Cook

Age UK Plymouth is seeking a Cook to play key role in supporting our clients through the promotion of choice, opportunity and independence. The primary purpose of this role is to support the Catering Manager in the effective operation of the catering function at Age UK Plymouth’s two centres in Plymouth and Plymstock and at our new short-term care centre.

As Cook you will be responsible for cooking fulfilling home cooked meals for clients, staff, volunteers and members of the general public across both sites and taking responsibility for catering requirements at events and meetings.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a commercial kitchen. A current Food Hygiene certificate, Health and Safety awareness certificate, City and Guilds Catering 706/1 and 706/2 or Equivalent Qualifications / Relevant Experience is essential.

A post of this nature is subject to a basic Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further details can be found at www.gov.uk/dbs

Hours: 22 hours per week, across 7 days

Cook Rate of Pay: £12,355 per annum

Closing date: 11/07/2022

Interview date: TBC, as and when as applicants apply.

To apply, please complete an Application, CV’s will not be an accepted form of application. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information https://www.ageuk.org.uk/plymouth/get-involved/work-for-us/ or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth on 01752 256020 to request an application pack.

Timebank Outreach Worker

Post: Timebank Outreach Worker P/T
Hours: 16 or 21 hours a week
Salary: £20,685 (FTE)
Location: Plymouth – various neighbourhoods and Whitleigh Office base

Timebank South West is a registered charity based in Plymouth since 2011.  We focus on bringing people and communities together to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase individuals’ sense of wellbeing through timebanking activity. Timebanking is a reciprocal informal volunteering scheme where people help each other and learn new skills. The only currency is time, and all skills are equal.

“I love Timebank and the help I know I would get if I needed it. It’s nice to be able to offer my services for free and help others and make new friends”.

Alongside our existing Timebanking provision we will be offering new opportunities and activities for people aged 65+ and setting up four new Timebanks as part of Plymouth’s Integrated Care Approach – ICOPE.

Main objectives of the post

To work as part of a team supporting Timebank South West’s network of Timebanking Hubs across Plymouth. The post holder will be responsible for promoting the principles and benefits of informal volunteering, bringing people together and supporting safe one to one and group exchanges of time and skills. The overall aim is to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase people’s wellbeing through timebanking activity

Key duties and responsibilities

To promote the principles of Timebanking to individuals, organisations, and service providers, ensuring Timebanking is inclusive and open to all.

Raise awareness of the positive benefits of Timebanking and its added value to people’s wellbeing, confidence, and self-esteem when they take part.

Host regular socials and organise activities in various neighbourhoods to bring people together to make and maintain friendships to help reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

To motivate participants to exchange their time and skills with others and get actively involved in their community.

Arrange safe one to one and group exchanges between participants, support exchanges, document activity and gather feedback.

Encourage new individuals and community groups to join Timebank South West including persons aged 65+.

Support new and existing Timebank South West hubs in various locations across the city of Plymouth.

So, if you are someone who……

·         has community development experience

·         enjoys working with individuals and communities

·         is a good communicator

·         believes everyone has something to offer

·         is passionate about people’s well-being

·         has a friendly and positive outlook

·         is a motivator

·         wants to work within a small, friendly, dedicated team

·         likes to do things a bit differently

………then you need to apply!

We are a flexible employer and therefore offer this P/T role as a 16 hour or 21 hour post.

For further information on applying  CLICK HERE

Deadline for applications: Monday 20th June 2022

Interview date to be confirmed

Pregnancy Crisis Care – Peer Group Work Support Facilitator

Pregnancy Crisis Care (Plymouth & SE Cornwall) are advertising for a Peer Group Work Support Facilitator employed on a self-employed basis (5 hours per week) for one year.

Previous experience of setting up and running group work required, as would previous counselling experience/knowledge around pregnancy-related crisis or loss issues is strongly desirable.

Location: The focus of the role is to be based in Plymouth, with two support groups of each pregnancy support and pregnancy loss to run every other week in a month (ie 4 groups a month).

One group – pregnancy support – face to face/online, alternate every other week.

One group – pregnancy loss (miscarriage or stillbirth), face to face/online, alternate, every other week.

The role will be 5 hours per week @ £20 per hour.

For more details/ information, please email me at: jane@pregnancycrisiscare.org.uk or call me on: 07745 501700.

To apply for this role, please send in a CV and covering letter to the Centre Manager: jane@pregnancycrisiscare.org.uk

Click here for a job description.

Closing date for applying for this role is 17.06.2022