Opportunities

GRASAC is looking for a Director on a fixed term contract (maternity cover) until October 2019

The post will be for 32 hours a week with a salary of £36,000 pro rata.

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) is an independent charity providing free confidential support and information services to those living in Gloucestershire affected by any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. Core services include: a helpline for women and girls, one to one support sessions, group programme, support for families and information, training and raising awareness campaigns.

You will be based in central Gloucester where you will be responsible for the effective day-to-day running of GRASAC services including staff and budget management. Working in partnership with the Board of Trustees, you will ensure the strategic development of the organisation and successful delivery of its services in line with the Rape Crisis National Service Standards. You will also be responsible for developing policies and procedures that promote good practice across the organisation and maintaining a fundraising strategy to ensure the sustainability of services.

For further information and an informal chat about the role, call Louise on 07760 787856. For an application pack please email laura@glosrasac.org.uk or go to www.glosrasac.org. The closing date is 12pm on 3 August.

Artspace Cinderford is recruiting a Team Support Officer

Part time 25 hours a week. £10,725 pa.

The Team Support Officer will assist with administrative and practical duties associated with the day to day running of the organisation, its projects, programmes and venue.  We are looking for someone who is a great communicators, computer literate, has experience of working in a team.  The successful applicant will undertake varied and interesting duties including reception, administration and project support.

Please contact hannah@artspacecinderford.org, 01594 825111 for an application pack.

The Wiggly Worm seeks a Treasurer for the Board of Trustees

We are: Ethical, Progressive, Challenging

You are: Highly skilled, Clear thinking, Professional

We have: Effective partnerships, Creativity, Humour

You have: Financial management experience, Interest

We want: A good communicator, integrity, enthusiasm

You want: A new challenge, something different

WW Treasurer Advert. If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact our MD, Abby for an informal chat team@thewigglyworm.org.uk or call 01242 237802.

Trustee vacancies at Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Gloucestershire Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre supports women and girls who have experienced or are experiencing sexual abuse.  We provide a helpline and other services including counselling and support groups. We are currently recruiting trustees to help deliver our strategy and support the staff and volunteers who provide the GRASAC service.

We are looking for women who have an interest in issues around violence against women and girls and who can work as a member of a team. We are particularly looking for trustees with knowledge and experience in finance/budgets and fundraising.  We welcome applications from women of all ages, especially black and minority ethnic women who are currently under-represented on our board. This position is unpaid, but reasonable travel expenses will be covered.

For an informal discussion or an information pack please contact laura@glosrasac.org.uk. The closing date for applications is 31 July.

Community Connexions needs volunteers in Cirencester and surrounding areas

Community Connexions is a Gloucestershire community transport charity. We provide transport to the most vulnerable in our communities, combating social and rural isolation, helping to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our passengers. We provide transport for those who have no transport of their own and are unable to access mainstream public transport. Without our services many of our customers wouldn’t be able to leave their homes. We are a ‘door to door’ service with journeys to health appointments, day centres, library clubs, shopping, visiting, leisure activities to name but a few.

We are desperately short of volunteer car drivers in Cirencester and the surrounding areas – and are finding it increasingly difficult to meet the needs of our passengers in the local community. We are looking for car owners with a current driving licence, some spare time and who enjoy meeting and helping people. Volunteers are reimbursed mileage expenses and are doing something that improves the quality of life for people in need of our help.

If you would like any further information, please get in touch with Bev Hemming at bev@communityconnexions.org.uk.

Priors Park Neighbourhood Project seeks experienced Voluntary Project Co-ordinators/Administrators

Priors Park Neighbourhood Project in Tewkesbury has been serving the people of Priors Park since 2004.  Since the appointment of a full time Project Manager, the project has picked up pace in 2018. We see around 350 visitors per month through Job Clubs, Art Classes, advice & information drop-ins, basic IT courses, mindfulness, cookery and local community/private hire of our rooms and kitchen spaces.

We have lots of exciting ideas we would like to develop, and need to fundraise to support these plans. We are looking for experienced project-co-ordinators/administrators and fundraisers.  All projects have current volunteer involvement, and it’s gives us great pleasure to see those volunteers blossom with confidence and enthusiasm.

Please call or email Ruth on 01684 290069 or priorsparknp@gmail.com for further details.

Ronan’s Trust seeks Volunteer Fundraiser

Ronan’s Trust was established two years ago to meet the need of individuals and families to find a therapeutic outlet for coping with a close family bereavement.  Through gardening, outdoor activities and creative workshops we offer a nurturing environment in which families and individuals can “be busy together” with others who have had a similar experience.

We are looking for a volunteer fundraiser who has some experience in the charitable sector and writing funding bids to join our small team.  Please visit our website http://www.ronanstrust.org for a better understanding of what we do. Please contact Emma Tyer for further information at ronanstrust.org@gmail.com or 07757710616.

Volunteers needed in Lydney and Newent

Lydney Dial a Ride are looking for volunteers as car drivers, trustees or charity shop assistants.  Please phone Louise on 01594 843809 to find out more.

Newent Community Transport is looking for volunteer drivers.  Please phone 01531 821227 or email lyndon.biddle@newentbb.co.uk to find out more.

GRCC’s Training and Learning Programme

The GRCC Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Training and Learning Programme for Summer 2018 is now available at http://www.grcc.org.uk/voluntary-and-community-sector/training-and-learning-programme.

Between April and 24 July there are eight workshops to provide the VCSE in Gloucestershire with the tools needed to help develop their organisations, staff, volunteers and trustees.  All workshops will take place at GRCC’s offices in Gloucester.

Bursaries are available for VCSE organisations based and working in Gloucestershire with an annual turnover of under £350,000.  Organisations are limited to two bursaries per course (subject to availability; priority will be given to organisations making their first application for a bursary place).  These bursaries are funded through the GAVCA Legacy Fund.

Positive Caring courses from Carers Gloucestershire

Carers Gloucestershire is running a series of free courses for carers.  For more information visit https:/carersgloucestershire.org.uk/help-for-carers/positive-caring-programme/. To book, please call 01452 500885 or email positivecaring@carersgloucestershire.org.uk.

  • Tuesdays in June and July, at Carers Gloucestershire offices in Gloucester
  • Wednesdays in June and July at Cheltenham East Fire Station
  • Mondays in July and 2 August at Belle Vue Centre, Coleford
  • For parent carers on Fridays in June and July at Carers Gloucestershire offices in Gloucester
  • Information evenings from 6.30pm-8.30pm on 8 August at Carers Gloucestershire offices in Gloucester

Upcoming courses from Gloucester Citizens Advice

Welfare Benefits for Older People on 10 September. Covering Pension Credit, State Retirement Pension, Carers Allowance and Council Tax Benefit.
Welfare Benefits for Younger People on 11 September

Find all the details including venue, costs and online bookings at http://glomas.org.uk/courses-available.

Voting open for Forest Voluntary Action Forum Volunteering Awards 2018

After 57 nominations and a number of very touching tributes we have finally drawn up the list of individuals, groups and businesses that you feel deserve to be nominated for our awards. Voting takes a matter of seconds and is open to everyone. You have until 27 July to vote. Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y8BSWXQ.

Nominations open for OPCC Impact Awards

Every year the Constabulary and the OPCC has an awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of officers, staff and the public in keeping people safe and making our communities better places to live. Nominations are now open in the following categories.

The Martin Surl Award for Excellence: to recognise a sustained effort or work to make a positive difference in a range of areas, including community engagement, education, raising awareness, helping to keep Gloucestershire’s communities safe and a demonstrable contribution to delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Spotlight Award: to recognise the nominee(s) who has/have raised awareness about a particular issue leading to a significant achievement or a positive impact within the Constabulary or OPCC in line with the Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Hero(oes) Award will recognise a significant contribution to serving Gloucestershire’s communities for the person/persons who go the extra mile to contribute to the work of the Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Pride in Partnership Award recognises effective partnership-working between one or more organisations or communities delivering a one-off or regular event or ongoing service which has contributed to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.

You can nominate an individual or a small team using the form here. Please send your completed nominations to Ali Wilde by 31 July: Ali.Wilde@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Gloucestershire NHS 70 Awards

To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, the Gloucestershire NHS 70 Awards will celebrate all that’s great about the NHS in Gloucestershire.  You can nominate your NHS hero at http://www.gloucestershirenhs70awards.co.uk/. Entries close on 24 August.

Volunteer Awards for Gloucester

Do you know a selfless volunteer in Gloucester who deserves some praise? Someone who goes above and beyond helping to make the world a better place?

Charlie’s, Community Cancer Support and Therapy Centre in Gloucester, is organising these volunteer awards. Jo Sutherland, Charlie’s Director, wanted to set up these awards. “There are no awards solely for volunteers in Gloucester. We have got thousands of volunteers and I think it’s a shame that we haven’t got an awards ceremony just for them.”

There are three categories:

  • Outstanding Contribution Award – someone that has dedicated two or more years to volunteering and made a significant impact on their community. This individual has selflessly volunteered their time and energy to organisations or individuals that often could not survive without them.
  • Young Volunteers Award – someone under 30, who has volunteered for a minimum of a year, demonstrates leadership ability in their age group, demonstrates evidence of activity above and beyond the standard expectation for their age
  • Unsung Hero – someone who volunteers tirelessly in the community, is not involved with a big organisation, and makes a difference to people at the ground level, work that is often overlooked.

 All submissions MUST include the nominee’s full name, their contact details (phone number and email address), and a maximum of 50 words saying why they deserve to be nominated. All submissions must be emailed to charlies2014@yahoo.co.uk. The closing date is Friday 31 August.