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It’s national Recycle Week

It’s national Recycle Week so what better time for us to remind you about what can and can’t be recycled at home.
This year we’re all being urged to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment through better recycling habits. 

Reducing our waste and recycling more of the right things, more often, are simple steps which we can all take to help.


Guildcare's Memory Cafe 

Enjoy a freshly prepared afternoon tea, musical
entertainment and meet like minded people in a
safe and secure environment supported by our
loving and friendly staff. FREE OF CHARGE 

Dates Saturday 18 September, Saturday 2 October,
Saturday 16 October and Saturday 30 October
Time 1.30-3.30pm
Venue Bradbury Wellbeing Centre, Robin Road,
Goring by Sea, BN12 6FE (limited transport
available upon request)
Book now. Call Jo Longhurst on 01903 528635

Kindly funded by The Derek and Eileen Dodgson Foundation

Work from home, work from the office – five questions on hybrid working for trustees to think about

For trustees of many organisations, helping staff to navigate their path back to the workplace as we move through the pandemic will be a significant challenge. One key area to think about will be people’s desire to explore hybrid working so they can get the benefits of working both in the office and at home.

Here Cambridge CVS have pulled together their five questions trustees should be thinking about when discussing hybrid working.

Savvy social media: time well spent

Although social media platforms are free to use and there are many 'freemium' scheduling tools to be had, it can be costly when it comes to investing your time.
In this blog, Salford CVS' 'official' tweeter and unofficial Instagram addict Becky Roberts shares her tips for getting the most out of the time you spend posting and engaging on social media.

Did you receive free PPE from the Department of Health?
If you answered yes to the question above, please complete this survey to let us know about your experiences and how you used this free PPE to help your community.

Keep safe as the seasons change

asymptomaticThe tang of autumn is in the air, and as the seasons change, many of us will be spending more time indoors.

Covid-19 is still with us, so it's important not to let our guard down and do all we can to stop the spread of coronavirus as we head into winter.

Here’s how to do your bit:

  • Test regularly – order or pick up test kits, or have a supervised test at a local pharmacy. Testing info here.
  • Have both doses of the vaccination.
  • Remember hands, face, space, let fresh air in.

Find the latest local Covid-19 data here.

COVID-19 vaccinations required for people volunteering in care homes

From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless exempt.

Click here to learn more about requirements and exceptions.



                                  Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

ADUR VOLUNTARY ACTION  - Chief Executive Officer

Job Description - Chief Executive Officer
 Grade: NJC SCP 23
 Salary: £27,741 p.a. pro rata (actual £13,871 p.a.) 
 Contract: Eighteen months, with continuation dependent upon future funding. 
 Hours: 18.5 hours per week
 Benefits: 3% employer contribution to pension, Mileage allowance and 22 days holiday
 plus 8 bank holidays per year.
Base: Co-op Community Space, Shoreham-by-Sea.  However, you will be expected to
work flexibly across the Adur District, and occasionally out of area. Home working for
some of the hours will be considered.
 Responsible to: Board of Trustees via the Chair.
 Closing date: 15 th October 2021
 Start date: asap
Interviews: Due to Covid-19 interviews may take place online at a time to be arranged
with shortlisted applicants in the week commencing 25 th October 2021.
About Adur/AVA 
The Adur district suffers from relative disadvantage compared to its neighbours, having
a high number of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA) identified within the Indices of
Multiple Deprivation as being in the bottom 30% of the country.
AVA is a long established, locally based infrastructure organisation providing support to,
information for and connectivity between smaller less well resourced, often not too
visible, voluntary and community groups in several distinct neighbourhoods.

AVA is in an exciting position having been recently rejuvenated.  Currently we have
two part time workers plus some trustees/key volunteers who can offer a significant
level of support around IT, Fundraising and HR functions.

For further details and application form contact

ESTEEM – Business Administrator

Contract: Part-time (22.5 hrs per week)
Salary: £21,000 per anum pro rata (including pension contribution and holiday pay)
Term: 3 years
Closing date: 10am on 1st October 2021

Interview date: 6th October 2021
o apply, please complete ESTEEM’s application form detailing your experience and how you fulfill the person specification. Please send this to


TURNING TIDES - Head of Development & Quality

Worthing based with travel to services across localities in West Sussex. Home working as agreed

37.5 hours per week
Flexible and part time working arrangements offered by agreement
£49,200 per annum

Turning Tides’ are seeking an experienced senior leader with a strong track record in developing services and ensuring their highest quality.  Turning Tides has in recent years grown rapidly to a turnover of £5.5m per annum and a staff team of 150 and 300 volunteers. It has 200 units of accommodation high support and lower support move on housing in West Sussex.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website, here -

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 6 October 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 13 October 2021

TIME TO TALK -  Senior Befriending Lead

Job : Specification  Senior Befriending Lead
Salary: : Band 4 - £26,000-28,700 per annum subject to experience.
Hours:  37.5 hours per week.
Location: Across Brighton, Hove, Adur and Worthing and at the head office based at City Coast
Centre, North Street, Portslade BN41 1DG and anywhere else in the Country as required i.e., training
and events in different locations. Currently we are operating a mixed model of working i.e. at home,
in the office and in the community.
Contract:: Permanent subject to a 12-month probationary period.
Start date:  As soon as possible.
How to apply: CV and covering letter to by Friday 1st October 2021.


Our lively and welcoming Community Centre, one of the oldest and  largest in the country, is looking for a new Centre Manager.  We are proud of our wonderfully equipped 160-seat theatre, our well-run café, 12 meeting rooms, office and workshop spaces, which host a wide range
of activities.
This is an exciting opportunity to ensure the smooth day-to-day management of an
established venue with scope to develop new ideas and to promote the Centre across a
local and wider community.
Hours to be determined - but we envisage this being in the region of 25 hours per week,
plus overtime when needed.
Full job description and proposed pay details available on request.
Please apply to Tony Brownings, Hon Secretary, at:
Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, West Sussex. BN42 4TE




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