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Vacancy – Finance and Business Support Assistant Cardiff

Responsible to: Finance Manager for finance tasks and the Senior Leaders for business tasks
Responsible for: Volunteers

The successful applicant will have worked with children, young people and families. They will be responsible for facilitating partnership between families and professionals and be able to build constructive professional partnerships.  They must have good partnership, networking, interpersonal and administrative skills; have good time management and prioritizing skills in order to manage high workloads 


Job details

Posting date: 23rd of August 2021

Salary: responsibility band 3 spinal point 14
£18,013.62

Hours: Full time – 35 hours 

Job type: Permanent

Closing date:  4th September 2021

Interview date:  September 10th Cardiff

Location:  Cardiff 

Company: SNAP Cymru

The role is currently a mix of homebased and office base working

If you would like to discuss this post please ring:
Lindsay Brewis on:  07803018064 or email: lindsay.brewis@snapcymru.org

To apply please send a CV with any additional appropriate information to vacancies@snapcymru.org

Summary
SNAP Cymru provides specialist educational information advice and support for families and professional in Wales

The SNAP Cymru Team working from the Cardiff  office covers the Cardiff Vale and Bridgend area as well as taking calls on our Helpline from every part of Wales.   This role  will cover the Cardiff  areas. 

We are seeking a person with a strong background in education and the inclusion of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, to join our team.

This is a demanding and extremely rewarding role.

Job Description

Main purpose:
The role of the Finance and Business Assistant (FBA) is an important one in SNAP Cymru. FBA duties can include everything from helping with finances,  scheduling meetings, correspondence, and note-taking. The FBA Assistant can also expect to answer phone calls, and send emails as directed as well as organise events.

Supporting the work of the Finance Unit through

  • Assisting in the overall financial activity of SNAP Cymru
  • Undertake specific tasks to support the management of financial administration
  • Undertake specific tasks to archive and store financial records

Also learn about and assist with

  • Purchase Ledger Administration tasks as set by the Finance Manager
  • Sales Ledger Administration tasks as set by the Finance Manager

Supporting the work of the Business Support Unit though:

  • Acting as a first point of contact: dealing with correspondence and phone calls.
  • Assisting the lead officers with the following administrative tasks:
    • Volunteering
    • Marketing & Publicity
    • Income Generation
    • Training
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of a team of volunteers
  • Managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments for the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) including:
    • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation as appropriate.
    • Organising events and conferences.
    • Reminding the SLT of important tasks and deadlines.
    • Typing, compiling, and preparing reports, presentations and correspondence.
    • Managing databases and filing systems.
    • Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems.
    • Fact finding on behalf of the SLT
    • Organising the Senior Leadership Team’s business commitments.
  • Undertake all necessary health & safety procedures

Person Specification:

  • Good general education including Business Studies or equivalent experience
  • Preferably with experience of a computerised accounting package
  • Confidence in inputting data
  • Attention to detail
  • Work within a team as well as being able to carry out tasks without close supervision
  • Excellent communication skills written and spoken
  • A commitment to the ethos and practices of SNAP Cymru
  • Adherence to all regulations and legislation affecting SNAP Cymru

Ability in Welsh and other languages, including Bliss, BSL and Total Communication, is desirable for all posts across Wales.

If you would like to discuss this post please ring:

Lindsay Brewis on:  07803018064 or 

email: lindsay.brewis@snapcymru.org

To apply please send a CV with any additional appropriate information to
vacancies@snapcymru.org 

Please view our website www.snapcymru.org  for a wider view of our organisation and areas of work

Vacancy – Families and Young People Officer Cardiff

Families and Young People Officer Cardiff

The successful applicant will have worked with children, young people and families. They will be responsible for facilitating partnership between families and professionals and be able to build constructive professional partnerships.  They must have good partnership, networking, interpersonal and administrative skills; have good time management and prioritizing skills in order to manage high workloads 


Job details

Posting date: 23rd of August 2021

Salary: Pay scales starting point  £23,026.75 

Hours: Full time – 35 hours 

Job type: Permanent

Closing date:  10th September 2021

Interview date:  September 21st Cardiff

Location:  Cardiff 

Company: SNAP Cymru

The role is currently a mix of homebased and office base working

If you would like to discuss this post please ring:
Caroline Rawson on:  07813159235 or email: Caroline.rawson@snapcymru.org

To apply please send a CV with any additional appropriate information to vacancies@snapcymru.org

Summary
SNAP Cymru provides specialist educational information advice and support for families and professional in Wales

The SNAP Cymru Team working from the Cardiff  office covers the Cardiff Vale and Bridgend area as well as taking calls on our Helpline from every part of Wales.   This role  will cover the Cardiff  areas. 

We are seeking a person with a strong background in education and the inclusion of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, to join our team.

This is a demanding and extremely rewarding role.

Job Description

Responsible to: Service Manager 
Main purpose:

Empowering families and young people through:

 Informing
 Influencing
 Training
 Casework

Main tasks:

  • Complex case work including advocacy
  • Mentoring to project staff/volunteers providing young people and family services
  • Helpline
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Training
  • Representation – influencing local and regional strategy
  • Contractual obligations
  • Reporting process set-up for service level agreements, bids and tenders
  • Monitoring data gathering for reporting processes
  • Formal disagreement resolution
  • Preparation and Representation at tribunals
  • Line management of project staff and volunteers as appropriate
  • Deputising for others (including senior) staff as required
  • Ability to travel across Wales and good access to transport

All FYPO’s will have responsibility for all these areas of work, although each officer will take the lead role in some of these in their region.

Person Specification

Attitude:

  • Corporate understanding and commitment to the work and purpose of SNAP Cymru
  • Flexible approaches to problem solving
  • Empathy with families and young people and those who are working with them to resolve differences
  • Active listening to other views to find common ground
  • Reflection leading to continuous improvement

Standards:

  • Good general education or above
  • Excellent written and spoken communication
  • Respect for other staff, volunteers, families and young people
  • Adherence to SNAP Cymru policies and procedures and national legislation and guidance

Skills:

  • Motivational interviewing and solution focused approaches 
  • Microsoft word PowerPoint and Excel
  • Key Working
  • Mediation
  • Monitoring systems
  • Report writing
  • Telephone support
  • Developing volunteers

Knowledge:

The post holder will have a very good understanding of education establishments and the pressures both the establishment and the family are under

  • Up to date knowledge of legislation and guidance affecting SNAP Cymru
  • Ability and determination to seek up to date information

Ability in Welsh and other languages, including Bliss, BSL and Total Communication, is desirable for all posts across Wales.

If you would like to discuss this post please ring:

Caroline Rawson on:  07813159235 or 

email: Caroline.rawson@snapcymru.org

To apply please send a CV with any additional appropriate information to
vacancies@snapcymru.org 

Please view our website www.snapcymru.org  for a wider view of our organisation and areas of work

A mark of recognition for our volunteers

SNAP Cymru has once again achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard, in recognition for our excellent  practice in working with volunteers.

“We are delighted to receive the IVV award and are so proud of the SNAP Cymru family and our incredible volunteers.  We are a fantastic team & believe strongly that together everyone achieves more.”

Donna Morgan and Teresa Bradley

Service Managers & Volunteer Coordinators

Investing in Volunteers is the UK wide quality standard for organisations involving volunteers.   It aims to improve the quality of volunteering experience for volunteers and to encourage organisations to better recognise the enormous contribution made by volunteers.  Investing in Volunteers is managed in Wales by Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Around 70 organisations in Wales have achieved  Investing in Volunteers to date, SNAP Cymru have achieved the award for the fourth time!

We were assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved  our competence in all aspects of working with our volunteers.

“Achieving the Investing in Volunteers accreditation once more is fantastic. The accreditation process keeps us on our toes and up-to-date. It helps identify how we can continue to improve and develop the way we support and train volunteers in a variety of roles and activities. 

Investing in Volunteers demonstrates SNAP Cymru’s dedication and  commitment to sector best practice and  helps to recognise the amazing work volunteers do throughout our organisation and in the local community. I’m delighted for our staff and the all our volunteers, this is their success”

Caroline Rawson CEO & Volunteer Lead