Vacancies

Working at People First is all about improving people’s lives. Whether through Advocacy, Healthwatch, Inclusion, or Education, our teams work hard to make a difference for our customers.

If you share our vision, and you’re looking for a job that has a big impact, take a look below at our current vacancies.

We’d love to hear from you.

 


 

Current Vacancies

Independent Advocates: Teesside

Home-based

37.5 hours per week

£22,183

Permanent

Benefits: 6% pension employer contribution, working for a values-based organisation, making a difference.

 

Are you great with people? Are you an excellent communicator looking for a new position that has a real impact on people's lives?

The People First Advocacy team is growing and we're looking for Independent Advocates to join us to support our customers based in Teesside.

 

The job

Based from home, as an Independent Advocate, you will support people to speak up for themselves, to express their wishes and views.

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'll experience a role that is all about making a difference to the lives of others; a role that has an impact for those who need it most.

 

About you

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.

If you're looking for a new position, we'd like to hear from you.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 


 

Have a question? Or want to know more?

Come along to one of our online information evenings from 5:30-6:30pm on:

  • Thursday 23rd 
  • Thursday 30th
  • Thursday 7th July

They are taking place online and are an informal way to have a chat with a member of our team and to find out more about the role.

Join by clicking here from 5:30pm.

 


 

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

 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 11th July 2022

Planned Interview dates are - 19th, 20th & 22nd July.

Senior Health and Social Care Advocate

Leyland Office, Lancashire

37.5hrs per week

£24,011

 

Are you great with people? Are you an excellent communicator looking for a new position that has a real impact on people's lives?

We are seeking to appoint a skilled individual to provide independent advocacy as part of our ‘Health and Social Care Advocacy’ project.

 

The Job

As our Senior Health and Social Care Advocate you will support Refugees and asylum seekers residing in Lancashire to understand their rights and choices and navigate health and social care systems and processes.

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.

 

About you

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.

Sound good? If so, find out more below and get in touch today.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

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

 

To arrive no later than 5pm, Friday 8th July 2022    

Hospitality Academy Job Coach

Carlisle, Cumbria

37.5 hours per week: permanent

£20,092

 

Are you a great team player? Would people say you're kind and enthusiastic? Are you looking for a job that helps other people?

We're looking for an energetic and motivated person to join our team in Carlisle. In a rewarding role, you will help us support young people with learning difficulties to learn workplace skills as part of our Hospitality Academy.

We are seeking someone who is compassionate and understands that good support requires understanding and the ability to facilitate rather than lead. You will be an excellent team player driven to helping others to achieve their best.

 

The Job

People First's Hospitality Academy is a unique place with a unique mission: to provide life-changing learning for people with learning difficulties.

The Academy is based at The People First Conference Centre and Cafe in Carlisle and provides a place to learn real work skills in a thriving hospitality environment. And we're looking for someone to join us to help provide a great experience for our learners.

The main purpose of this role is to work and support our learners to undertake the tasks involved in running our hospitality venues.

You will be a friendly and supportive presence, working side-by-side with learners, helping them to undertake tasks and learn on the job. This includes:

  • practical jobs
  • keeping rooms tidy and prepared
  • hosting and meeting and greeting
  • reception work
  • preparing and serving food and drink.

If you're looking for a rewarding role that makes a difference to the lives of others, this is the position for you.

 

Find out more:

 

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

 

The closing date for applications is 9am, Friday 15th July 2022

   

External Funding Manager

Carlisle

37.5 hours per week

£25-35k

Permanent

 

Are you an exceptional storyteller? Do you know how to produce high quality tenders and funding applications?

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to join our passionate and ambitious charity as we continue to grow.

In a fast-paced environment, you will contribute to increasing our income from a diverse range of funding streams; to help us develop and meet our ambitious targets to help more vulnerable people lead their best lives across Cumbria, Lancashire and the North East.

 

The Job

As our External Funding Manager, you will work across the whole organisation working in partnership with Directors and Managers to produce high quality tenders and funding applications.

You will explore potential areas for funding, using your experience to identify opportunities.

With excellent organisation skills and a flair for creative writing, you will co-ordinate the bid writing and tender process. This will include engaging with appropriate colleagues and teams to collate information to inform high quality applications.

You will help develop the internal systems and processes for tracking, delivering and monitoring tender, grant and bid submissions, and you will line manage/supervise the Grants and Trusts Funding Officer and support them to produce high quality submissions and ensure they track, monitor and report on all activity.

 

About you

You will be an exceptional storyteller and problem solver, with the ability to write clearly and concisely, adhere to tight deadlines, ensure we meet bid service specifications and take a methodical and systematic approach to their work.

You will have a keen eye for detail and a passion for using communication skills to effect change.

You will have:

  • a thorough understanding of the bidding process and be able to demonstrate creative writing skills
  • the ability to self-motivate, work on your own initiative and be accountable for your own work

Are you ready to help us expand our work and help more people than ever before?

 

Find out more:

 

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

The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 11th July 2022

Healthwatch Cumbria Chair Person

Cumbria

Voluntary position

Expenses will be paid

Additional benefits: Be a part of positive change for Cumbria’s people and communities


 

Healthwatch Cumbria is the public voice for health and social care and exists to make services work for the people who use them.

We believe that the best way to do this is by providing people with opportunities to share their views and experiences… and we’re looking for a Chairperson to lead us as we pursue this belief to deliver positive change for the people of Cumbria.

If you’re a leader who can help us create a culture of openness and support; if you’re looking for a way to use your understanding of health and care to help others, please take a look below to find out more.

 

What the role’s about

The Chairperson of Healthwatch Cumbria is responsible for the leadership of the organisation and ensures that we meet all our legal obligations.

In addition, the Chairperson will provide representation for Healthwatch Cumbria as an active member of our operator’s board of trustees attending meetings where agreed.

The Chairperson will work closely with our Chief Executive to guide the organisation’s strategic direction setting overarching goals whilst providing clear and informed leadership.

 

What’ll you be doing

As our Chairperson you will be a leader and spokesperson. You will represent Healthwatch Cumbria as a senior figure and guiding hand, including:

  • Acting as an ambassador for Healthwatch, providing representation at external functions, meetings and events
  • Providing leadership support to the staff team and volunteers
  • Supporting the development of a strategic plan for Healthwatch, ensuring that it is implemented in accordance with statutory obligations
  • Helping steer Healthwatch through changes and challenges, managing risk and ensuring its financial viability
  • Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in their role of: – Championing Healthwatch Cumbria – Relationship building with key strategic partners
  • Promoting a culture of openness, critical thinking and grounded debate
  • Promoting good governance and the execution of best practice

 

About you

We appreciate applications from anyone with a passion for promoting excellent health and care, but the ideal candidate may have:

  • Familiarity with relevant health and social care organisations in Cumbria and a good understanding of the current economy.
  • Knowledge of health and care provision
  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of Healthwatch
  • Knowledge of community engagement and involvement – with particular reference to health and wellbeing
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, contributing an independent perspective
  • Integrity in the performance of their duties, identifying and declaring any vested interests or conflict of interest
  • No political affiliation
  • Desire to participate in training and development activities associated with their role

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply

Please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

For an informal chat to discuss the role please contact Oliver Pearson on 07780612285.

Healthwatch Lancashire Chair Person

Lancashire

Voluntary position

Expenses will be paid

Additional benefits: Be a part of positive change for Lancashire’s people and communities


 

Healthwatch Lancashire is the public voice for health and social care and exists to make services work for the people who use them.

We believe that the best way to do this is by providing people with opportunities to share their views and experiences… and we’re looking for a Chairperson to lead us as we pursue this belief to deliver positive change for the people of Lancashire.

If you’re a leader who can help us create a culture of openness and support; if you’re looking for a way to use your understanding of health and care to help others, please take a look below to find out more.

 

What the role’s about

The Chairperson of Healthwatch Lancashire is responsible for the leadership of the organisation and ensures that we meet all our legal obligations.

In addition, the Chairperson will provide representation for Healthwatch Lancashire as an active member of our operator’s board of trustees attending meetings where agreed.

The Chairperson will work closely with our Chief Executive to guide the organisation’s strategic direction setting overarching goals whilst providing clear and informed leadership.

 

What’ll you be doing

As a Chairperson you will be a leader and spokesperson. You will represent Healthwatch Lancashire as a senior figure and guiding hand, including:

  • Acting as an ambassador for Healthwatch, providing representation at external functions, meetings and events
  • Providing leadership support to the staff team and volunteers
  • Supporting the development of a strategic plan for Healthwatch, ensuring that it is implemented in accordance with statutory obligations
  • Helping steer Healthwatch through changes and challenges, managing risk and ensuring its financial viability
  • Supporting the Chief Executive Officer in their role of: – Championing Healthwatch Lancashire – Relationship building with key strategic partners
  • Promoting a culture of openness, critical thinking and grounded debate
  • Promoting good governance and the execution of best practice

 

About you

We appreciate applications from anyone with a passion for promoting excellent health and care, but the ideal candidate may have:

  • Familiarity with relevant health and social care organisations in Lancashire and a good understanding of the current economy.
  • Knowledge of health and care provision
  • A commitment to the aims and objectives of Healthwatch
  • Knowledge of community engagement and involvement – with particular reference to health and wellbeing
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team, contributing an independent perspective
  • Integrity in the performance of their duties, identifying and declaring any vested interests or conflict of interest
  • No political affiliation
  • Desire to participate in training and development activities associated with their role

 

Find out more about the role here:

 

To apply

Please complete and submit the following to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk:

 

For an informal chat to discuss the role please contact Kerry Prescott on 01524 239100.

Experts by Experience for Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews

 

Cumbria, Northumberland, Durham and Tees Valley

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

 


 

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