Vacancies

Waltham Forest Community Hub aims to be an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy and Statement.

Here are the current vacancies we have available: 

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Housing Advice Coordinator (part-time)  
3 year fixed-term contract, 21 hours per week

Where:     Waltham Forest Community Hub
Salary:     £31,557pa (Pro-rata)        

For more information email info@wfchub.org.  You can download the job description and person specification HERE.  

How to apply:     Please email your CV and covering letter to info@wfchub.org

Closing date:     Weds 11th August 2021 – 5pm

Interviews: likely to take place w/c 23rd August

Waltham Forest Community Hub is a registered charity that provides services that support residents of Waltham Forest.  We have recently secured funding from Trust for London to establish a 3 year housing advice service to support the people of the Borough.

We are looking for an experienced housing advice coordinator who will work with our partner organisation Hackney Community Law Centre to establish a new service that makes free legal housing advice and representation accessible for local residents.  You will process and assess applications and refer clients to an appropriate specialist solicitor.  You will be the first point of contact for clients and will be responsible for maintaining records of referrals/enquiries and reporting on activity.

You will need to have experience in a housing advice role and be able to evidence experience of dealing with people from all walks of life in the voluntary sector.

This is a very exciting time for our Charity, we have come out of lockdown stronger and continue to provide essential support to disadvantaged residents in Waltham Forest. Our other projects include engagement and empowerment of young people and senior citizens.  You can find out more about us on our website www.wfchub.org
 

VOLUNTEER TITLE:  Telephone Befriender

 

MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF TASK/PROJECT: To to improve the lives of those within our community, through interaction, engagement and empowerment by offering regular telephone calls to isolated senior citizens in Waltham Forest.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: To make weekly calls to senior citizens to chat about everyday life.

 

Telephone befrienders usually call the same individuals each week, sometimes at the same time, to provide a listening ear and to monitor general well-being. 

    

Where applicable offer information, informal companionship and advice.

 

Link people to local groups and services that may help them.

 

Potentially help to spot, protect and support older people who are suffering from abuse or neglect.

 

Report any concerns to WFCHub Befriending Team.

 

Adhere to Waltham Forest Community Hub confidentiality policy  

 

Working from WFCHub office to make the calls.

 

To undertake required record keeping procedures including updating excel spreadsheet to monitor calls made.

 

TRAINING: To participate in support/information meetings and one to one supervision meetings

 

Attend relevant training courses/workshops including safeguarding.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:  Weekly for 3 months

 

HOURS/DAYS:    To volunteer for around 3 hours a week.

 

DAYS: Any weekday

 

LOCATION:  WF Community Hub, 18a Orford Road, Walthamstow E17 9LN 

 

SUPERVISION: Direct supervision will be given by the Volunteer Co-ordinator or designated supervisor 

 

BENEFITS: Develop a new skill. Be part of the WFCHub team. Access to free training. Offer something back to the community.  

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact info@wfchub.org