Get Involved

Hi there! Have you been looking for a way to occupy your spare time, engage with other locals, give back to the community or just feel useful? Come and volunteer with us at the Healthy Living Centre,  we’ve a range of opportunities and the most frequent of those are listed below.

Volunteers will be asked to fill in a simple form and to complete DBS checks, to ensure they are suitable for work with vulnerable adults and children. You will also be asked to complete some basic training which will give you new skills to add to your CV. In return out of pocket expenses and on the job supervision and support will be given.

Contact Sue Cooke, Operations Manager, on 0117 377 2252.

Volunteering Opportunities

  • Members of the Board of Directors

    The Board of Directors continually needs local people to become involved. Training and support will be offered, the time commitment will be a minimum of 3 hours per month, usually early evenings. The Board may from time to time need to recruit individuals with certain expertise, at other times we may need only general local knowledge. We welcome contact from anyone wishing to become involved.

    For more information on becoming a Board member contact Heather Williams, Chief Executive, on 0117 3772255 or Rose Manning, Chair of Board of Directors, 0117 377 2255, for general information about the Board of Directors and community involvement on the health park.

  • Walk Leaders and Walk Helpers

    We are always looking for friendly folk to help lead and assist our walks, which usually take place locally and regularly. If you are interested but haven’t been on one of our walks before, come along and see for yourself what’s involved. You can use the contact details above, or look for ‘One, Two and Three Heart Walks’ on our Services pages for more info. 

  • Healthy Lifestyle Volunteers

    This role involves assisting on our group trips out and activities, which are varied and all based around finding ways to life a healthy life, re-setting old habits into new ones and learning how to care for ourselves. It’s always good to have people on hand when moving as a group, and you’ll receive the appropriate training on how to assist and will be supervised by the service lead, so don’t be shy if you’ve not done this kind of thing before. You can find more information on our Healthy Living group in the ‘Services’ pages of this site, or use the contact details above. If you’ve not been to a group before, feel free to come along and see what the other volunteers get up to. 

Job Opportunities

Community Development Worker – Older People Project

Starting salary NJC Scale 6 point 20 £25, 991 pro rata

28hrs week – funded for 3 years

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 14th June

This is a new project in response to the impact covid 19 has had on older people and their community connections. The Community Development worker will work with partners across South Bristol to focus on supporting older people to reengage with their community; to ensure older people feel equal and valued as citizens; and that they are able to influence the things that matter to them. Building on the strengths and assets of the wider community we want older people to have accessible opportunities to be active, feel healthy, to learn, be included, have choice and to take risks.

We are looking for:

  • an enthusiastic self-starter.
  • an understanding of asset-based community development
  • experience of working with older people.
  • an effective communicator who can build positive relationships, and support people to people, and people to organisation connections.

The project is funded for three years and will be based within the small and supportive team at Knowle West Health Park but will have a reach across South Bristol, as well as opportunities for shared learning and development across a wider network of organisations delivering similar projects.

This post will be subject to a standard DBS check.

For further information and an application pack please email:

info@knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk

stating the full job title and where you saw the post advertised.

Please return completed application forms to info@knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk  

Closing date is 12 noon on Monday 14th June, and interviews will take place on Weds 23rd June.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

 

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