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Jobs and Recruitment

We post details of staff and Trustee vacancies on this page for Credu in Powys.

Please check regularly for updates.

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New Opportunities to Join Our Team 

Administration Support

HOURS: 24 per week available (flexible)

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Until 31st March 2022

BASED AT: Llandrindod Wells Office

Job Advert

Job Description and Person Specification

Application Form

Deadline for applications is 9am on Tuesday 7th December, 2021 to hr@credu.cymru

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Volunteering Opportunities

 

Charity Shop Volunteers (unpaid)

Opportunities in Brecon & Machynlleth. To find out more email hr@credu.cymru or visit our friendly shops in

• Machynlleth (Maengywn Street opposite the Job Centre).

Brecon (High Street, by Lloyds Bank)

 

Trustee (voluntary/unpaid)

We are looking for people who care about Carers and Young Carers to join our Board of Trustees.

If you are interested please call Marie on 01597 823800 or email hr@credu.cymru

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Volunteering

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You can make a difference to Young and Adult Carers in a way that suits YOU! 

Download an expression of interest form here 

Whether you want to support Young / Adult Carers informally as part of your volunteering with another group or organisation or whether you want to become a volunteer with Credu, there are a huge range of exciting small and big ways you can do your bit to support Young and Adult Carers in your community! 

Examples of roles include: telephone support for Carers, helping out at groups, setting up homework clubs, staffing charity shops, writing in the Carers Chat magazine and much more. We are interested in getting to know YOU: your hobbies, your skills, your passions, your ideas and your life experiences. We believe that every person has a unique outlook and skill set that is valuable to others. We are committed to enabling you to flourish in the role we create together. 

Volunteer roles within the organisation are flexible, allowing you almost complete control over your own hours and workload. We value every second of your time, and you will not be pressured into doing more than you want. Whether you would prefer to provide personalised support or lead large groups, or if you simply want to invite guest speakers to your local group to raise awareness of Carers, Credu can give you any information / training / support to do so. 

"Supporting Carers as a volunteer for Credu isn’t always easy, but is always rewarding. I don’t feel I do very much, talking with or listening to the Carers I support, but I do feel an enormous sense of privilege at being the one that a Carer will choose to share their thoughts, feelings and challenges with. I admire the Carers I support greatly and if my Credu calls help them even just a little bit, then that’s reward enough for me.” – John Raftree, Credu Volunteer 

Credu is laying the groundwork to welcome new volunteers and aid them in their personal and professional journeys. The Wales Council for Voluntary Action has allocated 6 months of funding to Credu, enabling us to recruit, train and support more people to support Carers of all ages through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. We want people with their own skills and experience to find their individual foothold within the organisation, generating their own ideas and working within their own communities. Anyone with a plan and passion to see it through is welcomed with open arms and given and given full support and training. 

All sessions are free and Credu actively works to make them accessible for all. 

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We Want To...

Credu wants to be innovative in the way it recruits and engages with Volunteers.

Credu would like to create a culture within the organisation where Volunteers feel empowered, motivated and have purposeful roles.

Credu would like to reward Volunteers with training and reflection time for self-development

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Our Process 

 

  • Volunteers will be asked to fill out a Volunteer Application form which includes a one-page profile.

  • Volunteers working directly with children or vulnerable adults in a supervisory role will need to apply for a DBS check

  • References will be taken - one professional and one personal where possible.

  • Shop work will only require one referee.

  • Basic training may include;

- Initial safeguarding power point followed up by Safeguarding one-day training

-First aid at work

-E -learning data protection

-Manual handling

-Shop specific training

  • Volunteers' details will be stored on our database

  • Each Volunteer will be allocated a Point of Contact within the Credu Team

  • Volunteers will be invited to peer reflection sessions, team meetings and specific project meetings relevant to them.

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Our Goals

  • Volunteers feel empowered to bring their own strengths to Credu.

  • Volunteers feel connected and valued as part of the wider Credu team.

  • We recognise that each person has strengths and everyone has something to give.

  • We want to enable Volunteers to flourish and grow within our organisation.

Useful Links 

Download an expression of interest form here

WCVA website for resources

All Wales Volunteer site for advertising posts and searching for Volunteers

Tempo Time Credits to be used for Volunteer roles where appropriate

PAVO, Volunteer bureaus

Eden Project for courses /project ideas for community development

 

Donate

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Donate to Credu to support

Wrexham Conwy and Denbighshire Young Carers - Powys Young and Adult Carers - Gofalwyr Ceredigion Carers or a specific cause or project! Please get in touch and we can arrange this.

There are many ways in which you can make a donation.

  • You can organise a fundraising event, or take part in a sponsored activity.

  • You can make a one-off or a regular donation, or write a gift donation into your will.

  • You can request a donation in memory of a loved one, for example to mark an important anniversary or instead of funeral flowers.

We have a PayPal account, we can receive bank transfers of course, and can use JustGiving. Please contact the office for more details.

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Fundraising

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We’re on the lookout for pro-active Community Fundraisers throughout Powys to fundraise for Carers and Young Carers.

What is fundraising about?

Fundraising is not just about raising money: it also increases awareness of what we do at Credu.

  • Fundraising takes place in the local community.

  • Fundraising helps spread the word about our Carers support services.

  • Fundraising helps Credu to connect with the local community and encourages people to support our work.

  • Fundraising also helps engage with local organisations, clubs, businesses and schools.

What are the benefits of fundraising?

Well, obviously, we raise money and awareness of Credu as a charity. But for you as a fundraiser, there are also loads of benefits!

  • Fundraising is loads of fun. It can be done individually or in teams, so you get to choose what you prefer. You can get together with family and colleagues, or you can join a team and make new friends.

  • It’s rewarding to help others, and by fundraising you’ll be making a real difference for all the carers in your community.

  • You’ll get to be more involved in your community, and meet interesting, like-minded people.

  • You will pick up new skills and grow your confidence by working as part of a team.

  • Fundraisers get exclusive invites to Credu events!

How much time would I have to spend fundraising?

It’s entirely up to you!

  • You decide how much time you want to give, and how you want to fit it around other commitments.

  • Fundraising activities can be a one-off, or be carried out on an ongoing basis.

  • It’s easy to join.

  • You don’t need any previous fundraising experience.

  • You decide how you want to fundraise.

  • From coffee mornings to cake stalls, bucket collections and fun quiz nights, there is something for everyone

Fundraisers play an essential role by raising money and awareness in their local area, and helping champion Carers and Young Carers.

Help and support for your fundraising activities

We’re here to support you with your fundraising. Our local/regional fundraisers will be able to offer support, and can let you know about events that are happening in your local area, or any existing fundraising groups. For more information or if you’d like to start a fundraising group, you can contact us on: email: carers@credu.cymru. Phone: 01597 823800

Online Fundraising

 

Booking a short break or holiday? Making a few purchases on Amazon? Ordering ink cartridges? Ordering your first online Asda/Tesco delivery?

  • Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting FREE donations for Credu?

  • There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Expedia, Aviva, Debenhams, M & S, thetrainline, Sainsbury’s and 1000’s more retailers – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

  1. Head to easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/credu/ and join for free.

  2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

  3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Credu will be really grateful for your donations.

We’d love you to get involved so please get in touch if you have any of your own fundraising ideas on 01597 823800 or email carers@credu.cymru

Thank you for your support… it soon adds up!

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