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

Education Manager (Maternity Cover)

Carlisle, Cumbria

30.hrs per week

£27,741 FTE

Fixed term up to 12 months with potential for future job share

 


Benefits:

  • 6% pension employer contribution
  • Annual Holiday entitlement of 28 days FTE (4 weeks plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Additional 6 days (FTE) at Christmas – specific dates confirmed each year

 


 

Are you looking for a new role in an organisation that helps local people?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Education Manager to join our Carlisle-based team in a position that has a powerful impact on the lives of others.

Leading our Education department, you will support a team that delivers tailored learning designed to support local people with learning difficulties to access the opportunities they wish to.

Nurturing the development of your team and our learners, this role is a unique and rewarding position and an opportunity to build experience and knowledge.

 

The Job

In this role, you will:

  • Provide overall operational management for People First's education department including our Hospitality Academy a course programme that provides qualifications and real work experience for young people with learning difficulties
  • Be the main contact to ensure the smooth running of our services through Cumbria County Council.
  • Work with the Education Team and SLT to develop the programmes and opportunities for the department.

 

About you

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and a can-do approach.

You will have experience of working alongside young people and adult learners who have a range of diverse needs.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of working in the areas of Education and/or Social Care.

If you think you'd be a good fit, find out more below and get in touch today.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 


 

To apply

Please send a copy of your CV including the contact information of two references to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


 

To arrive no later than 12 noon Monday 8th August 2022

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:

 


 

To apply

Please send a copy of your CV to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


The closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 8th August 2022

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 send a copy of your CV to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


 

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

Communications Team Leader (Healthwatch Lancashire)

Leyland, Lancashire

37.5hrs per week

£24,982

 


 

Benefits:

  • 6% pension employer contribution
  • Annual Holiday entitlement of 28 days FTE (4 weeks plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Additional 6 days (FTE) at Christmas – specific dates confirmed each year

 


 

Are you looking for a new role in an organisation that helps local people.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven Communications Team Leader to join our growing and ambitious organisation.

In a fast-paced environment you will help us shine a light on the work of our Healthwatch Lancashire team in a vibrant and engaging way whilst increasing our voice and our reach to boost the amount of people who access our services.

 

The Job

With energy and drive, you will co-ordinate our Healthwatch Lancashire team to deliver excellent, impactful and targeted campaigns and content to showcase its work.

You will oversee and contribute to the production of diverse digital and physical marketing materials, all geared towards increasing our reach and impact.

As a line-manager, you will co-ordinate members of the Healthwatch Lancashire team as they deliver our plans to connect with our varied audiences.

 

About you

You will be highly motivated with excellent communication skills and a can-do approach.

You will be a creative and enthusiastic team player who knows how to make the most out of your own skills and the abilities of the people you work with.

You will be driven to achieve great results; a forward thinker and flexible in approach, who enjoys variety and new ideas.

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 send a copy of your CV including the contact information of two references to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


 

To arrive no later than 9am, Thursday 18th August 2022

Payroll Officer

37.5 hours per week (would consider less hours for the right candidate)

Maternity Cover – could possibly lead to permanent

£21,937 FTE

 


 

Benefits:

  • 6% pension employer contribution
  • Annual Holiday entitlement of 28 days FTE (4 weeks plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Additional 6 days (FTE) at Christmas – specific dates confirmed each year

 


 

A new opportunity has arisen for a Payroll Officer to join our Carlisle-based team. In a friendly and supportive environment, this position will form a core part of our Business Team, handling payroll for our services and supporting our customers.

Our payroll service works with people throughout Cumbria who receive Direct Payments from Cumbria County Council, or Personal Health Budgets from the local health authority.

 

The Job

As our Payroll Officer, you will provide an efficient and effective payroll administration and processing service, offering accurate and timely processing of client’s payroll.

As a friendly and trusted member of our team, you will also engage with our customers, responding to telephone enquiries as they arise.

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 this job sounds like it'd be a good fit for you, follow the information below and apply.

 

Find out more about the role here:

 


 

To apply

Please send a copy of your CV including the contact information of two references to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


 

 To arrive no later than 9am 17th August 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 send a copy of your CV 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 send a copy of your CV 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 send a copy of your CV to recruitment@wearepeoplefirst.co.uk

 


 


 

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