Our community needs your help!

We are planning for a future of greater mental health need in South Cumbria and North Lancashire.

We are recruiting for two new roles of Volunteer Support Manager, and Life Skills and Outreach Coordinator which are crucial to our aim of giving more people the opportunity to recover from mental ill health in our unique setting, and improving further the individual support our beneficiaries (our ‘Volunteers’) receive.

The deadline for applications for both roles is midday on Monday March 1st. Full details below.

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Volunteer Support Manager – full-time

(37 hours per week. Salary dependent on experience)

Are you passionate about recovery through activity and meaningful occupation?

Would you relish the opportunity to come and put your skills to use within a unique mental health charity and horticultural enterprise in the South Lakes, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, to grow and develop our service?

Do you have at least 5 years of experience of working with people with mental health needs? Are you experienced in team management, mental health first aid and risk management, and safeguarding management?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

You must be a calm and resilient person, an excellent communicator and a strong, supportive team leader. You’ll be working with our Volunteers (beneficiaries) at 1:1 and group levels, managing admissions to the service, co-producing goals for mental health recovery, monitoring progress and upholding a strengths-based culture. Outstanding observational, analytical and organisational skills are therefore a must.

You’ll also need to communicate confidently to a range of internal and external stakeholders, including funders, project partners and referrers.

Good physical health is desired as there will be some requirement to work outdoors and in adverse weather.

To apply for this diverse, stimulating and vital role within our charity, please download this Job Description and Person Specification, and apply with a covering letter addressing the main requirements of the role, and enclosing an up-to-date CV, to Mary Smith, Chief Executive, at mary@growingwell.co.uk

NB: Deadline for applications: Monday 1st March midday; first round of interviews will take place w/c 15th March

 

Life Skills and Outreach Coordinator – part-time

(22.5 hours per week; Salary £24,000 pro rata; fixed term – 12 months)

Are you a dynamic, enthusiastic networker with excellent communication skills?
Are you passionate about supporting people from all walks of life to recover from mental ill health through exploring new ideas and activities?
Do you believe in harnessing the power of local communities?

We are a mental health charity and horticultural enterprise in the South Lakes looking to transform our engagement with health and other organisations who refer potential beneficiaries (our ‘Volunteers’) to us.

We also want to develop with community partners a vibrant programme of Life Skills courses and experiences for our beneficiaries, here at our site at Low Sizergh, to enhance our core Recovery Through Activity programme on our farm and in our kitchen.

AND we want to expand and strengthen our network of voluntary supporters who can provide their skills and experience to benefit our charity.

Do you have the zeal and spirit it takes to get out there into our community and revolutionise our referrals, get people connected and create exciting, new progression opportunities for our beneficiaries?

This is a wide-ranging role where a strong relevant skillset and record of achievement in co-ordinating and communicating, and delivering projects, is as important as your current role.

You may be experienced in representing an organisation to customers or clients, led employee training and wellbeing, created and organised business or Third Sector engagement or learning events, or be an energetic and connected community organiser – or you could be from a totally different sector, seeking a new and exciting challenge.

If you think this could be you, we’d love to hear from you!

Good physical health is desired as there will be some requirement to work outdoors and in adverse weather. A full driving licence is essential.

To apply for this exciting new role within our charity, please download this Job Description and Person Specification, and apply with a covering letter addressing the main requirements of the role, and enclosing an up-to-date CV, to Development Manager Richard Eccles at richard@growingwell.co.uk

NB: Deadline for applications: Monday 1st March midday