Current Vacancies

Trustees

Community First is looking for two new Trustees to join our Board and help us support growth, innovation and development. We are committed to equal opportunities and we are looking for Trustees with a variety of different skills, life experience and backgrounds. We are particularly interested in applications from people with business or Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector experience.

We have created a Trustee Information Pack containing more information about the role.

To apply, please send a CV and a short statement addressing the person specification in the briefing pack to Nicky Theobald (ntheobald@communityfirst.org.uk)

The deadline for applications is 1st March 2024.

Splash Youth Support Worker

    We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our award-winning Youth Work Team.

    • Hours: 36.5 hrs per week, including regular evening, weekend and school holiday work.
    • Salary: £25,694 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution.        
    • Location: Office base in Devizes, county-wide programme delivery, including 1:1 outreach and group work sessions.
    • Supervisor: Targeted Youth Support Services Manager

    The role focuses on providing practical and emotional support for young victims of crime in Wiltshire and Swindon aged 5-18 years, enabling them to cope and recover from their experience of crime, through increased confidence, self-esteem and resilience. 

    You will have experience of successfully delivering one-to-one and group work support for young people. Be creative, adaptable, with strong interpersonal skills and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

    The role will include regular evening, weekend and school holiday working.

    Due to the nature of the work, this role is subject to an Enhanced DBS, along with relevant background checks, references, a probationary period, and completion of mandatory training requirements.

    If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Steve Crawley Head of Youth Action Wiltshire Email: steve@youthactionwiltshire.org or phone: 01380 729183 or 07818077764. 

    Closing date: We do not have a closing date for this role and will instead review applications as and when they are received. 

    To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit the links below. Please note we are unable to accept CVs for this position.

    Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

    Housekeeper – Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre

    • Hours: 30 hours per week (including some weekends where required)
    • Contract Type: Permanent
    • Salary: £23,166 per annum (pro rata) £12.21 per hour
    • Job Category: Cleaning
    • Location: Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre, Oxenwood, Wiltshire, SN8 3NQ

    More Information

    Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre nestles in the heart of Wiltshire’s North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, steeped in interesting history, geography and wildlife. For over 50 years we have been providing tailor-made outdoor learning experiences, for schools, youth groups and other organisations to provide a wide range of on-site and off-site, day, multi-day and residential experiences.

    Owned and operated by Community First, Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre has a small team of dedicated instructors who focus on learning and development by providing an environment which helps young people develop their core skills, from building self-esteem to effective communication and recognising their individual personal strengths.

    Our activities are centred around teamwork and communication. Building resilience and giving young people the opportunity to set their own measurable goals and to celebrate their achievements.

    Our intimate residential accommodation caters for up to 38 group members and 8 group leaders. With a fully equipped catering kitchen, full toilet and shower facilities (including disabled access), a main hall, staff room, playing field and fully equipped classroom.

    Apply to join our wonderful team in a beautiful rural location and know that your efforts contribute towards supporting young people to thrive. We offer excellent terms and conditions, which include:

    • 25 days pro rata annual leave
    • Support regarding work-life balance, health and wellbeing
    • 7% employers pension contribution

    Community First is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure will be sought along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

    For an informal discussion about the role and to apply please contact Mo Maloney, Deputy Centre Manager on 01264 731274 or email: dmaloney@oxenwoodcentre.com.

    Applying

    The Job Description, Person Specification and an application form for this role can be found using the links below. We are unable to accept CVs.

    Please note, we do not have a closing date for this role and will review applications as they are received.

    Please send completed application forms to Nicky Theobald, Premises and Business Support Manager at ntheobald@communityfirst.org.uk

    Community First is an equal opportunities employer.