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Job Title - Business Administration Apprentice - hvoss, Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service

  • Location - Hereford City Centre

Exciting opportunity to make a difference in your own community as well as learn vital skills. hvoss is a supportive organisation that will encourage and empower you to become confident in business administration and other key competencies. You will be based in our high street office and work around the county as part of our Talk Community team.

You will work as part of our Talk Community team and support our senior management team. Key activities include:

  • Answer phone calls
  • Take detailed messages and pass them on appropriately
  • Greet visitors and sign them in
  • Handle volunteer enquiries
  • Work with the volunteer database and develop knowledge of volunteering opportunities
  • Photocopying
  • Keep window displays up to date
  • Attend meetings as appropriate across the county with TC team
  • Assist with the volunteer newsletter
  • Be main point of contact for volunteers working in the office
  • Keep records of work done for monitoring document
  • Assist with the organising and supporting the running of events
  • Develop contact within the sector
  • Take notes at meetings
  • Learn to use JotForm, Constant Contacts, Canva and website editing (training and support will be given)
  • Help with social media including Facebook and Twitter
  • Assist with mailing lists
  • Make teas/coffees for visitors

We are an inclusive organisation, committed to equality of opportunity and inclusion, and a supportive team.

Desired skills

  • Confident use of IT including Windows software
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy

Personal qualities

  • Interest in your community
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and inclusion
  • Curious and keen to learn
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Helpful, encouraging and supportive approach

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE A-C English or equivalent grades
  • Functional maths or numeracy

Future prospects

hvoss leads on a number of projects and key activities in the county. There may be opportunities in which you will be interested.

Things to consider

You will be based in our Broad Street office in the centre of Hereford but will travel with the team around the county to events and meetings.

You will need to work outside usual office hours sometimes.


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Job Title - Peer Mentor - Shelter

  • Job Type - 37.5 per week
  • Location - Hereford & Worcester
  • Salary - Grade 1

We are advertising for 3  Peer Mentor posts within the Liaison and Diversion Outreach Teams in Hereford and Worcestershire. (one in Herefordshire and two for Worcestershire) closing application date is  26th September

Shelter are working in partnership with Herefordshire and Worcestershire Liaison and Diversion Services to employ peer mentors to work directly with service users who are experiencing multiple and complex needs, including homelessness, mental health needs, substance misuse and offending. Liaison and Diversion services identify people who have vulnerabilities when they come into contact with the criminal justice system as suspects, defendants or offenders. The outreach team supports service users in the community through the early stages of the criminal justice pathway, referring service users to appropriate services to address their health and social care needs and diverting them away from the criminal justice system into a more appropriate setting if required.

Peer mentors have directly experienced multiple and complex needs (specifically mental health needs and offending) in their lives and are able to utilise this knowledge of  their own experiences to provide unique and tailored support to the service user, diverting them away from the Criminal Justice system, sourcing appropriate accommodation and support, and empowering the service user to find stability in their lives. Peer Mentors will have personally accessed services as a service user to address their own needs and are able to share the knowledge of their journey and experiences for the benefit of the service user. Due to the unique skill set of the Peer Mentors their additional focus areas include engagement of hard-to-reach individuals through sharing of their personal lived experience, breaking down barriers to service provision, and advocating for better service provision for this client group. 

This is a development role and would be a valuable career opportunity for any individual who is taking initial steps towards paid employment.

There is also a podcast series hosted by two former peer mentors from our Birmingham Project which can be found at 


For more information and how to apply, please contact -


Job Title - Talk Community Development Support Lead at hvoss

  • Job Type - Maternity Leave Cover - 30 hours per week
  • Location - Hereford
  • Salary - Scale Point 26 (£23,240 FTE, £18,843 pro rated for 30 hrs)
  • Date Advertised - 17/09/2021 00:00:00

Job Purpose:

Provision of information, advice and support to improve the effectiveness, resilience, impact and sustainability of the local voluntary and community (VCS) sector as part of a partnership approach to deliver the Talk Community programme outcomes


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely at all times with the other Talk Community officers and teams and participate in Talk Community developments, leading agreed development activities and contributing fully to the overall outcomes of the Talk Community programme.

  • Provide information, guidance and support to new and existing organisations, activities and services to support their ongoing organisational improvement, development and impact.

  • Establish and deliver a capacity building and training programme for local organisations - sharing resources and providing opportunities for peer to peer support to help improve organisational capacity and effectiveness

  • Assess the needs of new and existing organisations, providing assistance and support to identified development needs and requirements.

  • Develop quality assurance arrangements and good practice within the VCS sector.

  • Assist organisations with fundraising, including new opportunities for income generation.

  • Provide development support to voluntary community sector organisations to maximise income generation, add value and develop appropriate operating models to support growth and sustainability.

  • Provide networking and support opportunities for countywide and/or locality level cross sector working

  • Develop locality working across Primary Care Network areas

  • Provide development support to Talk Community Hubs

  • Signpost local organisations to other appropriate bodies and specialist support as required, including WISH/Project development/funding advice Record and compile project data for monitoring and evaluation purposes.

  • Complete internal management reports and reports to funders as required.

The above duties are not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities determined to be reasonable, commensurate with the grade of the post, and without changing the general character of the post.

The post holder’s duties must be carried out in compliance with HVOSS’s Equality of Opportunity Policy, Information Security Policies. The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) and other subsequent health and safety legislation and other policies of HVOSS as determined in the Staff Handbook and the post holder’s Contract of Employment.


This post is for temporary maternity cover to start ASAP and end 

Contract length: 11 months

Part-time hours: 30 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: Scale Point 26 (£23,240 FTE, £18,843 pro rated for 30 hrs)


Job Description

Application Form

Application Form Notes

Equality Monitoring Form


Closing date for applications - Friday 17th September at 12 noon

Email with questions and application submissions

Job Title - Foundation Manager - Spectris Foundation

  • Job Type - 2 days per week
  • Location - Remote
  • Salary - £50k pro rata, the role is 2 days a week so actual salary is £20k per annum

Foundation Manager

Spectris Foundation Manager will be responsible for legislative and regulatory requirements affecting the charity and its activities, including ensuring all actions are in line with the charity’s governing document.

Application Deadline - 31/10/2021

Job Description - 

The successful candidate will ensure the smooth and efficient running of meetings, provide assistance and support to the Spectris Group Head of STEM Strategy and the Spectris Foundation board of trustees. They will ensure appropriate administration of the Foundation’s activities and maintenance of appropriate financial records. Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with our mission to champion equal opportunity for those with a passion for technology and a desire to engineer a better world. Experience, skills and expertise in charity law, and an interest in STEM and diversity in technology are essential.

Location - Remote 

Remuneration - £50k pro rata, the role is 2 days a week so actual salary is £20k per annum

Please contact - for full job description



Job Title - Living Well Team Leader/Dementia Lead at Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

  • Job Type - 37 hours per week
  • Location - Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester/Some home working
  • Salary - £23,462 FTE
  • Date Advertised - 16/09/2021 00:00:00

Living Well Team Leader/Dementia Lead at Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire

Job Purpose: 

The purpose of the Living Well Service is to provide person-centred support to older people and provide them with a range information, advice and active support to improve their health and wellbeing to enable them to live independently for as long as possible within their community. This will include people living with dementia, armed forces veterans and those with caring responsibilities.

The role of the Living Well Team Leader – Dementia Lead is to support the provision, coordination and development of supporting individuals with Dementia and  their families to access support within their local community, and  from  voluntary and public-sector organisations through our Dementia Wellbeing Service.

The Living Well Team Leader/Dementia Lead will contribute to the wider early help and prevention approach, by supporting the development of strong, resilient, and sustainable Dementia Friendly communities focusing on the increased demand for  post-diagnostic support in the form of specialist advice.

The role requires close working with commissioner’s, health and social care providers, local authorities, statutory voluntary and charitable partners to deliver and develop Dementia Services


Job Summary:

You will be responsible for a team of Living Well Co-ordinators providing advice and support to clients face-to-face, telephone and email as well as other locations as required across the Living Well Services providing specialist advice on Dementia.

Manage, develop and work with the Living Well Team, to support them to provide person centred, focused support to individuals living with Dementia, their families and carers, who need help, both emotionally and practically, to improve their health and wellbeing to enable them to live independently for as long as possible within their community. This will include people living with dementia as well as armed forces veterans and those with caring responsibilities.

You will develop a strong and coherent knowledge of the local statutory, voluntary and community sector thus ensuring that clients are referred appropriately and receive appropriate support. Additionally, you will build links with voluntary sector organisations, community groups, health and social care partners engaging and acting as an advocate for the project, building relationships for the future referral of clients. 

As the service will be continuously evolving, you will also be feeding back what works well to develop models of good practice.

Carry a small caseload of more complex cases relevant to own specialist area/s of expertise.

Applications close 30th September 2021

To learn more and to apply, visit - Dementia Advisor/Team Leader (

Job Title - Online Support Worker - Hope Support Services

  • Job Type - 40 hours per week
  • Location - Home and Office
  • Salary - £24,700

Online Support Worker

Hope Support Services are looking for a new Online Support Worker to join our team!

Purpose: To deliver online services to children and young people, including one-to-ones and group work using video, audio and messaging. To work as part of a team and in partnership with other professionals and agencies.

Commitment: Full time 40 hours per week to include some evening and weekend work

Role and responsibilities

  • Provide one-to-one support for children and young people via video, audio or messaging platforms
  • Onboard new referrals, assess their needs and develop an action plan
  • Supervise peer-to-peer support groups
  • Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the service and provide written reports of work undertaken as required
  • Promote service user involvement and facilitate service user feedback
  • Implement and follow Hope’s safeguarding policy and procedures for children and vulnerable adults
  • Liaise with schools, colleges and other organisations
  • Deliver online presentations to promote the work of Hope
  • Work with other members of the service delivery team to share good practice, attend team meetings and contribute to the development of Hope
  • Record keeping, ensuring client notes are accurate
  • Attend regular supervision
  • Observe safe working practices at all times and follow all of Hope’s policies and procedures


Things we're looking for

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • Qualifications in subjects relevant to the support of children, particularly pertaining to pre-bereavement and bereavement
  • Understanding of the needs of children & young people who have a loved one who is seriously ill
  • Current knowledge of child protection/safeguarding issues


  • Experience of working with children & young people, identifying, assessing and responding to individual needs
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children and those from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience of providing one-to-one support on an individual basis
  • Establishing and maintaining boundaries when working with children
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Experience of working with external agencies
  • Experience of following safeguarding procedures
  • Experience of managing a caseload

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Ability to plan and organise own varied workload
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Willingness to work flexibly and outside normal office hours (i.e. weekends and evenings) as required
  • Ability to engage with children and young people, bringing energy and enthusiasm to the role

Other details

Online Support Worker – Hope Support Services

To discuss this role further, please email or ring 01989 566317

Hope Support Services
Overross House
Ross Park

How to apply

You can apply for this role right now online. Visit - Online Support Worker – Hope Support Services