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Job Title - Business Administration Apprentice - hvoss, Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service

  • Location - Hereford City Centre

Exciting opportunity to make a difference in your own community as well as learn vital skills. hvoss is a supportive organisation that will encourage and empower you to become confident in business administration and other key competencies. You will be based in our high street office and work around the county as part of our Talk Community team.

You will work as part of our Talk Community team and support our senior management team. Key activities include:

  • Answer phone calls
  • Take detailed messages and pass them on appropriately
  • Greet visitors and sign them in
  • Handle volunteer enquiries
  • Work with the volunteer database and develop knowledge of volunteering opportunities
  • Photocopying
  • Keep window displays up to date
  • Attend meetings as appropriate across the county with TC team
  • Assist with the volunteer newsletter
  • Be main point of contact for volunteers working in the office
  • Keep records of work done for monitoring document
  • Assist with the organising and supporting the running of events
  • Develop contact within the sector
  • Take notes at meetings
  • Learn to use JotForm, Constant Contacts, Canva and website editing (training and support will be given)
  • Help with social media including Facebook and Twitter
  • Assist with mailing lists
  • Make teas/coffees for visitors

We are an inclusive organisation, committed to equality of opportunity and inclusion, and a supportive team.

Desired skills

  • Confident use of IT including Windows software
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy

Personal qualities

  • Interest in your community
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and inclusion
  • Curious and keen to learn
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Helpful, encouraging and supportive approach

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE A-C English or equivalent grades
  • Functional maths or numeracy

Future prospects

hvoss leads on a number of projects and key activities in the county. There may be opportunities in which you will be interested.

Things to consider

You will be based in our Broad Street office in the centre of Hereford but will travel with the team around the county to events and meetings.

You will need to work outside usual office hours sometimes.


Hayley Grismond 01432 377010

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Job Title - Peer Mentor - Shelter

  • Job Type - 37.5 per week
  • Location - Hereford & Worcester
  • Salary - Grade 1

We are advertising for 3  Peer Mentor posts within the Liaison and Diversion Outreach Teams in Hereford and Worcestershire. (one in Herefordshire and two for Worcestershire) closing application date is  26th September

Shelter are working in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Liaison and Diversion Services to employ peer mentors to work directly with service users who are experiencing multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, mental health needs, substance misuse and offending. Liaison and Diversion services identify people who have vulnerabilities when they come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders. The outreach team supports service users in the community through the early stages of the criminal justice pathway, referring service users to appropriate services to address their health and social care needs and diverting them away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting if required.

Peer mentors have directly experienced multiple and complex needs (specifically mental health needs and offending) in their lives and are able to utilise this knowledge of  their own experiences to provide unique and tailored support to the service user, diverting them away from the Criminal Justice system, sourcing appropriate accommodation and support, and empowering the service user to find stability in their lives. Peer Mentors will have personally accessed services as a service user to address their own needs and are able to share the knowledge of their journey and experiences for the benefit of the service user. Due to the unique skill set of the Peer Mentors their additional focus areas include engagement of hard-to-reach individuals through sharing of their personal lived experience, breaking down barriers to service provision, and advocating for better service provision for this client group. 

This is a development role and would be a valuable career opportunity for any individual who is taking initial steps towards paid employment.

There is also a podcast series hosted by two former peer mentors from our Birmingham Project which can be found at 


For more information and how to apply, please contact -


Job Title - Foundation Manager - Spectris Foundation

  • Job Type - 2 days per week
  • Location - Remote
  • Salary - £50k pro rata, the role is 2 days a week so actual salary is £20k per annum

Foundation Manager

Spectris Foundation Manager will be responsible for legislative and regulatory requirements affecting the charity and its activities, including ensuring all actions are in line with the charity’s governing document.

Application Deadline - 31/10/2021

Job Description - 

The successful candidate will ensure the smooth and efficient running of meetings, provide assistance and support to the Spectris Group Head of STEM Strategy and the Spectris Foundation board of trustees. They will ensure appropriate administration of the Foundation’s activities and maintenance of appropriate financial records. Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with our mission to champion equal opportunity for those with a passion for technology and a desire to engineer a better world. Experience, skills and expertise in charity law, and an interest in STEM and diversity in technology are essential.

Location - Remote 

Remuneration - £50k pro rata, the role is 2 days a week so actual salary is £20k per annum

Please contact - for full job description



Job Title - Online Support Worker - Hope Support Services

  • Job Type - 40 hours per week
  • Location - Home and Office
  • Salary - £24,700

Online Support Worker

Hope Support Services are looking for a new Online Support Worker to join our team!

Purpose: To deliver online services to children and young people, including one-to-ones and group work using video, audio and messaging. To work as part of a team and in partnership with other professionals and agencies.

Commitment: Full time 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work

Role and responsibilities

  • Provide one-to-one support for children and young people via video, audio or messaging platforms
  • Onboard new referrals, assess their needs and develop an action plan
  • Supervise peer-to-peer support groups
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service and provide written reports of work undertaken as required
  • Promote service user involvement and facilitate service user feedback
  • Implement and follow Hope’s safeguarding policy and procedures for children and vulnerable adults
  • Liaise with schools, colleges and other organisations
  • Deliver online presentations to promote the work of Hope
  • Work with other members of the service delivery team to share good practice, attend team meetings and contribute to the development of Hope
  • Record keeping, ensuring client notes are accurate
  • Attend regular supervision
  • Observe safe working practices at all times and follow all of Hope’s policies and procedures


Things we're looking for

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Qualifications in subjects relevant to the support of children, particularly pertaining to pre-bereavement and bereavement
  • Understanding of the needs of children & young people who have a loved one who is seriously ill
  • Current knowledge of child protection/safeguarding issues


  • Experience of working with children & young people, identifying, assessing and responding to individual needs
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and those from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience of providing one-to-one support on an individual basis
  • Establishing and maintaining boundaries when working with children
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of working with external agencies
  • Experience of following safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of managing a caseload

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Ability to plan and organise own varied workload
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Willingness to work flexibly and outside normal office hours (i.e. weekends and evenings) as required
  • Ability to engage with children and young people, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role

Other details

Online Support Worker – Hope Support Services

To discuss this role further, please email or ring 01989 566317

Hope Support Services
Overross House
Ross Park

How to apply

You can apply for this role right now online. Visit - Online Support Worker – Hope Support Services

Job Title - Early Years Sessional Workers at HOPE Family Centre

EY sessional Workers

HOPE Family Centre are looking for more sessional workers to join
our Early Years provision

We are a loyal and supportive team of professionally trained staff who take great pride in their work for this community charity

If you think you would like to join the team, please get in touch and ask for an application form and job description

Level 2 or above early years specific qualification is essential


As part of our safer recruitment policy successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS and excellent references

It is essential you have your own car, a full UK driving license and able to travel within the local area

Posts are on a zero hours contract

If you are interested in applying, please email

CLOSING DATE: 5 November 2021

Please visit for further details


Registered Charity No: 1077336 | Registered Company No: 03791772

Pre-school Learning Alliance No: 55273 | Ofsted No: EY333183|ISO9001:2015


 FAMILY TIME Sessional Workers

HOPE Family Centre are looking for more sessional workers to join the team in our Family Time Contact Centre

We are a loyal and supportive team of professionally trained staff who take great pride in their work for this community charity

If you think you would like to join the team, please get in touch and ask for an application form and job description

Level 3 or equivalent in childcare/education/social care is essential and you must be able to work flexibly with weekday availability & at least 2 Saturdays a month

As part of our safer recruitment policy successful candidates will require an enhanced DBS and excellent references

It is essential you have your own car, a full UK driving license and able to travel within the local area

Posts are on a zero hours contract

If you are interested in applying, please email

CLOSING DATE: 5 November 2021

Please visit for further details


Registered Charity No: 1077336 | Registered Company No: 03791772

Pre-school Learning Alliance No: 55273 | Ofsted No: EY333183|ISO9001:2015

Job Title - Volunteer Coordinator (2 Posts) at YSS

Volunteer Coordinator (2 Posts)

Location: Herefordshire (1 post) & Shropshire (1 post)


Reporting to: Team Manager


Contract Type: Permanent


Hours:  22.5 hours per week (Herefordshire)

            37 hours per week (Shropshire)


Grade: £20,313.91 to £22,724.25 (per annum/pro-rata for part-time)


Other Benefits: Flexible working, Health Care plan (total amount of benefits available in excess of £1k pa with an option to choose Personal Accident Cover up to £10k), Pension, 24 days of Annual Leave (going up to 26 after 2 years of service)


About YSS

We are a charity that helps people to help themselves, and we’ve been doing so for more than thirty years. There are thousands of people in our communities who struggle with life and face what seem to be insurmountable barriers - they are why we exist.

We provide a wide variety of community-based support for people and are often described as the ‘glue’ between those facing life challenges, at risk of social isolation and the wider mainstream society. Our website - - contains further information about YSS.


Volunteers – Background information

Volunteers and the ethos and values that volunteering brings to YSS are hugely important to us. We aim to provide the highest standards of training and support to the volunteers that work alongside YSS and value the extra dimension and diversity they bring to our work.   We currently have a team of volunteers involved in a range of different roles across the organisation including direct support to services users, marketing, admin, and other specialist roles).

There are many reasons and benefits why people volunteer. As well as providing a valuable service to our service users, volunteering can open doors to employment, give a sense of worth and be a way of meeting like-minded and motivated people. Some people volunteer because they 'want to give something back', others because they themselves have faced issues in the past that our service users are facing. It can be challenging but, above all, extremely rewarding. It can make a huge difference to our service users if they know someone is motivated and cares enough to offer their time for free.

Who are we looking for?

We are currently looking for someone who is passionate about volunteering to join our dynamic, motivated and flexible team.

A key part of this role will be your ability to communicate, network and provide excellent customer service to a variety of stakeholders, from people enquiring about volunteering roles to colleagues across the organisation.  The role comes with a full induction, training and ongoing support.

This role sits within our Organisational Volunteer Programme.


Main duties of the role

  • Responsible for the robust recruitment, selection, training, support, retention and general supervision of volunteers from local communities.
  • Liaise with YSS service staff and connect them to appropriately trained volunteers
  • Maintain contact with volunteers via the phone/email, organisation of group meetings/forums, training and social events, preparation and distribution of quarterly news updates.
  • Act as a YSS point of contact for volunteers and referring agencies as appropriate.
  • Carry out risk assessment as appropriate and ensure that volunteers are working in a safe and appropriate manner, in accordance with YSS policies and operational procedures e.g. lone working, health and safety, child and adult safeguarding, risk, confidentiality etc.
  • Provide a “buddy system” for volunteers
  • Deliver a service that ensures the needs of our service users are at the heart of “everything we do”.
  • To recognise and support Equality and Diversity
  • To create and maintain appropriate quality case management records
  • To undertake project self-administration including maintaining database records, recording and monitoring regular statistics, assisting in providing data for monthly and quarterly reports, managing & updating information systems.
  • To participate constructively in supervision and team meetings with line manager and undertake appropriate training as required and appropriate.
  • To understand and actively promote the vision, values and profile of YSS and both internally and externally.
  • Where required, work with colleagues to ensure the safe and appropriate use of volunteers on all projects.
  • To be part of a team of on call officers covering a daytime rota.


  • YSS operates in a fast moving environment and therefore reserves the right to vary the content of this job description after consultation to reflect changes to the job, without altering the general character of the post or level of responsibility.
  • The duties described in this job description must be carried out in a manner which promotes equity, dignity and due respect for all employees, volunteers and service users and is consistent with YSS Policies.
  • Weekend and evening work may be an occasional  feature of the role
  • There will some travel across respective areas therefore access to a car is essential.

Core Skills – Volunteer Coordinator


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident to speak to individuals and groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to deal with a diverse range of people
  • Good organisational skills
  • Empathy towards others
  • The capacity to inspire and motivate others
  • Flexible approach
  • Driving licence and access to a car
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office/other I.T. programmes


Closing date:       1st November 2021

Interviews:           10th November 2021

For more detailed information on the role please download the Job Description below or speak to Dave Andrewartha on 07791 764140:


To apply for these roles, please send a CV, cover letter, safeguarding declaration form and equal opportunities form (available to download below) to to arrive no later than the closing date. (Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an application form.)

Vacancies may close early depending on the number of applications received.

YSS Equal Opportunities Form

YSS Safeguarding Declaration Form

All successful applicants to YSS are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring (DBS) check appropriate to the role.









Job Title -

Marketing Officer

ECHO is a charity working mainly with people with moderate or severe learning disabilities.  We also support people with mental health needs or who have physical or sensory impairments. ECHO runs 28 different activities each week in community settings across Herefordshire.

The successful post holder will work in our Marketing and Fundraising team, to lead and co-ordinate ECHO’s promotional work with the aim of recruiting participants, raising income, and increasing our profile. This will include the production of digital and physical promotional materials.

It is a part time appointment of 20 hours per week, Hours to be spread between 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday (working pattern open to negotiation). You will be based at the ECHO office in Leominster and some home working. However, on occasion you will need to work outside of these times, which may include evenings or weekends.


20 hours/week

£25,991 Pro Rata (£13,861)

Closing date: 18/10/21

Application pack from:


40 West Street, Leominster HR6 8ES     Tel: 01568 620307

Job Title - Youth Worker at Marches Family Network

Marches Family Network is looking for Youth Workers and Volunteers We are a unique, well-established, registered charity providing valued support and opportunities for children and young people with a disability.

We run Saturday and Summer Holiday Activity Sessions throughout the County and Evening Youth Clubs in Hereford and Leominster for our young people. Due to increasing demand for our services, we are recruiting for Youth Workers and Volunteers.

We are looking for enthusiastic people with a genuine passion for enabling all young people to achieve their potential, with good team working and communication skills. A positive attitude, patience and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. Plenty of energy and creativity would also come in very handy.

Does this sound like you?

We offer an enhanced DBS check, high quality training and the chance to develop many valuable transferable skills. Current pay is £8.94 per hour plus holiday pay entitlement.

If you would like to know more, please contact us for an application pack on 01568 614908 or download one from our website.

Visit our website at to find out more about what we do.


Marches Family Network Registered Charity No. 1047075

Job Title - Community Partnerships Manager at YSS


Closing Date: 1 st November 2021 Interviews: Week Commencing 15th November 2021

JOB TITLE: Community Partnerships Manager

SALARY: £29,942.50 pa (2% increase after 6 months, 5% increase after 2 years of service)

CONTRACT: Permanent HOURS: 37 hours per week

OFFICE BASE: Any YSS office location (Worcester, Hereford, Telford, Warwickshire) with regular travel across West Mercia

REPORTING TO: CEO and Director of Operations

OTHER BENEFITS: Flexible working, health cash plan, pension, 24 days of annual leave (going up to 26 after 2 years of service)

YSS is developing new ways of working and our future plans include building effective relationships and partnerships that can deliver better outcomes for our communities. We are hosting an innovative partnership to make our roads safer; MORSE is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and delivered in partnership with West Mercia Police, H&W Fire & Rescue Service and Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service. We plan to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new ones and are now looking for a Community Partnerships Manager. The successful applicant will be part of a dynamic team and join us at an exciting time of YSS’s development.

For further enquiries about this role contact Catherine Kevis on 07719 964580 or Dave Andrewartha on 07791 764140.

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