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Office Manager (Full time but part time or job share considered)

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We are seeking an Office Manager to oversee the management of our busy office including acting as a first point of contact for our clients and volunteers, and the general public, and providing administrative support to our counselling and peer support services. Specific responsibilities will include providing advice, guidance and support to clients and volunteers, managing Charity Log (our client database), leading the implementation of our Communications Strategy (including maintaining our website) and day-to-day management of our accounts (including processing invoices and expense claims).

Young Carers Support Worker

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2 Year Fixed Term Contract, 17.5 hours per week

Description: We are looking for highly-motivated individuals to join our team. You will join our team of support workers providing an invaluable support service to our Young Carers so that they feel less isolated and can develop their own confidence in their caring role. If you have experience and a good understanding of working with young people, can work in a team and on your own initiative, and have excellent written and interpersonal skills including the ability to relate to Carers and their Cared for, we would love you to get in touch. This work will be located in and around Milnthorpe, Grange and Arnside. It will include evening work and some work during school holidays. Thank you for your interest in working for South Lakeland Carers.  Applications are by application form only.  We’re unable to accept CVs.

Business Administration and Communications Coordinator

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We are looking for highly-motivated individuals to join our team. Your role will be key to ensuring our communication is effective and consistent with Carers, volunteers, partners and funders. You will support the team with writing reports, maintaining databases and communicating our messages through our newsletters, website and social media. If you have English GCSE Grade A-C /9-5, are competent in Microsoft, have excellent written and verbal communication skills and you are able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team  you could be the next person to join our team. We would certainly be happy to consider an apprenticeship no matter what your age if you would like to earn while you learn. Thank you for your interest in working for South Lakeland Carers.  Applications are by application form only. We’re unable to accept CVs. To find out more about the roles available and to download an application pack, please visit http://slcarers.org.uk/vacancies. 

Branch Manager

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21 hours per week worked on a flexible basis The Westmorland branch is an independent and mostly self-funding Branch of the RSPCA. Based in Kendal, the branch covers the area of south Cumbria and north Lancashire and rehomes over one hundred dogs and cats each year. As Branch Manager, you will have delegated responsibility for the day to day running of all activities of the branch. This will include overseeing our charitable activities, undertaking all aspects of financial management, managing our buildings, leading our team of staff, fundraising and marketing. Working autonomously and on behalf of the charity trustees, you will contribute to the strategic development of the branch and have the primary overview of all branch affairs. You should have experience of general management within a small business or charity environment and must be able to demonstrate experience of accounting, budgeting, VAT and financial reporting. You must have led a team of staff and have dealt with all aspects of HR management and have a good understanding of employment law, charity law, health & safety and data protection. Previous experience of charity retail and the co-ordination of volunteers would be an advantage as would a knowledge of gift aid. You must be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering positive change within an autonomous role and have strong problem solving and analytical skills. You need to be self-driven and have the vision to achieve your goals. In return, we can offer a varied and challenging role, a competitive salary, flexible working hours and the opportunity to work with a dedicated and supportive team of staff, trustees and volunteers who are passionate about helping local animals in need.

Sessional Counsellors

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SAFA are a self harm Charity working with people who selfharm or have eating disorders.

We are looking to recruit experienced, qualified Counsellors to join our team and to work in varoius locations in Cumbria. You will primarily be responsible for delivering one to one counselling on a sessional basis.

You must have: Membership and registration of BACP A recognised counselling diploma (level 4 or above) Excellent communication skills Post qualification experience is preferred.

Furniture Warehouse Team Member and Driver

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37 hrs per week

St Mary’s Hospice Furniture Warehouse, Barrow An exciting opportunity to join our retail team in our Duke St warehouse in Barrow-in-Furness. Working as part of our friendly Furniture Warehouse team, the position is for 37hrs over 5 days. The main duties include assisting in the smooth running of our showroom and driving to collect and deliver furniture items across the Furness and South Lakeland area. The successful applicant must have a clean driving licence, able to lift heavy goods and have excellent customer service skills. 

Part Time Youth Worker

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17 hrs per week (Funding secured for one year)

An additional, new post to support the delivery and development of our ongoing youth & community work within Milnthorpe, Arnside, Levens and the surrounding area. Hours of working to be agreed, reflecting needs and development opportunities.

You should have (or be working towards) a youth work qualification, equivalent qualification or relevant experience and passion for working with young people.

Self Employed Childrens Advocates

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NYAS is a leading provider of innovative childrens rights, participation and advocacy services for children and young people from 0-25. In some services we also provide advocacy for adults.

We are looking to recruit the following: Self Employed Advocate Location: Cumbria Professional hourly rate £15 We are seeking to recruit high calibre advocates to support children, young people and adults to ensure their voices are heard within decision making processes. Applicants must hold relevant qualifications and have experience of direct work with children, young people or adults. This position is open to all applicants but NYAS would particularly encourage applications from male, black or other ethnic minority candidates in accordance with section 159 of the Equality Act 2010. NYAS operates robust safe procedures to ensure the protection of the children, young people and and adults at risk we work with. To comply with NYAS Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.