Working with us

Impact is a diverse, dynamic, forward thinking and evolving charity. Now’s an exciting time to join us!

We have a highly committed and professional staff team and every year we work with more than 4,500 people of all ages, helping them to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

“The work can be very challenging, but it is always rewarding, and you will get real job satisfaction from knowing that what you do is making a difference.”

What we offer

We offer excellent conditions of employment including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Induction period, on-going supervision and formal appraisal
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Further training and enhancement of your skills
  • An annual networking meeting for the whole staff team

Job vacancies

If you are interested in applying for any of our job vacancies, please download an application pack below.  Alternatively, if you would prefer to be sent a physical copy of the application pack by post, please email recruit@impact-initiatives.org.uk or call our 24 hour recruitment line on 01273 322958.  

administration worker (Henfield)

Job ref: AX/HH

We are looking for an Administration Worker with the necessary skills to provide and maintain administration support for the Henfield Haven

This is an opportunity to join an established and progressive service, and to use your skills and experience to develop them further.

Part-time, 12 hours per week

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 09:30-13:30

Salary Band 1, NJC Points 11-17, starting £17,365 p.a. (pro rata)

(+incentives:  27 days annual leave

 
You will be responsible for:

  • Reception duties, to include: answering the telephone and responding to queries, face to face, postal and electronic contact providing appropriate and effective information and signposting.
  • Distributing regular information to customers, referrers, carers etc. via mailing lists.
  • The maintenance of record keeping systems, including statistical information generated through the services.
  • Maintaining the welcoming and inspiring atmosphere within the centre.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of some of the issues older people may face. 
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to give accurate information to a wide range of people with differing needs, in writing, on the telephone or in person.
  • An ability to manage own workload whilst being aware of and supportive to team members.


Closing date for applications
: 9.00 am, friday 29 november 2019

Interviews:  friday 13 December 2019 

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Café Worker (LARCHES Café, COLDEAN)

4 hours per week (2 hours on Thursday and 2 hours on Friday)     

Salary starting NJC Band 1, Point 11: £9 per hour

(+ generous holiday allowance)

 We are looking for inspiring and responsible people who feel they have something to offer to join our team at the Larches Café in Coldean.

The Larches Cafe is a community space and café open four days a week. We offer a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing and where people can enjoy good food and company.         

– Requirements for this role:

  • To work as part of the team of staff and volunteers providing a welcoming, professional, vibrant and enjoyable environment at the Cafe
  • Preparing and serving meals, snacks and drinks in the Larches Café
  • Ensuring the Café is kept clean and tidy throughout the day

 Please get in contact with Lin Hastings on 01273 729603 for further information and hours available. 

 

Closing date for applications: 5.00 Pm, Monday 25 november 2019

Interviews:  Tuesday 3 December 2019 

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

FOOD AND NUTRITION SUPPORT WORKER (AGEING WELL)

Food and Nutrition Support Worker

Job reference: AWNSW/Nov19

37 hours per week

 Salary starting Band 3, NJC Point 22 £21,496 p.a.
(+pension & a generous holiday allowance.)

 An exciting opportunity to be part of Brighton and Hove’s new Ageing Well Service: you will provide one-to-one support and advice through referrals to Older People at risk of malnutrition and dehydration. You will organise events to raise awareness of key nutrition and hydration messages and to promote the service. The role also includes working with other organisations and groups to make links and to address the wider issues surrounding malnutrition and dehydration to offer a holistic service.

We would like to hear from people with strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills who are able to initiate interaction and work with Older People to identify and find solutions to their issues relating to malnutrition and dehydration.

Requirements for this role: 

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly in a professional and friendly manner.
  • A problem-solving approach and ability to be innovative in finding solutions.
  • Experience of initiating interaction and supporting people to get involved in activities.
  • An understanding of nutrition and hydration issues for older people and how they can be addressed.

 

Closing date for applications: 5.00 PM, MONDAY 18 november 2019

Interviews: week commencing monday 25 NOVEMBER 2019

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Social Prescriber link worker

18.75 hours per week

BAND 3, NJC (National Joint Council for Local Government Services Scale) POINTS 26, SALARY £24,343 per annum, (pro rata) paid monthly by Automated Credit Transfer on 25th of each month

Plus pension & a generous holiday allowance.

An exciting opportunity to be part of the new national network of Link Workers, working with the Chanctonbury Central Primary Care Network Group covering the Billingshurst Surgery and the Glebe Surgery in Storrington.

This is a new innovative role and the successful candidate will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient facing role , designed to work in an outcome focused way to improve people’s quality of life, health and wellbeing by recognising that this can be affected by a range of social, economic and environmental factors.

Supporting patients and their carers to achieve their personal aspirations participate in their local and wider communities, enhance effective personal support networks, enabling individuals to maintain healthy lifestyles; and lead independent and fulfilled lives.

Requirements for this role:

  •  Undertake assessments with referred patients to gain an understanding of their life, health condition and how it affects them, and to explore options for social support.
  •  Be proactive in seeking out new community support and activities for patients to access.

 Please contact Sue Game on 07464 541463 for further information

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicants may be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).

 

Closing date for applications: FRIDAY 15 november 2019

Interviews:  Friday 22 NOVEMBER 2019

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Please note, for the 2 vacancies listed below (Weekend Cook and Friday Café Worker), you may apply for a combination of both these roles and any of the hours offered by submitting a single job application.

EXAMPLE 1: you could apply for Friday Café Worker (6 hours) + Weekend Cook (Sundays only, 6 hours) to total a 12 hour role if desired.

EXAMPLE 2: you could apply for just one of the Weekend Cook working days e.g. Saturdays for 6 hours per week only.

Please note your preferred combinations of roles and hours in the ‘job title’ field of the application form. Please call The Hop 50+ on 01273 729603 if you would like further information/clarification regarding these opportunities. 

FRIDAY Café Worker (Hop 50+, HOVE)

Ref: FCW/H50/Nov19

6 hours per week    

Salary starting NJC Band 1, Point 11: £9.00 per hour

Plus pension & a generous holiday allowance

We are looking for inspiring and responsible people who feel they have something to offer to join our team at The Hop 50+.

The Hop 50+ is a community space and café open seven days a week. We offer a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing, to learn new skills and where people can enjoy good food and company.                  

– Requirements for this role:

  • To work as part of the team of staff and volunteers providing a welcoming, professional, vibrant and enjoyable environment at the Cafe
  • Preparing and serving meals, snacks and drinks in the Café at the Hop50+
  • Ensuring the Café is kept clean and tidy throughout the day

 Please get in contact with Lin Hastings or Claire Corbin on 01273 729603 for further information and hours available. 

   

Closing date for applications: MONDAY 25 november 2019

Interviews:  monday 2 december 2019

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

weekend cook (hop 50+, HOVE)

Ref: WC/H50/Nov19

Salary starting Band 2, NJC Point 18 £ 19,247 p.a. (pro rata) / £9.97 per hour

(+ generous holiday allowance)

6 hours per week (Saturday) and/or 6 hours per week (Sunday)

 We are looking for an inspiring and responsible person who feels they have something to offer to join our team at The Hop 50+.

The Hop 50+ is a community space and café open seven days a week. We offer a range of activities and social opportunities for people aged 50+, aimed at supporting customers to improve their health and wellbeing, to learn new skills and where people can enjoy good food and company.                  

 – Requirements for this role:

  • Running the Café at The Hop 50+ with a team of volunteers
  • To work as part of the team of staff and volunteers providing a welcoming, professional, vibrant and enjoyable environment at the Cafe
  • Cooking and serving meals, snacks and drinks in the Café at the Hop50+
  • Maintaining Food Hygiene and Health and Safety standards and ensuring the Café is kept clean and tidy throughout the day

 Please get in contact with Lin Hastings or Claire Corbin on 01273 729603 for further information and hours available.

 

Closing date for applications: 5.00 PM, monday 25 november 2019

Interviews:  WEDNESDAY 4 december 2019

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Download an application pack

Please see job listings above to download the relevant job description/person specification.

Linked to the right are the recruitment information sheet (please read this carefully before completing the application form), application form, job description, equal opportunities monitoring form and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

If you wish to find out more about the vacancy there is a contact name and number on the job description. Please click on the grey shaded boxes of the application form to type. Please also ensure that if you submit an extra sheet for the ‘supporting statement’ it is headed with your name and the job reference number. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please return your completed application either by email to recruit@impact-initiatives.org.uk or by post to the address listed at the foot of this webpage.

Please note we do not accept CVs, you must complete our application form for any current job vacancies.

Our fantastic team of over 150 volunteers help us to provide many of our services. We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities.