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Working with us

You couldn't choose to work with a nicer set of people or to get more opportunities to make a real impact and change people's lives. Circles Network is passionate about inclusion and we want people to work with us who feel the same way and share our values. Whether you are looking to volunteer, find work experience or join our staff team, we really want to hear from you, come and join the Circles Network family.

Volunteering

Circles Network couldn't do what it does without the time, care and support of our volunteers. We have generous people across the country offering their talents and skills to help people to become included in society and to enrich their lives and their outlook on their future. Volunteering for Circles Network can make a real difference to real people's lives and it could give you a life changing experience that you will never forget.

Whatever time you feel you have available to help us we would love to hear from you.

You can help us in small ways with admin support or maintenance or you can get involved hands on in supporting one of our projects to help vulnerable or disadvantaged children, young people or adults. Just contact us at our head office or your local office and let us talk to you about the ways you can get involved.  Contact Circles Network

 

 

 

 

 

Head Office - Rugby

Facilitator 3D Community Support

Hours : 16 - 18 hrs Monday,Wednesday and Friday. ( Additional hours available)

Location: Warwickshire - Rugby and Kenilworth

Circles Network Facilitators work one to one and in small groups with people to understand what they want out of their lives, achieve their goals and to help them find solutions to overcome barriers. Based within community, Facilitators support disabled or disadvantaged people to access community spaces, build relationships and develop learning interests and hobbies. Circles Network is currently looking for a naturally positive and empathetic individual to provide support to adults within the community who are at risk of social isolation due to disability and or mental health challenges. The support you will provide will be person centered supporting individuals to overcome challenges and achieve goals. Previous experience of supporting individuals is desirable however not essential as full training will be given. Due to the nature of the work we do all applicants will need to apply for a full DBS check and hold a full UK driving license.

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Children and Young Persons Support Worker/Facilitator

Location - Warwickshire - including Rugby, Leamington Spa and Nuneaton

Hours - Various hours available which will include weekends, evenings and school holidays.

Circles Network is looking for individuals with a naturally positive and nurturing approach to join our team across Warwickshire as part of the 3D community support project. We are looking for facilitators who are passionate about supporting disabled and disadvantaged children and young people, including those with a diagnosis of Autism, Learning Disability or Social, Emotional and Mental Health Challenges.

Facilitators will be providing person centred support to individuals within the community or as part of a small group based at our hub. Individuals with experience of supporting children with disabilities, including those who may present behaviours that challenge is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. It is important that you are able to build positive relationships with children and young people, be an active listener and creative thinker. Due to the nature of the work we do all applicants will need to complete a full DBS check, have a full UK driving license and the ability to work flexible hours which will include weekends, evenings and school holidays.

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Hours: 37.5 hours – Tuesday – Saturday (may include an evening)

Circles Network is a UK wide charity renowned for building inclusive communities. Our ethos and values are based on inclusion and supporting individuals in an empowering style, who are at risk of social isolation.

Circles Equine is an Equine Facilitated Learning segment of Circles Network, which involves working on the ground with individuals and animals in the outdoors, close to nature.

We are looking for a compassionate, enthusiastic and naturally nurturing individual to join our therapeutic equine team. You will be working with our equine herd to facilitate individual and group sessions. The aim is to support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people through a fusion of fun, education and therapy to achieve their goals.

Knowledge of horse care is essential. Experience of supporting children and young people in a therapeutic setting including those with social, emotional and mental health needs is desirable however full training will be given.

Due to the location of our hub and the nature of the work we do having a driving licence is also essential.

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Hours: Sessional (a range of regular hours available)

 Circles Network is a UK wide charity renowned for building inclusive communities. Our ethos and values are based on inclusion and supporting individuals in an empowering style, who are at risk of social isolation.

Circles Equine is an Equine Facilitated Learning segment of Circles Network, which involves working on the ground with individuals and animals in the outdoors, close to nature.

We are looking for compassionate, enthusiastic and naturally nurturing individuals to join our therapeutic equine team. You will be working with our equine herd to facilitate individual and group sessions. The aim is to support disabled and disadvantaged children and young people through a fusion of fun, education and therapy to achieve their goals.

Knowledge of horse care is essential. Experience of supporting children and young people in a therapeutic setting including those with social, emotional and mental health needs is desirable however full training will be given.

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Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Location: Warwickshire and surrounding counties

Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation based in Warwickshire, renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment and friendships.

Working with people of any age who are isolated or at risk of isolation, this organisation has ground breaking expertise in the development of Circles of Support, Independent and Collective Advocacy, Person Centred Planning, Equine Facilitated Learning and Inclusion into the mainstream of life. Working in highly creative, entrepreneurial styles, we are dynamic and ever more determined to dream, dare and do.

 

Job Summary

Circles Network provides both therapeutic and educational Equine Facilitated Learning projects, in addition to community and educational support.  It is the responsibility of the Project Manager to develop our work across the Midlands of England, raising the necessary funding and resources and ensure the high quality of activity which will enable our organisation to flourish.  The Project Manager will create and find new, previously unexplored areas of work as appropriate to local need for both children and adults. All work will be compliant to regulations and our own quality standards throughout the Midlands, in line with our values and policies.  The Project Manager will support, develop and manage teams of facilitators in the Midlands, and ensure high quality and personalised support is provided.

 

In relation to Circles Equine, this particular vacancy is also available to those with no equine experience, and the successful candidate will lead on the community projects.  For those with equine experience this vacancy will hold responsibility across our education, equine and community work. You will work alongside the other project manager.

 

The Values of Inclusion

All the work carried out by Circles Network is underpinned by a strongly held set of values and beliefs known as the values of inclusion. This philosophy, where all people, regardless of ability, are seen to be citizens of worth, drives us in our mission to support.

 

  • Everyone has a voice and the right to be heard.
  • All people have dreams and aspirations.
  • All people have capabilities and qualities.
  • All people should have power and control over what they do now and in the future.
  • The whole community can benefit from embracing diversity.
  • All people should have the opportunity to lead ordinary and valued lives.
  • All people have the right to live and be part of the community.
  • All people need friendships and independent relationships; a natural support network.
  • All means All.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities of the post are as follows: 

  • To lead on innovative projects ensuring that they develop and grow whilst maintaining high quality, respectful support for each individual
  • To work in direct support of each individual, and where appropriate their family or carer, in collaboration with Circles Network colleagues allowing a flexible approach in line with each project's remit
  • To organise leadership and confidence building programmes that empower and educate individuals
  • To work directly with all other stakeholders who may include: community leaders, professional practitioners, volunteers and citizens of the area
  • To empower disabled people by providing a platform through which they can have their voice heard and to actively listen and clarify understanding, respecting cultural and social differences to communication
  • To be accountable to the person, their family and Circles Network, and ultimately accountable to the Chief Executive Officer
  • To make and maintain links with other relevant organisations making connections and contributions where appropriate at training events, meetings and conferences
  • To make and maintain contact with a range of voluntary, statutory and independent agencies and individual practitioners to identify individuals willing to be involved in our work
  • To monitor and evaluate the progress of the work undertaken and ensure objectives are being achieved
  • To work as a team member drawing on the strength and skills of other colleagues within Circles Network and sharing your own
  • The individual person receiving support must have power and control over their own life to the greatest extent possible. You will guide and support processes that allow for increased possibilities for this to occur, and you will be expected to provide learning and practice opportunities in a safe and structured style
  • The Health and Safety of each individual team member and people supported are of paramount importance. You will be expected to work within agreed guidelines and to report any concerns immediately
  • To receive supervision from the CHIEF EXECUTIVE on a regular basis and attend team meetings
  • As a member of the Circles Network team, you will be encouraged to be actively involved in the larger aims of the organisation, contributing in the meetings and events held regularly
  • To behave with sensitivity, confidentiality, integrity and respect for all those you come in contact with in relation to our work
  • You will be expected to work with the policies and practices (including data protection, confidentiality, safeguarding and protection of vulnerable groups policies) of the organisation
  • To provide training, support, supervision and development for all team members involved in the project
  • To manage communication with team members and ensure that the rota of support is always covered whenever possible, including covering personally if needed and ensuring a constant team of bank staff are available to be called upon
  • To seek further funding as required, extending the life of effective projects
  • To manage the paperwork and monitoring for the current Midlands projects including budgeting, invoices and rotas
  • To carry out any other duties commensurate with the post as directed by the Chief Executive
  • Monitor region wide tender and commissioning opportunities and apply 
  • Provide or source some team training 
  • Promote circles network at professional events and local community and fundraising events 
  • To develop and assist in the provision of alternative education to young people and adults not accessing mainstream setting- working collaboratively with other project managers
  • To co-ordinate and develop the work of Circles Equine, including a number of Equine Facilitated projects, seeking continuation and expansion funding whilst maintaining high quality dynamic progress
  • All of our managers provide hands-on sessional work as part of their remit

Person Specification

The person specification describes the qualities that we will be looking for when selecting an applicant for the post. 

 

Essential Criteria

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification or experience in community, social work, teaching or similar
  • Experience of managing teams and projects (at least one year)
  • To have experience of working closely with disabled people including people with learning difficulties and/or mental health issues
  • To be a reliable and responsible person who can work consistently to support individuals well.  Experience in supporting others to learn and to learn to change
  • Excellent presentational skills, both written and oral 
  • Experience of engaging and maintaining positive relationships with people in the community at all levels and good networking skills
  • Excellent time management and planning and organisational skills
  • Creativity, the ability to find solutions and overcome barriers with positivity and enthusiasm
  • High level of IT skills, use of spreadsheets and project management tools
  • Supervisory and reflective practice skills with team members that you have supported
  • The ability to build and maintain a friendly and respectful working relationship with individuals and to offer support without taking control
  • The ability to listen and respond to instructions, feedback and requests positively and constructively
  • Skills in monitoring outcomes and maintaining high quality standards
  • To have effective, assertive communication skills and the ability to communicate with people who do not speak, using the widest creative means
  • Ability to work flexible hours which include evenings and weekends
  • To have a full drivers license with access to a car or a car and driver

 

Desirable Criteria

To have extensive equine experience and passionate about the benefits from the human/horse relationship.

  • To be well read and informed of current issues and information relating to inclusion and equestrian topics
  • To have personal/family experience of disability
  • Ability and licence to drive a horsebox
  • Experience and knowledge of the voluntary sector, community development and educational establishments
  • An understanding of the issues which affect parents/carers and how they may impact on a disabled person
  • The knowledge and use of variety of person centred planning tools
  • A creative, open and innovative approach to your everyday life and work
  • To have previous experience of working in an educational setting governed by OFSTED

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Young Person’s Therapeutic Equine Facilitator
Hours: Saturday Afternoons and School Holidays (additional hours possibly available across term time)
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

Do you have a passion for working with horses in addition to supporting vulnerable young people?

Circles Network is a UK wide charity renowned for building inclusive communities. Our ethos and values are based on inclusion and supporting individuals in an empowering style, who are at risk of social isolation.

Circles Equine is an Equine Facilitated Learning segment of Circles Network, which involves working on the ground with individuals and animals in the outdoors, close to nature.

We are looking for outgoing, compassionate, enthusiastic and naturally nurturing individuals to join our therapeutic equine team. You will be working as part of a team to provide support to a young person to access Equine Facilitated Learning opportunities on an individual basis in addition to accessing small groups. The aim is to support the young person through a fusion of fun and therapeutic activities to achieve their goals and overcome barriers. This young person prefers to be supported by females, it is important you have a bubbly personality and a great sense of humour in addition to having a passion for working in the outdoors, particularly with horses.

An understanding of Autism and Attachment Disorder as well as experience of supporting adolescents in a therapeutic setting, including those who present behaviours that may challenge is desirable.

Due to the location of our hub and the nature of the work we do having a driving licence is also essential and the ability to work flexible hours which will include weekends and school holidays.

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Leamington Spa

Facilitator 3D Community Support 
Hours : 8 hours per week (day time hours) Wednesday and Thursday ( additional hours are also available
 
Location: Warwickshire - Rugby and Kenilworth
 

Circles Network Facilitators work one to one and in small groups with people to understand what they want out of their lives, achieve their goals and to help them find solutions to overcome barriers. Based within community, Facilitators support disabled or disadvantaged people to access community spaces, build relationships and develop learning interests and hobbies. Circles Network is currently looking for a naturally positive and empathetic individual to provide support to adults within the community who are at risk of social isolation due to disability and or mental health challenges. The support  you will provide will be person centered supporting individuals to overcome challenges and achieve goals. Previous experience of supporting individuals is desirable however not essential as full training will be given. Due to the nature of the work we do all applicants will need to apply for a full DBS check and hold a full UK driving license. 

 

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Peterborough

Crawley - West Sussex

Are you dynamic, fun and kind hearted?
Do you like visiting interesting places, helping others, and being part of a community?
Do you have an artistic streak, a musical flare or any other exquisite skills to share?

We are looking for people to join our developing team in the South East, covering the areas of Crawley and Burgess Hill. You will work alongside disabled and / or disadvantaged people in the community or in their own homes, and with a range of activities from crafting to preparing meals. We offer training, a competitive hourly rate and the chance to gain nationally recognised qualifications.
A wide range of hours are available to suit, from 2 hours upward. Evening and weekend work is an option.

Please send your CV to caroline.hunte@circlesnetwork.org.uk

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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Male Support Worker (Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality Act applies to this position) to work 16 hours a week.

Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation, renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment and friendships.

Circles Community provides tailored services aimed at reducing isolation in all areas of life. Through a variety of projects, individuals are supported to aspire to new heights, and to achieve the goals that they have set.

Support planning is holistic, inclusive and solution focused, with projects based on individual aspirations and interest, providing meaningful engagement and opportunities for personal growth, relationship building and increased well-being.

We have an outstanding reputation in Crawley for providing the highest quality person centred support to children and adults who are isolated or disadvantaged due to disability.

We are looking for a male to join our team who has experience in the care sector but most importantly is compassionate and motivated in supporting people to live their life they choose and to aspire to their goals and dreams. You will supporting two male individuals with learning difficulties for 16 hours a week.

You will be required to work as part of a team and on your own so excellent organisational skills are required and a driver with their use of their own vehicle would be desirable.

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