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Graduate Paid Internship – Community Transport Support Officer

Fixed Term Contract with immediate start until March 2018, with potential for a permanent role subject to funding.

Hours: 36.50 hours per week (£15,184 FTE 10 month contract £12,603)

Based: Devizes, Wiltshire

Community First is a development and support charity and Company Limited by Guarantee, delivering a wide range of community services across Wiltshire and Swindon.

We have a unique opportunity for a talented enthusiastic graduate looking to develop work based skills in Business Administration to join our Community Transport department.

You will gain knowledge of how our community transport department operates alongside learning about the wider charities operations, and be involved in the day to day running of the programme. You will also provide administrative support to a number of areas across the organisation.

We are looking for a recent graduate who has a genuine passion for working in the voluntary and community sector. You should be capable in delivering excellent customer service as well as possessing outstanding organisational, communication and administrative skills. You will begin your career in a well-respected award winning charity, with the potential of permanent employment for the right candidate in early Spring 2018.          

Closing date: Midday,19th June 2017                                 

Interview date: 29th June 2017

To download a description of this role and an application form please see below.

For additional information, please contact Jane Windle-Hartshorn, Head of Community Development on 01380 732818

Community First is an Equal Opportunities Employer


Building Bridges Programme Administrator

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Devizes based                                                                           36.50 hours per week

Fixed term contract for one year, with an option to extend - £20,456 gross per annum, plus 7% employer pension contribution

We are looking for an individual who is extremely organised and can support the Building Bridges Programme Manager to effectively deliver the £3.88M Building Bridges programme, jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

The role will be to provide administrative assistance and general support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager, including administration of the financial claims process across all programme delivery partners.

It will require someone with an eye for detail and process who can provide reliable support to the Building Bridges Programme Manager and lead team to ensure effective and compliant delivery of the programme.

The role will be fully funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.

Further information regarding the Building Bridges programme can be found via our website at www.buildingbridgessw.org.uk

Closing date: Midday, 2nd June 2017         Interviews: 12th or 13th June 2017   

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post please see below.

For additional information, please contact Dave Potts, Building Bridges Programme Manager on 01380 729826.

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.


Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.

The project has received up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding


Sessional Youth Support Workers

Needed By Youth Action Wiltshire The ‘Youth Arm’ Of Community First Registered Charity No: 288117

Casual Contract

Hourly rate of £8.50 to £9.50 dependent on qualifications and experience

Wiltshire based

These flexible roles working with a range of young people across Wiltshire are key to our successful delivery of positive activities programmes.

The Sessional Youth Support Workers role includes engaging, motivating and supporting young people to succeed. The roles are crucial in providing positive, fun experiences which are designed to increase self-esteem, confidence and skills. You must be over 18, be able to travel to activity locations countywide and have the ability to connect with young people. 

We are specifically looking for Sessional Youth Support Workers to support our;

  • Splash positive activities programme, which is for young people aged 9-16 years who are facing challenges in their lives. Varied activity sessions run in all school holiday periods.
  • Youth Clubs Support programme which works with local groups to facilitate diverse activities for local young people term time in the evenings.
  • Wiltshire Young Carers Service respite sessions which provide positive activities for young carers aged 6-18 years at weekends and during school holidays.

You will work alongside fellow staff members, volunteers and activity providers and will be responsible for managing groups of young people.

For an informal discussion about our Sessional Youth Support Worker roles simply contact Steve Crawley, Head Of Youth Action Wiltshire on 01380 729813 or email steve@youthactionwiltshire.org

This role is subject to two references, an enhanced DBS check and completion of relevant induction training including Safeguarding and First Aid.

To find out more about Youth Action Wiltshire and Splash work please visit our websites; http://youthactionwiltshire.org/       and           http://www.splash-wiltshire.org.uk/

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Minibus Drivers Required

Community First Community Transport service provides a range of minibus transport services including home to school transport, social services transport, with-driver group and private minibus hire.

Casual drivers are required for driving (and potentially maintenance jobs also) as and when required.

There may also be an opportunity for the drivers to carry out light maintenance of Community First’s small fleet of minibuses and people-carriers on a paid (sessional) basis.

£8 gross per hour

Other benefits: Access to company pension scheme. Free driver training. Paid holiday.

Essential: Full clean driving licence required (with D1 entitlement)

Passenger driving experience preferred although not essential as full training given.

An Enhanced DBS check will be required.

Please see additional documents below or call Liam on (01380) 732816 for further information


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