YMCA Humber – Rent Officer

YMCA Humber are looking to recruit a Rent Officer:

1 x Full time – 37 ½ hours per week

Salary – £21,963 – £24,653 depending on experience

Key accountabilities of this role, which reports to the Finance and Information Services Manager, will include –

  • Ensuring all residents’ rent and payments for services are paid in a timely manner and payment plan are in place if necessary.
  • Ensuring all resident rent accounts are up to date and accurately reflect all payments made and rent and other charges owed.
  • Ensuring all support Coaches are trained in the processes to support residents making online Housing Benefits and Universal Credit claims without errors.
  • Managing resident arrears – both personal and housing benefit claims in line with operational targets ensuring maximised income via Housing Benefit.

This role requires –

  • An up to date understanding of welfare entitlement legislation relating to funding for social housing.
  • Experience of supporting individuals who may exhibit challenging and/or chaotic behaviour.
  • An understanding of other issues that may impact our residents’ ability to manage money effectively, including the Universal Credit framework.
  • An ability to understand / interpret financial data and manipulate

When you join YMCA Humber, you gain access to a broad range of employee benefits. Some of them are subject to successfully passing your probation period, but others can be accessed from day one. They include:

  • 5 weeks holiday plus Public Holidays
  • Competitive rates of pay and pension
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • DBS cost paid
  • Induction Programme and on the job training opportunities
  • Regular supervision and 121 support from your Manager
  • Internal progression opportunities

To find out more click here.

YMCA Humber -Care Leavers Support Coach

YMCA Humber are looking to recruit a Care Leavers Support Coach:

1 x Full time – average 42 hours per week over a 4-week shift pattern

1 x half time – average 21 hours per week over a 4-week shift pattern

Pay – £9.22 per hour increasing to £10.45 in September 2020

Location – Grimsby

Following the opening of our Care Leavers home in May 2020 we are now recruiting permanent support coaches to work a 24-hour shift rota.

For this challenging role experience of working in a similar environment or with similar clients would be highly beneficial along with a recognised qualification in working with young people.

The key skills required in this role will include –

  • Assist in implementing the care plans for individual young people.
  • Encourage and support young people’s independence by assisting their independent living skills.
  • Escort and supervise social trips and outings.
  • Encourage independence and successes on an educational level.
  • Provide a caring environment so that the care leavers feel secure.
  • Ensure high standards of cleanliness and homeliness are maintained.
  • Support the young people in attending appointments.
  • Please note that lone working will be a requirement of this role.

Click here to find out more.

YMCA Humber – Community House Support Coach

YMCA Humber are looking for Community House Support Coach:

1 x Full time – 40 hours per week with the ability to be flexible with working times.

Pay – £9.22 per hour increasing to £10.45 in September 2020

Location – Grimsby

In this largely independent role, you will work alongside residents in two semi-supported houses, offering support based on life-coaching and person-centred principles. You will need to be skilled in active listening and positive questioning whilst enabling residents to meet their aspirations such as being healthy, managing finances and preparing for living more independently.

Key accountabilities will include –

  • Practical living skills, including shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.
  • Budgeting and money management
  • Maintaining healthy relationships
  • Improving health and wellbeing, including mental health
  • Maintaining good personal hygiene and cleanliness of accommodation
  • Accessing and engaging with external agencies and services
  • Accessing education, training, and employment opportunities
  • Addressing behavioural issues (e.g. substance misuse, aggression, offending – where necessary)
  • Preparing for a successful move on and living independently

A methodical, well organised and positive approach to work is essential.

A knowledge of the training, education and voluntary sector, social housing, the welfare benefits system plus the ability to keep comprehensive records is essential.

You can find out more on their website here.

Estate Road 2 Carriageway and Footway Reconstruction

Engie on behalf of North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC) are inviting local residents and businesses to comment on the draft detailed design for Estate Road 2 Carriageway and Footway Reconstruction.

The survey forms one of the preliminary stages of introducing a new scheme and is used to gauge initial feedback, proposals developed will be reviewed by the NELC Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment.

The objectives of the project are to –

  • Provide new safer off-road facilities for cyclists and pedestrians Reduce traffic disruption and congestion on the Estate Roads
  • Improve access for logistics containerized freight
  • Improving the business location for established businesses in the area, encouraging further investment and growth.

To find out more and to complete the survey, click here.

Mind North East Lincs – Homelessness Navigator

Deadline 13th July 2020

Mind NEL are a charity that helps people with mental health problems live fulfilling and independent lives. With growing demand for their services they are in need of more people to join their motivated and skilled staff team to help them deliver the best support.

The following role is based in Grimsby

37 hours per week

£19,019 per annum

Government announces £40 million green jobs challenge fund

Government published a press release around fund of up to £40 million will create jobs in nature recovery and conservation.

Plans to create thousands of new jobs to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were unveiled by the government today.

The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund will bring forward funding to help charities and environmental organisations start work on projects across England to restore nature and tackle climate change.

Click here for the full press release.

Nominations open for the virtual volunteer awards 2020

Deadline 31st July 2020

Update from Smile Foundation:

We realise the event cannot be held in the same way it was last year with the current COVID19 pandemic we are all living through .

However, we also know how many amazing volunteers are still out there doing amazing things and have done for many years before this pandemic, and will continue for many years after. We want to recognise them and their efforts and outstanding achievements, across all types of volunteering in our community. The awards open to all volunteers who have been volunteering across the last 12 months.

We want to bring all the truly fantastic volunteering together under one roof (or via one live steam!) and then tell the world how great our region’s volunteers are!

The event will take place virtually via live stream, on 8th October at 4pm and will be able to watch and cheer on the nominees via Facebook and YouTube. There will be 10 awards plus a special Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award. 

We are delighted to be joined once again by Headline Event Partners, Nisa Local’s charity, Making a Difference Locally and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

You can enter online, via paper entry form or via a video submission. This is something new we have introduced for 2020 and we’d love to see you all talking so proudly about your volunteers, or about your own volunteering.

Nominations are now being accepted and we want to hear from you – who are the special volunteers deserving recognition? Full details:


Refuse Collector Positions through ERA

Refuse Collectors required to join the team to collect House Hold waste in the Grimsby area.

Full time house, temp contracts. Starting soon…

ERA say “ They are proud to be working with our local Council and will shortly be recruiting Key Workers to work in the waste disposal teams.  If you have training in manual handling and first aid and show a commitment to customer care and quality service, then call us today!”

Please contact ERA – 01472 236688 for more information Or enquiries@eraemployment.agency

Biffa Natural Environment

Deadline for round 2: 7th August 2020

Biffa are welcoming online Expressions of Interest from between £250,000 and £750,000 for large-scale projects of regional or national significance. In a change from 2019.

Built Environment projects should transform cultural, heritage or visitor centres. They should inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation on a grand scale.

Previous projects funded under this theme include the redevelopment of a spectacular science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) experience at Winchester Science Museum, the creation of a world-class maritime exhibition at Chatham Historic Dockyard and the transformation of a former First World War aircraft hangar into a state-of-the-art aerospace museum.

To find out more, please visit the Biffa website here.

Free resuable face-shields for community organisations in NEL

The University of Hull has donated 200 reusable face shields for use by the voluntary and community sector in North East Lincolnshire, and SSNEL are now assisting with the distribution of this equipment alongside Navigo, who have kindly agreed to carry out deliveries.

If you are a VCS organisation that has staff or volunteers that are currently working with members of the public, or if you are planning to re-open some services that require face-to-face contact in the near future, please email Amy Hallett amy@nbforum.org.uk. You will need to give your group’s name, a contact name and telephone number, and the volume you require – to a maximum of 5 per organisation. We will add your name to a list and contact you regarding delivery.