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halow is a vibrant, growing charity based in Guildford that provides opportunities and support for over 170 young people with learning disabilities to access social activities, educational programmes and supported living accommodation in south-west Surrey and beyond.

To find out what life is like at halow please click here and see what our staff have to say.

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halow is committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workplace.

 

 

Finance Manager

(full time)

Could you help to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in Surrey?

This is an exciting opportunity to join  halow , a young, vibrant, and rapidly growing, Guildford-based charity that puts young adults with a learning disability (aged 16+) in the driving seat.  halow currently supports around 170 people to live independent, meaningful lives and to be more involved in their local community.

 

Salary

£35,000 – 38,000 (depending on experience)

 

About the role

 The Finance Manager is a key role at  halow  and we are looking for an experienced professional to join our friendly team.  This is your chance to lead the finance service, be responsible for all financial processes and management reporting, and be part of the Service Management Team.

 

The finance team deal with a range of income sources including commissioned and pay-as-you-go services, trust and grant funding, donations and event fundraising and ensures that our suppliers, donors and funders are kept informed/paid so that  halow  continues to flourish and grow.  This integral role will regularly liaise with various departments to ensure timely information flow and achievement of goals.  Working closely with the Charity’s Directors and the Treasurer, you will also support with budget setting and monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.

 

The right candidate will help us continue to develop the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems and processes which have recently been helped by the introduction of many new technological developments all of which have been made to prepare the charity for the next stage of its growth so ultimately we can deliver on our ambitious expansion plans.

 

We are focused on supporting and investing in our employees who in turn make the frontline difference for young people that have a learning disability.  If you have the ambition, and the required skills, positivity and drive to make a difference.

To be considered for interview, you must:

  • Be experienced in financial management.
  • Have excellent organisation, communication and prioritisation skills.
  • Be experienced in line management.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and the ability to detect inconsistencies.

 

We are seeking an exceptional candidate to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing  halow over the next 5 years and beyond.

 

What we offer:

  •  halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.
  • Flexible working.
  • 33 days annual leave inclusive of bank holidays, workplace pension, employee discount scheme, and other great employee benefits.
  • Fully paid training and ongoing career development.
  • An employee assistance programme and a supportive and caring team to work with.

 

TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:                                          

Click here for the full job description here and our easy online application form.  You can also watch our ‘Life at halow‘ video clip.

 

Closing date for applications is:     11.00pm, Sunday 25 July 2021

Interviews will take place on:     Thursday 5 or Friday 6 August 2021

 

Successful applications are subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. 

halow is the operating name of halow project, registered charity no. 1116773.  

Project Worker – Building Futures Programme

(part time)

Are you passionate about helping young people and seeing them achieve their goals? 

 

Salary

£19,500 – £21,500 (pro rata from 37.5 hours)

 

Working Hours

28 hours (4 days) per week. Core working hours are 9.30am -4.30pm Monday to Thursday. There will also be occasional evening and weekend cover required.

 

About the role

Building Futures is halow‘s community based learning programme that aims to nurture the independence, enrich the lives, continue the education and build the futures of our young people living with learning disabilities. The programme runs for up to 4 days per week across 3 year groups.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring Project Worker to be part of the team and help supporting the Year Leads to plan and deliver Building Futures sessions – click here to have a look at what the programme involves.

 

To be considered for interview, you must be:
• Passionate in working with halow young people and seeing them achieve their goals.
• An excellent communicator through all mediums and to all people.
• Confident to support and deliver outstanding person-centred sessions to groups of young people.
• Proactive and keen for continuous improvement; contributing to the development of the programme and working closely with young people, year leaders and other staff.
• Able to provide an unrivalled level of service and support to our young people, colleagues and stakeholders of Building Futures service by being responsible for Safeguarding around young people ensuring a safe, caring, responsive, effective and well led service – compliant with regulations and legislation.

If this sounds like a place you could thrive in, then please click here to read the full job description and submit your application now.

 

 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021

Interviews: Will take place throughout the advertising period

 

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. It is also desirable (but not essential) to have a full driving licence with access to transport. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references

Senior Buddy

(full time)

How about working in a caring, supportive environment where every day is different and where you can make a real difference to people’s lives?

Would you like to gain experience in line management and supporting a team?

 

Salary

£25,500 – £26,500 per year OTE

 

About the role

Working as a Senior Buddy at halow you will provide highly person-centred 1:1 support, promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and community access, whilst providing care in the young person’s own supported living accommodation.  At the same time, you will be trained and supported to take your next steps into management and higher levels of responsibility.

 

Full time roles are 37½ hours per week (starting at £10.50/hour*) on a rolling shift pattern (daytime/evening/weekend) plus 2 overnight shifts (sleep-ins) per week (£50 each).  Slightly reduced hour roles are also available, with salary/leave pro-rated.   * The hourly rate rises after successfully completing probation (£10.76/hour) and again when line managing 3 Buddies (£11.02/hour).

 

We are seeking enthusiastic and caring candidates to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 2 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive in, please click here to complete your application!  A full job description is available on the application page.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021

Interviews: Will take place throughout the advertising period

 

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. It is also desirable (but not essential) to have a full driving licence with access to transport. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references

   Supported Living Buddy

(full time)

 

How about working in a caring, supportive environment where you can make a real difference to people’s lives and where every day is different?

 

Salary

£24,500 per year OTE

 

About the role

Due to increased demand for our highly rated services, we are looking for people who are fun, friendly and compassionate, and who have a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities.

Working as a halow Support Buddy you will provide highly person-centred 1:1 support, promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and community access, whilst providing care in the young person’s own supported living accommodation.

Working hours are based on a rolling shift pattern (daytime/evening/weekends) plus 2 overnight shifts (sleep-ins). Salaries are are paid at £9.50/hour for Buddies aged 18-20; £9.74/hour for Buddies aged 21-22 and £10/hour for Buddies aged 23+ with an additional rate of £50 per sleep-in shift.

 

We are seeking enthusiastic and caring candidates to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 5 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive in, please click here to complete your application!  A full job description is available on the application page.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021

Interview dates: Will take place throughout the advertising period.

 

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. It is also desirable (but not essential) to have a full driving licence with access to transport. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

   Learning Support Buddy

(variable hours)

 

Could you make a real difference to a young person’s life? Would you enjoy a role where every day is different?

 

Salary

Variable hour  Buddy roles are paid at £9.50/hour for Buddies aged 18-20; £9.74/hour for Buddies aged 21-22 and £10/hour for Buddies aged 23+.  Additional rate of £50 per sleep-in shift is also available (but not a requirement of the role).

 

About the role

Buddies are fun, friendly and compassionate people with a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities. We are looking for people to support learners in an outreach capacity on our fantastic community based learning programme, Building Futures.

Building Futures sessions run during term time from 10am to 4pm on weekdays however you would also have the flexibility to pick up additional hours in the wider halow Buddy service.

Working as a halow Buddy you will provide highly person-centred 1:1 support to a Young Person helping to promote their learning, life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and community access.

We are seeking enthusiastic and caring candidates to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 5 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive in, please click here to complete your application! A full job description is available on the application page.

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021
Interview dates: Will take place throughout the advertising period .

 

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. It is also desirable (but not essential) to have a full driving licence with access to transport. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

   Outreach Buddy

(variable hours)

 

Tired of the 9 to 5 and crave a change? How about working in a caring, supportive environment where you can make a real difference to people’s lives and where every day is different?

Buddies are fun, friendly and compassionate people with a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities.

 

Salary

Variable hour Outreach Buddy roles are paid at £9.50/hour for Buddies aged 18-20; £9.74/hour for Buddies aged 21-22 and £10/hour for Buddies aged 23+.  Additional rate of £50 per sleep-in shift is also available.

 

About the role

Working as a halow Buddy you will provide highly person-centred 1:1 support to a Young Person helping to promote life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities, educational provision and community access.

Our staff love seeing how their support enables each young person to progress and they feel a real sense of purpose working at halow.

We are seeking enthusiastic and caring candidates to be part of our growing and outward looking team that is passionate about growing halow over the next 2 years and beyond. If this sounds like the place you could thrive in, please click here to complete your application!  A full job description is available on the application page.

 

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 30th July 2021

Interview dates: Will take place throughout the advertising period.

 

The nature of this role means that you must be at least 18 years old and have the right to work in the UK. It is also desirable (but not essential) to have a full driving licence with access to transport. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check and suitable references.

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