Development Director

Carlisle, Cumbria

37.5 hours per week

Circa £40,000


At an exciting time of growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Development 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 Development Director you will be working in a brand new role responsible for establishing a new department which will include a Funding and Fundraising Officer. You will grow the team, driving forward our ambitious plans to grow and support more people. You will demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground to lead social change and you’ll know how to maximise our income generation.

We’re looking for someone with 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. You may have had management experience with a for-profit organisation.

Reporting to the Chief Executive you will be responsible for delivering our growth strategy as set out by the Board of Trustees. As part of the Senior Leadership Team you will be responsible for the submission of high-quality bids responding to tenders and other bespoke opportunities.

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


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



The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 25th June 2021



Development Chef

Carlisle, Cumbria

18.5 – 37.5 hours per week

£23,398 FTE

Do you have a creative flair for food? Do you know what looks good and tastes great? Fancy a new role that builds on your experience to develop the skills of others?

We’re excited to be looking for a new Development Chef to join our award-winning hospitality team. Are you who we’re looking for?

If you’re ambitious, a doer and like to achieve nothing but the best, we want to hear from you.

You will be creative and dynamic and looking to use your established kitchen skills and talent to produce innovative and delicious food and drink for thousands of people each year.

You will share our passion for fresh local ingredients and you will want to take ownership and pride in showcasing your food in our stylish on-site eatery, The Riverbank Kitchen.

What sets a job with us apart? You’ll be using your experience to nurture young people enrolled in our Hospitality Academy. Working side by side, you’ll share your knowledge and inspire local people with learning difficulties to build employability skills in the hospitality industry.

At People First, you’ll be more than a chef, you’ll be a Development Chef; developing our food and drink offer and developing young people.

Come and work for us.


Find out more about the role here:


To apply please complete and submit the following to


The closing date for applications is 5pm, Tuesday 15th June 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


Should you need to discuss any of the information on our website prior to application, please contact Cathy Mellstrom, CTR co-ordinator by email

or call Cathy on 03003 038037 and press option 3


Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) Board Member

Voluntary Role



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:

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