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Become an Opoka Trustee and join our Board of Trustees!
We are looking for TRUSTEES with a wide range of skills and experience, including experience gained in communities in the West of England.
We are particularly keen to find individuals with skills in the areas of:
· policy development,
· marketing and communications in the charity and voluntary sectors.
This is an exciting time to join OPOKA.
We are embarking on a new three-year strategic plan to continue to grow as a grassroots organisation, adapting our work to keep pace with a changing world and changing needs.
This is a voluntary role that requires one to attend a minimum of 4 Trustees meetings per year with a total time of 10 hours per calendar year.
Secretary of the Board of Opoka
We are looking for a person for the position of Secretary of the Board of Opoka
The task of the secretary of the board of the organization is:
Time required: Working time - 12 hours per yearSalary - Voluntary position.
Would you like to acquire new skills, or do you already have experience in managing people? We are looking for a person for the position of - Volunteer Coordinator. We need a person with excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills, who has the confidence to develop and manage volunteers.
Contract: Permanent to start with a 3-month probationary period for you and the Opoka CIO to get to know our organisation and each other.
Salary: £22,573 per annum based on 37.5 hours per week, pro-rated to 8 hours.
Actual amount: £4,813.12 per annum
Hours of work: Part-time
Hours: 8 per week, there is potential to increase hours to 16 per week
Holidays: 28 days paid holiday is offered, including bank holidays + 8th of March IWD on a full-time basis, in which case the holiday will be pro-rated at 8 hours per week.
Location: Bristol & South Gloucestershire
Current responsibilities include:
Helpline VolunteerVolunteers can be an essential part of the work we do at OPOKA. With appropriate training, support, and supervision volunteers learn and grow while offering compassionate, real-time support to women experiencing domestic abuse — over the phone through our Helpline service.The candidate should have excellent communication skills in Polish and English. It happens that our helpline is very often called by English-speaking professionals therefore is a need for fluent communication in English and the ability to take notes and record information electronically in English.***This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Safe House Worker
We are looking for a Safe House Support Worker with communicative Polish and English to join our team.
Salary: £22,828 - £26,500 per annum ***depending on qualifications and experience.
Contract: 16 to 22.5 hours per week with the possibility of full-time.
This role is for someone who wants to learn something new, has a lot of empathy, and would like to make a positive difference to the lives of women and their children.
As a Safe Home Support Worker, you will be responsible for providing high-quality practical and emotional support to people who have experienced domestic abuse and their children living in our homes.
You will ensure the smooth running of the safe home, including admitting women and their children into the home. You will also assess their needs and advise them on their entitlements to welfare and housing benefits.
You will develop support plans for each woman and her children and assist them in obtaining permanent accommodation from city resources or the private rental housing market. We would prefer a candidate who communicates well in Polish and English and knows the importance of maintaining boundaries and professional confidentiality.
Candidates who already have experience working in social care or as a carer (Health & Care Assistant) and experience in providing emotional support to traumatised people are welcome.
Training in domestic violence legislation, including civil/criminal law and guardianship laws is provided. Flexibility and willingness to work 'ad hoc' in the event of necessary sickness or holiday replacement and occasional evening work in emergency/crisis situations is essential.
· We offer a competitive salary and annual promotion,
· 28 days annual leave increasing to 30 days + 8 March - International Women's Day
· Pension scheme at NEST which includes employer contribution and health scheme
· Westfield Health Scheme and life insurance.
***This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9 and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 applies. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.
Bilingual Polish & English Speaking IDVA (female)