Vacancies

“Journeys” Expert by Experience

West Cumbria

7.5 hrs Fixed Term (until December 2023)

£4018.40

We are seeking an Expert by Experinance, someone with learning difficulties who can join our exciting new youth project “Journeys” a 2 year West Cumbria focused project funded through Children in Need. You will be working with young people with a learning difficulty and/or autism supporting them to transition through different phases of their lives.

As part of this exciting new role you will also be supporting young people in joining our People First Self Advocacy Groups. Assisting in the development and facilitation of groups for people with learning difficulties and/or autism to empower them to be able to make choices and the changes they want to make in their lives.

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 5:00pm Monday 1st November 2021


“Journeys” Youth and Community Worker

West Cumbria

22.5 Hours, Fixed Term (until December 2023)

£12,055.20 (FTE £20,092)

We are seeking an applicant to join our exciting new youth project “Journeys” a 2 year West Cumbria focused project funded through Children in Need. You will be working with young people with a learning difficulty and/or autism supporting them to transition through different phases of their lives.

As part of this exciting new role you will also be supporting young people in joining our People First Self Advocacy Groups. Assisting in the development and facilitation of groups for people with learning difficulties and/or autism to empower them to be able to make choices and the changes they want to make in their lives.

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 5:00pm Monday 1st November 2021


Education Support Worker

Carlisle, Cumbria

Sessional

£12 an hour

We are seeking an applicant with real drive and enthusiasm for providing educational support in our unique Hospitality Offer for our learners. This role will involve supporting the running of our Conference Centre alongside providing educational work and practical sessions for our learners studying towards an Open Awards qualification.

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 5:00pm Thursday 21st October 2021


Catering Assistant

Carlisle, Cumbria

Permanent

37.5hrs

£17,842

We are seeking an applicant with real drive and enthusiasm to work in the catering and hospitality industry as well as an interest in working alongside our young learners.

In your role you will be working within the People First Café assisting the Café Team leader. You will gain valuable skills and insights into the daily working of the café, supporting in serving customers and working side by side with our hospitality learners.

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 5:00pm Monday 25th October 2021


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 5pm Thursday 14th October 2021.


 

Commis Chef Apprentice

Carlisle, Cumbria

37.5 hrs

National Apprenticeship Wage National Apprenticeship Wage

 

We are seeking an applicant with a real drive and interest in learning and growing. Someone who is keen to gain greater catering skills with some customer service elements in an environment that will provide a unique insight both into food preparation and hospitality service work within a charitable organisation.

In your role you would be working within the Riverbank Kitchen supporting the Head Cook and Catering Assistant, gaining valuable skills and insights into the daily kitchen operations providing food for the both the Conference Centre and the Cancer Care Café.

You will also be part of something bigger, at People First we offer a wide range of support and information services across the North of England, aimed at helping people to live informed, respected, healthy and fulfilled lives. Our Kitchen where you will be working is an important part of this supporting our charity and our learners, young people with learning difficulties who are learning hospitality skills to help them move into work. 

This apprenticeship qualification is provided through Lakes College.

Find out more about the role here:

To apply please email the Lakes College at Team-Sales@lcwc.ac.uk with your CV, entitling your email with “People First Commis chef Apprenticeship”


Volunteer Café Assistant

Carlisle, People First Conference Centre and People First Café

Hours on agreement

An opportunity has arisen for a team of volunteers to assist with the day to day running of our innovative offer of The People First Café. The main purpose of this role is to assist the Team Leader in the day to day running of the café and assist with deliveries or fresh ready to eat food made at the People First Conference Centre in Carlisle.

 

For more information follow the links below:

 

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

 


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)