Age UK – Blackburn With Darwen – 23 Positions available


Volunteer vacancy list. APRIL 2015



  • Hopwood Court – Daycare volunteers – x 4
  • Hopwood Court – Minibus Driver volunteer x 1
  • Hopwood Court – Minibus Escort volunteer x1
  • Hopwood Court – Admin volunteer x1


  • Befriending (Stepping Stones/Dementia Buddies/Visitors) x 5 female  x 5 male


  • Advice and Information –  2 x Outreach  Volunteer (Home Visits) completing benefit forms: 1 must have Asian Language skills.


  • Advice & Information – General Volunteer  x 1 based in Blackburn Library


  • Darwen Shop – Sales, Sorting processing & Saturday Volunteers x 2
  • Darwen Shop – Van Collection x 1

Spring 2015

Cloud Commerce Pro – Computing Placements



Cloud Commerce Pro Ltd is an exciting multi-channel retail platform based in Lancaster but selling to businesses all over the UK and with plans for future international expansion.  The team is headed up by Mark Hallam and Stuart Forrest who were the founders of the two largest internet businesses in the area.  (Businessserve founded 1997 and now part of Scottish Telecom) and (Customer Street founded in 2001 now part of BT).


Three years ago we started to develop a multi-channel commerce and warehouse management platform to be sold both to trade supply businesses and online sellers of all sizes.  During the process of development we have attracted some key customers including a very large U.S. based footwear seller, clothing retailers, food retailers, gift retailers and many more.  The market is growing substantially and we are expanding rapidly and because of this we need to expand our technical tem in Lancaster urgently.

We are looking to recruit graduate developers or paid interns who are interested in a career in software and web development.  We have several positions both full and part-time available and wonder if you could advertise our roles to your students.


Interested applicants should email me to with details of their interests and skills they have learned.


Stuart Forrest
Technical Director



ROLE TITLE:       Reparation Volunteer




Child Action Northwest has a long history of providing Youth Justice support programmes for young people. We are looking for volunteers to work with young people aged 10-17 who have committed minor offences and are willing to make amends for their behaviour. You will support our staff working on various community projects with small groups of young people including painting, gardening, ground maintenance, woodwork, horticulture as well as many other interesting tasks.



  • You must be aged 18 or over to apply for this role
  • Enthusiastic and non-judgemental
  • Good communication skills and the ability to engage with young people
  • Experience and /or awareness of safeguarding children and young people and of confidentiality
  • Reliable and flexible to reflect the nature of the role
  • A willingness to attend relevant training and develop skills
  • A valid driving license and access to own transport
  • Practical skills would be advantageous but not essential as long as you are willing to get involved with projects


DAYS: At least one session every 2 weeks.  You will be able to volunteer more than this if required.


HOURS:  Mon-Fri days will be 15:00-19:00 Saturdays will be 10:00-15:00. These are approximate hours which may alter due to nature of the role and destination of project.


WHERE: Projects will be based across Lancashire.


WHEN:  We are looking to recruit as soon as possible and then the role will be on-going.



  • Induction, training, supervision and development opportunities will be provided.
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check against the Child’s Barred List and references will be sought for this role.
  • A mileage allowance of 45p per mile and agreed out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.


This is a fantastic opportunity develop your experience and skills working directly with children and young people within a reparation environment. You will work with a range of young people with differing needs and will have an opportunity to really make a positive difference for them and the wider community. You will also learn about our organisation and the range of work that it does.


If you are interested in this voluntary role or would like any more information, please contact  Leanne Labrow,  Volunteer Coordinator, Child Action Northwest, 01254 244700,



ROLE TITLE:  Young Person’s Mentor/Befriender  




Child Action Northwest is developing a brand new, exciting project offering a mentoring and befriending service to young people in Blackburn with Darwen. Enthusiastic volunteer mentors are required to offer 2 hours a week building positive relationships with ‘Looked After Children’ and ‘Children In Need’ with an aim of enhancing their social skills, self-esteem and confidence. Volunteers will be appropriately matched and will have the opportunity to introduce the young person/people to new local social activities and networks whilst being encouraging and offering support.



  • You must be aged 18 or over to apply for this role
  • Enthusiastic and non-judgmental
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build a positive relationship with a young person
  • Experience and/or awareness of safeguarding young people
  • A willingness to attend relevant training and develop mentoring skills
  • Reliable and flexible to meet the needs of a young person
  • To commit for a minimum of 6 months from the date training has been completed
  • A valid driving licence and access to own transport
  • An awareness of local social facilities and support services
  • An awareness of the issues faced by ‘Looked After Children’ and ‘Children In Need’ would be advantageous



To be agreed with the young person on a mutually convenient basis – usually early evening or weekend



The minimum will be 2 hours per week per young person



This volunteering will take place specifically within Blackburn with Darwen



Volunteer Mentors are required now and then the opportunity will be on-going



  • Induction, training, supervision and development opportunities will be provided
  • An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checked against the Child’s Barred List and references will be sought for this role
  • Agreed out of pocket expenses, including travel, will be reimbursed



This is a fantastic opportunity to build a positive relationship with a local young person. You will develop your skills, experience and confidence around mentoring and befriending and will be particularly of interest to anybody wishing to pursue a career in Youth work or Health and Social Care.


If you are interested in this voluntary role or would like any more information, please contact Leanne Labrow,  Volunteer Coordinator, Child Action Northwest, 01254 244700,

Courier Driver – Saturdays Only

Courier Driver – Saturday onlyLocation: Clayton Brook, Preston (PR5), PR5 8AH
Company: Yodel
Job type: Part Time
Date posted: 22/03/2015 18:02
Reference Totaljobs/Sat Only – Preston
Contact: Chris King
Job id: 62034839Here at Yodel, we handle thousands of parcels every day – and that makes for some great opportunities for drivers like you.We are looking for candidates who can commit to working an 8-10hour shift on Saturday only. This is an ongoing temporary role with potential for additional hours during our Peak periods. You must also be a safe driver & hold a full UK/EU driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points or any unspent DR, DD, TT99, BA or CD40/50/60/70 driving convictions.

As part of our team, you’ll use one of our vehicles to fill up and plan your route from a service centre near you, and then deliver (at some pace). It’s no mean feat – so it should go without saying you’ll need huge energy and great route planning skills. In fact, you’ll know your local area like the back of your hand.

Whether you’ve experience in parcel delivery or not, what makes working with Yodel stand out is that you can be sure what you do is truly valued. Here, you’ll deliver parcels, big and small, come rain or shine, to the doors of customers – and you’ll know that each one is as important as the next.

Friendly, helpful and always with a smile on your face, you should have good people skills and know what it takes to provide a great service.

If you are ambitious

Part Time Meter Reader

Meter Readers

  • Woodfields, Clitheroe (BB7), BB7 9SW

  • £7.22 per hour + plus performance-related bonus
  • Part Time

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to work in Clitheroe and the surrounding areas.

The role of a Meter Reader is to visit customers in their homes/businesses to collect information including reading their gas and electricity meters.

The attributes of a Meter Reader are:
– a friendly attitude
– the ability to plan work effectively
– self management skills and self-motivation
– good local knowledge
– computer literacy as you will be using a hand-held computer

The rate of pay is £7.22 per hour for a 25-hour week plus performance-related bonus. The required shifts are Monday-Friday 3pm-8pm.

The bonus scheme is very achieveable so self-motivation and the need to succeed is imperative.

Experience of working outdoors would be beneficial as you will be required to work in all weathers.

Full training is provided so experience is not necessary. The successful Meter Readers must have a home telephone landline.

We are looking for people with a full UK National Insurance number and a 5-year checkable history. We need you to hold a full European driving licence with a maximum of 6 penalty points and be able to provide your own transport for business usage which is reclaimable at 35 pence per mile.

Don’t delay, apply today as we have immediate vacancies. Please visit our website at to apply online and download the application forms.

Part-Time Support Worker

Part Time Support Worker
Job id: 62065493
Blackburn (BB2)
£8.00 – £9.00 per annum
Job Type:
Part Time
Date posted:
19/03/2015 08:19
Job Description:

I am currently recruiting for a part time support worker for a temporary job in Blackburn, Lancashire.

The position is initially for 21 hours a week over 3 days

Working for one of the the regions largest providers of Rented, Sheltered and Supported housing properties you will be joining a forward thinking service who provide a customer focused first class customer focused service to residents and service users. You will be joining a busy supported housing team providing support to service users in a medium sized supported housing project. Managing a case load of service users you will work with customers in the community and through the provision of advice and guidance you will support them to sustain their tenancies.

Duties will include

Providing advice and guidance to residents on Housing, Welfare and Benefits
Support plans and risk assessments
Liaising with local agencies and signposting service users for additional support
General Administration duties

The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check and require the post holder to have access to a car and hold a full driving license.

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at

Philip Jones

Support Worker

Support Worker

  • Blackburn (BB2)

  • £6.50 per hour
  • Part Time

As a national voluntary organisation, we provide quality care, support and enablement services giving people the opportunity to shape their lives around personal aspirations and circumstances.

Various full and part time hours are available

A Support Worker role within Making Space is a fulfilling and rewarding position to make a positive difference to our service users. You will deliver a professional service by providing support and care, assist and aid service users to maximise their independence as part of a structured programme of care and support. With the ability to manage conflicting priorities The successful post holder will demonstrate the ‘Six Cs’ – care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment and will be supported to undertake a Diploma Level III in Health and Social Care.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working, the option to buy annual leave, a company pension scheme and a commitment to your learning and development.

For an application pack, or to apply on line, please visit or telephone 01925 581763

Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Closing date:31 March 2015

All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure Certificate.

Making Space is an equal opportunities employer who values and embraces diversity.

Registered Charity No 512907

Casual Support Worker

Casual Support Worker
Job id: 61857513
Blackburn (BB2)
From £7.25 to £7.25 per hour
Future Directions CIC
Job Type:
Part Time
Date posted:
22/03/2015 18:03
Job Description:

Are you a caring, compassionate and dedicated person with a friendly personality looking for a highly rewarding job? Then we want to hear from you!

This is a casual vacancy, which allows you to pick and choose the shifts which you want to work – perfect for if you are looking for a fulfilling job to fit in with your busy life!

Future Directions are looking for motivated, dedicated people to support people with complex needs including Learning Disability, Acquired brain Injury, Autism, Complex Health needs in the East Lancashire area – Blackburn, Accrington and Clitheroe.

Experience would be great, but is not essential as we are looking for people with a caring nature and a desire to support people. We provide a full induction and training program (paid) in all aspects of the job, ensuring that you can provide the best support to our service users as possible.

Due to the nature of the work, a current driving licence and use of your own car with business insurance would be desirable.

The people who use our service are looking for qualities such as a sense of humour, energy, patience and understanding and an ability to provide support to suit their individual needs and preferences. If this sounds like you, then please complete an application as we want to meet you!

You must be able to complete a 4-day paid induction course on commencement (Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 5.00pm), plus a further 4 days training during the first months of your employment. 

Melanie Howard

Daniel Christian Menswear – Lowry Outlet Mall (Salford Quays)


Due to team expansion, DANIEL CHRISTIAN
MENSWEAR is currently recruiting energetic, motivated, sales driven Assistant Managers, Supervisors and Part -time Sales Staff.

DCM are offering a fantastic opportunity to join a growing, customer focused, contemporary Menswear business with a growing premium brand portfolio. Applicants must have a strong Retail/Sales background, a keen eye for Fashion and a flair for excellent Customer Service.

Attractive Salary + Commission, negotiable dependent on experience

Think you’ve got what it takes?!? Then what are you waiting for?!?

Please submit a current CV

Closing Date – 29th March 2015