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Bike Project Workshop Assistant

Location: The Bike Project, 1 Rossgate, Hemel, HP1 3LG
Salary:
ÂŁ12 per hour
Hours:
Part time, up to 16 hours per week
Reports to:
Bike Project Manager
Closing date:
Monday 24th June

About the role

Our Social Enterprise projects, including the Bike Project, provide training and work experience opportunities to enable people to develop new skills and improve their confidence and employment prospects. The project also generates income for DENS to reinvest in the development and running of our services, helping more people in the future. We are recruiting to an exciting new role the overall purpose of which is:

  • To assist in the reconditioning of donated bicycles to a high standard, ensuring their safety and suitability for sale to the general public.
  • To provide training and guidance for DENS clients, passing on your skills and supporting them to improve their confidence and employment prospects.
  • To assist the Bike Project manager in the overall smooth running of the Bike Project workshop and retail space.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience of working in a professional bicycle workshop or similar environment, and using bicycle maintenance tools and equipment to repair and recondition donated bikes to a high standard. We are looking for someone who can engage our clients and empower them to develop skills for work and for life whilst supporting the Bike Project manager to ensure the smooth operation of the Bike Project as a whole.

Benefits

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Health cash plan, including Virtual GP access, dental and optical cover
  • Employee assistance programme – 24/7 advice/support helpline & access to counselling
  • Professional development and training
  • Staff wellbeing days and team building activities
  • NEST pension scheme

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification.

If you match our criteria, please send your CV to HR@dens.org.uk.

Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made to the recruitment process.

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Adam on 01442 800269.

Senior Corporate Fundraiser

Location: Hemel Hempstead (hybrid/office). Multiple locations – current driving license and access to a car is necessary.
Salary: Up to ÂŁ35k (FTE) depending on experience
Hours: 30 – 37.5 hours per week

We are searching for an experienced corporate fundraiser to join our dynamic and high-performing Fundraising Team.

You will be an excellent communicator, confident in networking and presenting a compelling case for support, target driven and have a background and successful record in securing high value gifts, business sales or similar.

You will be responsible for developing our DENS Business Partnership Programme, building a pipeline of high-value prospects, increasing engagement, and influencing the involvement of local businesses to support DENS ambitious 5-year growth plans.

Why join DENS?

You’ll be part of a supportive, friendly, and dedicated team of fundraisers who foster a collaborative “One Team, One Goal” culture. We value and celebrate every member’s contribution, ensuring you thrive in our positive working environment. Enjoy flexible working arrangements that support your work-life balance, along with ongoing training and development to enhance your skills. Your fundraising efforts will directly contribute to creating positive change and making a lasting impact in our community.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Health cash plan including Virtual GP access, dental and optical cover
  • Employee assistance programme – 24/7 advice/support helpline and access to counselling
  • Professional development and training
  • Staff wellbeing days and team building activities
  • NEST pension scheme

How to apply

For an informal chat, please ring Fran Martin on 07415 628730

Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Foodbank Welfare Co-ordinator

Location: Hemel Hempstead
Salary: ÂŁ28,000 (FTE)
Hours: 22.5 hours a week, with a flexible work pattern (18 months fixed term contract)
Reports to: Head of Community Services
Closing date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

About the role

To undertake individual case work with clients to support them to improve their financial situation, by completing benefit applications, UC forms and PIP applications.

Please see the full Job Description below for all duties.

About you

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults.
  • Knowledge of the benefits and welfare system.
  • Experience of developing partnerships with other third sector and public sector organisations.
  • Please see Personal Specification below for more details.

Benefits

  • 25 days annual leave, or pro rata equivalent
  • Flexible working environment
  • Medicash plan, including Virtual GP, some dental and optical cover
  • Employee assistance programme – 24/7 mental health support helpline
  • Professional development and training
  • NEST pension scheme

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification.

If you match our criteria, please send your CV, including your Supporting Statement, to HR@dens.org.uk.

For an informal chat, please ring Jacky Stafford on 01442 412340. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Weekend Cook

Hours – Negotiable, Sundays

Salary – ÂŁ13.50 an hour

Start date – ASAP

Reporting to – Sean Fitzgerald, Head of Accommodation Services

Location – DENS Hostel, The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead

About the role

We are looking for a Weekend Cook to provide the evening meal at our 44-bed hostel on Sundays. The successful candidate will need to cook approx. 40 covers for 6pm. Hours are 2pm to 7pm, but are negotiable.

About you

  • Experience in cooking within a school, college or prison would be desirable but not essential.
  • It would be desirable if you hold a recognised catering qualification, or have equivalent experience, but not essential.
  • You can safely produce high quality hot meals, desserts and drinks for residents and staff.
  • It is essential to hold a current food hygiene certificate.
  • You are self-motivated and can manage your time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to needs and deadlines.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description & Personal Specification.

If you match our criteria, please send your CV, including your Supporting Statement, to HR@dens.org.uk.

For an informal chat, please ring Jacky Stafford on 01442 412340. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

Hostel Workers (Zero hours)

Hours – Zero hours contract

Salary – ÂŁ12.60 an hour

Reporting to – Head of Accommodation Services

Location –The Elms, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AZ

About the role

We are looking to recruit temporary workers at our 44-bed hostel, The Elms, to provide cover across our team. The hostel aims to support clients at risk of social exclusion who are aged 18 and above, to establish their housing pathway into independent living.

We are looking for:

  • Someone with the passion and drive to work for Dacorum’s largest charity supporting the most vulnerable people in the area.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible and work unsociable hours.
  • Experience is not necessary.

You can expect:

  • The opportunity to work with the homeless and gain valuable experience.
  • Flexibility to work around your other commitments.
  • A comprehensive training programme and the opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the range of support provided by DENS.

How to apply

Please read the full Job Description which is on a separate document.

If you do not match our criteria, we ask that you do not apply. If you are a match, please send your CV to HR@dens.org.uk.

For an informal chat, please ring Jacky Stafford on 01442 412340. Please advise us should you require adjustments to be made for you at interview.

 

 

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