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Categories Charity Jobs, Fundraising Jobs
Salary £19,000 to £24,000
Start Date 2019-02-28
End Date 2020-02-28
Location Uffculme
Job Information

Coldharbour Mill is one of the oldest woollen mills in the UK having been in continuous production since 1797. Originally owned by world-renowned textile producers Fox Brothers, the Mill took fleece from all over the world and transformed it into yarn, cloth and textiles. Today the rich heritage lives on as one of the finest working wool museums where visitors are not just able to relive the sights and sounds of the industrial revolution but also see crafts men and women making traditional textiles, beautiful knitting yarn and hand woven rugs.

The Museum is now looking to recruit a Part-Time Volunteer Development Co-Ordinator.  You will be working closely with the Learning and Community Engagement Officer and other staff to:

  • To co-ordinate and drive an increase in volunteer activity across Coldharbour Mill
  • Primarily focusing on the pro-active and sustainable creation of volunteer roles,
  • To provide an overall delivery and maintenance of systems and processes to support volunteer’s involvement
  • To implement project planning tools to support the creation and marketing of new roles and programmes
  • Championing and articulating clear routes into volunteering for prospective volunteers
  • To develop relationships with external organisations
  • To develop a training programme for volunteers
  • To act as an effective advocate for volunteering throughout the organisation and across the sector, keeping fully up to date with external developments and best practice in volunteering policy
  • To support the Museum to achieve Investors in Volunteers Standard

We are looking for someone who has:-

  • Experience of co-ordinating volunteer programmes
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment providing high levels of service
  • Experience of monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience of report writing and collating / summarising information and statistics for a variety of audiences
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Full job description and person specification available to download here Job description – Volunteer Development Co-Ordinator

If you would like to apply for this role, please email your CV an covering letter to

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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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Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Devon
Job Information

We are working with the Devon based charity Space*,  previously known as Devon Youth Service (part of Devon County Council).  The charity is committed to providing a successful and innovative service with a clear vision of young people being at the heart of their communities. DYS Space Ltd, space*, has been founded as a public sector mutual (PSM), with charitable status, and works to the principles of partnership, openness and employee engagement.


Space* currently delivers 5 main service lines:

  • Open access evening youth provision open to all young people in the specified age Ranges
  • Targeted 1-2-1 work with young people with more complex needs, including many referred from a range of partners such as Social Care, schools, CAMHS etc.
  • DofE awards for young people with protective characteristics
  • A variety of support packages for upwards of 100 VCS youth organisations across Devon (delivered with our key partner, VOYC)
  • Our Chances Educational Support Service for those young people struggling in mainstream educational settings (purchased services)

They  operate from 9 well equipped Youth and Community Centres across Devon, located in  Bideford, Okehampton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Exmouth, Exeter, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Totnes and  utilise a fleet of minibuses, people carriers and mobile provision to run their services and reach more young people.

Over 2500 young people directly used our services in the last year and many more thousands are supported through their  direct support to over 70 VCS youth organisations.  The charity employs 87 (c56 FTE) dedicated staff and their  first years turnover was in the region of £2.3m

Following a recent skills audit, the Board is now looking to appoint an independent Trustee who can offer commercial acumen and business skills gained from a career in PR, Marketing, Income General and/or Fundraising.  You would be joined a committed and dynamic team of Trustees who are passionate about the work of the organisation and have a genuine desire to be part of an organisation that believes young people are ‘creators rather than just consumers’.  The Board meets four times a year (6pm) at various locations around Devon, Trustees also get involved in specific areas of work depending on their skills set.

Download the Briefing Pack here Space_Briefing Pack_staff_trustee recruitment_updated_May_2018

If you would like to talk further about this opportunity or Trusteeship in general, please contact Jackie Dawkins (Director) Shine Charity Recruitment –


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Title Trustee, Buckfastleigh
Categories Trustee Roles
Salary N/A
Location Buckfastleigh
Job Information

We are delighted to be helping Camphill Devon with 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 someone who has financial or commercial acumen gained within a professional environment.

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
  • 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.

Trustee Recruitment Pack – 2018

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Title LOCALITY MANAGER – Learning Disabilities
Categories Charity Jobs
Salary £37,000 + £1000 Hello Bonus
Location Somerset
Job Information

About Discovery

Discovery is a brand new organisation established in Somerset for the people of Somerset. Our motivation is to ensure that people with learning disabilities get more from life. We use our experience, connections and provide best practices to deliver our ambitions.  We’re looking for a Locality Manager to join our team, to lead one of our localities in the Glastonbury Area.

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

The Locality Manager will provide local leadership within their locality, supporting colleagues
to be the best that they can be so that the people we support have greater choice and control in their lives.

We’re looking for an exceptional professional, who shares our values in putting the people we support at the centre of our care; leading by example and providing excellent support to people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs.

About you

Above all, you will inspire colleagues to bring to life our mission to provide the very best personalised support for people with learning disabilities and autism, helping them to be actively engaged with, and contribute to, their communities – to get more from life.

You’ll be an excellent communicator, looking to mentor and motivate your team to provide person-centred support with an ability to prioritise your workload, delegate tasks and meet deadlines. Your focus will be on the people we support, their families and our colleagues.  Specifically, we are seeking candidates who have previous experience as a Registered Manager for a learning disability organisation and can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of CQC/CSSIW guidelines and the requirements and the health and social care act.

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)

Locality Manager Info Pack Jan 2019

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