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.  

Volunteer community advocate (brighton and hove)

Volunteer Community Advocate

Flexible but on average, 3 hours a week

Brighton and Hove

Impact has provided Advocacy Services for over fifteen years. The services have developed over time changing to meet the current needs of those who use them and the service currently provides a range of community and self-advocacy services to people with disabilities in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex.

Impact Advocacy Services deliver person-centred services with individual needs and preferences at the core. We provide a range of advocacy support enabling people with disabilities and health needs to access highly effective, independent, quality and confidential advocacy, ensuring people have rights that are respected, voices that are heard and real choice and control over their lives.

We are looking for someone to provide one-to-one advocacy in the community to people with physical and sensory disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and autism.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of advocacy principles
  • be able to support people to express their views, wishes and feelings;
  • be able to ensure those most vulnerable have a voice;
  • have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • have experience of working with people with disabilities

If you would like to have an informal chat about the post please ring Ellie Weaver on 01903 730044 or 07919 964 089.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

There is No Closing date for applications for this volunteer role, we are happy to receive your completed application at any time.

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

community advocate (Worthing area)

Community Advocate (Worthing/Littlehampton/Bognor)

Job reference: CA/Aug20

21 hours per week

 Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor area of West Sussex

Salary Band 3, NJC Point 22: £21,496 p.a. (pro rata)

27 days annual leave plus 3 extra days at Christmas and the usual statutory holidays pro rata per annum

Impact has provided Advocacy Services in West Sussex for over fifteen years. The services have developed over time changing to meet the current needs of those who use them and the service currently provides a range of community and self-advocacy services to people with disabilities in West Sussex.

Impact Advocacy Services deliver person-centred services with individual needs and preferences at the core. We provide a range of advocacy support enabling people with disabilities and health needs to access highly effective, independent, quality and confidential advocacy, ensuring people have rights that are respected, voices that are heard and real choice and control over their lives.

We are looking for someone to provide one-to-one advocacy in the community to people with learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and autism, and will entail: 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a clear understanding of advocacy principles
  • Have a strong value base and belief in empowering people with a disability to have equal rights.
  • be able to support people to express their views, wishes and feelings;
  • have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • have experience of working with people with disabilities

 After you receive the application pack, if you would like to have an informal chat about the post please ring Deena Stockdale Lesley Durbin on 01903 730044.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Closing date: 9.00 AM, Monday 3 August 2020

Interviews: Week Beginning 12 August 2020

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Playworker

Service: WASP After School Club

Job title: Playworker

Job reference: WPW/Jul20

Based at: City Academy Whitehawk for children aged 4-11.

WASP provides a range of child led activities using the Playwork Principles. We aim to ensure the children have a great time and develop their learning and skills through play.

We are looking for somebody to join our dynamic and friendly team from September onwards. If you can work as part of a team in a demanding environment whilst bringing enthusiasm and new ideas we would love to hear from you.

We need a Playworker to work 4 sessions per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. There will also often be opportunities to work additional relief/cover shifts. Job sharing will be considered (please state your preferred working days on job application).

Hours: 14 hours per week, 2.30pm – 6.00pm, during school term time only

Salary: Band 1 / NJC Points 11-17 / starting salary is £9.30 per hour.         

Incentives: Generous holiday allowance

Closing date for applications:  9.00 AM, Friday 7 August 2020        
Interview date: To be confirmed

For more information please contact Garry Allan on 07919 442633 or garry.allan@impact-initiatives.org.uk

Closing date: 9.00 AM, Friday 7 August 2020

Interviews: to be confirmed

 

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.