Salary: £45-52k per annum (depending on skills, knowledge and experience)

Hours: 37.5 hrs pw (full-time) Duration: Permanent Role


Age UK Northumberland is a values-led independent local charity which provides services for older adults, aged 50+, across Northumberland through the commitment and hard work of over 250 employees and 100 regular volunteers.

If you would like the scope to manage the Home Care and Day Care Services for Age UK Northumberland as if it was your own business alongside working for an organisation going through significant period of change and growth then this job may be of interest to you. Working as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will have a varied role including responsibility for service performance, working with the Registered Manager and Day Care and Lunch Club Co-Coordinator to achieve business targets, high service quality levels and managing and developing a team of staff and volunteers. You will need to have a passion for motivating staff to achieve financial and care targets as well as exploring new commercial opportunities. Age UK Northumberland would like the appointed Head of Home Care and Day Services to bring their care and commercial experience to the table and really push our services forward to drive up the quality of care that we provide.

The ideal candidate will need to have managed Home Care Services across a region and have a proven track record of working in a fast paced role, exceeding commercial targets, delivering a person-centered service and motivating teams. Proud to deliver high standards of care and identify strongly with AUKN’s culture.

This post will be based at The Roundhouse in Ashington and the successful candidate will be required to undertake travel across Northumberland, therefore access to a car and a full driving licence is essential.

Age UK Northumberland can offer a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement rising with service. We operate a contributory pension scheme (6% maximum matched employer funding) an on-site small but well equipped gym and subsidised café within centrally based, convenient modern offices, which are also accessed by the public. This is a full time permanent post but we welcome job share applicants.


Closing Date: 15th May 2017, Interviews to take place Friday 26th May 2017.  To request an application pack please contact the Human Resources department on 01670-784808


For an informal discussion contact: Helen Mills - CEO; tel 01670 784810 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please note if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, you have not been short-listed for this position.  As an Equal Opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community. Registered Charity No. 1072394


Healthwatch Northumberland is now looking to recruit a Board Vice Chair. Adapt (NE) has delivered the local Healthwatch function for Northumberland since April 2013 and has an agreed extension until March 2018. 
Full details about this opportunity can be found in the application pack.  If you think you meet the requirements and could deliver the role for Healthwatch Northumberland we would welcome your application.
For more information, contact Derry Nugent on: 03332 408468 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Wednesday 24th May 2017, with interviews taking place in early June.
Vice Chair Recruitment Pack
Adapt & Healthwatch Northumberland Board Relationship Agreement
Healthwatch Northumberland Board Terms of Reference

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Here at Northumberland CVA the organisations we work with are always telling us how crucial and valued their volunteers are. We too have Volunteers that we couldn’t do without.


So as a celebration of Volunteers’ Week, which runs from Thursday the 1st until Wednesday the 7th of June,  we’re running a photo competition. See more on Volunteers' Week at


In line with the theme of Volunteers’ Week we would like the photos to represent:

Volunteers making a difference in Northumberland.

We don’t want to make it any more specific than that because we don’t want to stifle your creativity!


The competition is open to any organisation based or delivering a project or service in Northumberland that utilises volunteers for all or part of the project.


The Closing Date is the 23rd June 2017


We will judge the picture on – Relevance, Originality, positive image of volunteering.


The Prizes will be – £80 for first prize, £50 for second and £20 for third. Prizes are payable to the organisation submitting the photo.


Please submit your image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a short description and including your contact details.


Please ensure you have read the full terms and conditions on this page before submitting.



Term Time Saturdays – 3.5 hrs per week and/or Summer Holidays – 6.5 hrs per day for up to 15 days

£7.90 per hour


Wecan is a registered charity supporting children and young people with additional needs aged 6 to 19 years.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers to support our children andyoung people to access a wide range of leisure activitiesand local eventsduring our term time Saturday Clubs and for our forthcoming annual Summer Scheme.

Experience of working with children and young people is essential and an NVQ (or equivalent) in a Childcare related subject is desirable.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteering: Same Book, New Chapter


We’d like to start what we hope will become a series of blogs giving volunteer perspectives on volunteering in Northumberland with an anonymous blog written by one of our own volunteers, entitled ‘Volunteering: Same Book, New Chapter’.
We do hope that other volunteers will come forward to tell us about their own volunteering experiences – anonymously too if they prefer.  If a volunteer’s experiences have not all been positive, they may find it much easier to tell their story if they know they and their organisation need not be identified.  And our own Anonymous Blogger is happy to meet with volunteers to chat about their experiences and help them put something together.
If your organisation involves volunteers, please let them know about ‘Volunteering Adventures in Northumberland’.  They (or you) can contact our Anonymous Blogger by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Would you like to be part of Cygnus Support?

Cygnus Support is on a journey and we have a number of exciting projects happening across Northumberland. We have been successful in attracting three years funding from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver these projects. We also support victims of crime (including domestic abuse) with financial support from the Police and Crime Commissioner.

We have funding for other projects including the Bridge Project (Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund), counselling to prevent homelessness (Northumberland County Council)  and Fresh Ideas to help us set up a commercial arm to enable us to become financially sustainable in the future.

We have a committed Board of Trustees but we need to appoint more trustees to help us deliver our strategy for the future.  We are particularly interested in recruiting trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • PR & Communications
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Social Media
  • Fundraising

Even if your experience is not in one of these areas we would still like to hear from you.

The Board meets every six weeks and there is an expectation that each trustee will also sit on one of our sub-committees.  Travelling expenses are paid but there is no remuneration for trustees. 

If you would like to learn more about Cygnus Support or what it is like to be a trustee then please contact Jill Scarr, Chair on 07764 996571. 

Application forms are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  01670 853977, or write to Cygnus Support, 1 Council Road, Ashington, NE63 8RZ


Volunteer Services Coordinator


SALARY: £20,888 (£12,533 pro rata - 21 hours)

CONTRACT: Permanent

HOURS: 21 hpw

START DATE: Immediate

CLOSING DATE:Noon on Friday 21st April 2017


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a well organised and driven individual, who relishes the challenge of working in a forward thinking charitable organisation.  The applicant must possess the skills and knowledge to be able to recruit, develop and retain our skilled and devoted volunteers who are vital to the success of Age UK Northumberland.

The Volunteering Services Co-ordinator will practically promote the role and value of volunteering within Age UK Northumberland to help more local older people by increasing the opportunities to support and /or be supported by a range of formal or informal volunteers.

Promote social connectedness, building on opportunities to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Develop and promote a volunteer recruitment/retention plan to promote and raise awareness of these opportunities across Age UK Northumberland.

Work alongside the Line Manager in the regular production, delivery and performance monitoring of service plans, in a format which is consistent with commissioning, contractual, financial, budgetary and other Age UK Northumberland reporting requirements.

The post holder will be a well organised individual with highly developed experience in the coordination of projects and people with the ability to effectively communicate, motivate and inspire our volunteer teams. 

It is essential that the successful candidate has a good understanding of the current volunteering environment in Northumberland.  A background in recruitment, HR, training or volunteering would be desirable.

For an informal discussion about the role you can contact Deborah Lowden, Service Development Manager on 01670 784800.


Day Services Administrator


SALARY:  £6,000 per annum

CONTRACT:  Permanent

HOURS:  15 hpw Monday to Friday 9.00-12.00

START DATE:  Immediate

CLOSING DATE:5.00pm on Monday 1st May 2017


A vacancy has arisen for a Day Services Administrator based at our Ashington office.

The post holder will report to and take daily direction from the Day Services Supervisor.

Working as part of the Day Services team you will carry out a range of administrative duties, as well as liaising with Care Managers, Day Centre Support Staff and Service Users.

The candidate must have administration experience, excellent IT skills using computerised systems and MS Office, have excellent customer service and administrative skills, as well as experience of processing and maintaining confidential information.  They will have excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be enthusiastic and have a willingness to learn.

For an informal discussion about the role you can contact John Hay, Day Services Supervisor on 01670 784800.


Home Care Administrator (Apprentice)


SALARY:  £3.30 per hour

CONTRACT:  Permanent

HOURS:  37.5 hpw

START DATE:  Immediate



The Home Care Department provides care services to enable Service Users to remain independent in their own homes within Northumberland.

As part of the Home Care Team, the Home Care Administrator (Apprentice) will provide administrative support for the deployment and management of Support Workers and ensuring the effective provision of services to Service Users.

Directed by the Home Care Manager, the role will involve acting as a point of contact for both Home Care Attendants and Service Users, administering the processes associated with implementing and amending "scheduled" activity on the Home Care system.

The Home Care Administrator (Apprentice) will ensure that the quality of data entry is high and that documentation around the operation of Home Care is entered onto the system in a timely manner.

They will support relationships with Care Managers and other referral points and will field new enquiries; ensuring new Care Plans are entered onto the system within a timely manner and provide information to enable them to deliver an effective and efficient service.

For an informal discussion contact: Barry Lyden, Home Care Services Manager, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


All posts


Application forms, job descriptions and personal specifications are available on the Age UK Northumberland web-site at you can request an application pack from the HR department on 01670 784808.

Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or posted to HR department, Age UK Northumberland, Lintonville Parkway, Ashington.  NE63 9JZ

As an Equal Opportunities employer, Age UK Northumberland welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered Charity No. 1072394


Want to give something back to your local community?         


Citizens Advice Northumberland is looking for members to join the Trustee Board.  The service would particularly welcome applications from people with a good understanding of communities throughout Northumberland.   

We are a local charity working as part of the national Citizens Advice network.  Through our advice work we promote people’s rights and responsibilities particularly in the fields of welfare benefits, housing, employment and money advice.  In addition we use our client based evidence to promote changes in the policy and practice of public and private bodies. 

We particularly want to hear from people who have a background in business, charitable and community work or public services.  We are looking for people who support our aims and who have an interest in or experience of:

·           Personnel management and supporting staff and volunteers

·           The voluntary sector particularly in relation to advice services

·           Managing finances and controlling budgets

·           Influencing public and charitable funding bodies

·           Liaising with local authorities and other government bodies

·           Legal matters

·           Publicity and public relations

If you would like to find out more about Citizens Advice Northumberland and the role of volunteer Trustees before you apply we can arrange an informal telephone discussion or meeting with a current member of the Trustee Board.     

Closing date for applications is:Friday, 28 April 2017

For more information or to request an application pack please contact, in the first instance:


Jane Brown

Citizens Advice Northumberland

First Floor, Lloyds Bank Chambers

24 Bondgate Within


NE66 1TD

Tel: 01665 604136      

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Hours: Up to 48 hours per week with a guaranteed hours contract.
Salary: up to £8.25 per hour + mileage + holidays.
Closing date: None 


Age UK Northumberland is a leading provider of personal, social and domestic support for older people across Northumberland. We aim to provide high quality, person-centred services to older people, ensuring they receive the support they need to continue to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

We currently have full and part time opportunities and seek caring and professional people to work in our services across in Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth, Morpeth, and the surrounding areas in Northumberland. 

You will be part of a team providing professional day-to-day and night-time care and support for older people with a variety of needs.  Our Team Members are chosen for their caring and respectful approach to older people. 

Previous experience of caring for older people is an advantage but full training is provided to every member of our team – what is important is that you have a caring disposition and a real desire to make a difference to peoples’ lives.  We also offer guaranteed hours to our staff on successful completion of their probationary period. 

The nature of this work means that applicants must be willing to routinely work outside normal office hours, including some early morning, evenings and weekends. We offer excellent training and continued development including the opportunity to study towards higher level full NVQ qualifications in Health and Social Care. 

For more information about how to become a Team Member at Age UK Northumberland, please contact a member of our HR team on 01670 784800 for an application pack or visit the Age UK Northumberland web-site to download the forms.