JOIN OUR TEAM – AN ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES!
We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join our team of bank staff! We have several opportunities available, depending on your age, experience and qualifications.
Our opportunities range from gaining experience as a volunteer either with families or at playschemes or clubs; all the way to group leaders and family support assistants! There is so much scope for personal and professional development working with BDCPS, so do not hesitate – APPLY HERE TODAY!
The best way to begin! Start volunteering with BDCPS – we promise not only will you be giving something back, but you will be getting so much out of it too. From making friends, to learning new skills, this will help you stand out from the crowd when you apply for future university courses or other jobs. We have had many volunteers over the years, who have gone on to become teachers, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and so on! We take volunteers from the age of 13 and there is no upper age limit. Our oldest volunteer is over 70!
EARLY YEARS WORKER:
We are looking for experienced Early Years Workers to join our bank for Little Sweet Peas sessions. Little Sweet Peas is expanding. We need you!
Sessions take place at the following places – you do not have to do all, but if you are able to commit to at least one of the sessions this would be great!
1st Thurs of each month – 10 am -12 pm The Hub, Biggleswade
2nd Weds of each month – 12-2 pm Kingsbrook Children’s Centre, Bedford
3rd Weds of each month – 12-2 pm Astral Park Community Centre, Leighton Buzzard
4th Fri of each month – 11 am -1 pm The Salvation Army Elstow Road Outreach Centre, Bedford.
We created this opportunity as a way for 16+ year olds to be able earn some money. If you have had some volunteering experience and wish to continue to develop that experience even further whilst earning some money, this is perfect for you!
We are always in need of playworkers on our team! You will work closely with the children and young people to engage, motivate and stimulate them whilst they join in the activities. Most of the young people require at least a 1:1 ratio of child to staff member, so we really need you to be able to offer as many young people the chance to join.
Senior playworkers take on that next step of leadership, with full support from the group leader. If you have experience working with young people with disabilities and are keen to improve your skills further then this is the job for you.
Group leaders actively plan and coordinate their groups, activities and staff to ensure everyone is safe, happy and having a super time! If you have lots of experience managing people and enjoy planning fun and engaging activities, then a group leader role could be perfect for you!
GATEOPENER FAMILY SUPPORT:
The Gateopener Families Support Assistant is responsible for assisting in the delivery of the services that equip families to face the challenges ahead by the provision of support, information and advocacy services.