Police Specials – Recruiting Now

Special Constables

Special constables are volunteer police officers who come from all walks of life. They may be at home bringing up a family, in full-time employment, between jobs, a student or retired, but they all give their time free of charge for the good of the local community.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for keen and enthusiastic people who are seeking a sense of personal fulfilment and who want to develop their personal and professional skills, to join us as special constables.

Training and hours

As a special, you will receive the same training as regular police officers and will be issued with the same equipment. You will work flexible hours with a minimum requirement of one shift of four hours per week and provide your time and expertise without financial reward, although you can claim travel expenses to and from work.

Your commitment – the low down

It goes without saying that you will need to be fully committed and able to give your time to train to become a fully qualified special. You will need to be available to attend training courses over five residential weekends in a nine week period, which will be followed by additional training days.

  • It takes an average of six months from application to starting your initial training course.
  • Once posted, you will be expected to come on duty for a MINIMUM of four hours every week.
  • You will be attached to a local policing team who will task you with your duties, according to their risk and threat priorities.

Current Vacancies

Ref Number Job Title Closing Date / Time Type
SP2-15 Special Constable 08/12/2015 10:00 AM Special Constable

Volunteer Vacancies – Admin

Volunteer Vacancies

 

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen is appealing for Admin volunteers for their Daycare Centre at Hopwood Court, William Hopwood Street, Audley. You would be part of a team delivering a vital service for the service users of the centre. You would be expected to answer the telephone, take and pass on messages. Also you must be able to word process and be able to input on a database.

 

You would be expected to undertake mandatory training, assist with the smooth running of the Daycare Centre   and help out where needed. Due to the nature of this role all volunteers will undergo an enhanced DBS check. (Disclosure and Barring Service)

                                         

“We need volunteers who could give us at least 5 hours a day, 11am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.  So if you have a few hours to spare on any of these days or want to get some  experience in a busy office, then we need you to get in touch!” says Hilary Holden, Hopwood Court Administrator, “ we are a very busy day care centre and volunteers would make such a difference helping out with the admin”.

 

To volunteer or for more information please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator at Age UK on 01254 266620 or email volunteering@ageukbwd.org.uk

Royal Air Forces – Social Care

 

 

 

RAF Association - Friendship, Help, Support

Donate your time

Additional Information for Caseworkers – RAFA

Caseworker volunteer role profile – RAFA

Fundraiser volunteer role profile – RAFA

Not all vital donations to the RAF Association are financial…

Invaluable help not only comes to us via the generous donations of cash we receive, but also from the kind donations of time that people freely give to us. We have huge appreciation for our force of volunteers who, every year, give up their time to help us.

If you can spare a few hours, days, or more – regularly or occasionally – we’d love to hear from you, and there are many ways that you can become involved as a Royal Air Forces Association volunteer.

Additional Information for Caseworkers – RAFA

Caseworker volunteer role profile – RAFA

Fundraiser volunteer role profile – RAFA

Shelter UK

Volunteer Role Profile

Role                                                  Resource Centre Assistant

Role summary                                  Assisting the advice team by supporting the operation of your local Shelter Office in their day to day to day business.

Suggested Involvement                    9am – 1pm one day per week minimum suggested for around 6 months, but this is flexible.

Supervised by                                   Resource Centre Advisor

Why get involved with Shelter?

More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

Main Tasks

  • Shadowing Advice/Case workers
  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Giving out information and leaflets and supporting clients to use our website
  • ‘Signposting’ people to other services if we are unable to help
  • Updating and maintaining our agencies database
  • General basic admin, such as photocopying, scanning, creating client files and filing
  • Inputting information on to our case management system
  • Assisting Clients with form filling
  • Support Clients to use Choice Based Lettings systems

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Experience of working with the public
  • Interest in social welfare law e.g. housing; welfare benefits; debt; community care
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to understand the needs of our customers
  • Ability to organise your own work, manage your time and work on your own initiative
  • Ability to use computers and programs such as Word and Excel
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health & safety, equality & diversity & confidentiality

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter will

  • Provide a volunteer pack including a Handbook and all Policies and Procedures
  • Provide personalised volunteering plan, covering support and development
  • Provide e-learning: Equality & Diversity, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Case Management System
  • Provide relevant training, coaching and shadowing to enable you to fulfil your role
  • Reimburse “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter

  • Supporting and learning about the work of a large national charity
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV, we can help you to update this and will provide references when you leave our services

Next Steps

  • Contact our offices on 0344 515 1831 and we’ll send you out an application pack. When you return this to us we will arrange a brief interview to find out more about you.
  • As this role is client facing we are obliged to carry out a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

 

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role description does not form part of any contract of employment.

Shelter UK

Volunteer Role Profile

Role                                        Marketing and Media Support

Role summary                         To support the operation of your local Shelter Office and the charity as a whole by taking part in activities that help Shelter to spread the message about their services.

Suggested Involvement           One half a day a week minimum for a period of around 6 months although this is flexible

Supervised by                         Service Manager

Why get involved with Shelter?

More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

Main Tasks

  • Writing articles or preparing internal/external newsletters
  • Attending Community events on behalf of shelter, to encourage people to engage with our services or to recruit new volunteers
  • Campaigning for Shelter
  • Writing case studies and press releases
  • Contacting the local media on our behalf

 

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Interest in the work of Shelter and in media, marketing and communications
  • Ability to organise your own work, manage your time and work on your own initiative
  • Ability to use computers and programs such as Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to understand the needs of our customers
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health & safety, equality & diversity & confidentiality

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter will

  • Provide a volunteer pack including a Handbook and all Policies and Procedures
  • Provide personalised volunteering plan, covering support and development
  • Provide e-learning: Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, Data Protection, Case Management System
  • Reimburse “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter

  • Supporting and learning about the work of a large national charity
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV, we can help you to update this and will provide references you leave

Next Steps

  • Contact our offices on 0344 515 1831 or lancashire@shelter.org.uk and we’ll send you out an application pack. When you return this to us we will arrange a brief interview to find out more about you.

 

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role description does not form part of

Shelter UK

 

Volunteer Role Profile

Role                                        Advice Team Support

Role summary                         To support the operation of your local Shelter Office in their day to day to day business, taking part in duties that relate to our work advising clients.

Suggested Involvement           One day per week minimum suggested for around 6 months, but this is flexible

Supervised by                         Team Leader

Why get involved with Shelter?

More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

Main Tasks

  • Shadowing Advice/Case workers
  • Assist clients in accessing accommodation, benefits and support
  • Note taking in meetings and typing these up in accordance with Shelters standards
  • Contacting clients and arranging meetings
  • Observing court sessions and taking notes
  • Researching cases and areas of law
  • Writing basic letters / emails to clients / services
  • Opening and closing cases on our case management system

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Interest in social welfare law e.g. housing; welfare benefits; debt; community care
  • Ability to organise your own work, manage your time and work on your own initiative
  • Ability to use computers and programs such as Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to understand the needs of our customers
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health & safety, equality & diversity & confidentiality

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter will

  • Provide a volunteer pack including a Handbook and all Policies and Procedures
  • Provide personalised volunteering plan, covering support and development
  • Provide e-learning: Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety, Data Protection, Case Management Systems, Contracts & Case work
  • Reimburse “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter

  • Supporting and learning about the work of a large national charity
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV, we can help you to update this and will provide references you leave

Next Steps

  • Contact our offices on 0344 515 1831 and we’ll send you out an application pack. When you return this to us we will arrange a brief interview to find out more about you.
  • As this role is client facing we are obliged to carry out a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role description does not form part of any contract of employment.

Shelter UK

Volunteer Role Profile

Role                                                  Administrative Assistant – Non Client Facing

Role summary                                  To support the operation of your local Shelter Office in their day to day to day business. Taking part in basic duties that are not directly involved with face to face contact with clients

Suggested Involvement                    Half a day or one day per week minimum suggested for around 6 months, but this is flexible

Supervised by                                   Service Administrator

Why get involved with Shelter?

More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

Main Tasks

  • Photocopying of information such as leaflets and client files
  • Filing of information and cases
  • Scanning documents
  • Preparing case packs
  • Updating local information files
  • Inputting information on to our Case Management Systems

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to organise your own work, manage your time and work on your own initiative
  • Using computer programs such as Word and Excel
  • The ability to work as part of a team and value others
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health and safety, equality and diversity and confidentiality

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter will

  • Provide a volunteer pack including a Handbook and all Policies and Procedures
  • Provide personalised volunteering plan, covering support and development
  • Provide e-learning: Equality & Diversity, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Case Management Syetems
  • Reimburse “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter

  • Supporting and learning about the work of a large national charity
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV, we can help you to update this and will provide references when you leave our services

Next Steps

  • Contact our offices on 0344 515 1831 and we’ll send you out an application pack. When you return this to us we will arrange a brief interview to find out more about you.

 

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role description does not form part of any contract of employment.

Shelter UK

 

 

Volunteer Role Profile

Role                                                  Administrative Assistant – Client Facing

Role summary                                  Assisting the administrator with reception duties supporting the operation of your local Shelter Office in their day to day to day business.

Suggested Involvement                    Half a day or one day per week minimum suggested for around 6 months, but this is flexible

Supervised by                                   Service Administrator

Why get involved with Shelter?

More than one million people a year come to us for advice and support via our website, help lines, and national network of services. We help people to find and keep a home in a place where they can thrive, and we tackle the root causes of bad housing by campaigning for new laws, policies and practice.

 

Main Tasks

  • Meeting and greeting clients
  • Booking in clients for interviews with our advisers
  • Giving out information and leaflets
  • ‘Signposting’ people to other services if we are unable to help
  • Inputting information on to our Case Management Systems
  • General basic admin, such as photocopying, scanning, creating client files and filing

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Experience of working with the public
  • Ability to organise your own work, manage your time and work on your own initiative
  • Using computer programs such as Word and Excel
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to understand the needs of our customers
  • Willingness to follow Shelter’s policies, including volunteering, health and safety, equality and diversity and confidentiality

Induction, Learning & Development

To enable you take part in this opportunity Shelter will

  • Provide a volunteer pack including a Handbook and all Policies and Procedures
  • Provide personalised volunteering plan, covering support and development
  • Provide e-learning: Equality & Diversity, Health and Safety, Data Protection, Case Management Systems
  • Reimburse “out of pocket” expenses in line with Shelter’s volunteer expenses policy

Benefits of Volunteering with Shelter

  • Supporting and learning about the work of a large national charity
  • Developing transferable skills
  • Enhances your CV, we can help you to update this and will provide references when you leave our services

Next Steps

  • Contact our offices on 0344 515 1831 and we’ll send you out an application pack. When you return this to us we will arrange a brief interview to find out more about you.
  • As this role is client facing we are obliged to carry out a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) check. We will give you more information if your application is successful

 

This is a voluntary position that supports the work of our services and is not replacing the work of a paid member of staff. This role profile does not form part of any contract of employment.