Current Vacancies

Link Development Officer

Hours: 20 hours per week, (flexible working basis, including occasional evening and weekends)
Salary: £12,694 gross per annum (£23,166 FTE) plus 7% employers pension contribution 
Location: Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Park, Devizes

Community First

Community First is a dynamic charity committed to supporting communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. Our team goes the extra mile to create brighter futures for those living and working in the county. Putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

The Role

We are now looking for a dynamic self-starter to promote and support the development of Link Schemes. Experience in supporting community groups and good partnership skills will be of benefit.

We are looking for an individual with a caring and patient nature, committed to making the lives of others better.

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Harry Tipple, Head of Community and Partnership Development on 01380 732824 or htipple@communityfirst.org.uk, or Lynn Gibson, Chief Executive on  lgibson@communityfirst.org.uk . (No agencies please).

Applying

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

Closing date: Midday on Thursday 26th August 2021 
Interview date: Tuesday 14th September 2021

Please send completed applications forms to Bernadette Lowe, Head of Business Support at blowe@communityfirst.org.uk

Community First is an equal opportunities employer.

Building Bridges Support Worker

Devizes based
£24,717 gross per annum plus 7% employer’s pension contribution
36.5 hours per week
Fixed term contract to end of February 2023

We are looking for an individual to join our key worker team to support individuals who are furthest from the labour market to progress into training, education, and employment.

The role will provide one-to-one support and occasional group work with a number of individuals to understand their needs, develop personalised action plans, address their barriers and challenges, and progress towards their goals.

The role will cover the Swindon & Wiltshire region and will involve liaison and cross-referral with our Building Bridges partners and other support organisations in bringing together holistic support for participants.

The successful candidate will need to have strong interpersonal and communication skills for working with participants and good attention to detail, organisation and administrative skills (both paper and IT based).

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory DBS check.

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact Gayle Harper, Building Bridges Senior Support Worker on 07767 101284 or gharper@communityfirst.org.uk (no agencies please).

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

Closing date:  Midday on Wednesday 18th August 2021
Interviews: Tuesday 31st August 2021

Please send completed application forms to Bernadette Lowe, Head of Business Support, at blowe@communityfirst.org.uk

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

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 funding from the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community 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