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Volunteer Coordinator
OPAL Services
14 hours a week, £10.75 per hour
Closing date: midday Friday 24 January 2020

Working for our small rural charity that provides social activities for older people and their carers in west Cheshire, this post holder will be based at home, having contact with services, staff, members, and of course volunteers.

This post will require a well organised, people-person, able to work flexibly across the week, including some evening work.

Must be innovative, self-sufficient, computer literate and caring, with excellent people skills and experience of working with older people, carers and volunteers. Needs access to transport.

To apply go to
https://www.opalservices.org.uk/vacancy-volunteer-coordinator/
Interviews likely to be week beginning 3rd February 2020


Transport and Customer Relations Representative
The Port Grocery
Trinity Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0AB

Rate of pay: £8.21 per hour
Working hours: 16 hours per week

Main Duties
Provide a reliable and trustworthy stock transport service for The Port Grocery CIC
Building customer relations and maintain Food Hygiene and Health and Safety standards in line with company procedure

Special conditions:
Weekend work required with bank holidays required
Frequent early morning starts and late evening finishes
Handling of packaged meat, fish and other food products
Heavy and repetitive lifting

Main duties and responsibilities
Actively promote the Port Grocery’s aims, objectives and ethics
Ensure the safe collection and delivery of stock including handling, loading, unloading and storing
Complete daily checks including vehicle monitoring and transport logs including mileage and refuelling
Complete all stock monitoring administration accurately, and in line with company procedure
Maintain a high level of customer relations to maintain and continue to improve relationships with partner organisations
Identify and develop new relationships with organisations for stock sourcing, excess stock provision, partnership working and sponsorship opportunities
Ensure adherence with strict Food Safety standards in line with company policy and procedure
Responsible for Health and Safety for all activities associated with loading, unloading, driving and manoeuvring of the company vehicle at the organisations and customer premises and ensuring all members of the team take their responsibility for Health and Safety seriously
Support and train volunteers
Cleaning the company vehicle and equipment daily, and as required, in line with company procedure to maintain a high standard of cleanliness and presentation
Support additional Port Grocery operations as required

Personal specification
Must have clean full driving license.
Must be aged over 25 for insurance purposes.
Show understanding of and commitment to The Port Grocery’s aims, objectives and ethics
The ability to work as part of a team in a co-operative and sensitive manner
The ability to complete tasks to an agreed timescale with an organised and positive attitude to work and the ability to effectively manage and prioritise a workload when working under pressure
The ability to maintain existing relationships and continue to build strong relationships with external partner organisations, including those from which The Port Grocery sources stock.
The ability to show attention to detail in all aspects of work.
To be able to complete administrative tasks accurately in line with company procedure including collection/delivery monitoring, temperature checking and cleaning schedules
The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people both verbally and by creating and following written communication
To have basic computer skills i.e. send emails, use Microsoft word and Excel
The ability to monitor and replenish stock as required within the store
Have achieved or be willing to achieve a Level 2 Food Hygiene Qualification
Experience of working in catering, food retail or hospitality preferable but not essential

To apply contact rita@theportgrocery.org


Assistant Warden
Chester Quaker Meeting House
Hours: 5 to 10 hours per week (5 hours minimum per week guaranteed; usual average: 10-12 hrs per week)
Pay: £9.30 per hour (possibly rising to £9.73 per hour)
Closing date: Tues 21st Jan 2020, with interviews on Fri 31st Jan

This is a part-time role within a team of six at Chester Quaker Meeting House (registered charity No. 1134210). The role is interesting and varied and require an individual who would like to work for a successful not-for-profit organisation. You will need to enjoy working under pressure and liaising with people of all ability ranges. The role mostly involves lone working, so applicants need to be good at managing their own work time. Our aim is to provide good, reasonably priced accommodation for the local communities and as such, our client base largely comprises small community groups and charitable organisations. Applicants must be sympathetic to Quaker principles and practises (commitments to equality, honesty, social justice and global sustainability).

A summary of the roles is as follows:-
Reception duties: Welcoming individuals and organisations to the Meeting House.
Security: Performing key holder duties – ensuring the security of the building.
Administration: Dealing with enquiries; taking bookings; computer literacy is essential for these roles; Other desirable expertise include: using bookings/invoicing software, social media/promotion
Room set-up: Helping to rearrange furniture and equipment between rooms when required (no heavy lifting).
Housekeeping: Ensuring the building is clean, tidy and ready for use.
Refreshments: Occasional serving of teas and coffees to groups using the building.

The successful candidate will be subject to DBS disclosure.
If you want to talk informally about the job, or look around the building, please contact Steve, the Manager/Warden 01244 316554
Applications forms available from: enquiries@chestermeetingrooms.org.uk


Community Fundraiser
The NeuroMuscular Centre
, Winsford
£22k (negotiable)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a Cheshire disability charity for someone to join the fundraising team in a community fundraising capacity. With an existing portfolio of community events and volunteer groups, this role offers the opportunity to increase income through these – but also grow new fundraising opportunities within the community. The role involves fundraising through all the usual community channels (rotaries, schools, volunteer groups) and also working with local businesses with a view to expanding corporate relationships.
To be considered for this role you must be an enthusiastic and highly motivated fundraiser looking to inspire those around you to raise income for our growing charity. You should be organised and self-driven and have an aptitude for maintaining strong relationships. Experience working toward targets is essential, as is a knowledge of fundraising and volunteer management.

Key Responsibilities:
• Developing, building and maintaining strong relationships with supporters in local communities
• Facilitating events and activities to reach agreed budgets and targets
• Recruiting, training, coaching, retaining and supporting volunteers in line with the current volunteer strategy in place

The Candidate:
• Community Fundraising experience and expertise, including the delivery of supporter led income.
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to put the supporter at the centre of everything we do and adapt behaviour or communications appropriately to provide the very best experience for supporter.
• Ability to work from own initiative and independently with an adaptable flexible approach.
• Ability to manage own time and prioritise to deliver results within agreed timescales.
• Confident public speaker.
• Have a full UK Driving Licence and access to a car
This is an exciting opportunity, with very active volunteers already in place and the chance to put your own stamp on the role.
For an informal chat please contact Claire James, Marketing Manager on 01606 861733.


Events Manager
The NeuroMuscular Centre
, Winsford
£24k (negotiable)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at a Cheshire disability charity for someone to join the fundraising team as Events Manager. With an existing portfolio of Fundraising Events, this role offers the opportunity to increase income through these – but also develop new, innovative events to engage our existing supporter base and encourage new support.
To be considered for this role you must be an enthusiastic and highly motivated Events Manager, ideally with Fundraising experience looking to raise income for our growing charity. You should be organised and self-driven and have an aptitude for maintaining strong relationships. Experience working toward targets is essential, as is a knowledge of fundraising, events and volunteer management.

Key Responsibilities:
• Developing, building and maintaining a vibrant and varied collection of Fundraising Events, including an annual Celebrity Carol Concert, an outdoor tribute show, luncheons, quizzes, and various sporting challenge events
• Facilitating events to reach agreed budgets and targets, maximising income through ticket sales, raffles, auctions, sponsorship and advertising opportunities
• Effective negotiation with suppliers and venues to ensure value for money
• Recruiting, training, coaching, retaining and supporting volunteers at events

The Candidate:
• Events Management experience and expertise, ideally within a Fundraising setting.
• Good communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.
• Ability to put the supporter at the centre of everything we do and adapt behaviour or communications appropriately to provide the very best experience for supporter.
• Ability to work from own initiative and independently with an adaptable flexible approach.
• Ability to manage own time and prioritise to deliver results within agreed timescales.
• Have a full UK Driving Licence and access to a car
This is an exciting opportunity, with an exciting calendar already in place and the chance to put your own stamp on the role. For an informal chat please contact Claire James, Marketing Manager on 01606 861733.