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Role: Rare Navigator

Would you like to make a real difference by helping us to support families and individuals affected by rare diseases?

We are looking for another team member who can help us make a real and lasting difference to the lives of those affected by rare disease. Through this brand new role as a Rare Navigator, we will support all families affected by rare diseases, no matter how rare it is or what stage of their condition they are at.

Full time (37 hours a week), fixed term 36 months, may be extended subject to funding and performance. This post is subject to a 12-week probation period

Salary: £26,000 per annum

Please download a Job description here.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd July 2019. To apply please send a covering letter explaining why you believe you would be suitable for the role along with a cv to Gill Rock on If you have any questions please do contact us.


Role: Administrator

Hours/Salary: 15 hours a week, £10.75  per hour

Days: over 3 days, office located in Malpas but home working is possible

To provide a well-organised, effective and efficient administrative system for the charitable organisation (Rural Community Services West Cheshire) and the several  OPAL Services it runs, ensuring that current legislative and regulatory data standards are met. The post holder will need to have experience and preferably training and qualifications  in administrative work including minute taking and use of a range of computer systems such as email, Internet ,Word, Excel , Publisher etc . They will also need to be a good communicator and people person having a lot of contact with staff , volunteers and those who use the services provided. Must also be self- sufficient, flexible and have access to transport.

For an application form and accompanying information, please contact . Further information about OPAL can be found at

Closing date:  Midday on Wednesday  24 July  2019


Role: Organiser for Tarporley OPAL Club

Hours/Salary: 8 hours a week, £10.75 per hour

Days: mainly Fridays with the possibility of additional hours being available working  in our other service areas  and for holiday cover

Working for a small rural charity providing social activities for older people and their carers. Must be innovative, self-sufficient, flexible, computer literate, excellent people skills, caring, with experience of working with older people, carers and volunteers. Will need access to transport.

For an application form and accompanying information, please contact . Further information about OPAL can be found at

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 24th July 2019

Save the Family are recruiting for a Family Mentor

Salary: £17,017 per annum pro rata
Benefits: Contributory healthcare plan and pension, free on-site
gym, subsidised lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Hours of work: 28 hours per week, on a rota basis including some
evenings and weekends. Flexibility is required for this position, as hours may change depending on the needs of our residents.
Location: Just outside Chester.

The Family Mentor Role

Are you an excellent mentor?

Do you have excellent empathy with the needs of vulnerable families?

Are you able to empower individuals?

Do you have a flexible can-do approach to problem-solving?

As Family Mentor, you will act as a mentor working alongside families to provide guidance and practical skills to enable them to overcome difficulties and barriers in order to achieve identified outcomes and reach their potential. The Family Mentor will mentor parents to help them give their children the best possible start in life and lay the foundation for a fulfilling future. The Family Mentor will be required to work closely with other agencies as part of a ‘Team Around the Family’ (TAF) approach. Therefore, having the ability to work productively with other agencies through established structures such as TAF is essential. The ideal candidate will have excellent mentoring skills and a positive attitude in working with challenging adults.

For more information about this position, please visit the jobs page of our website where you will find a downloadable job description (including person specification):

To apply for the position: Please send CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the essential criteria, as detailed in the person specification. Please note, applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the role will not be considered for the position. Candidates must also demonstrate both at the application stage and interview that they are able to positively identify with Save the Family’s values. We would be grateful if all applicants could fill in our equality and diversity monitoring form, which can be downloaded via our website link above.

To submit an application, please e mail

Closing date: 5pm Friday 12th July 2019

If you would like an informal conversation about any of the above role, please contact 01244 333835.

Cheshire Centre for Independent Living (CCIL)

Do you have a passion for working with disabled young people aged 5-18 years? Are you passionate about the rights of disabled young people?

We are looking for staff to work in several locations across Cheshire West supporting disabled young people to engage in social activities within a youth group setting.

Group Coordinators

Post holders will plan, assess and deliver activity sessions for disabled young people aged 5-18 years, supervise support workers and volunteers, complete home visits and complete accurate and timely case records and monitoring information.

2 x 12 hour or 1 x 24 hour Community Engagement Group Coordinator (includes regular weekend work on a Saturday)  £21,073-£23,181 pro rata

Job reference CCIL/CET/0719/GC

Support Workers

Post holders will support the delivery of activity sessions for disabled young people and provide 1-1 support with personal care, medication and/or behaviour and will be responsible for following individual support plans

2 x 3 hour Support Workers @ Neston (3.30-6.30)

1 x 2.5 hours Support Worker @ Ellesmere Port (3.30-6.00)

2 x 5 hours Support Workers @ Ellesmere Port (4.00-9.00)

1 x 4 hour Support Worker @ Chester (3.30-7.30)

2 x 5 hour Support Worker @ weekends (4-5 hours per week)

£16694-£18364 pro rata

Job reference CCIL/CET/0719/SW

Successful applicants will be self motivated, have the ability to work with disabled people, be creative, flexible, and adaptable, have strong interpersonal skills and be able to engage and motivate young people to participate in activity sessions.  Applicants will be committed to the inclusion of disabled people.

Applicants must have the ability to travel independently across Cheshire and to work evenings and weekends

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check is a requirement of this post.

To apply: for an application pack please contact or 01606 331853

Unfortunately, we do not accept CV’s

Closing Date: Tuesday 16th July at 4.00 p.m.

Cheshire West Communities Together

Community Development Worker

Salary: £26.089 per annum (pro rata based on 37 hour week)

Hours: 30 per week

Cheshire West Communities Together is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers community development support in the communities in Cheshire West and Chester with the most significant health inequalities. This service is part of a broader Early Intervention and Prevention programme commissioned by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

We are now looking to recruit a community development worker  who will take an asset based approach to community development supporting residents to nurture, build and sustain physical and personal assets to improve people’s life chances and enhance positive health and wellbeing.

The post will be responsible for delivering community development support in targeted communities to help those communities to build their capacity to improve health and wellbeing in their area. The main target areas are in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Winsford.

If you are an experienced Community Development Worker this is an exciting opportunity to be part of our community development team. If you would like further details about these posts and an application pack please email

Closing date: 25th July 2019 with interviews being held week of 29th July 2019