Paid Vacancies

Business Development Manager – Delphinium Project

This is a varied role for someone with entrepreneurial flair and the commitment to support Omega’s end of life mission to tackle loneliness in old age.

Initially, one day a week, you will focus on launching a new not-for-profit virtual assistant service aimed at relieving the loneliness and isolation of the elderly, and offering support to those who need a little extra help to get things done.

Once launched, you will manage the service, recruit team members and ensure the highest standards of customer service are met. The role will evolve over time based on your success in gaining new clients. Once we reach critical mass, you will help recruit operational staff to run the service while you focus on growing the business.  There will also be an opportunity for you to raise income for the Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Programme, our award-winning charitable telephone befriending service for older people caring for a loved one.

We are looking for someone who enjoys solving challenging problems, who is motivated by results, who acts ethically and who appreciates a job where no day will be the same.  We are an ambitious small charity so we need an all-rounder with an entrepreneurial mindset and business management skills but who is also fully committed to our charitable goals.

Please apply to Thomas Memery, Development Director, by email: thomas@omega.uk.net

 

Virtual Assistant for Older People – Flexible Hours and Location.  The ideal home-working role!

Could you be a telephone ‘butler’ and establish a trusting relationship to help older people organise and enhance their lives? We are looking for friendly, practical self-starters who can respond flexibly and sensitively to the needs of older people, enhance their well-being and help them live more fulfilled, active and enjoyable lives.

Maybe your client misses an activity they used to do, such as going to a cricket match or playing table tennis. It’s over to you to research events and groups in their area. Or you might find out your client is lonely and needs some gentle encouragement to reconnect with family and friends. Or maybe, they just need a friendly voice to chat to.

We need someone who understands the needs of older people, has good research skills to help with the practical side of life but also has the ability to empathise and quickly build trust with clients.  We will provide training and on-going support.

The role is home-based.

Please apply to Thomas Memery, Development Director, by email: thomas@omega.uk.net

 

Fundraiser - Bid Writer

Want a fresh start, a chance to make important things happen and make a name for yourself?

We have vacancies for enthusiastic grant fundraisers/bid writers. We need help to expand and further develop our fundraising capacity to meet increasing demand for our multi-award-winning programmes.

You will be responsible for:

  • writing quality funding applications
  • strengthening a small, highly motivated team.
  • assessing opportunities
  • implementing our new fundraising strategy
  • helping to determine the pace of growth

You will be rewarded accordingly.

The Preferred Candidate(s)

You’ll be a highly motivated, resilient, self-starter who thinks clearly and enjoys writing well. You’ll welcome leadership, take personal responsibility for success and (occasional) disappointment and share our belief that caring is everyone’s business. You’ll understand the need for innovation and continuous improvement. Above all you’ll get credit for your achievements and recognition for being part of something worthwhile.

You might be experienced or a determined quick learner wanting to try something new. Perhaps, you have a track record presenting applications to major grant making trusts or preparing institutional bids; any fundraising experience would be helpful but you will need to demonstrate that you can apply the skills you have to write compelling applications. You must also be able to work collaboratively and inspire colleagues (paid and unpaid) to boost our development activity.

Please send a detailed CV together with a covering letter describing your fundraising performance and any other relevant information to support your application. It would be helpful if you could capture your enthusiasm for fundraising and any interest you have in aspects of our work in your letter.

Please apply to Thomas Memery, Development Director by email: thomas@omega.uk.net 

 

Project manager vacancies

Are you a resilient leader? Can you think on your feet? Do you believe that Caring is everyone’s business and care enough to make things better?

We have vacancies for up to three target driven project managers with strong interpersonal skills and immense self-confidence to address the challenges faced by the health and social care sectors.  You must be able to work collaboratively to improve client outcomes, enhance the experience of volunteers and support colleagues (paid and unpaid) to reach their potential.

The role will involve taking responsibility for one or more of our programmes and co-ordinating aspects of development and outreach activity across the West Midlands and beyond. (The post is initially .2 f.t.e. but to be extended as soon as you make progress towards agreed outcomes.)

In the first instance, please send a detailed CV together with a covering letter setting out your personal achievements in relation to projects you have managed successfully and describe any added value you would bring to a project management role. You should also write up to 500 words setting out how a small charity, with limited resources, might contribute towards overcoming some of the many difficulties faced by the health and social care sectors.

Contact: Thomas Memery
Email: thomas@omega.uk.net

 

Reserve Transcriber

Omega care for life is seeking a reserve transcriber with advanced keyboard skills who can type accurately under pressure. Can you think on your feet and commit to attending a two hour, monthly session to support a group for people suffering from hearing loss in Shrewsbury. This is a rewarding opportunity to support a well-established group meeting monthly on Mondays in Shrewsbury. For further details and to arrange a work trial please send an email to thomas@omega.uk.net

 

Income Generating Project Development Co-ordinator

Could you write small funding applications and project proposals to help secure the sustainability of one of five strategic work-streams? Chatterbox, Bereavement, Motor Neurone Disease Family Support, The Omega Network and the Omega Secretariat (management, administration and governance).  Do you have a passion for doing things properly? Can you apply your knowledge, skills and talent to make a difference in a third sector environment? If you don’t yet have much work experience can you convincingly demonstrate that you deserve an opportunity to make your mark and demonstrate your ability?

This is a rewarding role for highly-motivated, capable candidates with knowledge of at least two of the following: healthcare, research, project management, accountancy, business planning, marketing and/or coaching and mentoring. This is a chance for you to make your mark; a rewarding voluntary assignment/internship/work placement, which dependent upon your progress, could lead to full-time permanent, paid employment with uncapped earning potential within 3-6 months.

Training and support will be provided but you will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • An ethical, compassionate approach
  • A commitment to achievement
  • Strong communication skills
  • A good standard of English
  • Business acumen (or at least a head for figures)
  • Analytical skills
  • Resilience
  • The ability to get things done
  • Advanced ICT skills
  • Access to a car (preferred)

Based in Shrewsbury with occasional travel across the West Midlands, alternative working arrangements may be considered. If you have the capacity to make things happen we would like to hear from you. For further details and to request an application pack please send your CV to info@omega.uk.net.

 

Co-ordinators needed for Community Learning Taster Sessions

Omega care for life is seeking enthusiastic group co-ordinators to facilitate informal groups of family carers at Community Learning Taster Sessions held in Wolverhampton, Dudley and Shrewsbury. No teaching experience is needed as full training and session plans will be provided. Candidates should have good communications skills, enjoy working with people and, ideally, have an understanding of the needs of family carers. Applicants should, in the first instance, submit a CV and covering letter describing how you might use your skills and experience to engage with, and support, local family carers. The rate of pay in respect of this extremely worthwhile and very interesting work opportunity will be dependent upon your skills and experience. Contact Thomas Memery: telephone 01743 245 088, email info@omega.uk.net

 

Meeting Point Support Group Co-ordinators / Assistant Co-ordinators

Do you have the skills needed to help us develop and support one of our lively Meeting Point Support Groups? Groups meet once each month for 1½ - 2 hours. You may already have contact with an existing group or perhaps you have identified a need for a new group. We are particularly interested in supporting new activity which is likely to attract hidden family carers. This may mean hosting groups in work places, libraries and busy high street venues. You should submit a CV and covering letter describing how you might use your skills and experience to engage with and support local family care-givers. Contact Thomas Memery: telephone 01743 245 088, email info@omega.uk.net.