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Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £22,500.00
Location Somerset
Job Information

The Better Practice Lead is a mix of a traditional Senior Support Worker role and an Assistant Manager role. You’ll work closely with the Locality Manager to provide support, coaching and guidance to the locality team. You’ll effectively act as a role model for the support teams, helping to ensure that the people are supported achieve the outcomes they want from life. You’ll do this by working alongside the support team on shift, providing hands-on coaching and guidance to ensure the  support teams are the best that they can possibly be.

What you will need to succeed:

You will have a passion for supporting people with learning disabilities to get more from life, so experience of working with people with learning disabilities and / or autism is essential. It would also be great if you have experience of coaching and mentoring and are looking for a role where you can share your experience and expertise.

We’d love to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Support Worker, Autism Support Worker, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities Support Worker, Care Co-ordinator, Social Care Worker or Healthcare Co-ordinator.

Key tasks and responsibilities (please refer to the Job Description):

  • Coach and mentor support colleagues to develop their skills, identifying gaps in knowledge and experience, working with Locality Manager to ensure these areas are overcome.
  • Involve the people we support in the planning of their support, including developing and delivering their support plans, reviewing the support against Discovery’s standards/expectations.
  • Recognise that every moment has potential and work with support colleagues to ensure that they identify the opportunities in the whole day to support the people we support to become more independent.
  • Support the Locality Manager to induct new permanent/relief colleagues, and agency workers into the locality, ensuring they have the knowledge and understanding of the people supported to be fully effective.
  • Support with medication management and administration, ensuring adherence to Discovery’s policies and procedures.


Discovery works across Somerset supporting over 600 people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families. A a social enterprise, established in April 2017 and 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. People at the heart of everything they do and everyone’s unique contribution is valued (this includes those we support, their families and colleagues).

Why join us?

Discovery are committed to developing skills and rewarding staff. They offer:

A salary of £22,250 per annum (based on 37.5 hrs per week)

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

Please send your CV and supporting statement to:

Full Job Description can be downloaded here Better Practice Lead

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Title FUNDRAISER, South Devon
Categories Charity Jobs, Fundraising Jobs
Salary £26,000-£29,000
Job Information

Trinity is a leading sailing charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged young people through the challenge, adventure and achievement of offshore sail training. Each year the charity helps around 200-300 young people discover the extent of their own capabilities, develop essential life skills and start to overcome the challenges they face with new confidence and self-belief.

From their base in South Devon, Trinity operates a small fleet of traditional sailing vessels which are all nationally important examples of the UK’s maritime heritage. Through their youth programmes, sailing courses, charter and training initiatives they help preserve these unique vessels for future generations.

We are working with the charity to recruit an experienced and dynamic Fundraiser who has the necessary experience to secure fundraising through Trusts, Foundations, Statutory and other sources ( and corporates) to support and develop their youth programmes, skills and training initiatives and capital projects.

This is an exciting role for someone with a passionate and creative approach to fundraising, a self-starter with exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  You will be joining a small, committed team and will work closely with the Board of Trustees.  We are looking for someone who has the necessary experience to research, identify and lead on the development and submission of grant funding applications to charitable trusts and foundations, statutory and lottery sources.  You will be able to build strong relationships at all levels with funders, internal/external stakeholders, donors, influential networks and key contacts and will actively contribute to the wider work of the organisation.

Please apply by sending your CV and supporting statement explaining why you are the right person for this role to Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment ( by 9th August 2019

Information Pack Fundraiser Trinity


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Title CHAIR – Age UK Mid Devon
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Tiverton
Job Information

We are currently working with Age UK Mid Devon to help them to appoint a new Chair to take over from the current Chair when he retires in October.  Age UK Mid Devon is an independent local charity, federated to Age UK (as a local partner).  Mid Devon has a growing population with an increasingly ageing profile.  Many older people have low incomes and live in remote areas with poor access to services.



The charity is successful in delivering a range of free and paid for services:- Information & advice, Advocacy,  the Haven Activity Centre, Volunteer Visiting, Foot care, Benefits Checks, free professional advice and IT skills, Men In Sheds project, Walking Football, Reminder Finders sessions and Community Connections.  In total 1436 people engaged with or benefited from these services and projects in 2018.

13 part time staff are employed by the charity, led by their Chief Officer.  In addition, the charity benefits from the support of over 40 volunteers, including their six Trustees.

Trustees meet four times a year at the Haven Centre in Tiverton and also commit to two strategy development days a year.

The role of Chair is to provide leadership and direction to the board of Trustees.  The Chair’s aim is to enable the board to fulfil their responsibilities for the overall governance and strategic direction of the organisation.  In addition, the Chair will ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, charity law, company law and any other relevant legislation or regulations and to ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and the contribution you could make to the important work that Age UK Mid Devon carries out, then please contact Jackie Dawkins at

AUKMD Chair Recruitment Pack – 2019

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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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Title TRUSTEE – Exeter
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Exeter
Job Information

The City of Exeter is blessed with a beautiful and historic quayside which is home to a variety of businesses and activities. The Trust exists to  preserve the  land, buildings and other features of architectural interest in the area.  It works hard to promote and encourage of high standards of architecture as well as  cultural activities, and promotes and supports community participation in healthy recreation, including water sports.  In addition, it seeks to educate the public about the historic trade passing through the Canal and Quayside

We are now working with the Trust to support their recruitment of new Trustees to their Board.  The Trust comprises twelve Trustees and is run by an Executive Committee which meets four times a year in the Civic Centre to receive and review reports on property matters and the financial status. Four of the trustees are appointed by the Executive Committee and the remainder are appointed by Exeter City Council.

If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to become a Trustee and help to preserve and promote this important area of our City, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment for an initial discussion  (

Further information can be found in the Trustee Information Pack which can be downloaded Trustee Recruitment Pack Final


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Categories Charity Jobs
Salary TBA
Location Exeter
Job Information

The. Exeter Society for the Blind is an old Exeter society formed in the 1950s with around 220 members mostly elderly. They mainly offer a social contact with monthly meetings in winter months and outings in the summer and they have a  visiting officer who is able to see the members who aren’t able to attend meetings.

They are looking for a self-employed Secretary to:-

  • Manage Minutes – Sending out agenda one month before for seven Board meetings a year.
  • Arranging Social Meetings and Outings (Last Friday of the Month)
  • Manage membership lists
  • Liaise with the Charity Commission re Annual Returns and Trustees
  • Three Newsletters a year

The successful candidate would be subject to a DBS check.
The honorarium  is negotiable for the right person.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to:

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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Devon
Job Information

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services is a thriving charity, working in Devon and Dorset with people affected by drug and alcohol use and their families. Increasingly they work with people that have a range of challenges impacting on their wellbeing, building on their strengths, hopes, aspirations and hidden talents. Simply put, they help people to live fulfilling lives.

The charity has grown steadily over the past two years, and they have an ambitious strategy for the future that aims to consolidate this growth, whilst continuing to focus on further growth and innovation. To support the charity in this task, the Board of Trustees is seeking to appoint an additional financial trustee who shares EDP’s values and has a strong commitment to their supportive work in the field of substance misuse recovery.

You will be expected to work closely with the Director of Finance and Treasurer to critically analyse a range of proposals, assessing and understanding financial implications and conveying this information to the Board of Trustees in order to assist and inform strategic decision making.

This is a great opportunity to make a positive and fulfilling contribution to the beneficiaries, and offers a chance for personal and professional development.

What the role will involve
The role of a Trustee is to ensure that EDP Drug and Alcohol Services fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries, and delivers on its vision, mission and values. Trustees help to guide the strategic direction of the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, and evaluating progress against targets.

There are four annual board meetings (usually between 5pm and 7pm in Exeter) which you will need to attend. You’ll also need to attend four Finance and Audit meetings per year which are usually held at 4.30 pm in Exeter. There is also one annual ‘away day’ which is also usually held in Exeter.

The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses for travel may be claimed.

What we’re looking for
We’re looking for an individual with a strong financial background, including a relevant financial qualification – the ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/CIPFA/ACCA). Your experience may include charity finance, fundraising, pension schemes, risk and audit.

Personally, you’ll have a strong empathy for the mission and values of EDP. You’ will be happy to constructively support and challenge our senior leadership team to ensure that EDP remains true to these values. You’ll be able to demonstrate experience of exercising sound judgement and effective decision making, and will have an understanding of the responsibilities of trusteeship.

However, previous board experience is not necessary, and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds.

Candidate Information Pack

How to apply
Please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment ( for an initial discussion.
There will then be an initial meeting with Jackie to discuss the role of Trustee in more detail.
An application form will need to be completed.
This will be followed by a meeting with the Finance and Audit Committee and an invitation to join them at their next meeting as an observer.

EDP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. Candidates are subject to additional checks including DBS (to the appropriate level). Outcomes of these additional checks will be considered before any appointment is confirmed.

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Title TREASURER – Devon Mind
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary n/a
Location Plymouth
Job Information

Devon Mind (formerly known as Plymouth and District Mind) is looking to appoint a new Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees.  The charity’s vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.  With a strong reputation and a proactive approach to providing early intervention support and advice to clients, their carers and families, the charity has recently been assessed by the national Mind charity and has been nominated for an award for their work.

Being a Trustee can be incredibly rewarding and a real opportunity to develop understanding of not only the charity sector but also working at a strategic level in a challenging climate.  But this is an exciting time to be joining the charity as they prepare to deliver services across the county .

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee or would like the information pack for this role, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (01884/841751) –

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Categories Fundraising Jobs
Salary £28,500
Location South West
Job Information


There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this is expected to increase to 1.1 million by 2025, and 2 million by 2050.

In response to this Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through the Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them, giving the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions people need. The unique dementia expertise and experience an Admiral Nurse brings is a lifeline – it helps everyone in the family to live more positively with dementia in the present, and to face the challenges of tomorrow with more confidence and less fear.

The charity has seen significant income growth over the past four years, (income has more than doubled to £8m), and there are ambitious plans to maintain this growth so the number of Admiral Nurses can be significantly increased.   Community Fundraising will play a key part in this expansion, as a key income stream for the charity. This is a great opportunity for someone to have a real impact and make their mark across their region, raising vital funds and awareness.


Working closely with the Regional Fundraising Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of the Community and Challenge Events strategy and operational plan and meeting those targets and KPI’s.

You will manage existing and develop new areas of community fundraising including: schools, universities, golf clubs, rotaries, faith groups and other community groups and support the flagship community fundraising event, Time for a Cuppa, within the region.

A key part of the role is to recruit, manage and motivate volunteers to undertake fundraising and awareness

and manage and develop relationships with supporters, delivering excellent levels of supporter care, motivating them and recognising their achievement to encourage their long term support.

There will be a need to attend events on behalf of the charity, receiving donations and delivering presentations on the charity’s work and promote Community and Challenge Events opportunities in region.


We are looking for a special person for this exciting role.  Working from home you will be covering a large region and so you will need to be highly organised, confident and self-disciplined.  There will be a need to work variable hours with occasional evening and weekend events and you must be happy to travel across the region.  Naturally you will be IT literate with experience of working with databases.    In addition you will be able to demonstrate the ability to build positive relationships, confidence in networking and have excellent communication skills.

We are looking for an experienced Fundraiser who is a real team player and has a commitment to achieving financial targets.

Job Description Regional-Fundraiser-South-West-July-2019

For a further discussion, please contact Jackie Dawkins at Shine Charity Recruitment (jackie@shinecharityrecruitment) or send your CV and supporting statement (see job description) in application by the closing date 27 August 2019)

First interview with Jackie Dawkins

Second interview with Dementia UK (9/10 September in the London office)



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