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Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

Digital Training with Google Garage – 24th Nov

KCVS are delighted to offer you the opportunity to access free digital training for two representatives from your organisation. KCVS has been...
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Trustees Week 2016 7th-13th November

Watch out for further details of activities for that week here in Knowsley to include; 8th - Training on Social Value in Knowsley and Impact...
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Northern Enterprise 2016

Members of the KCVS team recently attended the Northern Enterprise Conference billed as “a one-day event bringing together organisations, businesses...
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Voluntary Sector Survey: Have your say for Knowsley

Dear voluntary sector colleagues, A quick reminder that we'd like you to take part in a major new survey of the voluntary sector in Merseyside and...
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KCVS at NCVO/Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy

Director of Policy and Social Growth, Racheal Jones led a round table debate at the latest Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy event in London on...
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We are Knowsley CVS.

We provide leadership to the voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector to influence local sector social growth.

On this website you will find information about our full range of services, on-line links and resources to help you from starting up your group to helping you grow and develop, advice on funding, news from across the sector to inspire and encourage joint working, a jobs board if you are looking to change and something for the weekend in our events section, as well as much more besides.

Assistant Children & Young People Worker

The First Step is an independent charity working in Knowsley, Merseyside with people affected by domestic abuse.  We provide a range of services including refuge for women and children, as well as outreach and related services to victim/survivors living in the community.  The First Step are seeking to recruit an Assistant Children & Young People’s Service Worker.

Children’s Workers work directly with children/young people who have been affected by domestic abuse and are currently living in refuge.  The Assistant Worker will work with the Senior Worker to plan and deliver a timetable of crèche and activity groups as well as more individual support. You must have an NVQ level 3 in Working with Children& Young People or equivalent and experience of working with children & young people and planning age appropriate activities.

Hours: 16 per week days to be arranged (flexibility needed).

Salary: £7,097 (FTE £15,525) plus 6% pension contribution.

Subject to enhanced DBS checks, female applicants only. (Exempt under the Equality Act 2012 Schedule 9, (Part 1).

Closing Date: 14 October 2016 at 5pm Interviews: 21st October 2016

Registered Charity No: 1054533                                   We do NOT accept CV’s

The application pack is available to download on our site or request via email:


Self-Advocacy Coordinator – Knowsley Disability Concern

Full time 35 hours per week – £19,380 p.a.

Knowsley Disability Concern is a charitable organisation providing a range of support services to help disabled people in Knowsley live independently and enjoy equal rights and full social inclusion.

We support the Being Involved Group (BIG Group), a well-established self-advocacy group, recognised as a voice for people with a learning disability in Knowsley and offering an essential consultative role to ensure that people are involved in local decision-making and service-planning.

We have a vacancy for an experienced and innovative Self-Advocacy Coordinator to facilitate and develop the work of the BIG Group and lead the delivery associated with short-term projects.

You will have experience of supporting involvement or participation, individually or within groups, in the advocacy sector, a relevant adult social care or service setting.  You will have excellent inter-personal and communication skills, a good understanding of advocacy practice and principles, and a commitment to supporting the rights, voices, and choices of adults with learning disabilities.

This is an excellent opportunity to work within an innovative and exciting user-led, self-advocacy project for adults with learning disabilities.

The post is offered as a nine month fixed term contract in the first instance, pending ongoing funding secured.

For an application pack including a detailed job description and person specification, email  quoting ref SAC0916.  Alternatively download the pack on our website at

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 12 October 2016.  Interviews will take place on Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 263a Tarbock Road, Huyton, L36 0SD

Note: Applications from people with a disability are encouraged


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