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Salary: CNJ 25 £23,500 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract: Fixed term to 31 May 2021

Based at: Carers Northumberland, 107 & 109 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS

Closing date: 5 pm Monday 1 June 2020


Carers Northumberland is seeking to appoint a Young Carers Support Worker to the team to provide whole family support to young carers up to 18 years who are caring for a family member because of illness, disability, or mental health difficulties. This is a new and exciting opportunity to bring about lasting change for young carers so they can have the same opportunities as other children and young people.

You will be a motivated, self-starter and be able to demonstrate experience of working with children, young people and their families in challenging circumstances as well as providing information, advice and guidance in a variety of settings. A good understanding of the of the health and social care sector for young people in Northumberland is essential to the role. You must be able to develop effective external relationships, have a strong commitment to inclusive team-working and the ability to adopt a flexible, innovative approach to both the work and to colleagues. You must also have excellent organisational skills, good interpersonal skills and a be competent in the use of IT including website content and social media. The postholder will be required to travel to meetings and events throughout Northumberland and due to the nature of the county own transport is needed.

This post is fixed term to 31 May 2021 in the first instance with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

Closing date for applications: 5 pm Monday 1 June 2020

Interviews will be held the week beginning 8 June 2020. Due to the current situation this may be carried out remotely using one of the virtual meeting platforms.

To request an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01670 320025. The application pack can be made available in other formats upon request. For an informal chat about the role please contact Debra Blakey, Chief Executive Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will arrange a call back at a convenient time.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, you have not been shortlisted for interview.


Reg. Charity no: 1122972


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Salary £20,344.00 (pro rata): actual salary £12,096.00

Hours: 22 hours week

Contract: Fixed term contract funded until September 2021

Closing Date: Monday 25th May 2020 at 12:00 noon


Bridge is an exciting employability project operating throughout Northumberland, funded by The European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme.  Northumberland County Council and six voluntary and community sector delivery partners are working in partnership to deliver the programme and supporting long term unemployed and economically inactive people.

We are seeking an experienced and reliable individual to this exciting project. Applicants for the previous post advertised are welcome to reapply:

The Bridge Support Worker will work as part of the Bridge team, located with Northumberland Community & Voluntary Action. The role will provide Bridge staff and partners with high quality support that will include minute taking, financial claims, general administration, including scanning an filing, compliance checking, sourcing quotes and ordering of goods, event management and data co-ordination. We are looking for a reliable, hard-working and experienced administrator, to provide an exceptional administrative service.   The successful candidate will have great attention to detail, be able to work under pressure and be empathic to the needs of the project.


Closing Date: Monday 25th May 2020 at 12:00 noon

Interviews: Owing to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions we may need to delay the interview process and possible start date. Applicants who have not heard by mid-June have been unsuccessful.


Application documents can be downloaded below:

Please send your completed Application Form and Equality & Diversity Form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday 6th April 2020.




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We are looking to recruit 3 new non executive directors to Stomping Grounds CIC


Stomping Grounds Forest School is a small but growing Community Interest Company based in the North East of England with ambitious plans for future expansion of its services.

To help us grow we need experienced members of the public to join our Board and take the governance to the next level. We are particularly keen to recruit members of the local communities within which we operate: South Northumberland, West Gateshead and Newcastle. We are looking for people with, but not limited to, the following experience. If you think you have something to offer that isn’t listed here we would still look forward to hearing from you:

  • Experience of working in the charitable sector at board or SMT level 
  • Expertise in Finance, Fundraising, HR, Marketing or PR 
  • Experience of working in the legal profession 
  • Experience of working with disadvantaged communities

Board meetings take place quarterly on a Thursday 7-9. In addition to quarterly meetings, we would expect members to volunteer ½ day per quarter of time and expertise to support the Executive Director to continue to grow and monitor the social impact and the trading income of the Company.

To express an interest or to find out more, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange an informal chat.

You can find out more about our aims and vision here:

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Escape Family Support Ltd. is a small charity based in Ashington which provides support across Northumberland to families and carers affected by the addiction of a loved one to alcohol and/or drugs. You can read more about their activities in their latest annual report.

The organisation is flexible in terms of the skills and attributes people might bring to the role. We welcome diversity and could make good use of a wide range of skills including for example: company secretary, general management, marketing/ communications/public relations, social care and support – Adults and Young People, HR, IT, administration, minute taking, volunteering, fundraising, finance/accountancy and legal etc.

Candidates may have hands-on, academic or management experience in any of the fields above, together with a genuine desire to become involved. Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential as training will be provided. Our current trustees come from a varied range of backgrounds and we are a friendly bunch!

If you think you may be interested in becoming one of our trustees, or maybe to volunteer initially to become more familiar with the charity, please contact the Chair, Jackie L M Axelby, who would be happy to supply further information or come out and visit you to talk about things in more detail. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..