An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone who is driven, ambitious, uses their initiative and possesses a ‘can do’ attitude within our Admin & Finance team based in Blyth, Northumberland:

Philanthropy Manager

Permanent post:  22.5 hours per week.  Salary: £31,123 per annum (pro-rata)

The Philanthropy Manager will secure long-term, valuable relationships with large and mid-level trusts and foundations and lead on the implementation of Blyth Star Enterprises Limited’s new Donor Strategy.  This role is vital to the ongoing sustainability of the Charity and its work to ensure that those with mental illness and (or) learning and other disabilities have meaningful and independent lives within their community.  The successful candidate will lead the delivery of our ambition to grow the volume and value of trusts, foundations and donors that support Blyth Star Enterprises Limited.  They will be responsible for implementing the philanthropy programme, proactively securing funders whilst developing new relationships with donors in line with ambitious financial targets.  The right candidate will be a natural relationship builder with a proven track record of securing long-term partnerships with trusts, foundations and donors.

An application for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) certificate will be submitted in the event of an individual being offered a position within Blyth Star Enterprises.

To receive an application form and a more detailed job description, please contact
Brandon Hedley by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
or by telephoning 01670 338500.

Completed application forms, which will be considered until a suitable candidate is appointed, should be returned to:  Admin Department, Blyth Star Enterprises Limited, 
c/o The Old Chandlery, 30 Ridley Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 3AG 
or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Hexham, St Mary’s Chare
Salary: £10.00 per hour 
Hours: 13 Hours over 2 days 
We are looking for someone to join our caring and dynamic team, which is working to 
change the lives of people with learning difficulties and mental health needs. The 
supervisors in Hextol Tans will help develop our volunteers’ skills, whilst running the café.
The Hextol Foundation 
We are an independent charitable company based in Hexham & Newcastle. Our purpose is 
to provide working opportunities to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health 
needs so they can develop their skills and self-esteem and grow in confidence, creating a 
positive impact on the quality of their lives. We run several enterprises that provide safe 
and supported work experience and work-based training for adults with learning difficulties
and mental health needs. See www.hextol.org.uk for more information about us. 
The Tans Cafe
The Hextol Tans Café is a vegetarian/vegan café which opened in 2016 and has grown in 
popularity as a result of the quality of food and service we provide. 
We open 6 days a week Monday – Saturday, our normal trading hours are 10am-3.30pm. 
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with enthusiasm, dedication, the desire to help 
others, and a passion to provide a high quality of customer service. Working to make real 
and tangible differences to the lives of our beneficiaries, commitment to the welfare and 
development of our beneficiaries is as important in the role as front of house ability.
You will receive a full induction, training, and the chance to work in a supportive and 
rewarding environment. 
For an application pack or to discuss this position further, please call Claire or Bruce on 
01434 605253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting ref Tans Vacancy. 
Interviews will held when suitable applications are received, and appointment will ideally start as 
soon as possible, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. 

Duration: 30 Hours Per Week on an 18 Month Fixed Term Contract (with possibility of extension)
Salary: £21,892 (FTE £27,000 37hrs)

Closing Date: 01/09/2022, 12pm

How to apply: Apply now by downloading the forms from www.northumberlandpride.org.uk/jobs, completing in full Parts 1 & 2 of our application from and email this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below once you’ve sent us your application.

**This is a re-advertisement, previous applicants need not re-apply.**

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

 

Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
If you’d like an informal chat about this role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 

 

Hexham, St Mary’s Chare

Salary: Salary dependent on experience

Hours: 13 Hours over 2 days (to include some Saturdays)

We are looking for someone to join our caring and dynamic team, which is working to 
change the lives of people with learning difficulties and mental health needs. The 
supervisors in Hextol Tans will help develop our volunteers’ skills, whilst running the café.

 

The Hextol Foundation 
We are an independent charitable company based in Hexham & Newcastle. Our purpose is 
to provide working opportunities to people with learning disabilities and/or mental health 
needs so they can develop their skills and self-esteem and grow in confidence, creating a 
positive impact on the quality of their lives. We run several enterprises that provide safe 
and supported work experience and work-based training for adults with learning difficulties
and mental health needs. See www.hextol.org.uk for more information about us. 

The Tans Cafe
The Hextol Tans Café is a vegetarian/vegan café which opened in 2016 and has grown in 
popularity as a result of the quality of food and service we provide. 
We open 6 days a week Monday – Saturday, our normal trading hours are 10am-3.30pm. 
This is a wonderful opportunity for someone with enthusiasm, dedication, the desire to help 
others, and a passion to provide a high quality of customer service. Working to make real 
and tangible differences to the lives of our beneficiaries, commitment to the welfare and 
development of our beneficiaries is as important in the role as cooking ability.
You will receive a full induction, training, and the chance to work in a supportive and 
rewarding environment. 

For an application pack or to discuss this position further, please call Claire or Bruce on 
01434 605253 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting ref Tans Vacancy. 

Interviews will held when suitable applications are received, and appointment will ideally start as 
soon as possible, subject to the receipt of satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

 

 

Primarily working across Northumberland-flexible working will be considered

Contract / Hours: initially a two-year contract- 21 hours per week 

Salary: £13,054

Purpose:  To establish, develop and implement a physical activity programme for older visually impaired people across Northumberland.  To increasing the range, quality, and local availability of physical and social opportunities.

Our experience highlights that many visually impaired people lead very sedentary lives as well as experiencing anxiety, having low morale and feeling isolated. 

Covid has made the situation much worse. 

This exciting new project will need a Coordinator who will encourage people to engage in activities, maybe for the first time.

You will be expected to arrange a wide variety of activities to include such things as swimming, keep fit, dancing, walking groups etc. to suit the demands of our client group.

You will be responsible for recruiting volunteers to support the activities.

If you are an experienced Project coordinator with a physical activity qualification and want to join a small, friendly, award- winning organisation, then please apply for this post. 

For an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website: www.vision-northumberland.org.uk

For an informal chat about the role please call 01670514316 and speak to Julie our CEO

Closing date for applications Friday 26th August

Interview date:   Monday  September 5th  

Job Description

Key Duties:

  • Establishing core sports/physical activities for Visually Impaired Older People across Northumberland.
  • To represent the organisation at relevant meetings
  • To recruit and train volunteers to support the project 
  • To play the lead role in the organisation’s physical activity strategy.
  • Liaising with Visually Impaired People on what activities they would like provided.
  • To promote the project through networking and liaising with relevant organisations. 
  • To seek out the more isolated Visually impaired people, using internal and external sources.
  • To develop marketing materials to promote this service using social media, newsletters, and our website, ensuring all material is accessible for Blind and Visually impaired people
  • To record all data on our management information system
  • To produce reports and data using quantitative and qualitative information
  • To deliver all activities within Health and Safety regulations and carry out risk assessments at all venues 
  • Ensure that all volunteers are assessed and have appropriate DBS checks and relevant training 
  • Be willing to train in visually impairment awareness and train others where necessary 
  • Any other duties management feel is commensurate with the role

Please note, we are aware that you may not have worked directly with Blind or Visually Impaired People

For the right candidate we will fully train you in this specialised area. 

Person Specification

Knowledge-Essential 

•    Understanding the challenges of participation in sports /physical activities in Visually impaired Older People
•    Knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults 
•    Relevant qualification in physical activities 

Skills Essential 

•    Ability to self-start, motivate and inspire others
•    Ability to analyse needs, identify opportunities and develop the project to meet funders required outcomes
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills adaptable to our diverse client group providing information in accessible formats (training will be given in this area) 
•    Excellent admin skills, including record keeping and the ability to use a database 
•    The ability to work effectively as a team member
•    Excellent time management skills and self-motivation 

Experience-Essential 

•    Development and delivery of a physical activities project
•    Working with and understanding of the needs of older people 

Experience-Desirable 

•    Working with older Adults 
•    An understanding of disabilities
•    Working with volunteers  

Special requirements 

•    Willingness to work flexibility
•    Ability to regularly travel across Northumberland and transporting relevant equipment

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