Volunteer Centre Glossop & District is part of a
national network of Volunteer Centres
We are a charitable organisation established to enhance the quality of life for the people of Glossopdale and the High Peak by promoting the value of volunteering and ensuring that volunteer opportunities are available for all. We are committed to providing ongoing support for volunteers and the organisations they support and recognise the value that volunteering brings to individuals, groups and our whole community.
Life Skills Mentor based in Glossop
(25 hours per week, £22,658 pro rata)
Do you have what it takes?
Volunteer Centre Glossop are recruiting for an exciting new initiative to support people in the local area who are furthest from the job market.
VCG works to address unmet social or economic needs within the community, and establish projects that actively improve the quality of life for local people. We are looking for an energetic and motivated member of staff who is passionate about helping people identify and achieve their personal goals and aspirations. The project will target people who are long term unemployed, with a specific focus on the needs of people with low level mental health needs and those with a learning disability.
Ø Engage, motivate and enable people to develop life skills that help to build confidence, achieve personal aspirations, and ultimately lead to paid employment
Ø Development a programme of motivation and mentoring, with a specific focus on the needs of people with mental health issues and learning disabilities
Ø Train and support a team of peer mentors
Ø Work with a range of partner organisations to signpost people to relevant support services and mainstream pre employment or training opportunities
Ø Able to work in a confidential manner
Ø Non judgemental
Ø Able to take a proactive approach to problem solving
Ø A good listener
Ø Person centred and empowering
Ø An effective communicator
If you answered ‘Yes’ to these questions, the Volunteer Centre Glossop would like to hear from you.
For an informal chat please contact Julie Farley on 01457 890900
Please CLICK HERE to download an application pack.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS : WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 2016
Here’s an idea! Why not do something really valuable and positive and become a befriender with Community Companions? All we ask is that you commit an hour a week to someone on their own who would appreciate friendship and support. It could be visiting someone to have a chat, enjoying a cuppa, sharing a game of Scrabble or going for a gentle stroll.
If you CAN SPARE AN HOUR and want to share your hobby with someone else then please call Community Companions on 01457 865722 or call in for a chat with one of the team at the Volunteer Centre on High Street East in Glossop.