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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Buckfastleigh
Job Information

At Camphill Devon every day is different. We tell the world that we support adults with learning disabilities in a way that respects and values them. We help people to live the life they want to live. We are never complacent, but residents, tenants, day service attenders, families, professionals, visitors and the care Quality Commission tell us that they can see our Vision and Values in the way we work.”

“Hapstead Village is a great place to live. It is also a great place to work for our staff: our employees and our international volunteers. We have been sharing thoughts on why Every Day is Different for our staff, based on our involvement in a current Department of Health and Social Care campaign of that name. The national recruitment campaign is designed to make people think about the possibilities of working in care, where every day is different.”

We are delighted to be working with Camphill Devon in respect of their current Trustee recruitment.  The charity provides accommodation and support to 36 adults with a learning disability, offering registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.

People are supported in all aspects of their life including the spiritual and emotional as well as the physical health of each individual; a community life is provided where individual needs are mutually respected.

Trustees understand and support the ethos and values of the Camphill vision and are able to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of their unique approach – supporting individuals to flourish in a way that suits them.

The Board meets meet four times a year at Hapstead and the Finance and Development Committee meet every 6 – 8 weeks, it is hoped that a new Trustee will join this Committee.  We are therefore looking for Trustee who can demonstrate not just commitment but also relevant experience in a commercial/financial/legal/housing/health and social care setting.

Trustee Recruitment Pack – 2019

Applications by way of a CV and covering letter to Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment ( 01884/841751

  • Initial discussion with Jackie Dawkins
  • Meeting with the Chief Executive, John Green, and a local Trustee at Camphill Devon, and a phone call with the Chairman of Camphill Devon, who is London based
  • Invitation to attend first board meeting as an observer
  • References and DBS checks
  • Final Interview – This will take place before a Board Meeting and will be attended by the Chairman, up to two other trustees and the Chief Executive. If applicable the new trustee will be welcomed as a full Trustee at the Board Meeting.
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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Shepton Mallet
Job Information

We have just started working with Citizens Advice Mendip, a charity that covers a population of approximately 110,000 from the Frome area across to Street. In the past year, 1 in 7 households in the area have used their well-known advice services. At present, more than 70 volunteers make the work of Citizens Advice Mendip possible. Almost half of their clients have disabilities or long term health conditions and the advice they provide is essential to supporting families in the Mendip area.

We are looking for someone who has a strong social conscience and understanding of the importance of the role that Citizens Advice plays in the lives of its clients and the contribution it makes to communities.

The ideal person will demonstrate an understanding of the strategic aspect of the role of a Trustee and will have the ability to lead the Board and develop the governance of the charity in a positive way.  It is important to understand the charitable ethos of the organisation and how their funding works together with the importance and value of diversity.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or find out more about being a Trustee, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (  01884/841751


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Title LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £32,750
Location Somerset
Job Information

About Discovery

Discovery works across Somerset supporting over 900 people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families. We are a social enterprise, established in April 2017 commissioned by Somerset County Council to provide a range of care, support and accommodation, supporting people to be part of their communities and to have choice and control over their lives. They put people at the centre of everything they do and value everyone’s unique contribution – those they support, their families and their colleagues.


Our values of Ambition, Integrity, Courage, Partnership and Respect guide us in everything we do.

Discovery is the largest provider of learning disability and autism support in Somerset. We were commissioned by Somerset County Council in 2017 to deliver high-quality services, this includes supported living, registered care, outreach, respite, crisis support, day support and supported employment. We support people with learning disabilities and autism to have a louder voice, greater choice and control in their lives. Our colleagues deliver ambitious, effective and personalised support for those with learning disabilities, challenging behaviour, autism or complex needs in Somerset.

About the role

  • Ensure person-centred care plans and health action plans are regularly reviewed and implemented
  • Ensure the health and wellbeing of the people we support, in line with CQC Guidelines and Discovery’ policies
  • Deliver effective risk assessments and emergency plans to ensure the people we support are safe
  • Make sure your team are appropriately trained and motivated to provide high quality support
  • Ensure the service meets all organisational and statutory requirements and complies with CQC Guidelines and our own standards, policies and procedures
  • Make sure complaints are dealt with in line with our policies
  • Accountable for the budget and finance for the Locality
  • Able to support the organisation to grow the business

About you

Most importantly, you want to make a difference to the lives of people we support with learning disabilities or autism. To do that, you’ll have:

  • A strong background in working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Experience of managing supported living services or similar – and be familiar with performance management processes
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the personalisation agenda and Active Support model
  • Completed, or be willing to undertake, Management Development training

Beyond those qualities, you’ll also be:

  • An excellent communicator, looking to mentor and motivate your team to provide person-centred support
  • Able to prioritise your workload, delegate tasks and meet deadlines
  • Focused on the needs of internal and external customers, from the people we support, right through to your team and other members of the organisation

Your rewards

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer ongoing development opportunities and the strongest possible prospects, plus a range of great benefits including:

  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave entitlement (including bank holidays)
  • Access to discounts on high street shopping, cinema tickets and meals out
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance

To Apply

Please send your CV and supporting statement to our recruitment partner, Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (

First interviews will take place with Jackie and an interview and a subsequent assessment day will be held with Discovery at the Bridgwater Head Office (date tbc)


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Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary £26-£29k,
End Date 2020-08-28
Location Exeter
Job Information

Exeter Deaf Academy (“the Academy”) is a charity that provides essential specialist education and residential care to Deaf young people.  We are at an exciting time in our history as we build a brand new world-class Deaf Academy in Exmouth, Devon. This facility will help our amazing Deaf students thrive. It will break down barriers to Deaf young people, bring communities together and enable families to thrive.

In September 2018 we launched a £250,000 appeal to help fund the build and fit out of our New Academy. We are now looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our small but committed team in delivering this appeal and ensuring that our new Academy becomes a reality.

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced fundraiser to work as a key member of our team until the end of the appeal in August 2020. Supporting existing corporate partners, researching and pitching to secure new opportunities, building relationships within the Exmouth community, recruiting and managing volunteers, and delivering fundraising and awareness events.

This is a role for someone with excellent experience of developing strong relationships with individuals, groups, companies and volunteers. You will be a confident self-starter with the ability to quickly pick up new information and relationships. You will research and form new key relationships, promoting our message and appeal aims and securing fundraising support. You will be experienced in delivering excellent customer care, developing relationships with donors/customers to ensure long term support. You will develop good working relationships both within the Academy and with external bodies, being willing to work flexibly and as a member of a collaborative team.

We are looking for an individual who is a team player with a can-do attitude, being pro-active in developing external relationships, spotting fundraising opportunities and delivering effective ‘products’ that enable us to hit our appeal fundraising target.

Our vision is a brighter future for Deaf young people. If you feel you could be part of this story, we would like to hear from you.

Terms & Conditions: 37.5 hours per week, contract until end August 2020, starting as soon as possible.
Benefits include 30 days annual leave (pro-rata) plus bank holidays.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Appeal fundraiser JDPS

The Academy is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its students and staff.

(Registered Charity No. 1124523).


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Categories Charity Jobs
Salary Circa £20,751 FTE
Location Tiverton
Job Information

We are working with the Churches Houses Action Team (CHAT) in Tiverton. CHAT was founded by a group of Christians who were concerned by the large number of people experiencing housing difficulty in Mid Devon. They offer free housing advice, tenancy support and debt & money advice to people that are facing short term and long term crisis.   They currently have a vacant position available for an Adviser based in the Tiverton office.

As part of the Support & Advice team you will provide impartial and confidential advice, information and support to individuals about a wide range of housing problems and support to individuals to maintain their tenancy.  This will be by telephone, face to face or through written communications. You will also be required to act as an advocate or mediator on the clients behalf, liaise with Landlords and other organisations, interview clients, data entry and writing reports.

This is a great opportunity for someone that has previous experience in providing support to vulnerable people, ideally gained within a voluntary organisation and housing issues. We are also looking for somebody that can manage their own workload and deal with changing priorities. As well as sound IT and written communication skills, you will be happy to acquire new skills and attend training as required. Full Driving license is essential as some work will be in clients homes.

Full time desirable, part time/jobshare considered.

Recruitment Process:

  • Application by CV and covering letter to Jackie Dawkins, Director, Shine Charity Recruitment (
  • Closing date 30 April 2019
  • First Interview with Jackie Dawkins
  • Second Interview with Churches Housing Action Team (CHAT)

Advisor role description 2019

Advisor person spec 2019


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