Jobs

If you have a vacancy that is relevant to Merton's voluntary, community or faith sector and would like to list it here send the details to us at mertonconnected@mvsc.co.uk.

Deadline: 17 Jan 2020
Posted: 9 Dec 2019

Waterloo Uncovered is hiring a Senior Fundraising Officer to join our small team, based in South West London. We’re looking for an experienced, driven professional to help us take our Veteran Archaeology Charity to the next level.

Over the next five years, WU is set to expand fast, and we need the right people on board to help us do just that. If you’ve got a proven track record in charitable fundraising, experience with events, are digitally savvy and want to make a difference, apply today. 

The focus of the fundraising role (three days out of five) will be to fully manage and grow the charity’s Grants and Funds programme (with an initial focus on the UK Veteran and Health sectors). The remainder of your time, prioritised across the year, will be spent supporting other existing fundraising activities: supporting the CEO in developing the charity’s growing Major Donor and Corporate Sponsorship programmes, working with our Marketing and Operations staff to maintain our Supporter Organisations programme, and working with volunteers and the CEO to support a number of events. 

To be considered for the position we strongly recommend submitting a short covering letter along with your CV, outlining why you're right for the role.

We have a two-stage Interview process as defined below. 

  • Initial stage - Initial face to face meeting with the CEO and Operations Manager/or Fundraiser. We anticipate our initial meeting to last up to 60-minutes. 
  • Final stage - Second face to face meeting with CEO and up to two trustees. We anticipate our second meeting to last up to 60-minutes. 

The deadline for this role is 17th January 2020. To find out more and to apply, please click here

Deadline: 3 Jan 2020
Posted: 11 Dec 2019

Hearts & Minds is currently recruiting for an experienced and motivated individual to lead our peer support service for young people experiencing mental health difficulties. We are a Peer Led organisation, so in order to ensure we are representative of the population we serve, we are ideally looking for applicants who are under 30 and have lived experience of mental health difficulties or distress.

This is a part time role, working 1 day a week in and around the area of Wimbledon, South West London. Half of that time would need to be worked around our weekly group sessions on Tuesdays 6-8pm and the rest of the time could be worked flexibly. In this role you would manage the frontline running of the service, providing peer support expertise and coordination by:

  • Overseeing facilitation of our weekly peer support group, including planning session activities
  • Providing one to one peer support sessions with members as and when required
  • Supervising and supporting volunteers, building their experience and confidence
  • Providing initial training and monthly team meetings for volunteers, alongside the director
  • Managing safeguarding concerns, alongside the director and trustees
  • Professional networking, representing Hearts & Minds at events and forums, alongside the director and trustees
  • Managing new referrals, alongside the administrator
  • Managing research and participation session requests from other services and organisations
  • Line managing the administrator

About the role:

  • Organisation: Hearts & Minds
  • Hours: 1 day per week – including Tuesday evenings (part time)
  • Location: Wimbledon, London
  • Salary: £27,300 FTE
  • Application deadline: 4pm, Friday 3rd January 2020
  • Interview date: 24th January 2020

See more information about the role here.

For further details or if you are concerned about any barriers in applying for this role please contact Beth Ingram on 078557568900 or email beth@heartsandminds.org.uk

Deadline: 3 Jan 2020
Posted: 11 Dec 2019

Hearts & Minds is currently recruiting for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our peer support service for young people experiencing mental health difficulties. We are a Peer Led organisation so in order to ensure we are representative of the population we serve; we are ideally looking for applicants who are under 30 and have lived experience of mental health difficulties or distress.

This is a part time role, working half a day per week. The role does not have a specific office, applicants would be free to work from any location. However, the service is based in Wimbledon, South West London, meaning any applicant would need to be able to travel there at least once or twice a month. When the hours are worked during the week is flexible.

In this role you would provide administrative support to our service by:

  • Responding to emails and messages enquiring about our services
  • Managing the supplies for group sessions and ensuring any materials required are purchased
  • Organising the volunteer rota, meeting dates and venue hire
  • Ensuring our finance spreadsheet and invoicing is kept up to date
  • Providing information for inclusion in Board meeting reports
  • Updating our website news section and social media
  • Liaising with specific volunteers who will regularly help with these tasks
  • Setting up and maintaining member records in line with GDPR regulations.

Details about the role:

  • Organisation: Hearts & Minds
  • Hours: 4 hours per week Location: Wimbledon, London
  • Salary: £12.00 per hour Contract: 6 months (with review to extend)
  • Application deadline: 4pm Friday 3rd January 2020
  • Interview date: 17th January 2020

More information about the role here

For further details please contact Beth Ingram on 078557568900 or email beth@heartsandminds.org.uk

Deadline: 16 Dec 2019
Posted: 9 Dec 2019

Carers Support Merton (CSM) is a well established and respected charity in the London Borough of Merton with an ambitious development programme of work to support promote and improve the quality of life of unpaid carers from the age of 5 years. CSM has an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Mentor Co-ordinator to join our friendly team.  The postholder will implement a new mentoring programme for young Carers aged 10 – 17 years.  This role provides an excellent opportunity to lead on the development of a project from scratch with plenty of scope to input your own ideas.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people aged 10 – 17 years, and will be able to promote the very best practice particularly in terms of safeguarding.  You will be a good self-starter and have a ‘can do’ attitude.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit, train. inspire and supervise a high quality volunteer mentors.  It’d be great if you come with experience of leading a team of  volunteers.  However, we’d be equally interested if you can demonstrate transferable skills and enthusiasm towards developing expertise in volunteer management. The postholder will be required to work flexibly and predominately when mentors and young people are available, which will generally include after school, early evenings, school holidays and occasional weekends. 

The postholder will be based at our offices in Mitcham but we are able to offer the opportunity for some homeworking.

Carers Support Merton, as an employer, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This includes a commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures. Successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To find out more, and to apply for this role, please click here

Deadline: 15 Dec 2019
Posted: 9 Dec 2019

Citizens Advice Merton & Lambeth is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated individual to support their finance, volunteering and charity management work.

The successful candidate will play an important role to ensure the ongoing success of the charity’s operations. The role will be based in their Mitcham office but will work across their offices in Lambeth and Merton. Their offices have excellent public transport links and the Mitcham office has car park facilities. They offer a friendly and welcoming work environment and can provide flexible work opportunities.

Person Specification

  • Experience, qualifications and skills required
  • Worked in a similar role and have strong finance and administration skills
  • Experience of working with financial controls/software
  • Knowledge of charity accounting regulations and reporting
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations and best practice
  • Experience of Volunteering or working with volunteers
  • Administration experience
  • Ability to produce timely reports and meet deadlines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly numerate, ability to work to tight deadlines, ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to multi task, managing priorities and workload
  • Excellent IT skills

Terms and Conditions

  • Part time: 4 day week (30 hours, Mon to Thurs) or 30 hours over 5 day week
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: Primarily based in their Mitcham office
  • Salary: £16,800 to £17,600 (£21,000 to £22,000 FTE) dependent on experience
  • Annual Leave: 20 days based on 4 day week (25 days full time equivalent), plus a charity day and pro rata public holidays 
  • Child care vouchers
  • The charity operates a group pension scheme
  • Work travel loan scheme

Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role (please note they do not consider applications with no covering letter).  If you wish to complete the Equality monitoring form, please email the three documents to recruitment@caml.org.uk. If you wish to confidentially discuss the role in the first instance, please email Jo.Orpwood@caml.org.uk their Head of Finance & Resources. The deadline for applications is 6pm, Sunday 15 December 2019 and shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview on Tuesday 17 December 2019. If you do not hear from them, then your application was unsuccessful.