Vacancies

Finance and Operations Director

 

Carlisle, Cumbria

37.5 hours per week

£41,881

 

At an exciting time of growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Finance and Operations Director to join the People First Team.

People First is all about supporting people to speak up and have their voices heard. We’re an ambitious and established charity that promotes equality and fairness through advocacy, training, education and opportunities. And we’re looking for someone who shares our values to join the team.

As our Finance and Operations Director you will be responsible for delivering the overall business strategy for the organisation as set out by the Board of Trustees. As part of the Senior Leadership Team you will be responsible for the production and review of the annual business development plan. Individually you will provide strategic oversight of your department, managers and teams, ensuring high quality service delivery and development.

We are looking for someone who is business focused, commercially savvy and yet understands the health and care sector. You will be an experienced financial manager who knows how to create and maintain excellent business resources and operations. You should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change.

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be apply strategy and leadership to manage finance, human resources, IT, resources, buildings, policy and our hospitality offer. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organisation and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

This is a dynamic role that will play a core part in our growth and development.

 


 

 


 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

Should you wish to discuss the role prior to making an application, you can book an informal discussion with David, our CEO, by contacting: recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk or 01228 276353

 

 

The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021

 


Independent Advocate

Teesside (Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough)

 37.5 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for an Independent Advocate to join our team.

As an Advocate, you will work alongside a range of people to help them achieve their goals.

This will include supporting people to understand information, navigate processes and have their rights and choices respected.

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and knowledge of health and social care.

You’ll join an organisation that proudly looks after its people, offering flexible working arrangements, enhanced benefits, a commitment to workplace respect, training and development.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 30th July 2021

 


In addition to the above permanent contract, we are seeking to recruit a number of sessional staff based across both Cumbria and Teesside

Independent Advocate (Sessional Contracts)

Cumbria (Carlisle, Kendal, Barrow, Workington, and Whitehaven)
Teesside (Stockton-on-Tees, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesbrough)

£12.00 per hour

Our Advocacy Team is looking for new sessional staff to help us support more people across Cumbria and the North East.

As an Advocate, you will work side by side with people to help them speak up and have their views heard.

This will include supporting people to understand information, navigate processes and have their rights and choices respected.

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and knowledge of health and social care.

You’ll join an organisation that proudly looks after its people, offering flexible working arrangements, enhanced benefits, a commitment to workplace respect, training and development.

 

Find out more about the roles here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 30th July 2021

 


Senior Engagement Officer – C(E)TR Coordinator (Care & Education Treatment Reviews)

 

Carlisle, Cumbria

3 Year Contract

22.5 hours (3 days)

£23,541.00 FTE

 

Are you an excellent communicator with knowledge and understanding of Care and Education Treatment Reviews? We are looking for a person who can co-ordinate our C(E)TR service and engage effectively with professionals, experts by experience and people with learning difficulties and/or autism who are receiving care in Assessment and Treatment Units or are living in the community.

A Care (Education) and Treatment Review (C(E)TR) happens when a child, young person or adult has been admitted or is at risk of being admitted into a specialist hospital.

The underlying aim and ethos of the C(E)TR is to prevent a person going into hospital when it is not necessary and ensure that people are enabled to live back in the community.

 

We are looking for someone with:

  • enthusiasm and energy
  • excellent organisational skills
  • a commitment to equality and diversity

 

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 6th August 2021


 

Fundraising Officer

Carlisle, Cumbria

3 Year Contract

Full Time

£24,982

 

We are looking for an excellent and experienced Fundraising Officer to join our new Development Team. Fundraising has until recently sat within the Finance and Operations team, however in June 2021, we set up a dedicated Development Department which focuses on growth, development, fundraising and marketing and communications. Fou will join this exciting new and dynamic team to support our charitable aims.

We are looking for someone with:

  • enthusiasm and energy
  • excellent organisational skills
  • experience in fundraising

 

If this sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

 

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 11th August 2021


Marketing and Communications Assistant

Carlisle, Cumbria

6 months fixed term with the opportunity to become permanent

3 days (22.5hrs)

£19,312 FTE

 

Are you creative and enthusiastic with excellent communications skills? Do you have a flair for engaging online content? Trend savvy and ready for a new challenge? We want to hear from you.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for excellent communications and marketing; someone with experience of using digital tools such as Mailchimp, Hootsuite and WordPress; someone who knows how to write impactful copy, create engaging content and be a champion for our brand and its values.

You’ll work alongside our Marketing Manager, and Graphic Designer, in a team that’s all about making an impact. You’ll contribute to our ambitious goals, embracing a range of online media to help us connect with our customers and reach a wider audience.

Within a supportive team, you’ll experience a diverse working environment. You’ll shape our online output, helping to ensure that campaigns and content are top-notch. You’ll be encouraged to try new things, build on your already impressive skills and play your part in telling our story.

All of that plus you’ll be using your marketing savvy to help a charity bring life-changing services to more people. Ultimate job satisfaction.

Sound good? If so, get in touch today.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

 

The closing date for applications is 9:00am, Friday 11th August 2021

 


Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews

Northumberland, Durham, Tyne and Wear, Cleveland

Hours as required

£20 per hour (up to 7 hours per day)

 

An opportunity has arisen for Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews to join an expanding charitable organisation at an exciting time of growth and development.

We are seeking Experts who are passionate about the rights of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. You will work as a member of a Care (Education) and Treatment Review panel to carry out an assessment of a person’s care and treatment in an inpatient setting or in the community. We are seeking experts with lived experience and family carers with an understanding of services.

 

For more information follow the links below:

 

To apply please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

Should you need to discuss any of the information on our website prior to application, please contact Chris Tolley, Inclusion Team Manager by email chris.tolley@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

or call Chris on 01228 276374


Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) Board Member

Voluntary Role

Cumbria

 

Healthwatch Cumbria is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of health and social care service users in Cumbria, with the goal of making services better and improving health and well-being.

Do you care about your health and care services?

Do you fundamentally believe that patients and their families are in the strongest position to know how services can and should be improved?

Do you have some time to devote to supporting a dedicated team of staff in carrying out this very worthwhile task by providing them with guidance and scrutiny to ensure they work to the best of their ability and achieve as much impact as possible?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then a role on the Board of Healthwatch Cumbria may well help you to feel that you are making a difference.

For more information on the role, an application form, and details on how to apply, please see the Healthwatch Cumbria website:

www.healthwatchcumbria.co.uk/vacancies/

HWC is delivered by People First Independent Advocacy Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee (Registered Charity No. 1184112 Company No. 5438407)