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. 


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


North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living

North Yorkshire Centre for Independent Living act as agents for clients looking to recruit carers.   If you are interested in any of the positions below please email your CV to admin@nycil.org.uk quoting the reference number or telephone 01723 588002 for further information.  All the jobs listed are in the Harrogate area.

Personal Assistants to support a fun loving 18 year old with a learning disability and autism to pursue outdoor activities including mountain biking for 7 hours on a weekend plus two early evenings in the week to partake in social situations ie bowling, cinema etc.  You must be able to drive.  Rate of pay £10.00 plus expenses.  Reference no: HG281.

Carer to work Tuesdays and Thursdays for 8 hours plus holiday cover to support a lovely lady with general housework including cooking and laundry, some personal care including help with physio exercises and massage. Help is also required taking her to appointments and with communication. The rate of pay is £8.50 per hour. Reference no: HG288

Carer for a 14 year old autistic boy to take him out and about to the cinema, swimming, going to the park and into town. The hours of work are 3 hours on a Saturday and 4 extra hours a week during the school holidays. The rate of pay is £7.50 per hour. Reference no: HG312

Support worker to work 4 hours on a flexible basis over the weekend. The role is to support a happy, bubbly 7 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy who is wheelchair bound and has non-verbal communication. The job entails taking him out and about within his local community. You must be able to drive as there is a car available and due to insurance must be over 25.  The rate of pay is £7.80 per hour. Reference no: HG203

Carer to provide support for a wheelchair bound lady.  Duties will include all personal care, cooking, cleaning, laundry and going out and about in the community. Experience with a hoist would be an advantage but not essential as training can be given. The hours are Tuesday 7am to 10am, Thursday 6.00pm to 10am, Friday 8pm to 8am, Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sunday 9.00 am to 6pm. These hours can be split between two carers. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO DRIVE as the client has her own vehicle. The rate of pay is £7.88 weekdays and £9.00 weekends and £69.90 for a sleepover.

The closing date for all the above is 27 June 2016.

We have jobs on offer please call 01723 588002 for further information.


The Avalon Group

We are an award-winning social care charity providing support to a wide range of individuals across the North of England for over 20 years.  We pride ourselves on spending quality time with our customers and do not undertake 15 minute calls.

Locality Manager (Registered Manager) – Harrogate

Minimum 30 hours per week – (vacancy ref H136)

Salary circa £30,000 per annum (negotiable dependent upon experience)

Locality Manager (Registered Manager) – Skipton

Minimum 30 hours per week – (vacancy ref K118)

Salary circa £30,000 per annum (negotiable dependent upon experience)

These are two exciting opportunities to join our high performing charity taking responsibility for all our services in Harrogate (post ref H136) or Skipton (post ref K118) .

You will work with a team of Service Managers and Support Co-ordinators to deliver personalised services to our customers and develop and improve service delivery.  You will also join our strategic Senior Management Team, helping to shape the future of the organisation.

You will be required to build good relationships with service commissioners (Local Authority and NHS) to promote Avalon services and build on our excellent reputation. Setting business development targets and monitoring achievements is key to this role, together with the necessary drive and commitment to actively generate new business. 

As Registered Manager you will be responsible for CQC compliance within the locality, and must have experience of working at a management level within a social care environment with a demonstrable working knowledge of relevant legislation and social care standards. 

Excellent IT skills and use of a vehicle for business use are essential.

In return you will have access to our award winning specialist training programmes to further develop your skills and knowledge, and a generous benefits package including up to 30 days leave entitlement   Appointment will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate.

For more information please call Julie Colley on 01423 530053.  Apply online at http://www.avalongroup.org.uk/ or call 0800 783 8549 for an application pack

Closing Date:        Thursday 30 June 2016

Interview Date:     Friday 15 July 2016

We strive to ensure equality of opportunity for all.  We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality or religion.              

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)

Full-time, permanent. A Senior Support Worker role, with keyworker responsibility and delegated areas of responsibility.

Salary: £17, 714 - £19,742 per annum, NJC Scale 18-21, 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 applications:  Wednesday 6th July 2016 at 12noon

Interview date:  Tuesday 12th July 2016

Community Support Assistant (Link)

Full-time (open to part-time interest), fixed-term until 25th August 2017.

Salary: £15,207 - £15,941 per annum, NJC Scale 11-13.

A resourceful, patient, calm and caring support worker, 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; a good team worker able to use their own initiative.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 6th July 2016 at 12noon
Interview date:  Tuesday 12th July 2016

Support Assistant – Relief (Walled Garden and/or Link)

Negotiable hours, apply any time.

Pay from £7.67/hr, plus payment in lieu of annual leave.

A great opportunity to enable others to thrive in community based learning and activities, whether gardening, cooking, sport, art, literacy, or much more. You will be working with a group of people with learning difficulties engaged in an activity in line with your interests and skills, enabling them to achieve their life goals and in some of our enterprises also delivering products or services to customers.

For more information and an application pack for Ripon Community Link vacancies  please contact info@riponcommunitylink.org.uk.

For informal discussion contact Louise Bowman on 01765 609034  or Lindsay Tanner on 01765 607461/01765 609229

Macmillan Young People's Brain Tumour Outreach Worker

Partnership project between Macmillan, Levi's Star and Nova Wakefield District

Location: Central Wakefield

Hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week

Salary: £25,000 per annum pro rata

Closing date: 12 noon on 8 July 2016

Link to website: http://bit.ly/28RXucP

Relate Mid-Yorkshire
Counselling Service Administrator

Our Counselling Service Administrators provide administrative support to the counselling services within our four Relate Mid-Yorkshire centres.

Location:  Primarily York (City Centre), although some travel to other centres may be occasionally required (Relate Mid-Yorkshire has offices in York, Leeds, Harrogate and Selby).

Hours: 24 per week (Mon – Thurs, 9.30am – 3.30pm)

Salary: £15,854 (pro rata)

 Please note: This is a 6 month part-time contract with the possibility of becoming permanent.

Key tasks:

·         To be a first point of contact for clients and visitors to the centre

·         To manage incoming phone calls, emails and other correspondence

·         To support counsellors by contacting clients to book/change appointments

·         To support counsellors by undertaking general administrative duties such a filing client notes

·         To promote good working relationships between all staff and volunteers, supporting colleagues with general tasks when required

·         To manage and monitor the receipt of contribution payments from clients

·         To contribute to the general maintenance of the centre – for example carrying out health and safety checks, replenishing leaflets and other reading materials in the building

·         To support Relate Mid-Yorkshires collation and analysis of feedback from clients, allowing the organisation to monitor the positive impact of its services

·         To provide additional cover occasionally as required, to cover colleagues’ annual leave or sickness

·         To undertake any other duties required in the day-today support of Relate Mid-Yorkshire’s counselling services

Ideally the job holder will:

·         Have exceptional customer service skills

  • Be able to communicate clearly and effectively by email, in person and by telephone
  • Have an understanding of the security considerations when working on a reception
  • Have a good working knowledge of Penelope or similar client management system within a charity or commercial environment
  • Be proficient with Microsoft packages – especially Excel and Word,  with the ability to data input fast and accurately

Deadline for applications is Thurs 7th July, 12pm

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th July at our Leeds Centre

For an application pack: email  miriamlandy@relatemid-yorkshire  or call 07453737037.

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