Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

Small Enterprise Grant, Care and Support for Adults

The aim of this grant fund is to assist Knowsley based social enterprises, charities and community groups (“organisation”) to:-

• increase independence

• contribute to the local economic growth and social value

• improve community resilience

• contribute to greater community collaboration and cohesion

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Do You Need a Volunteer Chef?

A trained chef, wanting to give something back to the community, is looking to volunteer in the evening and weekends. If you could make use of this volunteer offer please call Lindsey on 0151 489 1222 or email with your details.

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Postcode Community Trust (England, Scotland and Wales)

Postcode Community Trust will re-open for applications to its grants programme on the 1st August 2017.

Through its grants programme, the Trust will provide grants of £500 – £20,000 (£10,000 in Wales) for projects that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts and recreation programmes and healthy living initiatives that improve a community’s physical and mental health. Funding is available to registered charities, voluntary organisations, community interest companies and social enterprises. Please note that only registered charities can apply for grants above £2,000.

Previous projects supported include:

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Working Better Together

Working Better Together, Thursday 29th Jun 2017 at 09:30 – 11.30am.

This Working Better Together event is part of a series of work, activity and created space to open and progress the dialogue and joint work between the Social Sector in Knowsley and Knowsley Council to achieve a shared vision for Knowsley, together. The event is attended by key Council decision makers in partnership with KCVS.

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The Tempist – MATE Productions

Multi-award winning MATE Productions launch their 2017 outdoor tour of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed and produced by Artistic Director Gaynor La Rocca in partnership with the Shakespeare North Trust and in association with the RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company).

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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.

Sahir House is Recruiting – Business Analyst (Cost and Growth)

Sahir House are offering a 6 month fixed term contract, at an annual equivalent salary of £28,203 (or £2,350 per month before tax and deductions) for a skilled analyst. The successful applicant will

  • Map the organisation’s current funding and activities
  • Analyse cost and effectiveness of activities
  • Design tools to ensure the future effectiveness of key business functions like costing of services and project management of activities

Hence we are looking for someone who:

  • Has graduate/postgraduate knowledge in business/finance
  • Able to analyse complex data, including accounts
  • Able to communicate technical information in a simple manner
  • Some prior knowledge of working in the voluntary sector would be useful (not essential)

The post is subject to probationary period, satisfactory references and DBS check. Mandatory staff induction training required.

Closing date for signed applications forms: 5pm Tuesday 4th July

Interviews will be held: at some point during the week of 10th July

For further details and a full application pack please click Business Analyst Advert

Vacancy: Service Coordinator at Knowsley Disability Concern

Job Title:                    Services Coordinator
Salary:                        £23,000 per annum
Hours:                        Full-time 35 hours per week
Accountable to:        CEO, Knowsley Disability Concern (KDC)
Location:                    Knowsley Disability Concern, 263a Tarbock Road Huyton,
Merseyside, L36 0SD, with travel throughout the North West Region and occasionally further afield.

Knowsley Disability Concern (KDC) is a charitable organisation providing a wide range
of support, advice and information services for disabled people and those living with
long term conditions. We specialise in supporting people to use Direct Payments from
their local authority to operate personal budgets for their health and social care
support needs.

KDC delivers a payroll processing service through its subsidiary trading arm, Your

The service has been operating since 2006 and is specifically designed for individuals
who use their personal health and social care budgets to employ personal care
assistants at home.

KDC also delivers a managed account service for people who need additional support
to use Direct Payments. The service takes responsibility for administering all of the
financial transactions whilst allowing the individual to exercise choice and control over
their care and support services.

Currently serving around 900 payroll customers and 500 managed accounts clients,
mainly based in Knowsley and Liverpool, we have an excellent reputation and have
recently achieved approved provider status within the local authority areas of
Rochdale, Cumbria and Hillingdon.

Job Purpose:
This new post has been created to increase the numbers of customers purchasing
payroll and managed accounts service across Merseyside and the North West and
developing our profile and market position further afield.

Key Result Areas:
 An increase in our market share in Liverpool is achieved and maintained
 The high take up rate in Knowsley is protected and preserved
 A secure client base is established in neighbouring local authority areas
 There is improved brand awareness across England and Wales
 An effective sales and marketing strategy is in place

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
 Promoting the services through direct engagement with local authority social
care teams, direct payments support service teams, and relevant agencies,
community services, groups and individuals
 Developing and maintaining working relationships with appropriate local
authority officers and health and social care personnel
 Representing the organisation and promoting its services at marketplace
events, meetings of community groups and other forums
 Completing questionnaires to secure approved provider status on local
authority frameworks
 Developing content for social care e-market place websites to promote and
advertise services direct to the public
 Monitoring contract and tender portals to identify appropriate opportunities
and contributing to the preparation of tender submissions
 Maintaining awareness of competitors and general market intelligence
 Working with the CEO to develop advertising and promotional materials,
including social marketing and web-based resources
 Arranging and performing sales presentations and representing the business
service effectively

Key Working Relationships: CEO, Your Payroll and Managed Accounts Service staff
teams and clients, local authority health and social care managers and staff, KDC staff
team, independent agencies and community groups.

Personal Specification
Essential requirements:
 An understanding of direct payments and personal budgets
 Background in sales and marketing
 Excellent interpersonal, influencing and networking skills
 Knowledge of the services we offer, the marketplace and competitors
 Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
 Proficient in the use of MS Office packages including PowerPoint
 Approachable with the ability to build rapport and develop working
relationships with individuals at all levels
 Ability to deliver presentations and promote services to service users, the
general public and front-line health and social care professionals
 Highly organised and able to manage a busy workload with minimal supervision
 Self-motivated and the ability to work on own initiative

Additional requirements:
 General awareness of employment and payroll legislation
 Knowledge of the statutory sector, including the role of health and social
services in the commissioning and delivery of services
 Developing and presenting business proposals
 Experience in completing tenders and funding bids
 Skilled in the use of social media marketing and promotion
 Ability to identify new opportunities and predict future trends

General requirements:
 A good understanding of disability-related issues and cultural differences and
be able to respond sensitively.
 A commitment to Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discriminatory Practices
 Prepared to become familiar with and adhere to all of the organisations Policies
and Procedures and to comply with Health and Safety requirements.
 Attendance at staff meetings, external events and other meetings as required.
 Any other duties considered necessary to further the aims of the organisation.

Travelling is an integral part of this role. Drivers must hold a full driving licence and
Class 1 Business Use Insurance. Non drivers must be able to arrange the necessary
travelling, giving consideration to the needs of the role and the incompatibility of
public transport.

June 2017
Kindly funded by the Steve Morgan Foundation

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