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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.

Call us about working with amazing young people! 01483 447960

Available Job Opportunities

Accounts and Payroll Officer (full time)

Senior Buddy (full time)

Support Buddy (full time)

Outreach Buddy (variable hours)

halow Values

 

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

 

 

Accounts and Payroll Officer 

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 supports young adults (aged 16+) with a learning disability to live independent, meaningful lives and to be more involved in their local community.

 

About the role

The Payroll & Accounts Officer is a key role at halow and we are looking for an experienced professional to join our friendly team.  With over 70 staff on a mix of contracted and variable hours contracts, plus other payments for overtime, on-call and overnight support, the payroll side of the role is fast-paced, complex and interesting while the  accounts and invoicing side ensures that our suppliers, donors and funders are kept informed/paid and that halow continues to flourish and grow.

 

Working closely with the Finance Manager, this integral role will regularly liaise with various departments to ensure timely information flow and achievement of goals therefore good communication, planning and time management are essential.

 

The right candidate will help us continue to develop the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems and processes,  many of which have recently been improved with introduction of new technology, and to prepare the charity for the next stage of its growth so that we can, ultimately, deliver on our ambitious expansion plans.

 

 

What we offer

halow are focused on supporting and investing in our employees who in turn make the frontline difference for young people that have a learning disability.  halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.  We also offer:

  • 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 for the role

To be considered for interview, you must:

  • Be experienced in payroll and bookkeeping.
  • Have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills.
  • Have excellent attention to detail and the ability to detect inconsistencies.
  • Be a natural and efficient organiser, of both themselves and others.
  • Be a self-starter with a can-do positive attitude.

Please click here to read the full job description and submit your application!

 

Closing date is: 11.00pm, Monday 5 July 2021

Interviews will be held: Week beginning Monday 12 July 2021

 

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

Senior Buddy

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?

 

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, Wednesday 23rd June 2021

Interviews: Will take place in week commencing 28th June 2021

      Support Buddy (full time)

or

Outreach Buddy (variable hours)

 

Buddies are fun, friendly and compassionate people with a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities.  Our staff love seeing how their support enables each young person to progress and they feel a real sense of purpose working at halow.

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.  Support buddies also provide additional support in the Young Person’s home.

 

Full time Support Buddy roles are 37½ hours per week (£10/hr*) on a rolling shift pattern (daytime/evening/weekend) plus 2 sleep-ins per week (£50 each).

Variable hour Outreach Buddy roles are have salary pro-rated accordingly.

* For Buddies aged 23+.  Buddies aged 18-20 rate is £9.50/hr; aged 21-22 is £9.74/hr.

 

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: 11pm, Thursday 20th May 2021

Interview dates: Wednesday 26th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th May 2021

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