a 5-star Environment Health rating, a NYCC Healthier Choices Gold Award, is featured on Trip Advisor and is a flourishing café with a plot-to-plate ethos and a growing customer base.

For more information and an application pack, please contact info@riponcommunitylink.org.uk.

For informal discussion contact Lindsay Tanner on 01765 607461 or 01765 609229, or via email: l.tanner@riponcommunitylink.org.uk

http://www.riponcommunitylink.org.uk/

http://www.riponwalledgarden.org.uk/


Our partner organisation North Yorkshire County Council is looking for applications from colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds, with the skills and potential to undertake the roles below.

North Yorkshire County Council
Assistant Director – Care & Support
Assistant Director – Health & Integration

We are looking to appoint Assistant Directors in the Health and Adult Services Directorate with vision, leadership and the drive to meet challenges head on, with the ability to work successfully with key stakeholders and take managers and staff with us; have a strong performance focus. Several recent post-holders have moved into Director posts, based on their Assistant Director experience with us and these posts will undoubtedly provide you with a bigger stage on which to make your mark.

We are looking for practical, imaginative people who can make the weather: shaping services for the future, influencing partners and ensuring that what we do develops our workforce and delivers both savings and in year financial balance.

The three Assistant Director appointments are being made at an exciting time. You will have the opportunity to join a mature and supportive organisation and to help shape both the practice and service changes that are taking place and to help us finalise our new organisational structure.

With an ageing demographic that’s five years ahead of the rest of the country – a third of the population will be over 65 in just over 20 years. North Yorkshire has reshaped services to prepare for the future, investing in prevention, reablement and independence, such as the flagship extra care programme, even in times of austerity. It’s a proactive approach; changing practice to be consistently strength-based, with greater integration across services and partners with a focus on helping people to live longer, healthier independent lives. The council has a strong track record of delivery but guards against complacency by anticipating changes and constantly looking for ways to improve. We keep the customer at the heart of our services, with people increasingly able to serve themselves, make choices and retain their independence.  We have moved in this direction with some success and now we are taking this to the next level. Delivering services across an area is vast and varying as North Yorkshire is a challenge and the remoteness of some rural communities can also exacerbate issues of isolation and loneliness. If the local authority is to continue delivering high quality provision at low cost, it will need senior staff with the vision, leadership and the drive to meet challenges head on.                                          

Apply at www.northyorks.gov.uk/adhas


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