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Updated: Feb 22, 2023

The Social Action Hub have a number of paid and voluntary opportunities available.

Jump into the action and make a difference in your community!

For more information about these positions please call 01623 490498 or email


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About us

We are an amazing, unique, independent charity. We began in 1993, supporting young people affected by the pit closures. We are now a thriving community hub, offering a diverse range of services and projects that support our community. Everyone who visits us comments on how great we are at responding to community need, and above all commend our resilience and commitment to continuing our work in the most challenging of environments, politically, socially and economically.

We actively promote equal opportunity for all and encourage applications from a wide range of diverse candidates. We enable our team members to deliver their work to the best of their abilities and to live their values, we particularly welcome applications from diverse backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on people from Black, Asian minority ethnic backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community, and disabled people, who are significantly under-represented in the local workforce.

In addition, we particularly encourage applications from those with lived experience of childhood or adult poverty and hardship.

We aim to give every child, young person and vulnerable adult a voice for their concerns and the ability to access to help when they need it most. We understand that financial, economic, social, emotional and environmental concerns affect us all differently.

We approach our work without judgement or prejudice. We believe in the principle that we can all experience hardship, physical, mental and emotional conditions that may not be visible or apparent to others and we all have the right to access the support we need, when we need it, regardless of our race, religion, offending behaviour, age, sexual/gender orientation, or employment status/salary.

Additionally, the charity brings the struggles surrounding hardship, isolation and wellbeing to the forefront in Local Authority forums, national and regional partnerships, through raising awareness, education, and specialist training.

Find out more about the work we do by checking our Facebook Pages:




Post Title: Senior Youth/Play Worker – Team Leader

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced youth worker to set up new projects for young people in the Rainworth and Blidworth area alongside running existing children and young people’s provision. You will create and lead a programme of activities, delivering a number of interventions, including social action projects, detached/street based work, youth club session, 1:1 support, group sessions, residentials and the development of a Youth Board/Youth Voice.

The postholder will manage a small team of youth and play workers, overseeing a programme of youth provision that reflects the National Youth Work Curriculum, National Cultural Calendar and National Equality and Diversity campaigns, with the aim of engaging around 30 children young people aged 5 – 25, per session; Working face to face with young people as part of a team to improve young people’s relationships, enabling them to positively contribute to their community, setting and achieving meaningful goals that improve their life chances.

Salary/Grade: £12 – 14.50 per hour

£24, 960 - £30,160k FTE, per annum, (Pro-Rata)

Annual Leave entitlement – 5.6 weeks (Pro-Rata)

Hours: 1390 hours per year = Average 26.7hrs per week

Term Time delivery = 25 hours per week.; to include Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday Evenings.

Additional Days/Times to be agreed with the Manager in line with young people/service needs. It is expected that some of these hours are delivered on an evening or at weekends, due to the nature of engaging with school aged children. Flexibility is essential in order to meet the needs of young people.

School Holiday delivery = 35 hours: February (1wk), Easter (2wk), Summer (4wk), October (2wk) 9.00 – 4.00pm Monday – Friday

Job Description

Job Description-Senior Youth Worker- Youth Engagement & Incusion 2023
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Closing date: 3 March 2023


Post Title: Cook/Zero Waste Kitchen Co-ordinator

Salary/Grade: £12 – 14.50 per hour

£24, 960 - £30,160k FTE, per annum, (Pro-Rata)

Annual Leave entitlement – Statutory 5.6 weeks (pro rata = 67.2 hours, including bank holidays)

Hours: . Sessional delivery. 12 hours per week

Term Time:

· 2 hours Tuesday evenings working with young people to prepare and cook their own meals

· 5 hours preparing and serving food for a ‘Chatty Café’ Social Eating event aimed at adults experiencing loneliness or isolation each week

· 5 hours administration time each week to complete menu plans, food ordering, social media updates, cleaning schedules and food hygiene records.

School Holidays:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10.30 – 1.30 preparing and serving food for children aged 5 -12 during playscheme. February (1wk), Easter (2wk), Summer (4wk), October (2wk)

Additional Days/Times to be agreed with the Manager in line with young people/service needs.

This is a unique opportunity for a qualified and experienced Cook/Chef to set up new food projects and services for young people and vulnerable adults in the Rainworth and Blidworth area alongside our existing charity provision. New projects are focused on tackling loneliness and isolation, preventing food waste and enhancing cooking skills of people living in the local community.

Projects include:

· Cooking with young people aged 13-19 years

· Providing free meals to up to 30 eligible children during school holidays

· Providing a weekly Social Eating experience called ‘The Chatty Café’ providing meals to up to 15 vulnerable adults

· Plan and deliver cooking workshops that address the needs and current concerns of local people affected by the rising cost of living crisis.

The postholder will prepare, cook and plate meals. The successful candidate will oversee a small team of volunteers/staff to deliver projects and services that aim to reduce food poverty and food waste. The Zero Waste Kitchen programme embraces National School Food Standards, Food Poverty and Cost of Living Crisis campaigns with the aim of providing meals to around 30 people, per week using surplus food sourced from Fareshare and local stores; Working face to face with young people as part of a team to improve young people’s cooking skills and nutrition that improve their life chances.

Job Description

Zero Waste Kitchen Co-ordinator & Cook
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Closing date: 3 March 2023




Do you have a couple of hours a week available to support your local community?



  • Free Social Supermarket basket per week, equivalent to £25 worth of shopping supplies

  • Free DBS and accredited training to support your role

  • Feel good factor - making a difference in your community, supporting vulnerable people, helping to protect the environment

  • Flexible hours to suit you

  • Travel & Mileage costs re-imbursed

  • Access to social team activities such as meals out, day trips, bowling, cinema trips

  • Work experience and work skills to enhance career building

  • Small, motivated, friendly team

  • Caring and supportive work environment

  • Opportunities and support to run your own social action activity e.g litter picks, fundraisers, awareness campaigns, starting a friendship group or book club


  • Team Foodshare Volunteer


- Collecting donated food from local stores. You will need access to a car and be able to carry bags or trays of food from the store to your car.

- Delivering emergency food parcels to vulnerable adults and families

- Carryout befriending/welfare visits and phone calls to vulnerable adults and families

  • Social Supermarket Volunteer


- Helping organising stock when deliveries arrive

- Supporting and advising customers with their shopping

- Packing bags for shoppers

- Handling cash and using the til

- Stocking shelves

  • Playworker Volunteer


- Engaging with children in a playwork environment

- Supporting play activities e.g Arts and Craft, Team Games

- Keeping children safe

- Supporting a variety of play activities including natural and adventure-based play.

  • Chatty Café Volunteer


- Helping to prepare, cook and plate food

- Handling cash and using the til

- Keeping café areas clean and tidy

- Chatting to customers

- Befriending customers



We are looking for Trustees to fulfil all legal duties and responsibilities: ensuring good governance and financial health

Position: Trustee

Salary: The role of trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, although reasonable expenses are reimbursed.

Hours: Minimum of 10 days per year

Contract: One-year term

Benefits: Expenses covered & 1 Free Social Supermarket Basket of daily suppliers per week worth £25

About the Role:

The main role of the Board is to determine the charity’s mission and purpose and guard the charity’s ethos and values.

Key responsibilities:

• Act as an ambassador for the charity

• Have a collective responsibility to help shape the strategic direction and provide leadership

• To ensure they’re informed and confident to establish sound, effective open, and supportive relationships.

• Ensure the charity operates within its charitable objectives

• Supporting fundraising

• Promoting clinical excellence and research-based practice

About You

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be able to work independently and be able to organise your own time. You will have, or we will help you to develop:

• An understanding of a Trustee Board and the charity sector

• Strategic vision, time, and commitment

• Ability to help build and strengthen collaborative partnerships

• Passionate and a strong team player

• Understanding of legal duties, responsibilities, and liabilities of trusteeship

• A strong personal commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

• Schools/education and/or experience working in a charity

• Children & vulnerable adult services/mental health services and knowledge of current legislation in this field

• Knowledge of the concerns of the local community

We are specifically seeking residents of Rainworth and Blidworth as all of our Co-opted positions are filled.

The Social Action Hub Constitution Signed copy
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