Current Vacancies at Headway
Brain Injury Case Worker (Colchester, North & Mid Essex)
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.
We are a proactive charity, whose services are always in demand and we are recruiting now for a self motivated professional who will share our passion for supporting adults living with acquired brain injury in their local area and responding to their needs.
We are looking for an experienced health and social care professional who can, lead support group meetings, conduct client and risk assessments and provide support and advice to adults with ABI and their carers to help them lead a fulfilling life.
This role is based at The Headway Centre in Colchester, however you will be required to travel around the North and Mid Essex area to visit clients in their own home, network with local hospitals, GPs and other professionals as well as attend and run Support Group Meetings.
- Need to have experience of working in an environment supporting clients with diverse needs.
- Work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers and others from a range of health/ social care, and community organisations.
- Have good communication, IT, organisational and general administrative and presentation skills.
- Need a good understanding of safeguarding and health and safety.
- Have an NVQ Level 2 or above in Health and Social Care (or an equivalent).
- Be educated to ‘O’ level (or equivalent) English and Math Grade C standard
- Be prepared to use your own vehicle to travel and work some evenings.
£20,000 pro-rata per annum, Part time 22.5 hrs per week.
28 days holiday pro-rata per annum, (including bank holidays).
Pension Scheme, mileage allowance in line with company policy and time off in lieu for any overtime worked.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and the right to work in the UK. Headway Essex is an equal opportunities employer.
Fundraising Development Officer (Colchester, Essex)
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 £24,000 plus benefits.
For over 35 years Headway Essex has specialised in supporting people living with acquired brain injury. Our person centred 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.
We’re looking for an ambitious, confident and engaging individual who has proven experience of; working with community fundraisers to maximise income generated through community activities; and building new relationships with donors, corporate and other organisations to develop sustainable funding sources. You will be based in Colchester, but will be required to travel to work across Essex.
- Recruit, manage, and support volunteer fundraisers within the community, helping them to reach their fundraising potential
- Identify and develop new relationships with corporate supporters and fundraising groups across Essex
- Inspire and bring out the best in our supporters, corporate partnerships and fundraising groups, engaging them with the work of Headway Essex over the long term
- Be the central point of contact for all fundraising enquiries and oversee the donor and supporter stewardship process.
- Be an ambassador for Headway Essex in the community, representing Headway Essex at charity events, cheque presentations and talks.
Skills and experience required:
- Educated to GCSE or equivalent level Grade C, English and Math.
- Proven experience of meeting fundraising targets
- Excellent ability to motivate, inspire and influence people
- Strong networking skills and proven ability to build long-lasting relationships with a range of professionals and community fundraisers.
- 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.
- You will have proficient IT skills.
- 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 Development Officer, then please apply today and send your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. Therefore, we reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
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:
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.
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Is to ensure everyone living with the effects if acquired brain injury has the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life.
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