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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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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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