Job Opportunities

Citizens Advice Braintree, Halstead and Witham

Management Support Officer – 15 hours per week £8,190 pa, Witham, Essex

Braintree Halstead and Witham Citizens Advice provides free, confidential and impartial advice and campaigns on big issues affecting people’s lives. Their goal is to help everyone find a way forward.
They are an independent local charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
They are looking for an organised and methodical person to:

  • Develop and maintain the administrative management of the charity
  • Ensure the effective operation of the Braintree and Witham sites
  • Operate and maintain the finance package (Quick Books) and provide support to the CEO and Treasurer
  • Assist the senior management team

The post is based at the Witham office where you will be part of a friendly team.
Closing date: 26 January 2018
Interviews: 5 February 2018

For a recruitment pack, please contact:


MS-UK Job Vacancies

Community Fundraiser

MS-UK are looking for an experienced fundraiser who will work with the Fundraising Manager to manage and develop a wide range of fundraising activities in the community. The role combines the requirement to be out and about in the community as well as performing a range of admin tasks and contributing to the success of events and other fundraising activities.

Trusts and Foundations Fundraiser

The role sits within the fundraising team which is currently a team of three. You will responsible for securing funds from charitable trusts, foundations and other grant-making bodies enabling MS-UK to provide more support to more people affected by MS.

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Minibus Drivers required – evenings and weekends

£10.50 – £12.00 per hour

Community360 is an independent charity formed in 1968.  We are committed to a vision to build “thriving local communities”. Situated at the heart of the local voluntary and community sector since 1968, Community360 is an independent, charitable infrastructure organisation whose aim is to inspire groups to seize opportunities and become more enterprising and sustainable.
Reporting to the Team Leader, the Out of Hours Driver is responsible for transporting patients who have been discharged from hospital and require transport either direct to their home; care homes, or indeed any destination dictated by the hospital within North East Essex. The job holder is required to use one of our minibuses and ensure all safety guidelines are followed at all times. Additionally the Driver will be responsible for liaising with the schedulers ensuring that all information is recorded accurately. MiDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme) training is provided and a DBS check will be required.

We need experienced minibus drivers to help us fulfil this role. An empathetic, caring nature is paramount the ability to recognise if other support services could be suggested or are required.

The Ideal Candidate will:

  • Possess prior experience of driving a minibus
  • Have excellent customer relationship and communication skills and the ability to engage with people at all levels
  • Hold a full clean UK driving license
  • Be aged 25 years or over in order to be covered by Fleet Insurance
  • Have a good knowledge of the local area
  • Be willing to go the extra mile

This role is a Zero Hour contract so the hours that you are required to work each week will vary.
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Volunteer befrienders urgently needed in Basildon, Loughton, Walton on the Naze and Colchester

The Volunteer visitor is the most popular role undertaken by volunteers and this is due in part to its flexibility and the satisfaction it gives. This role involves anything from dropping in on an older person for a coffee and a chat, checking that someone is alright or arranging a trip to the local shops.

Some of the older people need more support, others less so. As a volunteer visitor you will be matched with an older person living near you and you can fit your visits around your other commitments and responsibilities.

Please find below links to Befriending volunteering opportunities:

Youth Workers 19+

Youth Centres Braintree District

Volunteers needed to support youth workers during the delivery of services by making contact and establishing relationships with young people. Encouraging and enabling young people to participate in a range of personally challenging activities.

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Education Room Help Needed

First Stop Centre

Volunteers needed in the education dept on a one to one basis helping people with entry level basic English and Maths. All clients are over 18. Monday morning 9.00 – 12.00. No formal qualifications but lots of patience and understanding.

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Volunteer for Young People’s Events and Projects

Essex Boys and Girls Club

This role is to support the Events and Projects Team in their work with young people.
Volunteering opportunities range from climbing a mountain with a team of young people and
mountain leaders in the Lake District, to helping a youth group to build a raft in Upminster; to
manning a tree-climbing challenge for teams on a night exercise in Great Yeldham, to joining
a small trekking expedition to Nepal. You could be invited to judge a fishing competition in Romford or a table tennis final in Great Sampford. You might be asked to check in teams for a 5-a-side football tournament in Brentwood or lead a fundraising jailbreak in Chelmsford.
You might want to help with the catering at our adventure weekend in June or you could be the minibus driver for one of our early intervention projects. You might get involved for a few hours or a day or a week or a month-long project.

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Media and Design Team Member

Essex County Scouts

Adventures Offshore, Essex Scouts Activity team are looking for a passionate volunteer to
dedicate 5 hours a week to join their Media and Design team. They are an established charity that has been providing sailing opportunities to young people since 1964. They believe that offshore sailing provides the perfect environment for young people to “learn by doing” and the development of personal confidence, team working and other important life-skills. They’re
looking for someone who is an excellent story teller and who will enjoy sharing their stories to reinforce the positive impact their charity is having on helping young people to learn new skills.

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Dementia Support Volunteer

Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE)

Dementia Champions will support ACE’s Dementia lead and community teams by raising awareness of Dementia and assisting with administrative tasks such as printing and distributing a variety of information leaflets. The role will include promoting Dementia Friends across the organisation, so will require you to undertake the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends Champion training, so you can deliver information sessions to staff. You will also work collaboratively with dementia support services to ensure staff are able to easily access and signpost service users to other voluntary services.

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Positive Prescription Volunteer


Positive Prescription is a scheme which collaborates with local partners to provide activities that improve wellbeing for eligible individuals and families. Activities could take the form of improving fitness through providing taster sessions at Leisure World, improving social isolation by brokering friendship groups, or addressing barriers to individual development through education and training.

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Group Leader / Knitter

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Do you enjoy being with people? Do you have a talent for organising? Do you like to knit and/or crochet?

Colchester Hospital need someone to play an essential role in a busy, merry little group of keen knitters.

The CHUFT Blanketeers are a newly formed group who have come together to chat, drink tea and knit/ crochet blankets that are given to patients nearing the end of terminal illnesses.

While in hospital these patients have these blankets to make their environment less clinical and more homely. Visiting relatives know that they loved one is being cared for and comforted. After they pass, the blanket is gifted to the family as a keepsake and a token of kindness; we often spray it with the patient’s perfume or aftershave in the hope that it can bring their loved one some warmth & comfort in the difficult times ahead.

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Mock Interview Day Volunteering Opportunity

St Helena School are having a mock interview day for their students and require volunteers to be the interviewers.

The interview event is a one off, it will be on:

7th March from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

Students will be matched to a volunteer interviewer based on their intended career. Interviews will be one to one, face to face, lasting for around 15 minutes each.

Experience would be preferred, but it not essential as some generic interview questions will be provided, volunteers are free to add in their own questions specific to their industry to make the experience more authentic.

For more information please contact Hollie Thorman on 01206 572253 or email

Parkrun Volunteer – Great Notley Braintree

The volunteer will fulfil one of several roles required to be filled every Saturday morning to enable the Great Notley parkrun event, working for the Core Team. They have a Core Team of five members and run a weekly parkrun every Saturday at 9am. They are only able to put on an event if they get around 20 volunteers, which normally consists of other runners.

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