Paid vacancies in the VCSE Sector

If you are a VCSE organisation and you want to advertise a paid role within your organisation through VANS.

Please call Janice on 01934 416486 or email her at to check for availability.

Advertising paid roles has a fixed price of £75 per role (plus VAT if applicable) and they will be promoted through our monthly newsletter (if time appropriate), social media channels and on our website.  If there is a closing date for the role, please ensure that we have sufficient time to be able to promote your role using these marketing channels.


AVON AND WILTSHIRE MENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP/OFF THE RECORD: Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor – North Bristol/North Somerset

Salary:  £32,306 -£39,027 per annum  

Closing date:  26/10/2021 at 2359 hours

Contract:  Permanent, full-time with some out of hours working required

 The Mental Health in Schools Support Teams project is the new initiative funded by NHS England, Health Education England and partners, with aims of improving the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in the community.  MHST’s offer low-intensity cognitive behaviour interventions to children, young people and their families with low-moderate mental health difficulties. The interventions will be (mostly) delivered in a range of education settings for children aged 5 – 18 years old.

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership are working in partnership with Off the Record (OTR) to co-deliver this model in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) area with the workforce being employed equally across both organisations. We have three teams already and are pleased to be in the position to recruit a further three more teams to cover North Somerset and North Bristol.


Main duties of the job:

This role will have three key functions:

  1. You will offer a range of low intensity CBT evidence based interventions used to support young people’s mental health, alongside using a whole schools approach in your allocated education settings.
  2. You will be expected to complete the Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor training at Exeter University that is part-time for a year.
  3. You will offer weekly caseload clinical supervision, and fortnightly clinical skills supervision to at least two Educational Mental Health Practitioners in training.

For further information about the role including job description, person specification and applicant guidance, click HERE 


Dementia Meeting Centre Manager, North Somerset

(3 days a week, 22.5 hours), 12 month initial contract                                              

£25,000 per annum (pro rata) • 12-month contract • Pension •

Alive is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of older people and their carers. We believe passionately that all older people should feel connected to the world around them and have the right level of activity to enable them to live full and meaningful lives.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious charity in a sector with huge need as we look to open our very first pilot dementia Meeting Centre in North Somerset to support people living with dementia and their carers.  

We are seeking an exceptional person to be our first Meeting Centre Manager.  We firmly believe in the Meeting Centre concept, where support is provided to the person living with dementia and their carer in a warm and friendly community environment.

Experienced at working with people living with dementia, you will have strong interpersonal skills, be highly empathetic, have a positive outlook and a collaborative approach to achieving goals.  But mostly you will be passionate about dementia care and improving post-diagnostic support.  

You will be client facing for 3 days a week, 5 hours per day. You will manage two staff and work with the Alive team to recruit volunteers.  You will be responsible for the day to day running, from budget monitoring, to liaising with families and partner organisations. You will be involved in evaluating the impact of the Meeting Centre for attendees.

If you are enthusiastic and motivated to help us put older people’s mental health and wellbeing at the heart of our services, we would love to hear from you. Please see thejob description and person specificationfor details.  

Please email your application to by 12pm on Wednesday 27 October. Please do not send CVs. We will hold initial interviews on Wednesday 3 November, with a second round of interviews the following week.

For more information about the role and the organisation, click HERE 

How to Apply

Please complete the application form, making a compelling case for why you would be the best candidate for this role. If you would like an informal chat about the role, please email or contact Louise Spencer, Meeting Centre Project Manager at with the header ‘Dementia Meeting Centre Manager’ plus your name and number, or call the office on 0117 377 4756. 

 Vision North Somerset: Chief Executive Officer

Full-time post

Salary £35,745 – £37,890 (depending on experience) + pension package

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead our organisation and drive forward our plans to deliver a person-centred service to people with sight loss living in North Somerset.

You will have excellent communication skills; a high level of financial literacy; and a sound knowledge of the voluntary sector, its governance arrangements and relationship with local partners including the statutory sector.  You will develop and maintain productive alliances in order to raise the profile of service user needs and aspirations, and will lead our fundraising efforts.

We need someone with a vision for the future and an ability to combine strategic thinking with attention to detail.  An empathy for people living with a disability is essential, as is a positive, flexible approach to team working.  You will be based in our office in Weston super Mare but should be prepared to travel across North Somerset as required.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Roger Burrows, Chair of Trustees

For a copy of the job description, person specification and application form please call us on 01934 419393 or email .

Closing date for applications: Thursday 4th November 2021.

Interviews for this post will be held on Thursday 11th November.


Vision North Somerset, 3 Neva Road, Weston super Mare BS23 1YD

Registered charity no. 1165364