currently recruiting - February 2019:

Red zebra, Whitstable Castle Trust and bemix; details below:

red zebra

Roma in the Lead’ Co-ordinator

Salary: £23kpa pro rata. Mileage paid at £0.40p per mile.

Contract: Fixed term contract – 31st August 2020.

Location: Covering Kent (Margate, Dover, Folkestone and Gravesend).

The Coordinator will work from home and will be predominately focused on working in Margate but work will include the other areas.

Hours: 20 hours a week, will include some evening and weekend work.

We are Red Zebra, a charity providing a wide variety of services across Kent. We believe in creating stronger communities by supporting people and organisations living and working in the community. We are passionate about improving services, increasing access to services and promoting parity of opportunity for everyone. This is an exciting time to join us as we are rebranding and refocusing on matters important to us and more importantly what matters to the communities we work with.

Project Aim

The ‘Roma in the Lead’ project seeks to support migrant Roma communities in four districts of Kent: Thanet, Gravesham, Dover, and Folkestone. Four Roma Development Officers have been employed to help their communities identify solutions to their problems and consequently to assist in establishing positive activities, increasing access to services and building links with wider communities. New avenues of communication between providers of statutory and voluntary services, Roma and wider communities are being created. Activities established and led by the community include healthy eating clubs, Zumba lessons, English classes and information workshops.

The success of the Roma Development Officers in generating new initiatives and activities promoting integration and better life chances for Roma has created the need for greater support, both for the Development Officers, and the Project Manager.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference in local communities particularly around health, education, employment and integration. You will support the Project Manager to provide better support and supervision to the Development Officers across Kent, assist with events and help to develop systems and project infrastructure to enable effective monitoring and evaluation of the project. You will be a proactive person with the communications skills necessary to coach and develop staff new to community engagement.

Key responsibilities:

• Help create effective systems for monitoring and evaluating activities in the local areas. Support Development Officers in the effective implementation of these systems.

• Ensure that good record keeping practices are established which comply with data protection regulations.

• Assisting Development Officers with events, helping with budgeting, timelines, promotion and practical assistance on the day.

• Ensuring that legislation around health and safety, safeguarding and data protection is complied with in each area.

• Coaching and supporting Developing Officers in developing community engagement activities.

• Identifying and developing partnership opportunities.

• Supporting and developing volunteers.

• Working to implement and develop the project’s communication strategy .

• Preparing weekly update of activities, progress and needs for project manager and board.

• Provide additional supervision and support to Development Officers as needed.

• This position will require travel for meetings or conferences.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.

Other details:

Access to car and willing to travel across Kent and Medway to each of the four districts.

DBS – Due to the nature of this role the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing date for application forms is end of day on Friday the 22nd February 2019.

To talk more about the role please contact Juliette.wales@redzebra.org.uk 07754108951

Please note - we do not accept CV’s.

Finance Assistant and General Admin

Job Title: Accounts Assistant – 1 year fixed term contract with possibility to extend subject to funding

Responsible To: Finance Manager - Krystyna Sycamore

Location: Based in Whitstable with occasional travel to other projects in Kent.

Hours: Part Time – 3 days per week – days worked to be agreed by line manager or full time with other general administration duties built into the role.

Annual salary: £20,000 pro rata if part time Mileage at 40p per mile

Annual leave: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time)

Who are we:

We are Red Zebra, a charity providing a wide variety of services across Kent. We believe in creating stronger communities by supporting people and organisations living and working in the community. We are passionate about improving services, increasing access to services and promoting parity of opportunity for everyone. This is an exciting time to join us as we are rebranding and refocusing on what matters to us and more importantly the communities we work in. This is a new role and much needed due to our continued growth.

Who are we looking for?

You must be an enthusiastic team player who is a creative problem solver, demonstrates initiative and with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. A willingness to get on and succeed is an absolute must. You must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to talk to people on any level in a variety of settings.

More about the role:

The ideal candidate will have a finance or accounts background including bookkeeping experience, within a public or professional service based environment. Strong numeric and administrative skills and attention to detail are essential, together with competency on databases and Excel and good time-management ability. This is a very good opportunity to develop an interesting new position and make it your own.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Assists Finance Officer in day-to-day financial tasks

• Assists in processing of Suppliers invoices and payments

• Maintains stock lists and orders office supplies as needed

• Assists in Customer invoicing

• Processing staff expenses

• Maintains accurate records for employee holiday requests

• Manages outgoing post and records data on special deliveries

• Photocopies and files appropriate documents as needed

• Office Petty Cash control

Accounts Assistant skills and qualifications:

• Intermediate knowledge of IT is essential - word, spreadsheet and PowerPoint

• Experience and proficiency in using accounting software – preferably QuickBooks and experience of working in an equivalent role

• Be a friendly and team player with a positive problem solving creative mind

• Be organised and methodical at all times, working from your own initiative - this is a busy demanding office environment

• Ability to prioritise your time and deadlines

• Strong attention to detail

• Ability to work without Supervision

• Excellent Time Management Skills

• Exceptional Communication and Customer Service Skills

• Confidential Information

• Strong record keeping

• Ability to Multitask

For further information and an application form, please contact Chief Executive Officer Jenny Walsh on 01227 262313 or Jenny.walsh@redzebra.org.uk

Closing date for applications: Midday Thursday 28 February 2019.

We do not want to be sent CV’s or to be contacted by recruitment agencies, thank you.

Social Prescribing Coordinator

Job Title: Social Prescribing Coordinator – 1 year fixed term contract with possibility to extend depending on funding.

Responsible To: Community Services Manager

Location: Based in Whitstable to cover Herne Bay, Whitstable, Faversham, Canterbury, Ash and surrounding areas.

Job Purpose: To coordinate delivery of the Connect Well Social Prescribing Service

Hours: Part Time – 3 days per week – days to be agreed by line manager

Annual salary: £21,000 pro rata - Mileage at 40p per mile

Annual leave: 25 days per annum, plus Bank Holidays (pro rata if part time). Increases with length of service.

Who are we:

We are Red Zebra, a charity providing a wide variety of services across Kent. We believe in creating stronger communities by supporting people and organisations living and working in the community. We are passionate about improving services, increasing access to services and promoting parity of opportunity for everyone. This is an exciting time to join us as we are rebranding and refocusing on matters that are important to us and more importantly what matters for the communities we work with. We are thrilled to announce our Social Prescribing has been funded again for another 12 months. This is our 3rd year of working with such an amazing service.

Who are we looking for?

You must be an enthusiastic team player who is a creative problem solver, demonstrates initiative and with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. A willingness to get on and succeed is an absolute must. You must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to talk to people on any level in a variety of settings, including 1-2-1 meetings, small and large presentations to organisations and GPs and many other health care professionals This role is extremely proactive and you will be working to agreed targets. Our Community services Manager has won awards for her community engagement and this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to be mentored and developed. You will work with a great close knit team and being a good team player is essential with this friendly bunch.

More about the role:

The role will be responsible for the management and delivery of the Social Prescribing project, providing a referral system for GPs and other Healthcare professionals in the Canterbury and Coastal CCG area (Herne Bay, Canterbury, Faversham, Whitstable, Sandwich & Ash). The role supports clients to access a range of health, social care, welfare advice and other support services. The role will require proactive engagement with healthcare professionals to stimulate referrals into the programme and with community based providers of services and activities. Clients will be supported on an individual basis to identify activities that will improve their health and wellbeing.

A. DELIVERY

• Act as the central point of contact for referrals to Connect Well Social Prescribing service

• Provide information to referred clients, including signposting where appropriate

• Develop and maintain a client database

• Support clients to access volunteer opportunities through brokerage though a face-to-face service, by email and by phone

• Work with health professionals to deliver feedback mechanisms

• Develop a comprehensive wide knowledge of support services in the community to meet different needs including; social isolation, long term health conditions, wellbeing, housing, unemployment, welfare benefits.

• Extend and develop the directory of activities and services by developing and maintaining a central database

• Recruit and support volunteers and champions to work as part of the social prescribing team in the community

• Communicate well with health professionals to increase visibility of the project and to ensure information is up to date and relevant

• Set up and coordinate special events and outreach events in the community locations

• Attend meetings as appropriate

B. MONITORING, REPORTING AND EVALUATION

• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service against agreed targets

• Maintain systems to keep accurate records relating to the delivery of the Connect Well scheme

• Produce and submit service reports in the agreed format and in accordance with agreed timetables

C. EXTERNAL PARTNERS AND COMMUNICATION

• Maintain effective relationships with Health and Social Care professionals, Information, Advice and Guidance Services, support services, stakeholders and partners

• Maintain good communication with clients and their families/carers

• Recognise people’s needs for different methods of communication and respond accordingly

D. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• Adhere to Red Zebra’s policies and procedures at all times including Equality and Diversity, Health and Safety, Confidentiality, Lone Working and Safeguarding

• Ensure that the Connect Well service reflects the vision, mission and values of Red Zebra

• Assume responsibility for producing own correspondence, performing and maintaining administrative tasks

• Undertake any other additional tasks as reasonably deemed appropriate by the Social Prescribing Manager

Essential to the role:

• Use of own vehicle and clean driving licence

• Due to the nature of this role an enhanced DBS check will be required

For further information and an application form, please contact Fiona Keyte, Community Services Manager, on 01227 262313 or Fiona.keyte@redzebra.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Midday Thursday 28 February 2019.

We do not want to be sent CV’s or to be contacted by recruitment agencies, thank you.

Whitstable castle trust

The Whitstable Castle Trust is seeking an experienced General Manager. Reporting to the Chair of Trustees, this new role will bring with it the autonomy to grow the business and have a meaningful impact on its future direction.

As General Manager your responsibilities will include: - 

  • Effective day-to-day operations and management of the castle, ensuring high standards of performance.  

  • Managing, motivating, mentoring and developing the castle’s team, with responsibility for 6 direct reports and a dedicated team of staff and local volunteers.

  • To Identify and exploit potential new opportunities for the Castle.

Closing date: 28th February 2019

More info: http://www.whitstablecastle.co.uk/job-vacancies

bemix

Finance Administrator - Part Time

4 hours each day, Monday to Friday

Based in Northgate, Canterbury

Salary £18,000-19,000/ annum, pro rata

We are seeking someone who is a natural and pro-active organiser, with an excellent eye for detail and a methodical and calm approach to their work.  Invoicing, Credit Control, Payroll & Finance administration experience is essential.  Along with the skills to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines confidently and calmly.

We are looking for someone who is committed to, and energised by, our vision and values, sharing our vision that people with learning difficulties and/or autism should be seen, be heard and belong equally in all areas of society.

This is a unique and varied role.  Initially you will be providing Maternity Cover within a Finance Administrator role and then from mid July onwards you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for ongoing administrative projects within our thriving Supported Internship team.

Apply by Sunday 3rd March by visiting our website: www.bemix.org/Pages/Category/job-opportunities