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Volunteer

Volunteer Handy Person

Role Summary

About the opportunity

Are you a conscientious and reliable person who could oversee and undertake maintenance at our Centre in Newark, including a small garden/carpark area, to ensure it remains a welcoming and safe environment?

This role will include DIY, working with the CEO to ensure the centre is fully compliant on all relevant aspects of health and safety and supervising external contractors. You should enjoy working in a team and have some experience of building maintenance such as plumbing, painting, heating, carpentry and/or electrics.

There are no fixed hours for this role as this will be on an ad hoc basis depending on the work needed and your availability which will be agreed in advance.

What does the role involve?

  • Ensuring the Centre is warm, welcoming and safe through many different DIY projects from changing light bulbs, putting up shelves/pictures to painting rooms.
  • Keeping the garden tidy (which consists of 5 planted boxes) and fake grass to create a pleasant environment for families and children to play in.

About the Children’s Bereavement Centre

The Children’s Bereavement Centre supports 3–18-year-olds and their families from Nottinghamshire and South Lincolnshire.  They are all experiencing life-changing trauma due to the death or terminal illness of someone important to them. We offer 1:1 bereavement support sessions for both young people and adults. We also provide a peer support group, specialist workshops, community therapeutic events and an annual bereavement residential. We deliver training for schools, professionals, and volunteers. Our aim is to provide a network of effective support around every bereaved young person, to ensure the best outcomes for all.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic DIY skills (knowledge of plants is not required!)
  • Takes pride in creating a pleasant welcoming environment for all
  • Eyes and ears to report any identified safety concerns
  • Common sense
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Understanding of confidentiality
  • Sensitivity and empathy towards children and families attending the centre

Practical Considerations

  • Age/Gender Restrictions: 18 years+
  • Disabled access: Yes
  • Expenses: Yes
  • Induction: Yes
  • Insurance Cover: Yes
  • Support & Training on offer: Yes
  • Recruitment: application form, informal interview, DBS check and references

For more information, please call 01636 551739 or email anna@childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk

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