Closing date for applications is 25th February 2021


After five years’ service leading our dedicated group of volunteers who offer a warm welcome to the people seeking sanctuary & asylum in Northumberland, seeing numbers grow from 6 to over 400, and establishing a strong collaborative relationship with the Red Cross and many local organisations, our Chair and our Secretary need to step back.

The charity is on the verge of very necessary expansion which we hope will include employing staff and acquiring premises as demand is increasing all the time, to maintain our momentum.

We can offer a throughly challenging and enjoyable leadership role to someone who can share our commitment to the welfare and inclusion of these newcomers who are bringing energy and talents to our community and who now share fully in the running of our many activities.

We are part of a nation-wide organisation, the City of Sanctuary movement.  Our charity is managed through a vigorous executive committee and overseen by our trustees.  Our Secretary keeps in touch with the City of Sanctuary and other refugee bodies, and provides admin backup for the executive and the trustees.

If these opportunities are of interest, please contact our Secretary, Ben Hopkinson in one of the following ways:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Call: 07500 689 674
  • Write to: NCoS, 11 Watershaugh Road, NE65 0TT








Closing date for applications is 25th February 2021


We are a busy group of volunteers offering a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary who have been placed in Northumberland, constituted in December 2016.   We work closely with the Red Cross and with many organisations in the South East of the county where a lively, strong and mutually helpful community of newcomers from many nations are becoming well integrated and have much to offer.

We need new people with a spread of abilities to join the charity’s Trustees, as our work is expanding and we need to grow our organisation to meet the increasing demand.

We are looking for people with a talent for friendship who share our commitment to the inclusion and welfare of refugees and people seeking sanctuary and of the local community they are joining, and who will celebrate with us their contribution and achievements.

If you also have leadership, administrative or financial skills, we can offer a range of challenging and exciting roles in which to serve.

If this opportunity is of interest, please contact our Secretary, Ben Hopkinson in one of the following ways:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Call: 07500 689 674
  • Write to: NCoS, 11 Watershaugh Road, NE65 0TT







Salary: £26,494 per annum

Hours: 37 hours a week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Newcastle

Deadline: Friday 18th February 2022 at 12 noon

Interviews: Tuesday 1st March


Connected Voice is looking for a new member of our Support and Development Team.

The role will involve making a positive difference to charities, social enterprises and community organisations. This will be by providing free advice to organisations primarily based or operating in Newcastle, and providing premium (charged for) services to organisations across Newcastle and Gateshead

You will support our local community and voluntary organisations on all aspects of development, including advice and guidance on funding, governance, and getting the right organisation structure. You will help to deliver our premium services, including setting up charities, conducting organisation reviews, and writing policies and procedures. You will also develop, coordinate and deliver training, support partnerships, and assist with networking events based on themes that are important to our members.

You will have a good understanding of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, particularly small to medium-sized organisations.  We will provide training to you for many of the delivery work areas – your attitude, enthusiasm and work ethic is as important to us as experience.  

This is a great opportunity to help our local VCSE sector become more resilient and to adapt to the changing needs of society because of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as professionally develop your skills, knowledge and experience.  We offer blended working, which is a mix of home, office and community venue-based working.

To download the application documents, visit the Connected Voice website

To have an informal chat about the role, please contact Mark Shilcock, Support and Development Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can download an application pack from (Please note that CVs will not be accepted and previous applicants need not apply).

Closing date for receipt of application forms is 12 noon on Friday 18th February

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 1st March


Connected Voice is an equal opportunities employer.

Registered charity: 1125877

Company registration: 6681475



Salary: £33,000 - £39,000

Hours: Full-time (34.5 hours with flexible working)

Contract: Permanent

Location: Home-based covering NE & Cumbria

Deadline: 30th January 2022

Interviews: 7th February 2022



Are you someone who thrives on engaging with different communities? Do you want to use your skills and expertise to really make a difference and help support people living with cancer? If so, this could be a great role for you.


About the role
Our Engagement Leads are key to providing the support and structure to enable people living with cancer to shape and influence service delivery, policy and our equality, inclusion and diversity agenda. The role is home based and involves daily travel covering the North of England in the normal course of the work and therefore a current valid driving licence is essential. Some evening and out-of-hours work will also be required, and occasional overnight stays.


About you
As part of the North geographic team you’ll put your excellent communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills into play to influence and inform your target audience. Your drive and knowledge of how the health and social care sector is structured will enable you to implement a person centred approach via the involvement of others. You will bring experience in working with groups and volunteers in a community based setting, development of community partnerships and the ability to plan community networking and outreach events.

You can demonstrate the ability to analyse qualitative data to report outcomes and be confident to take the lead on project development and project management.


About us
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of the largest and most loved charities in the UK. We support millions of people living with cancer in the UK live life as fully as they can by providing emotional, practical and financial support. We offer flexible working for all employees and commit to actively developing you in your career. You will also be eligible for several benefits which include private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous leave, and interest free loans for season tickets and gym membership.

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.


To apply for this role, go to:


The deadline for applications is Sunday 30th January 2022.  Interviews will be held via MS Teams on Monday 7th February 2022.








Salary: £20,363 - £21,603 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Hours: 21 or 35

Contract: Permanent

Location: Community Based

Deadline: Midday on Friday 28th January 2022

Interviews: Online – date TBC


Are you an enthusiastic, inspiring, and dedicated individual looking for a rewarding and exciting new role?

Do you have a passion to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by dementia?

Do you have great organisational skills, effective time management and engaging but empathetic interpersonal skills?

The roles are to support carers of people with dementia on a 1:1 basis and provide Carer Information Programmes across Northumberland.

If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to be part of our friendly and supportive team!. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the development of the existing team .

We are now recruiting for three  new Dementia Advisers in Northumberland

  • Post 1. 21 hours  Dementia Adviser- West Northumberland
  • Post 2. 21 hours  Dementia Adviser -North Northumberland
  • Post 3. 35 hours  Dementia Adviser-Southeast and Central Northumberland

These are advertised as permanent posts and we have secured twelve months funding from our local NHS trust.

The advert for these roles has now been placed on the  Alzheimer’s Society’s website, where you can find further information and download the application documents:

The closing date is 28th January 2022

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the roles please ring Helen Mayne, Dementia Connect Local Services Manager on 07484053266 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..