Charity to hold Recruitment and Volunteer Fair
Caudwell Children has announced that it is to hold a Recruitment and Volunteer Fair at its new state of the art HQ in Keele.
The charity will throw open the doors to the Caudwell International Children’s Centre, the UK’s first independent purpose-built facility dedicated to providing multi-disciplinary assessment, support and research of neurodevelopmental conditions, including autism, on Thursday 10th January 2019.
The new centre, located on Innovation Way, Keele Science & Innovation Park, ST5 5NT, will mark a new era for the charity as they continue to expand creating many opportunities for volunteers and job seekers.
The charity is regularly looking to recruit dedicated professionals and volunteers and has organised three time slots, throughout the day, for interested individuals to learn more about the vacancies on offer.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for people to ask the Caudwell Children team questions about the charity and see how they could make a difference to the children that we support,” said Karen Roberts HR Manager. “We have a number of permanent and volunteering roles that we’re looking to fill including full-time positions in our clinical team, where we’re seeking clinical psychologists, a specialist speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist.”
Volunteering opportunities are offered in the following roles: Short Breaks Assistant (various locations across Staffordshire), Administration, Family Services, Support Assistant, Receptionist, Fundraising, Events Support, Gardner, Activities Assistant, and Hospital Volunteer (region specific).
“For the clinical positions candidates will have the skills and qualifications needed to join our team but for those who are looking for a job in the Third Sector volunteering could be vital in kick-starting their career,” said Karen. “The sector is a large industry employing huge numbers of people, so for those wanting to forge a career with a charity one of the things that may help them to boost their CV is the chance to hone their skills through volunteering.”
Karen believes that in order to attract volunteers, who make a genuine contribution, you have to provide meaningful roles. She said: “We have to meet the expectations of each individual volunteer. For example it’s not enough to have someone who wants a career in Social Work packing envelopes and franking mail. The role has to be appropriate to their aspirations.
“By doing this volunteers will remain enthusiastic, safe in the knowledge that they’re gaining the skills that will help them to progress. The benefit to us, of course, is that they will make a real contribution to the organisation.”
Time slots will be available between 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm and 5pm-7pm.
“Although this is an informal event, which you can walk up to on the day, it’s advisable to pre-book a slot to ensure that you get the advice and information that you need to make an informed decision about applying to join the Caudwell Children team,” explained Karen.