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Part-time Chief Executive Officer
Platform for Life

2+ days per week, salary around £40,000 pro rata

Platform for Life is a new and fast-growing charity addressing the mental health needs of families in disadvantaged communities by the provision of counselling and play therapy to parents, children and young people. This is an area of huge unmet need and one where the charity is not just pioneering a new approach but also building an awareness of the centrality of mental health in dealing with disadvantage. Having established a presence in two deprived parts of Chester (neighbourhoods in Lache and Blacon), the Trustees seek a CEO to lead the further growth of the charity as it further develops its service and expands geographically.

* Experience of effective management and leadership within a third sector organization or a business unit
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to be an ambassador for the charity and develop the profile of the service
* Ability to network and develop partnership working
* Ability to maintain and extend funding streams
* Ability to balance both strategic and operational demands
* Ability to maintain and develop an open, supportive and learning culture in the charity

Some background knowledge of a relevant field such as mental health, social work or education would be desirable. The appointment will be dependent on a clean enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.

If you are interested to hear more about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Garman at or ring 07833 107035 for an initial conversation.
Deadline for applications is 3rd January 2019.


Electrical Appliance Refurbishment Engineer

Salary:              Circa £20,000 depending upon experience
Hours of work:  37.5 hours per week, Monday -Friday
Place of work:   Winsford, but with small amount of travel across Cheshire/Warrington

Holiday:             28 days incl. bank holidays  (increasing by 1 each year to a maximum of 33)

We are recruiting for an Electrical Appliance Refurbishment Engineer to join and support our growing requirements for refurbished products. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out all aspects of refurbishment of large domestic appliances and cooling appliances and will take some responsibility for the department.

The successful candidate will also show a real interest in the work of the organisation and show sensitivity and be discreet in their dealings with clients, volunteers and placements

Click here for an Application Pack  

Sales Supervisor

Salary:          £9 per hour
Hours of work:  37.5 hours per week, Tuesday -Sunday
Place of work:  Cockhedge Centre, Warrington
Holiday:           28 days including statutory bank holidays  (increasing by 1 each year to a maximum of 33)

Job Requirements

The successful candidate must have existing retail skills, having worked in a retail environment and must have a full understanding of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and have proven customer service skills. They should be outgoing and confident with a pleasant personality and enjoy dealing with the general public. They will have good communication skills, both spoken and written and be able to be able to stay calm under pressure at busy times. They will be courteous, but firm, when dealing with difficult clients, be efficient and well organised and be able to work on their own.

The shops need to be kept clean and well presented and the work can be sometimes quite physical when moving some stock around.

The successful candidate will also show a real interest in the work of the organisation and show sensitivity and be discreet in their dealings with clients.

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Cheshire Community Action – Pathfinder Cheshire East

Post: Pathfinder Cheshire East x 3 posts, covering parts of Cheshire East
Location: Home Based / CCA Office, Queens House, Chester CH1 3BQ
Supervised by: Chief Operations Officer
Pay: £22,658 (SCP 25)
Hours: 37hrs per week, each post

Cheshire Community Action are looking for highly organised and self-motivated people to join their team, they must be able to prioritise workload and have a strong attention to detail.

They must have a desire to help people and a commitment to meeting high levels of enquiries with a non-judgemental, positive outlook.

The post holders will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with self-assurance with a wide range of people.

If you would like further details about these posts and an application pack please email

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, Thursday 15th November 2018.


Sports Personal Budget Coordinator: up to 37 hours per week
£21,073 – £23,181 initially up to 31st January 2019

to empower and support disabled people aged 14+ to access regular sporting activities of their choice within their local community

Job reference CCIL/CET/SPBC/1018

Activity Group Coordinator: 19 hours per week
£21,073 – £23,181

planning and delivering weekly, out of school, activity groups for disabled young people aged 8-18 years in Crewe, Macclesfield and Chester, early evening and/or at a weekend (hours worked across 2 or 3 days); general youth group activities and specialist creative arts and drama activities

Job reference CCIL/CET/AGC/1018

Support Workers (various locations across Cheshire West): up to 16 hours per week
£16,694 – £18,364

to support activity group coordinators to deliver weekly, out of school, social activity groups for disabled young people aged 5-18 years and provide 1-1 support with personal care, medication and/or behaviour (hours range between 3.30 and 9.30)

Job reference CCIL/CET/SW/1018

Community Engagement Team Administrator/Support Worker: up to 16 hours per week
£16,694 – £18,364

to include actioning service referrals, responding to initial enquiries, completing home visits and providing direct 1-1 support for disabled young people who attend afterschool activity sessions (hours worked over 2 or 3 days).

Job reference CCIL/CET/CEASW/1018

Successful applicants will be self motivated, have the ability to work with disabled people, be creative, flexible, adaptable and reliable, have strong interpersonal skills, be able to manage a complex work load and understand project milestones and outcomes.   Applicants will be committed to the inclusion of disabled people in their local community. The ability to travel independently  is essential.

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

Apply: for an application pack please contact – closing date 14th November 2018.


telephone 01606 331853 (Melanie Hinde)

Please quote the reference number for the post you are applying for

Unfortunately we do not accept CV’s





Choir Leader Required

Can you inspire people to try singing?

Chapter is a mental health charity supporting adults living in the West Cheshire area.

We are looking for someone to lead a small community singing group or choir, to help improve the choir’s mental health.

This work is kindly funded by the People’s Health Trust.

Some of our group may be avid singing fans, others may be quite shy! We are looking for someone to inspire them to ‘give it a go’ and show them what they can achieve when they work together.

We want the group to decide what type of music they might be interested in, and it would be great, but not crucial, to aim for a small performance at some point further down the line.

This role requires a DBS check.

Job role: To lead a small group of adults living with mental illness, helping them explore the benefits of singing. To be sensitive to the client group’s needs and use appropriate language. To be punctual and reliable. To adhere to our Code of Conduct.

Hours of work: 2 x 6 week sessions (delivering 12 sessions in total) between now and June 2019. Hours to be worked during daytime hours only. Sorry, we cannot support evening work hours.

Pay: £40 per hour

We expect the Choir Leader to be self-employed. Please contact us if you need to talk to us about this. Payment on production of invoice.

Interested? Please email us for an Application Form