Paid Vacancies

Grant Fundraiser (up to 3 posts)

£21,000 - £30,000

Can you help us communicate the change we make to people's lives?

Do you have a passion for writing, and can you adapt your message for your intended audience of grant-making foundations and other funders?

Can you help us tell our story using words and data?

Are you target-driven and determined to help us grow?

We welcome applications from candidates with grant fundraising, copywriting or technical report writing experience or relevant commercial, academic, communications or marketing backgrounds.

Starting salary is dependent upon experience and will be subject to regular review.  We intend to make a full-time appointment and create up to two part-time vacancies based in our Shrewsbury office.

There may be an opening for an exceptional candidate with limited grant fundraising experience but who can demonstrate that they are a good team player and have what it takes to make progress quickly.  We may also be able to accommodate an element of flexible working; geography need not be a barrier.

Send a detailed CV and a covering letter describing your motivation to apply and details of your current salary.

Please contact Thomas Memery, Director, on 01743 245 088 or thomas@omega.uk.net for an initial conversation.

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, Director, by email: thomas@omega.uk.net.

Delphinium Companion 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 wellbeing 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, 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

Income Generating Project Development Co-ordinator

Could you write small funding applications and project proposals to help secure the sustainability of one of six strategic work-streams? Chatterbox, Bereavement, A Letter from Louise, 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 thomas@omega.uk.net.