Job opportunities in social enterprise

Part time admistrator - Essex Social Enterprise Network

This part time role is hosted by Mind in West Essex on behalf of a partnership consistng of SEEE, Essex Alliance, Essex CC and 3rd sEctor Futures to support a new project funded by Barrow Cadbury to increase awareness and understanding of social enterprise, and to create a social enterprise network in Essex.

Purpose of the Job

The main objective of this post is to play a key role in the day to day administration, development and implementation of the Essex Alliance and the Essex Social Enterprise (ESEN) Bridge to Social Investment project

Roles and Responsibilities

• Be the first point of contact for people wanting to know more about the project

• Promote the benefits to other Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector organisations of engaging with the Alliance and the ESEN

• Organise and promote project activities and resources to social enterprises and voluntary and community organisations in Essex

• Manage the online platforms and social media used by the project - to include:

• Developing a sound understanding of the workings of the online platforms of the Alliance and the ESEN

• Supporting VCSE organisations and other stakeholders in the practicalities of getting involved in these platforms

• Acting as a conduit for information flow onto the platforms

• Eliciting content for the sites from VCSE organisations and also other stakeholders such as commissioners and local businesses

• Developing the social media presence of the Alliance and the ESEN

• Seeking and recommending improvements to the online presence as the work develops

• To Provide Administrative support to Managers and the steering groups of both the Essex Alliance and ESEN, contributing to good communication and smooth running of the projects • To collect and present data that can be used to inform the steering groups and funders

• To play a part in events held by the Essex Alliance and ESEN

• To adhere to Mind in West Essex policies and procedures

• Maintain strict confidentiality of all persons using any Mind in West Essex Service at all times and of all persons who are members of the Essex Alliance, The Bridge to Social Investment programme and ESEN

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The Feed - Norwich



We are looking for an Opportunities Officer to provide 1:1 coaching and mentoring for ex-offenders. You will be working for The Feed social enterprise as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme.

You will work with referral agencies to create demand for your service and you will need experience of coaching and mentoring adults. You will look for opportunities to support clients with searching for work and activities that will help them get closer to employment such as volunteering. You must be able to motivate and inspire.

You will be working alongside The Feed Academy's training programme and as part of the small team at The Feed.

This post is Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and is based at our new centre on Prince of Wales Road, Norwich but may require occasional travel to other parts of Norfolk and occassional evening or weekend work.


38h per week. Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 (Fixed term contract for one year)

Closing date.  25th September 2018

Interview Date: 5th October 2018

Applications can be posted to:- The Feed, 7 Upper Goat Lane, Norwich NR2 1EW or via email to:



 We are looking for an Volunteer Coordinator to recruit, develop and co-ordinate volunteers to operate across all services within the Pathways Norwich consortium. The Pathways consortium is a partnership between The Feed, St Martins, YMCA Norfolk, The Salvation Army, NHS City Reach Health Service, Shelter and Future Projects.

This Volunteer Coordinator post will be managed by The Feed but will be recruiting and managing volunteers across the partnership and will be based at the Pathways office on Upper Goat Lane.

22h per week. £10.24 per hour (Fixed term contract for two years)

Closing date.  23rd September 2018

Interview Date: 2nd October 2018


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Volunteer opportunity - YourOwn Place


Wonderful opportunity to become a Volunteer Tenancy Mentor- gain new skills, meet like-minded people and make a difference in your community.

Moving to independence is a really big step for any young person.  Even more so if you've been in care, don't have lots of support or are struggling on a low income. A mentor can help to bridge the gap and be someone to chat to confidentially about goals, aspirations and difficulties along the way.

If you would like to become a mentor …

We offer you

  • a fun and interactive two-day training course covering topics such as what mentoring is and isn't, listening and questioning skills, using an asset based approach, money skills exercises and child/vulnerable adult protection
  • a certificate, lots of on-going support, peer encouragement, further training and celebration events and the satisfaction of helping someone else.

We ask that you

  • will undertake a DBS check and short interview before we carefully match you to a mentee
  • preferably meet with your mentee weekly and no less than fortnightly. The early days are critical to building a relationship and making it work
  • remember the mentee is in charge of the relationship and decides what they want help with, they have the answers to their own issues they just need you to help them tease out the details or act as a sounding board
  • undertake a final questionnaire to help us evaluate our services.


Click here for FAQs about being a mentor and for more info about our work click here


We will be running one of our excellent training courses

  • 11th & 12th September in Lowestoft
  • 25th & 26th September in Ipswich
  • 10th & 11th October in Norwich
  • 30th & 31st October in Stowmarket
  • 20th & 21st November in Ipswich
  • 4th & 5th December in Norwich  


Apply to be a Volunteer Tenancy Mentor here.


Herts Independent Living (HILS)

HILS are looking to fill a variety of roles.  For more information visit here