Current Vacancies at Headway

Brain Injury Case Worker (South Essex) Part Time 4 days (30 hrs) per week £20k pro-rata per annum

 

For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury. Our person centered approach means our clients are at the heart of the work we do, providing support and advice at every stage of their recovery post hospital discharge.

 

The Role

We are looking for an experienced health and social care professional, who is prepared to travel around the county; leading support group meetings, conducting client assessments, providing support and advice to adults with ABI and their carers to help them lead a fulfilling life.

As and when required you will provide back up support running activities provided by the South Essex Day Service.

NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care or an equivalent is essential.

Educated to ‘O’ level (or equivalent) English and Math standard

You will need to have experience of working in an environment supporting clients with diverse needs. You will have good IT skills and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers and others from a range of health/ social care, and community organisations.

You should have a good understanding of safeguarding and health and safety.

 

Benefits

 

Weekday work Tuesday to Friday

Enrolment into our Pension Scheme

Mileage allowance in line with company policy

Time off in lieu for any overtime worked.

Death in Service benefit.

 

 

This post is subject to the right to work in the UK, a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

 

Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.

 

If you want to be part of our friendly staff and volunteer team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, apply today and send your CV and covering letter to:

admin@headwayessex.org.uk

 

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

 

All applications will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement – www.headwayessex.org.uk.

 

Fundraising and Communications Assistant

Salary £20,000

Full Time Role Based in Colchester Town Centre

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to bring your experience and knowledge of fundraising to help change the lives of adults with acquired brain injury. You will join our fundraising team on a permanent basis 37.5 hrs per week. In return, you will receive a salary of £20,000 plus benefits.

For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury. Our person centered approach means our clients are at the heart of the work we do, providing support and advice at every stage of their recovery post hospital discharge.

As a proactive charity, whose services are always in demand, the Fundraising team raise vital funds to enable us to continue providing and improving these valued services across Essex.

 

The Role

We’re looking for an ambitious, confident and engaging individual who has proven experience of fundraising and marketing, ideally in a charity environment. You will be based in Colchester, but will occasionally be required to travel to work across Essex.

 

You will;
• Work with the Fundraising team to raise money and maximise income through a wide range of fundraising activities
• Support the Fundraising Manager with the delivery of our annual high profile events as well as other third party events, eg, Colchester Half Marathon
• Assisting with the administration of the busy fundraising office
• Through marketing and communications; help raise awareness of acquired brain injury, our services and increase brand/profile across a range of media channels by writing content and schedule social media posts, keeping the website up to date and production of visuals to support fundraising and service activity.
• Managing and developing a dynamic volunteer team to support the work of the busy fundraising office
• Be an ambassador for Headway Essex, representing the charity at events, cheque presentations and talks and generally promote the organisation to increase fundraising and public awareness

 

Skills and experience required:
– Educated to GCSE or equivalent level Grade C, English and Math
– You will have excellent copywriting and IT skills and be proficient in social media and design platforms
– Ability to motivate, inspire and influence people
– Good networking skills and ability to build relationships with a range of professionals and supporters
– Strong operational and organisational abilities and skills to work collaboratively with colleagues, volunteers and other organisations
– You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work to deadlines whilst prioritising workload

 

Applicants must:
– Hold a valid UK driving licence and be a car owner as you will be required to travel across Essex.
– Have a flexible approach to duties and varied work patterns to accommodate evening and weekend work as required.

 

What you will receive in return:
– 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
– Pension Scheme
– Mileage allowance in line with company policy
– Time off in lieu for any overtime worked

 

This post is subject to the right to work in the UK, and satisfactory references. Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.

 

This is a rewarding and fast-paced role and no two days will be the same. If you think you have the skills and experience required to be our Fundraising and Communications Assistant, then please apply today and send your CV and covering letter to: admin@headwayessex.org.uk
Closing date for Applicants 3rd January 2020

 

 

 

Brain Injury Support Worker – CHARITY Colchester, Essex

 

Headway Essex is looking to recruit an experienced and dedicated full-time Support worker to join our multi-disciplinary team, providing therapeutic and post rehabilitation day services for adults with acquired brain injury in Colchester, Essex.

 

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate healthcare professionals with previous experience of working in a health or social care setting, who have a person-centred focus, promoting the dignity and independence of our service users, enabling them reach their optimum potential and live fulfilling lives through activities provided in the day centre and in the community.

 

This position involves working with clients of all abilities with acquired brain injury, experience in this area will be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.  You will be working within a small team of support workers at our day care centre.

 

You will be promoting a more independent and fulfilling lifestyle, enabling service users to access the community and interact with friends, family and local people.  This will be achieved through;

  • Key-working with individuals, identifying support plans, setting goals and carrying out reviews.
  • Liaising with other professionals, agencies and organisations.
  • Being involved with activities relating to education, self-development and social rehabilitation.
  • Running, planning and attending evening Social groups.
  • Assisting clients with personal care requirements.
  • Oversea the administration of medication.
  • Maintaining accurate and appropriate records.

 

Essential skills include:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • IT Skills
  • Excellent organisation skills

 

You will need to have the right to live and work in the UK, and suitable referee contact details to apply for this vacancy.  It is highly desirable that you have a full clean valid driving licence – with a willingness to drive the Charity’s minibus to access community activities and have an NVQ Level 2 in health and social care and educated to ‘O’ Level English and Math standard.  The successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory enhanced criminal records check.

 

Full Time 37.5 hrs per week – Monday to Friday

 

Salary £17.5K

 

 

Applications

 

If you want to be part of our friendly staff and volunteer team who improve the lives of adults living acquired brain injury, you can apply to the above vacancies by sending your CV and covering letter to:

admin@headwayessex.org.uk

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received.  We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

All applications will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Statement – www.headwayessex.org.uk.

Our Mission

Is to ensure everyone living with the effects if acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.

Our Vision

Is, through our work:

  • People with acquired brain injury will fulfil their potential
  • Families and carers will be better able to cope with their caring roles
  • The wider community will understand the cause and effects of acquired brain injury

As with many local charities, we rely on local fundraising to assist us in maintaining a high level of care and support. If you are interested in helping in anyway, we would love to hear from you.

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