Voluntary Action North Somerset

 

VANS is an independent charity that has championed the voluntary sector and volunteering across North Somerset for over 22 years.  

We represent, develop and empower the voluntary community and social enterprise sector in North Somerset to be at the forefront of positive social change and development.

We’re funded in a number of ways; through projects that we manage on behalf of a number of organisations and through grant funding secured from national and regional philanthropic organisations.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES OF THE MONTH

British Sign Language (BSL) Volunteer

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Digital Connector Volunteer

JOB VACANCY WITH HEALTHWATCH NORTH SOMERSETHealthwatch North Somerset are recruiting a full time Area Lead. They are looking for someone who is skilled at listening to others, passionate about making a difference, has experience engaging with communities and working with professionals and commissioners.This role is with Healthwatch, the public's champion for health and social care. As an organisation they are here because those who are vulnerable and marginalised need an advocate. They help the public make informed decisions and take their feedback on care experiences. They work within the system to hold decision makers to account, and seek to demonstrate to the public how they drive change.If you're interested please take a look at the job pack on their website: www.healthwatchnorthsomerset.co.uk/work-us Application forms should be with Healthwatch by 8am on 21st September 2021. No CVs please. Email, phone or address options are given if you need documents sent to you or want to submit an application by post.Shortlisting will be by 23rd September and interviews are likely to be face to face and on 30th September in Nailsea. ... See MoreSee Less
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JOB VACANCY WITH CITIZENS ADVICE NORTH SOMERSETWelfare Benefits Team Leader and CaseworkerLocation: various locations across North Somerset/ remote workingHours: 37.5 hours per week (p-t/job share considered)Contract: PermanentSalary: £24,204 to £27,511 depending on experienceCitizens Advice North Somerset are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual as a specialist Welfare Rights Team Leader to:- Lead, coordinate and develop the Welfare Benefits Team, working with both paid and volunteer advisers;- Deliver high quality welfare benefits advice and specialist casework on behalf of clients;- Provide welfare benefits specialist support to non-welfare benefit advisersThe role will involve working closely with senior management to help deliver the strategic aims of the service. You will have good IT, numeracy and literacy skills. You will be an experienced Welfare Benefits Adviser and be able to demonstrate team leadership, with good communication skills and a commitment to delivering a high quality service.Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. We undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change. We work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money Advice Service, Wessex Water and many more local and national partners to deliver our advice services to over 7,500 clients living and working in North Somerset.For more information about the role, including the job description, person specification, guidance notes and application form, please go to:www.nscab.org.uk/vacancy-wb-team-leader/For an informal conversation about the role please email HR@nscab.org.uk or call 01934 836201 and ask to speak to Sara Leeroth.Closing date: Monday 27th September 2021 at middayCompleted applications to be emailed to HR@nscab.org.ukInterviews will take place on 4th October 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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JOB VACANCY WITH CITIZENS ADVICE NORTH SOMERSETOffice AdministratorLocation: Weston-super-MareHours: 37.5 hours per week (part time / job share considered)Contract: PermanentSalary: £18,525 to £20,025 depending on experienceCitizens Advice North Somerset are looking for an experienced, intelligent and focused individual to provide wide-ranging administrative support, which will include acting as clerk to their Board of Trustees, to ensure the smooth running of their very busy office. You will need to be highly organised, have an eye for detail and be a team player.In return you will gain experience of all aspects of the organisation from delivery of front line services, personnel and HR, to charity and company law.Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. We undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change. We work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money Advice Service, Wessex Water and many more local and national partners to deliver our advice services to over 7,500 clients living and working in North Somerset.For more information about the role including the job description, people specification, guidance notes and application form, please go to: www.nscab.org.uk/vacancy-office-administrator/For an informal conversation about the role please email dianne.jones@nscab.org.uk or call 01934 8362017.Closing date: Monday 27th September 2021 at middayCompleted applications to be emailed to HR@nscab.org.ukInterviews will take place on 7th October 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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JOB VACANCY WITH CITIZENS ADVICE NORTH SOMERSETLink Worker (Social Prescribing)Location: Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areaHours: 37.5 hours per week (part time / job share considered)Contract: Initial fixed term 12-month contractSalary: £20,221 to £24,971 depending on experienceCitizens Advice North Somerset are looking to recruit a highly motivated Link Worker to join their SocialPrescribing Team. This role is jointly funded through the Pier Health PCN Social Prescribing Service (a partnership between Pier Health, CANS and Alliance Homes) and Quartet Community Foundation Catalyst Fund.The role will involve building trusting relationships with people, empowering them to take control of their wellbeing and health by giving them time to focus on ‘what matters to me’ and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing; and then supporting them to connect to groups and activities. You will have good IT, numeracy and literacy skills and preferably have experience of working in the not-for-profit sector.Citizens Advice North Somerset (CANS) is an established and well regarded local independent charity who provide free, impartial and confidential advice. We undertake research & campaign work to influence policy makers and to effect change. We work in partnership with the Local Authority, The Legal Aid Agency, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Money Advice Service, Wessex Water and many more local and national partners to deliver our advice services to over 7,500 clients living and working in North Somerset.For more information about the role, including the job description and person specification, plus the application form and guidance notes, go to: www.nscab.org.uk/vacancy-link-worker/For an informal conversation about the role please email: hr@nscab.org.uk or call 01934 836201 and ask to speak to Fiona Cope or Beverley Wadley.Closing date: Monday 20th September 2021 - middayCompleted applications to be emailed to HR@nscab.org.ukInterviews will take place on 27th September 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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