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Job Title - hvoss-various job vacancies

Following our recent re-organisation, hvoss has a number of exciting opportunities for suitable candidates. 

You will join a leading local charitable support organisation and play a key role in providing support to individuals, hvoss members and the local voluntary and community sector.

These are the opportunities (job descriptions and person specifications are available here) : -

Support Service Officer (22 hours/week)

You will take a leading role in developing our new approach to the provision of a range of volunteering and support services to individuals, members and voluntary and community sector across

Herefordshire. A key function of this new role is to recruit and support a team of volunteers to assist in the delivery of our  Volunteer Bureau function,  information and advice services, and support to individuals and members who use hvoss services.

Finance and Administration Officer (15 hours/week, but some additional hours very likely)

To provide an office support function to the organisation including:-

  • Day-to-day accounting activities, payroll management, pension administration

  • Finance reporting including the provision of internal accounts and other finance reports for

  • management and the Board; and generation of draft year-end accounts and associated liaison with the auditors

  • Budgeting including the preparation of costings, budgets and forecasts as required by management and the Board

  • HR including the maintenance of HR records and issuing documentation for new employees

  • Board support: work with the Chief Executive to ensure all governance requirements are met including providing support for Board meetings.

No Wrong Door (NWD) Project Manager (8 hours/week)

An opportunity for an effective project manager who will have management responsibility for

overseeing successful NWD service delivery, and development opportunities for the service, its partners and hvoss.

This will include liaison with staff members, funders, partners regarding succession planning and sustaining multi-agency working beyond current funding for the service.

No Wrong Door Support Worker (22 hours/week) 

Playing a key role as part of the NWD staff team you will support the efficient running of the NWD service and provide support to project coordination and management, including data collection, communication, and administrative responsibilities.

Here is the application form and guidance on how to apply. 

hvoss Stategy 2017 - 2022 is here and our Annual Report from last year is here for background information about us.

Closing date for applications is 10a.m on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Interviews will take place in Hereford week commencing 16 October 2017.

To informally discuss any of the opportunities please contact Will Lindesay, Chief Executive on 01432 343932 or 07813 108552.

Job Title - LOOK-UK-Marketing & Communications Co-Ordinator

  • Job Type - Fixed Term Contract with a 3 month probation period - Part time 2 days remote working with the ability to attend team meetings minimum 2 days per month in Hereford, with occasional weekend work
  • Salary - £24,000 per annum (pro-rata)

LOOK-UK is a national charity for young people with a vision impairment. These are exciting times. We are in the early stages of our new mentoring project, aimed to support young people with a vision impairment aged 11-29. We are looking for a dynamic person to join our team who will share our passion for this innovative project and help grow our small charity.

LOOK-UK has 25 years of experience of supporting young vision impaired people and their families.

As the Marketing and Communications co-ordinator, you will have responsibility for ensuring that all internal and external communications are presented in a highly professional and “on brand”format.

A willingness to be part of a small, ‘hands on’ team is essential.

Some key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • creating and updating content for our website (which is currently in development);
  • generating and updating content for social media;
  • delivering bespoke marketing campaigns;
  • writing and circulating monthly online newsletter;
  • ensuring that all materials adhere to brand identity, including print and exhibition materials;
  • creating and editing audio, photographs or videos as required;
  • Organising Look’s presence at exhibitions and conferences;
  • developing Look’s internal communications strategy.

Skills and experience:

  • ability to take initiative;
  • creative flair with exceptional attention to detail;
  • an ability to work to deadlines and within budget;
  • confident in presenting engaging content and editing volunteer’s content;
  • knowledge of wordpress and how to update content, working knowledge of IT platforms such as mail chimp and survey monkey;
  • a positive and proactive attitude and willingness to be very ‘hands on’ as part of a small team;
  • exceptional communication skills and a confidence to liaise with external clients and stakeholders as required.


  • Ability to work in a team and work on one’s own initiative
  • Planning and co-ordinating communications strategies
  • Previous role in marketing and communications department
  • Knowledge of word press and other IT platforms such as mail chimp and survey monkey
  • Comfortable in the production of press releases and generating publicity
  • Good writing style and confidence in creating and editing engaging content
  • Confident with creating, managing and scheduling online marketing campaigns across all social media and other online platforms
  • Ability to edit sound and video contentStrong confidence with branding
  • Creative and competent with design and desk top publishing
  • Ability to build a strong network and make meaningful connections
  • Ability to work flexibly, under pressure and adapt to changeAbility to motivate,
  • Excellent written, aural and communications skills
  • Ability to travel as appropriate with occasional overnight stays
  • Strong general numeracy and IT skills

A general understanding of issues facing young disabled people and their familiesAn understanding of and commitment to diversity and equal opportunitiesSome travel will be necessary, so use of car essential. If you have a disability/vision impairment we can explore access to work travel support for you.Understanding of safeguarding and data protection.

Application deadline is Friday 22 September, 2017 at 5pm. Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 2 October 2017.

If you would like to know more about this position or would like to apply, please contact by email ; or by post to LOOK, Admin ,The Chapel, Venns Lane, Hereford HR1 1DT