Salary – £23,468 per annum – fixed term until December 2023
Rotherham Federation are seeking an experienced Community Support Worker to join their team to work on the “Making Our Money Go Further” project supporting community groups to form, develop and improve their skills, knowledge, and resilience in relation to money management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Promote the Making Our Money Go Further project and support the formation of community groups.
To support groups and individuals with money management matters, improving their skills and knowledge and reducing their stress and anxiety.
Provide planned and ad-hoc support to community groups formed through the Making Our Money Go Further project including delivering face to face and online/digital sessions.
Work in partnership with Citizens Advice Rotherham and refer clients for one-to-one advice sessions.
Recruit, train, and support volunteers to develop their confidence and skills, and become “Money Champions”.
Support and train other service providers to develop their knowledge and skills regarding Money Management.
Monitor the impact and effectiveness of the work through agreed monitoring and data capture systems.
To deliver and report on specific targets and outputs as determined by funding requirements.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 years’ experience of providing support and guidance to groups and individuals in a community-based setting.
For further details and to request an application pack, please contact: Sarah Fletcher on 07538 625113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is 26th September 2022 at 10am with interviews held on 30th September 2022. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted on the 26thSeptember and invited to an interview.
TBC – Interviews will be face to face or held online via Zoom or Teams.
Successful candidates will have a DBS check carried out.
Appointment will be subject to suitable references.
RotherFed, based in Rotherham have just been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
RotherFed support communities in the Rotherham Borough to grow and develop, working with them to build their sense of belonging, community pride and spirit. They work with and through grassroots community groups that are committed to bringing communities together, giving all communities a voice and creating local solutions to local issues. Their work helps create communities that work and develops new and existing community-led groups which:
give everyone a voice
make communities happier places to live and work
help people to create local solutions to local issues
work together to create shared solutions to local problems
RotherFed is one of 244 local charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. Their work, along with others from across the UK, reminds us of all the ways in which fantastic volunteers are contributing to their local communities and working to make life better for those around them.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. Award winners this year are wonderfully diverse. They include volunteer groups from across the UK, including: a rural support group for farmers in Shropshire; a community magazine addressing isolation in the Western Isles; a running club engaging all ages in County Tyrone; a film academy and community hub based in South Wales, and a food bank in Greater London feeding vulnerable individuals and providing training opportunities.
Representatives of RotherFed will receive the award crystal and certificate from Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire later this summer.
In addition, two volunteers from RotherFed will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2023 (depending on restrictions at the time), along with other recipients of this year’s Award. Phil Hayes CEO says “how delighted I am that our group’s work has been recognised, for what our volunteers have contributed to our communities over the last couple of years and beyond. I want to pay tribute to hard work and commitment of our incredible team.”
The Spring 2022 Thurcroft Small Grants are now open.
Thurcroft Big Local will be awarding small grants from £50 up to £500 that benefit Thurcroft residents. They need to support one of the three themes in the Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people. More information and who can apply is available on the application form.
Rotherham Council has been delivering against the commitments in its Housing Strategy for 2019-22, now the Housing Strategy is being refreshed to set out the key priorities for 2022-25, and Rotherham Council are asking for your help in shaping this.
Please complete the electronic survey by 21st January 2022.
The RotherFed Friendship Calls project was shortlisted for the “Excellence in Community Action Award” at the Annual Tpas Awards which took place on 8th October 2021, and we have been successful.
Our CEO, Phil Hayes, would like to say a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers that have given so much of their time up to help isolated people in our communities through some really difficult situations. Also a huge thank you to all our staff team that have been involved in and created an incredible service through their passion, resilience and hard work.