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Advocate  {22 Aug 2019}

Salary: £22,462 part-time, 21 hour post

To cover maternity leave ending no later than mid-June 2020.

The post holder will provide non-legal support to vulnerable individuals with multiple and complex needs across Derbyshire and Derby City to access care packages (through personal budget) to enable them to achieve their goals. 

The post holder will work in partnership with Opportunity and Change’s (OAC) delivery partners. 

The post holder will be based at our main premises in Chesterfield or at any other Law Centre premises within the catchment area.

A full Job Description, Person Specification and application form is available  - under the news and events page.  

This post is not suitable for job share.

Applicants must have knowledge of the Care Act 2014 including Personal Budgets plus have a strong commitment to enablement and empowerment.

The closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 8 September.

Community Link Worker  {20 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Salary: £24,964 Full time (37.5 hours) Part time may be considered

Arc Primary Care is an umbrella organisation which represents 12 GP practices in Chesterfield and Dronfield (Chesterfield and Dronfield Primary Care Network). The PCN is committed to improving the care of patients in Chesterfield and Dronfield and sustaining General Practice.

Arc Primary Care are working with Derbyshire Voluntary Action to take forward Social Prescribing in this area. Social prescribing empowers people to take control of their health and wellbeing through referral to ‘link workers’ who give time, focus on ‘what matters to me’ and take a holistic approach to an individual’s health and wellbeing, connecting people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

If you are a self-motivated, dedicated ‘people-person’ whose passion is to support and empower individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing, you could be just what we are looking for.

If you are a creative, innovative thinker, who would love the challenge of working across exciting new partnerships within the Primary Care Network and working collaboratively with NHS and Voluntary Sector colleagues in Chesterfield, this could be the job for you.

There are two posts, both will be employed by Arc Primary Care and have access to the NHS Pension scheme, but will be part of the team of Link Workers at Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s ‘Connect to…’ social prescribing service. You will work closely with the GP practice teams and the Clinical and Management leads for the project.

You will adopt an holistic, non-medical, person-centred approach to your caseload, co-designing action plans to improve health and wellbeing based on ‘what matters’ to the person and their individual strengths and needs – and supporting them to achieve their goals.

Ideally you will have worked in a similar role before, but this position would also be suited to someone with good local knowledge, appropriate experience and enthusiasm. If you are proactive, enthusiastic, person-centred and hold a clean driving licence with unlimited access to a car, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications: Monday 16 September 2019
Interview date: 26 September 2019

Young Carers Mental Health Support Worker  {20 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Derbyshire Carers Association

Salary: £20515 pa - £22626 pa (Pro Rata) 20hrs per week

Based at: Ripley Carers Centre, the role supports Young Carers who are caring for someone with mental health difficulties, and their families, enabling them to fulfil their potential and increase their opportunities, having a positive impact on their quality of life.

You would be joining an experienced and successful service based within Derbyshire Carers Association at an exciting point of development with a focus on a key area and the opportunity to help drive forward a new project.

Please submit all applications to: or post to: Derbyshire Carers Association, 3 Park Road, Ripley, DE5 3EF

For more information please contact Deborah Gough or Helen Yates on 01773 833833.

Closing Date for Applications: 28 August 2019
Interviews to be held: 4 and 5 September 2019

Young Peoples Project Development Worker  {20 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Glossop Arts Project

Salary: 12 per week, worked flexibly over 42 weeks a year Salary £5,995.50 pa

The Development Worker will be a key member of our team with responsibility for developing our Arts for Wellbeing provision (Mind The Gap) for young people aged 14 -18 years. With excellent communication and organisation skills, an interest in arts and crafts and experience of working with and delivering projects with young people, particularly those experiencing poor mental or emotional wellbeing, this role will require a positive, empathetic and ‘can-do’ attitude as it will be essential to the success of this new area of work.

The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019

Finance Administrator  {15 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Salary: 22.5 hours per week (£14,784 pro-rated) £24,313 FTE

Derbyshire Voluntary Action is an independent charity, which strategically represents and champions the work of the health and care voluntary and community sector.  They provide vital support to a diverse range of local charities and community groups through our work and also connect people and resources to projects and ideas. 

The post holder will support the professional and comprehensive management of Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s finance function, working closely with the Treasurer, Chief Executive and Project Managers. In addition, they will be responsible for the smooth operation of Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s small grants schemes, taking ownership of the process, including setting application deadlines, working closely with panel members, communicating with applicants and completing regular monitoring. 

Application closing date: by 12 noon on Tuesday 3 September 2019

Interview date: Friday 6 September 2019

For an application pack please email or call 01246 555908

Service Manager  {15 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service (BCVS)

Salary: £32,004 37.5 hours per week

BCVS is a local infrastructure support and development organisation for the Voluntary and Community Sector in Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire.

The new role of Service Manager will be responsible for the development and delivery of a diverse range of services and projects for communities, third sector organisations and other partners.  In addition, they will have responsibility for managing and developing a team of staff and building relationships with stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have an appetite for innovation and achieving excellence within a highly productive organisation and have strong organisational, communication and ICT skills.

All applications should be submitted on the BCVS Application Form and emailed to Giveny Garton on  Please note, CV's will NOT be accepted or considered for the post.

Closing Date: 12:00pm, Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Volunteer Mental Health Patient Assistants  {15 Aug 2019}

East Midlands Ambulance Service Non-Emergency Patient Transport are recruiting for new colleagues: Volunteer Mental Health Patient Assistants. 

These specialist volunteers will meet patients at their clinic venue and stay with them until they are collected by DCHS staff. Following completion of their appointment, volunteers will remain with patients until they are collected by EMAS patient transport.

The aim of Volunteer Mental Health Patient Assistants is to provide patients with a reassuring presence whilst they wait. Volunteers will be in contact with the EMAS Patient Transport Control Room and can provide updates regarding their transport.

Volunteers need no previous experience, as full training is provided. However, the role is particularly suited to individuals who have a caring nature, good organisational, and communication skills. 

Volunteers must be able to provide regular availability to volunteer, and be able to travel independently to, and from, clinic bases across North Derbyshire. Volunteers will be support with full training, ongoing support and development. They will be provided with uniform and can claim back out-of-pocket and travel expenses.

If you are interested in developing your career in health and social care , or in volunteering your time to support your local community, and you are over 18 years of age please contact Debra Dudley on or 07501 248 299 for more details.

Youth Workers  {15 Aug 2019}

Organisation: Links CVS The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action

Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Youth Support Project 2 Sessional Youth Workers – Fixed Contract for 1 year.

The youth workers will create an informal but safe environment for young people from the BME communities to come together where they can confidently explore and discuss issues without feeling judged.

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