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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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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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