Administrator needed

                                             Home-Start Meon Valley                                               

The Wickham Centre, Wickham, PO17 5AL

Leading family support voluntary organisation is seeking an

Experienced Administrator

17½ hrs per week – NJC SCP 14-17 (£16781- £17772) pro rata

Must be computer literate with good secretarial, communication, minute-taking, word processing, DTP, data base, organisational and administrative skills. Supporting a small friendly staff/trustee team it is essential to work accurately and efficiently to deadlines, observing confidentiality.

The ability to deal sensitively with the public and to liaise with statutory services is essential, as is a caring attitude towards young families. Book keeping knowledge, experience of working with volunteers and social networking experience an advantage.

Closing date for applications: 12.00 noon, 19th January 2018; CVs will not be accepted

For an application pack please phone 01329 835936 or email:

organiser@homestart-meonvalley.org.uk

 

Home-Start is committed to Equal Opportunities. Registered Charity No 1108953

 

 

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Christmas Party

We will be having a Christmas Party for our families and would be happy to see any of our volunteers as well. Many thanks to Pippa and Joe for doing the organising for this but if you can come along with or without your family it would be wonderful.

We will be having some drinks, snacks and games and the party will be finished off by a visit from Father Christmas.

Please let us know if you think you can come so that we have an idea of numbers for snacks. We will be sending out letters to families but please mention it as well when you visit.

The party will be on Wednesday 13th December, 10-12 at The Wickham Centre.

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Eastleigh Fusion Choir

Please support this concert. Some of the funds raised will be donated to Home-Start Meon Valley and it looks like being a lovely evening to get Christmas started.

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Christmas Cards

Don’t forget you can buy Home Start Christmas cards and help raise money for your favourite charity.

We have a few different designs, including one with free colouring pencils. They are all £2 a pack. We have them in the office and will also have them available at events and training leading up to Christmas.

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Another Christmas Tree Event

As well as the Christmas Tree event at St Barnabas Church in Swanmore, we will have a tree at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, West Meon, Doctors Lane, West Meon GU32 1LR. the tree will be going up on Friday 15th December and will be there until the New Year.

Please mention our trees to family and friends to help publicise our service.

 

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Christmas Tree Event

Barnaby’s coffee shop in Swanmore are having a charity day where they are donating some of their proceeds to Home-Start Meon Valley on Saturday 9th December.

Pop along and treat yourself to a coffee and cake and know that you are helping raise funds for us, and take all your friends.

At the same time pop next door to St Barnabas church where they are holding a Christmas Tree Festival weekend. Home-Start Meon valley will have a tree in the festival to help raise awareness so please help spread the news.

 

Barnaby’s is well signposted from the main road. Look out for our distinctive green sign. There is a small car park in front of the main door, and a larger free car park on the opposite side of Church Road.

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New Volunteers Needed

Do you know anyone that would like to start volunteering? Please pass on our information or tell your friends about this event.

We are looking for new volunteers to join our team in supporting local families. We are holding a new volunteer coffee morning/information session at Denmead Infant School on Thursday 30th November from 9am – 12pm. If you have 2-3 hours spare per week and would like to find out more about supporting a local family, please do pop along to say hello!
To find out more contact the office on 01329 835936 or email organiser@homestart-meonvalley.org.uk

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Autism Awareness

We have a speaker coming on Wednesday 6th December, 11-12 am to help us understand autism and start to look at ways of managing behaviour.

It will be an interesting and worthwhile hour, so please get in touch to book your place as soon as possible on 01329 835936 or by email – organiser@homestart-meonvalley.org.uk

The session is open to all volunteers and families but we are unable to run a creche for it.

 

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Volunteer Opportunity

We are running a preparation course for new volunteers in January and have some spaces left. If you would like to spend a few hours a week helping local families please get in touch. Our volunteers all find it really rewarding and our families appreciate the help and support they are given.
Maybe it could be your New Year’s Resolution!
Contact us for more details on 01329 835936 or email organiser@homestart-meonvalley.org.uk

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Christmas Cards

Come and visit our stall at the Swanmore Charity Christmas Card Sale! Your chance to purchase beautiful seasonal cards and help to support your local family support charity at the same time! Saturday 4th November 10am -12pm, The Paterson Centre, Church Road, Swanmore SO32 2PA

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